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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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New Google Maps Remembers Where You’ve Been

In another example of how "Big Brother" has rapidly moved into the world of tech, Google Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) new Maps product can tell you where you have been. But ...
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Tesla Among Most Valuable Brands

A recent survey of consumers’ perceptions of innovative technology brands includes the usual suspects at the top of the list, but one, perhaps, unusual suspect sneaked into the top five. ...
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Does Wal-Mart Still Sell Confederate Flags?

On Monday, in response to a query from CNN, a spokesman for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) said that the company had taken “steps to remove all items promoting the ...
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Why Nike Can Sell a $225 Running Shoe

Brand power? Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) offers a $225 running shoe, in a world with plenty of shoes available for $100 or less. Even Nike offers running shoes below $100. ...
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Amazon Tops Wal-Mart in Brand Survey

In yet another measure of Amazon.com Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AMZN) dominance among retailers, a new survey ranked its brand value well ahead of all other companies in the segment. Particularly impressive ...
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Toyota Top Car Company on Global Brands List

One of the two industries that have been slowest to recover from the financial crisis is automobile manufacturing. In 2006, the top car brand ranked 10th among all brands, with ...
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Apple Tops Brand Value List, IBM Loses Ground

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) tops every brand value list. The carefully followed annual BrandZ Top 100 Valuable Global Brands of 2015 is no exception. While most of the brands on this ...
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The 9 Most Misleading Product Claims

It can be difficult for consumers to distinguish false advertising claims from true ones, especially when they are made by credible-sounding advocates. When companies with enormous spending power are ...
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Ford Tops Auto Companies in Brand Survey

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F), the only of the Big Three that did not fall into Chapter 11 during the recession, topped all car brands in a new valuation study called ...
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Apple Brand Value Hits $128 Billion

Another measure of brand value, and another brand value study that puts Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) on top. New Brand Finance research pegs the value of the Apple brand at ...
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Why a Key Short Seller Is Pounding Harley-Davidson

Through time, millions of people have owned motorcycles. With Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG) being the top motorcycle company out there, you might wonder why a short seller is so aggressive ...
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Time Warner Cable Investors May Not Have Much Risk in Comcast Deal

Merger investors and media investors alike have had a lot to fear and to bet on around the pending acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) by Comcast Corp. ...
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Would Warren Buffett Consider Acquiring Harley-Davidson?

When investors think about Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A), they probably think of insurance and financial operations. Maybe they think of food, utilities or real estate, or ...
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Consumer Stocks Being Reshaped by Changing Tastes of Millennials

Companies are learning to change their offerings and operations to be geared toward millennials. Those companies not making changes may be jeopardizing their operations in the years to come. After all, ...
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