Howard Smith

Howard Smith

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Howard grew up in Philadelphia watching the Philly sports teams struggle for championships. He has been investing since 1989 and been a Fool since 2001. Prior to joining The Fool as a contract writer in 2019, Howard worked in the steel business as an engineer for 28 years. When he isn’t writing, he is usually out for a run, or relaxing to the music of the Grateful Dead.

Recent articles

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California Finds PG&E Responsible for a Second Wildfire

The utility, which recently emerged from Chapter 11 after a restructuring, has now been deemed responsible for the 2019 Kincaid fire.


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American Airlines and JetBlue Partner Up to Aid Recovery

The airlines announced the new partnership today that will give Northeast customers more choices and benefits.


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Sports Betting Goes Mainstream Following NFL Deal -- How to Get in Early

DraftKings may be getting most of the recent hype after doubling from its IPO price, but there are better ways to play the trend.


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Chipotle Looks to Hire 10,000 New Workers for Digital Growth

With 100 "Chipotlanes" now open, the restaurant has room to grow.


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The Tax-Break Race for a New Tesla Plant Has Begun

A Texas county has agreed to incentives to help attract a new $1.1 billion Tesla Cybertruck plant.

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The 2 Dividend Stocks I'd Buy Now

In addition to having dividend yields above 4.5%, these two businesses are navigating the pandemic crisis well.


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New Ulta Beauty Brands Program Targets Socially Conscious Consumers

The new program will debut in the fall and contain certified brands under five key criteria for transparency and sustainability.


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3M and MIT Working on Rapid COVID-19 Diagnostic Test

The test is in an accelerated development program with the National Institutes of Health.


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Delta Announces $5.7 Billion Net Loss, Daily Cash Burn Rate Improving

CEO: "...we continue to believe that it will be more than two years before we see a sustainable recovery."


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Has U.S. Oil Output Already Peaked?

The CEO of one of the biggest independent oil producers in Texas thinks so.

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AMC Raises Another $300 Million to Help Survive Shutdown

The theater chain has also restructured debt to manage through the crisis as its reopening plans have been pushed back.


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1 Reason I’ll Never Sell Garmin

Never is a long time, but here's why in a word: cash.


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GE Taken to Court by U.K. Tax Authority in $1 Billion Dispute

U.K tax deduction was awarded due to "misleading" information related to an Australian investment, the tax authority says.


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Carnival Expects to Drop 13 Ships, 9% of Capacity

Other vessels are being redeployed, causing cancellations into the spring of 2021.


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MGM and the Denver Broncos Give NFL Fans an Official Sportsbook at the Stadium

The agreement signals more competition for mobile betting apps like DraftKings.

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Disney in Dispute With Actors Union Over Reopening Protocols

The Actor's Equity Association represents 750 Walt Disney World employees.


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Harley-Davidson Announces 700 Layoffs in Restructuring Plan

The iconic motorcycle maker provides more details for its new strategic direction.


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Costco Reports Double-Digit June Sales Growth, Led by E-Commerce

The retailer reported 86% year-over-year growth in e-commerce.


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Clean Energy Fuels Partners With Chevron on Southern California Port Trucks Program

The clean energy initiative will help subsidize new natural-gas powered trucks to serve the ports.


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Walgreens Expands Focus on Medical Care With VillageMD Deal

Walgreens will open hundreds of full-service doctor offices inside its stores.