Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre


New York Times Shares Settle at 52-Week Low Ahead of Earnings

The profit and sales growth model at the New York Times is different from all other dailies across the country. Its management believes it will be able to charge enough ...
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Halloween Candy Spending per Household at $30.60

Candy companies will have a good Halloween, as will trick-or-treaters. According to new research, the average household will spend $30.60 for Halloween candy. IHS Markit reports on Halloween spending: Americans ...
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China Smartphone Shipments Thrive as Apple Stumbles

Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) earnings showed how badly its sales have eroded in China. Further proof is data from Strategic Analytics, which shows smartphone shipments in China soared in the ...
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Global Smartphone Shipments Surge to 375 Million in Q3

The flagging global smartphone industry got a bump in the third quarter as global shipments jumped 6% to 375 million. Samsung shipments dropped 10% during the same period, according to ...
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2017 Cadillac Escalade

Cadillac Escalade at Bottom of Least Reliable Cars List

The turnaround at the Cadillac division of General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) has suffered a hit, as its flagship Escalade ultra-premium ended up at the bottom of the Consumer Reports "10 Least ...
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Ford Sales Expected to Plunge Nearly 11% in October

Ford Motor Co.'s (NYSE: F) problems, which have pushed its stock price relentlessly down, will continue in October. The company's sales are expected to plunge 10.8% from the same month ...
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Online Holiday Shopping to Be Nearly 50% of Sales

The desperate situation of retailers is about to become worse. Holiday shoppers intend to spend 47% of their money online, according to a new survey. E-commerce has only been in ...
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Short Interest in Twitter Rises Over 7 Million Shares

Shares sold short in Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) rose 7.5 million to 54.3 million in the period that ended October 14. That was 9% of the float, and it was posted ...
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Short Interest in Apple Rises by Over 1 Million Shares

Shares sold short in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) rose 1.3 million to 56 million in the most recent settlement period. The very modest increase happened as Apple's share price was ...
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Mercedes Launches E-Class Supercars

Mercedes has launched two high end super-car versions of its E-Class. The E-Class sits in the middle of Mercedes model line in terms of price. The company often describes these ...
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Fiat Chrysler Brands Get Poor Quality Grades

It is not unusual for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) brands to rank poorly in quality surveys. They took several of the bottom spots in the widely followed Consumer ...
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Target Recalls 127,000 Halloween Lights That Could Choke Children

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) has recalled 127,000 Halloween light products. The lights were made in China. The agency wrote: Name of product: LED ...
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Nearly 140 Million People Hate Thanksgiving Store Openings

The Thanksgiving weekend, which includes Black Friday, has bedeviled large retailers. Do they open Thanksgiving night, or at midnight going into Friday? Do they pressure workers to work when they ...
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Texas House Full of Junk Being Sold for $89,900

"As Is." That is part of the listing of a house full of junk on the market in Sanger, Texas. The house is in such bad shape that it is ...
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China Downloads More Apple Apps Than US

A website called App Annie claims the Chinese downloaded more Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) apps from the Apple App Store than Americans did in the third quarter, as measured by ...
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