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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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Job Creation Is Slowing. Is That a Sign of a Weakening Economy?

Wages are continuing to move higher, albeit slowly.

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How Much Do I Need to Save for Retirement?

Hint: It's a trick question.

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Taking on Debt Due to Holiday Spending? Join the (Large) Club

Incentives to bust our budgets are everywhere this season -- but that doesn't mean we have to give in to them.

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The Worst Mistake Netflix Investors Can Make Right Now

The company faces some big challenges and new competitors, but that does not change its long-term trajectory.

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Why Retailers Love Gift Cards (And Why You Should Be Wary of Them)

The popular gifts can bolster strong retail stocks in a number of ways.

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3 Entertainment Stocks That Have Killer Advantages

Content is king, and these entertainment companies have plenty of it.


3 Retail Stocks I'd Buy Right Now

The winners and losers in this industry have clearly emerged and Target, Costco, and TJX Companies are on the winning side.

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Which Retailers Have Free Holiday Shipping?

It's a perk that has become table stakes for many consumers.

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4 Black Friday Purchases You Won't Regret

Holiday shopping can lead to gift-purchasing mistakes, but these ideas are pretty safe bets.

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Black Friday and Holiday Deals: Everything You Need to Know

Thanksgiving is almost here, and it's time to strategize about how to shop.


What Disney+ Means for Disney

The streaming-video service won’t make the House of Mouse boatloads of cash right away. It’ll do something even better.

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Does Black Friday Even Matter Anymore?

It's certainly less special than it once was.


The Biggest Losers of Black Friday

The day hasn't even come, but it's easy to predict some of the failures that are ahead.

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11 Reasons to Buy Walt Disney Stock and Never Sell

From Mickey and Marvel to parks and products, the company has a lot going for it.


How Safe Is WWE and Its Dividend?

The wrestling organization may be at a low point in its popularity.

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The Season of Bad Gifts Is Coming

If you want to avoid disappointing the folks on your holiday shopping list, here are a few ideas about what to avoid -- and how to choose wisely.

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Five Below Breaks the $5 Price Barrier

Will adding pricer items to the discount retailer's list of available products hurt its brand or enhance it?

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4 Questions to Ask Before You Buy on Black Friday

Don't get swept up in the excitement of the season and make a deal you don't need or can't afford.

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1 Out of 2 Americans Fear This Crime Will Ruin the Holidays

The more we shop online, the more thieves there are trolling our neighborhoods, looking to swipe our unattended packages.

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Netflix Should Try a Traditional TV Schedule

The streaming media giant releases its shows a season at a time. That's a mistake.