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1968 Coal Mine Disaster Changed Industry

1968 Coal Mine Disaster Changed Industry

Fifty years ago this week the Farmington Mine Disaster killed 78 men in a coal mine explosion in West Virginia. New health and safety laws were drawn up and implemented nationwide as a result. There were actually 99 miners underground... 
Here’s How Much More Millennials Plan To Spend On The Holidays Compared To Other Generations

Here’s How Much More Millennials Plan To Spend On The Holidays Compared To Other Generations

Businesses can count on Americans to shop just as soon as the holiday season starts and it looks like they are ready to spend more than they did last year with millennials at the front of the line, according to a holiday shopping survey... 
Apple Pumps Up Its Amazon Listings With iPhones, iPads and More

Apple Pumps Up Its Amazon Listings With iPhones, iPads and More

Amazon, the world’s largest e-commerce company signed a deal with Apple recently and will begin to offer directly to its customers more Apple products such as the new iPad Pro, iPhone XR, iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4, as well... 
Amazon Surprised America with HQ2 Decision: But what will the new offices look like?

Amazon Surprised America with HQ2 Decision: But what will the new offices look like?

Though the current Seattle, WA site of Amazon’s spherical designed headquarters may continue to be its primary location, according to the WallStreet Journal, Amazon may open two more venues to accommodate the 50,000 people it plans... 
General Motors Increased Prices and Truck Sales Send Shares Higher

General Motors Increased Prices and Truck Sales Send Shares Higher

On Wednesday, General Motors said it sold fewer overall vehicles during its third quarter, but its prices were higher, helping the automaker produce higher than had been expected earnings that sent shares soaring. The company posted... 
Fiat Chrysler Earnings Fall Ahead of Diesel Fines

Fiat Chrysler Earnings Fall Ahead of Diesel Fines

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) posted earnings for the third quarter that were down 38% due to anticipating a large hit financially that is related to a diesel investigation in the U.S. The automaker announced that it would payout... 
Amazon Falls After Miss on Revenue and Guidance

Amazon Falls After Miss on Revenue and Guidance

The third quarter earnings for Amazon beat Wall Street expectations, but revenue and the outlook of the current quarter came up short of estimates dropping the online giant’s stock close to 9% in trading afterhours. Amazon posted... 
Southwest Profits and Revenues Are Up But Shares Take A Fall

Southwest Profits and Revenues Are Up But Shares Take A Fall

According to industry metrics, Southwest is the No 1 US carrier measured by passenger traffic and the numbers seem to confirm it. Southwest held its full-year guidance and has also forecast another $1 billion in revenue for next year... 
Harris Teeter, 7-Eleven, Kroger and Others Hit with Food Recall

Harris Teeter, 7-Eleven, Kroger and Others Hit with Food Recall

Harris Teeter, Kroger, Whole Foods, 7-Eleven, Walmart and Trader Joe´s are some of the big food purveyors who have recalled thousands of pounds of ready-to-eat salads and other food items such as burritos, pizzas, wraps, and more.... 
U.S. Stock Prices Rally Following Release of Durable Goods Report

U.S. Stock Prices Rally Following Release of Durable Goods Report

U.S. stock prices moved up today, with several companies making significant gains following the release of July’s durable goods order report.  The drop in durable order metrics fueled speculation that the Federal Reserve may hold... 
Google Leads the Pack for Next Gen Smartphones

Google Leads the Pack for Next Gen Smartphones

Google, a company founded less than 20 years ago, is one of the largest businesses on the planet today.  While their present is bright, their future is brighter.  Google is working on plans for driverless cars, Google Glass, and... 
Small Businesses Targeted by the IRS

Small Businesses Targeted by the IRS

The IRS is enjoying the benefits of recent technological advances. It is reported that 80 percent of all tax returns are filed electronically.  The agency is focusing on completing real-time scoring that will flag returns for audit. ...