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The Motley Fool's daily look at stocks in the news, the top business/investing stories, and occasional tangents.


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The Motley Fool's daily look at stocks in the news, the top business/investing stories, and occasional tangents.




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Uber Buys Postmates, Buffett Buys Nat Gas Assets

Warren Buffett finally got out his elephant gun! Berkshire-Hathaway buys Dominion Energy’s natural gas assets for nearly $10 billion, while Uber shells out $2.6 billion in stock to buy Postmates. “Industry Focus” host Nick Sciple analyzes both deals, and weighs in on oil/gas vs. green energy as we dip into the Fool Mailbag.


Sports, Restaurants, Tesla’s New High

Tesla hits a new high on higher-than-expected deliveries. McDonald’s hits the pause button on reopening dine-in service. Major League Baseball teams come up with a creative way to get fans at the games (sort of). Dan Kline analyzes those stores, and we dip into the Fool Mailbag and try to make sense of the new marketing campaign from Haagen-Dazs. To check out The Motley Fool’s new swag store, go to


FedEx, Airlines, Wine

FedEx shares pop on surprisingly good 4th-quarter results. United Airlines plans to add 25,000 flights in August. Constellation Brands serves up strong 1st-quarter profits and adds Empathy Wines to its portfolio. Abi Malin analyzes those stories, plus we talk about the connection between Bernie Madoff and the greatest contract in the history of professional baseball.


Lululemon: Investing in the Sweat Life

Lululemon athletica shares rise after the company buys at-home fitness tech company Mirror for $500 million. Microsoft, Adidas, and Ford Motor join the growing list of companies taking a break from advertising on Facebook. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and discusses selling strategies as we dip into the Fool Mailbag. Last but not least, the new Motley Fool swag shop is finally open! Check it out at



Starbucks, Coca-Cola, Verizon, and Unilever are just a few of the companies that have stopped advertising on social media platforms. How worried should Facebook shareholders be? Is Under Armour’s attempt to get out of a $280 million deal with UCLA a negotiating tactic or the start of a new era in fiscal responsibility? Maria Gallagher analyzes those stories and weighs in on Gap’s new 10-year partnership with Kanye West.


Restaurants, Housing, Coffee’s Latest Win

Darden Restaurant shares rise on better-than-expected results. Shares of KB Home fall more than 10% as net orders plummet. McCormick’s stock hits a new all-time high. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, and discusses the latest scientific study on the health benefits of coffee.


$6 Billion Worth of Tea

Dell Technologies considers spinning off its huge stake in VMware. Simon Property Group and Brookfield Property Partners weigh a joint acquisition of J C Penney. Consumer goods giant Unilever looks to sell its tea brands (including Lipton) as a host of private equity firms show their interest. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and reveals his beverage consumption routine.


Facebook, Amazon are Taking Market Share from Google

eMarketer predicts Google’s ad revenue will drop for the first time in over a decade, while Facebook and Amazon continue to see growth. Jim Gillies analyzes the big tech landscape, plus we discuss Mastercard’s latest acquisition and Starbucks’ newest offering.


“Who wants to buy Chuck E. Cheese?”

United Airlines and American Airlines are reportedly set to raise more than $8 billion to keep their balance sheets stable. Dan Kline analyzes the industry and shares why investors shouldn’t be tempted by the “value trap” prices of airline stocks. Plus, we discuss TripAdvisor’s latest guidance and Apollo Global Management’s attempt to sell Chuck E. Cheese.


“You just saved baseball in 2020.”

Kroger’s 1-quarter results were better than expected. Wirecard falls more than 60% after auditors can’t find $2.1 billion. Ford Motor unveils plans for hands-free driving in 2021. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, but more importantly comes up with a plan to save Major League Baseball’s season!


Groupon’s Struggle, Drafkings’ Offering

Groupon shares sink after a rough 1-quarter report and a lot of question marks about the company’s direction. Draftkings announces a secondary stock offering just two months after going public. Maria Gallagher analyzes those stories and talks about her path to being a financial analyst as we dip into the Fool Mailbag.


How big is your TAM?

Retail sales in May rose nearly 18%. Abi Malin analyzes the results and shares why investors should look beyond the headline number. 24 Hour Fitness files for bankruptcy, so what does that mean for a business like Planet Fitness? Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to explore the topic of “total addressable market” and why investors should be wary of any company’s claims about their own TAM.


Walmart & Shopify Team Up

Walmart partners with Shopify to expand its 3-party marketplace. BP says its writedown for the current quarter could top $17 billion. Burger King launches the “Impossible Croissan’wich” nationwide. Brian Feroldi analyzes those stories and shares his recent boots-on-the-ground research at Burger King.


Grubhub Finds A New Buyer

That Uber/Grubhub deal? It’s off now that Grubhub has accepted an all-stock offering from European delivery company Just Eat Dan Kline analyzes the move, as well as Simon Property Group’s deal-terminating letter to Taubman Centers. Plus, we discuss Jay Powell’s comments about economic recovery and whether Major League Baseball will return this year.


Future of “The 3rd Place”

Chewy and Five Below both post losses in the 1 quarter, so why is Five Below’s stock the only one popping? Jason Moser analyzes the latest earnings results, and we discuss whether the Starbucks notion of a “third place” is over.


Software, Retail, Telemedicine

Macy’s shows signs of life. Coupa Software posts strong quarterly results and guidance. Tailored Brands might be thinking about bankruptcy protection. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss barriers to entry in the tele-medicine industry, as well as Google’s own offering to the video-conferencing competitive landscape.


Year of the RV?

Thor Industries, maker of recreational vehicles, hits a 52-week high after strong quarterly results. Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline analyzes the opportunity for Thor, as well as the historic challenges of the RV market. Plus, we discuss Dunkin’ Brands joining Taco Bell, Domino’s and Papa John’s in looking to hire tens of thousands of workers, as well as Sirius XM’s plans to raise $1 billion in a bond offering.


Zoom Video’s Audacious Call

1-quarter results for Zoom Video Communications were impressive, but more noteworthy was the company DOUBLING its revenue guidance for the full fiscal year. Bill Barker analyzes Zoom’s growth potential, as well as prospects for Warner Music Group on the day of its IPO. Plus, we discuss the precarious state of Tiffany’s deal with LVMH and whether jewelry is even worth it.


Stitch Fix Layoffs, New Test for CVS

Strong e-commerce sales kept Dick’s Sporting Goods afloat in the 1 quarter. Stitch Fix lays off 18% of its workforce, but only those living in California. CVS partner with a robotics company to test prescription delivery in Houston. Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline analyzes those stories and more on today’s episode.


“You’re not clairvoyant.”

Shares of Coty rise as the cosmetics company gets its 4 CEO in four years. Bain & Company believes mergers and acquisition activity in the tech industry is poised to soar. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, and we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss whether it’s worth taking a short-term capital gains tax hit.