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Why were Weight Watchers and uranium mining stocks up today?

Kai Ryssdal Dec 22, 2016
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 Oprah Winfrey speaks onstage at Hearst MagFront 2016 at Hearst Tower on Oct. 25 in New York City. Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Hearst

Why were Weight Watchers and uranium mining stocks up today?

Kai Ryssdal Dec 22, 2016
 Oprah Winfrey speaks onstage at Hearst MagFront 2016 at Hearst Tower on Oct. 25 in New York City. Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Hearst
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Today, we have a tale of two stock ticker symbols.

WTW: The shares for Weight Watchers International are up 5.3 percent today because company spokesperson and investor Oprah Winfrey revealed in a new ad this morning that she’s lost 40 pounds.

URRE: The shares for the Uranium Resources Incorporated, a uranium mining company, ended the day 31 percent higher. It’s a penny stock, so take that into account, but still. The proximate cause of the spike — and the chart it corresponds to the minute — was this tweet from Donald Trump:

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