Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre


The Mercedes G550 Anti-Tesla

Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) brings out more versions of its cars and demonstrates that it can built fast cars that get 100 miles per gallon, at least the way the government ...
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The Case for $3 Gas

The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in the United States is $2.20. In California, the figure is $2.67. In some of its largest cities, the figure is ...
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Ford Short Interest Jumps by 13 Million

Bets against Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) jumped by 13.3 million shares in the period that ended August 15. Year to date, its stock is off 12.7%, while the S&P 500 ...
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Short Interest in Apple Rises a Modest 1 Million Shares

The short interest in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) barely moved in the period that ended August 15, up just a million shares to 51.8 million. For the most part, the share price has been ...
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Short Interest in T-Mobile Jumps 2.2 Million Shares

The short interest in T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) jumped nearly 2.2 million shares (12%) to around 20.2 million shares for the period that ended August 15. That figure is ...
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Target Short Interest Rises by 5.7 Million

Short interest in Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) rose by 5.7 million shares in the period that ended August 15. That put the figure at 42.7 million. Target is among the large ...
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Car Fatalities Rise 43% in Florida, 31% in California

The National Safety Council reports that first-half 2016 traffic fatalities rose 9% from the same period last year and were 18% higher than in the same period in 2014. Some states ...
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Does eBay Have 1.7 Million Counterfeit Products for Sale?

According to The Counterfeit Report, which tracks the sale of counterfeit or fake items on major e-commerce websites, eBay Inc.'s (NASDAQ: EBAY) sites have a huge number of these on sale ...
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Did OPEC Cause a Short Squeeze in Worldwide Oil Prices? Maybe Not

ZeroHedge, writing in, says that OPEC has caused a monumental short squeeze in worldwide oil prices. The argument may be a bit off, but the results may be accurate ...
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T-Mobile Finishes Last in Evaluation of US Wireless Carriers

In a new Rootmetrics study, T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) finished fourth in the national "overall" measure, which includes "reliability," "speed," "text," "data" and "call." Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) proved once again that ...
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Sprint Finishes Third in Nationwide Survey of Wireless Quality

In a new Rootmetrics study, Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) finished third in the national "overall" measure, which includes "reliability," "speed," "text," "data" and "call." Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) proved once again that it has ...
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AT&T Finishes Second in US Wireless Carrier Study

In a new Rootmetrics study, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) finished in the second spot behind Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), but ahead of T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) and Sprint Corp. ...
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Best Ways to Prevent Mosquito Bites — CDC

As fears that the mosquito-born Zika virus continue to spread, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has several rules to cut the chance of mosquito bites: Mosquito Bite Prevention ...
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Verizon Wins Award as Top US Wireless Carrier

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) proved once again that it has a quality edge in the United States over the other big four carriers. In a new Rootmetrics study, it crushed ...
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Most Expensive House in Detroit Costs $2.5 Million

The median home value in Detroit is $37,000, according to Zillow. That stands against a U.S. average of $187,000. The most expensive home in Detroit that is on the market ...
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