Coca-Cola’s 2nd-quarter profits (and raised guidance) push the stock to a new all-time high. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes how coffee is behind Coke’s strong results. Hasbro hits a new high after another Marvel-infused quarter, while Harley-Davidson’s 2nd-quarter profits fall nearly 20%. Plus, we discuss board games (sort of) and producer Dan Boyd shares his recent experience buying a motorcycle. Get $50 off your first job post at www.LinkedIn.com/Fool.
The two biggest players in the cruise industry -- Carnival and Royal Caribbean -- have both generally performed well. The two companies, however, are in a bit of an arms race -- adding new ships with increasingly impressive features -- think ice skating rinks, laser tag, and robot-run bars just to start -- when questions exist as to whether younger people will want to cruise. Both companies have taken steps to market to younger generations and, so far, the numbers look good but as is the case on any cruise, a storm could be coming.
Netflix falls 12% after falling short by a couple million new subscribers. Domino’s same-store sales come in low. Amazon sells more than 175 million items on Prime Day. Blue Apron and eBay both hit a 52-week high. And Wall Street’s big banks post their latest results. Emily Flippen, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser analyze those stories and share why they’re keeping an eye on Chipotle, Hasbro, and Boston Beer. Plus, media & entertainment industry analyst Tim Beyers gives his headline for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con and weighs in on the increasingly competitive video streaming wars.
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After much hullabaloo, Amazon decided to locate its second corporate headquarters in Crystal City, Virginia. But why? Did they just want to be our neighbor? Victor Hoskins, Director of the Arlington Economic Development Leadership Team, is here to tell us how it happened.
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