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How does the long-term outlook of the Internet sector compare to the broader economy?

How does the long-term outlook of the Internet sector compare to the broader economy?

A:The long-term outlook of the Internet sector is brighter than the broader economy, although winners and losers are unclear. The Internet remains in its infancy with most people getting online in the last decade. The Internet is a wide-open platform that allows anyone to build his own business on top of it, creating a more […]

Ruptured Pipeline Leaks 21,000 Gallons of Oil Along California Coast

Ruptured Pipeline Leaks 21,000 Gallons of Oil Along California Coast

Wednesday May 20, 2015, 8:44am PDTCNN reported that a broken pipeline, owned by Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA), leaked approximately 21,000 gallons of crude oil near a beach in California. As quoted in the market news: The 24-inch pipeline ruptured along the Santa Barbara coast Tuesday, according to Capt. Jennifer Williams of the U.S. Coast Guard. Houston-based […]

Which Dow Jones Stocks are Safe? Which are Risky?

Which Dow Jones Stocks are Safe? Which are Risky?

How safe is it to invest in Dow stocks? You’re probably looking for a direct answer, but too much depends on the Federal Reserve and whatever its current interest rate policy is. This shouldn’t be the case, but that’s the world we live in. If interest rates remain low, then Dow stocks are safe. If […]

Who are Pfizer's (PFE) main competitors?

Who are Pfizer's (PFE) main competitors?

A:In the biotechnology and pharmaceuticals industry within the health care sector, Pfizer (PFE) is the leader. Several large drug manufacturers exist within the market, though their status as major competitors lies primarily within specific drug markets. Novartis AG (NVS), Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY) are among […]

Australia’s LNG Industry to Contribute AU$55 Billion to GDP by 2020

Australia’s LNG Industry to Contribute AU$55 Billion to GDP by 2020

Tuesday May 19, 2015, 11:50am PDTMining Weekly reported that Australia’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry could contribute more than AU$55 billion to the country’s GDP by 2020 if it can improve international competitiveness, introduce a more flexible labor regime and remove regulatory constraints. These findings came from a new analysis put together by LNG producer […]

The Top Non-Soda Companies Owned By Coca-Cola

The Top Non-Soda Companies Owned By Coca-Cola

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) is a popular first stock purchase for many investors, thanks to the familiarity of its namesake cola. Coke is iconic: it’s a part of American history and has been an industry leader for 128 years. But today’s Coca-Cola Company reaches far beyond its signature carbonated beverage. In recent decades, Coca-Cola has […]

What is the difference between the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Act?

What is the difference between the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Act?

A:The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) was enacted to protect investors from potential fraudulent accounting by companies, whereas the Dodd-Frank Act was passed to enact significant financial reform to reduce risk in certain areas of the economy. SOX was passed by Congress in response to large corporate accounting scandals at Enron, Tyco International and WorldCom that were […]

Canada to Cut 30% Emissions by 2030

Canada to Cut 30% Emissions by 2030

Monday May 18, 2015, 10:15am PDTMining.com reported that Canada’s federal government has decided to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by thirty percent below 2005 levels by 2030, that includes plans for the oil sands sector. As quoted in the market news, The new emissions target, announced by Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq in Winnipeg, aims to control emissions […]

Is Westport Innovations a Buy After Earnings?

Is Westport Innovations a Buy After Earnings?

It was only March of 2012—just over three years ago—when Westport Innovations (NASDAQ: WPRT) stock peaked at almost $49, driven up by a combination of hype, the promise of the company’s technology, and the potential for domestic natural gas to become a game-changing disruption in transportation. But as the poem goes, the best laid plans […]

What are some good resources to help entrepreneurs develop a business model?

What are some good resources to help entrepreneurs develop a business model?

A:There are a number of resources available for entrepreneurs developing business models. Online resources provided by bloggers, entrepreneurs and nonprofits can offer very useful information for anyone planning to launch a business or business pivot. The startup boom ushered in by the rise of communications technology has made the market for early-stage business consulting a […]