Category: Economy

The end of Hostess

The end of Hostess

  Snack time is over for the maker of the iconic Twinkie and other lunchbox staples. By David A. Kaplan, contributor FORTUNE — The fat lady — the one who apparently ate too many...

Even without Rick Scott and GOP governors, Obamacare exchanges should flourish

Even without Rick Scott and GOP governors, Obamacare exchanges should flourish

  No matter whether online shopping markets for millions of uninsured Americans to buy medical benefits are run by states or the federal government, these health insurance exchanges should effectively provide health benefits, say...

Simpson-Bowles Unplugged: Time’s Running Out

Simpson-Bowles Unplugged: Time’s Running Out

    WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 12: Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY) (L) and former White House Chief of Staff under the Clinton Administration Erskine Bowles (R). (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)  ...

The Many Ways Your Taxes Could Go Up in 2013 (Even If You’re Not Rich)

The Many Ways Your Taxes Could Go Up in 2013 (Even If You’re Not Rich)

The No. 1 issue on Capitol Hill these days is the so-called “fiscal cliff,” or the set of tax increases and spending cuts that will go into effect Jan. 1, 2013. A Congressional Budget...

With Thanksgiving-Night Openings, Do Retailers Risk Busting More Than Doors?

With Thanksgiving-Night Openings, Do Retailers Risk Busting More Than Doors?

    Retailers are opening earlier this holiday season, sandwiching Thanksgiving turkey between the work week and yuletide shopping as never before. Target, Black Friday (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Target is opening at 9 p.m. on...

XOM Crosses Below Key Moving Average Level

XOM Crosses Below Key Moving Average Level

In trading on Wednesday, shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) crossed below their 200 day moving average of $86.37, changing hands as low as $86.16 per share. Exxon Mobil Corp. shares are currently...

The World’s Hottest Hedge Fund Manager Has Been Buying Facebook

The World’s Hottest Hedge Fund Manager Has Been Buying Facebook

The hottest hedge fund manager in America, who has traded Facebook better than anybody, was a big buyer of Facebook stock during the summer. Charles “Chase” Coleman’s $6 billion Tiger Global hedge fund held 11.7 million...

Gas Prices Are Finally as ‘Cheap’ as a Year Ago

Gas Prices Are Finally as ‘Cheap’ as a Year Ago

We’ve come a long way. For much of 2012, drivers have been paying 10¢, sometimes 25¢ more per gallon than the same time in 2011—which was the priciest year ever for gasoline. At long...

Campaign Spending

Campaign Spending

In the days since the election we have learned that President Barack Obama‘s campaign had an amazingly advanced and disciplined ground game that knew just what precincts and even voters to target and how to...

If you want a big, new market try reaching U.S. Hispanics (Fortune, 1988)

If you want a big, new market try reaching U.S. Hispanics (Fortune, 1988)

Editor’s note: Every week, Fortune.com publishes a story from our magazine archives. This week, we turn to a 1988 feature about  the rise of Hispanic consumers and corporate America’s efforts to market to this increasingly important...