During the last few decades, environmental impact of the petroleum-based transportation infrastructure, along with peak oil, has led to renewed interest in an electric transportation infrastructure. At a time when rising fuel costs are putting a financial strain on drivers throughout the UK, the cost of running an electric vehicle (EV) is one of the main incentives for people looking to make the switch.
Why go for an EV?
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HP’s (NYSE: HPQ) shares plunged to a nine-year low recently after chief executive Meg Whitman warned of an unexpectedly steep earnings slide in 2013, with revenue set to fall in every business division except software. With concerns growing about HP through the years, it seems that the technology giant has finally lost its way. Let us have look at its continued decline.
HP’s Glory Days
HP's Personal more »
With Election Day just over two months away, the presidential race is now running full-throttle. Perhaps you’re wondering if and how the 2012 presidential election could affect the stock market. Even though the U.S. president can't legislate bull markets or veto bears, that hasn't stopped historians from crunching stock returns to determine what impact politics has on stocks.
There is a plethora of presidential election investment more »
The leader in tire manufacturing, Titan Inc. has faced its ups and downs. But despite everything, it has persevered, moving on to occupy a well-respected position in the global market. Let us take a more careful look at the company.
Titan originally started its business, as the "Titan Tire Corporation” in 1993, manufacturing only various off-the-road tires. They continued expanding their product offering and reach by purchasing the off-road tire more »
A couple of weeks ago, when crude oil prices were skyrocketing, many analysts came up with different explanations as to why crude oil would reach $140 and some said it would go to $180. With the recent steep drop in prices, however, that doesn’t seem possible to me anymore.
Crude oil prices fell sharply and suddenly, with oil at $90 a barrel for the first time in almost eight more »
In a world where natural resources and fuel sources are depleting daily, experts are hard pressed to come up with an alternative solution. Many non-conventional sources have been put forward, but in all the reports I have studied, few have come even close to the market boom that the drilling and extraction of Shale Gas has created.
What is Shale Gas?
Shale gas is natural gas, formed from being trapped more »
Sports Giant Adidas Group’s (NASDAQOTH: ADDYY) 2006 merger with Reebok Limited was a source of much controversy among fans and financers alike. While some treated it as a worthy response to the growing threat of Brand Leader Nike, others viewed it as a dubious proposal whose merit only time could tell. But, with Reebok’s performance on the wane, it seems as if the skeptics proved correct.
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The second quarterly report released recently showed a somber tone for the Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT), especially in comparison to the more upbeat reports of other retailers. Low US Sale figures are worrying company officials and investors alike. Economic downturn and constrained expenditure may be to blame, officials say. But the reasons may lie far deeper.
The Picture Presented
The retailer giant is still reeling from the ramifications of the more »