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The Death Of The Internet: What Happens Now?
Article By: Shelly Palmer
Sunday, December 17, 2017 11:05 AM EST
We can argue about what Net Neutrality rules did and did not accomplish, but now I want to explore the most sensational of all the post–Net Neutrality fears: the death of the Internet.
In this article: T, VZ, CMCSA, FB, GOOGL
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Zombie Corporations: 10% Of Companies Depend On Cheap Fed Money
Article By: Mish Shedlock
Saturday, December 16, 2017 5:29 PM EST
The BIS defines Zombie firms as those with a ratio of earnings before interest and taxes to interest expenses below one, with the firm aged 10 years or more. Zombies are those firms that could not survive without a flow of cheap financing.
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Firms Spent 94% Of 2004 Tax Holiday Benefit On Buybacks And Dividends
Article By: Mish Shedlock
Saturday, December 16, 2017 4:07 PM EST
A study of the 2004 repatriation holiday shows 94% of the money did nothing to create jobs.
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Business Values Hit Record Highs In Lower Middle Market
Article By: Global Economic Intersection
Thursday, December 14, 2017 5:45 AM EST
Middle-market valuation multiples eclipsed previous highs in Q3 with an average TEV/Adjusted EBITDA multiple of 7.5x on $10-250mm deals.
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More Evidence That Rising Minimum Wages Are Going To Crush The Restaurant Industry
Article By: Tyler Durden
Saturday, December 9, 2017 6:25 PM EST
With the minimum wages in California, for example, set to rise roughly 10% per year for the next 5 years, restaurants are increasingly trying to offset those increases in price hikes.
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The Most Valuable Companies Of All Time
Article By: Jeff Desjardins
Friday, December 8, 2017 4:56 PM EST
Before speculative bubbles could form around Dotcom companies (late-1990s) or housing prices (mid-2000s), some of the first financial bubbles formed from the prospect of trading with faraway lands.
In this article: AAPL
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E Saving The Economy: NGDP Targeting For The People
Article By: Gary Anderson
Friday, December 8, 2017 11:20 AM EST
We face the threat of an expanded Fed balance sheet, zero lower bound in the next downturn, and the inequality of wealth, seemingly ever increasing. Helicopter money will simply have to be considered as a means to evening out the money supply.
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The "Free Act" Will Hamper The Credit Industry Needlessly
Article By: Foundation For Economic Education
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 1:40 PM EST
The "Free Act" would harm an entire industry for the mistakes of one company. What happened at Equifax was a disaster, putting millions of consumers at risk for years to come.
In this article: EFX
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E Much More Restaurant Risk Management Due Diligence Is Required
Article By: John Gordon
Monday, November 27, 2017 4:58 AM EST
US restaurant industry trends aren’t following the traditional macroeconomic drivers—employment, disposable income, and GDP are all healthy—but we are not getting our share of spending.
In this article: CMG, DRI, MCD, WEN, BWLD, SONC, NDLS, FRGI
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Online Holiday Sales To Exceed In-Store Sales? Death Of Malls?
Article By: Mish Shedlock
Sunday, November 26, 2017 3:00 PM EST
Adobe Analytics reports record online sales for both Thanksgiving and Black Friday. It believes a cyber-Monday record is on the way. Will online exceed in-store sales this year?
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The End Of Net Neutrality Could Be Good For Marketers — And Bad For Almost Everyone Else
Article By: Shelly Palmer
Sunday, November 26, 2017 1:41 PM EST
The Federal Communications Commission announced that it will vote on December 14 to enact the exceptionally misleadingly titled “Restoring Internet Freedom” order. If passed, it will do the opposite of restoring anything resembling freedom.
In this article: T, VZ, CMCSA, MSFT, NFLX
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E Is USA Low Capacity Utilization Low Enough To Prevent Recession?
Article By: Gary Anderson
Sunday, November 26, 2017 12:04 PM EST
Low capacity utilization and weak labor are with us in full force. Capacity utilization still runs below the fifty year average of 80.31 percent in the United State. We may be at the point where our low capacity utilization may not be low enough.
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E How Small Businesses Are Differentiating Themselves From E-Commerce Giants
Article By: Maithya Kitonyi
Friday, November 17, 2017 5:53 AM EST
The e-commerce market is dominated by Amazon and Alibaba among other players while the likes of Wal-Mart and several other traditional stores have joined the race. This leaves little space for startups but differentiation is helping find space.
In this article: BBY, JCP, WMT, AMZN, COST, EBAY, BABA
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Siemens To Cut 6,900 Jobs Worldwide, Including 1,800 In U.S.
Article By: The Fly
Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:33 AM EST
Roughly half of these jobs are in Germany. Outside Germany, the restructuring measures will eliminate a total of just over 1,100 jobs in European countries.
In this article: SIEGY
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Amazon Slashes Whole Foods Prices In Round 2 Of Grocer Wars
Article By: Tyler Durden
Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:09 AM EST
The lower prices include deeper discounts on some items for Amazon Prime members and come on top of price cuts already announced by Whole Foods in August.
In this article: AMZN Also: WFM
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Billion Dollar Unicorns: Indian Small Town Marketplace ShopClues Looks Shaky
Article By: Sramana Mitra
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:42 AM EST
ShopClues is venture funded so far. Overall, it has raised close to $265 million in funding from investors including GIC, Tiger Global Management, Nexus Venture Partners, Helion Venture Partners, and LionBird.
In this article: AMZN
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