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April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1848981

The day most people use autonomous vehicles to zip around likely remains many years in the future. But 2016 saw the public profile of self-driving cars and trucks start to crescendo amid high-profile tests that offered a taste of a robotic future.

Beyond just hype, this frenzy of activity forced a ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1848982

The unexpected results of the presidential election delivered good news and bad news for the gun industry.

In the months leading up to the November election, it seems gun owners clearly thought Hillary Clinton would win. As a result, they were driving up sales of firearms, a common occurrence when they ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1848983

It might be tough to find any company that offered a gloomier set of disclosures than the list of fires, explosions, and legal problems found in PG&E’s latest annual report.

None of this seems to be bothering investors. The stock closed on Wednesday at $64.76, which appears to be an all-time high. Still, ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1848984

The massive geopolitical shifts recently have us watching filings closely to see how companies are reacting to the new Trump administration.

While the meaning of this new reality is still coming into focus, there may be no better example of how companies face a growing list of question marks than high-flying Intuitive ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1848980

If there’s anything corporations hate more than change and competition, it’s uncertainty.

But facing the unknown is exactly where thousands of companies find themselves now that the Trump Administration seems to have abandoned its efforts to repeal The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, known better as “Obamacare.” ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1848979

Earlier this week, Axovant Sciences, a company that few people have probably heard of, announced that it was hiring the bio-pharma equivalent of a rock star as its new CEO. David Hung may not have the same name recognition of, say, Beyonce or Bono. But when it comes to turning ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1848976

Last year was a terrible year for brick-and-mortar retailers as layoffs and bankruptcies climbed. But 2017 is shaping up to be even worse, particularly for those located in a mall.

Since the start of this year, an alarming number of companies have been making references in their filings to “mall traffic.” ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1848977

After months of controversy swirling around claims of sexual harassment at the Fox News Channel, its parent company finally acknowledged the obvious in its latest 10-Q today.

Twenty-First Century Fox said in its filing: “the network’s primetime lineup has significantly changed which could have a negative impact on our ratings.”

No ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1848978

In the history of LendingClub, the year 2016 will not be remembered fondly.

There was the shock resignation of CEO Renaud Laplanche over a faulty loan scandal. There was a plunge in the stock price, which had already been tumbling since the IPO. And then there were three straight quarters of ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1848975

Careful readers — those that like to read footnotes — may have noticed that it’s been a few months since we’ve posted anything. There’s a good reason for that. Largely, it’s because I have been dealing with a complicated family health situation that makes it hard for me to focus ...