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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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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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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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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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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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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