General Motors Faces Big Antitrust Fine in China: What It Means

General Motors Faces Big Antitrust Fine in China: What It Means

One of General Motors’ (NYSE:GM) joint ventures in China is under investigation by the Chinese government for possible antitrust violations, a probe that could reflect the recently strained state of relations between China and the United States.  What’s happening The newspaper China Daily reported early on Wednesday that “a penalty for monopolistic behavior will soon be → Read More

Why Investors Aren’t Flocking To China

Why Investors Aren’t Flocking To China

This podcast was recorded on Dec. 12, 2016. Gaby Lapera: Hello, everyone! Welcome to Industry Focus, the podcast that dives into a different sector of the stock market every day. You’re listening to the Financials edition, taped today on Monday, December 12, 2016. My name is Gaby Lapera, and joining me on the phone is → Read More

Dividend Stocks in 2017: 7 Stats Everyone Should Know

Dividend Stocks in 2017: 7 Stats Everyone Should Know

If you’re a dividend investor as we head into 2017, or you’re considering becoming one, there are some things you ought to know that can strengthen your conviction. Dividend stocks are terrific ways to build your wealth, so be sure to give them plenty of consideration — and perhaps plenty of your investment dollars, too. → Read More

Is Uber Missing the Mark In This Key Area?

Is Uber Missing the Mark In This Key Area?

After deploying some of its “self-driving” Uber vehicles in Pittsburgh in September, the company is now deploying about five autonomous Volvo XC90 SUVs in San Francisco, Uber announced on Wednesday. Uber’s aggressiveness in testing autonomous technology highlights the company’s vision for a self-driving ride-hailing service. “The promise of self-driving is core to our mission of → Read More

3 Stocks With Better Dividends Than Wynn Resorts, Limited

3 Stocks With Better Dividends Than Wynn Resorts, Limited

Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) was one of the early dividend paying companies in gaming, but of late it’s become a lot less attractive of a dividend play. Two years of declining revenue in Macau forced management to cut the dividend 75% to the current $2 per share annually. And with a $9.4 billion debt load → Read More

This Amazon Echo Partnership Is a Wynn-Win Deal

This Amazon Echo Partnership Is a Wynn-Win Deal

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) is hoping that whatever happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas. The leading online retailer is teaming up with Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) to outfit all 4,748 of its Wynn Las Vegas hotel rooms with Echo, the voice-activated digital assistant that Amazon introduced two years ago.  By the time that all of the resort’s guest rooms → Read More

The Worst Tech Stocks of 2016

The Worst Tech Stocks of 2016

The S&P 500 index has gained 10.4% so far in 2016. The market barometer is heading toward a very respectable annual return, well above the 8.2% average gain seen in the last 20 years. But some stocks made these broad market returns look downright rosy by comparison. Investors in First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP), and → Read More

Why Corporations Will Be the Real Renewable Energy Superpowers in 2017

Why Corporations Will Be the Real Renewable Energy Superpowers in 2017

There are a number of questions right now about the future of clean energy in the U.S., primarily because of the new administration’s appointees’ hostility towards the industry. Most renewable portfolio standards, set at the state level, have been hit or will easily be reached, leaving utilities with little urgency to install new renewables. And → Read More

Space Tow Trucks Are Coming: Here's Who Makes Them

Space Tow Trucks Are Coming: Here's Who Makes Them

Satellites are transforming how companies provide communications — and even internet services here on Earth. There’s just one problem with satellites, however: They sometimes break down. And when a satellite breaks down, the nearest repairman is 100 miles away, and needs air to breathe. Fortunately, NASA has a solution to this problem: robotic space tow → Read More

Chart: Why Bank of America’s Growth Should Accelerate

Chart: Why Bank of America’s Growth Should Accelerate

A number of years ago at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) CEO Brian Moynihan explained the bank’s challenges by saying that it was like climbing a mountain with an excessively heavy backpack. “As we look left and right, we’re right with the other climbers [i.e., banks], in terms of → Read More

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