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Ride the Chinese Auto Industry with China Automotive Systems

Ride the Chinese Auto Industry with China Automotive Systems

China Automotive Systems (NASDAQ: CAAS) is a top supplier of power steering parts in the Chinese car market. The company, which is currently targeting penetration into the U.S. auto market, reported impressive results for fiscal 2013, with its stock surging 52 percent so far. With the Chinese car-making industry growing rapidly, CAAS is poised to […]

By April 24, 2014 Read More →
How High Can This Company’s Shares Go?

How High Can This Company’s Shares Go?

In this article, we feature a research and development company that is generating some limited revenues. Shares of Research Frontiers, Inc. (NASDAQ: REFR) are up 34 percent on a year-over-year basis. In February, they were almost close to breaking an all-time high of $7.50. Since then, they seem to have pulled pack and it will […]

Can This Energy Small-Cap Recover from Its Losses?

Can This Energy Small-Cap Recover from Its Losses?

Sprague Resources (NYSE: SRLP) has been meeting the energy needs of industrial and commercial accounts since the company was established in 1870. It is engaged in the purchase, storage, distribution, and sale of refined petroleum products and natural gas in the United States. It comprises of refined products, natural gas, and material handling businesses. The company completed […]

By April 23, 2014 Read More →
Wind Energy Setbacks Provide Good Entry Points for Long-term Investors

Wind Energy Setbacks Provide Good Entry Points for Long-term Investors

By Lennox Yieke Wind power in the U.S. has certainly seen better days. The industry, which is valued at $14 billion, is crushing under the pressure of cheaper natural gas brought about by the domestic supply gut. As if this is not enough, last year’s discontinuation of federal subsidies, which previously allowed for competitive pricing, […]

By April 23, 2014 Read More →
Will BioLife Solutions, Inc. Benefit from Restructuring?

Will BioLife Solutions, Inc. Benefit from Restructuring?

With a market capitalization of just $17.85 million and having seen much volatility since the beginning of this year, BioLife Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLFS) may not be on many investors’ radar at the moment. However, there is every reason to believe that something interesting may be about to happen, especially when you take a look […]

People

When it Comes to Financial Literacy, Americans Still Have a Ways to Go

When it Comes to Financial Literacy, Americans Still Have a Ways to Go

April may be Financial Literacy Month, but according to at least one survey, Americans aren’t taking it to heart. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling recently released results from the 2014 Financial Literacy Survey, and found significant gaps in American adults’ knowledge of basic personal finance skills. “This year’s survey once again confirms what we […]

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Device Distraction Hinders Parenting

Device Distraction Hinders Parenting

It’s been well established that using a smartphone while driving increases the risk of an accident. But many doctors, academic researchers and police now believe that a similar factor could be at play in injuries to young children. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, nonfatal injuries to children younger than age 5 […]

By April 21, 2014 Read More →
Current Use of Public Transit Matches 1950′s Use

Current Use of Public Transit Matches 1950′s Use

Americans are now riding public buses, trains and subways more than during any time since 1956. According to the American Public Transportation Association, Americans took 10.7 billion trips on public transportation in 2013 – the highest annual public transit ridership in 57 years and the eighth straight year those rides exceeded 10 billion. In fact, […]

By April 8, 2014 Read More →
What Happened to TV’s First Marijuana Ad?

What Happened to TV’s First Marijuana Ad?

Earlier this month, media outlets including CNN, ABC News and Time magazine confirmed certain U.S. markets would soon view the nation’s first marijuana television ad. According to the sources, a commercial for MarijuanaDoctors.com was set to air on stations including Fox, CNN and ESPN in New Jersey. The one-minute spot, which appears on YouTube, features […]

By April 2, 2014 Read More →
Income Inequality: Why You Should Get Used to This Debate

Income Inequality: Why You Should Get Used to This Debate

By Lennox Yieke Income inequality is no longer a topic reserved to the exclusive domain of left-leaning discourse that typically clamors for social equality and opposes social hierarchy. At the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, income inequality, which has previously been discussed in earlier WEF meetings, though in a perfunctory fashion, took on a […]

By March 27, 2014 Read More →

Technology

Facebook’s Oculus Bet Is a Compelling Long-Term Play

Facebook’s Oculus Bet Is a Compelling Long-Term Play

By Lennox Yieke Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) has centered in debate over the past several months. From the investment standpoint, the stock has delivered great returns since its IPO, despite suffering momentary downward swings. Regulatory documents filed March 31 reveal that CEO Mark Zuckerberg made $3.3 billion by exercising stock options in 2013, a year after […]

By April 14, 2014 Read More →
Android Now Dominates the Tablet Space

Android Now Dominates the Tablet Space

The popularity of tablets surged in 2013, leaving some to speculate the portable computing device may soon overtake even smartphones in market share. And although Apple created the market with the introduction of its iPad just four years ago, Android devices are now dominating the space, according to recent reports from Gartner Inc. In 2013, […]

By March 13, 2014 Read More →
Apple’s Mobile Payments Could Disrupt the E-Payments Market

Apple’s Mobile Payments Could Disrupt the E-Payments Market

Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) iBeacon mobile payment system is set to disrupt the e-payments market according to developments. Veteran players in the market are already seeking partnership in the project after sensing some serious threat from the iPhone maker’s new payments system. Reports indicate that PayPal has already expressed interest in Apple’s iBeacon payment system. […]

By February 16, 2014 Read More →
BlackBerry Sues Typo Products Over Keyboard Case

BlackBerry Sues Typo Products Over Keyboard Case

iPhone users, who over the past seven years have reluctantly converted from BlackBerry, are lauding the newly released Typo keyboard case, so much so that the product displayed at the 2014 CES  has already drawn a lawsuit from its likely inspiration. BlackBerry filed a patent infringement suit against Typo Products and its iPhone case that […]

By February 10, 2014 Read More →
Mayer Unveils New Yahoo Products at 2014 CES

Mayer Unveils New Yahoo Products at 2014 CES

Yahoo drew an enormous crowd at its debut appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where CEO Marissa Mayer unveiled several new products, including a predictive search technology for smartphones that will compete against Google Inc.’s comparable product. Mayer, speaking on the on the first day of the 2014 CES January 7, announced […]

By February 6, 2014 Read More →

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Home Gaming Archive Puts Classics at Your Fingertips

Home Gaming Archive Puts Classics at Your Fingertips

For millions of Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers, mention of a video-game console arouses images of classic 8-bit favorites such as Donkey Kong, Frogger, Pac-Man and Space Invaders – available on old favorites like Atari 2600, ColecoVision and Odyssey. But unlike today’s models, the original home consoles didn’t last for decades – especially when Junior spilled […]

By January 12, 2014 Read More →
Black Sails

Black Sails

The upcoming Starz-original series Black Sails hasn’t even debuted yet, but creators Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine have already scored a second season. Many have barely –if ever – heard of the drama, but it was such a hit at the San Diego Comic-Con in July, Starz immediately renewed the show. What’s all the buzz […]

By December 29, 2013 Read More →
10 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

10 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-at-heart love grabbing hold of that rare book that reinvigorates their spirits and inspires them to push further in their career endeavors. While much business literature is available, only the few truly offer entrepreneurs the courage to delve deep and find the drive to make things happen in their companies and their worlds. […]

By December 26, 2013 Read More →
10 All-time Greatest Romance Novels

10 All-time Greatest Romance Novels

We call them bodice busters. Romance novels, those guilty literary pleasures with covers depicting bulging biceps wrapped around busty damsels, usually in distress of some type. But the romance novel is nothing to induce shame. Those buxom heroines with perfectly tousled hair are in many ways powerful women. As novelist Jayne Ann Krentz explains, “Readers […]

By December 23, 2013 Read More →
2013′s Best Young Adult Novels

2013′s Best Young Adult Novels

Young adult literature is always popular—not only among teens looking to read something more stimulating than Beowulf and King Lear, but also among adults who just can’t get enough heartwarming easy-reads, regardless of their years. There’s no need for shame when browsing the shelves for young-adult fiction. In fact, some incredible stories are written for […]

By December 23, 2013 Read More →

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A Look at an Airline Value Stock

A Look at an Airline Value Stock

Airlines continue to face a harsh operating environment as they react to myriad challenges such as high fuel costs, labor disputes, price pressures, and competition from new foreign players. The industry has seen some consolidations with mergers and alliances being the norm. In the midst of such uncertainty, there are some value plays in the […]

Can Francesca’s Recover from Nature’s Headwinds?

Can Francesca’s Recover from Nature’s Headwinds?

Francesca’s Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: FRAN) has definitely experienced better times. The company, through its subsidiary, Francesca’s Collections, Inc., operates a chain of retail boutiques. It offers a selection of fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts primarily for young women. In January, the company faced a serious problem. Extreme weather conditions caused the direct loss of over […]

By April 22, 2014 Read More →
Wayside Technology Group Boosts Distribution Business

Wayside Technology Group Boosts Distribution Business

Mr. Simon Nynens, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTG) announced that he was pleased with the company’s financial results in the fourth quarter of 2013. Net sales for the fourth quarter reached $89.9 million, an increase of 5 percent compared to the same period last year. Mr. Nynens cited […]

By April 21, 2014 Read More →