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  • Treasury Department tightens tax rules on inversions  [View news story]
    Forgive my ignorance, but it seems the very politicians who pushed for globalization of our economy where trade laws were less restrictive to allow for free trade (therefore reducing cost of goods & reducing cost of doing business), are the same politicians who are now stifling globalization! What gives here?

    The other point...if the U.S. is going to make it difficult for businesses to do business here (via high corp taxes and forced unionization), then why not allow our companies to move their domiciles to countries that welcome them and offer them lower costs in doing business?

    I thought globalization was a win-win for our stock market, which has made many Americans very wealthy? So why stifle globalization now? Besides, America does not have the labor force now which can fill the needs in manufacturing, so these companies will suffer with these new (authoritarian) rules, would they not?
    Sep 30, 2014. 11:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Something has to give with pay-TV and sports  [View news story]
    I'm with everyone here on this message board! I'm ready to cut the cord myself. So sick of DTV nickel & diming me for everything...pay $5/month for each box, $10/DVR, and most sick of paying for 100s of channels I don't ever watch. The sports is the only thing that keeps me from cutting the cord right now, but I have to go to therapy to finally separate myself from being addicted to sports!
    Jul 2, 2014. 05:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Amgen And Its Biosimilar Competitors  [View article]
    FDA has issued black box warnings for the Epoetin Alfa and Darbapoetin products, in that they cause heart attacks. When this came out in 2009-10, this market has shrunk considerably. Read this 2009 article....
    Sep 5, 2012. 05:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The FTC yesterday said pharmaceutical companies are delaying generic competition by making patent settlement agreements in which they pledge not to launch their own copycat medicines. The FTC made the comments in a case involving CVS and Rite Aid (RAD), which are suing Pfizer (PFE) and TEVA for conspiring to keep generic versions of the antidepressant Effexor XR out of stores.  [View news story]
    These are the very things that the Feds allowed in the first place! The various agencies within government are just adding layers of bureaucracy! Why didn't the FDA, or even the Justice Dept put a stop to this when the patent came to expiration in the first place? CVS & Rite-Aid should be suing the Feds, NOT the drug companies! The more lawsuits against drug companies (and they are piling up), the more our healthcare costs go up.
    Aug 14, 2012. 02:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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