admin June 27, 2018

(This is the second in a series of articles about actively managed U.S. equity funds with excellent track records that are focused on sectors. The first article covered the information-technology sector.) It’s more difficult than ever for active managers of equity funds to compete with index funds and ETFs for an obvious reason: They tend […]

admin June 26, 2018

The risk of a global trade war is rising. That could sink the US economy into a recession, bringing an end to the second-longest expansion in American history. Although the economy is strong right now, businesses and investors are growing more worried about President Trump’s trade crackdown. Tensions are escalating, raising the chances that the […]

admin June 26, 2018

Google and Facebook have a powerful grip on the digital ad industry. Media and telecom companies are looking for ways to loosen it. AT&T (T) is the latest. It announced plans Monday to buy AppNexus, a digital technology firm that runs one of the world’s biggest online ad marketplaces, matching buyers and sellers. The move […]

admin June 26, 2018

There’s a lot of research to be done before you accept a position — especially if you’re a woman job hunting in the #MeToo era. Stories about high-profile harassers in media, entertainment, technology and beyond, have made some women leery about starting work at a new and unfamiliar company. Researching potential new workplaces can feel […]

admin June 26, 2018

Starbucks wants to be the place you pick up your coffee and go, but also the place where you order and stay. Competitors like Dunkin’ Donuts (DNKN) have been focused on getting you in and out faster, pouring funds into drive-thrus, digital kiosks and bottled iced coffees. Starbucks is embracing these concepts, too. CEO Kevin […]

admin June 26, 2018

Investment in the UK auto industry has halved because of concerns that Brexit could cripple carmakers and force them to close factories. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said Tuesday that investment in new models, equipment and facilities in the United Kingdom was £347 million ($460 million) in the first half of the year, […]

admin June 26, 2018

It’s the end of an era. General Electric, as of Tuesday morning, is no longer in the Dow. There have been tons of funereal stories about GE (GE) getting kicked out of the Dow after 111 years. But there haven’t been as many about the “new kid” in the Dow — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA). […]