Items to Buy on Jet.com

You should be shopping on Jet because it offers much better prices on items like laundry detergent than sites like Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN). It is also fast and provides a better level of service than some sites.

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Soup is Money; Ramen is now the Currency of Choice in Prison

“Because it is cheap, tasty and rich in calories, ramen has become so valuable that it is used to exchange for other goods,” Gibson-Light noted in a press release. Gibson-Light discovered the Ramen economy while interviewing inmates during an investigation of the prison economy.

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Big Lots: the Little Discount Store that Could

Interestingly enough the biggest threat to Big Lots, could be Overstock.com; which can be considered Big Lots’ closest competitor. Like Big Lots, Overstock has seen steady revenue growth in recent years. The online close out store’s revenue grew from $1.554 billion in March 2015 to $1.673 billion in March 2016.

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Is Aldi a Threat to Dollar General?

My advice to investors is to stay away from Dollar General because it is playing a dangerous game of expansion in an increasingly complex and competitive market. That market is made all the more dangerous by the growing presence of such an aggressive rival as Aldi.

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Why Is Paramount Giving Away Movies for Free?

Yet the exact same organization is now giving away the product it once tried so hard to control. What has prompted such a radical shift in a Hollywood studio’s business model?

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The Retail Apocalypse: It’s Far Worse than You Think

A side of effect of shrinking incomes is the dramatic increase in aggressive discounting. Discounters grow because they can offer lower prices. When they reach a certain size, discounters get enough leverage to force suppliers to lower costs, which makes even deeper discounts possible.

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Some Modern-Day Widows and Orphans Stocks

The bottom line is that widows and orphans stocks still exist. You just have to know where to look for them.

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Could Google Start Underwriting Insurance Policies?

What this means is that Alphabet could quickly become a major player in the insurance business, much as it is a major power in advertising and directories. It also means that your insurance agency could go the way of the telephone directory, and your insurance agent could end up delivering pizza for a living.

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Sysco: A Value Investment You Have Never Heard Of

If you are looking for a classic Warren Buffett-style value play, Sysco is certainly worth a look. It has many of the attributes Uncle Warren loves: It is not sexy, but it has a steady, widespread business that generates a lot of cash, and that business is growing.

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Housing Bubble in Canada

One reason why housing is not on the U.S. national agenda is that for most Americans, there is no housing shortage. A quick look at Zillow indicates that prices are actually falling in many markets, including regions in Colorado that are a little over a hundred miles from the red-hot Denver market.

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