Yahoo Finance Originals: Business

  • An entrepreneur from Mexico tells Trump: 'Drop from the race'

    Donald Trump has some issues with Mexico, as anybody paying attention to his quixotic campaign surely knows. Trump famously referred to Mexicans as “rapists” when announcing his presidential bid last year. On his recent surprise trip to Mexico, he reiterated those priorities–in more modest…

    Rick Newman
  • Obamacare is in trouble

    Critics of Obamacare, President’s Obama’s signature health-reform law, have sounded all kinds of exaggerated alarms over damage the program might cause. Higher-than-expected costs have led several insurers such as Aetna (AET), UnitedHealth (UNH) and Humana (HUM) to pull out of marketplaces…

    Rick Newman
  • This real Boeing 747 jumbo jet is for sale on eBay

    If you’re feeling impulsive but aren’t baller enough to bid $3.46 million for a meal with Warren Buffett, you can still find plenty of affordable deals on eBay (EBAY). One of those includes an online auction for a Boeing 747 airframe that ends this Friday at 6 p.m. The retired Boeing (BA) 747-400…

    Melody Hahm
  • Top apparel CEO explains why malls are ‘definitely not’ dead

    With store closures picking up—at Macy’s (M) and beyond—there are consistent calls for the end of the shopping mall. PVH, the $9 billion company behind Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger along with Van Heusen, IZOD, and Speedo, gets 60% of its sales from wholesale, including department stores like…

    Nicole Sinclair
  • Speedo was ready to drop Lochte days before they did

    Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte captured the attention of the world when he claimed to have been robbed at gunpoint. Swimwear maker Speedo was the most high-profile of sponsors to pull their deal. “I think his actions dictated our response,” Chirico said.

    Nicole Sinclair
  • 34-year-old Facebook employee sees better investing opportunities than stocks

    Christy Liu found herself in an enviable predicament in October 2012 when her travel discovery startup Wanderfly got acquired by TripAdvisor (TRIP). About a year ago, she decided to invest $50,000 of her assets into the company.

    Melody Hahm
  • 2 things are missing from Hillary Clinton’s plan to create jobs

    Hillary Clinton describes herself as a wonk who sweats the details, and her economic plan proves the point: Yahoo Finance has tallied nearly 90 new programs or policies Clinton wants to enact on the economy alone. On the stump this week, Clinton is touting her familiar short list for stoking…

    Rick Newman
  • 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
  • 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