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Snap Inc.'s stock whipsawed Tuesday in after-hours trading after the company reported positive earnings but offered weaker-than-expected revenue growth estimates for the next quarter.

The big picture: The company beat analyst expectations by adding 7 million daily active users, including 5 million users overseas. Snapchat struggled to add users internationally last year prior to its Android redesign.

Details: The company's user base grew for the third straight quarter to 210 million daily active users. This is a big comeback from 2018, when the company's user growth stalled for a period of time.

By the numbers, via CNBC:

  • Loss per share: $0.04 vs. $0.05 forecast by Refinitiv.
  • Revenue: $446 million vs. $435.1 million forecast by Refinitiv.
  • Global daily active users: 210 million vs. 207 million forecast by FactSet.
  • Average revenue per user: $2.12 vs. $2.10 forecast by FactSet.

Between the lines: Investors were bullish ahead of earnings. The company's stock jumped about 8% Monday ahead of earnings off of a few bullish forecasts from Wall Street. Snapchat's stock has been up 150% over the past year.

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Why it matters: The DOT could effectively become the new Commerce Department, as infrastructure spending, smart cities construction and the rollout of drone-delivery programs take on increasing economic weight.

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Biden turns to experienced hands for White House economic team

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Joe Biden plans to announce Cecilia Rouse and Brian Deese as part of his economic team and Neera Tanden to head the Office of Management and Budget, sources tell Axios.

Why it matters: These are experienced hands. Unveiling a diverse group of advisers also may draw attention away from a selection of Deese to run the National Economic Council. Some progressives have criticized his work at BlackRock, the world's largest asset management firm.

Biden taps former Obama communications director for press secretary

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Jen Psaki, who previously served as Obama's communications director, will serve as President-elect Joe Biden's press secretary, the transition team announced Sunday.

The big picture: All of the top aides in Biden's communication staff will be women, per the Washington Post, which first reported Psaki's appointment.