Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre

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Why the Debate Over Energy Storage Utterly Misses the Point

By. Chris Dalby of The debate over which energy storage technology will prove to be the best in the long-term is woefully misguided. Many technologies have been tested in ...
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Will Celebrity Photo Hack Cost Apple iCloud Customers?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is not the only company that offers cloud-based services to its customers. And this may hurt the company after the iCloud service got hacked and hundreds of ...
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Bank of America Still in Big Trouble

Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) may have settled on a $16.65 billion fine for mortgage law violations. However, if faces at least one more large lawsuit, customer service problems ...
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Can Tesla Be More Valuable Than GM?

Tesla Motors Inc.'s (NASDAQ: TSLA) market capitalization is $35 billion. That of General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) is $55 billion. Can Tesla pass GM by this measure? It is not ...
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Google Self-Driving Car Has Problems With Snow and Parking

Google Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOG) self-driving car may drive itself, but the conditions in which it can operate effectively are very limited. These observations come from an article in the MIT ...
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Markit Eurozone PMI — Official Press Release

Economics analysis firm Markit reported that Eurozone Manufacturing PMI reached a 13-month lost in August. The official announcement: The rate of expansion in eurozone manufacturing production eased to its lowest ...
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HSBC Purchasing Managers’ Index — Official Press Release

China's manufacturing activity slowed in August, according to HSBC: Chinese manufacturers saw a further improvement in overall operating conditions in August. That said, the pace of improvement eased to a ...
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Can Cadillac ELR Take On Tesla?

The Cadillac division of General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) would like luxury car shoppers to believe its new ELR electric car is a better vehicle than a Tesla Motors Inc. ...
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Average Home Price Hits $191,000

Depending on which real estate data analysts use, the housing market in America is either red hot or improvements have slowed considerably. Information from RealtyTrac supports the rapid improvement case. ...
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Chevy Offers $4,000 Incentives to Boost Silverado Sales

The Chevrolet division of General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) offers one of the top three selling pickups in America. However, sales growth of its Silverado has trailed that of its ...
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The City With the Highest Priced Gas in America

The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in the United States is $3.43, down from $3.56 a year ago. But elements ranging from refinery locations to local taxes ...
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Volkswagen Sales Expected to Fall 8%

Volkswagen got some good news this week. It finished near the top of the American Customer Satisfaction Index survey of cars sold in the United States. The effects of the ...
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Fracking in California Gets New Approvals

Fracking may be critical to increased U.S. oil production, but it is also one of the most controversial, widespread technologies in America. Repeatedly, critics of the practice have warned of ...
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AT&T Offers Amazon Fire Phone for ‘$0 Down’

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has decided to offer Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AMZN) Fire phone for "$0 down." It is not clear whether AT&T has an oversupply of the smartphones, cannot ...
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New Technology Could End the Debate Over Pipeline Safety

By James Stafford of Who could have ever imagined that North America would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids? A decade ...
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