John Whitefoot

John Whitefoot is an editor at Lombardi Financial, specializing in low-priced investment opportunities. John has been a financial writer since the late 1990s and has written on everything from penny stocks to blue chip stocks to the broader issues that affect the stock market. John has profiled more than 1,000 low-priced stocks, researching and covering numerous sectors including health care, media, manufacturing, IT, education, hospitality, natural resources, and retail. As an editor at Lombardi Financial, John has enhanced his understanding of economics, turning his attention to individual stocks and other investing opportunities. John is primarily a fundamental analyst. His focus is on “off-the-radar” situations with big upside potential for the individual investor. Outside of his professional life, John stays active through tennis and sailing. He also enjoys collecting antiquarian books and art. You can contact John at

Harley Davidson Sales Decline, Motorcycle Manufacturer Closing Kansas City Assembly Plant

Harley Davidson Sales Decline

Slumping U.S. motorcycle sales have resulted in more job cuts and a plant closure at Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG). The Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer announced it will close its manufacturing plant in Kansas City, Missouri, eliminating around 800 jobs. The company announced its latest restructuring plan after reporting disappointing financial results for fiscal 2017, with worldwide retail (more…)

Charleston Gazette-Mail Files for Bankruptcy: Sell-Off to Ogden Newspapers Could Result in Layoffs

Charleston Gazette-Mail Bankruptcy

Charleston Newspapers, owners of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company also filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) with the City of Charleston, saying that it was selling the newspaper and that as a result of the sale, 206 employees would be terminated. Charleston Newspapers currently employs 209. It is expected that Charleston (more…)

Mobis North America, A Fiat Chrysler Supplier, Temporarily Lays Off 572 For Up To One Year

Mobis North America

Mobis North America LLC filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) letter with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services saying it was temporarily laying off 572 employees. Mobis, an on-site supplier for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s (NYSE:FCAU) Toledo, Ohio assembly complex, said the layoffs will take place in April 2018. Operations will resume (more…)

Coca-Cola Closing Bottling Plant in Okmulgee, OK; 246 Jobs Affected

Coca-Cola Bottling

The Coca-Cola Co’s (NYSE:KO) restructuring will result in hundreds of employees in Okmulgee, Oklahoma looking for work. Coca-Cola is closing its manufacturing operations in Okmulgee and consolidating operations with its Oklahoma City bottling facility. The move comes less than a year after the territory in Oklahoma was acquired by Arca Continental (BMV:AC), the second-largest Coca-Cola bottler (more…)