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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Greece Battles To Release Funds [View article]
    For those who don't know what a VOLVO P1800 looks like - it was very similar to the original James Bond Car (the Aston DB5) but even sleeker

    http://bit.ly/1yshcgy

    Updated concept car (P1800) that they should put into production -
    http://bit.ly/1bIO2Fd
    Mar 30, 2015. 07:38 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Greece Battles To Release Funds [View article]
    First quarter sales for Tesla should be very revealing. More problems from supply problems for Lithium Hydroxide (what is used in Lithium Ion batteries) to less demand for their cars are starting to surface.

    A lot of people who are long in the stock don't want to hear reality. The first quarter sales figures will shed a lot of light on where the stock goes. I said to sell when it was at $206 a share earlier this year, they are down to about $185 now. Not long or short - just watching the stock.

    They misjudged the market in China and that oversight will not be overturned any time soon. As far as the US market, most who wanted one bought one and there aren't too many people left looking for a $100,000 electric car.
    Mar 30, 2015. 07:28 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Greece Battles To Release Funds [View article]
    How many people here own a Volvo? How many people really have Volvo as one of their "final picks" for the next car they buy?

    Volvo had a reputation of being a solid, reliable car (but boring). It sort of slid into the background in the last several years.

    Will they make a comeback in the American market? I have no idea - BUT, it is good to see them opening up some jobs in the US.

    They need to come out with a car that "sizzles" like the P1800. They need something sleek to add to their line. A good, solid SUV and a sports car with the classic lines (updated) of the P1800 would get them back into a piece of the market.
    Mar 30, 2015. 07:15 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Greece Battles To Release Funds [View article]
    Banks cutting 59,000 jobs - but they aren't cutting the right ones. The people they should be getting rid of are the senior management who got them into trouble in the first place.

    Those people should have been cut years ago and not given their annual bonus.
    When all the problems were happening, all the troubled banks were saying they HAD to give out year-end bonuses to "retain the talent otherwise they would go to the competition".

    Who would really want to hire someone who put the whole economy into a multi-year tailspin??? Some should have gotten jail sentences - not year-end bonuses.
    Mar 30, 2015. 07:08 AM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's (BBRY) CEO John Chen on Q4 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    Let's see the stock go to $20.

    How come the Analysts are so hard on BBRY but when it comes to Tesla they buy off on Smoke and Mirrors. Based on the same "analysis" and constant monitoring, Tesla should be at about $88 a share - not $185.
    Mar 27, 2015. 04:11 PM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Markets Prepare For Yellen Speech [View article]
    Bob 123

    You are well-intentioned - I truly believe that, BUT you don't understand all the scamming that goes on in "urban areas' or where welfare programs abound.

    There are stores that will trade money on LINK/EBT cards for liquor and cigarettes. The going rate is 50%. So if you want money for what your EBT card won't buy you, you trade your card for cash.

    There are many scams. How did Disability triple is size the last couple of years? Are there so many disabled Americans,, or did they figure out a way to get on Disability in order to make money without working? Better look into that as well.

    (I think 60 Minutes already did - and confirmed a LOT of fraud - including Doctors who will write you up as "disabled" - for a fee of course)
    Mar 27, 2015. 04:02 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Markets Prepare For Yellen Speech [View article]
    Hey Bob 123
    Here is another link to the same story of FRAUD with EBT/LINK cards
    http://bit.ly/1FSXJxf

    I guess my GOOGLE SEARCH browser is a little bit better than yours.

    Better upgrade.
    Mar 27, 2015. 03:35 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Markets Prepare For Yellen Speech [View article]
    Bob 123 and all the other Doubting Thomases who claim there is no fraud in food stamps, EBT cards, or LINK cards as we call them in Illinois

    http://trib.in/1F1S1q3

    Open up your minds and accept that these programs are riddled with fraud and false claims. Real poor people are getting RIPPED OFF while people like you think that these programs are God-sends for the poor - they're NOT.
    Mar 27, 2015. 03:33 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Markets Prepare For Yellen Speech [View article]
    crademan -
    We call them LINK cards (not EBT) in Illinois so you may have missed it in your search.

    It's a real story and involves the Chicago Police Department investigating it among others -
    http://bit.ly/1F1R54W
    Mar 27, 2015. 03:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Markets Prepare For Yellen Speech [View article]
    It's also time to look into fraud and government waste. They just found a guy using 3,000 EBT cards to buy food/beverages at COSTCO and then sell it to inner-city stores.

    How did he get 3,000 cards? At $400 a month - that's $1.2 Million a month in buying power.
    Mar 27, 2015. 06:52 AM | 22 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Markets Prepare For Yellen Speech [View article]
    Cuts in the Trillions of $$?? Come on - that's no surprise. The pendulum is swinging the other way and people (FINALLY) are coming to their senses. We cannot afford to run government at this level.

    The tax base (revenue) just isn't there (it never was) and the economy has not shown ANY signs of sustainable, REAL growth in jobs - and definitely larger salaries.

    Those of you who think differently can send in another $5000 in taxes, if you think we need to sustain this spending level.
    Mar 27, 2015. 06:48 AM | 30 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Crude Surges On Yemen Tensions [View article]
    It is interesting to follow the AIIB. Infrastructure is the "Platform for Commerce" and if you have aging infrastructure - or no infrastructure - you cannot be competitive in the global market.

    We need to look inward to our own infrastructure and look at it as the Platform for Commerce for all our businesses and make sure that it is not falling apart.

    There could be a LOT of improvements on our Railroads, Highways, Bridges, Network Infrastructure, Power grid (and Pipelines), Airports, and waterway infrastructure (Docks, Dams, Locks, Ports, etc.)

    This is a huge area we should be focusing higher education on, as well as a "next-generation" of workers.
    Mar 26, 2015. 06:53 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Crude Surges On Yemen Tensions [View article]
    They just sneeze out there in Yemen and all of a sudden Oil is up?

    What should we expect at the pump - a 25 cent raise in prices today?

    Funny how fast the price at the pump surges up on any "announcement". Let's use our own oil and get the Keystone Pipeline in place. Let's stop being dependent on volatile suppliers.
    Mar 26, 2015. 06:41 AM | 26 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Kraft, Heinz Announce Mega Merger [View article]
    Clarifying to all (Blue Okie, gggl, etc)

    I didn't say NOT to pay the CEO. I said tie his/her money to the performance of the company.

    YES - if the CEO is making the company profitable and expanding into new markets - YES compensate him.

    BUT - if the CEO is managing a losing proposition and can't turn it around - you either fire them or at least lower their pay.

    I have seen where the company CEO was making big money and the top Salespeople who were actually bringing in the new accounts were getting shortchanged in their bonuses. Actually had a student who sold a multi-million technology package of edge technology to HFC before they were bought out by HSBC and he should have gotten about $500,000 in commission. Instead, the CEO of his company gave him $100,000 and told him he "should be glad he made that much as $100,000 is a LOT of money for a salesperson.". He took the company to court and wanted his full compensation.

    Through a lot of legal wrangling and finally the company being bought out by another company - he never received the rest of the commission OR the punitive damages he would have gotten in Illinois for being shorted on the commission (in Illinois you do that, and you owe the salesperson triple the damages)

    So he got stiffed for $400,000 or $1.4 Million minus legal fees (1/3) if you take it through the courts.

    So is it OK for a CEO to stiff people who brought in Key accounts that would build the company, but then ask for a big bonus for themselves? NOT in my book.
    Mar 25, 2015. 03:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Kraft, Heinz Announce Mega Merger [View article]
    Hey Bob 123

    I didn't mean to get "political" as you say, but since you are checking off "chickenhawks" and others who never served, your credibility again - would SOAR - if you added Clinton and Obama as those who were "too elite" to serve.

    It's YOUR bizarro world interpretation of the facts that need adjustment and broadening of their scope.

    And Dubya- whether you like it or not - DID serve in the Air National Guard.

    I can talk. I enlisted when I was 17 and put in 13 years total in the Reserve, and when I joined, the Draft was still going on.

    Bring back the Draft so that those who think they are "elite" can serve side-by-side by those who aren't as "fortunate" as them as to clout and "knowing someone" to keep them out.

    Rep Rangel said they should bring back the Draft and I totally agree with him. Draft some from affluent families.

    Bob?!!??! Bob?!?!? BOB?!?!? Did you faint? Have a heart attack? I agreed with Rangel - big-time Liberal "on YOUR side" - did that shock you???
    Mar 25, 2015. 03:45 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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