Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre

Shanghai

Apple iPhone Falls to 5th Place in China

The Chinese smartphone market is growing. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is not part of that growth. Apple desperately needs growth in what it calls Greater China to be the cornerstone ...
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special edition Jetta

Volkswagen US Sales Collapse Almost 11% in July

Volkswagen is taking the expected beating in the United States due to its emissions scandal. Its sales for the month dropped 10.6% to 48,000 in July, according to Kelley Blue ...
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Pocket iPhone

iPhone Fatigue Helps Undercut Smartphone Sales

Smartphone sales only rose 1% in the second quarter to 340 million units, according to research firm Strategic Analytics. One of the primary reasons is what the organization called "iPhone ...
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house with cash

Housing Prices Recover to 2005 Bubble Level

Housing prices have recovered all the way to 2005 bubble levels. But is the new level a bubble as it has been in the past? RealtyTrac, now known as ATTOM ...
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a lot of money

Twitter Should Return Its $3 Billion to Shareholders

Despite its failure as a company and its disastrous business model, one positive thing Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) could do is return its $3 billion in cash and short-term investments ...
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Chairman Omid Kordestani and Twitter Board to Blame

The executive chairman of Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), Omid Kordestani, is largely to blame for the company's share price. He and the board picked CEO Jack Dorsey and have continued ...
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Offshore Drilling Rig

World Bank Raises Oil Price Forecast to $43

The price of oil is about $43, and the World Bank expects it to stay there for the rest of the year. The decision is based on both supply and ...
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Gas Can

Gas Prices Near $3 in Some California Cities

As the price of oil lurches between $40 and $45, depending on rumors from the Middle East, Nigeria and the United States, the price of a regular gallon of gasoline ...
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iPhone SE

Did Apple Sell 50 Million iPhones? No

There was a time when Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) could sell 50 million iPhones in a quarter effortlessly. It did 50% better than that in the first quarter of its ...
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money

Chipotle CEOs Got $13 Million Each While Screwing Up the Company

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.'s (NYSE: CMG) shares started to collapse in earnest last October and accelerated in December after another disclosure of food poisoning at the chain continued with the ...
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The Chance for a 10% Apple Rally

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) stock has rallied more than 10% over a short time in the past. The most recent examples are October and November 2014 and February 2015. Apple ...
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unemployed

An Airbnb for Overweight People

Rent someone's home or apartment for a day, a week or a month. Airbnb has turned the process into a huge business that operates in 191 countries and over 34,000 cities. ...
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Apple store

Apple Picked as World’s Favorite Company

In a study that ranks "perceived strength" of companies rather than their financial performance, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) took the top spot. Research firm Future Brand described it selection methodology this ...
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Toy house

A $1.2 Million Mansion for Sale in Indiana

Ft. Wayne, Indiana, sits in the northern part of the state, about midway between Detroit and Chicago. It has a population of about 260,000 residents. It is a relatively poor ...
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Hurricane over Cuba

Philadelphia Among Cities Where Hurricanes Would Cause Most Damage

Philadelphia is far north enough that it would not seem to be at much risk for hurricane damage. However, it makes the list of the "Cities Where Hurricanes Would Cause ...
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