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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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How Safe Are AT&T and Its Dividend?

The company is healthy financially, but there are some storm clouds on the horizon.

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Retirement Planning Basics: Start 2020 By Doing This

You have to know where you stand to make changes.

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3 Financial Resolutions for 2020 Anyone Can Keep

Don't make promises you can't possibly live up to.

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Is Walmart a Perfect Stock for Your Retirement Portfolio?

The retail chain has shown it can adapt to a changing marketplace.

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What Investors Need to Know About the Retail Apocalypse

Don't believe the hype.


3 Reasons to Join Costco (and 2 Reasons to Stay Away)

A membership to the warehouse club does not make sense for everyone.

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How Many Americans Break Their Financial Resolutions?

It's a lot, but many are willing to try again.

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Is Dunkin' Brands a Retiree's Dream Stock?

The coffee and doughnut chain has a lot going for it.

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Here's How Many Holiday Gifts Will Be Returned

Retailers have a bit of a problem, and that problem disproportionately comes from online purchases.

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The 2 Reasons I'm Keeping Netflix (and Investors Won't Like Either One)

The current leader in streaming content has a production problem.


Why Costco Is a Retiree's Dream Stock

The warehouse club and discount retailer has recurring revenue and pays a consistent dividend.

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Walmart Tests Driverless Delivery Vehicles

The retailer needs to lower costs (safely) if its same-day grocery delivery is going to make sense.

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The Worst Mistake Netflix Investors Can Make Right Now

The streaming giant faces new competition and, perhaps, some pricing pressure.

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300 Million Reasons Lottery Tickets Make a Terrible Gift

It may seem like an innocent gesture, but it reinforces bad behavior.

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Is AT&T Stock a Buy?

The company has seen major subscriber losses in its DIRECTV business.

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Super Saturday Is Coming: Retailers Get One More Shot at Your Holiday-Spending Dollars

If you have just a bit more holiday shopping to do this weekend, don't worry -- it'll just be you and about 147.8 million other people out looking for bargains.


How Starbucks Monetizes the Holidays Around the World

The company has its red cups and special drinks in the U.S., but it takes a customized approach to limited-time offers around the world.

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Here's Why Amazon Won't Let Third-Party Sellers Ship with FedEx Ground

The e-commerce leader claims FedEx's on-time performance has slipped.

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Has Disney Made a Mistake in Ending the Skywalker Saga?

The company plans to make another "Star Wars" movie, but the original storyline ends with the current release.


The 2010s: Tech in Review

The technology we interact with on a daily basis has changed enormously in the last decade -- but not entirely in the ways we might have expected.