Yahoo Finance Originals: Business

  • 3 ways the next president can jolt the economy

    Forget tariffs on imports (Trump) or new fees on banks (Clinton). If you really want a stronger economy, let more people in, make big companies more competitive and build more roads and bridges.

    Rick Newman
  • Here’s what rich people get when they donate millions to politicians

    If you believe Bernie Sanders, the rich run the political system and the rest have no say at all. A lot of Americans agree, especially since the notorious Citizens United Supreme Court decision in 2010 allowed the wealthy to donate as much as they want to political causes. “It’s about the…

    Rick Newman
  • Why Portland's wizard of weed doesn't like 'marijuana'

    Jeremy Plumb has been called the “Wizard of Weed” and was voted best “budtender” in Portland, Oregon, last year. It’s no wonder: Plumb is a virtual encyclopedia of information about marijuana’s therapeutic effects, history and chemical complexity. “Cannabis” is the word preferred by Plumb, who is…

    Antony Michels
  • Malcolm Gladwell sees one good thing about a Trump presidency

    Malcolm Gladwell, the best-selling author, is a UK-born Canadian citizen who considers the US his home. “Would I be totally psyched for Canada if we got a couple hundred thousand Americans after a Trump presidency? Back when George W. Bush ran for president, disenchanted Americans often…

    Melody Hahm
  • Corporate America doesn’t like either presidential candidate

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have each won the support of some corporate big shots. “We’ve commented on the bad ideas of both major candidates,” John Murphy, senior vice president for international policy at the US Chamber of Commerce, tells Yahoo Finance in the video above.

    Antony Michels
  • Why nobody is helping America’s displaced workers

    The little guy has an unusually loud voice in this year’s presidential election. Angry voters who feel they’re falling behind in the global economy have animated the entire campaign of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who wants to tear up trade deals and impose sharp new tariffs on…

    Rick Newman
  • The good and bad of Donald Trump, the businessman

    Trump is a better businessman than critics like to acknowledge, with determination and promotional gifts just about any business owner would envy. In the end, voters will be making a leap of faith if they think Trump can replicate his business success as a political leader. Trump was born rich,…

    Rick Newman
  • Why flying a kite could be the future of clean energy

    David Schaefer wants to sell $50,000 kites to farmers to help them generate electricity by harnessing the power of the wind. Schaefer, 54, is the CEO of eWind Solutions, a Beaverton, Oregon, company he founded in 2013 after quitting his job as director of mechanical engineering at Xerox. …

    Antony Michels
  • CEO of Europe's biggest hotel group on a new, uncertain environment

    This interview was taped before the tragic events in Nice, France. Included below is a statement from AccorHotels’ CEO on the events. Uncertainty and tragedy have dominated Europe in recent days, from the attack in Nice, France to the coup attempt in Turkey, both of which followed a terrorism…

    Nicole Sinclair
  • Why one food giant is disclosing more about its GMOs than it needs to

    Congress has passed a bill that would require labels on foods that contain genetically modified ingredients. The last step is for President Obama to sign it into law. The bill gives food companies a variety of choices when it comes to labeling their products.

    Melody Hahm
  • Sanders drags Clinton into his war on the 1 percent

    Sen. Bernie Sanders finally acknowledged reality by endorsing his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, who will officially become her party’s nominee for president at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia in late July. Sanders shook up the party with his rants on corporate greed and his calls…

    Rick Newman
  • Pokémon Go is much bigger than Nintendo — here's why

    Japanese gaming giant Nintendo has seen its stock (NTDOY) shoot up 57% in the past five days and its market cap grow by nearly $10 billion, and it’s all because of one thing: Pokémon GO. If you’ve somehow missed the news of this viral smash hit, Pokémon GO is a new mobile game that uses…

    Daniel Roberts
  • Why you should drop 2 months’ rent on a piece of art

    Last year, I bought my then-boyfriend a $1,800 limited edition photographic print of Mendocino, Calif. by Canadian photographer Michael Levin. Reasonably so, considering we oftentimes hear about Sotheby’s (BID) or Christie’s auctions where Rothko paintings sell for $82 million and Picasso works go…

    Melody Hahm
  • Here's one thing Hillary Clinton and Kim Kardashian have in common

    Kim Kardashian West and Hillary Clinton have very little in common. One is famous for being famous and the other is presumptively the first female presidential nominee from a major political party. Kardashian often endorses the product on her Instagram and website and is an investor in the company.

    Nicole Goodkind
  • Donald Trump's casinos were the worst part of his business portfolio

    The likely Republican presidential candidate has staunchly defended his forays into gambling meccas in Atlantic City, N.J., which began in the early 1980s and officially ended earlier this year, when billionaire Carl Icahn bought the final rump stake Trump held in the Taj Mahal casino. Trump…

    Rick Newman
  • Why the red Solo cup epitomizes everything that is American

    The now-ubiquitous Solo cup has become synonymous with America, parties, hangouts at the beach, picnics, and beer, among other party-related shenanigans, according to a straw poll Yahoo Finance conducted in Times Square (see video above). The Solo Cup Company introduced the red plastic cup to the…

    Melody Hahm
  • President Obama, PM Trudeau and President Nieto's awkward handshake

    Is this handshake awkward or the coolest thing ever?

    Yahoo Finance
  • The financial and emotional toll of America’s Alzheimer’s problem

    One-third of individuals over age 85 have Alzheimer’s disease and 1 in 9 over age 65 have the memory-crippling disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. “As the first baby boomers are turning 70 this year, we have a cohort of aging Americans that are aging into the time of highest risk,”…

    Yahoo Finance
  • The 2 scenarios that could put the kibosh on the Brexit

    A political roadmap for undoing the Brexit Leave vote

    Yahoo Finance
  • 'I would be quite surprised if there wasn’t a recession in the UK'

    Noted FT columnist Martin Wolf says Brexit will be a disaster for the UK, and not so good for the rest of us either.

    Yahoo Finance