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Kurt Avard

Kurt Avard


A January 2014 addition to the Motley Fool team, Kurt Avard prefers to focus on the "dark" side of business and how it interacts with politics. Rarely writing on the same thing twice, he feels that, if he manages to convince you that the two are inexorably linked, he has adequately done his job.
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Recent articles

How Rebranding to Millennials Could Reinvent Fast Food

$200 billion industry may be redefined by the desires of a much maligned generation

3 Companies That Will Benefit From U.S. Ukrainian Aid

$1 billion dollar loan guarantee may even lead to future possibilities

Why Chinese Stimulus May Not Be a Good Thing

Some state spending could stabilize a slight stumble, but it may not be needed

Could Eurozone Pricing Issues Force the ECB's Hand?

Draghi was forced into several awkward comments following negative financials.

What the March Jobs Report Tells Us About the U.S. Economy

Although slightly below projections, nearly all industries gained ground.

Could Apple and Comcast Form a Media Partnership?

WSJ: potential deal could shake up the way media is delivered

Janet Yellen on the U.S. Job Market: 5 Things Are Still Wrong

Stocks soar while the Fed notes labor issues facing the market.

How an Increase in American Natural Gas Production Could Change the Global Market

Shale gas deposits and new trade agreements could radically alter the current market.

Will Tesla’s New York Deal Solve its Dealership Problem?

Tesla concession keeps New York City electric car sales hopes alive.

Will 2014 Mean the End of ‘Cheap Money?’

Despite strong trending, the economy may not be able to sustain itself just yet

Newest Economic News Shows Signs of Growth for U.S. Economy

The economy, now thawing out, should continue its positive direction.

How Will Budget Cuts Affect the U.S. Economy?

Will federal downsizing cause the arms industry to downsize as well?

Will Gazprom's Energy Threat End up Backfiring?

Fallout from Friday's threat does not augur well for bottom line.

Why Investing in Video Game Stocks May Be Bad in the Long Term

Ailing sales and old approaches have led to anemic action in video game companies.

Yellen: Economy Isn’t Bad, Just the Weather

Blaming weakness on winter, Fed chair calls for patience.

Big Business: Higher Minimum Wage a Bad Idea

Big business wields CBO report as a weapon against a $10.10 wage.

Are Unions Certain to Decline Further?

With UAW union vote failing, is there a future for American unions?

Can Green Mountain's Keurig Cold Help Coke Crack a Freezing Soft Drink Market?

Coke CEO calls Green Mountain's machine a "real game-changing innovation."

Why the Target Data Breach Is Good for Prospective Investors

While a breach is bad for business, it may be good for investors.

Why Fed Chair Yellen Says Unemployment Is Still Too High

The Fed chairwoman says interest rates must stay low to combat unemployment.