Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre


Price of a Carton of Milk Hits $4

The price of a half-gallon of 2% milk has reached $4, which was unimaginable a year ago. The price of organic milk is 60 cents higher. If dairy prices continue ...
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Waiting for the iPhone 7

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has two important things behind it. The first is earnings from its most recent quarter. The second is enthusiasm about its iPhone 6. The upcoming smartphone's ...
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Xerox Turnaround Continues to Collapse

Xerox (NYSE: XRX) disclosed two important sets of information recently. The first is that long-time CEO Ursula Burns received another huge compensation package -- in this case for 2013. The ...
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New Safety Probe of GM’s Chevy Impala

Adding to the woes at General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has begun an investigation of a number of Chevy Impala models. Up to 60,000 of ...
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Toyota Tops GM as No. 1 Global Car Company

The first quarter was too early for General Motors Co.'s (NYSE: GM) huge recalls to impact its sales. Nevertheless, its cars were outsold by Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM) worldwide in ...
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Co-signer Can Put Student Loans Into Default

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has put out a bulletin with extraordinary information. If the co-signer on a student loan dies or files for bankruptcy, the student loan can be ...
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Netflix Price Increase Will Help Amazon

No one knows how many new customers will come into the premium streaming video market in the next several years. It is already crowded with competition that includes Inc. ...
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North Dakota Unemployment Rate at 2.6%

Attribute it to the benefits of shale. North Dakota, much of which sits atop of the Bakken Formation, one of the largest natural gas formations in the world, has a ...
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Nike Ends Smartwatch Competition With Apple

"Wearables," essential smart devices which people can use as they would glasses or wrist watches, are considered the future of the portable consumer electronics device business which has effectively killed ...
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GM Delivers 2.4 Million Vehicles In First Quarter

Whatever affect the millions of recalls General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) has announced will have on sales, it will not be felt until the second quarter. During the first quarter, GM ...
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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 Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOG) YouTube and then there ...
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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

Update:  The carefully followed Lundberg Survey announced Monday that the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline reached a 13 month high of $3.5918. That number is up 8.5 ...
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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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