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  • After Earnings Miss, Wal-Mart Should Buy Whole Foods [View article]
    Sorry, you are incorrect about Walmart being able to maintain freshness on the shelves of short life foods. Their volume of sales makes for very fast turnover of these products. Walmart will not take customers from Whole Foods and Fresh Markets but has and will continue from traditional grocery chains. The Wild Oats organics will simply bolster the many organic offerings already on their shelves and continue their cut into traditional grocers.
    I am long WMT and shop weekly for groceries there.
    May 19 06:27 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Touche. I look forward to reading your improved and more accurate article.
    Sep 16 10:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Mr. Carlini the vulnerability of credit cards with RFID is old news to some of us. One can request cards without the RFID from your bank as we have done and envelopes that provide a shield to scanning while in your pocket are available to purchase if you wish to keep the convenience offered by the RFID card. Ah yes, unintended consequences indeed. Seems the dishonest always seek ways to separate us from our money.
    Sep 16 07:38 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • D.C. Mayor kills minimum wage hike bill [View news story]
    Many thought the Courts would rule the Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare) unconstitutional. Best to defeat or veto the legislation if you believe it bad!
    Sep 13 06:39 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A move by the Obama administration to delay until 2015 a requirement that businesses with more than 50 employees provide health care insurance bodes well for the restaurant industry. The sector was expected to be amongst the hardest hit by the legislation due to its high employee-to-sales ratio. Restaurant operators breathing easier: CAKE, CBRL, CMG, DNKN, DPZ, DRI, EAT, JACK, MCD, PNRA, RRGB, RT, SONC, WEN, BWLD, THI, BDL, NATH, [BKW, PZZA, TXRH, DENN, KKD, BBRG, DFRG, BOBE, RUTH, IRG, DIN, BKW [View news story]
    Dogs..... perhaps you are correct that more will leave markets. I have two thoughts; aren't these the very corporations that supported the health care legislation? And this is probably exactly what the progressives want to happen. After 50+ years of wanting a single payer government health care system, they will be able to say they tried private sector health system and it failed. We now must have single payer government program.
    Jul 3 02:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    INTERNET SALES TAX is inevitable. There is just too much money now for politicians to resist taking some for their ever increasing spending.
    Couldn't PAYPAL come to the aid of ebay's small clients and add tax collection and payment to their service....for a fee of course!
    Apr 22 10:00 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Smaller medical-device makers such as Cardica (CRDC) are tacking surcharges on to their products or warning of price increases to cover a 2.3% sales tax that came into force on Jan. 1 as part of Obamacare. Larger manufacturers like Medtronic (MDT) and GE Healthcare (GE) haven't explicitly added extra fees but are expected to bake them into contract renewals.
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    Just additional proof that companies do not pay taxes; their customers do. Ultimately, the individual taxpayer takes the hit, not having a customer to pass it along.
    Jan 27 05:07 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Low Beta, High Dividend Growth Rate Portfolio With 3.4% Yield And 20% DGR [View article]
    Jeff, another impressive model portfolio and understandable methodology. Bravo sir!! And to think the American Association of Independent Investors and others charge membership fees for model portfolios that you gift to SA readers. Thank you.
    Jan 27 12:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shiller PE Continues To Mislead Investors, S&P 500 Is Fairly Valued In Early 2013 [View article]
    Thanks Chuck for letting me see behind the Shiller PE curtain. I always learn something or have a point reinforced by your writings.

    Truth is I did not know of the Shiller PE until readlng this article, but I am a frequent FAST Graph user. Ignorance can be bliss.
    Jan 18 02:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • US Guns: What Should And Should Not Be Done [View instapost]
    Dr. Morss we apparently see different problems to be solved. You believe the problem is too many guns in our country. I think regardless of the method, a very small number of individuals will commit these attacks. They are already in the mindset to do harm to as many as possible and therefore will not worry about violating any and all gun control regulations we might devise. So only the law abiding citizen will carry the burden of compliance, while in your own words, your proposed new laws would not have prevented the Newtown or any other recent mass shootings.

    I am not clever enough to have a suggested solution. I just believe as a country we have not defined the problem. I do not see this as a law enforcement issue, but as something more complex involving how we approach mental health and cultural issues.

    I am sure you have observed that since Columbine, the shooters all seem to be white or Asian young men. Why is that? Does it mean anything? Could it point to a solution? These are the sorts of things that we should debating instead of quickly applying new restrictions on guns. If all of these have been sorted out by those with more expertise than I, then gun restrictions with other proposals might be the consensus.

    Special interests influencing legislation is just how it is in a representative republic. I am glad special interests exist and use them myself when an issue concerning me is at hand. So I and others might become memebers of an NRA or AARP or Sierra Club. I think that gun manufactureres and NRA have strong opposing special interest groups with which to contend. That's alright if there is a full and thorough debate and both sides agree on the problem. I do not think both sides have agreed on the issue yet and so I have little hope of a good outcome; one reducing the number of mass shootings in America.
    Jan 17 06:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • US Guns: What Should And Should Not Be Done [View instapost]
    Sorry, typying on a tablet and hit publish by error.
    It is a more complex issue than making gun ownership more expensive to reduce the number of guns. That is an easier "feel good" approach to make us feel like something is being done to prevent such attacks. As a society we must aggressively attack the real problem; evil or insane individuals who would kill no matter the method.
    Jan 16 07:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • US Guns: What Should And Should Not Be Done [View instapost]
    Nice try. I do not see how your proposed laws would have stopped the two young assassins in Newtown, Ct or Colorado. So besides murder they would also be guilty of violating your suggested laws or maybe they would have complied and still attacked innocents. Your proposals would not stop them. Instead of attacking gun ownership, lets deal with really stopping the perpetrators of such crimes before they act.
    I do not own any stock in gun manufacturing companies nor do I own a gun; registered or unregistered.
    Jan 15 05:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AbbVie Deserves A Chance [View article]
    Perhaps the split is not the kind of event to generate hype and excitement. It takes two to trade and I believe the current shareholders are in a wait and see frame of mind, not anxious to trade away Abbvie until they have a better picture of what this company can be. Just a thought as I am not ready to sell.
    Jan 14 07:12 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Allegiant: Unique Business Model Provides Substantial Upside [View article]
    Having flown with Aligiant to Florida from tiny Roanoke, VA Regional, I can say the fees are a minor inconvenience compared to a direct jet flight to your destination. Your option would be a turbo-prop ride to some larger city to change planes and hopefully on to your destination. The overall price for this direct jet service is still very reasonable. And for young families headed to Disney World, not having to drag little ones through a connecting airport is worth more than just money. It can be like herding cats!
    It has been several years since enjoying an Aligiant MD80 flight, I am puzzled as to where the additional 16 seats fit. Let me be honest, the old MD80 was not roomy, so the added 16 seats must be eight out on each wing ;}.
    The airline's business model is strong and deserves further investigation as an investor.
    Jan 12 09:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment