DOJ Google suit takes Alphabet from ‘buy to strong buy’

CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Tuesday that Alphabet would go from a “buy to a strong buy” if the government’s antitrust lawsuit against its Google unit were to lead to a break up.

“I just think it’s another ‘loser case’ by the government. And by the way, the sum of the parts is worth far more than $1,500,” Cramer said on “Squawk Box.”

The “Mad Money” host said he believes the Department of Justice is likely to struggle to prove its case that Google abused its market power in its search and advertising business.

Cramer said Alphabet shareholders would be winners if the government were to force Google’s parent to split up.

“I’ve been saying over and over again, they ought to break this company up and bring out value. It’s the DOJ taking it from buy to strong buy,” he said.  “Ultimately, Google, if they break it up, then you

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Apple iPhone Lead Times Expected to Rise on Strong Demand

Apple’s  (AAPL) – Get Report iPhone lead times — the time between a customer order and delivery to the customer — should rise, an indication of strong demand for the handsets, J.P. Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee said in a report.

“The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro were launched Oct. 13 and have been available for pre-order since Oct 16. Delivery-at-home/in-store pickup is to begin as early as Oct. 23,” he wrote.

“We see lead times tracking on average at about 13 to 24 days for iPhones 12/12 Pro, with lead times for the 12 Pro materially higher than the 12.”

The analyst added that the “early lead times are quite similar to what we saw with the SE launch. [And] positive demand drivers should lead to expansion of lead times heading into week two of ordering based on the precedent set from the SE launch earlier this year.”

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Mayor Craig Morgan: City maintains strong sports programming through uncertain times – Opinion – Austin American-Statesman

The best games in sports come from unexpected moments. Extra innings, half-court shots and interceptions are the stuff of legend. “It ain’t over ’til it’s over,” goes the saying attributed to Yankees legend Yogi Berra. Well, 2020 has been nothing if unexpected, and it has certainly kept us on our toes when it comes to our Sports Capital of Texas efforts. Due to Round Rock’s preparation and determination, we have stayed in the game and expect to see our sports tourism program recover stronger than ever.

Sports tourism has been a winner for the city of Round Rock for over a decade. From Dell Diamond to the Round Rock Sports Center and Round Rock Multipurpose Complex, we are home to world-class athletic facilities that host national tournaments and provide amazing venues for our hometown athletes.

Tourism is an important piece of our diversified economy. Total direct travel spending in Round

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