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Zacks Friday Finish Line: Archive

Benjamin Rains

What Investors Need to Know About Esports

Welcome to the second episode of Full-Court Finance, a new podcast from Zacks Investment Research focused on the intersection of sports, business, and the stock market. This week, we explore the rapid rise of esports.

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Ryan McQueeney

Q3 Earnings Previews: PayPal, United, Netflix

On today's episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson prepare listeners for the first busy week of Q3 earnings season with previews of upcoming reports from PayPal (PYPL), United (UAL), and Netflix (NFLX).

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Why Fitbit Is Still A Wearable Tech Contender

On today's episode of the Tech Talk Tuesday podcast, Ryan McQueeney discusses the recent momentum of Fitbit (FIT) and explains why the company should continue to be a force in the evolving wearable tech industry for years.

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The Latest in Amazon and Walmart's Ongoing Retail War

On today's episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week's biggest stories, including several major headlines from Amazon, Walmart, and the two retail behemoths' ongoing war for shopping supremacy.

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Madeleine Johnson

What Do Private-Label Brands Mean for the Future of Retail?

On this week's episode of Shopping for Stocks, host and Zacks Editor Maddy Johnson discussed the retail strategy of private-label brands, and the companies who utilize them.

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Ryan McQueeney

Tax Plan, Nvidia AI Chips, Roku IPO, and Blackberry Earnings

On today's episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week's biggest stories, including President Trump and the GOP's tax plan, Nvidia's new AI chip deal, Roku's IPO, and Blackberry's surprising earnings report.

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Ryan McQueeney

Why the iPhone 8's Sluggish Debut Doesn't Matter... Yet

On today's episode of the Tech Talk Tuesday podcast, Ryan McQueeney discusses why the iPhone 8 has experienced weaker-than-usual demand and explains why this phenomenon doesn't quite matter yet.

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Amazon Glasses, Toys 'R' Us Bankruptcy, and Tesla-AMD Partnership

On today's episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week's biggest stories, including Amazon's plans to enter the wearables market, the bankruptcy of Toys 'R' Us, and the rumored partnership between Tesla and AMD.

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Madeleine Johnson

Will Apple's Retail Redesign Be Worth the Risk?

On this week's episode of Shopping for Stocks, host and Zacks Editor Maddy Johnson discussed the retail plan tech giant Apple Inc. (AAPL) laid out at its much-hyped Keynote event held last week at the brand-new Steve Jobs Theater.

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Ryan McQueeney

Equifax Hack and Tech Stocks in Spotlight after Apple's Keynote

On today's episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week's biggest stories, including the massive Equifax data breach and Apple's historic keynote event.

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Ryan McQueeney

How One Index Uses Artificial Intelligence to Find Winning Stocks

On today's episode of the Tech Talk Tuesday podcast, Ryan McQueeney is joined by by Jamie Wise, the founder of BUZZ Indexes.

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How Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Have Impacted the Stock Market

On today's episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week's biggest stories, including the impact that Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have already had on the stock market.

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Madeleine Johnson

Is Canada Goose Poised for Massive Growth?

On this week's episode of Shopping for Stocks, Editor Maddy Johnson takes another look at specialty retailer Canada Goose Holdings Inc. (GOOS), a company that is known specifically for its $900-and-up parkas with fur-trimmed hoods.

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Ryan McQueeney

Gilead Buys Kite, the Future of CAR-T, and A Visit to the New Whole Foods

On today's episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week's biggest stories, including Gilead's acquisition of Kite Pharma, the future of the CAR-T therapy industry, and Amazon's changes to Whole Foods stores.

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Ryan McQueeney

Is Expedia's Dara Khosrowshahi the Right Choice for Uber's CEO?

On today's episode of the Tech Talk Tuesday podcast, Ryan McQueeney discusses Uber's decision to offer its vacant CEO role to longtime Expedia (EXPE) chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi.

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Snapchat's User Base, Amazon's Plans for Whole Foods, and Uber's Next CEO

On today's episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week's biggest stories, including Snapchat's popularity among youth, Amazon closing its deal to buy Whole Foods, and Uber's rumored next CEO.

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Madeleine Johnson

Is Target Finally Catching Up to Amazon & Walmart?

On this week's episode of Shopping for Stocks, Editor Maddy Johnson dives into Target Corp. (TGT), and looks into how the big box favorite stacks up against its biggest competitors, Walmart (WMT) and Amazon.com (AMZN).

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Ryan McQueeney

Target & Walmart Earnings, Investors Lose Confidence in Trump

On today's episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week's biggest stories, including earnings results from big-box retailers Target (TGT) and Walmart (WMT), as well as the latest political turmoil involving the Trump administration.

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Ryan McQueeney

Snap, Blue Apron, and the Dangers of the Unicorn IPO

On today's episode of the Tech Talk Tuesday podcast, Ryan McQueeney takes a look at Snap (SNAP), Blue Apron (APRN), and the dangers of the mysterious tech unicorn IPO.

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Blue Apron and Snap Slump, Retail Woes, Nvidia Earnings Recap

On today's episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Intern Ben Rains--filling in for Maddy Johnson--take on this week's biggest stories, including earnings from newly-public Blue Apron and Snap Inc., the continued struggles of retail stores, and a recap of Nvidia's latest results.

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Madeleine Johnson

4 Retail Earnings Predictions You Won't Want to Miss

On this week's episode of Shopping for Stocks, Editor Maddy Johnson is joined by Eric Ervin, the CEO of dividend growth investing firm Reality Shares. In addition to talking about the characteristics of this investing methodology, Eric and Maddy dove head first into the retail industry.

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Ryan McQueeney

What Investors Need to Know About Automation and Robotics

In a special edition of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson are joined by Bill Studebaker, the president and chief investment officer of ROBO Global.

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China's Web Regulations and Chinese Internet Stocks

On today's episode of the Tech Talk Tuesday podcast, Ryan McQueeney is joined by Brendan Ahern, the Chief Investment Officer at KraneShares, to discuss the current state of the Chinese internet market.

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Ryan McQueeney

Jimmy Choo Sale, Q2 Earnings Recap: GOOGL, FB, AMZN, & More!

On today's episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week's biggest stories, including the sale of an iconic footwear brand Jimmy Choo, as well as the latest earnings results from Alphabet, Facebook, Amazon, and many more.

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Madeleine Johnson

The Not-So Shocking Demise of Sears

On this week's episode of Shopping for Stocks, Editor Maddy Johnson dives into Sears Holdings (SHLD), and looks into how the retailer, once America's largest, fell so far from its former glory.

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