Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre

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Israel’s Economy by the Numbers

Israel has an outsized effect on world politics for a nation the gross domestic product (GDP) of which is not among the 40 largest in the world. The International Monetary ...
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Google Loses Share Price War With Apple

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) split its shares, and Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) split its, although in a different fashion. In the stock price increase war since the events, Apple has ...
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Unlikely Bedfellows: Mines That Run on Solar or Wind Power

By Andrew Topf of Mining companies are often seen as dinosaurs when it comes to making changes that will benefit the environment, but that perception may be shifting as ...
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Melbourne Is World’s Most Livable City

In yet one more survey of the best cities to live in, most livable cities, most affordable cities and best places of foreigners to live, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ...
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$100 Is Worth $115.74 in Mississippi, Only $84.60 in DC

Apparently, $100 is not worth $100 everywhere in America. At least that is the conclusion of a study from the Tax Foundation, which has provided this sort of information since 1937. ...
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Ukraine’s Next Crisis? Economic Disaster

By Robert Bensh for Ukraine's next crisis will be a devastatingly economic one, as violent conflict destroys critical infrastructure in the east and brings key industry to a halt, ...
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American Apparel Continues to Fall Apart

The departure of founder and CEO Dov Charney has not helped the financial results of American Apparel Inc. (NYSE: APP), although it may be too early to say. Regardless, the ...
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Sprint Has America’s Worst Wireless Network

Its CEO of many years fired, its deal to takeover T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) dead, and in the midst of the launch of a new pricing plan, Sprint Corp. ...
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States With Unemployment Under 5%

The national jobless rate continues to hover above 6% and, based on several government forecasts, will not drop below the 5% that marks a complete economic recovery for several years. ...
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American Companies Profiting From Tear Gas

Whether tear gas is used in Egypt or on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., most companies that make it are headquartered in the United States. Business, for the time being, must be ...
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Volvo to Launch Car to Compete With BMW

Volvo has been back from the dead more than once. Its current resurrection may happen under new parent Zhejiang Geely Holding. The Swedish car company has a long way to go, ...
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Tesla Warns Warranty Will Hurt Earnings

Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) did something good for customers that will be bad for investors. Like many other successful companies that put customers first, Tesla management has to hope ...
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Walmart Clears Out Summer Inventory

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has started to clear our summer inventory using e-commerce to augment what it is doing in its stores. By Labor Day, many items will have ...
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Elio Has Only 26,000 Orders for Its Cars

Elio, which claims it has introduced a revolutionary lightweight, high-gas mileage, inexpensive car, has a problem. Orders for the vehicle are barely above 26,000 (26,896 as of August 10) just ...
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Google Buys Jetpac, Ends Apple Support

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) bought city guide app creator Jetpac and immediately announced it would withdraw its product from Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) store. The battle between the two app stores ...
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