Industry Focus

The three most recognizable names in the social media landscape dropped earnings this week and while big picture numbers looked good across the board, Mr. Market didn’t seem too pleased with the results.

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Big oil continues to report their latest results, and the Motley Fool’s Tyler Crowe and Taylor Muckerman dive in.

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Motley Fool analysts dig into Teva Pharmaceuticals recent M&A and debate the single most important number reported in Gilead Sciences second quarter earnings results.

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Following closely in Uber’s footsteps, Airbnb recently raised $1.5 billion in its latest round of fundraising to become one of the biggest start-ups on the planet.

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Warren Buffett has highlighted two ways a commoditized business can find lasting competitive advantage – and this bank exemplifies both.

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Only Apple could beat expectations for the top and bottom line and still disappoint analysts. Following the company’s recent earnings release, the Street seemed concerned with iPhone sales and the company’s guidance for next quarter – should investors be worried or is this Apple anxiety overblown?

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Some of the biggest oil service names in the business have surprised to the upside on earnings. In the meantime, Chesapeake Energy just cut its dividend. What does this mean for the industry and its ability to manage its finances?

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Motley Fool analysts tackle risks facing Castlight Health investors and dive into the next generation of Alzheimer's disease medicines.

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Following its spin-off from eBay, PayPal offers impressive growth at a premium, but eBay shares are beaten down and poised for a rebound if turnaround efforts prove successful.

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America’s second largest bank by assets had an outstanding past quarter. Has B of A finally turned a new leaf?

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The search giant released its quarterly earnings last week and the market’s reaction was overwhelmingly positive. CFO Ruth Porat shined in her debut, revealing plans to cut costs and teasing investors with the prospect of a capital return program down the road.

On this episode, Motley Fool’s Dylan Lewis and Sean O’Reilly discuss the earnings release and the market rally that ensued.

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Iran is exporting oil again and natural gas surpasses coal for the first time. What should long term investors do to profit?

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Motley Fool's Michael Douglass and Todd Campbell shed light on how Celgene's deal-making frenzy positions it as a potential MS leader and offer up insight into how to value immuno-oncology stocks.

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As Comic-Con wraps up, movie goers are sitting on the edge of their seats waiting for the next flick to thrill them once again.

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Major U.S. banks start reporting earnings tomorrow – how should a long-term investor approach them?

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While YouTube has been our go-to site for all that is visual and melodic, Facebook is adding a new option for music video consumption. While they’ve offered only minor details, it appears the tech mogul will monitor the featured flicks with the most scrutinizing of detail. Will YouTube get lost in the refuse, or should Facebook tread lightly with consideration of their possible demise?

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Conflicting headlines on the oil market come out daily, Industry Focus dives into why this is just plain crazy.

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Novartis nabs approval for a drug that could revolutionize how we treat heart disease and CVS Health doubles down on its anti-tobacco stance. Our Motley Fool's Michael Douglass and Todd Campbell discuss what it means for the companies involved.

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Whole Foods’ new expansion plans involve MUCH smaller stores, here’s why.

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An update on the Greek financial crisis, an unconventional lending strategy, and what to expect in quarterly earnings.

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Apple Music launched earlier this week, but in the crowded music streaming landscape, can the service stand out?

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For years consumers have been curious about how BP will fair after the Deepwater Horizon incident, and with today’s events you’ll be pleased to know: it has nothing to do with Greece.

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Celgene Hands $1 Billion To Juno Therapeutics and health insurance on the exchanges will climb 4.4% next year. Our Motley Fool's Michael Douglass and Todd Campbell discuss the details.

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