Charting MoviePass’ stunning rise and swift downfall

MoviePass honchos Mitch Lowe and Ted Farnsworth are still trying to break the moviegoing business model. So far, though, The Street is about as horrified as actor Macaulay...

The Economy Won’t Rescue Trump

Although there have been approximately 100,000 media profiles of enthusiastic blue-collar Trump supporters in diners, the reality is that Donald Trump is extraordinarily unpopular. A recent Pew...

Big name investors are dipping their feet into marijuana

Pot stocks aren’t just for suckers anymore. Five years ago, when California and a few other US states started legalizing marijuana, the internet lit up with weed-driven penny-stock...

One economic stat Trump can’t crow about

Today I’m going to continue to dig deeply into the government’s economic data — even if you are falling asleep. Wake up! (Sound of pan being banged.) You’ll have...

Why investors shouldn’t worry about rising rates

The yield on the benchmark 10-year US Treasury isn't far from 3%. Rates hit 3% in April for the first time since 2014 before eventually edging lower. Now yields...

Social media companies beware: Washington is watching you

Social media may be too new to know this, but you need to tread lightly when Washington, DC, is looking. While President Trump has expanded his vocabulary to include “fake...

FaceTime bug lets you listen in before a call starts

Apple’s FaceTime might make it a little too convenient to drop in on a friend. Reports have emerged of a bug that lets you listen to the...

Starboard, other activist firms invest big in casino stocks

Shareholder activist Starboard Value has quietly taken a sizable position in MGM Resorts — and is pushing for big changes at the Las Vegas casino chain, The...

The last-ditch effort to revive Sears

Memo to Sears: It’s time to throw in the towel. A group of Sears creditors is urging the 125-year-old bankrupt retailer to forget about saving a few...

Berkshire Hathaway’s stake in Apple now worth almost $50 billion

Two years after purchasing 10 million shares of Apple then-valued at $1.1 billion, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway's stake in the company is now worth nearly $50 billion,...

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