A new year means new regulatory policies and debates to keep an eye on. While these proposed shifts are moving targets that may or may not come to pass, it's important to remain informed of ongoing developments that could ultimately impact your business in 2018 and beyond. Staying apprised of policy changes could...
Tesla (TSLA - Get Report) CEO Elon Musk, per the usual, made some big-time promises on the company's future on an earnings call.  From calling out the potential for profitability this year to hyping a production goal of 100,000 semi trucks in four years, Musk laid it all on the...
Futures for the S&P 500 index, Dow Jones industrial average and Nasdaq 100 were slightly higher Sunday night. Look for Trump stocks U.S. Steel (X), Nucor(NUE), Steel Dynamics (STLD), AK Steel (AKS) and aluminum maker Alcoa (MT) to rally Monday on reports that President Trump backs high steel and aluminum tariffs on imports. Meanwhile, Palo Alto Networks (PANW) kicks off a...
U.S. banks like JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM - Get Report)  would thrive under President Donald Trump's tax proposal, as the firms benefit from a cut in the corporate rate while being spared from potentially painful provisions like the elimination of the deduction for mortgage interest. The corporate tax rate under Trump's plan would drop to...
How should you invest for September and the rest of the year? As a contrarian bond investor, I'd like to start by discussing what not to do. Don't Let The Fed Scare You You're not alone if you're sick of reading about rate hikes, the bond "bubble" or the damage the...
Futures for the S&P 500 index, Nasdaq 100 and Dow industrials rose modestly Thursday morning on perhaps the busiest day of earnings season. Baidu (BIDU), American Airlines(AAL), Intel (INTC), Comcast (CMCSA), UPS (UPS) are among the dozens of notable companies reporting, along with an important European Central Bank meeting. But let's focus on a trio of tech titans, Amazon.com (AMZN), Microsoft (MSFT) and...
As a small business owner, it may be easy to brush off cybercrime as an enterprise problem – why would criminals target small operations? Yet, small businesses are often the easiest targets for cybercriminals because they're the most vulnerable. Forty-three percent of all cyberattacks in 2015 were targeted at...
The Arkansas Department of Health, along with other healthcare providers, has adopted new hypertension guidelines, and the new guidelines mean some patients who didn’t think they had high blood pressure before might be considered hypertensive now. The guidelines were recently developed by the American Heart Association, American College of...
Freek Vermeulen explains why unhelpful practices go unnoticed and suggests how rooting them out can help innovation. The idea that companies may unwittingly use inefficient processes and pursue poorly focused strategies is not new. Corporate history is littered with examples of businesses being too slow to spot redundancy and incumbents...
Nordstrom is opening up a store that doesn't have any inventory. The luxury department store chain says its Nordstrom Local concept store will open in Los Angeles next month. The Seattle-based company says the store will be staffed with personal stylists who can order merchandise for customers. Nordstrom says customers...