Category: Markets

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...

An Easy ETF Of Superstorm Sandy Stocks

An Easy ETF Of Superstorm Sandy Stocks

Does every home need a  generator? Please don’t take this post as callous and insensitive. My family has suffered through Hurricane Sandy, but I was thinking that it might actually be prudent, from a...

China’s Enrons

China’s Enrons

China’s Big Four banks have reported better-than-expected results for the third quarter.  Bank of China led the way, posting a 16.6% increase in net profits over the same quarter last year.  China Construction Bank was the group’s laggard,...

Donating Star Wars Billions Will Make George Lucas One Of The Biggest Givers Ever

Donating Star Wars Billions Will Make George Lucas One Of The Biggest Givers Ever

George Lucas introduced the world to Star Wars back in 1977, and he profited handsomely from it. Now, after selling the mega-franchise to Disney for $4.05 billion, Lucas is preparing to give back in a big way....

Exxon’s Declining Output A Sign Of The Times

Exxon’s Declining Output A Sign Of The Times

Tillerson and Putin at a signing ceremony in June. (Image credit: AFP/Getty Images via @daylife) In a sign of challenges ahead for the world’s biggest oil companies, ExxonMobil today announced a 7.5% decline in...

After A Decade of Debacles, Auto Parts Supplier Dana Is Back In Gear

After A Decade of Debacles, Auto Parts Supplier Dana Is Back In Gear

Dana Holding CEO Roger Wood Roger Wood looked at Dana Holding and saw possibilities. In the past decade the storied Maumee, Ohio auto parts maker had survived a misguided acquisition binge, a hostile takeover...

Google unveils new Nexus tablets and phone

Google unveils new Nexus tablets and phone

It’s gadget season, and Google wants in on all the fun that Microsoft and Apple have been having. Google (GOOG, Fortune 500) unveiled a new “Nexus” phone, tablet and Android operating system on Monday. Its goal is...

The Tricks and Treats in the Business of Halloween Pop-Up Shops

The Tricks and Treats in the Business of Halloween Pop-Up Shops

Halloween is just around the corner but the shops peddling costumes, makeup, fake tombstones and all manner of cobwebs, skulls and life-size plastic ghouls have been doing a brisk business all month. Specialty stores...

Stocks: Investors take a breather

Stocks: Investors take a breather

U.S. stock futureswere little changed Wednesday, as investors took in mixed economic data from China and Europe ahead of more corporate results. Asian markets ended mixed after a report showed China’s manufacturing sector hit...

25 Years Later: In the Crash of 1987, the Seeds of the Great Recession

25 Years Later: In the Crash of 1987, the Seeds of the Great Recession

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” This quote, often attributed to Mark Twain, resonates with us for its pithy description of an irony we encounter everyday: In a world marked by rapid...