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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.

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McDonald's New Biscuit, Retail Woes, and More

Catch up on the latest updates in the consumer-goods and retail market in this week’s grab-bag show.

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Does Amazon Have a Partner Problem?

In the past few months, retail giants Nike and IKEA have withdrawn from distribution deals with the e-commerce platform.

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Netflix Has a Spending Problem

The streaming leader is winning the content wars, but it's paying a heavy price to do so.

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Why Amazon Is a Smart Stock for Your Retirement Portfolio

The company always has its focus on the future.

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Is $1 Million Enough in Retirement Savings?

It sounds like a lot, but every situation varies.


Netflix and Alphabet: What's New?

Checking in on two of the biggest tech companies and the shakeups they’ve just had.


Target's CEO Tries to Reassure Investors After Holiday Sales Miss

The retail giant saw same-store sales come in below expectations but it hinted at good news buried in the bad.

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Hoping to Retire Early? Make This Move Now

If you want to stop working you need to make sacrifices. This one may be easier than you think.


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.