Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre

IBM Is Big Tech’s Hot Mess

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) is the only very large tech company that can do nothing right. IBM's latest earnings report shows that it has been unable to dig ...
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Apple Takes Crown as World’s Most Valuable Brand

The Apple brand is worth $234 billion, according to one of the most closely followed brand studies in the world. The figure is up 9% from the same study in ...
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Nearly 1 in 2 Families Are Struggling With Addiction

As news of the opioid epidemic is on front pages around the country, that and other substance abuse problems, which include alcohol, plague almost half of America's families. Portions of ...
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Will Apple Buy Netflix?

Since Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) announced its Apple TV+ streaming service, experts have continued to be skeptical, thinking that it is too late to market and has a very limited ...
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Apple, Up 50% This Year, Leads the Dow Higher

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) shares have risen an extraordinary 49.8% this year to $236.21. That is by far the best performance of any of the 30 components of the Dow ...
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Ford Struggles Likely to Continue Next Year

The bad news for investors in Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) is that Wall Street continues to shun the stock. The good news is that as the stock falls, its ...
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If Columbus Didn’t Discover America, Which Of These Five Groups Did?

The second Monday in October, Columbus Day, is a holiday for people in some states but not in others. It is a federal holiday so government workers have the day ...
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Number of People Worried About Mass Shootings Rises

As the visibility and number of mass shootings in the United States rises, so has the worry that people or their families will be victims. The figure has risen particularly ...
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Boeing Should Have Fired CEO Muilenburg

The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) board of directors has fired CEO Dennis A. Muilenburg from his job as board chair but will let him stay on as chief executive, at ...
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Will Trade War Ruin Ford in China?

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) found itself on the ropes in China in the third quarter, a place it has occupied for several years. The problem has worsened, and not ...
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Can WeWork Start Closing Offices?

WeWork is in the midst of negotiations to get new financing. Based on some reports, it will run low on money toward the end of the first quarter of next ...
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A New CEO Won’t Help Bed Bath & Beyond

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) has named a new chief executive officer. Traders pushed shares up sharply on the news. The fact of the matter is that the ...
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6 Vaccines All Americans Need to Ask Their Doctor About

The process of vaccination dates back to China in the 10th century. In the 19th century, Louis Pasteur, the French scientist, pioneered research that made the process more widespread and ...
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Experts Expect GDP Growth to Drop to 1.8% Next Year

The forecasts of the National Association of Business Economists (NABE) are among the most closely followed among businesses and the press. The organization's new forecast puts gross domestic product (GDP) ...
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Black Unemployment Rate Over 50% Above National Number

Most experts believe that the September jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed some pressure on the economy due to trade wars, particularly with China. However, the ...
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