Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre

Galaxy S7

South Korea, World’s 11th Largest Economy, in Deep Trouble (Update)

Update: President Park Geun-hye was impeached due to accusations of influence peddling, making her exit soon likely. South Korea's gross domestic product (GDP) is $1.4 trillion (nominal), which puts it ...
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Welding works on gas pipeline, Oil and gas pipeline construction

OPEC Oil Production Hits Record In November

Oil prices may not turn entirely on supply and demand, at least when it comes to OPEC.  Crude has spiked over $50. Last month, on a barrels produced a day ...
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The NRA Wine Club

The National Rifle Association has a wine club. Why? Almost certainly due to a cardinal rule of membership organizations: Offer as many benefits as possible to put glue on those ...
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The Permanent Death of 99 Cent Gas

Early this year, the price of a gallon of regular gasoline dropped below 99 cents in some parts of the country. Why? Goldman Sachs forecast oil could drop under $20 ...
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With 15 Shopping Days Until Christmas, Retailers Hustle

There are a lot of data about how the holiday season has gone so far, and how it is likely to go in the next two weeks. With just 15 ...
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French fries

Fast-Food Traffic Drops for the First Time in 5 Years

Special from ZeroHedge As the market closes at another all time high, the "recovery", if only on paper, is again bypassing most Americans and it is starting to hit where ...
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sleepy driver

Sleep Deprived Drivers as Dangerous as Drunks

Lack of sleep is dangerous, at least for drivers. A new AAA survey compares the risk to drunk driving. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety: Experts recommend that healthy ...
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mobile shopping

Online Desktop Sales Post 11 Days Over $1 Billion, a Record

The picture is incomplete, because it only includes desktop e-commerce sales and not mobile. Still, the figure is impressive, and a record, as online desktop sales topped $1 billion for ...
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coffee shop

Over 6 Million Americans Work Part Time but Would Like Full-Time Jobs

Americans puzzled by why unemployment of less than 5% has not caused a surge in either gross domestic product or inflation do not need to look beyond the workforce for ...
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online shopping

Amazon’s 182 Million Visitors Among Its Huge Advantages

Among Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AMZN) seemingly endless arsenal of advantages over every other retailer is the 182 million visitors to its websites. No other retailer comes close. Based on comScore ...
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Everything Donald Trump Tweeted Today

A round up of Donald Trump tweets from the past 24 hours, and what they may mean. The Green Party just dropped its recount suit in Pennsylvania and is losing ...
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oil tanker

Can Exxon Keep Billions of Dollars Overseas?

Donald Trump says he will punish American companies that move or keep money overseas. Can companies that have CEOs with ties to his administration avoid the problem? It is too ...
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social media

Social Media Ad Spending to Pass Newspapers in 2020

It has been a long time since media industry observers began to believe it was better to be Facebook than the New York Times, at least financially. Based on a ...
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With 93 Million Visits, Breitbart Remains Web Giant had 93.2 million visits in November. That made it nearly two-thirds the size  of Gannett's (NYSE: GCI) and nearly three times the size of Comcast's (NASDAQ: CMCSA) ...
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a lot of money

LA Mansion Lists for $200 Million

The most viewed listing at this past week was also one of the most expensive homes in the country. It is a mansion in Los Angeles that is on ...
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