Why Square, U.S. Steel, and Conn’s Slumped Today

Wall Street suffered through a tough session on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average finishing lower by almost 600 points and other major benchmarks enduring declines of 2% to 2.5%. Market participants attributed most of their nervousness to the Trump administration’s decision to fire another salvo in the emerging trade war between the U.S. […]

3 Reasons Mastercard and Visa Are Still Buys

Since Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA) and Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) went public, shareholders have enjoyed returns that have destroyed the S&P 500 index. In May 2006, Mastercard had an initial public offering with the stock valued at a split-adjusted $3.90 per share.Two years later, Visa followed suit and went public at a split-adjusted price of […]

2 Initiatives That Will Boost Synchrony Financial’s Returns

Sometimes, a small drift in closely watched measurements can shed light on powerful trends in a business. During the fourth quarter of 2017, Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) reported slight but significant declines in its credit-quality metrics. Net charge-offs reached 5.78% of total loan receivables, an increase of 113 basis points over the fourth quarter of […]

3 Warren Buffett Stocks to Buy in April

To quote the old proverb, April showers bring May flowers. If you’re a shareholder of Warren Buffett’s investment vehicle Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A)(NYSE: BRK-B) they’ll probably continue to bring the returns too. The company’s renowned equity portfolio keeps growing; the total market value of its top equity positions was nearly $171 billion at the end […]

Google’s self-driving Waymo cars will be picking you up soon

AUSTIN — A self-driving car from Google (GOOG, GOOGL) may be coming to a street near you. But you won’t be able to buy it, and you’ll have to wait longer to get a ride if snow regularly features in your city’s winter forecasts. John Krafcik, CEO of of Google’s self-driving car unit Waymo, laid […]

Razer’s Mamba Hyperflux, Firefly charging mat could redefine gaming accessories

Before 2018, the gaming mouse seemed like a solved problem. This year that’s going to change. As companies like Razer and Logitech escalate their wireless-charging-mouse-pad arms race, the gaming mouse landscape will experience a much-needed shakeup and that’s an exciting prospect for anyone in the market for a gaming mouse. The Razer Mamba Hyperflux is […]

‘Luxury Space Hotel’ to Launch in 2021

Well-heeled space tourists will have a new orbital destination four years from now, if one company’s plans come to fruition. That startup, called Orion Span, aims to loft its “Aurora Station” in late 2021 and begin accommodating guests in 2022. “We are launching the first-ever affordable luxury space hotel,” said Orion Span founder and CEO […]

The last straw: Some P.E.I. restaurants look to reduce plastic use

When you order a drink at some P.E.I. restaurants, it may arrive without a straw. It’s all part of an international push to reduce the number of single-use plastic straws ending up in the garbage. The Red Island Hospitality Group operates four restaurants in downtown Charlottetown, P.E.I., and are already phasing the straws out. “We’ve […]

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