Home furnishing retail has a rough day as both Pier 1 Imports and Bed Bath & Beyond fall after dismal 1st-quarter reports.  Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the damage and shares why today’s IPO of BJ’s Wholesale might look good in comparison.  Plus, we discuss Madison Square Garden’s rise on reports it may spin off the NY Knicks and NY Rangers, as well as Bill’s vacation to New Zealand.  (Tangents include hobbits, the 1980 classic film “The Blues Brothers”, and our 25th anniversary sale at The Motley Fool’s podcast shop!)

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Direct download: Market_Foolery_06_28_2018.mp3
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Comcast looks for more cash to bid for 21st-Century Fox’s assets. Will it take $90 billion to outbid Disney?  Andy Cross analyzes the latest report on the battle for the future of entertainment. Plus, we discuss Conagra buying Pinnacle Foods to take a larger share of the frozen food market and reflect on The Motley Fool’s upcoming 25th anniversary.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT

Harley-Davidson gets a taxing threat from the White House. General Electric shares pop on the sale of its health care unit. Jeff Fischer analyzes those stories, shares some perspective on the trade deficit, and offers a few thoughts on the current state of Starbucks. Plus, producer Dan Boyd returns from Ireland!

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Direct download: Market_Foolery_06_26_2018.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:51pm EDT

Shares of Campbell Soup rise 10% on reports Kraft Heinz and General Mills may be bidding for the iconic brand. Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman discuss the soup battle, as well as Harley-Davidson moving jobs to Europe and AT&T’s purchase of online ad exchange company AppNexus.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:06pm EDT

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigns after violating company policy. Despite Intel’s stock more than doubling in his 5 years as CEO, Jason Moser discusses whether the company can find a new CEO to do for Intel what Satya Nadella has done for Microsoft. Jason analyzes the Supreme Courts decision regarding online retailers and state taxes, as well as Kroger’s surprisingly strong 1st-quarter results.  Plus, for the official start of summer Jason offers grilling tips!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

The News Fairy works overtime, but we’ve got Matt Argersinger to analyze the latest breaking news. Disney raises its bid to buy Fox’s entertainment assets.  Starbucks shares fall after lowering guidance and announcing a higher-than-average number of store closings. Plus, General Electric gets booted from the Dow Jones Industrial Average in favor of......Walgreens???

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:58pm EDT

Abi Malin analyzes the wisdom of tronc rebranding as Tribune Publishing and its prospects for investors.  Plus, we discuss software-as-a-service company Shotspotter, and the FoolFest buzz surrounding accounting software company Blackline.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:27pm EDT

Google invests $550 billion in, China’s second-largest online retailer. Apple announces a partnership with Oprah Winfrey. And Incredibles 2 racks up a record debut. Analysts Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman discuss those stories and talk about two public companies they’d like to see go private.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:31pm EDT

At halftime of the World Cup 2018’s opening game, Bill Mann pops by the studio to discuss Comcast’s $65B bid for Fox’s assets and how Disney could respond.  We also stare in horror at the smoldering embers of two retail stocks (Michael’s, Tailored Brands) falling 20%. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss valuation vs. market opportunity.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:04pm EDT

A federal judge (resoundingly) approves of the $85 billion deal between AT&T and Time Warner. Matt Argersinger analyzes all the ripple effects, including Comcast’s impending bid for Fox’s assets, Disney’s response, and the potential for this deal ending up being a replay of the AOL-Time Warner deal back in 2000. Plus, we discuss North America winning the bid for the 2026 World Cup and explore a couple of story lines for the 2018 World Cup.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:17pm EDT

David Kretzmann just got back from a cannabis business conference in Toronto. As Canada gets ready to legalize cannabis use across the country, we discuss the ripple effects for businesses and the opportunities for investors.  And just what do exhibitors on the trade show floor give away to attract attention at their booths? 

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

Will Twitter continue its hot streak? What’s the biggest threat to Amazon? Will privacy concerns catch up with Facebook? And what does insider-selling mean for investors? On today’s episode, Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman tackle these questions.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:26pm EDT

J.M. Smucker becomes the latest consumer staples company to make us want to avoid investing in consumer staples companies. Five Below soars 20% on a strong 1st-quarter report, while Ambarella’s 1st-quarter report makes us wonder if the video-processing chipmaker is at a crossroads. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, plus we discuss Jamie Dimon and Warren Buffett calling for an end to earnings guidance.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_06_07_2018.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:52pm EDT

Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the trucking industry (including the shortage of drivers) and how it affects different industries.  Plus, he shares investing takeaways from his recent trip to Singapore and Hong Kong, the near-ubiquity of Alipay, and the coming war on credit cards.

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Direct download: Market_Foolery_06_06_2018.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:07pm EDT

Shares of Starbucks slip on news that Chairman Howard Schultz is stepping down. What does the move mean for shareholders? Analysts Matt Argersinger and David Kretzmann tackle that question, weigh in on Twitter’s big news, and talk about some underappreciated stocks.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:09pm EDT

Microsoft buys Github for $7.5 billion in stock. David Kretzmann analyzes the deal as we wonder why Microsoft didn’t pay in cash. We dip into the Fool Mailbag to consider the relative merits of Garmin, both as a business and a stock.  Plus, we shares some highlights from FoolFest 2018.

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Direct download: Market_Foolery_06_04_2018.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:30pm EDT