Author Archives: Douglas A. McIntyre

Microsoft Becomes Best Performing Dow Stock Of 2019

The Dow (DJIA) is up 11.84% this year to 26,089.61, which means it is close to its all-time high. Among its 30 components, one has posted a stock price of ...
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It’s 119 Degrees In This City Now, And It’s Not Getting Better

Heat waves swung through Phoenix the week and pushed temperatures as high as 110 degrees Fahrenheit. In New Delhi, India, the temperature rose close to 120 but was pushed down ...
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The World’s Least Peaceful Country Is in Central Asia, US Is Toward the Bottom

War-torn, impoverished and politically unstable, the least peaceful nation in the world can be found in Central Asia, according to a well-respected global study of how people feel about their ...
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Soon You’ll Be Able to Know the Air Pollution Levels in Your Own Neighborhood

Air pollution is a major cause of death around the world. In some cities, it makes tens of thousands of people sick every year. Governments and scientist can measure levels ...
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Did You Know the Trick to Charging Your Phone Faster?

Smartphone batteries have one nagging problem. When they run down, it can take three hours to recharge them. The number is better than several years ago. However, there is a ...
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The Value of This Tech Brand Is Diving

Most major tech brands have risen in value recently, along with the earnings of their parent companies and a growth in customers. Among the best examples are Microsoft, Apple and ...
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Amazon Becomes World’s Most Valuable Brand at $315 Billion

One of the world's most widely respected brand firms has issued its list of the world's most valuable brands. Amazon.com is at the top of that list with a brand ...
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A House That Was Built Years Before the US Even Existed Is Now For Sale

A house in Medina, Ohio, has just gone on the market. At a price of $525,000, a new owner gets four bedrooms, two baths and a lot of just over ...
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The Team No One Thinks Can Win the Super Bowl This Season

Every year, the 32 National Football League teams are supposed to start out on close to equal footing, at least in terms of talent. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has taken ...
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The Pot Industry Will Soon Employ As Many People As the US Army

Cannabis, commonly known as marijuana, is legal for recreational use in 10 states and for medical use in 38. Growing, processing and selling cannabis has become a large enough business ...
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UK Moves Toward Recession

The gross domestic product of the United Kingdom fell 0.4% in April, another sign the world's economies have become sluggish. The drop also probably was driven by trouble created by ...
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Raytheon and United Technologies Merge

In a deal that will create a military supplier and aerospace behemoth, Raytheon and United Technologies will merge. The core of the press release from the companies: Raytheon Company (NYSE: ...
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Rolls-Royce Plans To Build World’s Fastest Electric Plane

Rolls-Royce the aircraft engine maker, and not the carmaker, wants to build the world's fastest electric plane. The car company and aircraft engine company were split from one another in ...
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IMF Warns U.S. Trade War With China Threatens Global Growth

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said what almost every economist already knows. At the Group of 20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, ...
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America’s Largest Mutual Fund Attacks Boeing Management (correction)

Vanguard is the largest mutual fund company in America. It has $5.6 trillion under management. It also happens to be the largest shareholder of Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), which is ...
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