Industry Focus

After spending several months covering casualties, headwinds, and consolidation in the retail sector, we turn our attention to two companies that have thrived in the era of e-commerce. Ulta Beauty and TJX Companies are growing thanks to their physical store footprints, not in spite of them.

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Credit ratings agencies (CRAs) have the power to move markets, and decide the fortunes of publicly-traded companies around the world.

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What doesn't MercadoLibre do? Today we talk about the Amazon/eBay/Craigslist/PayPal of Latin America, what's been fueling its impressive growth, and some of the things investors need to keep in mind if they're considering buying in.

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There’s lots of ways to move goods and people in today’s economy, but which option is the most economical?

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AbbVie is developing new drugs to sidestep expiring patents on its best-seller, and a new FDA approval could be on deck at Clovis Oncology. Also, how Novartis plans to shake-up a multibillion dollar indication.

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he grocery industry is bracing itself for further disruption as e-commerce giant Amazon announced a surprise buyout of Whole Foods Market. Meanwhile, the Nordstrom family is weighing their options for taking the department store private.

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If you're a recent graduate, congratulations! Here's what you need to know about your money.

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Apple is one of the most bet against stocks in the market... kind of. We explain why it's true, but kind of a misleading stat.

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GE’s CEO may have just retired, but he left the company perfectly positioned for a green-energy fueled future.

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A Supreme Court decision that speeds biosimilar drugs to market makes investing in biosimilar stocks even more enticing.  

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