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Markets: 'First Five Days Of January Were Down--Does It Matter?' (And Other Quotes Of The Week)

Markets: 'First Five Days Of January Were Down--Does It Matter?' (And Other Quotes Of The Week)

With the media focused last week on the “polar vortex” extreme cold, Chris Christie’s “BridgeGate,” the jobs report shock, Fed...

Jan 12 2014, 10:46am CST

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Massive Target breach could have lasting effects

Target says millions more customers than previously disclosed affected by data breach NEW YORK (AP) — Fallout fro...

Jan 10 2014, 4:11pm CST

Humana: Obamacare Exchange Enrollment 'More Adverse Than Previously Expected'

Humana: Obamacare Exchange Enrollment 'More Adverse Than Previously Expected'

On January 9, health insurance bellwether Humana formally announced something that industry observers have long suspected: that...

Jan 10 2014, 4:11pm CST

Me Myself I: Ten Songs for Narcissistic CEOs

Me Myself I: Ten Songs for Narcissistic CEOs

Narcissism and chief executives are much in the news of late. Maybe it’s a hangover from the financial crisis or continuing fal...

Jan 10 2014, 2:51pm CST

Nintendo Announces Massive 45% Increase In 3DS Games Sales In 2013

Nintendo Announces Massive 45% Increase In 3DS Games Sales In 2013

While the Wii U is still the “console who must not be named” in terms of sales at this point, Nintendo is more than happy to bo...

Jan 10 2014, 9:51am CST

Is Intel The Next Apple?

Is Intel The Next Apple?

They had me at the Iron Man reference. Intel stole the show at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show [Sizemore Capital is long...

Jan 9 2014, 7:26pm CST

Intel's Earning Preview: PC Segment Remains Weak But Data Center To Continue Growing

Intel's Earning Preview: PC Segment Remains Weak But Data Center To Continue Growing

PC microprocessor manufacturer Intel will report its Q4 2013 and full year earnings on January 16. The persistant decline in PC...

Jan 9 2014, 2:06pm CST

When The Time For The Big Cashout Comes, You'll Wish You'd Planned For It Earlier

When The Time For The Big Cashout Comes, You'll Wish You'd Planned For It Earlier

Congratulations. Your hard work and entrepreneurial instincts have paid off in the form of a fast-growing, profitable business...

Jan 9 2014, 9:16am CST

Watson Is Moving To NYC: IBM Announces $1B Group Based On Jeopardy Ace Computer

Watson Is Moving To NYC: IBM Announces $1B Group Based On Jeopardy Ace Computer

Three years after its splash appearance on Jeopardy, IBM is turning to the Watson computer system for inspiration again–this ti...

Jan 9 2014, 1:46am CST

Ditch 'Dogs Of The Dow' - The Mutts Have Bad Genes, Improper Breeding and False Papers

Ditch 'Dogs Of The Dow' - The Mutts Have Bad Genes, Improper Breeding and False Papers

The ‘Dogs of the Dow’ reasoning sounds sensible, the process is simple and the result are being reported as proof that it works...

Jan 8 2014, 5:21pm CST

No News Is Bad News: JC Penney Tanks After Saying Zilch About Holiday Sales

No News Is Bad News: JC Penney Tanks After Saying Zilch About Holiday Sales

If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. JC Penney apparently took that old adage to heart, when it r...

Jan 8 2014, 2:51pm CST

Samsung's Weak Earnings Forecast Heightens Smartphone Worries Even As Chipset Prices Soar

Samsung's Weak Earnings Forecast Heightens Smartphone Worries Even As Chipset Prices Soar

Samsung Electronics issued weak preliminary guidance for the fourth quarter of 2013, predicting a sequential drop in operating...

Jan 8 2014, 2:21pm CST

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The 5 Reasons Big Companies Struggle With Innovation

As I have been doing startup consulting at Red Rocket, I have also had many executive conversations with several big companies....

Jan 8 2014, 9:31am CST

Apple: 2013 In Review And 2014 Outlook

Apple: 2013 In Review And 2014 Outlook

For the first eight months of 2013 it was all talk about the stock (since it was in the penalty box), Apple losing market share...

Jan 8 2014, 9:31am CST

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Yahoo's Advertising Reboot Still A Work In Progress

Yahoo announced some interesting products during CEO Marissa Mayer’s keynote speech at CES Tuesday in Las Vegas–a couple of dig...

Jan 7 2014, 11:16pm CST

Scorsese's Wolf Of Wall Street: Fifth Column Or Reality?

Scorsese's Wolf Of Wall Street: Fifth Column Or Reality?

My quarrel with The Wolf of Wall Street ain’t with the protagonist, Jordan Belfort, more glutton than carnivore, but with Marti...

Jan 7 2014, 2:16pm CST

What Cord Cutting? Comcast Adds TV Subscribers For First Time In 6 Years

What Cord Cutting? Comcast Adds TV Subscribers For First Time In 6 Years

Billionaire Comcast CEO Brian Roberts boasted Tuesday that his cable company had “modestly” added television subscribers for th...

Jan 7 2014, 1:56pm CST

Apple's App Store Sales Hit Over $10 Billion in 2013

Apple's App Store Sales Hit Over $10 Billion in 2013

2013 was the best year ever for the App Store. Apple today announced that the App Store sales surpassed $10 billion in 2013 inc...

Jan 7 2014, 12:26pm CST

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Apple's App Store Could Have Generated $1 Billion In Revenue In The December Quarter

Apple issued a press release this morning to announce that customers had spent over $10 billion on the App Store in 2013 and de...

Jan 7 2014, 11:36am CST

Bezos Health Scare Draws Traders' Attention to Amazon Succession Plan

Bezos Health Scare Draws Traders' Attention to Amazon Succession Plan

When a kidney stone dropped into Jeff Bezos’s ureter while he was touring the Galapagos Islands by boat on New Year’s Day, his...

Jan 7 2014, 9:36am CST

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Samsung's 4Q profit hit by slowing mobile growth

Samsung's profit falls for first time in 2 years, highlights smartphone challenges. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Qua...

Jan 6 2014, 10:31pm CST

The Best "Sleeper Ideas" For Trends, Stocks, And Private Companies To Watch In 2014

The Best "Sleeper Ideas" For Trends, Stocks, And Private Companies To Watch In 2014

This is the third year in a row that I’ve asked friends and colleagues of mine to make predictions for the coming year. In the...

Jan 6 2014, 10:16pm CST

How To Profit From Gift Cards, Pay It Forward With Frequent Flier Miles

How To Profit From Gift Cards, Pay It Forward With Frequent Flier Miles

While December is about accumulation, January is the month of fresh starts. By now the holiday gifts have been unwrapped, the b...

Jan 6 2014, 2:56pm CST

Investment Directions: Electronics Gets Interesting, Humans Take On Computers, Banks' And Wall Street's Happy New Year

Investment Directions: Electronics Gets Interesting, Humans Take On Computers, Banks' And Wall Street's Happy New Year

This week’s meaningful topics and trends: Electronics Gets Interesting This CES (Consumer Electronics Show) looks to kill the v...

Jan 6 2014, 1:56pm CST

Guru Round Up: The 43 Best Investment Ideas For 2014

Guru Round Up: The 43 Best Investment Ideas For 2014

Last year was a year for stock market record books as index fund buyers added 30% to their nest eggs while many skilled hedge f...

Jan 6 2014, 12:56pm CST

Guru Pans: 14 Stocks To Steer Clear Of In 2014

Guru Pans: 14 Stocks To Steer Clear Of In 2014

In a market environment where “hot buys” always make the headlines, often the best advice an investor can get is when to actua...

Jan 6 2014, 12:16pm CST

Best Investment Ideas 2014: Six Technology Stocks

Best Investment Ideas 2014: Six Technology Stocks

Last year was a sizzling year for stocks, and though technology and telecom stocks as a group rose only 18%, their were pockets...

Jan 6 2014, 12:16pm CST

Why One Analyst Says Facebook Stock Is Hot Despite Site's Dwindling Cool Factor

Why One Analyst Says Facebook Stock Is Hot Despite Site's Dwindling Cool Factor

As parents and grandparents have joined the ranks of Facebook’s most active users, the site’s bread and butter — the teenage an...

Jan 6 2014, 11:46am CST

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Beating Back The Bubble Babble

WITH STOCKS AT or near alltime highs, financial publications and market pundits are providing plenty of hot air as they inflate...

Jan 6 2014, 7:36am CST

Nvidia Kicks Off CES With New Mobile Graphics Chip That Inspired California Crop Circle

Nvidia Kicks Off CES With New Mobile Graphics Chip That Inspired California Crop Circle

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled a powerful mobile graphics chip that aims to transform the look and feel of video games and...

Jan 6 2014, 4:06am CST

Week Ahead: Mayer, Malone & Slew Of Market-Moving News

Week Ahead: Mayer, Malone & Slew Of Market-Moving News

The first full trading week of 2014 brings a slew of company and economic news that is potentially sensitive for investors. The...

Jan 5 2014, 3:11pm CST

Apple's Missing Ingredient Dulls Its Outlook

Apple's Missing Ingredient Dulls Its Outlook

All analysts and investors agree on one thing: Innovation created Apple (AAPL). But innovation has two forms: revolutionary and...

Jan 4 2014, 12:36pm CST

Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Stocks Of 2013

Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Stocks Of 2013

The five highest performing cloud computing stocks year-to-date on the Cloud Computing Index are Qualys (NASDAQ: QYLS), Amazon...

Jan 4 2014, 12:16pm CST

Will Apple Be The S&P's Largest Dividend Payer In 2014?

Will Apple Be The S&P's Largest Dividend Payer In 2014?

Somebody alert Carl Icahn: in assessing the dividend outlook for 2014, a new report has named the billionaire’s favorite Twitte...

Jan 3 2014, 1:26pm CST

Microsoft, Intel, GE, Attract Dividend Seeking Retirees, But Are They Bad Bets For 2014?

Microsoft, Intel, GE, Attract Dividend Seeking Retirees, But Are They Bad Bets For 2014?

Retired investors think they need income, which often leads them to favor large-cap value stocks paying fat dividends. Except,...

Jan 3 2014, 9:16am CST

7 Reasons Not To Pay Off Your Mortgage Before You Retire

7 Reasons Not To Pay Off Your Mortgage Before You Retire

Many people, including myself, dream of having a “mortgage burning” party the week they retire. The very thought of making my l...

Jan 3 2014, 9:06am CST

Russia's Oil Industry Is Doing Fine, Which Is Great News For The Kremlin

Russia's Oil Industry Is Doing Fine, Which Is Great News For The Kremlin

Russia’s economy had a pretty bad 2013 and there’s simply no point in arguing otherwise. The economy decelerated sharply and is...

Jan 3 2014, 8:46am CST

Beyond Economics: How Price Controls Are Killing Millions Of Patients

Beyond Economics: How Price Controls Are Killing Millions Of Patients

Due to maximum-wage policies, it currently takes about a decade for working medical therapies to reach patients. Stronger incen...

Jan 3 2014, 7:26am CST

Investing In Vietnam With Dragon Capital's Bill Stoops

Investing In Vietnam With Dragon Capital's Bill Stoops

Dragon Capital is the largest private shareholder of stocks in Vietnam. I spoke with Bill Stoops, Dragon’s Chief Investment Off...

Jan 2 2014, 7:41pm CST

Wells Fargo Downgraded Apple From Outperform To Market Perform Based On Gross Margin Concerns

Wells Fargo Downgraded Apple From Outperform To Market Perform Based On Gross Margin Concerns

Wells Fargo’s Apple analyst Maynard Um downgraded Apple from Outperform to Market Perform on Monday while maintaining his $536...

Jan 2 2014, 4:41pm CST