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  • Altria Now Supports Anheuser-Busch's Takeover Of SABMiller [View article]
    I know that SAB and BUD are now owned by European companies. How soon before every iconic name in American business is foreign owned? I guess I'm just a sentimental fool.
    Oct 7, 2015. 11:43 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GE to sell asset management arm [View news story]
    If GE uses the cash for buy backs, EPS, not profits, will rise and Immelt and cohorts will just point to this to justify even more compensation. A nice one time dividend will make shareholders much happier.
    Sep 11, 2015. 09:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GE to sell asset management arm [View news story]
    The industrial divisions have never been as profitable as the financial ones.
    Sep 10, 2015. 06:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bottled water on course to outsell soda by 2017 [View news story]
    Think choking on plastic.
    Aug 28, 2015. 08:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Mylan slumps after Teva's deal with Allergan; reaffirms interest in Perrigo [View news story]
    Did TEVA finalize the Amgen generics deal?
    Jul 27, 2015. 03:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Alstom to take €300M hit to help GE sale approval [View news story]
    What's the difference between freezing dividends and freezing dividend increases?

    On another blood boiling point: The EU's anti trust watch dogs' latest target is Qualcomm. Just add that name to the many American companies whose innovation and ground breaking technology and technology applications are being victimized in Europe because they do enjoy market dominance because of that and not because of anti-competitive behavior. I call it Euro-Jealousy. The thrust is not to inhibit ant-competitive behavior but to cut out territories in favor of European companies. Maybe we should counter that xenophobia with some of our own. And that is coming from a free trade advocate.
    Jul 27, 2015. 03:37 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Fundamental Story Taking A Turn? [View article]
    Are WE911 & Wolfe911 one and the same, but using two different names to increase the number of SA Apple dissing idiots? I'm sure glad that Tim Cook did not announce Watch sales. However impressive they may have been, the WEs and Wolfes of this world would be calling them disastrous and announcing the rapid descent of the sky.
    Jul 23, 2015. 04:48 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb beats by $0.17, beats on revenue [View news story]
    Significantly beats on earnings & revenue. Share price down $1.16. Can anybody explain this?
    Jul 23, 2015. 04:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • EU to warn GE on Alstom power deal [View news story]
    Didn't like the deal from the start. Another example of European jealousy. It's time for politicians to react to this protectionism and place European acquisitions under the same scrutiny. Antitrust concerns are nothing but a cover for blatant protectionism. Immelt has already given enough away. Time for GE to back out and invest in transportation business that it was giving away to Alstom. Just add this to EU attacks on Google, Apple, Microsoft, etc.
    Jun 11, 2015. 10:04 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Anti-soda push picks up in San Francisco [View news story]
    What would you expect? It's San Francisco. Next up--cheeseburgers.
    Jun 9, 2015. 11:50 PM | 18 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford Truck Sales Drop Again [View article]
    How many SA commenters don't know the difference between "their" and "there" and "your and you're"? How many don't know that a singular noun sentence subject requires a singular verb and that a plural subject requires a plural verb?
    Jun 2, 2015. 11:37 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boston Scientific on the hook for $100M in Delaware transvaginal mesh trial [View news story]
    The sizes of these awards are beyond ludicrous. As a non PI or trial lawyer, my profession embarrasses me. Small wonder that lawyers are reviled by most people except, of course, those who are awarded these unjustified awards which bear little relationship to actual physical, medical or economic harms. Fat chance of any meaningful tort reform with the money trial lawyers give to mostly democratic politicians.
    May 28, 2015. 02:09 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple reportedly wants to offer local TV; Slice estimates U.S. Watch sales [View news story]
    Profit 14
    How do share buy backs promote growth any more than dividends?
    May 22, 2015. 05:28 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Uber, Not Tesla, Will Be Apple's Competition In The Automobile Industry [View article]
    If Uber drivers are such a happy lot, why are many clamoring for union representation; maintaining that they are employees rather than independent contractors; and seeking the protection of a multitude of federal and state employment laws? While Uber's initial legal problems are centered on licensing requirements for taxis, it has yet to encounter a multitude of other legal challenges.
    May 21, 2015. 03:20 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Hit By Ongoing Disaster At Sharp [View article]
    Too many SA commentators seem to not be able to spell, have no clue about proper grammar, and many don't know what a complete sentence is.
    May 15, 2015. 08:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment