Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre

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US, Singapore and Switzerland Are World’s Most Competitive Economies

The World Economic Forum's new Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017 looked at 138 nations, and it put the United States, Singapore and Switzerland at the top. The organization announced: This year’s edition ...
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Aetna to Give Away iPhones

Health insurance giant Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) will start to give away Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch as part of an experiment. However, the products will ...
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Americans Warm to Self-Driving Cars

One thing that companies developing self-driving, or autonomous, cars face is that Americans love the experience of driving themselves. Why buy a car you love and let it be driven ...
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Do Engaged Employees Create Higher Profits?

Gallup has a novel concept, based on metadata research. Employees who are more engaged (which is not entirely well defined) at the workplace help companies create higher profits. In a ...
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IBM Watch: Day 5

More important news from International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), in this case from Geneva. IBM is one of the oldest and most storied companies in America. Despite recent troubles, it ...
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Cash Sales of Homes Highest in New York State

CoreLogic keeps data on cash sales as a percentage of all home sales. In June, the number was an extraordinary 29.3% nationwide. Some states have numbers much higher than that. ...
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Wells Fargo Short Interest Rises Over 11 Million Shares

Shares sold short in Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) rose 10.8 million to 34.2 million, an increase of 46% for the period that ended September 15. Wells Fargo is embroiled ...
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Tesla Short Interest Rises 1.7 Million Shares

Shares sold short in Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) rose by 1.7 million to 27.9 million for the period that ended September 15. The number is a very high 25% of ...
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Apple Short Interest Jumps 13 Million Shares, Largest Rise on Nasdaq

Among all stocks traded on the Nasdaq, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) had the largest increase in the number of shares sold short, up 13.1 billion shares to 60.1 billion in ...
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Twitter Short Interest Jumps Over 4 Million Shares

Sellers who have shorted Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) shares likely got slammed recently on rumors about a buyout from Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS), Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) and Microsoft Corp. ...
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Air Pollution Kills 6 Million — WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that air pollution killed 6.5 million people in 2012. The problem cannot be solved because of the sources of the pollution, although the WHO ...
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Ford Shares Down 13% This Year

Ford Motor Co.'s (NYSE: F) shares are down 13% this year and show no sign they will recover. The company runs in second place in sales in the United States, ...
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Netflix Shares Down 16% This Year as Growth Slows

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) shares are not acting like those of a growth stock. They are off 16% this year, compared to a 6% increase in the Nasdaq. Competition and ...
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Salesforce.com Stock Could Drop 25% on Twitter Buyout

Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) may or may not be for sale. Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) may or may not be the buyer. If Salesforce does make an offer for Twitter ...
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Buying a Galaxy Note 5 Instead of Note 7

As Samsung tries to recover from the Galaxy Note 7 battery fire recall, some consumers may want to consider the Galaxy Note 5. Released in mid-2015, it remains a highly ...
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