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Healthcare, technology, energy, consumer goods, and more. Every day, Motley Fool analysts break down a specific industry and the stocks making headlines. Questions? Comments? Email us at IndustryFocus@fool.com.

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Healthcare, technology, energy, consumer goods, and more. Every day, Motley Fool analysts break down a specific industry and the stocks making headlines. Questions? Comments? Email us at IndustryFocus@fool.com.

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Financial days are great

By GUCCI POODLE - Nov 28 2019
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I really enjoy the financial episodes but not the healthcare as much.

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Vitamins of knowledge & fun!

iTunes Ratings

442 Ratings
Average Ratings
337
47
21
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20

Financial days are great

By GUCCI POODLE - Nov 28 2019
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I really enjoy the financial episodes but not the healthcare as much.

Theory artist

By theory artist - Aug 30 2018
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Vitamins of knowledge & fun!

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Healthcare, technology, energy, consumer goods, and more. Every day, Motley Fool analysts break down a specific industry and the stocks making headlines. Questions? Comments? Email us at IndustryFocus@fool.com.

Healthcare: Top 10 Stories of 2018

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New drugs, trial failures, M&A, and a little bit of everything else that happened in healthcare in 2018!

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Dec 12 2018

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Tech: Disney+ Debuts

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The House of Mouse’s streaming service is now available and over 10 million users have hopped on. We break down how the offering stacks up to competitors like Netflix and HBO, and talk about how the platform fits into the company’s larger strategy.Stocks: DIS, NFLX

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Nov 22 2019

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Tech: Salute Your Shorts

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Short sellers are often characterized as speculators and manipulators, but they play an important role in the financial markets. We run through why shorts are important, but also why the average investor should probably stay away from shorting stocks.

Jul 20 2018

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Tech: Mailbag!

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You asked, and we try to answer! We've got listener questions about:

- Why tariffs impact pure-play Chinese tech companies - What investors should make of Naspers attempt to spin out its Tencent ownership - If valuations have gotten a little too crazy for SaaS companies

Reminder -- if you have a question you want us to tackle, write in to industryfocus@fool.com.

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Jul 12 2019

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Healthcare: An Interview with HealthEquity CEO, Jon Kessler

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Motley Fool Co-Founder and CEO, Tom Gardner and Shannon Jones sit down with HealthEquity CEO, Jon Kessler. During the conversation, Jon Kessler reveals how the company is strategically positioned to help fix our broken healthcare system, his thoughts on the impacts of a single payer health system and the rationale behind acquiring WageWorks.

Jul 17 2019

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Tech: Getting SaaSy

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We run through questions about the software-as-a-service market: what metrics to watch, what to expect from the industry, and what companies we're excited about. Stocks: CRM, SHOP, APPF, BL

Jul 06 2018

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Energy: 5 Hot Tips for Buying a New Home (Re-Air)

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A home is the largest purchase the average person makes in his or her lifetime. However, real estate transactions can be intimidating, and because most people only go through the process once or twice, it’s hard to develop the experience needed to “know what you don’t know.” To help bridge this knowledge gap, Motley Fool personal finance experts Dan Kline and Maurie Backman join the podcast to share their experience buying properties and their 5 best tips for buying a new home.

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Jul 18 2019

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Energy: The NextEra of Renewable Energy (Part 2)

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Last week, we broke down NextEra Energy, the largest renewable energy provider in the United States. Now, we’re diving into another part of the NextEra Energy family, NextEra Energy Partners (NEP). Motley Fool Contributor Matt DiLallo returns to the show to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of investing in NEP vs. NextEra Energy and how NEP stacks up relative to other renewable energy yieldcos. 

Stocks Mentioned: NEP, NEE, TERP, BEP

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Nov 21 2019

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Tech: All Things Apple

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It's been a big news week for Apple -- the company scooped up a self-driving start up, released new figures on Apple Music, and its design head is heading out. We break it all down on today's show.

Stocks: AAPL, SPOT

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Jun 28 2019

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Financials: Venmo, Zelle, and Square Cash: How They Work and How They Make Money

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Here’s a look at the three leading person-to-person payment apps and where they could be heading in the future.Person-to-person (P2P) payments have surged in popularity in recent years, and three leaders have emerged – PayPal’s (NASDAQ: PYPL) Venmo, Zelle, and Square’s (NYSE: SQ) cash app. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Shannon Jones and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel discuss the three industry leaders and how their surge in popularity could translate into big profits in the future.

Sep 03 2018

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Tech: Is Docusign a Buy?

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Pen and paper is the way of the past. Docusign is trying to bring contracts into the 21st century with digital signatures and document management. Early indications are that the company is onto something, but should the stock be on your watchlist?

Stocks: DOCU, UPWK

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Nov 16 2018

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Tech: Meet Jumia

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We're back with another _________ of __________ type business, this time we're talking about the Amazon of Africa, Jumia. The first African tech company to list on the NYSE shined in the weeks after its debut, but shares have come back down to IPO price as the dust has settled and some have warned of potential issues with the business. Should investors be eyeing this MercadoLibre wannabe?

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Aug 09 2019

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Energy: The Past, Present, and Future of the Car with Dan Albert

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The history of the car is a story of how a new technology reshapes society, becomes part of its cultural identity, and is intertwined with a nation’s infrastructure. That history has shaped the world into which driverless vehicles may soon enter. Dan Albert, car critic at N+1 magazine and author of the new book Are We There Yet: The American Automobile Past, Present, and Driverless, joins the podcast to discuss the history and cultural impact of the American car and where it may be headed as we transition toward a more electric, driverless future. 

Stocks Mentioned: TSLA, GM, F, TMC, HMC, VWAPY

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Aug 15 2019

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Energy: Brookfield Makes a Deal + The Biggest Energy IPO of 2019

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On this week’s episode, we’ve got another deal to break down, with Brookfield Infrastructure Partners announcing a plan to take Genesee and Wyoming Railroad private. Motley Fool Contributor Matt Dilallo joins the show to discuss what this latest transaction means for Brookfield and break down Rattler Midstream’s recent IPO, the largest energy IPO of 2019 so far and the first MLP to go public since 2017. 

Stocks Mentioned: BIP, BAM, RTLR, FANG

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Jul 11 2019

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Tech: All About Autodesk

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We've got another tech stock on our watch list and.... shocker it's a SaaS business! Brian Feroldi jumps on the show to pitch Autodesk -- a company that makes software tools for engineers, architects, and designers. The company underwent the tough transition from the licensing model to the SaaS model and looks prime to take off.

Stocks: ADSK

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Jul 19 2019

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Healthcare: Can You Breath Easy With These Three Medical Device Stocks?

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The U.S. spends more than $24 billion each year on medical devices that help treat respiratory diseases, which is an enormous market opportunity. In this episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Shannon Jones is joined by Fool.com contributor Brian Feroldi to talk about three innovative medical device companies — Inogen, Resmed, and Inspire Medical -- that are all major players in this growing industry and they share their opinion on whether or not these deserve a spot in your portfolio.

Stock mentioned; INGN, RMD, INSP

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Aug 07 2019

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Financials: Strong 2Q Earnings From Two Leading Investment Banks

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Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley both had excellent growth in the second quarter.

Jul 23 2018

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Financials: Earnings, Wage Growth, IRA Changes, and More

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It was yet another big week for earnings, and the IRS announced a big change for retirement savers.

Intro: We’re now a few weeks into earnings season, and some of our favorite financials stocks just reported their latest results. Plus, wages are growing faster than they have in years and Americans can look forward to saving a little more for retirement in 2019. In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss all of this news and more.

Nov 05 2018

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Healthcare: After Torching Shorts This Week, Is Tilray a Buy, Hold, or Sell?

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Marijuana mania caused a significant pop and drop in Tilray shares this week, including a nearly doubling at one point on Thursday.  Are we witnessing one of the biggest investing opportunities of our generation, or is this marijuana mayhem?

Sep 22 2018

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Healthcare: 2 Hot Biotech Stocks On Our Radar

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How Regenxbio is capitalizing on the emerging gene therapy trend and why Neurocrine Biosciences is on the cusp of making the jump to profitability. Also, how Amarin may revolutionize how doctors treat heart disease. Stocks: RGNX, NVS, NBIX, ABBV, AMRN.

Sep 26 2018

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Energy: How to Invest in LNG

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Global trends toward reducing pollution have natural gas demand poised to spike in the coming years. At the same time, fracking has opened up massive surpluses of natural gas in the United States, pushing domestic natural gas prices well below those around the globe. Together, these developments create a massive opportunity to export natural gas from the U.S. to the rest of the world. To do that, requires turning natural gas into a liquid, also known as liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Motley Fool contributor Jason Hall joins the show to break down the opportunity and discuss ways to invest in LNG, from pure-plays, to picks and shovels, to lower risk integrated producers, midstream players, and utilities. 

Stocks Mentioned: LNG, TELL, NEXT, GTLS, RDS-A, RDS-B, CVX, KMI, D

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Dec 05 2019

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Healthcare: Can Cannabis 2.0 Kickstart Marijuana Stocks? Plus, Why Novartis' Is Making A $10 Billion Bet

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Second generation marijuana products including edibles and beverages launch in Canada's marijuana market this month, but there's still a lot of headwinds facing marijuana stocks. Is it safe to buy? Also, the potential to reshape how doctors treat patients at risk of cardiovascular disease has led to Novartis acquiring The Medicines Company for $9.7 billion. Will this be money well spent?

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Dec 04 2019

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CG: Unpacking Black Friday

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One of the biggest shopping days of the year is in the books, we break down what the data says about how and where consumers were spending their money and what it says about the ever-changing shape of retail.Stocks: AMZN, JCP, M, TGT WMT

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Dec 03 2019

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Financials: Looking Back at Our 2019 Stock Market Predictions

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Towards the end of 2018, Industry Focus: Financials contributor Matt Frankel, CFP made five bold stock market predictions. Some didn’t turn out quite as planned, while others played out quite nicely. In today’s episode, Matt and host Jason Moser go through each prediction and what went wrong (or right). Plus, we answer a listener question about what a post-Buffett Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A)(NYSE: BRK-B) might look like, and we discuss why Upwork(NASDAQ: UPWK) and Slack (NASDAQ: WORK) are on our radar this week.

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Dec 02 2019

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Energy: What We’re Thankful For

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In honor of Thanksgiving, we’re sharing what we’re thankful for. Motley Fool Contributor Jason Hall and we share the products, investors, investments, and college football players they’re most thankful for. 

Stocks Mentioned: CLNE, DXCM

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Nov 28 2019

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Healthcare: 3 Beautiful High Growth Stocks

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With more than $10 billion in annual sales, the global aesthetics market is much bigger than you probably assume. It’s also growing at a double-digit rate and has no reimbursement headaches to deal with. On today’s episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Shannon Jones and Fool.com contributor Brian Feroldi talk about three pure-play aesthetics companies that are all growing fast: InMode, Cutera, and Sientra.   Stocks mentioned: INMD, CUTR, SIEN.

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Nov 27 2019

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CG: Should You Invest in Blue Jeans?

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Jeans have been a staple in American fashion for decades, maintaining their prominence despite constant changes in style and fashion. This year we’ve seen a number of denim-focused companies come to market, with an IPO of Levi’s as well as spinoffs of Kontoor Brands (maker of Wrangler and Lee jeans) from VF Corp and Madewell from J.Crew. Motley Fool contributor Asit Sharma joins the show to break down the economics of the jeans business, challenges, growth opportunities, and more!

Stocks Mentioned: LEVI, KTB, Madewell (ticker not yet assigned)

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Nov 26 2019

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Financials: 2 Big Acquisitions in the Financial Industry

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M&A activity is heating up in the financial sector. We just learned that Schwab (NYSE: SCHW) is officially acquiring TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ: AMTD) in an all-stock deal, which will create a wealth management powerhouse with more than $5 trillion under management. Separately, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is spending $4 billion to acquire deal-finding platform Honey, which could help enhance the shopping experience for PayPal’s 300 million users. Plus, we dive into StoneCo’s (NASDAQ: STNE) third quarter earnings and talk about some of the stocks our listeners are buying.

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Nov 25 2019

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Tech: Disney+ Debuts

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The House of Mouse’s streaming service is now available and over 10 million users have hopped on. We break down how the offering stacks up to competitors like Netflix and HBO, and talk about how the platform fits into the company’s larger strategy.Stocks: DIS, NFLX

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Nov 22 2019

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Energy: The NextEra of Renewable Energy (Part 2)

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Last week, we broke down NextEra Energy, the largest renewable energy provider in the United States. Now, we’re diving into another part of the NextEra Energy family, NextEra Energy Partners (NEP). Motley Fool Contributor Matt DiLallo returns to the show to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of investing in NEP vs. NextEra Energy and how NEP stacks up relative to other renewable energy yieldcos. 

Stocks Mentioned: NEP, NEE, TERP, BEP

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Nov 21 2019

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Healthcare: Is Amarin's Fish Oil Pill On Track To Become a Blockbuster? Plus, How Gene Editing Company CRISPR Therapeutics Just Took A Big Step Forward

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Amarin's shares rocketed higher after a key FDA committee recommended expanding the label of its triglycerides lowering drug, Vascepa, to include data showing it can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Meanwhile, shares in CRISPR Therapeutics and partner Vertex Pharmaceuticals are also soaring following the release of interim, early-stage results for its gene-editing therapy for beta thalassemia and sickle cell disease therapy. Stocks: AMRN, CRSP, VRTX

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Nov 20 2019

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CG: This Might Be the Biggest, Bestest, Restaurant You've Never Heard Of

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Jason Moser sits down with analyst Emily Flippen to talk about an under-the-radar restaurant taking customer service to the next level, Nike's latest power move, stocks our listeners are buying and much more!

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Nov 19 2019

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Financials: Earnings From Green Dot and Square, and our Mogul Real Estate Service

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It’s been a couple weeks since Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP appeared on Industry Focus: Financials, so he and host Jason Moser get caught up on the latest results from Green Dot (NASDAQ: GDOT) and Square (NYSE: SQ). Plus, Frankel discusses The Motley Fool’s real estate site Millionacres and its Mogul investing service, and why investors might want to get serious about adding real estate to their portfolios. Finally, we hear from several listeners about the latest stocks they bought and reveal two companies on our watchlists now.

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Nov 18 2019

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Tech: Connected TV

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We've got earnings updates from the three big connected tv players -- Roku, The Trade Desk, and Telaria. We dig into their results and the overall market for connected tv advertising.

Stocks: TTD, ROKU, TLRA

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Nov 15 2019

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Energy: The NextEra of Renewable Energy (Part 1)

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With the rise of climate change, interest in renewable energy is at an all-time high. NextEra Energy, the largest producer of wind and solar power in the United States, has been involved in renewable energy since before it was cool, and its management has recently said that today’s renewables development environment is the best in the company’s history. Motley Fool Contributor Matt DiLallo joins the show to break down NextEra Energy and its opportunity in renewables today.

Stocks Mentioned: NEE, DUK, D

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Nov 14 2019

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Healthcare: 3 Blowout Earnings Reports

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With third-quarter earnings season is coming to a close, its time to look back to see which healthcare companies are executing at a high level. In this episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Shannon Jones is joined by Fool.com contributor Brian Feroldi to discuss how Guardant Health, Dexcom, and Insulet knocked the cover off of the ball with their third-quarter earnings reports.

Stocks mentioned: GH, DXCM, PODD.

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Nov 13 2019

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CG: CEO Departures

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McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook is leaving the company after it was revealed that he had a consensual relationship with an employee, violating company policy. We look back on his time at McDonald's and how his leadership pushed the golden arches to double in roughly 5 years. We also talk about Gap CEO Art Peck stepping down from the struggling retailer and what it might mean for the company's plans to spin out Old Navy.

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Nov 12 2019

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Financials: The World of Venture Capital, More Banks, and What Grinds Our Gears!

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser sits down with Brendan Mathews, VP of Motley Fool Ventures to talk about the latest in the world of venture capital along with a couple of smaller banks making big investment in technology and much more! SIVB, LOB, MAR

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Nov 11 2019

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Tech: To the Mailbag!

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You've got questions, we've got answers. We go into the mailbag to take on listener questions like:
  • How can I boost my monthly income?
  • How many shares of a stock should I buy?
  • How can I work at The Fool?

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Nov 08 2019

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Energy: Strikes, Mergers, and More Automotive News

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It’s been a hectic year in the auto industry, with the first nationwide strike in decades happening at the same time the industry is facing a cyclical slowdown and a major technological turning point. Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst John Rosevear joins the show to break down what this means for the auto industry and the Big Three U.S. automakers.

Stocks Mentioned: F, VWAPY, GM, FCAU, PUGOY

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Nov 07 2019

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