Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre


Microsoft Is Worst Dow Stock of Year

Poor earnings have hurt Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) so badly that its share price drop is the largest among the 30 Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks so far this year. ...
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TurboTax Free for 60 Million Americans?

Desperate problems call for desperate measures. TurboTax, buffeted by a violently negative reaction to a large price increase for one of its most popular pieces of software, is offering the basic ...
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Houston Ship Channel

Increasing Demand for Refined Products Will Increase Oil Prices

By Dan Steffens for In last week's article I posted a chart from the International Energy Agency's recent Oil Market Report that shows global demand for refined products catching ...
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Lies and Deception in Ukraine’s Energy Sector

By Robert Bensh for The Ukrainian government has repeatedly claimed it is doing its best to improve the oil and gas investment climate, but official statements are the opposite ...
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Oil Tanker

Oil Prices Changing the Face of Global Geopolitics

By Andrew Topf for In a documentary that aired recently on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's popular The Fifth Estate program, an allegory of Vladimir Putin was presented. The wily ...
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Crushing the US Energy Export Dream

By Arthur E. Berman for Exporting crude oil and natural gas from the United States are among the dumbest energy ideas of all time. Exporting gas is dumb. Exporting ...
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Can IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Survive?

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) board Presiding Director Michael Eskew and his fellow directors have a difficult decision ahead of them. Should they keep CEO Ginni Rometty for another year, or ...
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Oil spill

Oil Price Collapse Hurting Some More Than Others

By Nick Cunningham of U.S. oil and gas rig counts dropped to their lowest level in over four years, falling by an additional 74 units for the week ending ...
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What to Look for When Buying Super Bowl Tickets and Other Super Bowl Events

Plenty of excitement has built around this year’s Super Bowl in Arizona. The big game’s tickets have already topped the $4,000 average two weeks out and the price has been ...
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Amazon to Use Wind Power for Data Centers Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has joined the green movement adopted by tech companies that have turned to solar, sun, wind and geothermal energy to power their server farms and offices. ...
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Toyota U S A Headquarters exteriors, Torrance, Ca.

Toyota Expects Slump in 2015 Sales

Car industry sales have recovered from the recession in almost every large market around the world. However, Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM) has trimmed its sales expectations for its next ...
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T-Mobile’s Ugly Future

Deutsche Telekom's chief executive, Timotheus Höttges, has a dim view of T-Mobile USA Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS), a company his company controls. No wonder, T-Mobile lost $94 million on revenue of ...
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Facebook Boosts Global Economy by $227 Billion

Facebook Inc.'s (NASDAQ: FB) management claims that in 2014 the social network had a positive global impact of $227 billion and triggered job growth of 4.5 million. The data come ...
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IMF Cuts Global Growth Outlook

As the world's rich and powerful gather at Davos, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had a message for them and other world leaders. The agency followed the World Bank's decision ...
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Moving Into Safe-Yield Stocks During Dangerous Markets

As the major indexes swing wildly up and down, a few stocks are not only safe havens, but also have high sustainable dividends and chances to rise in better markets. ...
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