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  • Buy Eastman Chemical After Its Recent Drop [View article]
    Great company. Rewards their employees and expects great performance...or vice versa. I bought more on the dip. Long Eastman!
    Sep 8, 2014. 08:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • (Un)Happiness At McDonald's? Outlook Not So Tasty In 2014 [View article]
    Rose_Colored_Glasses said, "The unions pound them, despite their history of being a great and safe place to begin your career, learn some customer service concepts, and learn to work hard. Why do they pound MCD? Because they can, and because that is where the money is."

    That is where the money is ... is because there aren't enough factories left in our country to provide a great and safe place to begin your career. Now, instead of learning a manufacturing trade where common sense and hard work gives you the opportunity to step up without a BS degree, the new "factory" is McD's. You don't find many factory workers striking these days because the unions (maybe) understand that if they push, the jobs will disappear to our friends overseas. So that just leaves minimum wage earners that serve it up to their customers to foot the bill.
    Raising minimum wage doesn't help anyone long term. If you are in a minimum wage job with minimum chance to move forward, you are always going to face minimum wage. And it will not be a living wage for most folks.
    I am long McD's. If you don't (or do!) agree with my comment, please buy Made In USA.
    Sep 4, 2014. 08:45 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Every Dividend Growth Investor Should Own AT&T Right Now [View article]
    The T in my life is so far handed down, the cost basis is Gone with the Wind. Thank goodness I have just one more reason to let this cash machine light my trail to retirement. Long T!!
    Aug 26, 2014. 09:26 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's Time To Exit Exxon And Chevron Stock [View article]
    I must also disagree with your recommendation. Exxon is a primary holding for my entire family and I have just started a position in Chevron. There are higher growth, higher paying dividend stocks available....but these are portfolio cornerstones.
    Jan 6, 2014. 09:30 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Taste Shifts Threaten McDonald's [View article]
    I love my McDividends!
    Sep 5, 2013. 11:30 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Revival Of Chemical Industry Will Drive Eastman's Future Growth [View article]
    This week, Eastman announced a big expansion project including 300 new jobs in Kingsport over the next 7 years. They treat shareholders and employees well, and contribute to the community. Icing on the cake from a company moving forward here and abroad.
    May 30, 2013. 09:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Special Dilemma For Altria Stockholders [View article]
    Regarding rolling your own Mary Jane smokes vs buying them....they sell peeled hard boiled eggs only because folks buy them. How hard is it to boil and peel eggs?
    I think the Malboro Man and Mary Jane make a cute couple.
    Long MO.
    Mar 26, 2013. 09:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Stocks For A Sluggish Economy [View article]
    I can't say.....
    Sep 19, 2012. 12:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's Corporation: Dividend Stock Analysis [View article]
    Don't eat the food, but love the long line at the McDrivethru. I'll have that with a McDividend on the side, please!
    Jul 9, 2012. 12:27 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Method To My Stock-Picking Madness, Part 2 [View article]
    Thank you, JD! Very logical and well-written.
    Apr 25, 2012. 05:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment