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  • Boeing (BA +3.1%) is flying high today after a fire on another Dreamliner last week caused a bit of panic by investors, who feared another possible grounding was on the way. The stock has gained back much of its initial 7% plunge on the news, as flights of the airliner, at least for now, continue unabated. [View news story]
    So basically the Boeing investment strategy is
    1) set fire to a 787
    2) buy stock after jittery investors flee
    3) sell two days later after stock recovers.
    Jul 15 02:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's (MCD) will partner with pasta maker Barilla in Italy to offer more pasta dishes at restaurants in the region. Though called a "strange alliance" by the Italian media, restaurant sector analysts see quite a bit of synergy from the combination. [View news story]
    I remember how Barilla used to be 'the' premium pasta brand on supermarket shelves. Now it's a "10 for $10" item, but aligning with this brand seems like all upshot for McDonalds
    May 28 09:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Or BlackBerry, Who Dies First? [View article]
    Blackberry still has a foothold in the enterprise, with a still strong reputation for security. Why would a company go to the trouble of spending to change their mobile communications platform unless it was a super better deal or necessary?

    Because of this there are a lot of people more or less stuck with their Blackberry, and ready for a hardware upgrade (myself included)
    May 23 02:47 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Senator John McCain will introduce legislation shortly to overhaul the TV business by giving consumers the option to buy channels on an individual basis (a la carte) - instead of seeing only large bundles as options. The politician will face fierce resistance from broadcast (NWS, DIS, CMCSA, CBS, AMCX, SNI, OUTD, DISCA, VIAB) and cable companies (CVC, CHTR, TWC) but may have a friend in upstart Aereo which has been rankling a few feathers as well. (Aereo timeline[View news story]
    If channels become unbundled customers will end up paying the same amount of money but get less for it.

    What I really want it the ability to use whatever kind of set top box I want to access cable networks.
    May 9 01:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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