Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre

Apple AirPods May Be Sold Out Until 2018

Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) online store allows people to order its AirPod earphones for $159. However, based on delivery times posted at the site, people will not be able to ...
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Toyota Plans to Sell More Than 5.5 Million EVs in 2030

Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM) will take several huge steps into the electrified vehicle (EV) market and expects to build up a tremendous capacity to produce the cars in the ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) may buy Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) with the help of outside financiers.  According to The Wall Street Journal: Humana Inc is in advanced talks to join ...
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Gross Tops $220 Million, Should Make Disney Lead Studio for 2017

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" lived up to the billing that it would post one of the largest openings in U.S. history. Its gross topped $220 million. It is estimated ...
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Delta Will Stage Last Commercial Flight of Boeing 747

Airlines have been phasing out the use of the Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) 747, which first took to the skies in 1969. The last U.S. commercial flight will be a ...
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Is Spending Time on Social Media Bad for Us? Yes, Sometimes

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) scientists have looked into whether spending time on social media can be bad for some people. That answer is "yes", and the experts Facebook called on to ...
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Could Disney Buyout of Fox Cost 10,000 Jobs?

As usual when two companies in the same businesses merge, job cuts follow, due to "synergies." That usually means overlapping positions will be eliminated. One analyst has put the number ...
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Nelson Peltz on Procter & Gamble Board: What It Means for Board, Management

Even though Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) says that raider Nelson Peltz lost his effort to get a board seat when the company counted votes at its annual meeting, ...
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10 Brands That Will Disappear in 2018

As 2017 draws to a close, the annual reckoning of which brands will disappear in the coming year is upon us. The fate of a brand depends on brand mismanagement, ...
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Conflicting Signals About Whether Holiday Sales Are Strong

The National Retail Federation keeps track of both brick-and-mortar and online sales. Its research is considered the industry's gold standard. However, it is hard to tell from its most recent ...
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Teva Pharmaceuticals: Happy Holidays, You’re Fired

Another company has decided that the best time to fire a large number of people is just before the holidays. While there are some concrete reasons to do so, the ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Henry Blodget's Business Insider, one of the greatest digital media successes, will change its name to Insider, Inc., a sign of its growing influence outside business and finance. The FCC ...
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Are Walmart’s New Ways to Help Employees Pay Bills a Way to Hold Off Raises?

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has set a new series of programs to allow its employees, or "associates" as they are called, access to part of their pay before they ...
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Redbox Could Be Transformed by Streaming Service

DVD distributor Redbox has moved into the streaming media business. The first reaction by many is that the industry is too crowded with huge companies such as Amazon and Netflix. ...
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Is IBM Quantum Computer Plan Anything More Than a New Piece in an Unsuccessful Turnaround?

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) has set a series of alliances to move into the cutting-edge quantum computing world. It announced a consortium of major companies to support its ...
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