Etsy’s holiday push is in full swing with a new TV ad campaign that salutes gift givers

Etsy, Inc. (ETSY) wants to clear the holiday haze for stressed-out shoppers who are scouting for the perfect presents to celebrate the holiday season.  The Brooklyn-based crafts marketplace has taken over TV broadcasts with its latest holiday ad campaign, “Here’s...

Nasdaq CEO Calls for Trade War’s End and More Open Markets

President Trump's endless trade war with China and his administration’s threat to delist its companies from American exchanges is a threat to economic growth, says the CEO of the nation's second largest exchange. Adena Friedman, CEO of Nasdaq (NASDAQ: NDAQ), said the...

Verizon Vying to Bring 5G Quickly Across America, But Reality Moves Much Slower

Verizon has dived into the race to provide 5G, and no one is more gung-ho about 5G’s potential  than its CEO. In an interview at the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit, Hans Vestberg – who has been among 5G’s biggest cheerleaders since he started his tenure at...

Harley Davidson’s $30,000 Electric Motorcycle May Not Be Enough to Fuel Growth

Harley Davidson began delivering pre-orders of its anticipated electric motorcycle, LiveWire, this month amidst delays and skepticism.  The iconic tough-guy motorcycle maker has entered the niche electric motorcycle market in an attempt to appeal to a demographic...

McDonald Joins the Meatless Movement by Adding Beyond Meat to Their Menu

Beyond Meat added another restaurant chain to its portfolio, making it the fourth partnership of the company in the last two months.  McDonalds has signed an alliance with the plan-based company last Thursday, with their new P.L.T  (Plant Lettuce Tomato)...

Netflix Won 27 Emmys. Here’s Why That’s Still a Flop.

This year’s Emmy Awards may look like a success for Netflix, but the streaming giant has yet to win an Emmy for best series, despite burning more cash on original content than ever before. Netflix won 27 Emmys this year, second only to HBO. It may have picked up Emmy...

Ford enters joint venture with Mahindra in India

Ford announced Tuesday that it will restructure its business operations in India by transferring most of its assets into a joint venture led by a rival automaker, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. The Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker has struggled to turn profits in...

With New Hire, Gap Banks On Athleta To Pull Up the Company

It looks like Gap Inc is upping its game in the women’s activewear market. The company appointed Mary Beth Laughton as president and CEO of its Athleta brand on Tuesday, September 24, hiring an executive experienced in both sportswear and women’s products. With the...

Kroger combats food waste by selling longer lasting produce across the country

The Kroger Co. announced on September 18th that it’s expanding its partnership with Apeel Science, a plant-based technology company dedicated to combating food waste, by selling its longer lasting produce in stores across the country.  Last year Kroger announced a...

Hasbro division looks to e-sports and influencers in new era of tabletop games

Hasbro subsidiary Wizards of the Coast officially launched its online version of “Magic: The Gathering Arena”, a free-to-play PC version of its popular fantasy tabletop card game.

Crypto startup rips off Comerica brand

Crypto startup rips off Comerica brand

A cryptocurrency company is falsely claiming to have financial backing from Comerica Bank, a major regional lender in the United States.  VRB Corp. has hired actors to pose as Comerica employees at events across Asia, according to a Friday release from Comerica....

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Running Out of Ammo on Gun Company Stocks

Running Out of Ammo on Gun Company Stocks

At the last Democratic presidential debates, Beto O’Rourke, former congressman from the state with the highest number of registered guns, said to a roaring and applauding crowd: "Hell, yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”  This kind of anti-gun...

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Tyson Dips Its Toe into Alternative Proteins

Tyson Dips Its Toe into Alternative Proteins

Tyson Foods is not just a chicken company anymore, it’s attempting to change from a traditional meat purveyor into a food company for the future. In the last month, Tyson Foods (TSN) has diversified its portfolio into the alt-meat sector, adding depth to its impact on...

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