Monthly Archives: December 2023

Week 17: peaks and valleys

Kyren Williams and Puka Nacua – two unexpected competition winners. (Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Rams looked like a veteran-heavy team entering the 2023 season. Matthew Stafford, senior quarterback. Cooper Kupp, aging receiver. Sean McVay is an experienced coach. It looked like a team rolling out the same old stuff. Another… Read More »

PepsiCo is known for soft drinks such as Pepsi and Mountain Dew. But almost 50% of the profit comes from something else entirely.

That is the grandfather of colas The Coca-Cola Companywith the launch of the Coca-Cola brand in 1886. The Pepsi-Cola Company, now PepsiCo (NASDAQ: PEP)wasn’t far behind with its own Pepsi-Cola drink in 1898. And the two have locked horns over Coke supremacy ever since. Neither Coca nor Pepsi were able to take down their cola… Read More »

Seven homicides in Lafayette by 2023

LAFAYETTE, Ind. – In 2023, seven people died from homicides in Lafayette. The West Lafayette Police Department and the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office did not respond to homicides in their jurisdiction. Murder on New Year’s Day The year started on an ominous note. Anthony Holdbrook, 18, was shot on Jan. 1 around 11:50 p.m. in… Read More »

This is why Nvidia and AMD are expected to rise in 2024

Semiconductor stocks easily outperformed the broader market in 2023, evidenced by the 66% gain driven by the PHLX semiconductor sector index compared to the 24% gain of the S&P500 index as of December 27. Growing demand for artificial intelligence (AI) chips played a key role in semiconductor stocks’ impressive rise this year. It is not… Read More »

Did modern slavery help build your car?

Read the full story on The Auto Wire Did modern slavery help build your car? In the modern West, we have all but eradicated slavery, a practice that unfortunately doesn’t seem nearly as troubling to the Chinese Communist Party and its allies. If you’ve heard the accusations of Chinese companies using Uyghur forced laborers, this… Read More »

Is this 12% yield dividend stock the best deal for income investors in 2024?

If you look at stocks with a dividend yield above 10%, you know there is some risk. However, it is also possible that the markets have not adjusted and are not correctly pricing a stock that is currently less risky than it once was. It can sometimes take a while for investors to adjust to… Read More »

Events that shaped 2023 in Hawaii

Dec. 31 – Nearly five months after the Maui wildfires, nearly 3,000 families are staying in hotels as county, state and federal officials work to free up 3,000 short-term rental units to get them into long-term housing. The tragic August 8 wildfires on Maui killed at least 100 people and dominated news coverage around the… Read More »

Junkyard gem: 1993 Hyundai Scoupe

Hyundai made a big name for itself in North America as the 1990s dawned, first with the 1983 Pony (Canada only) and then with the spectacularly cheap Excel starting in 1986. The Sonata debuted here as a 1989 model and lured away some buyers . from the more expensive Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Two… Read More »

3 Beat Dow Jones Stocks Dividend Investors Should Pick Up in 2024

The Dow Jones Industrial Average had a recovery year in 2023. The iconic stock market index rose about 14% (recovered from a nearly 11% decline in 2022). However, not all Dow Jones In 2023, stocks were in rally mode. Several stocks lagged the index last year, led by Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ: WBA), Chevron (NYSE:CVX)And… Read More »

Forest Service releases plan for Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail

Dec. 31 – The U.S. Forest Service released a comprehensive plan for the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail, a landmark for a route established in 2009 but used by hikers for decades before that. The Forest Service, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, released the document in mid-December, which outlined a vision for the trail… Read More »