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Dr. Wiglaf's Top 6 List

A lighter look at the best ideas.... for 2018

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December 2018 Top 6

“The S&P 500 is set to end 2018 down nearly 7 percent. The fourth-quarter sell-off flies in the face of history, as the last three months are typically the strongest time of the year for the markets.” CNBC What factors caused such a historic turn? Can the government be to blame? Or are the ebbs and […]

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November 2018 Top 6

“Yesterday Amazon Web Services (AWS) CEO Andy Jassy announced the launch of Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) and Amazon Managed Blockchain according to Zdnet. He acknowledged that clients want more than just a database when using blockchain technology.” News BTC   E-commerce giants must keep up with evolving, technological trends Their livelihood lives and dies […]

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October 2018 Top 6

“The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index climbed to 137.9 in October from 135.3 in September. Both readings are the highest since September 2000,” NBC News   What might have sparked this jump over an 18 year span? How could ecommerce play into this, and has the burden of shopping in public […]

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September 2018 Top 6

“After a four-year, high profile competition, rocket maker United Launch Alliance announced Thursday that it has selected the BE-4 rocket engine manufactured by Blue Origin to power its new Vulcan Centaur rocket. The new space company founded by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos defeated the most storied rocket engine manufacturer in the United States, Aerojet Rocketdyne, which […]

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August 2018 Top 6

“Target Corp. said same-store sales rose at the fastest rate in more than a decade, buoyed by efforts to improve its stores and e-commerce capabilities as well as by a booming economy that has helped lift sales across the retail industry,” The Wall Street Journal A company staving off e-commerce threats, gives hope! Have they […]

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July 2018 Top 6

“After trading relatively flat on Monday, crude oil prices crept a bit higher on Tuesday morning due to escalating tensions between the United States and Iran.” Oil Price.Com Oh what’s in an aggressive, presidential tweet? Is a threat by any other social media means, as damaging? Can these two houses mend their competitive foes? Or […]

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June 2018 Top 6

“While Google employees have successfully forced their company to publicly vow it would go easy on the cloud contracts with Defense Department, other huge tech companies have no such qualms. Quite the reverse: a group of at least nine of them have set aside their brutal rivalries to work together in the hope of forcing […]

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May 2018 Top 6

“A decade after the global financial crisis tipped the United States into a recession, Congress agreed on Tuesday to free thousands of small and medium-sized banks from strict rules that had been enacted as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law to prevent another meltdown,” The New York Times What does this mean for our economic […]

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April 2018 Top 6

“Lampert, also chief executive officer of Sears Holdings Corp., wants to sell what is perhaps Sears’s last jewel to his own hedge fund — at least if other bidders don’t emerge,” Bloomberg Markets Seems like merging with Kmart wasn’t enough… …and the CEO must rely on his own financial devices to save another one of […]

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March 2018 Top 6

“U.S. stock markets ended their worst week in more than two years on Friday after China threatened to respond in kind to President Trump’s imposition of $60 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports,” The Washington Post It’s a tariff-off! Will any of Trump’s positive intentions behind this come to fruition? Or is this a mere […]

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