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Feb. 3, 2019, 7:38 a.m. EST

Weekend roundup: Facebook ‘comeback of 2019’ | Kevin O’Leary and your debt | AMD’s bright and sunny outlook

Also, an enthusiastic look at trade with China from Boeing’s CEO and a very surprising jobs report.

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By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch


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Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg discusses the company’s performance during a Bloomberg Television interview on Jan. 30.

MarketWatch rounds up 10 of its most interesting topics over the past week.

1. Facebook shows ‘em

Shares of Facebook /zigman2/quotes/205064656/composite FB +1.06%  soared 27% in January, following a 26% decline amid a continual flow of negative headlines during 2018. The company put up impressive numbers for the fourth quarter. Here’s a sampling of MarketWatch coverage:

• Facebook reports record profit, stock surges 12% after earnings

• Facebook worth $45 billion more after earnings set it up to be potential ‘comeback story of 2019’

• Facebook had a bad year? Not judging by its bottom line

• Facebook faces more privacy questions, even as it announces record profit

• Tim Mullaney says buy Facebook and Tesla stock for the long haul

2. Kevin O’Leary says get out of debt by 45

Thought-provoking financial advice from “Shark Tank” star Kevin O’Leary.

Related: This guy spends more than $9,000 a month after fixed costs — here’s how he’ll start to cut back

3. Another reversal: AMD

Advanced Micro Devices /zigman2/quotes/208144392/composite AMD -0.43% jumped 32% in January, following a 40% fourth-quarter decline. Investors showed their confidence in the chip maker’s enthusiastic outlook for 2019.

Read on: AMD has won Wall Street’s trust, and its stock is showing the results

4. The Federal Reserve changes direction

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said the economic case for higher interest rates had “weakened,” a message that helped stocks rally on Jan. 30.

/zigman2/quotes/205064656/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 190.14
+2.00 +1.06%
Volume: 10.47M
Sept. 19, 2019 4:00p
P/E Ratio
32.22
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$542.46 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.57M
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/zigman2/quotes/208144392/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 30.29
-0.13 -0.43%
Volume: 41.93M
Sept. 19, 2019 4:00p
P/E Ratio
171.91
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$32.88 billion
Rev. per Employee
$641,089
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