Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre

Short Interest in Ford Surges 11 Million Shares

The short interest in Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) rose by 11.7 million shares to 121.6 million for the period that ended April 13. Ford's total short interest was fifth ...
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US Car Sales Likely to Drop for First Time Since 2009

April U.S. car sales likely sputtered. The weakening is another sign that auto sales will drop in 2017 compared to 2016. It will be the first year-over-year drop since 2009, ...
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Nasdaq Breaks 6,000 for First Time

The Nasdaq Composite reached a new milestone on its way to a record high. The index traded above 6,000 for the first time. It is part of an historic run ...
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Google Holds Large Audience Lead Over Facebook

The two companies that dominate internet use took the first and second place in audience size in a new study of digital media. Of the two, Alphabet Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google ...
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Waymo Sets First Self-Driving Car Public Tests

Alphabet Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) self-driving car unit Waymo says it is ready to begin tests with people outside its own employees. It asked for people to apply for its early ...
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Online Privacy Worry Erodes Trust in E-Commerce

Traditional retailers may have a defense against complete decimation of their businesses. There is an increasing fear that use of e-commerce exposes people's online security and privacy. In a new ...
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Why Aircraft Carriers Are Hard to Sink

North Korea has threatened to sink the USS Vinson, a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. Information about these modern carriers shows that are immensely difficult to attack successfully. The Vinson was launched ...
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Bill O’Reilly Website Will Be Key To His Future

billoreilly.com is a one-man platform for Bill O'Reilly's media, book, and lecture businesses. It will be critical to his success as he moves on from his dismissal from Fox News ...
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Only 2% Of Americans Over 65 Use Marijuana

The boom in marijuana use which has come with legalization has not moved to older Americans. Only 2.1% of people over 65 use pot, according to the National Survey on ...
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IBM Shares Won’t Stop Falling

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) did not get a bounce in share price that day after its stock plunged due to poor earnings. The stock fell again the second ...
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Could Verizon Be a Time Inc. Bidder?

The New York Post reported that Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) maybe a bidder for Time Inc. (NYSE: TIME), an arrangement that would seem improbable at first consideration. However, a ...
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How Many Stores Does Sears Have Left?

Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD), which owns Sears and Kmart, made two announcements recently. It has a new chief financial officer and it will close yet more locations. So what ...
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Fast and Furious to Become Top 10 All-Time Movie Franchise This Weekend

Virtually all movies do worse in terms of box office sales in their second weekend of release. Red-hot "Fate of the Furious," the eighth movie in the Fast and Furious ...
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Unemployment Rate Drops Below 2.9% in 5 States

The national unemployment rate for March was 4.5%. In five states is it much lower, below 2.9%, which shows how much the jobless situation can differ from place to place. ...
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Bebe to Close All of Its Stores

Contemporary fashion retailer Bebe Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: BEBE) will close all of its stores, which number 173, according to the company's recent filings. It has set a deal to sell ...
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