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  1. Roku Inc. investors jittery about the company’s financial expectations for the year should see the silver lining in that cloudy forecast: The story Roku has been selling investors remains intact and is headed for a major milestone.
  2. Roku Inc. disclosed its most profitable quarter yet in an earnings report Wednesday, but Chief Executive Anthony Wood revealed in an interview that memory shortages cut into its earnings, a fact that could have been a factor in a disappointing forecast.
  3. Computers aren’t to blame for dizzying market swings, writes Mark Hulbert.
  4. Alternatives to conventionally raised and processed meat — whose water and land use and the controversy around their drug-boosted growth has some consumers rethinking their food sources — and plant-based protein are positioned to grab nearly one-third of the global protein market in the next few decades.
  5. Investing in a business should be treated like a business, writes Jason Thomas.
  6. Toys “R” Us Inc. plans to close another 200 stores and lay off a significant portion of its corporate staff following a disappointing holiday sales season, according to people familiar with the matter.
  7. President Donald Trump met with students and parents of school-shooting victims Wednesday at the White House, holding a page of notes that included a reminder to tell participants “I hear you.”
  8. Roku Inc. shares dropped nearly 20% in late trading Wednesday after beating Wall Street expectations with its fourth-quarter earnings report and issuing a forecast that didn’t blow away investors who had sent shares soaring.
  9. A top Ford Motor Co. executive has been fired following misconduct allegations, the latest high-ranking leader to be shown the door amid broader scrutiny of workplace behavior in corporate America.
  10. President Donald Trump said his administration would be “very strong” on background checks for gun buyers as he heard emotional testimony from survivors of mass shootings at the White House.