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QVC-HSN Merger, Nvidia AI Deal, Blue Apron IPO, and Tesla's Rough Week

  • (1:00) - QVC to Merge With Rival HSN
  • (3:35) - Nvidia and Baidu Partner Up
  • (5:30) - Blue Apron IPO
  • (8:00) - The "Kit" Economy
  • (12:30) - Telsa's Stock Takes A Rare Down Turn
  • (17:30) - Episode Roundup:

On today’s episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week’s biggest stories, including the massive home shopping network merger, Nvidia’s latest AI partnership, Blue Apron’s sluggish IPO, and Tesla’s rare downturn.

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For this week’s first story, the hosts chatted about the impending merger between Liberty Interactive QVCA—the owner of TV shopping network QVC—and Home Shopping Network HSNI. Liberty Interactive is already a minority owner of HSN, but the two companies will now fully merge in an effort to combat the increased pressure from Amazon AMZN.

Go here for all the details: QVC to Merge with Home Shopping Network: Will Amazon React?

Maddy and Ryan also discussed Nvidia NVDA, one of Wall Street’s most popular stocks, and the company’s new partnership with Chinese internet giant Baidu BIDU. The two companies will work together on a plethora of new artificial intelligence projects, underscoring the importance of the emerging AI market.

For more on what Nvidia is doing right now, check out: Why Did Nvidia Corporation Stock Jump Today?

Next up was the initial public offering of meal-kit delivery company Blue Apron APRN. The hosts took some time to talk about the “kit economy” and Blue Apron’s business model. Nevertheless, it’s been a rough first week of trading for the company, and shares have already dipped below their IPO levels.

Get the full story here: Blue Apron IPOs at Low End of Price Range: Should You Invest?

Finally, the featured story of the week was Tesla’s TSLA recent downturn. After hitting an all-time high in late-June, the stock quickly plummeted more than 15%, marking a rare down period for this perpetually soaring company.

After missing vehicle delivery estimates and losing safety credibility, Tesla has lost some of its steam. Should investors be worried?

Read more: Tesla Shares Slide Again, Should You Buy The Dip?

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