Category Archives: Business

GO JUDGE RAKOFF

This could be huge… Rakoff, of New York‘s Southern District, has been a critic of the custom that allows firms to use their pocketbook to settle charges rather than admitting guilt, and said there is a public interest in finding … Continue reading

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Attention Macy’s Management

THIS is stupid. This will not draw in more consumers to spend more money since they don’t have more money. Retail is going to continue to muddle along with consumers in this country who, frankly, are STILL tapped out and … Continue reading

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Austin : Rethinking what’s important, More Meter Madness

First up, a rather sad story about a father who accidentally left his one year old in a car. The baby died, the grand jury (thankfully) no billed which I think is appropriate given that it was an accident, not … Continue reading

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Really, DOJ? Can’t we just skip to the prosecution?

Congrats, Justice Dept folks for finally getting around to beating up on a fraud that happened so many years ago the statute of limitations may have expired. I look forward to seeing S&P on trial beginning in the Autumn of … Continue reading

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Did MBA’s kill the US economy?

I think Bob Lutz has a good point, even if it’s a gross generalization. The focus on short term profits has been deeply detrimental to this country and it’s something that must change. I honestly think the common denominator is … Continue reading

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The house that Medicare built

Congratulations to the shareholders of Kinetic Concepts, including Dr. James Leininger. I’m sure the money will be a big help to further depress and ruin the State of Texas by contributing to even more Republicans. Share on Facebook

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For all the Privatization advocates…

doesn’t this sound familiar… The money quote is from this guy… John Donahue, who studies public sector reform at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, said even the appearance of too-cozy contracting ties can taint a well-intentioned privatization effort. “Contractual … Continue reading

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Why Chromebook will fail

The NYT nails it… But let me understand something: Chromebooks are going to cost between $350 and $500, right? Yes. And how much do netbooks cost? Well, just as an example, Best Buy is selling 15 netbooks from $200 to … Continue reading

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China, Emerges

Today, Standard and Poors issued an advisory that the credit rating of the United States was on a negative outlook. They didn’t drop the rating, currently AAA, they just said that a budget deal was unlikely because of politics. Republicans, … Continue reading

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Best Buy and HSBC can suck a bag of dicks

As if their horrendous customer service weren’t bad enough, Best Buy teamed up with HSBC and decided to create a new way to fuck over consumers, with one of their horrible credit cards which I was dumb enough to sign … Continue reading

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