Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre

6 Most Important Things in Business Today: A Buyout of Time Inc?

Mattel Inc. (NYSE: MAT) has rejected a buyout offer from Hasbro Inc. (NYSE: HAS). Reuters reports: Mattel’s rebuttal indicates that Margaret Georgiadis, who took over as the company’s chief executive ...
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Apple Seizes Lead in Wearables Market as Fitbit Falters

A new analysis of the wearables market worldwide shows that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) posted the lead in market share. Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) finished third by the same measure. ...
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A Pessimistic Assessment of the Car Industry

Large credit rating agency Moody's has provided an usually pessimistic view of the car industry. Sales have peaked, its experts said. Demand in the two largest car markets has turned ...
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Warren Buffett Trashes IBM Again

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its third-quarter equity holdings. He once again sold a large portion of his stock in International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today: Airbus Jet Order Crushes Boeing

A U.S. company is about to make a record purchase of planes from Airbus, Boeing Co.'s (NYSE: BA) major rival. According to Reuters: Airline pioneer Bill Franke looked set to ...
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China Moves Ahead of US in Supercomputer Industry

The People's Daily, China's government-controlled media outlet, reports that China has become the world's leading producer of supercomputers. Its editors also pointed out that the United States has started to ...
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A World With 280 Million Electric Cars

Electric cars are still almost toys, or transportation for an elite few who have the $80,000 or more to buy a Tesla. However, as companies like General Motors Co. (NYSE: ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

S&P has issued a report that said Venezuela was in default. According to Bloomberg: Venezuela’s grand gathering with creditors Monday lasted all of 30 minutes and didn’t produce anything of ...
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More Food Poisoning at Chipotle?

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) has a history of food poisonings that have driven its earnings and stock price down. In the midst of a recovery from the problems, ...
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New Corvette Joins Supercar Race No One Will Win

General Motor Co.'s (NYSE: GM) Chevy division launched its new Corvette, the crown jewel of its lineup. It joins several other U.S. super sports cars that almost no one will ...
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5 Most Important Things in Business Today

According to Reuters, Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) has made a plan to fend off a buyout offer from Broadcom Ltd. (NASDAQ: AVGO). The new CEO of General Electric Co. (NYSE: ...
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IBM Performance Remains Troubling

As the market has continue to rise this year, International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) shares have stayed mired among the poorest performing Dow shares. Several of its rivals have ...
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Odds GE Will Cut Dividend Are 99.9%

As new GE (NYSE: GE) CEO John Flannery slashes jobs, eliminates use of company aircraft and executive cars, and readies answers to what his future plans are, a large amount ...
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Retail Resurrection As Old World Stores Show A Pulse

Large retailers have shown such poor results that even minor progress makes it appear they have a brighter future than the one predicted for the last year. Results from several ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) attacked the government's argument that it must sell CNN before a merger with Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX). Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) earnings were pummeled ...
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