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John Casteele

Born in West Virginia, John Casteele now lives in Kentucky. A writer with more than eight years of experience, he has written both articles and poetry for publication in magazines and online. A former nationally-ranked sport fencer, Casteele also spent several years as a fencing coach and trainer. He prefers long-term investments, focusing largely on the retail, medical, and tech sectors.

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Wed Jul 23

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Croaxleigh published an article 7:49 AM

Can More Cheap Windows Phones Save Microsoft's Mobile Plans?

Windows Phone's biggest success has been the Lumia 520, a low-end handset that has had over 12 million activations to date. Will additional low-end handsets help to make the mobile OS successful, or is it too late?

Sat Jul 19

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Croaxleigh published an article 11:52 AM

What Does a Female Thor Mean for Marvel Comics?

On July 15, Marvel Comics unveiled a female version of Thor for an upcoming comic series. Is this a mistake for the company, or could it lead to growth within a somewhat ignored demographic?

Wed Jul 16

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Croaxleigh published an article 11:22 AM

Why a Fitness Wearable Might Be the Right Move for Microsoft

Microsoft's first wearable device may be closer to a fitness band than a smartwatch, a move that has taken some watchers of the company by surprise. Is this a good move for Microsoft, or will it cause the device to be overshadowed by existing fitness [more]

Tue Jul 15

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Croaxleigh published an article 10:26 AM

Can a 'Magic: The Gathering' Movie Be a Blockbuster for Fox?

Twenty-First Century Fox is in the process of creating a feature film based on Hasbro's 'Magic: The Gathering.' Could it be a hit, or will it suffer the same fate as 2000's 'Dungeons and Dragons' film?

Wed Jul 9

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Croaxleigh published an article 7:00 AM

Will Renewing 'Community' for Season Six Make Yahoo! a Streaming Power?

Sony Pictures Television made headlines when it struck a deal with Yahoo! to bring "Community" back for a sixth season. How will this deal help the two companies?

Fri Jun 27

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Croaxleigh published an article 8:12 AM

Who Really Profits from Marvel's Interconnected Universe?

It's well known that Marvel Studios' films and TV shows share a connected universe. The studio isn't the only one that benefits from this, however.

Tue Jun 24

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Croaxleigh published an article 10:27 AM

Should Warner Bros. Go Full Speed Ahead With its DC Comics Movie Universe?

Rumors claim that Warner Bros. is charging ahead with its film slate in an effort to take attack Marvel head on. Is this a good idea?

Tue Jun 17

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Croaxleigh published an article 10:53 AM

Is HBO's 'True Detective' Already on its Way Off the Air?

HBO's "True Detective" has been a major hit, and fans are eagerly looking forward to season two. If the show's creator is to be believed, however, then the show might already be getting close to its final season.

Wed Jun 11

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Croaxleigh published an article 2:24 PM

Why Is 'Ant-Man' So Important to Marvel Studios?

The search to find a director without delaying 'Ant-Man' made the movie seem like a priority for Marvel Studios. Did the studio really feel strongly about the movie, or was it simply trying to keep its larger plan from derailing?

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Croaxleigh published an article 7:12 AM

Will 'Doctor Strange' Movie Mark a Departure from Marvel's Film Formula?

Horror director Scott Derrickson is helming the 'Doctor Strange' film for Marvel Studios. Is that a sign of greater diversification in the studio's upcoming offerings?

Mon Jun 9

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Croaxleigh published an article 12:35 PM

Is Disney Getting Ahead of Itself With its 'Star Wars' Spinoffs?

Disney is going full steam ahead with the 'Star Wars' franchise, having already announced the directors of two of its stand-alone films that will hit theaters between core episode releases. Is it trying to accelerate the franchise too quickly, [more]

Tue Jun 3

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Croaxleigh published an article 10:09 AM

Why Fox Should Sign Hugh Jackman for a New 'Wolverine' Contract

As Twenty-First Century Fox is riding the popularity of 'Days of Future Past' and preparing for 'X-Men: Apocalyse,' speculation continues on what the future of the franchise will look like. Would this be a good time for the studio to lock Hugh [more]

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Croaxleigh published an article 10:04 AM

Will CrowdSun Change the Way We Invest in Solar Energy?

Slowly but surely, the ways that we get our energy are changing. The drivers of these changes aren't always straightforward, however, and the future of energy may come from some unexpected places.

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Croaxleigh published an article 7:37 AM

Does Nintendo's 'Hyrule Warriors' for Wii U Have Franchise Potential?

If there's one thing that Nintendo could use, it's a new breakout hit franchise that fans will look forward to on future consoles. Could the upcoming 'Hyrule Warriors' be such a hit?

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Croaxleigh published an article 7:18 AM

Is It Wise for the Stargate Reboot to Ignore the TV Shows?

After years of trying to get the project off the ground, a 'Stargate' reboot is finally moving forward with the original director and producer at the helm. The new films look like they will ignore the continuity of the various Stargate TV shows … is [more]

Mon Jun 2

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Croaxleigh published an article 10:53 AM

Will Mario Kart 8 Sales Be Enough to Save the Wii U?

Mario Kart 8, one of the most anticipated games for Nintendo's struggling Wii U console, has finally been released. Will the new game spur Wii U sales, or will it suffer the same fate as previous games that failed to boost the console?

Thu May 29

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Croaxleigh published an article 11:04 AM

Why 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Is Marvel's Most Important Movie in Years

Despite record-breaking box office takes on some of its films, Disney's Marvel Studios could eventually see its numbers drop as genre fatigue takes hold. The upcoming 'Guardians of the Galaxy' may hold part of the solution for this, however.

Wed May 28

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Croaxleigh published an article 12:59 PM

How Much Will Losing Edgar Wright for Ant-Man Hurt Marvel Studios?

Last week, two highly anticipated projects from Disney's Marvel Studios suffered major losses in the form of a director and a showrunner exiting their projects. Is this a sign of a major problem at Marvel, or were there reasonable reasons for the [more]

Fri May 23

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Croaxleigh published an article 10:21 AM

Will Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 Finally Break Big in the Tablet Market?

Microsoft recently revealed the latest entry in its Surface Pro product line, and the company seems confident that the new tablet will be able to replace the laptop. Is this just hype, or is Microsoft really on to something here?

Mon May 19

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Croaxleigh published an article 2:01 PM

Will Channing Tatum's Gambit Be the New Face of the X-Men?

Twenty First Century Fox is moving ahead with its next 'X-Men' film, even though 'Days of Future Past' has yet to hit U.S. theaters. Is the casting of Channing Tatum a sign of where the studio might go now that Hugh Jackman's contract is fixing to [more]

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