Read This Before You Retire

Read This Before You Retire

Many people look forward to retirement and the leisurely lifestyle it’s said to offer. But unless you’re prepared financially and mentally, you may be in for some unpleasant surprises when you’re deep in the throes of retirement. That’s why it’s important to consider the challenges of retirement before deciding to make your permanent exit from → Read More

Taxing Las Vegas Visitors: Casino Giants Now Behind Las Vegas NFL Stadium Plan

Taxing Las Vegas Visitors: Casino Giants Now Behind Las Vegas NFL Stadium Plan

Sheldon Adelson, the owner of Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) and one of the richest people in the world, is leading the push for $750 million in public funding for a new NFL stadium he will likely be involved in developing. And Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) CEO Steve Wynn, MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM) CEO Jim Murren, and Caesars → Read More

Better Buy: Intel Corporation vs. Texas Instruments

Better Buy: Intel Corporation vs. Texas Instruments

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) are very different chipmakers. Intel mainly sells CPUs for PCs and data centers, while TI produces cheaper analog and embedded chips for a wide variety of industries. Yet Intel has risen just 7% in 2016 — underperforming the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index’s 21% gain — while TI outperformed the index → Read More

3 Smart Reverse-Mortgage Moves

3 Smart Reverse-Mortgage Moves

A reverse mortgage can be an excellent way for retirees to increase their income, or to get extra cash for a large purchase or unexpected expenses. However, a reverse mortgage is a major financial decision and should not be taken lightly. If you’re considering a reverse mortgage, here are three smart things to do before → Read More

Selling Craftsman Will Let Sears Live to Fight (and Lose) Another Day

Selling Craftsman Will Let Sears Live to Fight (and Lose) Another Day

As losses have continued to pile up at Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD) in recent years, the storied retailer has been selling off its most valuable assets in an effort to stay afloat. Earlier this year, Sears announced that it would consider selling its popular Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard brands to raise cash. It also may sell → Read More

Don't Expect Netflix to Enter China Anytime Soon

Don't Expect Netflix to Enter China Anytime Soon

In January, Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) announced its global expansion to 130 additional countries, bringing the streaming service to nearly every market in the world. There is, however, one glaring omission: China. The Chinese government censors much of the media its citizens consume, so media companies like Netflix must work closely with the government before entering the → Read More

Fact or Fiction? Scrutinizing Trump and Clinton on Obamacare

Fact or Fiction? Scrutinizing Trump and Clinton on Obamacare

This podcast was recorded on Oct. 12, 2016. Kristine Harjes: Welcome to Industry Focus, the podcast the dives into a different sector of the stock market every day. It’s October 12th, Wednesday, and I’m your Healthcare show host, Kristine Harjes. I have Todd Campbell, one of The Motley Fool’s healthcare writers, on the line. Todd, welcome to the → Read More

87 of Robin Williams' bikes are up for auction

87 of Robin Williams' bikes are up for auction

Robin Williams’ box office impact Robin Williams wasn’t only one of the funniest people on the planet. He was was also an avid cyclist and advocate for people with disabilities. Now, more than two years after his suicide, 87 bikes in his collection are up for auction, and the proceeds will help fund two charities → Read More

Is the Election Really to Blame for Poor Restaurant Sales?

Is the Election Really to Blame for Poor Restaurant Sales?

This past summer, Wall Street analysts blamed the heat, Amazon.com‘s Prime Day sales event, and the popularity of Pokemon Go as the reason retailers missed their earnings numbers. Now with earnings season upon us again and the numbers already looking weak, it appears as though we’ll have a new set of excuses for why they → Read More

Top 3 Cell Tower Companies in the U.S.

Top 3 Cell Tower Companies in the U.S.

Telecommunication companies like Verizon and AT&T use thousands of cellphone towers across the U.S. to deliver cellular connections. But the companies that own, lease, and operate these towers are largely unknown to many people. For investors looking for stocks in the obscure — but potentially lucrative — cellphone tower market, the largest players are SBA Communications → Read More

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