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Daniel B. Kline

Daniel B. Kline


Daniel B. Kline is an accomplished writer and editor who has worked for Microsoft on its Finance app and The Boston Globe, where he wrote for the paper and ran the business desk. His latest book, "Worst Ideas Ever," (Skyhorse) can be purchased at bookstores everywhere.

Recent articles


Target Grows Its Delivery Business by Partnering with a Rival

The retail giant has shown a willingness to work with competitors.

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Has Walmart Made Amazon Prime Irrelevant?

The traditional retailer offers free shipping for orders over $35.

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Starbucks Wants to Get Rid of Single-Use Packaging

The company has outlined a bold new strategy to become "resource positive."

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4 Smart Stock Picks That Have Solved the Retail Apocalypse

Some retailers have thrived while others have struggled or even closed.

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Gap Made a Smart Decision in Calling Off Its Old Navy Spinoff

The company may do better in the long run by staying whole.

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Better Buy: Frontier Communications vs. T-Mobile

There's a very clear answer here.


Netflix and Disney Investors Have No Need to Worry About NBC's Peacock

The new streaming service may find an audience, but revenue will be hard to come by.

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This Is Why Amazon and Walmart Are Winning Retail

Consumers want one thing above all others, and only a few retailers are offering it.


Walmart Robots May Be Good for Investors, Bad for Employees

Should 45,000 human workers at the grocery and retail giant be worried?


11 Reasons to Buy Costco Stock and Never Sell

The warehouse club has shown that it can thrive while other retailers struggle.

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Should You Pay for Amazon Prime and a Costco Membership?

For some, it makes sense to make a choice.

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Is BJ's Wholesale a Smart Fit for Your Retirement Portfolio?

The warehouse club flies a little bit under the radar.


Target Investors Shouldn't Panic Over Slow Christmas Sales

The retail giant underperformed, but that doesn't mean it's not on track with its long-term growth strategy.

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3 Reasons to Claim Social Security Early

Sometimes it's the right choice.


Where Will CVS Be in 5 Years?

With a focus on health and service, CVS sees a bright future ahead.

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Starbucks Wants to Balance Technology and Personal Connections

The restaurant chain's CEO sees a major problem, and he wants to correct it.

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5 Tips for Good Financial Habits in 2020

Take care of your money and you'll end the year in a better place.


CES 2020 Preview: Cutting Through the Hype

Our "boots on the ground" explain how to separate the cool hype from the meaningful innovations at this year’s CES show.

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4 Ways to Make Money in 2020

Whether you need to pay down debt, save more, or hope to buy something a bit extra, there are ways to increase your earnings in the new year.

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J.C. Penney's Blue Christmas Means the End Is Near

The retailer posted dismal holiday results in its third-quarter earnings release.