The Fall Of The Minivan

From CNBC. The minivan once helped save Chrysler from total ruin in the 1980s, but now it’s relegated to a small portion of the automotive market despite fitting most customers’ desires in a car. Meanwhile, buyers scoop up sport utility vehicles and crossovers at an increasing rate. Automakers are now faced with the choice of…

Why Southwest Is Rethinking Its Boeing 737 Strategy

From CNBC. Part of Southwest Airlines’ strategy was its focus on operating one plane across its fleet: the Boeing 737. After two fatal crashes of Boeing 737 Max planes Southwest has been forced to cancel thousands of flights and Southwest’s CEO has said he’s willing to explore ordering planes from other manufacturers like Airbus. The…

Why Corvette Is Making A Radical Change

From CNBC. The Corvette is widely known as America’s sports car, and for decades it has gone toe-to-toe with far more expensive and exotic cars and defied engineering convention. Now it is making its biggest change in history in the face of falling sales. The question is whether the change is worth the trouble, »…

Can Amazon Succeed In India?

From CNBC. Amazon just opened its largest office building yet in Hyderabad, India. The new space represents the company’s commitment to the Indian market, where it faces steep competition from Walmart-owned Flipkart. Despite recently introduced regulations that make it difficult for foreign-owned e-commerce companies to compete, Amazon is adopting new retail strategies as it looks…

Why Did Volkswagen Kill The Beetle?

From CNBC. Volkswagen is one of the world’s largest automakers. It houses brands such as Audi, Porsche, and Bentley. But perhaps its best-known vehicle is the Volkswagen Beetle. Over its entire lifespan, Volkswagen sold over 22.5 million of all three versions of the Beetle. But in July of 2019, production one of the most iconic…

How Medicare-For-All Works In Australia

From CNBC. As Democratic candidates fight for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination, one of the biggest policy divides is the role of private health insurance. Many countries provide government funded universal health care while offering secondary private insurance. One country that’s frequently overlooked: Australia. Watch the video above to learn more about how Australia’s health-care…

The Rise Of Chick-fil-A

From CNBC. Chick-fil-A is now the third largest restaurant chain by system-wide sales. Its ascent has been so rapid that other fast-food brands are taking note of its unique business model. Popeyes recently launched its own chicken sandwich leading the two brands into a social media war. But how is it that a restaurant that’s…

The Rise And Fall Of The Headphone Jack

From CNBC. The headphone jack has a long legacy in the audio world. So when Apple decided to exclude it from the iPhone 7, consumers were up in arms. In the years since, Samsung has been a champion for those who still wanted the headphone jack Samsung even went so far as to run a…

Why Tim Hortons Struggles In The United States

From CNBC. Tim Hortons is Canada’s one-stop shop for coffee, breakfast, lunch and donuts, but now, the company needs to expand elsewhere. The U.S. has long been a target market, but they’ve struggling in America for decades. Watch this video to find out why this Canadian icon can’t win over its southern neighbors and beat…

Why Global Military Spending Is On The Rise

From CNBC. Global military spending reached a post-Cold War high of $1.8 trillion in 2018 according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. The Swedish-based think tank has published widely sited global spending numbers since the 1960s. Is the world entering a new era of great power conflict? The United States (41%) and China (14%)…

This Former Tesla Employee Fixes Tesla Roadsters

From CNBC. Carl Medlock used to work at Tesla. Now he’s one of the few people in the U.S. that can fix the company’s original Roadster car. Medlock & Sons in Seattle rehabs Tesla Roadsters, and can fix any electric car — they also convert internal combustion engine vehicles into pure battery electrics. Roadster drivers…

How The US-China Trade War Turned Into A Currency War

From CNBC. The Trump administration has turned its sights on China’s currency as the two countries continue to trade blows in the ongoing trade war. In early August 2019, the U.S. Treasury Department designated China as a currency manipulator, shortly after the yuan fell sharply and send markets into a tailspin. Here’s what a currency…

Can Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10+ Shoot Pro-Quality Video?

From CNBC. Samsung’s $1,099 Galaxy Note 10+ is the best Android phone you can buy. It’s packed with everything most people want in a modern flagship device, from a great display to awesome cameras, even if there are a few sacrifices, such as no standard headphone jack. It starts at $1,099, which is expensive for…

How Amazon Fends Off Unions

From CNBC. Amazon workers have held an increased number of protests over the last year, which is one sign that momentum to organize has picked up among some of its 650,000 worldwide employees. But unionizing efforts so far have not succeeded. Amazon increased minimum wage to $15 an hour last year and offers generous benefits.…

The Rise Of Toyota

From CNBC. Toyota became one of the world’s largest automakers by churning out cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles. In the United States several models were among the country’s best selling cars in 2018 including the Toyota Corolla, Camry, Highlander and Tacoma. Over the years, Toyota has grown a reputation for being affordable, reliable, safe…

Why ‘Money Disorders’ May Be Ruining Your Budget

From CNBC. In December 2018, consumer debt overall hit a record high. Experts say a significant amount of this debt can be explained by what they call “money disorders.” Knowing if you have one can be the key to fixing your budget. Watch this video to learn more about how to tell if you have…

Inside The City Where Waymo Tests Self-Driving Vehicles

From CNBC. In Chandler, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix, Waymo’s fleet of 600 minivans shuttling people from place to place. Ordering one feels almost exactly like calling a Lyft or Uber, except for one thing: the vans drive themselves. Alphabet’s Waymo has been testing self-driving vehicles in Arizona since 2017 and we got a look…

Google, Facebook, Amazon And The Future Of Antitrust Laws

From CNBC. U.S. antitrust law dates back to 1890, but it’s been largely out of the spotlight for twenty years. Now, with antitrust concerns swirling around Big Tech companies and major telecommunications mergers, it’s back. Watch this video to find out how US antitrust law evolved and what it means for America’s biggest businesses. ***…

The Rise And Fall Of AOL

From CNBC. At its peak in December 1999, AOL had a market capitalization of $222 billion dollars. Since then, the influx of broadband internet and the burst of the dot-com bubble reduced the one- time internet behemoth to a shadow of its former self. AOL once dominated email, internet connectivity, online news, and chat. AOL…

How The NRA Ended Up On The Verge Of Bankruptcy

From CNBC. The NRA is mired in controversy. With about 5 million members as of July 2019, the NRA is one of the most powerful special interest groups in the U.S. But, claims of financial wrong doing have led to multiple investigations in Congress and in New York State that are threatening the groups survival.…

Why The Volkswagen Phaeton Failed In The United States

From CNBC. The term Volkswagen means “people’s car” in German. In the United States the car company is known for selling stylish, well-engineered cars that are still relatively affordable like the Volkswagen Golf, Passat, and Tiguan. But there was at least one time Volkswagen tried to elbow its way into the luxury car market. The…