Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre

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FoxNews.com, USAToday.com Top List of Internet News Sites

FoxNews.com and Gannet Co. Inc.'s (NYSE: GCI) USAToday.com topped a new list of customer satisfaction among news and information sites from a new survey. The results from the new American ...
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450 Million Chinese Never Go Online

The People's Republic had 632 million people who could use the Internet in June, according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC). That is a record, and it makes ...
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Will iPhone 6 Be Waterproof?

The new Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone will have a stronger processor and a scratchproof screen, and it will be available with a larger 5.5 inch screen size. But, like ...
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Will ‘Back to School Spending’ Hurt Holiday Retail Sales?

As the economy recovers slowly, among the most critical questions about GDP recovery is how much money Americans actually have to spend for more than essentials. High energy and food ...
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Red Bull May Be Hurt by Alcohol Consumption Study

The journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research has just published a study that concludes that combining energy drinks with alcohol tends to increase overall desire to drink more, compared to ...
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Detroit Has 26 Homes Available for $1,000 Minimum Bid

The Detroit Land Bank's efforts to sell massive inventories of unoccupied homes continues at a snail's pace. The Detroit Land Bank Authority currently has 20 homes available for auction, with ...
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Last Week of Weather Makes California Drought Worse

The most recent report on the national drought conditions from the U.S. Drought Monitor: As of July 15: During the past 7-days, a series of slow-moving cold fronts traversed the ...
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Five States With Unemployment Over 7%

If any proof of the unevenness of the economic recovery still has to be made, it is the wild disparity of unemployment from state to state. Based on U.S. Bureau ...
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‘Purge’ and ‘Sex Tape’ May Take Weekend Box Office Lead

The highly successful "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" will have competition for the top box office spot this weekend. The movie was released by Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. ...
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Safest Used Cars to Buy for Teens

New vehicles are virtually always safer than older ones because the new ones incorporate all the latest and best technologies. But that comes at a price, and it is not ...
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Five States With Unemployment Under 4%

If any proof of the unevenness of the economic recovery still has to be made, it is the wild disparity of unemployment from state to state. Based on U.S. Bureau ...
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Malaysia Flight 17 and Other Things That Could Collapse Markets

The world equity markets did not react much to the downing of Malaysia Flight 17 in Ukraine, apparently hit by a missile. After a brief sell-off, most of the major ...
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Apple’s Reminder of Low Female Board Membership

The appointment of Susan L. Wagner, a senior executive of massive investment firm BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK), to Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) board of directors is a reminder of how ...
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Foreclosure Rates in Florida Remain Sky High

RealtyTrac's monthly report on foreclosures nationwide has primarily good news. New foreclosures in June were at the lowest level since July 2006, since "before the housing price bubble burst." The ...
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Why Do Car Companies Announce Models Years in Advance?

Tesla Motors Inc.'s (NASDAQ: TSLA) Elon Musk said his new Model III should be ready for launch in 2017. A great deal could happen in the three years between now ...
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