A Detour Into Upgrades and Downgrades

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In this Market Foolery podcast segment, host Mac Greer, Total Income‘s Ron Gross, and Motley Fool Pro and Options‘ Jeff Fischer take a detour into an area The Motley Fool usually shuns — the realm of analysts’ upgrades and downgrades. Why do we avoid covering them? Because for the most part, they don’t mean as […]

How Does Chipotle Escape Its Queso Quagmire?

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In this Market Foolery podcast segment, host Mac Greer, Total Income‘s Ron Gross, and Motley Fool Pro and Options‘ Jeff Fischer discuss the current troubles of Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG). Now that people have stopped worrying that they might get E. coli while eating there, the problem is too much healthfulness: Nobody buys queso looking […]

Honda Sharpens Its All-New 2018 Accord to Steal SUV Sales

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Honda (NYSE: HMC) said that its all-new 2018 Accord sedan officially went on sale in the U.S. on Wednesday. The all-new Accord is a major evolution of Honda’s mainstay sedan: In some ways, it’s more like a German luxury car than like the bread-and-butter Accords of the past. But it arrives as sales for the […]

Two Keys to Sales Growth for This High-Flying Beverage Giant

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In Industry Focus: Consumer Goods segment on beer, wine, and spirits producer Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ), we dive into the company’s operations and product lineup to understand how management continues to aggressively drive growth, including the opportunity afforded by its very popular Mexican and craft beers. A full transcript follows the video. Continue reading Source: RSS Fool.com

Why Is Toyota Doubling Down on Hydrogen Fuel Cells?

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Toyota (NYSE: TM) said that it will show off two new electric vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells at the Tokyo Motor Show this month. Both are “concepts,” or show vehicles, but at least one will go into limited production.  It’s a sign that Toyota is still committed to the idea of hydrogen fuel cells […]

Amazon's Latest Tax Penalty Should Be a Red Flag for Tech Companies

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The European Commission recently fined Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) 250 million euros ($294 million) to cover unpaid back taxes plus interest. The EU alleges that Luxembourg’s government illegally allowed Amazon to set up subsidiaries that were designed to minimize its taxes. Most of Amazon’s European profits are sent to Luxembourg-based subsidiary Amazon EU SARL. That subsidiary pays […]

Facebook Just Made a Youthful Acquisition

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Too often in today’s online world, anonymity proves to be a bad thing. But with the help of a delightfully popular new app, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) is looking to change that for the better. On Monday, anonymous poll app “tbh” (an acronym for “To Be Honest”) announced it has been acquired by Facebook for an […]

Another Big Automaker Takes Aim at Tesla's Model 3

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Swedish automaker Volvo Cars officially launched its new high-performance Polestar brand on Tuesday — and its announcement made clear that the new brand is aimed directly at Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA). Yes, the first Polestar product will require gasoline (it’s a high-performance luxury hybrid). But all future Polestars will be pure battery-electric vehicles, and the brand’s […]

Apple Inc.'s iPhone 7 Reportedly Outselling iPhone 8 in the U.S.

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Per a new research note from KeyBanc analyst John Vinh (via Reuters), Apple‘s (NASDAQ: AAPL) older iPhone 7-series smartphones are outselling the newly announced iPhone 8-series smartphones — at least in the United States. “Many respondents indicated that a meaningful portion of customers are buying iPhone 7 in lieu of the new iPhone 8, given […]