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Education, Industries

Four-day weeks bring smiles in rural schools. But will they work in big cities?

May 21, 2018

Via: NBC News

McLOUD, Okla. — In many ways Oliver Prince is your typical, happy fifth-grader. He enjoys recess, gym class and time at school on the computer. But in one key way, he, along with the other 92 students at White Rock […]


Energy, Industries

OPEC not rushing to boost production rates as oil hits $80 a barrel

May 17, 2018

Via: USA TODAY

OPEC is not in a rush to start winding down the production cuts despite oil prices continuing their strong rally, with Brent hitting $80 a barrel on Thursday. The cartel sees the price spike as only a short-term rally driven […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Walmart U.S. Sales Beat Forecasts as E-Commerce Sales Get Back on Track

May 17, 2018

Via: Fortune

It looks like Walmart’s (WMT, +3.74%) tepid e-commerce growth over the holiday season may have been a blip after all. The mass merchandise retailer said on Thursday that U.S. online sales had risen 33% in the first fiscal quarter of […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Amazon teams with CoinStar, expands program that lets users pay with cash

May 16, 2018

Via: USA TODAY

Internet retail has been largely for people who pay with credit or debit cards. Few, if any, websites offer “cash on delivery” options which were common with late-night TV product offers in the 1980s and few offer any option to […]


Financial Services, Industries

Coinbase Launches ‘Prime’ Service in Push to Lure Big Institutional Investors

May 15, 2018

Via: Fortune

Coinbase has unveiled a spate of products and services aimed at major players in the financial industry. Tuesday’s announcement, which included a new “white glove” offering called Coinbase Prime, comes as the San Francisco digital currency exchange seeks to entrench […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Macy’s earnings: Shares are rising but same-store sales are not

May 14, 2018

Via: Market Watch

Morgan Stanley downgraded Macy’s Corp. last week on concerns about same-store sales in a note that came just ahead of first-quarter results, that are scheduled for Wednesday. Macy’s M, +0.20% stock is up nearly 27% for the past year, but […]


Industries, Others

The Trump administration has a little-known practice in the pharma industry in its crosshairs (ESRX)

May 11, 2018

Via: Business Insider

Before you ever walk up to the counter at your local pharmacy, a lot has already happened to get your prescription drug ready for pickup. For a single prescription drug, there are often five companies involved, from development all the […]


Energy, Finance Tech, Industries, Trading

Wall Street is back on the oil bandwagon

May 10, 2018

Via: CNN

Crude oil climbed to its highest price since 2014 after President Trump vowed to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. Iran is the world’s fifth-largest oil producer, and American sanctions will choke off some of that supply. The price […]


Energy, Finance Tech, Industries, Trading

Here are the hottest U.S. oil stocks of 2018

May 9, 2018

Via: Market Watch

Oil is now trading at over $70 a barrel, pushing up shares of energy companies. A look at total returns for shares of large oil companies highlights a pattern that may make it easier to make money in the sector. […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Why Amazon could be the next black swan for the market

May 8, 2018

Via: CNBC

Amazon appears untouchable. It’s rallied 37 percent this year, outperforming the market nearly fourfold. And a stunning quarter, reported last month, prompted nearly two dozen firms to up their price targets on the e-commerce giant; a handful of those newly […]