Is Dollar General’s Growth Sustainable?

My advice is to sell Dollar General now, because its business model is not sustainable. This dollar store operator is headed up for a crackup and an implosion.

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Push for Medicare for All Begins

A major push for single-payer health insurance has begun in the wake of the defeat of the Republicans’ Obamacare light health insurance proposal. Not surprisingly U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is leading the charge for Medicare for All.

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Apple Pay at Starbucks, Ace Hardware, 2,091 Banks

Another major retailer Ace Hardware; which operates around 4,800 franchised stores in the United States, has started accepting Apple Pay. That gives Ace an edge over home improvement giants Home Depot and Lowes; neither of which accept Apple Pay. One has to wonder if this will force those retailers to start taking Apple Pay.

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Is MoneyGram a Good Investment for Ant or You?

All this makes MoneyGram a very questionable investment because it does not generate that much cash or float for a financial services company. One reason for that is that it does not lend money and serves mostly working class customers.

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How to Think about the Hyperloop

Such a solution would also be a paradigm shift that will change the nature of our countries, our communities, our economies and our lives. Therefore the best way to think about Hyperloop is as the next great paradigm shift in how we organize our civilization.

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Increasing Social Security would Boost the Economy and Ensure a Democratic Majority

Surprisingly increasing Social Security is not just great politics, it would also be a very good economic policy. Just imagine the increase in economic activity if 57 million Americans received a boost in income.

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Costco Defies the Odds

Costco has one thing in common with Amazon, it is a very cash rich company. On February 28, 2017 it reported $4.976 billion in cash from operations, $2.384 billion in in net income and $5.965 billion in cash and short-term investments. This was in spite of a free cash flow of -$23 million and a profit margin of 1.73%.

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Airbnb is in the Tax Collection Business

The popular home-sharing platform has agreed to start collecting resort or hotel-room taxes on behalf of Miami-Dade County, The South Florida Business Journal reported. The agreement will net Miami-Dade County around $8 million in new tax rental each year.

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Cryptocurrency’s Crazy Prices, why is Ethereum Surging?

The best answer to the above query is that cash is flowing out of bitcoin and into ethereum. The other is that is cryptocurrencies are so easy to buy and sell it makes them inherently unstable.

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How Low can Sears Sink?

The big question to ask here is: how long can Sears operate. Theoretically it might be able to stay in business for around 21 quarters or another five years. This calculation is based on a -$1.521 billion operating loss every quarter. It would take about five years to eat through all of Sears’ revenue with a loss like that.

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