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The Motley Fool's daily look at stocks in the news, the top business/investing stories, and occasional tangents.
The Rising Battle for Your Delivery Dollars
DoorDash shares pop on an upgrade. Walmart teams up with Ford Motor to test robo-deliveries in three cities. Alicia Alfiere analyzes those stories as well as the surprisingly good retail numbers from August.
Sep 16
17 min
“Give Microsoft its appropriate golf clap!”
Apple rolls out new versions of the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Microsoft hikes its dividend and announces a $60 billion stock buyback plan. Tim Beyers analyzes those stories and shares why, despite the fact they generate good cash flow, he’s not a huge fan of McAfee’s business.
Sep 15
15 min
Tacos as a Service?  Tacos as a Service.
Intuit buys MailChimp in a cash-and-stock deal worth $12 billion. Shares of Angi pop on encouraging numbers from August. Asit Sharma analyzes those stories as well as Taco Bell’s newest promotion: a taco subscription service.
Sep 14
17 min
Disney’s Going to Theaters, Amazon’s Going Vertical
Disney announces the rest of its 2021 slate will hit movie theaters before heading to Disney+. Amazon gears up to launch a new line of TVs and possibly sign exclusive rights to the NFL’s “Sunday Ticket” package. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and offers a preview of Apple’s event on Tuesday.
Sep 13
22 min
Lululemon: Underappreciated Monster
Shares of Lululemon Athletica hit an all-time high after huge 2nd-quarter results. Boston Beer pulls its earnings guidance and shares fall 8%. Bill Mann analyzes those stories, discusses the lack of communication from GameStop executives, and calls for Congressional hearings to investigate “holiday drift”.
Sep 9
18 min
“What’s the deal with Industry Focus?”
PayPal buys Paidy (a Japanese buy now, pay later company) for $2.7 billion. Asit Sharma analyzes the growing interest in the buy now, pay later industry, as well as the latest results from Coupa Software. As the Industry Focus podcast gets ready to record its 2,000th episode, Chris Hill answers a question he’s gotten several times over the years.
Sep 8
25 min
3 Stocks, 3 Different Opinions
A slow news day means it’s time to break out a round of “Yes, No, Maybe So”. Jason Moser shares why he’s bullish on Elastic, why he thinks the thesis has changed for Fastly, and why he’s on the fence about Lemonade. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss allocation strategies.
Sep 7
21 min
Edgar Allan Poe, Business Guru
Why was one of history’s most celebrated writers vastly underpaid? What can Poe teach us about the gig economy and getting ahead in our own careers? Catherine Baab-Muguira answers those questions and shares other highlights from her new book, Poe for Your Problems: Uncommon Advice from History’s Least Likely Self-Help Guru. Discover more about the book at
Sep 1
11 min
Zoom Video Falls on Slowing Growth
Zoom Video’s 2nd-quarter revenue topped $1 billion for the first time, but shares fell more than 15% as growth slows. Shares of Yandex rise as the Russian tech company buys out Uber’s interest in several joint ventures. Maria Gallagher analyzes those stories and shares why Designer Brands’ amazing 2nd-quarter report glosses over genuine challenges for the business.
Aug 31
12 min
Affirm Soars on Amazon Partnership
Shares of Affirm pop 44% as the buy now, pay later business teams up with Amazon. Disney looks to license the ESPN brand to sports-betting companies for a reported $3 billion. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and shares five great quotes from Warren Buffett on his 91st birthday.
Aug 30
18 min
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