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  • The 5 Reasons Apple's Earnings Report Was Huge  [View article]
    AAPL is contending with Exxon to be the highest capitalized private company in the world. If Exxon can deal with 5 Billion outstanding shares, why cannot AAPL?
    Apr 24, 2014. 10:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New German coalition government would keep fracking ban  [View news story]
    No they don't have to start brewing beer. You have to remember that German water, hence their beer, would not be so pure if they had not lost WWII to us, so that the USA rebuilt their national water system after the war and cleaned up all the pollution and contamination that existed prior.
    Nov 9, 2013. 05:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New German coalition government would keep fracking ban  [View news story]
    Invite a coterie of leading brewers to visit the Pennsylvania fracking areas, and have them drink the water. Then tell them how much money they can save on their brewing energy through a productive gas industry instead of paying Gazprom for it and they will swing right over to support.
    Nov 9, 2013. 05:42 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Top 50 polluters emit 75% of greenhouse gases  [View news story]
    I think that was the 70's, Sonia. After all it was Jimmy Carter who responded with all the gimmicks back then.
    Sep 16, 2013. 03:38 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Top 50 polluters emit 75% of greenhouse gases  [View news story]
    I already read of this study today in MarketWatch. Herewith I repeat the same comments I made to that article:

    "This looks like an entirely agenda-driven study, clearly aimed at accusing only privately-held companies. Since we don't see who is on the list, even the top 50, much less the entire 500, I would like to ask the following questions.

    As to the Energy Industry world-wide, were numbers developed for any of the following companies; Rosneft, Gazprom, CNOOC, Sinopec? Where do Saudi Aramco and National Iranian Oil Co. sit in the list? Iraq Petroleum?

    Were any companies from China even looked at considering that China is arguably by far the worst polluted country in the world."

    It would appear that only American, German and other free world privately owned companies were of interest to those who did the study. That makes it an obvious hatchet job.
    Sep 13, 2013. 03:50 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Antitrust authorities in France reportedly raided Apple's (AAPL) premises in the country last week as part of a probe into whether the company is anti-competitive. Independent retailers have alleged that Apple violates existing agreements with them in favor of its own stores.  [View news story]
    Typical of a bullying Socialist government.
    Jul 1, 2013. 07:00 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Overlook Exxon Mobil  [View article]
    Of course the oil business will be different in 50 years. It is a lot different now than it was in 1963. But both Exxon and Mobil and now the merged firm have all managed to handle the changes well and in crease revenues, earnings and profitability in that period. Knowing their culture and approach to business, I expect liottle difference in the coming 50.
    Jun 10, 2013. 08:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Mobil (XOM): Q1 EPS of $2.12 beats by $0.07. Revenue of $108.8B misses by $11.03B[View news story]
    Exxon clearly is managing their business well. The analysts have no idea how to predict the price of oil or gas.
    Apr 25, 2013. 06:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • As the U.S. dithers over whether to allow liquefied natural gas exports, "the smart money is going to Canada," which is pulling ahead of the U.S. in a contest to be the first exporter of LNG from the North American shale bonanza to Asia’s $150B market. Canada has approved twice as much LNG export capacity as the U.S., positioning it as the go-to source of North American gas for overseas buyers.  [View news story]
    Until its repealed. That goes along with improving the economy.
    Apr 3, 2013. 04:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • An increasingly vocal campaign is arguing for a go-slow approach in allowing U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas. Industrial firms such as DOW, HUN and AA fear that exporting LNG could hurt the U.S. by driving up gas prices. But an XOM exec asks, "Why should the U.S. government discriminate between a... project to liquefy natural gas and a chemical plant to solidify it into plastic pellets? Both create investment, both create thousands of jobs."  [View news story]
    No, you answered a different question, "Why doe"s, not "why should". The answer to "why should" is , "it should not".
    Mar 25, 2013. 10:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Apple's Earnings Put Fears To Rest?  [View article]
    Pardon me, but I would be happy to duplicate February 2012's return oon AAPL price. My inf indicates it opened the month at 454 and close at 544. a 20% one month increase looks very nice to me.
    Jan 19, 2013. 09:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • ExxonMobil (XOM) knew in 1984 that adding the chemical MTBE to gasoline to make it burn more thoroughly would triple incidents of groundwater contamination, lawyers for New Hampshire say at the opening of an $800M trial. XOM says the federal Clean Air Act overrides the state claims, and it was complying with a U.S. mandate to supply fuel that would burn more cleanly.  [View news story]
    ExxonMobil did not exist in 1984. Which legacy company allegedly knew, Exxon or Mobil? Both companies marketed in NH as competitors.
    Jan 14, 2013. 06:19 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Justice Department and the Patent Office are against imposing product-sales bans for IP infringements except in very rare cases, the agencies said yesterday. They also appealed to the ITC to give the public interest - i.e. that "exclusion orders are inappropriate" - the top priority when deciding sanctions for patent breaches. The comments come against a background of the global IP war between the top mobile phone players.  [View news story]
    It is in the public interest to have patents protected. Without limited (in time) patent protection there will be no innivation as inventors will have no economic incentive.
    Jan 9, 2013. 04:57 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Take The Money And Run  [View article]
    Year over year earnings from 2011 to 2012 has already grown more than 46% without the 4th fiscal quarter yet being reported. I don't know who you are quoting for a 13% increase next year (2013). I would not expect another blowout like this year, but I think you can expect at least another 20% without any new product lines being introduced.
    Sep 7, 2012. 09:27 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Apple-Samsung war entered full circus mode today as witnesses took the stand. An "accounting expert" argued Samsung (SSNLF.PK) should pay just $27K (no typo) for use of Apple's (AAPL) patents (previous), since that's what he thinks it would cost Samsung to design around them. Later, a frustrated Judge Koh told an Apple attorney he should know better than to ask for a long list of witnesses "unless you are smoking crack." The attorney denied doing any such thing. Closing arguments are due on Tuesday.  [View news story]
    If the cost of designing around Apple patents was $27 K, Samsung would have done so a long time ago.
    Aug 16, 2012. 05:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment