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Join host Chris Hill and a team of Motley Fool investment analysts as they cover the day’s top business news and financial headlines, while breaking down the stock market implications for long-term, business-focused investors. Tune in on weekends for the greatest investing classes you never got the chance to take in school and perspectives from special guests helping to shape the future.

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February 6, 2023 20 min

If the house always wins, why are gambling companies having trouble turning a profit? 

(0:21) Jason Moser discusses: - Privately-owned restaurant companies Cava Group and Panera Brands mulling a return to the public markets - How Panera has evolved since its last time as a public company - A key metric he's watching when Chipotle reports earnings on Tuesday afternoon

(9:40) Ricky Mulvey and Matt Frankel discuss the struggles ga...

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What's more challenging: facing off against a wide receiver or a room full of NFL owners? Domonique Foxworth made an impact on the field as an NFL cornerback for six season, and an impact off the field as the youngest player to be elected vice president of the NFL Players Association Executive Committee. Chris Hill caught up with him to discuss: - Negotiating with NFL owners - What led him to get his MBA from Harvard Business ...

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February 4, 2023 30 min

If you want to know how the market could perform in the future, then look back a couple hundred years. Jeremy Schwartz is the Global Chief Investment Officer at WisdomTree and co-host of the “Behind the Markets” podcast. He’s also co-author of the latest edition of the best-selling book, “Stocks for the Long Run.” Robert Brokamp caught up with Schwartz to discuss: - Why “dying industrial companies” have beaten the broader market - ...

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February 3, 2023 38 min

Unemployment hit a 53-year low as Apple, Amazon, and Alphabet delivered their latest earnings reports. 

(0:21) Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss: - Another interest rate hike and a surprising jobs report - Apple's first sales drop since 2019 - Guidance overshadowing Amazon's holiday quarter - Starbucks struggling outside the U.S. - The latest from Alphabet, Meta Platforms, Exxon Mobil, and AMD

(19:11) Jason and Ron keep ear...

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February 2, 2023 21 min

For the first time in a long time, Meta Platforms gave shareholders a reason to smile. 

(0:21) Tim Beyers discusses: - 4th-quarter revenue coming in higher than expected for Meta - That $40 billion share buyback plan - Why AMD is demonstrating not all semiconductor chip companies are alike

(11:00) How did Planet Fitness get the attention of the Federal Trade Commission? Ricky Mulvey and Sanmeet Deo discuss whether the low-cost gym ...

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February 1, 2023 23 min

It's been a rough 12 months for Peloton, but the fitness company just offered shareholders a glimmer of hope.

(0:21) Asit Sharma discusses: - Peloton's 2nd-quarter revenue surprising to the upside - A sluggish digital ad market hurting Snap's 4th-quarter results - How Snapchat+ could be a potential lever for management to pull 

(11:00) Jason Moser and Matt Frankel discuss the 30th anniversary of exchange-traded fund...

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January 31, 2023 25 min

The list of companies who had a more profitable 2022 than Exxon Mobil is decidedly short. 

(0:21) Bill Mann discusses: - McDonald's growing global sales by $20 billion during the pandemic - Exxon Mobil racking up an annual profit of more than $55 billion - Why Wall Street seemed disappointed by a share buyback plan smaller than Chevron's

(10:40) Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp discuss reasons to be both uplifted (and de...

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If American Express had a problem with an aging demographic, it looks like that problem is being addressed.

(0:20) Jason Moser discusses: - Shares of AmEx popping 15% in two days off of strong guidance for 2023 - How younger customers are the majority of the company’s growth story - Why he’s going to be watching Amazon’s revenue when it reports earnings on Thursday

(11:00) Tim White and Tim Beyers discuss the implications of Micros...

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If a key to personal happiness is low expectations, then a key to investing may be realistic expectations. Howard Marks is the co-founder and co-chairman of Oaktree Capital Management. Motley Fool Director of Small Cap Research Bill Mann caught up with Marks to discuss: - Why higher interest rates created a “Sea Change” for investors - China’s economic miracle, and its impact on inflation - Lessons from the era of easy money - What...

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Can you think of any stocks in the S&P 500 that will have higher earnings five years from now? Are you 90% confident in your prediction?  If you have a good answer to these questions, then you might be able to start investing like Warren Buffett. Motley Fool Senior Analyst John Rotonti joins Ricky Mulvey to discuss: - What one of Buffett’s lieutenants revealed about Berkshire’s stock-buying framework - How investors can use the...

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As much as we love stocks, sometimes the Big Macro really does drive the market. 

(0:21) Emily Flippen and Ron Gross discuss: - Stronger-than-expected GDP sending stocks higher - Tesla ending the year on a high note - Chevron's record profits and huge buyback plan - Visa and Mastercard delivering strong profits (again)  - The latest from Intel, Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, and Johnson & Johnson

(19:11) Deidre Woollard tal...

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January 26, 2023 21 min

If you attempted to fly Southwest Airlines over the holidays, you're not going to be surprised by their latest earnings results.

(0:20) Tim Beyers discusses: - Southwest's $220 million loss - Why the airline has "a more fundamental problem" - Comcast's growing subscribers (and costs) in its streaming service, Peacock

(11:00) Ricky Mulvey talks with Catie Peiper about Netflix's international expansion and pro...

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January 25, 2023 30 min

Investors are paying up for stability, as big tech growth slows down. (0:15) Dylan Lewis and Motley Fool Chief Investment Officer Andy Cross discuss:

- Microsoft's quarter, and lower growth expectations for its cloud business. - What long-term investors can expect from Microsoft. - The Department of Justice's suit against Alphabet, and a shifting regulatory environment. - Kimberly Clark's "less than stellar" qua...

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January 24, 2023 26 min

How long will macroeconomic pressures persist in 2023?

(0:21) Asit Sharma discusses: - Johnson & Johnson's 4th-quarter profits falling 25% - Why he likes the company's balance of pharma and medtech - 3M's challenges and why an increase in consumer-facing solutions may be a better route

(10:40) Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp answer your questions about saving for retirement, bonds, and more.

Looking for stocks t...

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January 23, 2023 28 min

Major banks are teaming up like The Avengers to take on powerful forces: Apple Wallet and PayPal.

(0:21) Jason Moser discusses: - Spotify becoming the latest company to announce layoffs - Seven large banks combining forces to create a digital wallet product - How and why Apple and PayPal have such a large lead in this industry

(12:40) Asit Sharma and Rickey Mulvey discuss corporate governance and an under-the-radar pop culture comp...

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January 22, 2023 30 min

You wouldn't know it from its recent struggles, but for most of the 20th century General Electric was one of the most important companies (and stocks) in America. William D. Cohan is a founding partner of digital news business Puck and the author of “Power Failure: The Rise and Fall of an American Icon.” Cohan joined Ricky Mulvey to discuss: - The mythology behind General Electric’s birth - How corporations struggle mightily w...

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January 21, 2023 30 min

The broad real estate market underperformed the S&P 500 in 2022, but the upside is investors can find some cheaper opportunities in a cyclical sector. Deidre Woollard and Motley Fool Contributor Matt Frankel discuss:  - How REITs differ from stocks - Publicly traded vs. private REITs - One office REIT that's evolving  - Ways to spot a yield trap - REITs benefiting from e-commerce trends

Companies/REITs discussed: ESRT,  SPG...

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Alphabet and Microsoft are laying off a combined 22,000 employees. Is Apple next?

(0:21) Matt Argersinger and Jason Moser discuss: - The ripple effect of Big Tech Layoffs - Netflix founder Reed Hastings stepping down from his co-CEO role - Cancellation rates soaring in one segment of the housing market - Differing views on interest rates from two major bank CEOs - The latest from Procter & Gamble, Nordstrom, and holiday retail ...

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Data this week suggest India is about to pass China as the world's most populous country.    (0:25) Bill Mann discusses: - Procter & Gamble bumping up against the limits of its pricing powers - Why China still has a demand problem - How companies in the U.S. are moving some operations from China to Vietnam and India   (11:25) Sanmeet Deo talks with Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer about his company's work in continuous glucose mo...

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January 18, 2023 23 min

As many expected, Microsoft announced the layoff of 5% of its employees.   (0:21) Asit Sharma discusses: - The Producer Price Index falling 0.5%, much more than economists were expecting - Microsoft's layoffs, and whether Alphabet will be next - Why he's expecting more questions about layoffs this earnings season, but also more talk of where companies are investing   (9:25) Is Lululemon Athletica facing short-term headwinds...

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