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  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT A) is ramping up pressure on Amazon.com Inc. (NSDQ:AMZN C) following Amazon’s announced plan to buy Whole Foods Market Inc. (NSDQ:WFM C).

  • UPS Surcharge To Impact Others
    June 21, 2017, 9:48 p.m. by

    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS CD) recently announced a new 27 cent surcharge on all U.S. ground shipments to homes between Nov. 19 and Dec. 2 and from Dec. 17 – 23.

  • Investors are paying close attention to Amazon Inc.’s (NSDQ:AMZN C) proposed takeover of Whole Foods Market Inc. (NSDQ:WFM C).

  • With FinanceBoards' web-based platform (no downloads needed), you can configure your dashboard(s) by selecting any of our 500+ financial data or information widgets, which lets you review in one place only the financial data you're interested in. In the “Widget Spotlight” series, we pick one of these widgets, explain how it works, and go over why over why you should consider adding it to your dashboard(s).

  • With the hiring of two top television execs from Sony Corp. (NYSE:SNE C), Apple Inc. (NSDQ:AAPL C) is demonstrating just how serious it is about original programming.

  • Amazon.com Inc. (NSDQ:AMZN C) has hinted it wants to get into the grocery business in a big way.

  • Uncertainty In Health Care Looms
    June 16, 2017, 10:01 a.m. by

    Anthem Inc. (NYSE:ANTM C) is only one of several health benefits companies facing uncertainty as Congress debates new health care legislation.

  • Toward A Connected Car Future
    June 16, 2017, 9:58 a.m. by

    International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM C) wants to sign up automakers for its cloud-based computing platform in order achieve a deep dive into the burgeoning market of connected cars.

  • Seeing monthly returns on one widget can be telling.

  • Streaming Music Is Growing Up
    June 14, 2017, 9:53 a.m. by

    The way people consume music has changed and streaming media has a lot to do with it. Physical album and digital download sales are down and yet more people are listening to more music than ever.

  • Next Steps For General Electric
    June 14, 2017, 9:49 a.m. by

    Following a 16 year run as General Electric Company (NYSE:GE CD) CEO, Jeffrey Immelt said he would retire at the end of this year. During his tenure, Immelt has overhauled the conglomerate’s portfolio considerably. He has also overseen GE’s reign as the Dow Industrial Average’s worst performing stock among companies that haven’t gone bankrupt or left the index.

  • Online Spending And Ad Blocking
    June 12, 2017, 5:10 p.m. by

    Despite the widely publicized increase in online commerce in recent years, only about 6% of consumer spending takes place online. Yuri Milner, founder of DST Global, believes online spending will nearly triple by 2025.

  • Widget Spotlight #3 - Quandl Equity Short Interest
    June 8, 2017, 12:04 a.m. by ernesto

    “Without short-selling, it can be very difficult to make money from a downbeat market.”

  • A great way to see the last year’s greatest stock price changes all in one widget.

  • Opioid drugs, including prescription painkillers and heroin, killed more than 33,000 people in the U.S. in 2015. That’s more than any year on record according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Michael Kors Closing Stores
    May 31, 2017, 9:42 p.m. by

    Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:KORS A) has decided to close up to 125 stores this year. The company is in the process of partially unwinding a recent expansion that isn’t serving the company as well in a cooling retail climate.

  • Tesla Inc. (NSDQ:TSLA D) is one of those companies that frustrates short sellers. Just when they believe there’s an opportunity to drag the stock down, up it goes. Such was the case this week when Tesla shares hit an all-time high.

  • The world will not likely see the Apple Inc. (NSDQ:AAPL C) iPhone 8 until fall but already the rumors have been enough to get investors to bet $200 billion the next Apple smartphone will be a hit.

  • More Americans Packing Lunch
    May 31, 2017, 10:01 a.m. by

    According to market research firm NPD Group Inc., Americans went out for lunch 433 million times less last year than the previous year. That resulted in a net loss of $3.2 billion for restaurants and represented the lowest level of lunch traffic in 4 decades.

  • Hotel chains used to consider online booking sites like Expedia Inc. (NSDQ:EXPE C), Priceline Group Inc. (NSDQ:PCLN C) and others valuable business partners. Not so much any more. Marriott International Inc. (NSDQ:MAR C), Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT C) and InterContinental Hotels Group (NYSE:IHG C) are in a turf war with online sites to regain bookings.

  • Facebook Inc. (NSDQ:FB C) is planning an event in June dedicated to health and designed to promote ad sales to the pharmaceutical industry. The initiative behind the event is called “Facebook Health.”

  • The growing trend of bricks-and-mortar retailers to declare bankruptcy has some investors worried about the stability of their bank and financial stocks. In truth, banks are reasonably insulated from loss when retailers go under thanks to the use of “asset-based loans.”

  • Which stock will reach the magic plateau of $1,000 first – Alphabet Inc. (NSDQ:GOOG C) or Amazon.com Inc. (NSDQ:AMZN C)? According to experts it could be neither.

  • A New Use For Old Coal Mines
    May 29, 2017, 10:01 a.m. by

    Despite promises from then candidate Donald Trump, most experts do not believe coal mining jobs in the U.S. are coming back. While there will be some uses for coal, the use of this fossil fuel is going to continue to shrink.