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Imagining a J.C. Penney-less World

In the not too distant future, teens will hang around malls in the outskirts of towns just as we did, only this time instead of buying Fro-Yos and hitting the shops with friends, they’ll be rollerblading through derelict buildings. The future for department stores...
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Netflix has big dreams with smaller pockets than its competitors

We might not recognize Netflix in the coming years. The entertainment company that streams popular movies and TV shows online wants to produce more original content, increase its global presence and enter the cable and movie theater industries. But its ambition to...
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Restaurant industry hoping for relief from labor regulations, but don’t count on it yet

Executive teams in the restaurant industry were anticipating policy implications that could bump up the federal minimum wage and a slew of other regulations that may affect their business. Darden Restaurants Inc., the owner of national chains such as Olive Garden and...
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Stop calling Alphabet a tech innovator

Sure, the flying car sightings reported in October created buzz. And Google Glass was all the hype in 2014. Now there is talk of Alphabet’s Pixel taking the smartphone market by storm and dethroning the iPhone. Does that last one sound far-fetched? You bet. Especially...
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Time for Shake Shack to Act Like a Big-League Player

Photo: Wikimedia Commons/m01229  It’s about time Shake Shack shed its mom-and-pop image promote itself as a major burger chain. Doing so may be the only way the company can continue to grow in an increasingly competitive fast-casual restaurant market. On the surface,...
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Energy Transfer Desperately Plows Forward with Dakota Access

Fracking was never popular among environmentalists, but recent moves by Energy Transfer work hard at achieving record-setting antagonism. Even if the battle is won, the list of scorned will be impressive and the company will at the very least take a serious loss in...
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The Restaurant Recession is Biting Shake Shack’s Earnings

The sizzle of a Shake Shack burger may not be enough to stem the tide of slowing earnings and sales growth. Shake Shack will report its third-quarter earnings today, and all signs point to slowing revenue growth and traffic amidst a sector-wide slowdown. Cheaper...
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Analysts Confident Ahead of Q3 Earnings Despite Energy Transfer Partners Stock Slide

Investors and analysts are at odds. Despite months of falling stock prices, analysts are posting bullish ratings ahead of midstream gas giant Energy Transfer Partners’ third quarter earnings scheduled for release after markets close tomorrow. The average EBITDA...
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Populist Politics to Sink Otherwise Suitable AT&T-Time Warner Deal

Say goodbye to the AT&T-Time Warner merger.

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Why M&A Spike Suggests Fear Among Executives

Last month the volume of M&A deals hit a 12-year high as desperate CEOs looked beyond internal growth at other ways to build their business, also taking advantage of short-term economic and political benefits. While investors were digesting news of AT&T’s...
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Imagining a J.C. Penney-less World

Imagining a J.C. Penney-less World

In the not too distant future, teens will hang around malls in the outskirts of towns just as we did, only this time instead of buying Fro-Yos and hitting the shops with friends, they’ll be rollerblading through derelict buildings. The future for department stores... read more
Barnes and Noble Second Quarter Earnings Preview

Barnes and Noble Second Quarter Earnings Preview

Barnes and Noble has had a turbulent 12 months. The bookseller lost its new CEO, Ronald Boire, this year and saw its stock price slashed in half to $11.45. So analysts believe that its second fiscal quarter earnings report, which will be released on the morning of... read more
J.C. Penney Headed For A Comeback

J.C. Penney Headed For A Comeback

JCP is poised to become the comeback kid of retail this year. The century-old U.S. department store is expected to meet its conservative estimates for third-quarter earnings today and real growth could come in the final quarter of 2016, when the effects of new sales... read more

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