admin June 19, 2018

There’s going to be a new way for workers to advance their careers in California. Lawmakers included $100 million in this year’s state budget to create an online community college that will offer certificate and credentialing programs. It will get another $20 million annually. The plan was proposed by Governor Jerry Brown and backed by […]

admin June 19, 2018

Netflix investors are shrugging off the drama in the broader market as well as the consolidation in the media world Stocks around the world are falling because of trade war fears. And the media landscape is in the midst of a massive shift after CNN’s new parent company AT&T bought Time Warner and a bidding […]

admin June 19, 2018

Two new reports show just how much economic pain Britain’s exit from the European Union is causing. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) on Monday slashed its growth forecast for the UK economy this year to 1.3%, which would be its weakest performance since the financial crisis. And the consultancy Oliver Wyman published a report […]

admin June 19, 2018

Wall Street has tried to ignore warning signs about a trade war for months. It can’t any longer. The Dow sank around 350 points, or 1.4%, on Tuesday. That put it in negative territory for the year and on track for its sixth straight day of losses. The S&P and the Nasdaq fell, too. On […]

admin June 19, 2018

There are many large companies that are making a lot of money in the cloud-services industry. But you might want to look at smaller, newer players that are producing very rapid sales growth. In the table below you can see 10 companies that have achieved sales-per-share growth of 30% to 50%. Total returns for this […]

admin June 19, 2018

One of the surprises of adulthood is how often you’d like to have a lawyer looking over your shoulder. You want to be sure your lease doesn’t include unreasonable demands. Someone to talk to after you’ve been rear-ended. Or a professional to eyeball an employment contract. “People get bullied and walk away,” says Jeff Bell, […]

admin June 19, 2018

AT&T and Time Warner just got the green light. Now it’s time for the next round of media merger mania. A federal judge’s decision Tuesday to approve the deal between the telecom and media giants will almost certainly spur Comcast to submit its own bid for most of 21st Century Fox -— and soon. That […]

admin June 19, 2018

H&R Block is everywhere — and that’s a problem. The company said it plans to close 400 smaller offices after it lowered its sales and profit margin outlook for the rest of the year. H&R Block’s (HRB) stock plunged nearly 20% Wednesday. During a conference call with analysts after the closing bell Tuesday, H&R Block […]

admin June 19, 2018

Do you really think the threat of a trade war is causing U.S. stocks to stumble? That’s what the headline writers would have you believe, but I’m not buying it. It strikes me as though mounting trade tensions have become commentators’ latest whipping boy, conveniently available as the after-the-fact explanation for whatever the market is […]