Corporate Performance

Subway Gets Into Bitter Battle With Store Owners

Subway, once the most successful fast-food company in America, has had some tough years as revenue has declined and the number of Subway locations has fallen. The tension between Subway ...
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Will Old Navy Collapse the Way Gap Did?

Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) has dumped CEO Art Peck, presumably because the retailer he presided over continued to fall apart. Its primary brands (Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic) have ...
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Apple Shares Surge 65% to Lead the Dow

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) stock is up 64.92% this year to $260.14 a share. That is the best performance of any of the 30 components of the Dow Jones industrial ...
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WeWork Now Has 600 Locations in 122 Cities

WeWork has released its new strategic plan, which is meant to be its public statement of a nearly impossible turnaround. The need to cut costs is immediate. The ways to ...
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Uber Scalded for ‘Outrageous Safety Lapses’ in 2018 Pedestrian Death

In March of 2018, a self-driving car operated by Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER) struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, who was walking across the road with a ...
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Apple Controls Half of World’s Smartwatch Business

The smartwatch industry shipped 14 million units in the third quarter. The figure was spread across several manufacturers. However, none was close to Apple, which shipped 48% of the total ...
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Meeting Global Climate Goals Means Bursting the Carbon Bubble

Global proved reserves of fossil fuel far exceed the amount that can be produced and consumed while still giving the world a chance to meet international climate targets. Proved reserves ...
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Why UPS Really Needs to Find 100,000 Seasonal Workers

Back in early September, United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) said that it would hire 100,000 seasonal workers this year to help it deliver the expected glut of holiday packages. ...
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More Than 300,000 Vehicles Subject to 3 Ford Safety Recalls

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) on Tuesday issued three safety recalls for more than 300,000 North American vans and sport utility vehicles. The bulk of the vehicles recalled are the ...
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Tiffany Is Not a Very Good Company

Tiffany & Co.'s (NYSE: TIF) stock is up 31% over the past five years, compared to a rise of 50% for the S&P 500. If it were not for an ...
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GM Sales Expected to Drop in October

Auto sales should stay steady, moving along at a near-record pace, in October. However, some car companies will suffer a fall-off in sales. First among these is General Motors Co. ...
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Another Loss for the Hip and Trendy: Ford Flex Driving Into the Sunset

When Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) introduced its Flex SUV-minivan combo in 2008, the company positioned the three-row seating and boxy, low-to-the-ground design as a blend of the hip and ...
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Apple Up 56% Ahead of Earnings

Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) shares are up 56.32% so far this year to $246.58. That outpaces all other members of the Dow Jones industrial average, which is up 15.56% this ...
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Walmart Shares Clobber Amazon This Year

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) posted poor earnings and then lost out on a major cloud deal with the U.S. Department of Defense. In the meantime, Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has ...
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Twitter CEO Dorsey Runs Out of Excuses

Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) posted one of its occasionally horrible quarters, which is either proof that its business model was always hopelessly flawed or that CEO Jack Dorsey is out ...
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