Industry Focus

Investors may soon be able to claim a stake in rapper Eminem's music catalog, thanks to a new company Royalty Flow and the JOBS Act. We run through what's been going on in the equity crowdfunding and mini-IPO space, and how these types of investment opportunities are very different than investing in the stocks we normally talk about.

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We debate the potential implications of the ITCs recommendation for solar import restrictions, the recent rally in oil prices, and the news that GE is selling its Industrial Solutions business.

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Unpacking Axovant Sciences big Alzheimer’s disease disappointment, plus Pfizer accuses Johnson & Johnson of unfairly increasing healthcare costs.

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Between its upcoming ESPN and Disney-branded services, the company will give viewers access to 10,000 live sporting events, 500 films, and over 7,000 television episodes. Traditional pay-TV subscriber numbers are on the decline, and CEO Bob Iger sees this streaming transition as his last major priority before retirement.

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Data center REITs promise ever-growing dividends from a portfolio of data center assets located all around the world, but growing piles of data don't necessarily lead to extreme rewards for shareholders.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT, Impinj, and Paycom aren't household names yet, but these tech-savvy upstarts are transforming billion dollar markets and that could make them savvy stocks to buy.

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Auto sales have declined 2% this year after sales broke records in 2016, leading many commentators to speculate whether the U.S. has reached peak auto. However, one area of the market – SUV’s, light trucks, and crossovers – continues to demonstrate growth.

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We rip open the mailbag and answer "what gives with interim clinical trials?", "how can drugmakers use patents to stiff-arm generics?" and "why aren't pharmacies cashing in on baby boomers?"

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Chegg is leading its corner of the classroom with a wide variety of student services, including college applications, textbook materials, and online tutoring. Meanwhile, 2U is acting as a pioneer for online education by creating graduate programs with some of the most prestigious universities in the country. Both of the companies are enjoying double-digit annual growth rates and stand to gain as technology takes on an increasing role in classrooms around the world.

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The team talks about how the insurance industry works and how health insurance differs substantially from other types of insurance. With information about evaluating supplemental health insurance policies, planning for Medicare at age 65, and managing the transition from work-related coverage to Medicare, this program will tell you what you need in order to make a more informed decision for your financial and health situation

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Edge-to-edge display? Check. Wireless charging? Check. Facial recognition components? Check. The iPhone X is gorgeous, but what does its release timing mean for Apple’s financials over the next few quarters? We dig into that and Apple’s other upcoming products.

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After years of being dubbed “death traps” for investors the Airlines industry is having something of a renaissance. We discuss which of the big four U.S. national carriers is the better buy for investors today.

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A new study concludes it costs $757 million to develop a new cancer drug, but is that the only reason why drugmakers charge sky-high drug prices or are other reasons to blame too?

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In a strange twist, the newest retail store from Nordstrom will carry no inventory. Instead, the company hopes a unique menu of services will provide a rich enough experience to connect with shoppers – a trend that is growing quickly in the brick-and-mortar world. The cast also looks at how Starbucks is faring under the new leadership of Kevin Johnson.

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It’s not always an easy decision, and in most cases you should do some planning first, but there are times when you’re doing the right thing in quitting your job.  Of course there’s a difference between wanting to quit and needing to quit and some things you should do before giving notice.

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The streaming service is planning to go public soon and we have our hands on their filing with the SEC! We run through the company's books, talk about the streaming space, and take a look at the company's long-term prospects.

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced the Department of Energy is releasing 500,000 barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserves. We discuss the impact and importance of the move.

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Promo: Big-cap biopharma could come knocking if Juno Therapeutics’ next-generation CAR-T is safer than its competitors, and Medtronic's already investing billions in Mazor Robotics, a maker of surgical robots. Sponsored link: Code: fool.

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Amazon has already begun to weaponize its Whole Foods stores, and we look at how competing retailers like Kroger and Costco are feeling the pressure. Meanwhile, the major dollar store chains are facing their own challenges from larger retail rivals.

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IF brings you stories and coverage of different sectors of the stock market every day, but what trends are the hosts most excited about, and what stocks are on their watch lists? We bring everyone into the studio for this bonus episode to answer these questions and introduce the new Thursday host Sarah Priestley.

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We toss around some terms week-to-week and don't always do the best job explaining them in-depth. Today, we dust off our college accounting books to talk about the difference between capitalizing and expensing a purchase, what deferred revenue is, and why operating leverage is a beautiful thing.

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