Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre

“Beauty and The Beast” Still Holds Top 2017 Box Office Record

Despite the release of blockbuster and potential blockbuster films "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", "Wonder Woman", "The Fate of the Furious", and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell ...
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Will Qatar Close Al-Jazeera? Hopefully Not

Al-Jazeera claims it has the largest audience of any broadcaster in the Arab world. It also claims that the rulers of Qatar, where it is based, allow it complete editorial ...
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Sears Still Has Over 1,200 Stores

Despite a string of store closings meant to align Sears Holdings Corp.'s (NASDAQ: SHLD) location count with its falling revenue, the company still has over 1,200 Sears and Kmart locations. ...
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Google Continues to Be Largest US Website, Facebook Close Behind

comScore, a leading research firm that covers internet traffic, reported that Alphabet Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google had the largest audience of any internet company in May. With mobile and desktop ...
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New Car Sales Expected to Drop in June, but Volkswagen Will Surge

New car sales are expected to drop 4% in June, a sign that the impressive run in the new auto market has not only plateaued but could be in trouble. ...
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6 Most Important Business Stories Today

American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) management seems very likely to reject the offer by Qatar Airways to buy 10% of the U.S. carrier. Electronics firm Foxconn, a major supplier ...
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Will Walmart Bid for Whole Foods?

The Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) buyout of Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) was partially to flank Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), which counts on groceries for a large portion ...
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Fiat Slaughtered in Car Quality Survey

The data on sales and product quality just keep getting worse for the Fiat brand of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU). It is a wonder the parent company even ...
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Troubled Volvo Gets Horrible Quality Rating

The widely followed J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study was released recently. Among the 33 brands measured, Volvo ranked 31st. It is a stinging rebuke for a company that ...
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July 4th Holiday Travel to Hit All-Time Record, as More Than 44 Million People Leave Home

According to AAA, travel over the July 4 holiday will hit an all-time record. The association said that 44.2 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from their homes. ...
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6 Most Important Things in the Business World Today

Crude oil dropped below $45 a barrel for the first time since late 2016, which raises the possibility that countries that produce crude could begin to have financial problems again. ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was kicked out by several large shareholders, according to The New York Times. He responded with a note that said: I love Uber more than anything ...
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Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick Leaves

After several large shareholders demanded his resignation, Travis Kalanick has left Uber, the company he founded and of which he was chief executive officer. The New York Time reported the ...
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Cigarette Use Among Young Drops, Posing Threat to Tobacco Industry

Teenagers are smoking and using e-cigarettes much less now than a year ago. The trend is a threat to the financial success of the tobacco industry, which needs younger smokers ...
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6 Things About Business You Need to Know This Morning

The former Barclays CEO, John Varley, and several other executives were charged with fraud-related legal violations based on financing activity, which included money paid to businessmen in Qatar as they ...
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