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Celebrating 20 years of Friday

Celebrating 20 years of Friday

1995 was a big year for both pop culture and Wall Street: Friday hit theaters and the market hit highs. If you still don't know where "Bye, Felicia" comes from, this is the weekend to fix that. Friday, the stoner…

Repent! Avocado-geddon may be upon us

Repent! Avocado-geddon may be upon us

Sorry, guys, the avocado—your favorite berry-you-didn't-know-was-a-berry—may be about to make itself scarce. There are a lot of fun facts you could rattle off about avocados, both botanical and etymological. For…

Nuance: value play or trap?

Nuance: value play or trap?

The company behind Siri has struggled with low profitability. At low valuations, is it a compelling play or a trap? Nuance Communications (NUAN) was once the rising star in the smart phone world. The speech recognition software firm…

Nokia nabs Alcatel-Lucent

Nokia nabs Alcatel-Lucent

Nokia has announced a planned $16.6 billion merger with Alcatel-Lucent.  Nokia (NOK) had made a savvy acquisition. Once known as a smartphone maker, the map software and networking hardware company is boosting its hardware…

Looks like millennials do buy cars after all

Looks like millennials do buy cars after all

Turns out millennials do buy cars when there's no credit crunch happening. But which ones? Unpacking the millennial mindset is big business, as this age cohort is entering a recovering job market and flexing its collective…

Is Travelzoo a Wall Street deal?

Is Travelzoo a Wall Street deal?

This travel deals site's stock saw a 30 percent rally after an earnings beat. Is there upside left in Travelzoo? When Travelzoo (TZOO), a firm with a market cap of just $191 million, reported good quarterly results last Thursday, the…

Fintech + mobile = how to avoid financial FOMO

Fintech + mobile = how to avoid financial FOMO

Your smartphone can do a lot of things, including downloading fintech apps to help you with saving and spending. There’s always some initial skepticism when it comes to proposed changes in the way we lead our day-to-day lives, and…

Oscar is a $1 billion startup that is changing healthcare

Oscar is a $1 billion startup that is changing healthcare

Unicorns, or highly valued startups, are a dime a dozen these days, but Oscar is the newest one in healthcare.  Oscar has only been around since July 2013, but the New York-based health insurance startup is officially…

Netflix at all-time highs

Netflix at all-time highs

Following its last quarterly results, shares of Netflix are in the stratosphere. Can they stay there? Shares of Netflix (NFLX) are at all-time highs. This is in great contrast to the company’s outlook in 2011-2012. Back then, the…

Got a craving for chocolate?

Got a craving for chocolate?

More people want chocolate, especially overseas, and that could put pressure on the global cocoa supply.  Nestlé (OTCMKTS: NSRGY) is up 0.6 percent for the day, as of 12:00 PM EDT Friday, following its release of…

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