Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre

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US Postal Workers Despise Their Jobs

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) paid Gallup to poll the work attitudes of its employees. Those attitudes were nothing short of abysmal. The USPS paid $1.8 million for the research, ...
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Why Frederick’s of Hollywood Was Smart to Close Stores

Just a year ago, the Frederick's of Hollywood lingerie retail operation closed virtually all its stores as it entered Chapter 11. As a part of the process, it sold its inventory ...
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Downtown Los Angeles

Los Angeles Is Most Polluted City in America

A great deal of media coverage on air pollution covers the largest cities in China and India. Air pollution is not as bad in any U.S. cities as it is ...
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Apple’s Forgotten iPod

The Apple iPod no longer has importance to the consumer electronics company. It has no line item of its own in the revenue analysis of Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) quarterly ...
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No One Wants the Fiat 500

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) can barely sell the Fiat 500 family of cars. Based on "days to turn" and horrible ratings, signs point to these as permanent products, at ...
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Fresno Is US City Hardest Hit by Extreme Poverty

Among the cities hardest hit by extreme poverty, Fresno is in first place, according to a recent 24/7 Wall St. article titled "11 Cities Hit Hardest by Extreme Poverty." These ...
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Buffett and Obama

Obama’s First 2,644 Days In Office

April 30 is the final White House Correspondent's Dinner. 2016 will be filled with "lasts" and will be the first 20 days of January 2017, until he hands the helm ...
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America’s 20 Hottest Real Estate Markets

Once a month, publishes a list of the "20 Hottest Real Estate Market" . The only thing many have in common is that there are in California--50% of the ...
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Why the NRA Offers a $600 Life Membership

The NRA has made an offer it hopes its members, or people who might become members, will find irresistible. Why? A business school professor in marketing could conjure up a ...
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St. Louis, Missouri

Dome House In St. Louis For $398,000

Owners of odd houses frequently can't find buyers. A home, made in a dome, which sits in St. Louis, built in 1977, has been off and on the market since ...
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12 Things Not to Do If You Win the $348 Million Lottery

Has winning the lottery become the new American Dream? It seems that the opportunity to become an instant millionaire is just far more enticing, and maybe even more imaginable, than ...
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NFL Wins Best Sports League Award

Despite news about the terrible harm of concussions and the cheating of major players like the New England Patriot's Tom Brady, NFL games are among the most widely watched among ...
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Subaru Sales So Strong Dealers Run Out of Cars

Subaru is an unlikely company to have the hottest selling cars in America. It does by far. Perhaps some of it is the extremely positive reviews from car research studies. ...
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Weather Channel Rated Best News Source

In a new Harris research piece titled "EquiTrend Study," the Weather Channel won in the category of best TV News. That means it beat out traditional programming from networks from ...
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Caterpillar Is Best Performing Dow Stock of 2016, Up 14%

Old companies have led the Dow Jones Industrial Average higher in 2016. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is up 14.4% to $77.72. Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) is up 13.4% to ...
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