Managing labor issues for the major sporting goods brands is a challenge. They often get their goods made in Asian countries that sometimes have no union support at factories that are charged with making many brands.
Buoyed up by the popularity of barefoot running, running shoes that provide the foot with minimal support to allow for more "natural" running have gained a cult following. But now it appears that these shoes, which include brands such as Vibram's Five-Finger shoes, are being worn by consumers who aren't hardcore barefoot runners.
For years, elite athletes have been getting into ice baths to reduce swelling and aid recovery. Eric Rauscher isn't going to argue that the ice baths aren't helpful, he just thinks he has a better solution.
I had seen the light. It was blinking. And it was calling my name. It wanted me to click. It wanted to show me the new tweets I had waiting for me. I had to resist. At 10:30 pm last Monday night, I began a voluntary six-day vacation from Twitter dubbed a "Tweetcation."
Welcome to my Business of The Masters live blog. Throughout the day, I'll be providing you with all sorts of nuggets about the golf world's first major taking place in Augusta, Ga. Check back here periodically for updates.
Where’s the fast money finding opportunity? In this regular feature Anthony Scaramucci aka The Hedge reveals his latest greatest pick!
Today Freston announced an investment in Vice, along with the news that he's coming on board and will act as an advisor on the company's growth, focusing on content and international expansion.
Yesterday, the Jordan Brand unveiled its newest shoe, the Jordan Fly Wade, the first Jordan signature shoe named after the Miami Heat guard. I talked to Dwyane Wade and Jordan creative director Mark Smith about the shoe, which is the first new Jordan I actually like.
The Mad Money host also talks Urban Outfitters, Under Armour and Walter Energy.
Start-ups are usually a cacophony of ambition, excitement, PowerPoint presentations and beginner’s mistakes. Sometimes, amid the chaos, as the brand is rising to stardom, someone gets left behind. Here are 10 big brands and the people who lost out on the profits.
With China in talks to build 50,000 skyscrapers over the next 15 years and Japan in need of a major reconstruction in the wake of the earthquakes and tsunami, Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at John Thomas Financial, said he is a fan of the materials.
The "Mad Money" host pits one apparel maker against another.
Stocks drooped late in the day on some of the lightest volume of the year...this is not normally an issue, but there was an unusally large number of Market on Close Sell orders...on a light volume day, that was enough to move stocks down.
Cramer explains why some growth stories are better than others.
Mark your calendars. The "Mad Money" host deems these upcoming events noteworthy.
Stocks haven't looked back since last Thursday, with more than 4 percent gains in the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq. It certainly feels like that "shallow" 6.4 percent correction from Feb. 18 to March 16 is behind us. Which stocks have been the leaders in the past week? An interesting group, with some obvious winners, and some not so obvious.
The “Mad Money” host explains how investors should position themselves now.
Birinyi just put out a great, two-page report that contains ZERO analysis. It notes that there are only 12 companies in the S&P 100 that break out revenue from Japan—and of those who have the greatest exposure, four out of five are trading UP since the crisis began.
Don't get lost on the highways of investing. Here's how Cramer plans to navigate the days to come.
Stocks ended off the highs of the day on Friday, and lower for the week, amid a still uncertain global environment rocked by uncertainty in the Middle East and Japan, although bank stocks got a lift as institutions began announcing dividend increases. JPMorgan and Caterpillar rose, while Travelers fell.