Should Qualcomm Buy NXP Semiconductors? 1 Analyst Says Yes

Should Qualcomm Buy NXP Semiconductors? 1 Analyst Says Yes

The news exploded across the interwebs last night: Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) is in talks to buy NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) — and Wall Street loves the idea. As reported this morning in the The Wall Street Journal, investors pushed NXP stock 17% higher yesterday in response to rumors of a deal between the two companies. In an → Read More

Altria Group Inc.'s Biggest Failure in 2016 So Far

Altria Group Inc.'s Biggest Failure in 2016 So Far

Over the long run, Altria Group (NYSE:MO) has done an impressive job of navigating changing trends in the tobacco industry and dealing with downward pressure on cigarette sales. In addition to promoting its key Marlboro brand, Altria has increasingly looked at alternatives to traditional cigarettes as a potential avenue for future growth. In particular, one → Read More

Punish Wells Fargo? Yes. Break it up? No.

Punish Wells Fargo? Yes. Break it up? No.

Wells Fargo CEO pummeled by House committee It looks like Americans have found the rusty pitchforks they last used in 2008 when we found out big banks were behaving badly. Wells Fargo (WFC) CEO John Stumpf appeared twice on Capitol Hill this week. Unsurprisingly, he was grilled. And it was a bipartisan roasting. Read More

3 Stocks to Own for the Next Decade

3 Stocks to Own for the Next Decade

Any investor that says they are buying and holding for the long term should be looking for investments that can hold up for a decade or more. As Warren Buffett put it, he buys companies “on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.” Finding → Read More

Vidal, Buckley debates paved way for TV punditry

Vidal, Buckley debates paved way for TV punditry

Few experiments have more acutely signaled the news media’s future than the 1968 televised debates between William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal, a larger significance captured beautifully by “Best of Enemies,” an Independent Lens documentary airing on PBS. As the 90-minute documentary (which received a brief theatrical run last year) makes clear, the ratings → Read More

New Life in the Oil Industry Graveyard

New Life in the Oil Industry Graveyard

This podcast was recorded on Sept. 22, 2016. Sean O’Reilly: The energy sector is getting an IPO! What’s going on? Taylor Muckerman: Yeah! It’s not a bankruptcy, it’s a birth! O’Reilly: This is amazing to me. Muckerman: We’re adding to the crop rather than subtracting. O’Reilly: Yeah. The company is called Tudor, Pickering & Holt… Muckerman: No. O’Reilly: Oh, Smart Sand, I’m sorry. Tudor, Pickering, → Read More

TerraForm Power Inc.'s Biggest Win in 2016 So Far

TerraForm Power Inc.'s Biggest Win in 2016 So Far

Slowly but surely, TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP) is setting itself up for a future without SunEdison. Its bankrupt parent company has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by Appaloosa Investment Limited Partnership I, a hedge fund run by billionaire David Tepper, by providing the yieldco with more independence.  The three major provisions of the settlement include → Read More

50% Original Content Isn't an Original Idea for Netflix

50% Original Content Isn't an Original Idea for Netflix

Get ready for a lot more original content from Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX). CFO David Wells told the audience at Goldman Sach’s Communacopia conference, “You should expect us to push toward more 50/50 in terms of original exclusive content and licensed content.” The move is a long-term bet on the value and longevity of originals on Netflix. In → Read More

Qatar is losing billions on Deutsche Bank

Qatar is losing billions on Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank is a $2 trillion problem Investors are hurting from Deutsche Bank’s share price collapse, none more so than Qatar. The wealthy Gulf state bought into the struggling German lender back in 2014, when it injected 1.75 billion euros ($2 billion) in return for about 60 million shares. Read More

Where Is the Internet of Things Taking Us?

Where Is the Internet of Things Taking Us?

Dave Evans spent 24 years at Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO), working his way up to a title that sounds like it came out of a science fiction novel. As “chief futurist” for the technology company, he was a member of the company’s Corporate Technology Group (CTG), where he was responsible for identifying disruptive technologies that → Read More

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