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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Euro Drops To Fresh 11-Year Low [View article]
    redarrow
    You said "Yet young consumers don't and choose not to have a cable subscription or big car payments."

    That's because they cannot afford big-time payments like that on minimum-wage jobs. Their cup of Starbucks is the only representation they have as being an "adult" because they can't afford the real items on their depressed salaries.
    Jan 23, 2015. 03:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric beats expectations [View news story]
    GE should be spinning off its CEO.

    Emmelt is no Jack Walsh.

    As Malcolm Forbes said, "He who has the wheel, sets the direction."

    Time to get someone new at the Helm.

    Long GE and tired of waiting for something to happen.
    Jan 23, 2015. 08:42 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Euro Drops To Fresh 11-Year Low [View article]
    Deercreek
    Interesting to see what everyone around here drinks for Breakfast. I like to buy premium coffee (beans) and ground it up to make fresh coffee. Is it expensive? $6.49 - $7.49 a pound which is a LOT cheaper than going to Starbucks.

    Jon Corzine is nowhere to be found.

    My guess is that he bought some $1million+ house in one of the small West Indies islands like St. Kitts and banks in the Bahamas. (or Bermuda)
    Jan 23, 2015. 08:40 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Euro Drops To Fresh 11-Year Low [View article]
    Mr. Capitalist,

    Starbuck's seems more like a status symbol, than a real "super-product". I am surprised they have lasted this long. Maybe now with gas prices low, people have found the "extra money" for their "cafe mocha grande".

    I don't see how their stock is strong, nor the increase in traffic. When people are short on money, one of the first things to cut out is the frills, like overpriced coffee.

    I guess I am too pragmatic to spend $3+ for a cup of coffee. Quality service can be gotten for a LOT less than what Starbuck's charges.
    Jan 23, 2015. 08:32 AM | 23 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Euro Drops To Fresh 11-Year Low [View article]
    GE beat expectations (by a penny). When are they going to break $30? When are they going to break $25?

    They are in dire need to switch out CEOs. Emmelt is no Jack Walsh. GE should be running at $70-$80 a share. As Malcolm Forbes said, "He who has the wheel, sets the direction."

    GE needs someone new at the helm.
    Jan 23, 2015. 08:24 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Samsung Takeover Rumors Persist [View article]
    User 361.... is probably right.

    Where there is smoke, there is fire. When there is smoke and then denial and then smoke again, something is definitely being ignited.

    Partnerships, shared Operating Systems, co-development on an enterprise-wide security system - all plausible.

    As to the observation that BBRY won't sell? Hey - everybody has their price and Samsung has a LARGE wallet.

    Shorts have to be scrambling like carpenter ants.
    Jan 22, 2015. 03:32 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Gold Rises Ahead Of ECB Meeting [View article]
    very late to the discussion but ----

    Want two years of free higher education? Put in two years of Military service - REAL military service, not some domestic "work around the neighborhood" program.

    Two years of being a Marine or soldier would do everybody some good. That is an education in its own right.
    Jan 21, 2015. 04:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Gold Rises Ahead Of ECB Meeting [View article]
    RIQ
    No rush to judgment (on the NFL problem). It was already on the News - if you watch the RIGHT news.

    As to the SOTU speech - a BIG yawn. Might as well had a band playing "Promises, Promises" up there. Charles Krauthammer said it best, "When is he going to stop campaigning and start governing?"

    How can you have new comments on the same old song?
    Jan 21, 2015. 01:17 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Gold Rises Ahead Of ECB Meeting [View article]
    blueline -
    Some people have no idea on how many guns (AND ammunition) have been sold in the last 5-6 years.

    Guns MADE America. Whether people want to admit it or not, our whole heritage is based on guns, innovation, and a fighting spirit for freedom.
    Jan 21, 2015. 08:35 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Gold Rises Ahead Of ECB Meeting [View article]
    Looks like the NE Patriots DID deflate the footballs for the Championship game. They should be disqualified.

    For them to go on to the Superbowl sends the wrong message to fans as well as upcoming student athletes.

    With everyone worried about renaming NFL teams to "reflect" a more "politically correct" society, I would counter and say, let's make it "politically accurate." The New England Cheaters seem to be a perfect and accurate fit for reflecting their lack of integrity and sportsmanship for the game - AND for all sports in general.

    This puts a real dark cloud over the integrity of the game as well as the league. Corporate sponsors should pull advertising because this does not do their products or corporate identities any good.

    ANY corporation that endorses cheating in professional sports is not worthy of my business. Forget steroids, this is a much bigger issue.

    Jan 21, 2015. 08:11 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Gold Rises Ahead Of ECB Meeting [View article]
    Gold is rising because people do not think the world is a safe place right now.

    The USS Iwo Jima is moving into the Red Sea to evacuate the Yemen embassy if tensions continue. If you think terrorism has subsided, think again.
    http://bit.ly/1GuAvhT
    Jan 21, 2015. 08:03 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: China Posts Slowest Growth In Decades [View article]
    Hey Husker Bob and some of you others who need to look at reading comprehension -

    THIS is what You (Husker Bob) said -
    So then you must have seen the "PLAN" since you are the only one who can accurately comment?

    THIS is what I said
    OK Charlie, do YOU have the new "PLAN" in front of you?? Do you personally know what exactly is being proposed? Well? I don't.

    I ADMIT RIGHT THERE - I DON'T know what exactly is being proposed - but NONE of you do either. So Bob, what are you pointing out???? I'm just raising the question of - what REALLY is being proposed and I am hesitant to believe it's any good.

    So take a deep breath and stop spinning what other people say. I don't trust any "plan" being proposed until I see ALL of its ramifications - and TAXES.

    Some of you are the same rubes that bought off on Pelosi's "genius" statement of "We have to pass it first, and then we can read what it says."

    Sorry, but how many times do you get suckered a week?
    Jan 20, 2015. 10:43 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: China Posts Slowest Growth In Decades [View article]
    447520 -

    Stop him? He is the one who started it. Ever hear the phrase, "Redistribution of wealth"????

    Nice try, trying to spin the truth, but more everyday people are on to the "rhetoric" as evidenced by the results of the last election.

    As they said on Josey Wales, "Don't piss down my back, and tell me it's rainin' ".
    Jan 20, 2015. 10:12 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: China Posts Slowest Growth In Decades [View article]
    charliezap -
    NOTHING is "simple".

    You said -- "You only pay tax on withdrawals and the tax is at ordinary income rates, regardless of the source......" There is NO tax??? (maybe in today's law)

    OK Charlie, do YOU have the new "PLAN" in front of you?? Do you personally know what exactly is being proposed? Well? I don't.

    Sorry, but at this point I don't trust ANY proposal saying that "it's going to help the middle-class".

    AND - if you DO have stocks in a separate fund - you WILL pay whatever the new "going rate" is on Capital gains so it IS a real hit on part of your savings.
    Jan 20, 2015. 09:51 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: China Posts Slowest Growth In Decades [View article]
    Thanks Wyostocks -
    I need to buckle down and write an article about those commercials I saw for ChockFullofNuts. It really bothered me to see their CEO choose a lame commercial instead of one that fit their product well.

    The bar (for goals) seems to be getting lower and lower on many fronts. Maybe we have the wrong people as leaders of some of these companies?

    It is great to see when something is SO wrong, there is an immediate backlash. The best today is the one involving American Sniper and the negative tweets on it from Michael Moore and Seth Rogen. They are getting so much flack for their comments, they will be trying to do damage repair for years.

    Clint Eastwood made a good movie about a real American. As George S. Patton said, "Americans like winners." The Box Office receipts reflect that. Michael Moore and Seth Rogen need to wake-up to reality. (They were already called Losers by female FOX News Anchors - I was shocked to hear these women be so candid).

    We need more Eastwoods in Hollywood, and less Michael Moores. Hollywood can be a big catalyst and influence on getting the US back on track.
    Jan 20, 2015. 09:38 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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