Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre

Niger by the Numbers: Its Population and Economy

Most Americans know little or nothing about Niger, the country where four U.S. soldiers were killed in an ambush. It is a small country based on population and one of ...
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Apple’s Market Cap Lead Over Alphabet Tops $100 Billion

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has boasted the largest market cap among all public companies for years. Its value currently stands at $807 billion. During the course of 2017, it has ...
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Who Is Shopping for Super Bowl Tickets?

While it's only Week 7, it’s not too early for some fans to be looking ahead to February, which is when the 52nd Super Bowl will take place in Minnesota. ...
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Target’s Serial Failures a Sign of Things to Come?

Target Corp.'s (NYSE: TGT) board chair and chief executive, Brian Cornell, for some reason believes that because his company has opened a new store in New York's Herald Square, and ...
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Fiat 500 Listed as One of Consumer Reports Least Reliable Cars

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Inc.'s (NYSE: FCAU) efforts to keep a toehold for Fiat in the United States have been a failure so far, with its low and falling sales. The ...
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Volvo Effort to Take on US Market Undermined by Poor Score for XC90

Volvo has had a great deal of trouble with the U.S. market, where its sales have been poor in recent years. Its comeback strategy in the world's second-largest car market ...
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Cadillac Crushed by Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports issued its 2017 Car Brand Reliability Study. Of the 27 brands covered, Cadillac finished dead last, a blow to the troubled General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) luxury brand. The ...
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5 Most Important Things in Business Today

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) may cut a deal with luxury retailer Lord & Taylor to add its e-commerce website to ...
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Blue Apron CEO Salzberg Needs to Be Fired

The most recent sign that recent IPO Blue Apron Holdings Inc. (NYSE: APRN) is in deep trouble is that the company announced it will lay off employees. It has only ...
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Hackers Ramp Up Efforts Against Schools

Hackers have increased their efforts to get into databases and email of schools and other educational organizations, according to the Department of Education. The online thieves have begun attempts to ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Long-time American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) CEO Kenneth Chenault will step down. He leaves a mixed record as the company has been troubled by the success of other credit cards ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Roy Price, the head of Amazon Studios, a division of Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), who was accused of sexual harassment, has quit. He had been put on leave, and his ability ...
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Online Shopping to Dominate Holiday Season

At some point, e-commerce could pass brick-and-mortar shopping as the dominant force in holiday shopping. According to one new study, that will happen this year. A new study from consulting ...
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As Nordstrom Drops Going Private, JC Penney Value Craters

Wall Street has started to make final bets on which retailers will survive the holiday season intact. Yesterday, as a major Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) board member left, its ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) will spend as much as $8 billion on content next year, according to The New York Times. Retailer Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN) said it has suspended ...
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