Join host Chris Hill and a panel of Motley Fool investment analysts each week as they cover the week’s top business news and financial headlines, while breaking down the stock market implications for investors. Plus, interviews with best-selling authors, industry experts, and an inside look at stocks on our radar.
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Retailers continue to struggle as Bed Bath & Beyond announces plans to close more than 20% of its stores over the next two years. Levi’s sales fall more than 60% for the second quarter. Berkshire Hathaway buys Dominion Energy’s natural gas assets. SiriusXM buys Stitcher. And Kraft Heinz makes mayonnaise ice cream a reality! Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Zoom Video Communications and Rollins. Plus, food and beverage industry analyst David Henkes discusses the current state of the restaurant industry, Uber's acquisition of Postmates, and what restaurants will look like post-pandemic.
Back in the day a great stand-up comedy set on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” meant instant success, but so much has changed since then. Greg Fitzsimmons, stand-up comedian and host of the long-running comedy podcast “Fitzdog Radio”, explains that despite the increased competition comedy is still a meritocracy for those willing to work for it.
It’s our Independence Day Weekend Special! Corporate governance expert and film critic Nell Minow analyzes the latest corporate scandals and the future of the movie industry. Award-winning writer Morgan Housel talks with journalist and best-selling author Bethany McLean about Tesla, Elon Musk, and the business of fracking.
Professional baseball almost didn’t make it out of the 1880s. In his book The Summer of Beer and Whiskey, writer Ed Achorn explains how a new owner of the team in St. Louis helped saved the business of baseball with creative ideas like selling beer at the games.
Google deals with slipping ad sales while Facebook and Amazon gain market share. Amazon buys a new car. McCormick hits a new high. Nike stumbles. And Microsoft pulls the plug on its stores. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Albertson’s, Chuck E. Cheese, and Darden Restaurants. The guys share two stocks on their radar: Etsy and Houlihan Lokey. Plus, Atlantic writer Olga Khazan shares some insights from her book, Weird: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World.
In general, perseverance is a good thing. But David Epstein, author of the best-selling book Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, points out that demonstrating grit is not always the best course of action.
Retail sales rebound in May. Walmart teams up with Shopify. Spotify teams up with DC Comics. Wirecard plummets on accounting concerns at the German payment firm. And Groupon investors react to quarterly results and a 1-for-20 reverse stock split. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories, debate the finer points of Disney wine, and share two stocks on their radar: Skyworks Solutions and AeroVironment. Plus, DocuSign CEO Dan Springer talks about the big business of electronic signatures.
The market tumbles as the Fed Chairman warns the recovery might take a couple of years. Adobe hits an all-time high on record revenue. Lululemon slips on earnings. Starbucks closes some locations in the U.S. and Canada. Five Below hangs in. Chewy delivers. Grubhub snubs Uber. And Hertz revs up on news that the bankrupt rental car company is attempting to offer a billion dollars in stock. Analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Fastly and Globus Medical. Plus, Motley Fool CEO Tom Gardner and analyst Abi Malin talk with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban about the future of sports, the future of work, and the value of money.
When a business is looking to grow, it needs to figure out how to effectively spread excellence throughout its organization. Bob Sutton, Stanford professor and author of the book Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More, Without Settling for Less, shares that one way to do that is to get rid of the jerks.