Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre

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Chevy Volt Earns Top Safety Pick as Fiat, Nissan Falter

It may be difficult for General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) to sell the Chevy Volt, but it is by one important measure a very safe car. It won the IIHS ...
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Can Twitter Shares Return to All-Time Highs?

Twitter Inc.'s (NYSE: TWTR) earnings were so good that the stock rose 26% after hours to $48.55. That is still very far short of its all-time high of $74.73. It ...
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Yahoo Finance’s Jeff Macke on the Real Wolves of Wall Street

Jeff Macke is the host of Breakout on Yahoo Finance. Prior to that he was an original cast member of CNBC's "Fast Money," founder of Macke Asset Management and a ...
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5 Industries Worried About Peak Oil

By Chris Dalby for Oilprice.com The debate over the impact of peak oil has been raging for decades. Although few deny that the end of mass oil consumption is drawing ...
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Huawei Success Threatens iPhone Sales

Despite the success of smartphone sales, as is true with almost any other business, there are only so many customers to go around. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Samsung have ...
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States Where People Have the Fewest Debt Problems

Debt, as measured by share of debt in collection, is less of a problem in states with low unemployment, in many cases. According to the Urban Institute, the national average ...
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China and U.S. Boost Nissan

The most important statement from Nissan's report on earnings for the period ending June 30: The improvement reflected particularly strong unit sales growth in the key markets of the U.S. ...
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Americans Stop Drinking Soda

Americans have become more conscious of the effects of what they drink and eat. This is particularly true with soda, a trend that is not good for branded soda companies, ...
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Is Sylvester Stallone Too Old for the Movies?

Sylvester Stallone has been in the news lately, as a version of his new movie "The Expendables 3” has been illegally downloaded by 200,000 people. The first two versions of ...
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‘The Expendables 3’ Leaked Online, Downloaded 200,000 Times

According to several media reports, upcoming movie "The Expendables 3” has been "leaked" online and downloaded by at least 200,000 people using file sharing system BitTorrent. The movie's production company, ...
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Detroit Allows Outsiders to Pay Past Due Water Bills

A Detroit resident with a past due water bill, facing a shut off of H2O, now has a chance for help. Someone other than himself can pay his water bill. ...
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RadioShack Could Be Delisted From NYSE

RadioShack Corp.'s (NYSE: RSH) stock has traded below $1 long enough that it has received notice from the New York Stock Exchange that its shares could be delisted. It would ...
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Americans Overpay $44 Billion for Brand Name Products

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL) and the like live off the consumer appetite for branded products. It turns out that this appetite costs these consumers ...
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How Twitter Helps Sell Movie Tickets

At a time when the movie theater business is in jeopardy because more and more people stream premium video into their homes, an equally powerful new generation technology may help ...
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Xbox One to Be Sold in China, a Challenge for PS4

Today, China is a market that most software and hardware companies believe they must conquer if they are to expand what may be stagnant sales worldwide. The most recent example ...
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