Berkshire-Hathaway posted a loss in the 4th quarter. Chief Investment Officer Andy Cross analyzes Warren Buffett’s annual letter to shareholders and shares why a new acquisition probably won’t happen in 2019. Plus, we delve into GE’s $21 billion sale of its biopharma unit to Danaher, and dip into the Fool Mailbag. Thanks to Airbnb for supporting MarketFoolery! Go to airbnb.com/fool and start hosting you’ll receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card if you generate $500 in booking value by May 30. Terms and conditions apply.
British American Tobacco cuts jobs. The FDA cracks down on flavored e-cigarettes. Groupon is reportedly looking into acquiring Yelp. Bill Mann and MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyze those stories, give a shout-out to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and reminisce about the late T. Boone Pickens. (To get 50% off our Stock Advisor service, go to http://StockIdeas.Fool.com.)
GameStop stock comes close to an all-time low as 2nd-quarter results were awful. Bill Mann analyzes the damage and shares a bright spot for investors seeking one. Plus, we discuss Dave & Buster’s 2nd quarter results, and upcoming IPOs from Peleton and (maybe?) WeWork. (To see our live Q&A on Thursday afternoon go to www.YouTube.com/TheMotleyFool.) Thanks to Grammarly for supporting The Motley Fool. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to http://www.Grammarly.com/Fool.
Moody’s downgrades Ford’s credit rating to junk status. What does the news mean for Ford and investors? Analysts Andy Cross and Emily Flippen talk about the road ahead for Ford. Plus, we discuss the latest from China-based travel company Ctrip and dig into Wendy’s big breakfast plans.
Discount retailer Fred’s files Chapter 11 and continues the trend of retail stores closing. Dan Kline analyzes the landscape and shares why bricks-and-mortar stores aren’t dead. The start of the NFL season portends good things for Pizza Hut and parent company YUM Brands. And Starbucks gears up to open its biggest location ever in Chicago later this fall. Plus, we discuss The Motley Fool’s newest venture, the Soapbox Financial Network. (Learn more at www.soapbox.com.) Thanks to Grammarly for supporting The Motley Fool. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go tohttp://www.Grammarly.com/Fool.
Recording at FinCon 2019, Chris Hill talks with Robert Farrington, expert in student loan debt and founder of TheCollegeInvestor.com. They discuss the scene at FinCon, how Robert got started investing, the rise of student loan debt in America and solutions that people can take advantage of. Plus, as a native of San Diego Robert offers a few recommendations for anyone visiting “America’s Finest City”. (Big thanks to NEFE, the National Endowment for Financial Education for sponsoring live podcasting at FinCon19!)
Tesla gets closer to unveiling its pickup truck. Should investors be excited? Should Ford be afraid? Will consumers buy an electric pickup? Analysts Emily Flippen and Jim Mueller talk Tesla and trucks. Plus, we discuss antitrust probes into Google and cheaper iPhones from Apple. Thanks Netsuite. Get the FREE guide, “7 Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
Ulta Salon’s stock fell 30% in two days. Just how bad was that guidance, anyway?? Jason Moser analyzes Ulta’s drop and shares why he thinks the business is still in good shape. Once everyone’s gotten to a safe place, how should investors think about Hurricane Dorian? Plus, we discuss the rise of sports betting, potential winners in this young-ish industry, and the name of Jason’s fantasy football team. Thanks Netsuite. Get the FREE guide, “7 Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
Altria and Philip Morris discuss getting back together. KFC goes beyond fried chicken. And connected fitness company Peloton files to go public. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jim Mueller discuss those stories. Thanks Netsuite. Get the FREE guide, “7 Key Strategies to Grow your Profits," at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
An Oklahoma judge orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for the company’s role in the state's opioid crisis. The state of Oklahoma had sought more than 17 billion dollars in damages and shares of Johnson & Johnson were up on the verdict. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss the future of Johnson & Johnson, Papa John’s new CEO, and Costco’s China debut.
Disney and Target team up on a partnership that will include Disney stores inside some Target locations. Tesla reportedly accelerates its price hikes in China. And new concerns emerge about the long-term effects of vaping. Analysts Emily Flippen and Ron Gross discuss those stories and weigh in on overvalued and undervalued Disney characters. Thanks Netsuite. Get the FREE guide, “7 Key Strategies to Grow your Profits," at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
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