Yahoo Finance Originals: Business

  • 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
  • Clinton and Trump should beware the 'infrastructure genie'

    Roads! Bridges! They’re coming to save the US economy. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both want to spend 12-figure sums to rebuild infrastructure, create thousands of jobs and stimulate economic growth. Clinton, the Democrat, wants to spend close to $300 billion on new construction, which would…

    Rick Newman
  • 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
  • Walmart's new Olympics ad highlights American job creator

    If you were one of them (and didn’t fast-forward through the commercials), you probably saw an ad for Walmart that blasted Aerosmith’s “Dream On” over video of American factory workers. Walmart made the pledge in 2013, and while the company won’t reveal an exact figure, says it is on track to meet…

    Kevin Chupka
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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