Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre

Apple’s Smartphone Problems May Be Worse Than Expected

New data about global smartphone shipments in the final quarter of last year show two things. First, the overall global shipments have stopped rising, which threatens the entire industry. And ...
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Is 2-Day Free Shipping Really Free?

Two-day shipping is free until it isn't. And things that are supposed to ship in two days ship in two days until they don't. Most retailers, and certainly major retailers ...
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Say Goodbye to $1.99 Gas

For a long stretch, which began in mid-December and lasted until late last month, crude oil traded below $50 a barrel. This pulled gasoline prices below $2 in a number ...
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McClatchy and Tribune Could Merge, Hundreds of Jobs at Risk

The New York Post reports that there may be a marriage of two of America's largest newspapers chains. McClatchy Co. (NYSE: MNI) has retained a banker, the report says, in ...
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Chinese Car Sales Drop 16%, Could Threaten Global Industry

Chinese car sales fell 16% in January, down to 2.37 million, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). China is the world's largest car market after it ...
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Hedge Fund Giant Ray Dalio Made $1.3 Billion Last Year

Ray Dalio, who founded the world's largest hedge fund in 1975 earned $1.26 billion last year. This makes Dalio the richest hedge fund chief in the world and adds to ...
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Boeing Up 30% This Year, Paces All Dow Stocks

Just as the fortunes of rival Airbus are shaken by the end of the most ambitious airplane program in its history, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has made an unprecedented run ...
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As Dow Rallies, Coca-Cola Is Left Behind

The Dow Jones industrial average has rallied out of a sell-off late last year and is up 11% since the start of 2019. While many Dow stocks are up by ...
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New Advice on How Companies Should Ready for Recession

Consulting and accounting firm Deloitte has gotten out in front of how a new recession will hit companies. Additionally, it has offered advice about what companies should do over the ...
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Trump Is Obese, Like 93 Million Other Americans

President Donald Trump had his annual physical. He weighs 243 pounds and stands six feet and three inches tall. That gives him a body mass index of 30.4, which is ...
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Fiat Crushed in Vehicle Dependability Survey

Fiat, the small car brand of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU), has struggled with sales in the United States. Among the reasons, almost certainly, is that the brand gets ...
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Tesla Launches ‘Dog Mode’ to Keep Pets Inside Cars Safe

For people who want to keep their pets in the car as they do things humans do, like errands and food shopping, Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) has launched a new ...
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US Traffic Deaths Above 40,000 for Third Year: Sharp Swings From State to State

According to information from the National Safety Council (NSC), traffic deaths were down very slightly in 2018 but were above 40,000 for the third straight year. Another 4.5 million people ...
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Tobacco Use Surges Among Young People, Triggered by E-Cigarettes

Around 4.9 million middle and high school students used tobacco in 2018. That is up from 3.6 million in 2017, a 36% increase. Virtually the entire increase was due to ...
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Newspaper Ad Revenue Expected to Drop 10% This Year

A new research study that forecasts the advertising of major media shows that newspaper ad revenue will drop over 10% this year, more than that of any other major medium ...
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