Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre

A New Black Swan? Virus Cripples China And Spreads

Rarely does a disease spread fast enough and is labeled dangerous enough that it quickly gets the attention of the World Health Organization. A coronavirus, which has killed dozens of ...
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Alaska Jobless Rate Is 75% Above National Average

The jobless rate in America has dropped to a five-decade low of 3.5%. In some states, that figure is well below 3%. A notable exception to the trend is Alaska, ...
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US Postal Service Is America’s Most Trusted Brand

The besieged U.S. Postal Service (USPS), which has lost billions of dollars and is dogged by competition from UPS and FedEx, is the most trusted brand in America. Morning Consult ...
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How New Streaming Service Is Pushing Disney Stock Higher

The prospects for Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) have improved recently on strong results of its operating businesses and hope about its new streaming service. Its challenge in this new, ...
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Will Ford Stock Continue to Collapse Before It Finds a New Strategy?

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) has struggled to find a formula to fix the company under new CEO Jim Hackett. However, this has been made harder, as sales in China ...
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Why Tesla Will Never Be the World’s Most Valuable Car Company

The market cap of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) surged to $102 billion yesterday, passing Volkswagen, after eclipsing Ford and GM months ago. That pushes it into the number two spot ...
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Americans Don’t Want to Drive Electric Cars

The drive toward fleets of all-electric cars has cost major manufacturers billions of dollars and will cost billions more. There is no international car company that is not part of ...
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Over Half Of US CEOs See Declining Economy This Year

PricewaterhouseCoopers has issued its 23rd CEO survey. The data was drawn from questions placed to U.S. chief executive officers. The most notable finding is that 62% believe there will be ...
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IMF Turns Negative

The new World Economic Outlook from the International Monetary Fund strikes a positive tone at first. It then piles on all the threats to the global economy, some of which ...
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China Virus: A Black Swan?

Rarely does a disease spread fast enough and is labeled dangerous enough that it quickly gets the attention of the World Health Organization. A coronavirus, which has killed several people ...
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World’s Billionaires Worth More Than 4.6 Billion People

Oxfam published an analysis of the world's wealth. The data showed that the world's billionaires have more than 4.6 billion people--about 60% of the world's population. The billionaire count is ...
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Apple Marches Toward $2 Trillion Valuation

Apple's market capitalization is $1.4 trillion, and the stock is at an all-time high. Yet, a number of analysts believe that this year's 8% increase is only the start of ...
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Tesla Sold Over 40,000 Cars In China Last Year

As car manufacturers struggle with the downturn in China's car sales, and some large car makers posted double-digit declines last year, Tesla's sales have surged and rose to over 40,000 ...
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WEF–More Than Half Of Global GDP Linked To Nature, And At Risk

The World Economic Forum has issued a report entitled "Nature Risk Rising: Why the Crisis Engulfing Nature Matters for Business and the Economy." The reports most important conclusion may be: ...
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Home Prices in Some Cities Up Over 15% in December

In December, home prices surged 6.9% year over year, according to Redfin. Shrinking supply caused much of the increase. In some cities, the price appreciation was much larger. The new ...
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