Is a Lack of Regulation Stifling Bitcoin Growth

Cathy Mulligan, co-director of Imperial College London’s Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering, believes a dearth of regulation is undermining new financial technologies. Although this might not come as welcome news to libertarian-minded bitcoiners, she believes uncertainty over regulations has stifled growth. “We have the situation in the UK …

Dollar General Reports Sales Growth for Q4, 2016

In a period when most brick-and-mortar retailers have been struggling, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) has generally managed to hold its own. On Thursday, the discount chain reported that its fourth-quarter earnings increased by 13.7%, largely due to the addition of new stores, while same-store sales rose 1%.

Casino Stocks Rise on Vegas, Macau Revenue Growth

In a happy pair of wins for U.S. casino stocks, both Las Vegas and its Chinese counterpart, Macau, recorded substantial growth in overall monthly gambling revenues. In Macau, gross gaming revenue in February came in at the equivalent of $2.88 billion, a sturdy 18% improvement on a year-over-year basis.

Membership Growth Drove Weight Watchers’ Strong Q4

Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW) shares have been on a bit of yo-yo diet since October 2015, when Oprah Winfrey bought a stake in the company. The stock became fairly volatile, with some investors expecting that simply adding the television mogul to the mix would send memberships skyrocketing.

Domino’s Streak of Strong Sales Growth Continues

Clearly, the Noid has been defeated. Domino’s (NYSE: DPZ) continues to deliver results that defy the market conditions dragging down sales in much of the restaurant industry. The company posted comparable-store sales gains in both the United States and globally in the fourth quarter, its 23rd straight quarter of domestic same-store growth and its 92nd quarter in a row growing internationally.

GoPro Inc. Looks to China for Growth Opportunities

Two bright spots from what was primarily a poor fourth quarter and 2016 annual earnings report from GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO)were the almost 30% sequential increase in downloads of Quik video editing app, and the company’s sales growth in China. GoPro could enjoy continued success on both those fronts, based on  this week’s news that China-based smartphone  manufacturer Huawei will include the Quik app in its latest devices, the P10 and P10 Plus.