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Chris WorthingtonChris Worthington

, Editor-in-Chief of Income


The Next Technological Frontier: Delivery Drivers

Amazon (AMZN) has a problem. In 2014, shipping costs grew a whopping 31% to $8.9 billion, outpacing revenue growth for the year. Shipping costs now represent about 10% of Amazon’s total sales. Additionally, the company can’t afford a repeat of Christmas 2013, when many packages didn’t make it to their destinations before the holiday. Thus,...

Warning: Top Healthcare Performers Now Overvalued

Over the past five years, one sector has outperformed all others in the S&P 500: healthcare. Biotech stocks have led the way, with the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index climbing a whopping 520% since early 2009. The sector’s incredible run hasn’t dampened enthusiasm for the future, either. Healthcare stocks continue to receive bullish outlooks, and some are...

Apple Reinvents the Radio

On June 8, Apple (AAPL) unveiled Apple Music, a streaming service that will compete with existing providers such as Pandora (P), Spotify, and Tidal. The launch has been highly anticipated since last May, when Apple paid $3 billion for Beats Music and Beats Electronics. As part of the acquisition, Apple also hired Beats co-founders Jimmy...

Could Artificial Intelligence Keep You Slim?

For most Americans, the idea of calorie counting is nothing new. Indeed, it’s become a core strategy for managing one’s weight. But even the most advanced apps – such as MyFitnessPal, FitBit, and Lose It! – remain rudimentary at best. They rely on user entry and meal approximations. Today, though, Google (GOOGL) is on the...

Buy This Bargain Stock While You Still Can

Shakespeare once implored us to “be not afraid of greatness.” And while I’m sure every CEO in the world agrees in theory, not all of them follow through. That’s what makes Kevin Mansell so interesting. He’s the CEO of America’s largest department store chain – and his “Greatness Agenda” has positioned the company and its...

A Bitter Start to 2015 for This Beverage Innovator

As of the market close on May 26, the worst-performing stock in the S&P 500 was none other than Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR). This probably comes as a surprise to many of you… after all, Keurig’s instant coffee machines are nearly ubiquitous in kitchens and offices across the country. Plus, Keurig’s stock had been on...

6 Stocks to Avoid This Grilling Season

I hope you had an enjoyable Memorial Day holiday. It’s now (unofficially) summer! If you’re like me, you spent some time grilling with friends and family this weekend. Indeed, all across the country, people were chowing down on burgers, sausages, and chicken (maybe even a few vegetables). And since barbecue season is now upon us, it’s...

Incredible Prosthetics Powered by the Mind

Robotic limbs controlled by the user’s mind… it sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie. Yet this technology is very much real, and the folks at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (APL) have been testing this incredible breakthrough with the help of a man named Les Baugh. Baugh lost both arms in a...

Is This Table the Future of Energy Efficiency?

What if I told you it was possible to keep your office’s conference room at a stable, comfortable temperature without using any energy? According to two Frenchmen, engineer Raphaël Ménard and designer Jean-Sébastien Lagrange, it’s entirely feasible – and all you need is one of their so-called Zero Energy tables. Indeed, this amazing table, also...

4 Dividend Aristocrats Could Be in Serious Trouble

As an income investor, you’ve probably heard of the illustrious “Dividend Aristocrats.” These 54 companies have continuously raised their dividends over the last 25 years or more. And because dividend growth – not just yield – is critical for achieving outperformance, the Aristocrats are popular investments for income seekers. But some of these regal companies...