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  • Yahoo adds to losses; sell-side worries about Alibaba, share loss [View news story]
    Maybe her Google success was due to other people, not to her. I don't even know why Yahoo exists. It serves no purpose that isn't served better by other companies.
    Jan 29, 2014. 02:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Own Stocks Not Bonds In 2014 [View article]
    Please stop posting this blather. It's not going to happen. The market is already anticipating some form of Fed taper either this month or next. It isn't going to be a surprise to anyone.
    Dec 16, 2013. 11:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Year's Resolution: Rethink Your Traditional Bond Portfolio [View article]
    Absurd. No different than predicting that the Dow will drop 10,000 points on Monday.
    Dec 13, 2013. 10:59 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Much Damage To Stocks From Taper Fears? [View article]
    What is the likelihood of an environment where both bonds and stocks are dropping, i.e. taper (or fears of taper) causes equities to fall and bond rates to rise?
    Dec 6, 2013. 10:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The WSJ Says Invest Your Emergency Cash, What?!? [View article]
    Invest my emergency cash? What is next? Will I start getting stock market tips from the shoeshine guy?
    Dec 5, 2013. 10:29 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Big ADP print sends 10-year yield up to 2.84% [View news story]
    There is only one possible outcome for ACA: employers will push more health care costs onto employees, one way or the other. It is already happening, and it will accelerate in 2014. There are a lot of people who take their employer-provided insurance for granted who are in for a rude awakening. It's coming.
    Dec 4, 2013. 09:53 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon planning to deliver products using drones [View news story]
    Is today April 1st?
    Dec 2, 2013. 10:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Is Wall Street Unhappy With The Fed Decision? [View article]
    I wonder how Bernanke feels when he realizes that, for all his so-called expertise, he is a failure? I'm sure he'll go on to make a lot of money once he gets out of the Fed. I wouldn't pay five cents to hear him talk.
    Oct 31, 2013. 10:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • S&P sets new high, Google ends above $1,000 [View news story]
    I don't see how the ACA can drive down healthcare costs for consumers. Is your doctor going to charge you less money? Is your hospital lowering its bills?
    Oct 18, 2013. 08:23 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Low wages at fast-food chains in focus [View news story]
    The number of degrees that provide a "good paying job" are shrinking. And guess what would happen if everyone did get those degrees? There couldn't possibly be enough jobs for them!

    I don't have a chip on my shoulder. I've been working for 30 years and I have a good job. But there's no way anyone can say that conditions today are the same as they were 30 or 40 years ago. Most experienced people working today are quite complacent about their careers, but the fact is that many people are one downsizing away from discovering just how "valuable" they are in the employment market.
    Oct 18, 2013. 12:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Low wages at fast-food chains in focus [View news story]
    Last year, the Department of Labor reported that 53% of recent college graduates were jobless or underemployed. That was the highest level in 11 years. Let's stop pretending that all people need to do is to "pay attention" in school and "study harder."
    Oct 18, 2013. 12:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Low wages at fast-food chains in focus [View news story]
    Tell that to the college graduates who studied hard and can't find jobs. Do we want a society where for every 100 graduates, there are 10 decent jobs? Yeah, I guess if you're one of the ones who can get the decent job, then great. There are plenty of people who believe that this country should be "survival of the fittest". Just make sure you put electrified fences around your mansion, because the torches and pitchforks are going to show up one day.
    Oct 18, 2013. 10:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Low wages at fast-food chains in focus [View news story]
    I thought that the GOP mantra was that profitable corporations will create jobs? And all you need to do is to work harder, or acquire new skills, to better oneself. Yes -- more and more people chasing fewer good jobs, and everyone else gets a McJob. Decent blue-collar jobs? We've lost millions of them.

    This country is slowly collapsing, but I guess as long as Wall Street makes money, then our leaders don't care.
    Oct 18, 2013. 09:29 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fed hawk says no taper in October [View news story]
    Expect "sloppy" economic data? That will be tough, since we're all so used to the spot-on data that we've received in the past.
    Oct 15, 2013. 12:34 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Breakthrough in debt limit showdown [View news story]
    I don't see why Obama is going to accept this without reopening the government.
    Oct 10, 2013. 10:14 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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