Category: Industries

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


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


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


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 […]