Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre

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YouTube Tops List Of Largest Video Sites

In a world in which internet companies have stated that video rental and video advertising models are critical their futures, there is Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) YouTube and then there is ...
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LinkedIn Passes 300 Million Members

LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE: LNKD) said Friday its global subscriber base passed 300 million. That is less than a third of Facebook's (NASDAQ: FB). However, many investors believe that LinkedIn's professional members ...
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Chevy Continues To Offer Huge Discounts On Pickups

The nation's second-best selling vehicle is on sale for an extraordinary $8,162 below its sticker price. The discount shows just how desperate General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) has become in ...
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Gas Prices Continue To Surge, Reach $4 In Some Cities

Gas prices continue to move sharply higher as the Memorial Day driving seasons approaches. Nationwide, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas has reached $3.667. A month ...
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Would Amazon Buy Sears?

Every time the M&A market heats up, the number of preposterous ideas for business combinations rises. The market is once again afloat with cheap capital and a number of tech ...
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The Most Expensive House in Detroit

In a city where the government recently decided to sell homes for as little as $1,000, there is only a single house for sale for more than $1 million. Its ...
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An Increase in Minimum Wage Could Cost Business $15 Billion

The Congressional Budget Office released a report that claims that an increase in the national minimum wage to $10.10 will cost American businesses $15 billion in 2017. The debate about ...
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Americans See Real Estate as Best Long-Term Investment

In another sign that the housing crisis has ended and that home sales and home prices have recovered, people view real estate as the best long-term investment they can have. ...
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Sony PlayStation 4 Sales Top 7 Million

Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE), desperate for any success to help turn around its faltering prospects, announced some good news. Sales of its PlayStation 4 (PS4) have topped 7 million. It ...
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GM Car Sales Surge in Europe

Whatever recall and sales growth problems General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) may have in the United States, its money-losing European operations have finally started to turn around. Red ink in ...
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Gas Prices Rise Again, Move Closer to $4

In what has become almost a daily pattern, gasoline prices have risen again, reaching $3.653 as the average price for a gallon of regular nationwide. The comparable price for premium ...
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Tesla Shares Down 17% in Past Month

Maybe it is the competition from several electric cars launched or announced in the past few months, or maybe it is a valuation that is a remarkably large multiple of earnings ...
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Ronald McDonald Replaced by Farmer Dirk

Ronald McDonald, a spokesman for McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD), has been mothballed. He began to make appearances for the fast-food giant in 1963. Although the company claims he still exists ...
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Over Half of Americans Think Taxes Too High

In the midst of a period when the U.S. government is cutting expenses and looking for more revenue to close the budget gap and slow the ballooning of the national ...
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Detroit Sells Homes for $1,000

Detroit has started to auction homes for as little as $1,000 each. Its Building Detroit website launched Monday with 15 homes and a series of rules buyers must follow once ...
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