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  • ConocoPhillips Will Continue Its Rise [View article]
    Arctic drilling could be more difficult than expected.
    Mar 11 03:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • February Nonfarm Payrolls: +236K vs. consensus +160K, 119K previous (revised from +157K). Unemployment rate 7.7% vs. consensus 7.9%, 7.9% previous. [View news story]
    Rush Limbaugh has a factory in China.
    Mar 8 11:33 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • February Nonfarm Payrolls: +236K vs. consensus +160K, 119K previous (revised from +157K). Unemployment rate 7.7% vs. consensus 7.9%, 7.9% previous. [View news story]
    So you missed the 2.5 bagger over the past 4 years.

    SWEET!
    Mar 8 11:30 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • February Nonfarm Payrolls: +236K vs. consensus +160K, 119K previous (revised from +157K). Unemployment rate 7.7% vs. consensus 7.9%, 7.9% previous. [View news story]
    Henry Ford didn't think that way. He paid his workers well so they could afford to buy the products he was making.

    It's a lost lesson these days.
    Mar 8 11:28 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • February Nonfarm Payrolls: +236K vs. consensus +160K, 119K previous (revised from +157K). Unemployment rate 7.7% vs. consensus 7.9%, 7.9% previous. [View news story]
    It's the longest recovery because the drop was further than anything since the Great Depression.

    Look at the charts and the recovery rate is about the same as in the past. It just has a much deeper hole to climb out of.
    Mar 8 11:27 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's (AAPL -2.3%) award in the Samsung (SSNLF.PK) patent infringement case has been reduced to $598.9M from $1.05B, reports the WSJ[View news story]
    This trial was ridiculous. It hinged on patents of silly user interface widgets, not real innovation. How is the shape of a phone or the size of an icon patentable?

    Patents need to be reserved for REAL innovation, not silly stuff like slide to lock.
    Mar 1 05:15 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's (AAPL -2.3%) award in the Samsung (SSNLF.PK) patent infringement case has been reduced to $598.9M from $1.05B, reports the WSJ[View news story]
    She is American. Has a law degree from Harvard fer crying out loud.
    Mar 1 05:13 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's (AAPL -2.3%) award in the Samsung (SSNLF.PK) patent infringement case has been reduced to $598.9M from $1.05B, reports the WSJ[View news story]
    Justified by a jury? Hardly. Read up on the trial. There was a lot of funny business - including that the foreman of the jury had been involved in patent suits himself and hid the fact during jury selection. He should have never been allowed as a jury member, and when this was discovered it should have been a mistrial.
    Mar 1 05:12 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's (AAPL -2.3%) award in the Samsung (SSNLF.PK) patent infringement case has been reduced to $598.9M from $1.05B, reports the WSJ[View news story]
    She is just as American as you are.
    Mar 1 05:10 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Champions For February 2013 [View article]
    Cubs = losers.
    Feb 1 05:22 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Network Effect: Why Apple's iOS Will Win The Platform War Over Google's Android [View article]
    As soon as you see people attributing real life results to conspiracies you know it is time to run away.
    Jan 10 02:29 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Motors (GM -0.4%) disputes a published estimate from Reuters claiming that the automaker loses $49K per Chevrolet Volt. At issue is if development costs of the program should be divided across the lifetime volume of Volts or the current number sold. [View news story]
    The Olds diesel was not a product of any R&D program. It was a short cut slap-dash conversion of a gas engine to get something on the market ASAP because of the oil embargo.

    There was basically no investment.

    And there were follow-on models. This turkey was used in the entire GM passenger line, and in light duty GM trucks.
    Jan 3 02:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Motors (GM -0.4%) disputes a published estimate from Reuters claiming that the automaker loses $49K per Chevrolet Volt. At issue is if development costs of the program should be divided across the lifetime volume of Volts or the current number sold. [View news story]
    You do not have to burn anything to make electricity. That is 19th century thinking.

    Consider -

    Hydro
    Wind
    Solar
    Nuclear Fission
    Geothermal

    California for example gets 42% of it's electricity without burning anything.
    Jan 3 02:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Motors (GM -0.4%) disputes a published estimate from Reuters claiming that the automaker loses $49K per Chevrolet Volt. At issue is if development costs of the program should be divided across the lifetime volume of Volts or the current number sold. [View news story]
    I used to manage product R&D. If you used the Reuters method nobody would ever develop a new technology. It's always done over the TECHNOLOGY life cycle, which generally includes multiple products. For GM this would be the Volt plus whatever other electric vehicles they market in the future.

    You can be they are planning on others. You don't invest in a whole new platform with just one product in mind.

    Reuters is being idiotic.
    Sep 10 12:41 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Dividend Stocks Pose Hidden Risks With The Fiscal Cliff Looming? [View article]
    I'd also point out that this is $250,000 in taxable income. It's likely that gross income could get a fair bit higher before this would kick in.
    Jul 13 07:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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