Industry Focus

These are tough times to be a giant food conglomerate. The Motley Fool dives into the details.

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Greece is in turmoil, and ripples are spreading around the world. What’s at the heart of the crisis, and what’s coming next?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:33pm EST

Most consumers understand the annoyance of pop-up ads attempting to share what little important screen space you’ve currently got in front of you.

While some consumers are still unaware of the miracle that is ad blocking, corporations like Google who rely on ads for revenue, are freely offering these services as extensions on their browsers. One would think the revenue stream would be affected, yet Apple is launching its ad block option with iOS 9 in the fall. Will this leave profits flat for investors, or does Google have something up their sleeve to defeat the downfall? 

 

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Offshore drillers have been hit hard in the last 6 months, how patient should investors be in waiting for a turnaround?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:48pm EST

Phillip Frost's Opko Health shares are soaring, but Fool's Michael Douglass and Todd Campbell worry that valuation has become a bit stretched. Here's why.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:04pm EST

Just why is off-price retail so good at making money? We answer this and more on today's consumer goods edition of Industry Focus.

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The Exports/Imports Bank guarantees loans to foreign companies to buy U.S. exports – find out why opinion on it is divided.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:34pm EST

Motley Fool analysts Dylan Lewis and Vincent Shen take a look at this week’s big splash IPO, FitBit, and explain why it’s such an unusual tech public offering.

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As oil drilling has become much less lucrative than it was just a year ago, many smaller companies in the business are starting to fold up shop. Although had they read their oil history text books they would have been ready for this. 

 

On this episode Tyler and Taylor take a look at why this was probably inevitable and what it could mean for investors long term. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:35pm EST

Rumors that major health insurers are reportedly courting one another could shake up the health insurance industry. Motley Fool's Michael Douglass and Todd Campbell consider what could be behind industry consolidation.

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Gap recently announced it will be closing 175 of its North American stores – Motley Fool analysts Dylan Lewis and Vincent Shen discuss the future outlook for the company, its competitors, and the apparel industry at large.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:53pm EST

With the banking industry trading at across-the-board low valuations, is it a good time to pick up shares?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:46pm EST

The CEO of Twitter just stepped down and that has big implications for shareholders.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:02am EST

In case you missed it, the United States has surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia as the top oil producer in the world. It seems that we simply can't stop growing our production. Is this a good or bad thing over the long-term? Only our analysts [think they] know for sure. Tune in for the whole story!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:25pm EST

The Supreme Court is set to announce its ruling in King v. Burwell, a case that could put health insurance subsidies at risk for millions of people. Our Motley Fools discuss the potential ruling and its impact.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:58am EST

Sports Promotions are big business and that can have big implications for some of the world’s biggest brands.

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On this episode we take a look at the history and purpose of the Federal Reserve.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:15pm EST

Apple’s developers conference is right around the corner and that means a lot of news will be coming out of one of the world’s biggest tech companies.

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The oil price crash has forced oil companies to find creative ways to raise cash.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:55pm EST

Biotech stocks eye-popping run has investors nervous of a bubble. Healthcare Fool's Michael Douglass and Todd Campbell weigh in with their take on biotech valuation.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:21pm EST

Video games are a massive, multi-billion dollar business, and mobile growth is pushing the industry to new heights. Is gaming right for your portfolio?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:59pm EST

This episode we discuss how big data could revolutionize the future of the financial sector.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:45pm EST

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