Facebook Sees Little Financial Backlash Despite Russian-Ad Revelations

Facebook may be grappling with the political controversy surrounding its 3,000 Russian-linked ads thought to have influenced last year’s presidential election, but the social media fiasco shows no signs of interfering with the company’s advertising revenue. The tech...
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An Unfavorable Market For IAC’s CEO

Joey Levin always saw himself running a business. He earned the title of CEO in the midst of a bull market, running IAC/InterActiveCorp – a company that could really benefit from a value buy. Levin runs an internet and media conglomerate with an unconventional...
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IAC’s CEO wants investors to rethink conglomerates

For Joey Levin, “synergy” is a four-letter word. “We don’t believe in synergy, we don’t support synergy,” the 37-year-old CEO of online brand conglomerate IAC said at a writer’s conference Friday. “We value autonomy over synergy.” In recent years, the company’s...
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This Bull Market Will Probably Become the Longest in History

Many investors can’t shed the myth that an old market is an at-risk market.

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Long a Lover of Fast Food, Trump Brings Quick Gains to Burger Chains

For years, Donald Trump has been associated with McDonald’s. He acted in a commercial for the brand alongside Grimace, told Anderson Cooper he orders Filet-O-Fish to his private jet and tweeted in 2012 that he bought stock in the company. But perhaps the biggest boost...
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Amazon’s Key to Growth Is in the Warehouse

As Amazon’s stock price continues to rise, so does its footprint. The company is on a multi-year spree of new warehouses that will help deliver more items to more customers faster. The company currently is on track to break 100 million square feet of warehouse space...
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Macy’s Is Hiring More Workers Than Ever, In E-Commerce

Once upon a time, the holidays were a cheery occasion for department stores. For Macy’s, the last few years has been a whirlwind of frustrated investors, massive layoffs and store closures. The holidays are no different: holiday hiring is on the decline, down 6,000...
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Once the symbol of American Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson is losing its footing

Motorcycle ridership is on the rise throughout the U.S. In 2014, there were 8.4 million motorcycle registrations, according to the Motorcycle Industry Council—almost double the number in 2000, when there were only 4.3 million. Female and millennial motorcycle riders...
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Netflix Needs Its International Boost

To compete with emerging and existing streaming services, Netflix is spending billions of dollars on original content, and it’s depending on international subscribers to fund it. The streaming company is working with a $6 billion content budget for 2017. Rival...
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AMC Networks Inc. Rakes in Revenue, as International Division Struggles

AMC Networks Inc., the company behind hit television shows “The Walking Dead” and “Better Call Saul,” announced, in a call to investors, that it was satisfied with their recent quarterly showing, despite problems it has abroad. The company showed year-over-year growth...
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New tech IPOs just got worse. Here’s why.

New tech IPOs just got worse. Here’s why.

Since the messaging service Snap went public in March 2017, its stock price has declined by 78 percent. The story is even worse for Blue Apron, the meal-kit startup, whose shares have plunged 46 percent since its IPO in June. Even though the stock of Roku, a streaming...

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Amazon’s Key to Growth Is in the Warehouse

Amazon’s Key to Growth Is in the Warehouse

As Amazon’s stock price continues to rise, so does its footprint. The company is on a multi-year spree of new warehouses that will help deliver more items to more customers faster. The company currently is on track to break 100 million square feet of warehouse space...

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Weaker Dollar Pushes Boeing Stocks Higher

Weaker Dollar Pushes Boeing Stocks Higher

Boeing shares could soon soar even higher on a weaker US dollar. The airline behemoth has been pushing into sky-high territory with earnings through the roof for most of the year. Boeing shares have risen 56 percent since the beginning of the year, and it just hit an...

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Tesla’s Model 3 Backlog Shows Great Promise

Tesla’s Model 3 Backlog Shows Great Promise

As the saying goes, a rising tide does lift all boats, and Telsa Inc. is navigating the waters. The automaker is finding that its new top-rated automobile the Model 3 sedan’s order backlog indicates promise of increased funds for the company's capital expenditures. A...

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Netflix Needs Its International Boost

Netflix Needs Its International Boost

To compete with emerging and existing streaming services, Netflix is spending billions of dollars on original content, and it’s depending on international subscribers to fund it. The streaming company is working with a $6 billion content budget for 2017. Rival...

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