Industry Focus

Should an intangible quality like corporate culture affect how you invest?

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Facebook has entered the personal assistant space, announcing testing has begun on “M,” a new digital helper nested in their Messenger app -- what does it say about the company’s plans to monetize Messenger and WhatsApp? In other tech news, new data from IDC shows Apple and Xiaomi are catching up to wearables leader Fitbit. Is the recently public company about to get pinched?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:35pm EDT

In the midst of popping and dropping markets, the Motley Fool's Kristine Harjes and contributor Todd Campbell tackle what healthcare stocks investors can buy.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:51pm EDT

Major indexes all over the world have suffered some of their steepest losses since the financial crisis over the past week. Smart investors, however, should sit tight.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:43pm EDT

Inevitable market corrections can be great opportunities. Learn how on today's Industry Focus, financials edition.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:09pm EDT

Over 30 million users from the popular online dating site have had their information leaked after Ashley Madison was hit by a cyberattack. Given the nature of the site’s business, its data breach has been widely reported on, but how does it compare to some of the biggest corporate data breaches in history and how can other companies prevent it from happening to them?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT

This week we dip into the mailbag to answer questions from our listeners; covering topics from natural gas vehicles, oil services sustainability, and sinking solar stocks.

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Motley Fool's Kristine Harjes and contributor Todd Campbell discuss second quarter earnings winners and losers.

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Sales growth has stalled out at most department stores in the past couple of years. But that's not true at Nordstrom, where revenue continues to grow at a high single-digit pace. What is Nordstrom's secret to success?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:56pm EDT

Banks are in a highly competitive industry so they constantly look for advantages -- sometimes illegal ones. Tune in to find out the details!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:09pm EDT