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  • Retail gadfly Standpoint Research back at it [View news story]

    I agree wholeheartly with your third paragraph as long as you count corporations and politicians in this category.
    May 28, 2014. 05:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford makes key hire in Europe [View news story]
    Tdot, where are you? I look forward to your anaylsis's.
    May 28, 2014. 01:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retail gadfly Standpoint Research back at it [View news story]
    Can't comment on pay issues at McD's or Walmart but my wife works at Starbucks and even though the hourly rate is low the benefits are unreal. If she works an average of just under 20 hrs a week, she is eligible for health insurance, vision insurance, life insurance and long term disability insurance. As is her spouse. Starbucks covers about $350.00/month of the cost for these items. She also earns vacation pay, sick time, is eligible for participation in a 401k, a stock incentive program, and gets stock grants annually. It's kind of like working for a government entity used to be, lower wages but much better benefits. Don't judge a company only by the hourly wage unless you know all the facts.
    May 28, 2014. 01:43 PM | 4 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]
    Why does it matter to anyone here if the oil companies make money from Canadian or US gas deposits? If you want to you can purchase shares in the companies no matter where the source of their products. The government(s) of the country of orgin will only make money from the royalties (which will not be substantial when compared to the overall budget deficits the US runs). As far as jobs go, I understand that North Dakota is dying for workers, both gas field and support(ie, people to support the influx of workers).
    Apr 3, 2013. 02:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment