Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre

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Nine CEOs with the Worst Reputations

A good manager understands the contribution of his or her employees. In return, managers often receive the respect of their workers. And indeed, more than two-thirds of American employees approve ...
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The 15 Highest-Paying Companies in America

Median income for Americans was $34,750 in 2012. At some companies, however, the median is more than five times the national number. Based on figures provided by Glassdoor, 24/7 Wall ...
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Nine Retailers Closing the Most Stores

Brick-and-mortar retailers have been suffering from slow economic activity for years, as well as from increased competition from online retailers. The rise in store closings is a prominent sign of ...
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Ten Retailers With the Worst Customer Service

Customer satisfaction with retailers in the U.S. is at an all-time high, up for the third year in a row. While the industry improved overall, not all retailers received accolades, ...
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The 10 Most Hated Companies in America

A company can become broadly hated if it alienates a large enough group of people. It may frustrate customers with poor service, anger employees with unpleasant working conditions or low ...
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Syria’s Eight Lessons for CEOs

CEOs of almost any company of any size can learn critical lessons from the successes, and failures, of decisions made by political leaders as they have taken sides in terms of deciding ...
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More Americans Go Hungry

However rich some portion of America has become, there is another slice that cannot afford to buy food. If 1% of people in the United States control an extraordinary amount ...
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An IPO for the U.S. Postal Service

Royal Mail Group Ltd., the U.K. postal operation, will go public soon. Among the reasons appears to be that the government would like to make money on the value of ...
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Foreclosure Filings Down 34% in August — RealtyTrac

RealtyTrac produced more evidence that the housing market is in an impressive recovery. Unfortunately, the trend has left several states behind. In a statement: RealtyTrac released its U.S. Foreclosure Market ...
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Why the PC Died So Fast — Building a Better Chip

It turns out that smaller is better, at least in the world of personal computers. This runs against the tide of other industries. In the fast-food business, bigger burgers are ...
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As NetFlix and Starbucks Hit All-Time Highes, the Consumer Takes Center Stage

Expensive coffee and movie rentals are in a different class from daily food intake, home heating fuel and the cost of clothing children for school. It is heartening then that ...
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My Billionaire List Is Better Than Yours: Forbes and Bloomberg Get Company

Billionaire lists attract as much media attention as just about anything. The new "Wealth-X and UBS World Ultra Wealth Report 2013," released Wednesday, counts the number of the world's billionaires, ...
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New iPhone Launched: Ghost of Steve Jobs Finally Leaves Apple

Steve Jobs's ghost has lingered at Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) for nearly two years, as the legacy of his products has been passed from one version of the iPhone version to ...
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Eliot Spitzer: Case Study of a Broken Brand

Eliot Spitzer's loss in his attempt to become New York City comptroller proves that brands still matter. His brand disintegrated in about the same way as BP PLC's (NYSE: BP) did. One ...
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Apple iPhone Dies: Live Blogs, @Twitter, Analysis, Stock Plunges Below $500

Elvis Costello is musical guest, how sad Apple iPhone 5S price points 16 GB for $199, and 32 GB for $299,  and 64 GB for $399. Does not seem like ...
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