2 Top IoT Stocks to Consider Buying Now — and 1 to Avoid

2 Top IoT Stocks to Consider Buying Now — and 1 to Avoid
More and more basic household objects (like washing machines, cars, speakers, watches, etc.) are being equipped with Internet connections these days. That makes them part of the Internet of Things (IoT), a general term used for the network of devices that were once formerly “dumb” and disconnected, but are now online and collecting data. These total number of these devices... Read More

Putting the Dow Jones Industrial Average's 666-Point Plunge Into Perspective

Putting the Dow Jones Industrial Average's 666-Point Plunge Into Perspective
Move over Freddy Krueger, because you’ve got company. The nightmare came to Wall Street on Friday, with the iconic Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI) logging its worst day since Donald Trump took office. The Dow wound up falling 666 points, which registers as the sixth-worst point decline in the nearly 122-year history of the index. By day’s end, according... Read More

Regions Financial Q4: The Plan Is Working — and Lifting Profits

Regions Financial Q4: The Plan Is Working — and Lifting Profits
Like many of its banking industry peers, Alabama-based Regions Financial (NYSE: RF) recently released its fourth-quarter and 2017 results. On average, analysts were expecting the company to show double-digit growth in net profit on a year-over-year basis, and total revenue growth of 4%. The bank more or less came in on target. Here’s a look at its quarterly and annual... Read More

What to Expect When National Oilwell Varco, Inc. Reports Fourth-Quarter Results

What to Expect When National Oilwell Varco, Inc. Reports Fourth-Quarter Results
National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) will report its fourth-quarter and full-year results early next week. The oil-field equipment company has already provided a glimpse of what to expect by providing guidance on its third-quarter conference call and announcing in the middle of January that the quarter should “be at or above prior expectations.” As a result, we have a pretty... Read More

Alphabet Introduces Chronicle, a Dedicated Cybersecurity Unit

Alphabet Introduces Chronicle, a Dedicated Cybersecurity Unit
Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) , the parent company of Google, recently established a new cybersecurity subsidiary called Chronicle. Chronicle was initially formed in 2016 inside X, the company’s experimental unit, which also develops driverless cars, drones, Internet connectivity solutions, and augmented reality products. Former Symantec chief operating officer Stephen Gillett, who led the unit since its inception, will become... Read More

4 Ways to Ease Vacation Anxiety

4 Ways to Ease Vacation Anxiety
About three-quarters of Americans have vacation time, but a shocking number don’t use all of it (or even any of it). More than half of U.S. workers forfeit some vacation days each year, according to a 2016 Bankrate study, and a 2014 survey showed that 42% of Americans claimed they don’t take vacation time at all. You might call that... Read More