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Thu Feb 27

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neamakri commented on an article. 10:03 PM

Are Unions Certain to Decline Further?

Auto manufacturer costs for a union worker in Detroit $75. Non-union in Mississippi $35.

Here's an interesting story. In Waco, Texas (10 years ago) Firestone closed a tire plant. The quote from the union boss

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Mon Feb 24

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neamakri commented on an article. 7:55 PM

1 Auto Company Tesla Motors Should Be Afraid Of

Hey, the M5 and the i8 are not the same all electric vehicles. Delete them.

Why is the Leaf missing from the chart? Is it because it has the same range as the i3 but costs $14,000 less? That would put BMW in a

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neamakri commented on an article. 5:21 PM

Will Social Security Really Run Out of Money?

before the year 2010 there were 4 workers per retiree (4:1). Sometime after 2010 when baby boomers retire, that will change to 3 workers per retiree (3:1). These are facts. Any discussion about the future of Social Security must

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Sun Feb 23

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neamakri commented on an article. 11:10 PM

Will BMW's Revolutionary i3 Take the World by Storm, or Crash and Burn?

Comparing price and value, the i3 does not carve a great niche.

(1) it costs about $14,000 more than a Nissan Leaf, but offers very little more except style.

(2) with the extra gas engine,

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neamakri commented on an article. 10:36 PM

Wal-Mart Announces Plan to Kill Dollar Stores. Will It Succeed?

Oops I forgot. Every pharmacy must have a pharmacist to operate (say $75,000 annual expense).

So look for Walmart to have laws passed whereby they will not need a pharmacist at every location. Any comment

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neamakri commented on an article. 10:32 PM

Wal-Mart Announces Plan to Kill Dollar Stores. Will It Succeed?

Holy cow! Great Value gasoline?

If this succeeds, 7-11 will have both hands full of competition. And CVS too, besides the dollar stores.

Next step lumber and nails, maybe. It's just scary

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Wed Feb 19

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neamakri commented on an article. 6:18 PM

Free Windows Is Not the Silver Bullet for Microsoft

Just a small observation on "market share" of windows users. Dell & HP sell computers and are hogtied to the Microsoft operating system. When Microsoft tells them to move to the next version, they have NO CHOICE. They

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Mon Feb 17

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neamakri commented on an article. 9:19 PM

Investing's Biggest Irony: Everyone Thinks They're a Contrarian

Here's what contrarian means to me. When a bunch of stocks fall for no real financial reason, I look for value and put my money on the line. Hey I like a bargain, no matter what the crowd is doing.

Sun Feb 16

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neamakri commented on an article. 7:30 PM

How RadioShack Can Save Its Business

I really hope their "redo" works. This would be just in time.

Just a thought; can they strike a deal with Segway to put units in their stores? That would really be awesome. AND change the public

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Wed Feb 12

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neamakri commented on an article. 10:26 PM

Will This Bill Wipe Out Fannie and Freddie Shareholders?

"end Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's flawed business model" The only flaw that I see is where congress told Fannie and Freddie to back loans to low income people that really could not afford it.

That

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neamakri commented on an article. 9:19 PM

Is Pepco Holdings, Inc. Destined for Greatness?

I owned some POM. Then a Fool article stated that Pepco has the worst customer relations of ANY U.S. business. The worst.

I sold my POM.

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neamakri commented on an article. 8:39 PM

U.S. Budget Deficit Down 36.6%

"deficit down 36%"

Suppose you got stabbed and in the ER the doctor said "your bleeding is down 36%" Would you be happy? Probably not very. You would still be bleeding.

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Mon Feb 10

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neamakri commented on an article. 10:47 PM

77 Reasons You're Awful at Managing Money

76. You're unaware that the business models of the vast majority of financial companies rely on exploiting the fears, emotions, and lack of intelligence of its customers.

Last week a person at my bank tried to

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neamakri commented on an article. 9:37 PM

Why Macy's Loves the E-Commerce Revolution

Sorry, this article has some interesting points but is confusing. "Macy's tries to align its in-store and online product assortments in order to complement one another." Here's the definition of COMPLEMENT from Wikipedia:

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neamakri commented on an article. 8:59 PM

Tesla, Hasbro, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, and Changyou.com: 4 Stocks Moving Today

I am not going to buy any Tesla. However I am awestruck at the stock. Apparently last year the company brought in $400 million in revenue. Today $2.5 Billion in stock was traded.* Awesome!

*12.9 million shares

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Wed Feb 5

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neamakri commented on an article. 9:08 PM

Find Out Why BreitBurn Energy Can Pay You 10% Per Year

BBEP dividend dropped 2/3 and now clocks in at 3.2%.

Tue Feb 4

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neamakri commented on an article. 8:40 PM

What Is the Combined Ratio?

"So, again, a ratio below 100 is good -- that means profits on underwriting." Let's see; you say 90 is a good profitable ratio.

So when (losses + expenses) = NINETY TIMES (earned premiums) then it is

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neamakri commented on an article. 6:02 PM

5 Disadvantages You Have in the Market

#5 - Fees. Schwab charges me $8.95 per trade. I keep my buy or sell amount to at least $2000. That way when I buy and sell a stock (fee=$17.90) my fee expense is less than 1%. Trading with smaller amounts makes my fees

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Mon Feb 3

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neamakri commented on an article. 9:33 PM

Does RadioShack's Splashy Super Bowl Spot Even Matter?

IMHO this will give RSH a 2% boost for a little while. However, since they are not changing their business model it means nothing. This little boost will disappear.

I worked at Radio Shack in the 80's; they had

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Thu Jan 30

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neamakri commented on an article. 8:47 PM

3 Tech Companies Betting on Artificial Intelligence

I already feel creeped out. 2 months ago I looked up a motorcycle dealer and took a test ride. Did not like the bike. Yet 2 months later, many web pages I visit hawk this same motorcycle website. Creepy!

Ditto

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