Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre

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America’s Best (and Worst) Car Brands

Less than a decade after the government bailed out the country’s largest carmakers, U.S. auto sales hit a 15-year high in 2015. Driven by an increasingly robust economy, low unemployment, ...
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Stocks

8 Huge Companies With Yields Above 5%

With short-term certificates of deposit (CDs) yielding practically nothing, a troubled junk bond market, and fluctuating stock prices, appealing long-term investment opportunities are scarce. It has become extremely difficult to ...
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Wall St

6 Stocks Over $500

There are six companies in the S&P 500 that have share prices over $500. They do not have anything particularly noteworthy in common. Most are well-known among the American public, ...
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Chevrolet

America’s Most (and Least) Reliable Car Brands

Car dependability is one of the leading considerations when buying a car. But what are the most dependable car brands, and which are the least? To help address this question, ...
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CEO

CEOs Who Have to Go in 2016

Shareholders put their trust in the chief executive officer to direct the company to better fortunes. At some point, however, a CEO can do more harm than good. The telltale ...
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Pennies

The 8 Poorest U.S. Presidents

Based on campaign finance reports, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Marco Rubio, two of the leading candidates for the nation’s highest office, are each likely worth less than $500,000. Should ...
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Ready For Cinema

Top Grossing Films of All Time

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is the No. 1 grossing movie in American history, according to producer Disney. In just 20 days, the seventh installment of the "Star Wars" franchise ...
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Ready For Cinema

Top Grossing Films of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

In just three weeks, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has raked in more than $760 million, solidifying its position as the top grossing movie in American history. Accounting for ticket ...
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100 Largest Private Companies

A number of America's largest private companies are big enough in terms of revenue that had they been public they would have placed in the upper ranks of the Fortune ...
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Retailers Hiring the Most Employees for the Holidays

 Retailers are poised to add around 755,000 temporary workers this holiday season, in line with last year’s job additions, according to staffing experts Challenger Gray & Christmas. The only company ...
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10 Brands That Will Disappear in 2016

 Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 American brands that we predict will disappear, either through bankruptcies or because of mergers. Bankruptcies of large public companies in 2015 have already ...
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Business Closed Sign

10 Brands That Will Disappear in 2016

Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 American brands that we predict will disappear, either through bankruptcies or because of mergers. Bankruptcies of large public companies in 2015 have already ...
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The 10 Most Profitable Companies in the World

In the second quarter of this year, U.S. corporate profits totalled $1.8 trillion after taxes. Massive corporate profit is not limited to the United States, although many of the world's ...
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Traffic Jam

America’s Best and Worst Car Brands

 Auto companies often make use of awards and quality ratings -- when they’re good at least -- to attract car buyers. The most important brand quality surveys are performed by ...
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Why Oil Prices Must Go Up

By Nick Cunningham for Oilprice.com It may be difficult to look beyond the current pricing environment for oil, but the depletion of low-cost reserves and the increasing inability to find ...
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