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  • This Undervalued, Oversold High-Dividend Stock Now Has 4 High-Yield Dividends To Offer [View article]
    Nice and steady - common share dividends are non-qualified, but personally I don't really care.
    Mar 21 07:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple roundup: Bigger iPhones, carrier subsidies, U.S. Mac sales [View news story]
    oh lord... no on the larger iPhone…yuck. The 4S was perfection. Period.
    Jan 9 07:05 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Play Starbucks? [View article]
    Another positive item new to the holiday quarter is their concept for "tweetacoffee" where folks pay for drinks up front and "gift" them via Twitter. Checking the numbers as of today, I see over 56,000 have been sent in the last couple of months. (Not huge - but 5 nickels make a quarter…) So far only available in US, but today I see Canada too.
    Jan 9 05:35 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Play Starbucks? [View article]
    And no doubt quite a few these "new" card activations will refresh occasionally.
    Jan 8 08:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T online/mobile ad unit downsizes, conducts layoffs [View news story]
    They layoff every year about this time to avoid paying bonuses.
    Oct 11 06:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seaspan drops plan for public offerings, shares +15% premarket [View news story]
    I don't think they did "need" the money.
    Oct 11 06:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Exactly Is So Objectionable About Obamacare? [View article]
    The best article on this subject I have ever read. Thank you.
    Oct 10 10:51 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Exactly Is So Objectionable About Obamacare? [View article]
    We are ALREADY paying for them.
    Oct 10 10:49 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla and Samsung in talks over battery deal [View news story]
    Samsung just wants to copy whatever Tesla has so they can make a cheap imitation and sell it to people who have no taste. Beware Tesla...they will rob you blind if you aren't careful.
    Oct 4 09:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Alan Mulally Going To Microsoft? [View article]
    Mr Mulally is an extremely shrewd strategist who is an especially talented communicator. He might be able to keep MSFT alive, but I doubt if anyone anywhere could actually "turn it around". It is fun to think about but they are dragging around too much outdated legacy for a man this smart to get involved at this point. It might be a nice dream, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
    Oct 2 09:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola's Move To Stevia: Don't Rush ... But Move Quickly [View article]
    Agree. I know at some level KO is being "required" to adjust somewhat, but this whole idea of the government regulating what I can eat or drink is a bunch of crap.

    We want sugar. Give us sugar. Raise the price if you need to...sales would skyrocket.
    Sep 25 08:27 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Icahn bought "quite a bit" of Apple today [View news story]
    I don't know about the MSFT part, but totally agree about AAPL. Cook must have used the word "incredible" 270 times...none of the execs really have much talent when it comes to showmanship. I think its going to take more than Icahn blowing his money all over to get the zing back.
    Sep 11 07:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Top Microsoft investors want Mulally, Lawrie on CEO shortlist [View news story]
    Not even Mulally could turn around Microsoft
    Sep 10 10:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Putin: Russia to aid Syria if attacked [View news story]
    What a ridiculous mess. I don't happen to think the USA needs to do anything. Leave this Syrian civil war thing alone. When the day comes we need to defend our reputation because AMERICANS are involved somewhere, then fine... Get out the weed burners and clean some serious ass - but this does not qualify as involving Americans. Leave it alone. Lets watch them fight their own battle. They have only been behaving this way for about 3000 years. Does anyone seriously think we can "fix" this???? Are you kidding me????
    Sep 8 10:15 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Team Alpha Retirement Portfolio: It Is All About Our Income, Folks [View article]
    Thanks for the update
    Aug 31 11:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment