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​Bad Behavior at Whole Foods (WFM) and the Case for Bigger Fines

Joel Anderson | Equities.com |

Whole Foods (WFM) settled for a paltry $500,000 fine for defrauding New York customers, and it's indicative of a broader culture that promotes corporate malfeasance.


Financial Myths: It’s As Plain As the Nose on Your Face – Part I

Michael McTague | Equities.com |

Sometimes companies and individuals are unable or unwilling to recognize what everyone else sees. Sellers of poor products should act accordingly. On the other end of the bell-shaped curve,


Owners of Jessica Simpson Line to Buy Martha Stewart

Steve Kanaval | Equities.com |

Sequential Brands Group Inc. ($SQBG) bought the Jessica Simpson brand in April and continues its aggressive acquisition strategy with an offer to buy Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. ($MSO)


Martha Stewart's Rise and Fall...and Sort-of Rise Again

Steve Kanaval | Equities.com |

Martha  Martha  Martha When Martha Stewart was dating Imclone Systems ($IMCL) founder Sam Waksal, I was managing a portfolio which had Martha Stewart in it, and I was surprised to see


Is J.C. Penney (JCP) Still Worth Your Pennies?

Jianyu Zhao | Equities.com |

J.C. Penney Company (JCP) , an apparel and home furnishing retailer, has been struggling to rebound since early 2014. Although the stock’s price increased 1.64% to $8.69 per share on July


Five Household Names that Wall Street Hates

Jacob Harper | Equities.com |

Short-selling, or betting that a stock will go down, does not get quite as much attention as long investing, but it certainly has its vocal proponents. The famous trader/short-seller Jim Chanos,


JC Penney: Exit Martha Stewart and Ackman, Enter Hedge Fund Managers

Andrew Klips | Equities.com |

Two big names leaving the JC Penney (JCP) family have provided a modest boon to shares recently.  Granted, the news that billionaire activist hedge fund manager William Ackman dumping his


JCPenney: Just When Wall Street Thought They Couldn't Do Any Worse...

Michael Teague | Equities.com |

Beleaguered department store operator J.C. Penney (JCP) reported earnings late on Thursday, indicating that the company had lost more than expected during the first quarter of the year.In the


Stocks Under $10: A Look at 15 Consumer-Oriented Companies

Richard Suttmeier | Equities.com |

At www.ValuEngine.com we show that the Consumer Staples sector is 14.6 percent overvalued. All 15 stocks in today’s table have complete ValuEngine data and have enough price data to have most


Ron Johnson Ousted as J.C. Penney’s CEO, Replaced by Predecessor Myron Ullman

Michael Teague | Equities.com |

Ron Johnson is credited with J.C. Penney's (JCP) absolutely dismal performance of 2012, a year during which he removed the department store’s most beloved customer programs, such as coupons and


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Can the Media Solve the Partisan Conflict?

Andrew McCarthy, Contributing Editor, The National Review; Michael Zeldin, CNN Legal Analyst; Celeste Katz, Senior Political Reporter, Glamour; Silvia Davi, SVP, Contributing Editor, Equities.com; and Doug Simon, CEO, D S Simon Media discuss how the media’s role has shaped the landscape for communicators and what the media is trying to do to reduce discord in society.