'High likelihood' Germany goes into recession, research center warns

How can Europe stimulate their economy? Altium Wealth Portfolio Manager Michael Lee on the implications of an ECB rate cut. Germany is in danger of a recession, a Munich-based economic research center said on Tuesday. Continue Reading Below The Ifo Institute lowered its economic growth forecast for the country for 2019 from 0.6% to 0.5%. "The German economy is at risk […]

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Alaska high school swimmer disqualified because swimsuit exposes too much

A high school swimmer in Alaska had her 100-meter freestyle victory overturned after a referee determined she committed a "uniform violation" when her swimsuit revealed too much of her backside. According to the Anchorage Daily News, the swimmer from Dimond High School competed in four events at the meet on Friday, but was disqualified in only one. A meet official said the […]

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High school stadium naming rights deals score big bucks for local budgets

Something about football is turning kids and their parents off: Varney FBN’s Stuart Varney on the decline in young people playing football. For school districts in states where high school football is a must-see attraction on Friday nights, stadium naming rights deals have emerged as an unlikely revenue stream. Continue Reading Below A growing number of high schools in Texas […]

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Companies concerned about employees' money stress are spending millions to branch out beyond 401(k)s

A growing number of American companies are incentivizing workers to build upemergency funds,reported Anne Tergesen for the Wall Street Journal. SunTrust Banks has reportedly spent $18 million on its program, which gives $1,000 to employees who, in part, complete a personal finance education course and set up automatic contributions to anemergency fund. Financial experts recommend building an emergency fund with […]

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Shopify: Buy at the High?

Shopify (NYSE: SHOP) has had a huge run over the past few years. The all-in-one e-commerce platform has benefited from its first-mover advantage, industry-leading platform, "sticky" subscription customer base, and a robust payments processing platform that grows along with its customers. Leading enterprise software companies have done terrifically in this market. Software companies don't have to deal with rising input […]

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How High Can Broadcom Stock Go?

Tech giant Broadcom (NASDAQ: AVGO) is a best-in-breed business. The company has a large and thriving semiconductor business that has exposure to a number of lucrative markets, including wireless chips for premium smartphones, network infrastructure silicon, and broadband access chips. Broadcom also recently began a push into infrastructure software, which has not only boosted the company's revenue and free cash […]

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Textron Rides High on Aviation Growth, Operational Improvements

Textron (NYSE: TXT) released solid first-quarter 2019 results early Wednesday, highlighting an expected revenue decline as growth from its core aviation products was more than offset by declines at its remaining segments. But the defense and aerospace conglomerate also delivered better-than-anticipated earnings thanks to both generous capital returns and its continued focus on operational improvement, including notable progress from its […]

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2 Airlines Flying High — and 1 Jeans Company?

Not many years ago, Wall Street legend Warren Buffett described the airline industry as "a death trap for investors." Seems that times have changed. Now, he invests in many of them, and their business models look solid. On Wednesday, for example, Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) — the world's second-largest passenger airline — reported its first-quarter results before the market […]

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