Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre

Volkswagen Golf 2015

VW Has Weakest Demand Among Car Companies

VW's U.S. sales have  declined for several years  in a row. This year has been no different. Based on new information, dealers cannot get VWs off their lots, a sure sign of ...
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Mercedes Works On Wireless Electric Charger

Two things are certain. One is that charging electric cars is difficult. Owners need to hook their vehicles up at home, or find charging stations on the road. The other ...
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Food Shortage

Protests Against Monsanto In 400 Cities

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) are bad for people, the environment, and water supplies, at least. This is according to the protestors involved in the "March Against Monsanto". Their protests cover ...
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Detroit Still Offers $1,000 Houses

While there is little or no sign of the success of Detroit's program to sell homes for as little as $1,000, the opportunity continues. The Detroit Land Bank Authority may claim the ...
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Walmart Offers Better Eggs

Walmart (NYSE: WMT) will start to offer better eggs, at least from the standpoint of "fair treatment" of animals  But are better eggs the ones that have fewer antibiotics. or ones ...
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gas sign

Gas Prices Jump Above $3 in 7 States

Just ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, one of the periods when Americans are on the road in the greatest numbers, gasoline prices have moved above $3 in seven states. ...
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2014 Silverado Pickup

Chevy Cuts Silverado Price as Much as $8,500

The full-sized pickup wars have continued to spawn big incentives ahead of a supply increase of Ford Motor Co.'s (NYSE: F) new F-150. Among the most aggressive offers is an $8,500 discount ...
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Florida Tops List of Most Foreclosures

Homeowners in Florida suffered more than those of any other state when the housing bubble collapsed. The aftershocks have not entirely gone away. Florida had a higher foreclosure rate than any ...
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Apple and Disney Lead the Dow Higher

Two stocks have driven the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) to near record levels so far this year. They are Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS). ...
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Digital Piracy

Can Facebook Be Hacked?

One would think that the U.S. financial system and U.S. government sites would be much less vulnerable to hacking than almost any others tethered to the Internet. That turns out ...
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More Than a Billion People Smoke Tobacco

In a piece of news that should hearten the cigarette industry and send chills down the spines of world health officials, a new study claims that a billion adults smoke tobacco ...
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Starbucks and Spotify Create Customer Loyalty Plan

In a tie up between one successful company and one that is beset by competition, Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) will add Spotify services to it loyalty program. The deal may help ...
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UK Consumer Prices Fall for First Time Since 1960

Deflation, that ability to buy more goods and services for roughly the same amount, has started to take hold in the United Kingdom and threatens several other large economies. The ...
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German flag

Germany Signals Another Barrier to Global Growth

Germany is the fourth largest nation in the world, and the heart of Europe's economy. Concern about the future of its economy were posted in the latest version of economic ...
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Researchers Cannot Open Door of New Tesla

Consumer Reports was about to test the new Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) Model S P85D, but its research team could not get into the car. The door handle was ...
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