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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Oil Extends Drop, Falls Below $45 [View article]
    I see the "mindless masses" driving everyday (if you can call it that). I would trust a computer controlled car before I trust any of those crazies that are around me right now.
    Jan 13, 2015. 08:28 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix boss: Broadcast TV has another 15 years [View news story]
    I was thinking the same as AustinBill, my family cut the cord several years ago and when I see what is on when I go to friends or stay in hotels I'm STUNNED that people still pay to get that lack of quality pumped into their homes.
    Nov 29, 2014. 09:32 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3D Systems to acquire Cimatron for $8.97/share [View news story]
    Investors pay attention, that's your money they're spending carelessly.
    Nov 24, 2014. 09:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Under Armour set plans for 3rd U.S. distribution facility [View news story]
    I was taught that "M" stood for 1,000 and in business writing "m" stood for one million.
    Oct 2, 2014. 03:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Banks reportedly delaying hiring on increased scrutiny [View news story]
    Credit checks on potential hires is a perfectly acceptable practice. If you can't manage your own finances why on earth would we want you "managing" ours?
    Sep 5, 2014. 08:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon buying Twitch for $970M in cash [View news story]
    Hey Charles you should watch these "kids" playing. By and large they're brilliant and very hard working. There are bad examples of course (just like there are in all sports) but they are generally great role models for the kids of this generation. Not all kids need to get outside and throw a ball to develop eye/hand coordination to fulfill some unwritten rule of childhood.
    Aug 26, 2014. 08:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon buying Twitch for $970M in cash [View news story]
    Twitch would have meshed better with youtube than with Amazon's Prime service.
    Aug 25, 2014. 07:45 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Video games sales off 15% at physical retailers in July [View news story]
    Let's not forget that all games can be purchased directly to your hard drive from sources that this channel doesn't include (Steam, xbox & playstation marketplaces).
    Aug 15, 2014. 09:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Walgreen backs away from inversion; stock dives 6.5% [View news story]
    Wasn't this the same company that said they weren't going to sell tobacco products anymore?
    Aug 5, 2014. 03:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Aetna beats by $0.09, beats on revenue [View news story]
    So their earnings beat is attributable to an extra month of Coventry contribution, their margins decreased by 9.5% Y-o-Y and their effective tax rate went from 37% to 41% because of Obamacare. Am I missing anything else important?
    Jul 29, 2014. 07:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldman's Cohn: "Abnormal" lack of action in markets [View news story]
    In my mind your logic doesn't hold. If GS had a way to make 2%/month in a sideways market selling options (just as a "for instance", there's lots of ways to make money in a range bound market) you're telling me they couldn't talk their clients into trading that way and generating revenues from it? If I was a GS client I would jump at the chance to generate alpha based on what their prop guys were doing.
    May 29, 2014. 08:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldman's Cohn: "Abnormal" lack of action in markets [View news story]
    I'm stunned there isn't even one post on this! GS can make money on a sideways market as easily as they can on a volatile one if they chose, except they misjudged the situation.
    May 28, 2014. 11:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Real Reason Apple Is Acquiring Beats For $3.2B - Part 1 [View article]
    Eldrake - to follow up on your thoughts, I was surprised by this Beats rumor because I always thought AAPL would just buy CRUS (whom they have a ton of joint IP with) and use that technology to create their own awesome audio-wearables. CRUS's market cap is only 1.3b and their enterprise value is listed at 1.1b, seems like a much better fit and more in line with previous AAPL aquisitions - unlike this Beats talk. But what do I know.
    May 20, 2014. 09:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • RadioShack closes near all-time low, analyst says "the ship is sinking" [View news story]
    Amazon and Ebay kill another one. There's more of this to come.
    May 9, 2014. 08:00 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cirrus Logic buying audio chipmaker Wolfson for $467M [View news story]
    Wonder if Cirrus is considering making a Pfizer-type tax move with this purchase?
    Apr 29, 2014. 08:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment