Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre

US Car Companies Face Wreck in China

China is absolutely critical to U.S. car manufacturers. It is the largest car market in the world, as it moved ahead of the American market in 2009. Ford Motor Co. ...
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China, Turkey Jail Most Journalists This Year, as Figure Tops 250 Worldwide

Working journalists risk arrest in many countries, and in some they are jailed. This year, the figure hit was well over 200. The nations where journalists were arrested the most ...
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More Americans Delay Medical Treatment Because of Cost

Some sick Americans have probably become sicker because they do not believe they can pay for appropriate treatment. And the trend has spiked since last year. A new Gallup poll ...
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America’s Worst-Managed Companies of 2019

Several of America's largest companies have posted poor results, based on both their stock prices and financial reports. Some of these are perennial losers, trailing other companies in their sectors ...
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Only 15 Shopping Days Until Christmas

Barring any last-minute problems, 2019 should be one of the most successful shopping seasons on record, especially for American retailers. Cyber Monday, in particular, was a sign of consumer strength. ...
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Black Unemployment Over 50% Above National Average

The newly released Employment Situation for November, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows that the economy added 266,000 jobs last month and that the unemployment rate dropped to 3.5%, ...
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Apple Shares Surge 72%, Rocket Ahead of Overall Market

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) stock is up and extraordinary 71.62% this year, far outpacing the Dow Jones industrial average or any of its other components. The surge puts Apple's shares ...
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This Is What Amazon Could Look Like Broken Into Pieces

The Federal Trade Commission's review of Amazon.com Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AMZN) dominance of one industry has turned into scrutiny of two. The first involves whether Amazon has too large a piece ...
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Will Rising Labor Costs Cripple the US Car Companies?

The United Automobile Workers (UAW) has reasonably asked the three U.S. car companies for better worker compensation. All three have had several years of strong financial performance, particularly in America. ...
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Global Food Prices Spike Higher in November

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations tracks food prices worldwide. Those prices spiked in November, another challenge to the efforts to feed the world's hungry. The organization ...
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Voter Preference for Bloomberg Rises to 5%

Michael Bloomberg's presidential campaign has been off and running for over a week. His poll numbers, based on preferences of Democrat primary voters, have risen to 5%. While he is ...
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Amazon Gets Hammered for the Holidays

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) should be by far the most successful American retail company over the holiday season. It virtually controls the e-commerce business, which has continued to swamp brick-and-mortar ...
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How Long Until Jets Are Powered by Electric Engines?

British airline EasyJet wants to reduce its carbon footprint. It says one way is to use electric engines. The plan may sound implausible, but it may happen not terribly far ...
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Subway War With Franchises Heats Up

Subway's management believes that among the best ways to revive flagging sales is to cut prices. This, in turn, will hurt the finances of its franchise owners. The tension between ...
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Apple, Up Nearly 70%, Pulls the Market Higher

The Dow Jones industrial average is up 20.25% this year, to a near-record level of 28,051.41. It would not have a chance to be there if one of its 30 ...
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