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  • Two Flawed Currencies [View article]
    This article was originally and incorrectly published under Peter Schiff's byline. We apologize to Mr. Browne, Mr. Schiff and our readers for the error. - SA editors
    Dec 11 09:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cramer's Mad Money - Those DANG Chinese IPOs (12/9/10) [View article]
    In the initial version of this article we inadvertently referred to Charles River Associates (CRAI) rather than Charles River Labs (CRL). Our apologize to Charles River Associates for the error.
    Dec 10 02:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chico's FAS Beats Analyst Expectations by Reporting 27% Increase in Q3 Profits [View article]
    This article was initially attributed incorrectly to the wrong author; we apologize to both Proactive Investor and Stockopedia for the editorial error.
    Nov 20 02:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Penetration of Home Depot's (HD +1.2%) private-label credit-card has fallen 300 bps to 23%. "Consumers have definitely deleveraged," CFO Carol Tome concedes on this morning's earnings call. Utilization stands at a meek 25%, another testimony to the "savings mentality that we see with consumers in our country," she says. "They're just delevering."  [View news story]
    HD's credit card is administered by Citi (at least mine is) and they cut my credit line by 75% this year. $5K used to be the norm but anecdotally about $1.2K seems to be the current norm. So 25% is now the only 'utilization' that's available, it seems.
    Nov 16 02:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Afrezza’s Market Potential and the Future Value of MannKind [View article]
    Seeking Alpha apologizes for some error that was briefly introduced into the article in the process of training a new editor and is now corrected. We have also changed the previous lung-capacity reference to 1.7%, at the author's request.
    Nov 12 07:22 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Japan Be Able to Stop Deflation? [View article]
    We put the question to the author, who replies:
    "I apologize for the discrepancy. The data source is the CIA World Factbook, and the $2 trillion figure is Japan’s total external debt, both public and private." -- Brian Rezny

    We have removed the word 'government' from the sentence that was originally published.-- SA Editors
    Oct 23 12:06 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Gold Could Be the Safest Investment Out There [View article]
    At the author's request (see earlier comments) we have corrected his original chart and the incorrect information which immediately followed it. As of 10:27pm ET, the article reflects the corrected information. - SA Editors
    Oct 18 10:28 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Confidence Remains Low - Which Is Good for Investors [View article]
    This article was originally duplicated in error. The following comment is transferred from the duplicate:

    Prudent Man CFA ( writes:
    They have been pessimistic for years. Seem like we are seeing a choice of time spans to prove an unprovable opinion. "There are liars, damn liars, and statistics": Mark Twain. Nothing has changed Mark.

    Please tell me how we are going to balance our trade accounts, budget, entitlement deficits, debt, etc., or doesn't fundamentals mean a thing? For those with a casino mentality they don't but we have seen where that mentality took us in 1974-82, 1987, 2000, and 2007. We now must factor unmanageable Federal, State, Local and private debt and the threat of terrorism.

    There are known unknowables and unknowable unknowable (Black Swans). You can measure the risk of one but not the other. The old saying we had in the military: "When everyone is running around scared and you are calm and collect is it because you don't know what the hell is going on?".
    Sep 28 01:07 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Arena's Weight Loss Drug in Trouble [View article]
    Our apologies to the author for originally misattributing this article. It was an editorial error.
    Sep 22 04:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Week's Lessons: China and Ireland [View article]
    The author's original typo of 16% vs. 1% has now been corrected.
    Sep 20 12:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Triumph of Crony Capitalism: Part 4 (Final) [View article]
    To those who wonder, after repeated violations of the TOU 'Sean Von Mon' has been banned from Seeking Alpha. I want to thank those of you who, once warned, have vastly improved your level of discourse, and encourage you to continue to report abuse for those who engage in rudeness and ad hominem attacks, and other general nastiness that does not further the conversation.
    Sep 17 04:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Investment Ideas for a Republican Win in November [View article]
    Wealth Daily submitted this article and took credit for being its original source, with Mr. Cooper as author. With Mr. Cooper's help we tracked it down and have now credited the article to its original author.
    Sep 14 01:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Arena's Lorcaserin: Weighed Down by Qnexa and Meridia [View article]
    First, our thanks to those who stepped up and spoke out against the personal attacks against the author. For those having difficulty following that thread, we remove ad hominem attacks. As mentioned above, cf our TOU.

    Those who say the author 'does not disclose he works for a pharmaceutical company' clearly did not bother to read the author's profile. Many of our authors are not allowed by their employers to specifically mention their employer. Seeking Alpha is, however, aware of the information.

    We do not delete comments for 'business reasons,' we delete them when they are rude, nasty, personal, and/or distract from intelligent conversation about the subject at hand. In this case, where the author was clearly willing to fully engage in discussions, the few nasty commenters have forced an end to that conversation. At the author's request we are closing this thread to further discussion.
    M. Hunt, Managing Editor, Seeking Alpha
    Sep 10 11:23 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Thursday Options Recap [View article]
    The article now reflects the author's correction regarding MNTA.
    Sep 3 01:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Reasons to Sell Dividend Stocks [View article]
    user Seeking Alpha Sheep was removed because we do not allow users to imply relationship with Seeking Alpha. He/she was told that comments would be welcome with a namechange.
    Aug 25 01:34 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment