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America's Best Companies To Work For: 24/7 Wall St.

(11) Comments | Posted August 9, 2014 | 4:18 PM

No one knows more about a workplace than its employees. Employee opinions reflect basic measures, such as pay, perks, benefits, and hours worked. But they are also influenced by factors such as a company’s culture, internal politics, and even general mood — intangibles that can be lost in internal audits...

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10 Brands That Will Disappear In 2015: 24/7 Wall St.

(44) Comments | Posted July 12, 2014 | 3:02 PM

Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 American brands that we predict will disappear before the end of the next year. This year’s list reflects the fact that mergers and acquisitions are at unprecedented levels. While some of the companies on this list may disappear because they continue to be...

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The Most Hated Companies In America: 24/7 Wall St.

(678) Comments | Posted January 11, 2014 | 4:06 PM

From 24/7 Wall St.: A company can become broadly hated if it alienates a large enough group of people. It may frustrate customers with poor service, anger employees with unpleasant working conditions or low pay, and fail shareholders with poor returns. Often, these shortcomings are intertwined and it’s...

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10 Brands That Will Disappear In 2014: 24/7 Wall St.

(606) Comments | Posted May 26, 2013 | 3:22 PM

From 24/7 Wall St.: Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 important brands sold in America that we predict will disappear before 2014. This year’s list reflects the brutally competitive nature of certain industries and the importance of not falling behind in efficiency, innovation or financing.

The list...

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America's 9 Most Damaged Brands: 24/7 Wall St.

(80) Comments | Posted April 11, 2013 | 8:00 AM

From 24/7 Wall St.: Brand reputations are among the most prized assets major corporations have. A look at relevant surveys shows that brand valuations are often so high that they compare to the market values of the public companies that own them. But brands can fall as fast...

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10 Cars So Hot They're Out Of Stock: 24/7 Wall St.

(1) Comments | Posted January 7, 2013 | 7:41 AM

From 24/7 Wall St.: The popularity of cars can be measured by several factors. Among these are total unit sales in a year, market share versus direct competitors, and sales improvement year-over-year. The best measure is none of these. Rather, it is the availability of a particular model...

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10 Cars So Hot They're Out Of Stock: 24/7 Wall St.

(109) Comments | Posted January 6, 2013 | 11:29 AM

From 24/7 Wall St.: The popularity of cars can be measured by several factors. Among these are total unit sales in a year, market share versus direct competitors, and sales improvement year-over-year. The best measure is none of these. Rather, it is the availability of a particular model...

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The Best CEOs Of 2012: 24/7 Wall St.

(3) Comments | Posted December 28, 2012 | 3:04 PM

From 24/7 Wall St.: Best CEO lists can be based on dozens of factors. For public companies, the best metric is usually share price. It is hard for chief executives to be considered very good if the shares of their company do not outperform the broader market.

However,...

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8 Absolutely Outrageous CEO Perks: 24/7 Wall St.

(344) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 10:20 AM

24/7 Wall St.: The outcry about overpaid CEOs has gone on for years as the financial press combs SEC statements for outlandish pay packages that sometime run into the tens of millions of dollars. Often lost among the large sums paid out as salary, bonuses, and stock options...

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Least Valuable CEOs Revealed: 24/7 Wall St.

(825) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 10:49 AM

There is a nearly endless number of criteria that measure how well CEOs perform, whether they are paid fairly, and what metrics should be used for determining chief executive compensation. One yardstick that is never used but should be, is the simple ratio of market capitalization to pay. It takes...

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Five Major Companies In Danger Of Extinction: 24/7 Wall St.

(324) Comments | Posted June 21, 2012 | 11:00 AM

Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 important American brands that we predict are going to disappear within a year. This year’s list reflects the brutally competitive nature of certain industries and the reason why companies cannot afford to fall behind in efficiency, innovation or financing.

American Airlines will disappear...

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The Biggest Corporate Layoffs of All Time: 24/7 Wall St.

(31) Comments | Posted December 7, 2011 | 9:32 AM

From 24/7 Wall St: Eleven American companies have laid off a total of nearly 600,000 people in the past two decades. Each also fired a large number of employees at one time to earn it a place among the largest corporate layoffs in modern American history.

According to...

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America's 8 Most Overpaid CEOs: 24/7 Wall St.

(586) Comments | Posted October 20, 2011 | 10:18 AM

From 24/7 Wall St: It's that time of year again, when proxies are released and many business publications run lists of the highest paid CEOs at America's large public companies. The compensation figures are extraordinarily high, sometimes ranging into the tens of millions of dollars. At

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Companies Where Employees Are Losing Hope: 24/7 Wall St.

(130) Comments | Posted September 21, 2011 | 8:40 AM

From 24/7 Wall St.: Some companies become so badly damaged because of changes in the competitive markets or due to poor management decisions that their employees lose hope. This may be due to the fact that they believe the corporations that they work for have little future, or...

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10 Most Valuable Companies In America: 24/7 Wall St.

(326) Comments | Posted August 10, 2011 | 6:00 PM

This post has been corrected.

From 24/7 Wall St.: Apple became the most valuable company in America yesterday when its market cap passed Exxon Mobil’s. The move draws attention to what market capitalization means, and why it is important. The total value of a company is driven...

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10 Brands That Will Disappear In 2012: 24/7 Wall St.

(726) Comments | Posted June 22, 2011 | 12:59 AM

24/7 Wall St. has created a new list of brands that will disappear, which includes Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD), Sony Pictures (NYSE:SNE), American Apparel (NYSE:APP), Nokia (NYSE:NOK), Saab, A&W All-American Foods Restaurants, Soap Opera Digest, Sony Ericsson, MySpace (NYSE:NWS.A), and Kellog's Corn Pops. (NYSE:K).

Each year, 24/7 Wall St. regularly...

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American Companies Burned Worst By The Media: 24/7 Wall St.

(64) Comments | Posted June 14, 2011 | 1:52 PM

From 24/7 Wall St.: One school of thought about negative publicity is that its impact dissipates over time. It is hard to disprove that theory, especially in the case of large companies. And sometimes it takes longer than others.

Last year, BP was regularly lambasted in the press...

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Ford Joins The Beggars Banquet

(11) Comments | Posted August 24, 2007 | 6:12 PM

Helping the economy should be a "priority" for the Fed, according to the head of Ford (F), Alan Mullaly. He tells the FT that "economic and credit conditions were a "big headwind" to his plan to turn round the carmaker."

The man and his company are in a vise....

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New York Times Short Interest High, Faith In Online Plan May Be Fraying

(4) Comments | Posted August 22, 2007 | 1:47 PM

Shares sold short in The New York Times Company (NYT) were just below 16 million against daily trading volume in the company's "A" share of 1.158 million. That means that the number of trading days to cover the short position is fourteen, one of the highest levels of any...

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Growing Alarm About Oil Prices: The $100 Barrel

(11) Comments | Posted July 10, 2007 | 3:46 PM

The International Energy Agency report on oil supply and demand over the next few years showed up in the FT a couple of days ago. Even though it was played big at the paper, not much was said about it in the US. Then, news of the report...

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