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The Tech Solutions Buyers Barely Know They Expect From New Homes

To Wall Street and many home builders, their business is moving units, turning inventory, generating margins of return on invested capital. To a strong, deep, and seemingly enduring stream of buyers, those teeming transactions are something else: home, livability, well-being, a place to prosper.

New home buyers are ante-ing up in droves to solve a three-part life riddle right now. Pandemic, economic, social, and political turmoil continue to wreak unrelenting havoc on the zeitgeist, spread fear, and dim the horizon. The problem buyers are so keen to solve draws off three classic coordinates: Price. Product. Location. Maybe or maybe not in that order. New home builders, as it turns out, do price, product, and location like it’s nobody else’s business. It’s their stock and trade, and they’re doing it at capacity and velocity levels they’ve hardly even tried to achieve in 15 years.

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Markets are expected to be choppy, but dip buyers could be looking at tech favorites in week ahead

  • Stocks could continue to be volatile, but investors are likely to try to buy the dip in some favorite tech names.
  • Investors are also increasingly looking to the November election and worry there could be an uncertain outcome.
  • Fed Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin appear before Congress to report on coronavirus aid.

a man standing in front of a building: A pedestrian wearing a face mask looks at a smartphone while passing in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, on Monday, July 20, 2020.

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A pedestrian wearing a face mask looks at a smartphone while passing in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, on Monday, July 20, 2020.

After another week of losses, tech could be at the heart of a tug of war as dip buyers look for bargains in some of their favorite names and others see the group as still too frothy.


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In the past week, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq were both down about 0.6%, the third losing week. It was the S&P 500’s

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AT&T reportedly selling Xandr: Walmart, Singtel could be buyers

  • AT&T is reportedly exploring a sale of its advertising tech unit Xandr, two years after creating the unit in a big bet to change how TV advertising is bought, sold, and measured.
  • The sale talk comes as AT&T is also reportedly looking to spin off pay-TV service DirecTV.
  • Possible acquirers for Xandr include telecom giant Singtel, Walmart and private-equity firms, according to experts.
  • One challenge with selling Xandr could be unwinding its programmatic operation from WarnerMedia’s assets.
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AT&T’s ambitions to become an advertising powerhouse may have hit a wall.

AT&T made a big bet on using data and media properties to target and measure ads, scooping up media giant Time Warner and later, AppNexus, for about $1.6 billion. It created an ad unit called Xandr to change how TV advertising is sold for WarnerMedia and beyond.

But Xandr hit snags, with leadership changes

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