Growth Projects and Cost Savings Help DCP Midstream Partners, LP Overcome Weaker Volumes

Growth Projects and Cost Savings Help DCP Midstream Partners, LP Overcome Weaker Volumes

DCP Midstream Partners (NYSE:DPM) is more sensitive to commodity prices than most other MLPs because a greater percentage of its earnings come from commodity-based activities. This direct exposure is having an impact on its earnings this year, particularly since some of the hedges it had in place for protection have expired. That said, the company is → Read More

The Most Valuable Companies in the World

The Most Valuable Companies in the World

In business and investing, size matters. When looking at the most valuable companies in the U.S. stock market as measured by market capitalization, the top five are technology names. Specifically, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) are the most valuable listed companies in the world. The tech sector is → Read More

Baytex Energy Corp.'s Q3 Results Show Progress Where It Matters Most

Baytex Energy Corp.'s Q3 Results Show Progress Where It Matters Most

Heading into 2016, Baytex Energy (NYSE:BTE) outlined three strategic objectives to help get it through the downturn in the oil market: deploy capital efficiently, cut costs, and maintain strong liquidity. Each quarter the company has taken noticeable steps forward on each objective, which was certainly the case again during the third quarter. Squeezing more out → Read More

Royal rides are up for auction

Royal rides are up for auction

This is how you hand-make a Rolls-Royce You could soon be driving like a Queen. No, really. Cars once owned by the royal family are going up for auction soon and bidding has already started. The cars for sale include two used by Queen Elizabeth, an Audi used by Princess Diana and a Rolls-Royce once → Read More

Why Egypt just let its currency crash by 48%

Why Egypt just let its currency crash by 48%

Egypt tried to draw a line under a deep economic crisis Thursday by allowing its currency to float freely. The move saw the Egyptian pound crash 48% against the U.S. dollar, but should mean the country can now access a huge bailout from the International Monetary Fund. Read More

Forget your old alarm system. This drone will protect your house.

Forget your old alarm system. This drone will protect your house.

See Domino’s inaugural pizza drone delivery test A new startup wants to turn drones into guardian angles for our homes. Sunflower Labs — with headquarters in Silicon Valley and Zurich, Switzerland — announced a new security system on Thursday that detects possible threats and investigates them with a drone. The drone streams video to your → Read More

Google Home review: Promising but playing catch up to Amazon Echo

Google Home review: Promising but playing catch up to Amazon Echo

See Google Home, Alexa’s newest competitor It was a battle of the bots in my apartment this week. Google Home, the voice-assistant smart speaker Google (GOOG) debuted last month, officially launched on Thursday. With years of search data collection under its belt, Google is poised — in theory — to take on the Amazon Echo → Read More

Better Buy: eBay Inc vs. Overstock.com, Inc.

Better Buy: eBay Inc vs. Overstock.com, Inc.

On the face of it, Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK) started with a brilliant premise: Buy the leftover inventory that retailers have for pennies on the dollar, and sell it at a modest mark-up over the Internet. The input costs were low, and there was no brick-and-mortar network to support either. But theory and practice are often miles → Read More

3 Top Sin Stocks to Buy in 2016

3 Top Sin Stocks to Buy in 2016

Sin stocks include companies that operate in the gambling, tobacco, alcohol, and weapons industries and are so called because they deal in products and services that are seen as harmful or dangerous to their customers. While these businesses put off some investors, sin stocks have historically had reliable customer bases and tend to be resilient → Read More

Drew Industries Drives Sales, Profits Higher

Drew Industries Drives Sales, Profits Higher

The recreational vehicle industry has been extremely strong lately, and Drew Industries (NYSE:DW) has capitalized on robust demand for RVs by continuing to come up with innovative components and products that RV owners want in their vehicles. Coming into Thursday’s third-quarter financial report, Drew investors wanted to see solid growth from the company, especially given → Read More

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