Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre

As Netflix Value Rises Toward $200 Billion, Program Costs Loom

Netflix Inc.'s (NASDAQ: NFLX) market cap is $176 billion at $410 a share. Several analysts believe it will go much higher. The regular knock on the stock's value is not ...
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Can Volkswagen Help Save Ford?

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) has been heavily criticized for its product mix, its plans to reinvent the company for the self-driving and electric car future, and its modest presence ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) was thrown out of the Dow Jones industrial average. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) have ended ...
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New IBM Product Can Debate Humans but Can’t Turn Around the Company

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) has made another reality show of its most exciting technology. It has a system that can effectively debate a human, and perhaps win. The ...
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As Trump Threatens $200 Billion in New Tariffs, China Rattles Saber

As the Trump administration threatened tariffs of $200 billion on China imports, the People's Republic was quick to react. The Chinese government said it would "strike back," presumably with tens ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

The Trump administration may increase tariffs on Chinese goods again. According to MarketWatch: President Donald Trump threatened to sharply escalate a trade conflict with China, asking his administration to identify ...
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By the Numbers: Who’s Investing in Blockchain?

By Doug Clinton of Loup Ventures As part of our work on security tokens, we did an analysis to see how major companies are investing in the general blockchain space. ...
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Google, Blocked in China, Takes Another Route Into the Country

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) has struggled to get mainstream search engine status in China. Stymied by the government and local search engine company Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU), it has never ...
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Bank Group Savages Cryptocurrencies

A global bank association that provides information to central banks has savaged those who believe that cryptocurrencies are the future of the financial world. The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

China may put tariffs on U.S. crude. According to Reuters: China’s threat to impose duties on U.S. oil imports will hit a business that has soared in the last two ...
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Struggling Perry Ellis To Go Private, But Is Price Too Low?

Clothing maker Perry Ellis (NASDAQ: PERY) will go private, a deal led by founder George Feldenkreis. He will control the new company. The deal comes several months after he first ...
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For “Incredibles 2”, A Shot At $150 Million Open

Some industry executives believe the new "Incredibles 2" could have the largest opening weekend for an animated film, ever. It has been 14 years since the original was released, a ...
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Unemployment Remains High In Several States

Headline after headline trumpet the fact that U.S. unemployment hit a multi-decade low of 3.8% in May. Most states have matched, or are even below that number. However, in several ...
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Can Oprah Help Apple Fight Amazon?

Oprah Winfrey, perhaps the most famous one-person entertainment company in the world, has signed a deal with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) to create "original" shows. Apple is so far behind ...
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IMF Guess At U.S. Growth Rate Is Too Low

A number of economists believe that a surge in consumer spending, probably brought on a tax cuts, and better-than-expected earnings may push GDP growth close to 4% in the current ...
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