Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre

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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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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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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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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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IBM and Avon CEOs in Trouble

As earnings for the final quarter and full year 2014 are released, a second season has also started. Underperforming CEOs at large companies have started to get pushed out by their boards. ...
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The Businesses That Will Build Future Growth at Amazon and Google

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) made many of references to its Amazon Web Services (AWS) as it posted earnings. Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) management finally disclosed information about YouTube's role in ...
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Buying an iPhone 6 for $0 Down

Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) has started to offer the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone 6 for $0. The decision shows both the needs of Best Buy, as well as where ...
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CEOs of 2 of 24/7 Wall St.’s Worst-Run Companies Resign

The 24/7 Wall St. "America's Worst Run Companies" story is less than five weeks old. Already the CEOs of two of the eight companies on the list have either resigned ...
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Facebook Still a Small Company

Amidst the excitement about Facebook Inc.'s (NASDAQ: FB) nearly 50% revenue growth rate and its successful, accelerating movement into mobile, something is lost. Facebook is still a very small company. ...
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