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  • Ford discloses CEO and ex-CEO pay for 2014 [View news story]
    I would guess they are worth somewhere between $18.6M and $22M to you.
    Mar 27, 2015. 03:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford discloses CEO and ex-CEO pay for 2014 [View news story]
    That's the great thing about buying stocks; no one forces you to buy anything.
    Mar 27, 2015. 03:11 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FOMC drops "patient," but sends dovish signal [View news story]
    Keep living the dream.
    Mar 23, 2015. 05:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FOMC drops "patient," but sends dovish signal [View news story]
    needle, here’s a clip of Cuomo bragging about forcing banks to make home loans to people who didn’t have jobs, money, or credit. http://bit.ly/1BGpFgl

    Here is a clip of Frank denying there was a bubble in the housing market saying “there is an excessive degree of concern” - http://bit.ly/1zHUnKT

    Here’s another clip with Republicans seeking to rein in the mess (this is prior to the implosion) with Fannie & Freddie. The posture Democrats took during this hearing is hilarious; they could not have been more wrong. http://bit.ly/1BGpHVg

    And regarding your ‘investment’ advice, thanks but I’ll pass. I look for opportunities in anything and everything including a change in the political direction of the US.
    Mar 22, 2015. 07:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FOMC drops "patient," but sends dovish signal [View news story]
    geezer, which President repealed Glass-Steagall permitting the banks to gamble? Which party forced banks into making Liar Loans? Democrats own the Great recession, but all you’ll hear is ‘Bush’s fault’.

    I’m hoping for another shut down, with this one lasting until January of 2017.
    Mar 18, 2015. 03:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • FOMC drops "patient," but sends dovish signal [View news story]
    Mindless austerity? Are you aware Obama has racked added $7.5 trillion in the last 6 years under these austere measures? The Fed’s ‘aggressive monetary policy’ bailed out the TBTF’s while Mom and Pop are choking under the mountain of debt, new taxes, and new government regulations.

    The US is dead; we’re just too stupid to fall over.
    Mar 18, 2015. 02:36 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Another beat for payrolls, UE rate down to 5.5% [View news story]
    When you say ‘Obama's domestic agenda’ I’ll have to assume you are referring to the massive run-up in our National Debt. I ran the math quite a few months ago and at that time, the US would have to add 250,000 jobs a month on average just to cover the interest only payment on the new debt Obama is adding monthly. As interest rates rise, the number of new taxpayers will need to increase as well.

    The US is dead, we’re just too stupid to fall over.
    Mar 6, 2015. 01:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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
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