Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre

Fiat Crashes to Bottom Spot in Consumer Reports Ranking

What brands make the best vehicles? Consumer Reports has released its annual list. Fiat, a perennial bottom dweller in auto quality surveys, took last place, as its sales in the United States ...
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Nissan Enters Global Self-Driving Taxi Business

Nissan is the latest company to enter the self-driving, ride-sharing car business. Every large car company in the world has a similar initiative. So do several tech companies, led by ...
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Cybercrime Cost Is Almost 1% of Global GDP and Growing

Cybercrime has become such a large problem that it rose to 0.8% of gross domestic product (GDP). And that was in 2016. Based on the expansion of the problem, in ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) has started to take orders for its low-priced Model 3. According to The Wall Street Journal: Tesla Inc. for the first time is notifying some reservation ...
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Walmart Dives Into the Home Furniture Business

Fresh off a quarter in which its e-commerce sales slowed and its stock was pummeled, Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced that it would move further into the home furnishing business, ...
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Are Opioids Robbing the Workplace of Key Employees?

Among the observations in the 557-page Economic Report of the President and Council of Economic Advisors is the extent to which the opioid crisis has damaged the efficiency of the labor ...
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Angry Investors Crush Angry Birds Maker

Rovio Entertainment, most well-known as the maker of Angry Birds games, suffered a stock sell-off of over 44% to €5.50 as it posted poor results and an even worse forecast. ...
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Leading Gun Company Stock Collapses as Sales Plunge

Shares of Sturm Ruger & Co. Inc. (NYSE: RGR) plunged as its sales in the most recently reported quarter fell off a cliff. What the drop says about gun demand ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) lost a key executive when its head of North American operations left due to inappropriate behavior. According to The Wall Street Journal: A top Ford ...
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What Happens to Time Warner If AT&T Deal Fails?

If the federal government's challenge foils the buyout of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) by AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), the entertainment and news company will be dumped back into a ...
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AT&T to Start 5G Expansion in 3 Cities

The world was able to experience 5G systems during the Olympics in South Korea. One of the world's most advanced nations in terms of broadband distribution showed off the ultra-fast ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

According to a report from BP PLC (NYSE: BP), oil demand will hit a top in about 20 years. MarketWatch reports: Global demand for crude oil could peak in the ...
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In Another Challenge to Walmart, Amazon Offers Whole Foods Discounts

The Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) buyout of Whole Foods is a challenge to Walmart Inc.'s (NYSE: WMT) huge grocery business and to standalone grocery companies like Kroger. Amazon ratcheted up its ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) may keep some of its operations in South Korea. According to Reuters: General Motors has offered to convert debt of around $2.2 billion owed by ...
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Virgin Group To Build Hyperloop In India, Serve 26 Million People

Richard Branson, head of The Virgin Group, announced the company plans to open a hyperloop in India. It will serve 26 million people and carry as many as 150 million ...
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