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Eric Volkman

Eric Volkman


Eric has been writing about stocks and finance since the mid-1990s, when he lived in Prague, Czech Republic. Over the course of a varied career, he has also been a radio newscaster, an investment banker, and a bass player in a selection of rock and roll bands. A native New Yorker, he currently lives in Los Angeles.

Recent articles

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LG Exiting Smartphone Business

The company was never an influential manufacturer of the devices.

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Bank of America Acquires Healthcare Payment Company Axia Technologies

The lender aims to bolster its suite of digital payment solutions.

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Multistate Operator Trulieve Cannabis Acquires Pennsylvania Dispensary Chain

There aren't many dispensary licenses available in Pennsylvania; the company is about to grab one of them.

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Johnson & Johnson Given Control of Emergent BioSolutions Factory That Botched Its Coronavirus Vaccine

The move follows errors in the production of a batch of Johnson & Johnson's jab.


Facebook Rolling Out Dynamic Streaming Ads

The social media giant hits a new all-time stock price high on the back of the announcement.

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ViacomCBS Acquiring Latin American Broadcaster Chilevision From AT&T

The WarnerMedia unit is the seller of the big South American TV asset.

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GameStop Chief Merchandising Officer Stepping Down

The move comes amid a flurry of changes in the retailer's C-suite.


What Investors Need to Know About the British American Tobacco and OrganiGram Deal

The deal is the latest in a string of recent arrangements between companies in "traditional" sectors and marijuana businesses.


Verizon Signs Its First Private 5G Deal in Europe

It's going to provide the next-generation network to a busy port in the U.K.

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Canopy Growth Acquires Ontario Cannabis Brand Ace Valley

The price of the deal was not disclosed.

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Mastercard Boosts Perks With DoorDash, Lyft, and Others for Upper-Tier Credit Card Holders

World and World Elite customers will immediately be able to take advantage of the new offerings.

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Why Emergent BioSolutions Crashed Today

The company appears to have fumbled part of a very high-profile job for a big partner.

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Frontier Airlines' Parent Slips in First Day of Trading Post-IPO

The ultra-low-cost carrier didn't make a spectacular return to the stock exchange.

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Pfizer and BioNTech's Coronavirus Vaccine Remains Effective for at Least 6 Months

Top-line results from clinical trials also show the jab protects against the so-called South African variant.

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New York State Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

The wave of U.S. cannabis reform washes over one of the largest states.

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Harvest Health & Recreation Posts 85% Revenue Growth and Narrows Loss in Q4

The company believes it will nearly double revenue in the current quarter.


Mercedes-Benz to Launch U.S. Electric Van Production in 2023

The company will manufacture the new version of its eSprinter in South Carolina.

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T-Mobile US Winding Down TV Services, Will Offer Alphabet's YouTube TV

The company is abandoning its TVision service for the popular Alphabet streamer and its peer, Philo.

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Why Surface Oncology Is Flying Higher After Hours Today

Its pancreatic cancer drug gets a nod from the FDA.

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Why Amarin Stock Was a Winner Today

The company won crucial regulatory approval in a massive new market.