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  • White House nominates ex-Google patent counsel to head USPTO  [View news story]
    I agree, this is payback to Google for all those lobbying dollars. Didn't I just read they passed Goldman Sachs and are now the leading lobbyist contributor. Here we just got rid of one "bozo" (Holder) who greased the path for big contributing lobbyists, now we're potentially confronted with another. Good luck to the little guy, ugh!!
    Oct 18, 2014. 08:55 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Airline stocks slide after Ebola case reported in U.S.  [View news story]
    Typical Wall Street reaction, panic first, think logically second.
    Oct 1, 2014. 08:51 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • eBay (EBAY): Q3 EPS of $0.55 beats by $0.01. Revenue of $3.4B (+15% Y/Y) in-line. Shares -2.9% AH. (PR[View news story]
    Standard Wall Street reaction. Buy the rumor, sell the fact! Beating the quarterly numbers means little these days. It's all about what you regarding the next quarter. Why do we even give quarterly reports?
    Oct 17, 2012. 06:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unilever (UL) is shopping its Skippy peanut butter brand for $300-$400M, according to sources. The move makes sense, says analyst Bryan Gildenberg, as it keeps with company strategy of positioning itself more as a personal care firm than a food business.  [View news story]
    I think Unilevers desire to sell is more predicated on the desire to have primarily global brands, I.e Lipton, Dove, Knorrs, than regional brands like Skippy. Believe Food is a larger percentage of their overall portfolio than Personal Care.
    Oct 4, 2012. 09:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Doug Kass doesn't pull any punches in making a bear case for Apple (AAPL +0.9%). The iPhone 5 "feels like a toy," Kass writes, while claiming Steve Jobs would have never "let it go out the door like that." With Jobs gone, Apple risks "losing that magical Walt Disney feeling," he adds. Kass, who shorted Apple in winter (that hasn't worked out well), also believes Apple is "losing mojo and mindshare" to Samsung, and predicts his fears might start to be realized after the December quarter.  [View news story]
    Like the boy who cried wolf! Wasn't DK the look-out at Pearl harbor?
    Oct 3, 2012. 04:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment