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  • Still no agreement in U.S. refinery strike talks [View news story]
    Got it; a Liberal does several minutes of research on the internet and knows more than someone who was there.

    There was a strike at a Barnes & Tucker mine over no soap in the showers; I was there.
    Feb 23, 2015. 02:30 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Still no agreement in U.S. refinery strike talks [View news story]
    jcully, I’m sure I no longer have pay stubs from that era but that is precisely who I worked for. And for the other person spouting off on here, that’s how I was putting myself through college, it was a short gig and therefore, no black lung.

    B&T sold some of their mines off but if I remember correctly it was not all at once and not all to the same company. There may have been an office in Ebensburg, but no mine. You’re reading something out of a book; I lived in the area at that time.

    You seem to be doing hours of ‘research’ to discredit a story that verifies that unions are stupid organizations. You would have made a great union official, just the type they need to call a strike over a few bars of soap.
    Feb 23, 2015. 05:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Still no agreement in U.S. refinery strike talks [View news story]
    100% true. UMWA in late 1975. Barnes & Tucker coal mine outside of Barnseboro, PA.
    Feb 22, 2015. 04:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Still no agreement in U.S. refinery strike talks [View news story]
    Machiavelli, I belonged to a union 35 plus years ago when I was young and dumb.

    When I arrived at work one day I was met in the parking lot by a union official who promptly told me to ‘turn around and go home, we’re on strike’. I had never been on strike before and was stunned. It was a dangerous occupation and I’m thinking ‘did someone die or get badly injured? What could possibly have happened to cause the union to call a strike?’

    There was no soap in the showers.

    It was in the contract that the ‘company’ was responsible for stocking soap, so the union called a strike when they didn’t buy any. At the time. $5 would have bought enough soap to last everyone for a week. We were on strike for 2 weeks and probably saw $1 million in total wages lost over $10 worth of soap. That was the moment my typical male, single brain cell split in two, my intelligence doubled, and I was able to think on my own. I never worked another union job again in my life.
    Feb 22, 2015. 05:31 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Greece ignored; futures point to opening gains [View news story]
    I think you give them too much credit for saying they have a 'weak hand'. I don't think they are in any position to demand anything.

    I have yet to figure out why the Europeans don't kick Greece to the curb and be done with it.
    Feb 17, 2015. 08:50 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Q4 GDP growth of 2.6% a bit light of estimates [View news story]
    Remember, the BEA changed accounting measures in July 2013. You can't directly compare numbers after that with numbers before.
    Jan 30, 2015. 11:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Google: We'd repatriate offshore cash at 6.5% tax rate [View news story]
    I worked outside the US until early 2012 and I believe the first $92,400 was exempt from Federal Withholding. As far as paying any taxes to the host country, that varies and is dependent on the host country's laws. I only worked in 1 foreign country where they imposed a payroll tax.
    Jan 30, 2015. 08:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Q4 GDP growth of 2.6% a bit light of estimates [View news story]
    Obama cookin’ the books on GDP and still can’t keep the numbers at decent levels.
    Jan 30, 2015. 08:50 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank of America EPS of $0.25 [View news story]
    I bought into BAC in January of 2012 at an average share price of $5.37. If you consider the sharks circling around BAC, I think Moynihan has done a good job of guiding BAC over the last few years.
    Jan 15, 2015. 07:35 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors slides after its Detroit Auto Show appearance [View news story]
    One of the best rules I learned when I first began investing was to NEVER become emotionally attached to a particular stock. Know what I mean?

    That was rhetorical; don’t answer.
    Jan 14, 2015. 08:50 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Petrobras says its oil output passes Exxon Mobil [View news story]
    Until PBR's largest shareholder sells their stake and gets off the coattails, PBR can do nothing more than muddle along.

    They have to have the best management on the planet to keep their heads above water while dragging an anchor the size and weight (dead weight) of the Brazilian government, but they are going nowhere.
    Jan 10, 2015. 04:12 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Morgan Stanley names stocks that could win or lose most from cheaper oil [View news story]
    And then there are those people who refuse to accept reality.
    Dec 24, 2014. 01:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Morgan Stanley names stocks that could win or lose most from cheaper oil [View news story]
    Camsverse, you can’t get totally free solar panels, but the government will be more than happy to subsidize them by taking money out of my wallet and putting it in yours. ‘Tis always the season with Uncle Sam.

    Merry Christmas.
    Dec 24, 2014. 06:38 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Morgan Stanley names stocks that could win or lose most from cheaper oil [View news story]
    What is a Tesla?
    Dec 23, 2014. 08:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • After Hour Gainers / Losers [View news story]
    I pay $6.95 per trade and view IB’s fees as exorbitant. You should also consider the cost of doing business with them if you make a transaction based on incomplete or inaccurate information.

    This wasn’t some grand conspiracy cooked up between SA and myself to show PRU down AH.

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    Dec 16, 2014. 05:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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