The Art Behind Supply Chains is Front and Center at a Museum Exhibit

At a small gallery tucked behind the cavernous atrium at the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown Manhattan on a recent day, visitors lingered before a sprawling work, a series of dots, lines and diagrams in a seemingly abstract design against a stark, black background. The piece, laced with text in tiny print, is nothing … Read more

Coca-Cola Leans Into a New Market (Pepsi Is Already There)

For decades Coca-Cola (KO) – Get Free Report and PepsiCo (PEP) – Get Free Report have battled about which had the better-tasting cola. That led to the famous “Pepsi Challenge” marketing campaign, which kicked off in 1975 and has been used periodically since then. The premise was simple. People were asked to sample both Pepsi … Read more

Using Star Trek to predict sustainable finance moves in 2023

William Shatner, Captain Kirk of Star Trek fame, recently went into space aboard the Blue Origin Rocket. He said: “Last year, I had a life-changing experience at 90 years old. I went to space, after decades of playing an iconic science fiction character who was exploring the universe. I thought I would experience a deep … Read more

Notorious Piece of the Las Vegas Strip Sold; New Casino Likely

Most Las Vegas Strip deals are splashy with the land purchase sort of kicking off the publicity cycle for whatever massive casino, resort, or attraction might someday get built on the property. That’s essentially what Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta has done. The billionaire, who also owns the Golden Nugget on Fremont Street, purchased land … Read more

Eating 400 calories a day from these foods could raise dementia risk by over 20%

Talk about food for thought. A growing body of research suggests that ultra-processed foods like frozen pizzas and breakfast cereals high in sugars, fats and empty calories are bad for your health. Now, a new large-scale study presented at the 2022 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in San Diego this week offers more evidence that people … Read more

10 Dividend Aristocrat stocks expected by analysts to rise up to 54% in 2023

Stocks of companies that raise dividends have consistently outperformed during this year’s bear market. Below is a screen showing which stocks are analysts’ favorites for next year among an expanded list of Dividend Aristocrats. That’s followed by a list of Aristocrats with the highest dividend yields. First, let’s define this group of stocks. Holding up … Read more

People still afraid of catching COVID-19 are costing the US economy billions of dollars

More than two years after the coronavirus pandemic began, social distancing is keeping some workers from going back to work. That’s according to this working paper distributed by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Some people are not prepared to let their guard down — in the knowledge that COVID-19 has not gone away. Some … Read more