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Sears Declares Bankruptcy: What Led to the Retailer’s Self-Destruction?

Established in 1886, there was a time when Sears, Roebuck and Company was one of the largest corporate powers in America. Initially a mail order catalog, Sears branched into everything from children’s toys to entire homes. Sears has established brands such as Craftsman and Kenmore, and introduced such ubiquitous things as the Discover Credit Card. … Continue reading “Sears Declares Bankruptcy: What Led to the Retailer’s Self-Destruction?”

Facebook’s Latest Data Breach Affected 30 Million Users

Though earlier it was reported that over 90 million users might have been effected, Facebook has now pared it down to approximately 29 million users. That’s not necessarily a relief; in fact, consumer faith in Facebook has likely never been lower. Facebook has been the target of multiple high profile data breaches in recent memory, … Continue reading “Facebook’s Latest Data Breach Affected 30 Million Users”

Understanding Appian’s Heavy Market Correction

Appian (APPN), a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, reached $43 this past June. Today, the stock is at $23 following what appears to be a market correction that might not be over. Is this the time to buy a tech growth stock like Appian? Should APPN holders dump their shares and sit on the sidelines until the … Continue reading “Understanding Appian’s Heavy Market Correction”

What to Do (And NOT to Do) About the Market Sell Off

It’s probably an understatement to say that the drops in the Dow last week had people a bit uneasy. On Wednesday, October 10, the Dow fell by more than 800 points as tech stocks largely took a tumble. It dropped again when the bell rung on Thursday morning, though not as drastically as it did … Continue reading “What to Do (And NOT to Do) About the Market Sell Off”

Want to Get ROI Out of Your Savings Account? Here’s Where to Invest

Any expert will tell you that a good investment strategy isn’t merely one or two specific tactics, but a whole slew of various actions designed to increase your wealth. There’s investing in the stock market, retirement savings, IRAs, real estate and more. And though it’s not typically viewed as an aggressive wealth building strategy, even … Continue reading “Want to Get ROI Out of Your Savings Account? Here’s Where to Invest”

Activision Blizzard (ATVI) Will Hold Steady Amid Market Turmoil

Though the stock market is in flux, some stocks are stagnant or even on the rise. Activision Blizzard (ATVI) is one of the few bucking the general trend. The company can easily withstand a market downfall. This is not to say the video game industry is recession-proof, but Activision Blizzard’s offerings are so captivating that … Continue reading “Activision Blizzard (ATVI) Will Hold Steady Amid Market Turmoil”

Could U.S. Steel Be a Good Buy Right Now?

With stocks like Facebook and Tesla plummeting, investors may be looking for a different class of investment. Perhaps it’s time to go with something a bit more…traditional. Initially founded in 1901, the U.S. Steel company is the 24th largest producer of steel across the globe and the 2nd largest domestic steel producer. With nearly 30,000 … Continue reading “Could U.S. Steel Be a Good Buy Right Now?”

What Instagram’s Cofounder Exodus Means for the Brand

Instagram is an interesting company. Founded just seven years ago, Instagram was purchased in 2007 for a billion dollars by Facebook. Since then it’s continued to grow dramatically, and estimates now place it at an estimated valuation of approximately $100 billion. But where does this value come from? Social media is historically valued more by … Continue reading “What Instagram’s Cofounder Exodus Means for the Brand”

What You Need to Know About Trump’s New NAFTA Deal

One of the big campaign promises from then-U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump was to renegotiate what he perceived to be unfair trade deals. In addition to seeking a fair trade deal with China, one specific pact that regularly drew the ire of Trump is NAFTA, or the North American Free Trade Agreement, between the U.S., … Continue reading “What You Need to Know About Trump’s New NAFTA Deal”

Flood Insurance 101: Do You Actually Need It?

Last month, the country and much of the world watched as Hurricane Florence battered the Carolinas, dumping several feet of water on the area and flooding homes and businesses. Recovery efforts are ongoing, and likely will be ongoing for quite some time. However, to add even more insult to injury to home and business owners … Continue reading “Flood Insurance 101: Do You Actually Need It?”

Elon Musk Forced to Resign as Tesla Chairman, Pay $20 Million Fine

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been ordered by the Securities Exchange Commission to cough up a hefty $20 million fine and resign from his post as the chairman of the company’s board of directors. Musk’s spat with the SEC comes of the heels of the billionaire’s attempts to take the company private, which would give … Continue reading “Elon Musk Forced to Resign as Tesla Chairman, Pay $20 Million Fine”

Five Below is One of the Hottest Retail Stocks Right Now

Five Below (NASDAQ: FIVE) is a specialty retailer with one of the hottest stocks on the NASDAQ. The company beat second quarter estimates with revenue spiking 23 percent to a yearly total of just under $350 million. The retailer is growing at a rapid clip thanks to its string of store openings. The company increased … Continue reading “Five Below is One of the Hottest Retail Stocks Right Now”

Is the WWE Actually a Profitable Investment?

Shares of World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE) have soared in recent months, increasing in value fourfold following the signing of distribution agreements with USA Network and Fox. Fox will carry WWE’s SmackDown Live, while USA will carry WWE’s uber-popular Monday Night Raw. Furthermore, WWE’s streaming service that transmits content directly to customers has also been a … Continue reading “Is the WWE Actually a Profitable Investment?”

SiriusXM Buys Pandora for $3.5 Billion

It’s official: SiriusXM reports that it will be buying Pandora for a total of $3.5 billion, creating the largest audio-based entertainment company in the world. With Pandora’s 70 million active users, SiriusXM will effectively triple its total subscriber numbers after the deal. Though the deal didn’t come out of nowhere — SiriusXM already owned 19% … Continue reading “SiriusXM Buys Pandora for $3.5 Billion”

These Walmart Products Will Be Impacted By The Trade War

Sometimes, it’s easier to see the impact of something on the small scale. Though trade tariffs have been flying back and forth for some time, they’ve mostly been discussed on an abstract, higher level: how will they impact the global economy? For the average American consumer, however, the picture is a bit more specific. Which … Continue reading “These Walmart Products Will Be Impacted By The Trade War”

With Toys R Us Gone, Where’s The Toy Market Share?

It was particularly painful for those of us who grew up as “Toys R Us kids” to watch the now-closed big box toy store liquidate all of its assets over the course of several months last winter and spring. Toys R Us finally closed its U.S. locations for good on June 29, and it marked … Continue reading “With Toys R Us Gone, Where’s The Toy Market Share?”

Why the Best Time to Buy a New Car is RIGHT NOW

When it comes to big purchases, a new car is certainly right up there. But thanks to new tariffs imposed on Chinese imports, many auto analysts are warning that it’s going to become an even bigger purchase in the future. Here’s a look at the details behind the tariffs and what it means for prospective … Continue reading “Why the Best Time to Buy a New Car is RIGHT NOW”