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The Surprising Businesses Deemed “Essential” During The Coronavirus Lockdown

Generally speaking one would have a hard time finding a common thread to pull when it comes to gun sales, pot sales, crafting material sales and video gaming supplies, but the rules are being...
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Coronavirus Poses Major Threat To Stock Markets

There’s a school of thought within financial circles that says that bull markets do not die of old age but rather due to extraneous factors such as overconfidence, overspending and over-leverage. Unfortunately, this raging...
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Here’s Why Precious Metals Are Climbing

All good ideas arrive by chance- Max Ernst For what seems like an eternity for the bulls, the gold market has suffered from a strange cognitive dissonance, stubbornly refusing to react to the signs of...
apple

Is Apple A Buy?

Apple stock right now is trading almost at its 52-week high, and those who saw the tech giant for what it was--not a phone--are being vindicated.  There may be even more lucrative vindication on the...
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Banksy Strikes Again

Rarely shying away from making timely political statements, elusive British artist Banksy has over the holidays revealed his new piece on the imposed divide between Palestinians and Israelis. The artwork, titled “Scar of Bethlehem” portrays...
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The Best Investments Of The Decade

As we head into 2020 and take a look back at the past decade, many would-be investors will necessarily be suffering from a latent case of FOMO. It’s not the fear of missing out,...
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Smart Money On Edge As Trade Tensions Escalate

Could it be that stock markets are catching on to the fleeting nature of tweeting, or is there something bigger at play here as the massive rebound one might expect on good news all...
junk_food

America’s $300 Billion Junk Food Dilemma

Americans spend almost $300 billion on junk food per year, and then an estimated $190 billion to fight obesity.   According to the new survey, half of Americans will be obese within the next 10 years,...
dumpster_dive

Would You Dumpster Dive For $100,000 Per Year?

In the 1980s, dumpster diving emerged to the point that it became a bit of an art as a response to rampant consumerism and massive waste. So what happens when you combine this art...
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Twitter Shaming Can Cost Businesses Billions

Plenty of people saw the now-disputed Peloton Christmas commercial at least a dozen times and saw nothing wrong with it. But it only takes one person--one Tweet--to recalibrate the masses’ correctness sentiment.  And shave a...
luxury_retail

Luxury Brands Thrive Despite Retail Apocalypse

A decade ago, with the majority of stores exiting, Euclid Square Mall in Ohio was temporarily used by religious congregations who held services in abandoned retail stores. Two years ago, Amazon announced plans to...
black_friday

Black Friday Breaks Record

It’s official: No longer is it necessary to leave the comfort of the couch to take advantage of the best Black Friday deals. No longer is it necessary to forego sleep, push, shove, wait...
trade_war

5 Stocks Safe From The Trade War Fallout

The trade war and the eternal back-and-forth over a deal or no deal may be dragging down economic data, while brick-and-mortar retail was already getting by on life support in the U.S., but that...
biotech

Is The Biotech Boom Over?

It’s a well-established fact that the business of curing diseases can be a particularly lucrative one, and it’s not uncommon for tiny, obscure, single-product biotech companies to become multi-billion dollar rock stars virtually overnight...
walmart

Walmart Requests Government Protection As Protests Rage On In Chile

Walmart stores across the U.S. have been in the spotlight over a recent spate of deadly shootings, but elsewhere in the world, the store is seeking government protection.  Walmart in Chile has requested the government...
sad_man

Male Stress Tied To Rising Female Wages

One of the frequent subjects of debate at those thrilling annual anthropological seminars is the origin of chivalry and gender equality. It is said to typically conclude with a joke about holding doors open for...
marijuana

Marijuana Stocks Are Struggling

It’s now just over a year since Canada legalized recreational use of marijuana, and Wall Street is thoroughly disappointed.  What was supposed to have been a massive killing in one of the hottest new markets...
hacktivist

Hacktivist Offers $100,000 To Leak Bank Documents

One of the world’s most influential hackers is offering up to US$100,000 in cryptocurrency to hackers who break into oil firms and banks to leak information of public interest. According to a new manifesto, “Hacktivist...
dairy

The Dairy Industry Is Struggling

In 2018 alone, the U.S. lost 2,731 licensed dairy farms. That news has gone surprisingly underreported, until Dean Foods, America’s largest dairy company, filed for bankruptcy this week, adding more uncertainty to milk supply...
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Bezos Looks To Buy The Seahawks

While it appears that giant Amazon has lost a tax battle in Seattle, it might win the “big game,” with its billionaire owner Jeff Bezos considering buying an NFL team. Amazon poured nearly $1.5 million...
poverty

The Harsh Truth About Poverty In America

“When the laws undertake… to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society… have a right to complain of the injustice to their Government,” former U.S. president Andrew...
uber

Ex-Uber CEO Sells More Than Half A Billion Worth Of Stock

Ousted Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick sold more than half a billion dollars’ worth of stock last week, and many expect he will be redirecting that cash windfall to his new startup.  Kalanick co-founded Uber in...
robinhood-trading

Robinhood Sets The Bar For Zero-Fee Trading

When Robinhood first came out with its free stock-trading app, we didn’t really think it would take too long to put pressure on the market to fight back. After all, this wasn’t just a...
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Big Tobacco Is Struggling

In the throes of a vaping panic that has the FDA and the CDC running in frantic circles, tobacco giant Altria has seen its shares tumble almost 20 percent this year, after making a...
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The U.S. Workforce Is Getting Older

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics is predicting a major increase over the next 10 years in the number of age 75-and-older workers in the workforce. The increase, from last year’s 1.8 million workers who...