Tit for Tat: How Members and Companies Benefit From Loyalty Programs

Tit for Tat: How Members and Companies Benefit From Loyalty Programs

Airlines are far from the only companies to use loyalty programs — the average American has 13 different memberships, half of which are actually in use. In this episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods, Vincent Shen and senior Fool.com contributor Asit Sharma shed some light on the rapid rise of this marketing strategy across various industries. The → Read More

Ameresco Inc. Delivers on Profit Growth

Ameresco Inc. Delivers on Profit Growth

Energy-efficiency services and equipment specialist Ameresco Inc. (NYSE:AMRC) reported third-quarter financial and operating results on Nov. 1, delivering solid profit growth, another increase in its backlog of contracted business, and a steadying of its struggling Canadian operation, even as total revenue slipped from the year-ago quarter.  Here’s a closer look at how Ameresco delivered in the third → Read More

America's Brexit: What Trump means for world trade

America's Brexit: What Trump means for world trade

Mexican peso plummets on U.S. election news World trade was already stalling before Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election. Now, one of the main engines of global economic growth could go into reverse. Trump has promised to rip up major trade deals and slap huge tariffs on goods from China and Mexico, two of → Read More

Election Chaos Sends the U.S. Stock Market Plunging: Here are 4 Things to Do Right Now

Election Chaos Sends the U.S. Stock Market Plunging: Here are 4 Things to Do Right Now

If you’re just waking up, Wall Street and investors are getting a firsthand lesson on what happens when you count your chickens before they’re hatched and make assumptions. In response to what can only be described as a surprising election result, Republicans have maintained control of both houses of Congress, and Republican Donald Trump is → Read More

5 Sectors Poised to Benefit From Donald Trump's Victory

5 Sectors Poised to Benefit From Donald Trump's Victory

What can arguably called the craziest election on American soil is officially over. Unfortunately the smoke hasn’t quite cleared after Donald Trump was named the president elect. Wall Street had been predicting victory for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton from the get-go, so to witness Trump win the presidency has left some investors with indigestion, as → Read More

What a Trump Presidency Means for the Market

What a Trump Presidency Means for the Market

Below is a message from The Motley Fool’s Chief Investing Officer, Andy Cross, which is being sent to all Motley Fool members. This is how we approach volatile markets. Dear Fools, In one of the greatest upsets in U.S. politics, Donald Trump has won the 2016 presidential election. What’s that mean for investors? Well, ahead → Read More

Donald Trump Wins the Presidency, Markets Crash: What Investors Need to Know

Donald Trump Wins the Presidency, Markets Crash: What Investors Need to Know

Donald Trump has scored a stunning upset in the 2016 presidential race, defeating heavily favored Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. For the second time in five months — the first being Brexit — investors were caught flat-footed by the backlash against the political establishment. U.S. stock futures plunged overnight, as many traders rushed to sell their → Read More

Trump's win smashes social media records

Trump's win smashes social media records

Mexican peso plummets on U.S. election news Donald Trump’s improbable election romp has set the world of social media on fire. Tens of millions of people shared their views on Twitter and Facebook during Election Day, a level of interaction that shattered existing records for political discussion. Twitter (TWTR, Tech30) said that more than 40 → Read More

India shuts banks as it prints new rupee notes

India shuts banks as it prints new rupee notes

Why plastic cash is the future The world’s fastest growing economy has woken up to a countrywide bank shutdown. Banks and ATMs all over India were closed on Wednesday, following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s shock decision a day earlier to withdraw 500 and 1,000 rupee notes — the country’s two largest denominations — from circulation → Read More

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