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  • Chevron's flawed safety culture contributed to 2012 fire, federal report says [View news story]
    This is pure up to the knees bs : ten years of records were in the hands of feds all along if there was a problem they sat on it
    Jan 23, 2015. 01:19 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel declares $0.24 dividend [View news story]
    my yield on cost just went to 4.3
    Jan 23, 2015. 09:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Deere announces layoffs [View news story]
    no surprise
    Jan 23, 2015. 08:50 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I'm Thinking About Selling Realty Income, And Buying Chevron With The Proceeds [View article]
    buy low sell high may apply here for o but cvx I wood scale in over two quarters in case oil goes lower
    Jan 22, 2015. 06:02 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's is on a marketing mission [View news story]
    marketing depts =salesmen b.s. artists
    Jan 13, 2015. 11:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Credit Suisse lists nine favorite stocks in energy and utilities, five to avoid [View news story]
    hawk agree with your assesment of corn alchol trouble is a lot farmers were hoodwinked into that bs investment as coops plus the state of Iowa in conjunction with farm bureau pushed it like crazy-Im sure the current governor had a hand in pushing the permitting process thru -the farm crisis back in the 80's was still on everyones mind-that is when emotions trump solid long term business/policy decisions.
    Jan 10, 2015. 04:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Credit Suisse lists nine favorite stocks in energy and utilities, five to avoid [View news story]
    at Alliant Enalliant energy is heavily involved in the developement of solar energy out of their cedar rapids facilities
    Jan 10, 2015. 01:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 40-hour work week standard to be debated in Congress [View news story]
    This has been happening for the past year at hospitals- in many instances hospital employees cant even get 20 hours a week. Im talking about radiology techs and similar type jobs
    Jan 8, 2015. 02:00 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tracking The Sequoia Fund - Q3 2014 [View article]
    I bought the fund in mid 70's via recomendation by Burt Berrys mutual fund newslett cant complain
    Jan 6, 2015. 04:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • CryoLife, Inc.: A Premium Healthcare Stock [View article]
    I believe this company was on tv on one of the late nite tv programs just recently the inventor stated he thot approval for human application was as close as two years optimistically
    Jan 2, 2015. 05:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why American Realty Capital Is Looking Tasty [View article]
    what about the preferred shares
    Dec 31, 2014. 04:44 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DirecTV hiking prices ahead of AT&T deal's closing [View news story]
    dumped direct tv 7 years ago for my own sattelite dish big out of pocket up front cost but no monthly fees
    Dec 29, 2014. 05:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Underestimate The American Farmer, Just Backup The Truck And Collect A 6.75% Dividend [View article]
    my uncle member of cenex coop in iowa also a director of that local coop pretty progressive he brought kids that lived in skokie illinois to see farming operations time was a week cycle of 5 kids he would do this 3 times in the summer. Turns out most of these kids fathers worked at CBOT I can only speculate but pretty cagey ! I imagine these coops utilize futures to obtain fuel at the current low prices . To Paul sw wis pretty area around dickeyville area north east to the mississippi I used to go to Lancaster on business its town square sort of unique especially when Amish were in town it was strange to see them & go out of town a half mile & see a 150,000 deere tractor in a field.
    Dec 25, 2014. 12:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: AT&T Raises Dividend For 31st Straight Year [View article]
    wow 5 more bucks a quarter
    Dec 20, 2014. 06:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Decline Of McDonald's [View article]
    the fact that quality food is better for a persons health is part of a.facade hoisted up against mcds. Its true as far as it goes. Had a connversation with a cousin a veternarian bottom line all chains get their meat products from factory feedlots and guess what the vets are doing visiting those lots on average a weekly basis to just pump the feedlot animals full of drugs to keep them alive ! Another cousin confirmed this -he has a 10,000 head capacity feedlot for cattle in Iowa. You want quality food raise your own or if u live in a community that has Amish farmers u mite try to buy their produce if they sell it. The wholefoods concept sounds good but the footprint of that store model is too small to have much effect yet ! The concept of pasture raised animals instead of factory feedlot raised animals is a desirable but cost of additional time prevents that from happening due to property taxes dumb ass politicians & judges sticking their noses an politically correct opinions backed up by Farm Bureau and the law or as I like to refer to them as Gestapo ! The advent of factory farming and in two generations this countrys diseases such as cancer arthritis skyrocking assisted living facilities doctors from other countries on work visas just to get a buck stems from factory food raised on artificial or altered chemicals to promote a cheap food policy that given way to higher cost food due to corp interests from drug companies to the undertaker whose hearse is parked at the back of the nursing home. Just my opinion.
    Dec 18, 2014. 06:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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