It’s time to see if SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) can earn a treat by performing a fancy trick above water. The struggling theme park operator has a media event slated for Thursday morning at its flagship SeaWorld Orlando park. Speculation centers around the unveiling of a new sea-rescue-themed attraction, but some brand bashers hope that SeaWorld will be taking additional steps to wean....More>>>
Protect American jobs by getting tough on China.
That’s the underlying idea behind President-elect Donald Trump’s threat of a 45% tariff against China as a ploy to bring jobs back to America.
Before pursuing that strategy, however, Trump might want to check out what happened when his predecessor tried that.
President Obama slapped a stiff 35% tariff on Chinese....More>>>
Federal investigators have halted an alleged student loan debt relief scam that bilked more than $11 million from consumers nationwide.
Strategic Student Solutions and several related companies falsely promised to reduce or eliminate student loan debt and also offered the borrowers non-existent credit repair services, in exchange for upfront fees and monthly payments, the Federal Trade Commission....More>>>
Either low-income Americans became rich this Black Friday, or Wal-Mart’s (NYSE:WMT) marketers do not know what they are doing.
For years, $133,653 Cartier watches and expensive jewelry were sold in upper scale stores, where high income Americans prefer to shop on Black Friday.
This year, Cartier watches are being sold on the Walmart.com site.
But who will buy them?....More>>>
It’s not just liberal critics taking President Trump to task for his latest crisis.
The conservative Wall Street Journal pleaded with the embattled president Wednesday to get his act together.
In an editorial titled “Loose Lips Sink Presidencies,” the Journal recounted the administration’s most recent problems, including Trump’s disclosure of classified....More>>>
The going rate for a lunch date with Warren Buffett: $2,679,001.
At least, that’s how much the top bidder — who wished to remain anonymous — in this year’s “Power Lunch with Warren Buffett” charity auction was willing to pay. The bidding closed Friday evening.
This is the 18th year Buffett has offered himself up for the bidding war, and he does....More>>>
Short interest in many of the leading solar stocks shrank in the most recent period. Two solar companies in particular led that trend in late January. Analysts on average recommend buying shares of both of them.
While short sellers shied away from many of the leading solar stocks between the January 15 and January 29 settlement dates, two companies in particular led that trend. The number....More>>>
CFRAs Ken Leon takes a look at investment banks that he thinks should benefit from increasing M&A activity.
Leon writes that a favorable economy, in which companies and private equity firms have plenty of cash on hand, as well as a benign political climate will boost M&A activity in this year. Cross-border transactions, which made up more than....More>>>
A few weeks ago, we published an article that characterized Gilead (GILD) as a “Value Trap.” That article was a follow-up to an earlier article which used our work on Gilead as an example of how a solid conceptual framework could help investors make better decisions. Both of these articles were based on a 16-page valuation report on Gilead we published to our members in September, 2016.
DETROITJapanese automaker Toyota revealed a redesigned version of the flagship Lexus car that launched the luxury brand nearly three decades ago: the LS sedan.
The fifth-generation LS sedan debuted Monday at the Detroit auto show. The 2018 model-year vehicle will hit the U.S. market by about late 2017 and will be sold in some 90 countries.
With a longer and lower stance, the LS sedan....More>>>