Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre

Wall Street Still Doesn’t Believe in Ford

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) has announced a broad-ranging alliance with Volkswagen. Ford's stock fell despite tremendous press coverage of the announcement. Ford continues to be the weakest of the ...
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LA Teacher Strike Sidelines 600,000 Students

Teachers at the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) have gone on strike to protest what they claim are classes with too many students. The United Teachers Los Angeles union ...
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TSA Walkout at 10 Biggest Airports Would Ground a Third of All Flights

The partial shutdown of the federal government has left Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) workers without paychecks. The government agency has about 47,000 Transportation Security Officers who provide airport security. More ...
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NBCUniversal Launches Streaming Services, Up Against 10 Giants of Industry

NBCUniversal became the most recent of the mega-media companies to launch a streaming media service. There are already a number in the United States, some of which, like Netflix, are ...
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Gymboree Latest Retailer to Go Bankrupt

Children's clothing company Gymboree Group Inc will follow several other retailers into Chapter 11, just as Sears decides whether to liquidate its inventory and shutter altogether. It would be the ...
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Most Americans Don’t Expect Their Finances to Improve

As a partial government shutdown begins to bite the economy, trade friction with China increases and real wages have been close to static for over a decade, Americans do not ...
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Walmart Drops Prices 50% to Clear Inventory

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), like most retailers, did not sell all the inventory it ordered for the holiday season. That is almost certainly the reason it has put a large ...
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Boeing Is Best-Performing Dow Stock of 2019

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has shrugged off concerns that Chinese sanctions will hurt its business there and, with a huge backlog of orders, is the best performing Dow stock of ...
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Bud Light Will Display Nutritional Information on Packages

Bud Light, one of the best-selling products from beer giant Anheuser Busch Inbev N.V. (NYSE: BUD), will start to show nutritional information on the packages that contain its cans. The ...
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As Shutdown Lingers, Trump Remains Odds on Favorite to Win in 2020

The partial shutdown of the federal government and violent tug-of-war over the construction of a wall between the United States and Mexico has not hurt Donald's Trump's odds to win ...
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Disney CEO Iger Makes $65 Million

Robert A. Iger has been the CEO of Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) since 2005. Over that period, Disney's cable, TV and film businesses have changed the face of the ...
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The Government Still Forecasts the Weather, for Now

People take weather reporting for granted, which for decades has been the case. The National Weather Service, the core of the nation's weather tracking operations remains open, for now. The ...
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US Car Buyers Get Record High Mileage in 2018

U.S. car buyers got the best mileage in history in 2018, according to an annual study. That was due both to the more efficient engines manufacturers put in their cars and ...
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Sears.com May Survive

As Sears Holdings lurches toward liquidation, which could begin next week if former CEO Eddie Lampert does not increase his bid to buy the company, there is a precedent that ...
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How Many Stores Will JC Penney Close? Probably Several Dozen

New J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) CEO Jill Soltau has decided to close three stores this spring. That is not very many, given the company's 860-store footprint in the ...
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