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  • More on Nike-Lance Armstrong: The former world-class athlete's resignation from the Lance Armstrong Foundation could bolster the chances that Nike (NKE +0.3%) sticks with its Livestrong brand of clothing and shoes. More than just a sideshow for Nike, the flareup over Armstrong's doping has forced the company to strongly deny an accusation it bribed an exec with a governing cycling body $500K to cover up a positive drug test. [View news story]
    Lance Armstrong signed up to be governed by the "rules" of these non-government bodies. He has NO ONE to blame other than himself.

    And can't we save the Obama/Romney pandering for other forums?
    Oct 19, 2012. 09:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Nike-Lance Armstrong: The former world-class athlete's resignation from the Lance Armstrong Foundation could bolster the chances that Nike (NKE +0.3%) sticks with its Livestrong brand of clothing and shoes. More than just a sideshow for Nike, the flareup over Armstrong's doping has forced the company to strongly deny an accusation it bribed an exec with a governing cycling body $500K to cover up a positive drug test. [View news story]
    It should DUMP Livestrong, too.

    There are 1,000 (or more) other anti-cancer groups MORE DESERVING -- and LESS TAINTED -- than something that is the progeny of the DISGRACED Lance Armstrong.
    Oct 17, 2012. 12:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • According to a recent study, it appears that taking a multivitamin daily could reduce the risk of cancer. A large clinical trial of nearly 15K older male physicians followed for more than a decade found that those taking a daily multivitamin experienced 8% fewer cancers than the subjects taking dummy pills. Researchers say that it's a statistically significant reduction, and the findings will be presented today at an American Association for Cancer Research conference. Vitamin Shoppe (VSI +1%) and GNC Holdings (GNC +0.3%) both move higher on the report. [View news story]
    That would be great news ... but $VSI and $GNC "both move higher on the report" is a joke ... YOU CAN BUY MULITVITAMINS ANYWHERE. Vitamin Shoppe and GNC hardly are destination shopping for a basic multivitamin, that in fact is sold much more cheaply at wholesale clubs and local supermarkets.
    Oct 17, 2012. 12:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nike (NKE) says it will end its contract with Lance Armstrong as it condemns the athlete for his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs. While a fall from grace is nothing earth-shattering in the world of high-profile sports world, Nike and Lance Armstrong became more interwoven over the years with the Livestrong brand prominently displayed at stores and through its website. [View news story]
    I boycott Nike. Lance Armstrong has always been a liar, and now the world is seeing him for the fraud he has been and will always be based on his belligerent and continued defiance.

    That Nike continues to support LIVESTRONG, a charity who's sole intention has morphed into giving its fraudulent namesake a vanity vehicle and "whitewashing" of doping sins, is preposterous. Coupled with their continued support of Tiger Woods and likely other "role models" to pimp their products, I'll have nothing to do with that brand, and won't sidestep an opportunity to share my feelings -- call me a "Net Detractor -- about their exploitative brand.
    Oct 17, 2012. 09:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nike (NKE) says it will end its contract with Lance Armstrong as it condemns the athlete for his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs. While a fall from grace is nothing earth-shattering in the world of high-profile sports world, Nike and Lance Armstrong became more interwoven over the years with the Livestrong brand prominently displayed at stores and through its website. [View news story]
    Give it a rest ...what "overhead" do you think your FREE use of this site provides for to catch every grammatical error?

    Here's an idea ... put on some pants, back away from your likely profitless day-trading, and go do something productive.

    Or, at least visit a different site, if this one is so inadequate for your Thurston Howell the 3rd tastes. You get what you pay for.
    Oct 17, 2012. 09:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A strengthening trend of consumers to divide up their food shopping amongst various stores is hurting grocery stores, according to research from Kantar Retail. While specialty players Whole Foods Market (WFM +0.8%) and Trader Joe's grab market share in many high-margin categories, dollar store chains and Wal-Mare continue to broaden their reach. Feeling the pressure: SVU, KR, SWY[View news story]
    Ridiculously LOW, compared to traditional retailers Publix and Winn-Dixie in my area. The only thing that keeps me from regularly buying groceries at Target, aside from the box of Organic granola bars for $2.44 (vs. $3.99 at $WFM), is the "hassle factor" of going to Target. If I'm not there already -- buying toys or certain kids clothing -- I don't want to deal with the "masses" who are. Checkout is also always terrible, poorly staffed relative to the magnitude of the shoppers, IMHO.
    Oct 15, 2012. 04:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A strengthening trend of consumers to divide up their food shopping amongst various stores is hurting grocery stores, according to research from Kantar Retail. While specialty players Whole Foods Market (WFM +0.8%) and Trader Joe's grab market share in many high-margin categories, dollar store chains and Wal-Mare continue to broaden their reach. Feeling the pressure: SVU, KR, SWY[View news story]
    Good comment.
    Oct 15, 2012. 01:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A strengthening trend of consumers to divide up their food shopping amongst various stores is hurting grocery stores, according to research from Kantar Retail. While specialty players Whole Foods Market (WFM +0.8%) and Trader Joe's grab market share in many high-margin categories, dollar store chains and Wal-Mare continue to broaden their reach. Feeling the pressure: SVU, KR, SWY[View news story]
    Well, that sounds more like a snob-comment than a comment on the business model of Target entering (and succeeding with) fresh produce, meats and CPG.
    Oct 15, 2012. 01:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Iran has formulated a plan codenamed "Muddy Waters" to block oil traffic in the Strait of Hormuz by steering a tanker onto rocks and causing a massive oil spill, Der Spiegel reports. Iran's co-operation would be needed to clean the spill, as would a temporary lifting of the embargo on the country. The speculation comes as the EU considers tougher sanctions on Iran, which has reiterated an offer to suspend domestic production of medium-enriched uranium. [View news story]
    Real tough words coming from a nobody, trolling online and "leading" by sitting at home in his underwear. I'm sure you're contributing a lot to our economy, too ... likely a deadbeat unemployment benefit 47-percenter, too.
    Oct 15, 2012. 12:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Iran has formulated a plan codenamed "Muddy Waters" to block oil traffic in the Strait of Hormuz by steering a tanker onto rocks and causing a massive oil spill, Der Spiegel reports. Iran's co-operation would be needed to clean the spill, as would a temporary lifting of the embargo on the country. The speculation comes as the EU considers tougher sanctions on Iran, which has reiterated an offer to suspend domestic production of medium-enriched uranium. [View news story]
    You're so upset with Obama, why let facts get in the way of the delusion, right? "[Obama] want(s) the Iranian dictators to thrive."

    Huh?

    The economic sanctions are bringing Iran to its knees and the point where it is contemplating insanity -- like creating a massive oil spill disaster.

    I guess nothing short of "bombing Iran" -- and then occupying it (with our broken down military, which your "LONG" position in defense contractors wouldn't benefit too much from, right?) -- is your prescription, right?

    Romney/Ryan, were they in office TODAY, would TAKE THE SAME COURSE as OBAMA. Campaign rhetoric be damned.
    Oct 15, 2012. 10:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Marissa Mayer has given birth to a boy, her husband tweets. Mayer, who took over as Yahoo's (YHOO) CEO in July, has said she'll take a maternity leave of only a few weeks, and plans to "work throughout it." Update: Yahoo says Mayer will return to the company after 1-2 weeks. [View news story]
    And Mayer herself will be gone in 16 months (already on the clock, so like 13 months left). This is just a joyride for the near-billionaire. Her chance to one-up Sheryl Sandberg.
    Oct 2, 2012. 10:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Marissa Mayer has given birth to a boy, her husband tweets. Mayer, who took over as Yahoo's (YHOO) CEO in July, has said she'll take a maternity leave of only a few weeks, and plans to "work throughout it." Update: Yahoo says Mayer will return to the company after 1-2 weeks. [View news story]
    Galt,

    Keep your ammo dry. The pro-Mayer camp wants to lionize her for "being a hard-charging woman who juggles the demands of a Silicon Valley company while burping the baby (and looking glamorous to boot)."

    They don't care about business fundamentals or executive focus. They really don't. These are ideas that are completely foreign to them. They read "FastCompany" and "Mashable" for their news, not SEC filings.
    Oct 1, 2012. 02:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Press invitations for an iPad Mini (AAPL) event will be sent out on Oct. 10, according to a "major Apple investor" speaking to CNNMoney and claiming he heard the news from "multiple sources." AllThingsD reported in August that the Mini would be launched in October. The device is expected to sport a 7.85" display, and be thinner than the regular iPad thanks to its use of new touchscreen tech[View news story]
    "transformational retina display"
    "pocket-buster"
    Oct 1, 2012. 01:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Marissa Mayer has given birth to a boy, her husband tweets. Mayer, who took over as Yahoo's (YHOO) CEO in July, has said she'll take a maternity leave of only a few weeks, and plans to "work throughout it." Update: Yahoo says Mayer will return to the company after 1-2 weeks. [View news story]
    Just give the activist investor his cash payout from the Alibaba divestiture ... and stall the few Yahoo employees who are actually employable elsewhere from leaving until he winds down the rest of his stake. Anything else is gravy.
    Oct 1, 2012. 01:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Marissa Mayer has given birth to a boy, her husband tweets. Mayer, who took over as Yahoo's (YHOO) CEO in July, has said she'll take a maternity leave of only a few weeks, and plans to "work throughout it." Update: Yahoo says Mayer will return to the company after 1-2 weeks. [View news story]
    Mayer is an egomaniac ... I mean, c'mon, you're 7 months pregnant and take on the job of SAVING YAHOO, and now you're going to "work throughout" your maternity leave ... to prove what, exactly? That you're an egomaniac? That you're a superwoman at business, in addition to being a superwoman in rooty-tooty SFO social life?

    Just give it up, Yahoo employees.

    You continue to get paychecks only because it gives Ms. Mayer satisfaction to do so. It's her world ... unlike Yahoo customers (who've abandoned it), you must live in it.
    Oct 1, 2012. 12:54 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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