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  • German Government Brands Goods Made in Factories That Are Owned by Jews

    06/10/2013 3:46:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 87 replies
    NY Sun ^ | 6/10/13 | Michael Freund
    In a throwback to its darkest past, the German government recently decided to back an initiative which singles out Jewish-owned businesses and targets them for detrimental treatment. Joining 13 other European Union members, Berlin has reportedly agreed to support efforts aimed at applying special labels of origin to products manufactured by Jewish owned factories in Judea and Samaria. The goal is to harm the livelihood of Jewish businessmen and entrepreneurs as a way of undermining the settlement enterprise. Needless to say, goods made by Palestinian-run plants in the territories will not similarly be branded.
  • Ten Brands That Will Disappear in 2014

    05/24/2013 2:34:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 05/24/2013 | Douglas A. McIntyre
    Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 important brands sold in America that we predict will disappear before 2014. This year’s list reflects the brutally competitive nature of certain industries and the importance of not falling behind in efficiency, innovation or financing. The list also reflects how industry trends can accelerate the demise of certain brands. This year, we included two magazines — Martha Stewart Living and Road & Track. With print advertising in a multiyear decline, some magazines have weathered the decline better than others. These two, however, have suffered sharp drops in advertising revenue over the past five...
  • Americas Nine Most Damaged Brands

    04/12/2013 8:08:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 04/12/2013
    Source: courtesy Best Buy Co. Inc. Brand reputations are among the most prized assets major corporations have. A look at relevant surveys shows that brand valuations are often so high that they compare to the market values of the public companies that own them. But brands can fall as fast and as hard as they have climbed.While a reputation can take years to build, it can be battered or ruined in a very short time. This certainly happened to J.P. Morgan after it reported a $6.2 billion trading loss in its London office. It happened to Hyundai after it overstated...
  • Hostess Brands permanently closing 3 bakeries following employee strike

    11/12/2012 3:01:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 85 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/12/12 | Staff
    IRVING, Texas Hostess Brands Inc. is permanently closing three bakeries following a nationwide strike by its bakers union. The Texas-based maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs says the strike has prevented it from producing and delivering products. Hostess warned earlier this month that the strike, by about 30 percent of its workforce, could lead to bakery closures. It said Monday that it will close bakeries in Seattle, St. Louis and Cincinnati that collectively employ 627 workers. The company has about 18,300 employees. Thousands of members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers
  • Ten Brands That Will Disappear In 2013

    06/21/2012 12:33:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 06/21/2012
    Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 important American brands that we predict will to disappear within a year. This years list reflects the brutally competitive nature of certain industries and the reason why companies cannot afford to fall behind in efficiency, innovation or financing. American Airlines will disappear in 2013 because of its inefficiency. It was the premier carrier in the United States for almost 30 years even surviving through periods when most other carriers went bankrupt. However, it lost its critical advantage of scale when Northwest merged with Delta (NYSE: DAL) and Continental merged with United (NYSE:...
  • Eight Great Tech Brands That Are Now Losing Money

    05/11/2012 8:48:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 05/11/2012 | Charles Stockdale
    It is a trend in the consumer electronics business manufacturers rise to become industry leaders only to be outshone by the competition as high-priced gadgets quickly become commodities. Based on recent earning reports of the biggest electronics makers, 24/7 Wall St. set out to identity the once high-flying brands that are now losing money. A review of the biggest losers demonstrates how little consumers care about prior successes. Although these companies were the industry darlings once, today consumers may not even remember their names. Companies such as Nintendo, Research In Motion, Sony and Nokia dominated their markets for a...
  • 24/7 Wall St: Ten Brands That Will Disappear In 2012

    11/29/2011 6:49:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 11/29/2011 | Douglas McIntyre
    24/7 Wall St. has created a new list of brands that will disappear, which includes Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD), Sony Pictures (NYSE:SNE), American Apparel (NYSE:APP), Nokia (NYSE:NOK), Saab, A&W All-American Foods Restaurants, Soap Opera Digest, Sony Ericsson, MySpace (NYSE:NWS.A), and Kellogg’s Corn Pops. (NYSE:K).Each year, 24/7 Wall St. regularly compiles a list of brands that are going to disappear in the near-term. Last year’s list proved to be prescient in many instances, predicting the demise of T-Mobile among others. In late May, AT&T (NYSE:T) and Deutsch Telekom announced that AT&T would buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion. The deal would add 34...
  • Iran to boycott 'Zionist' brands

    06/30/2010 5:43:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 6/30/10 | staff
    Iran has banned Zionist companies in an amendment signed by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Army Radio reported on Wednesday. The blacklist is made up of supposedly Jewish-owned American companies like IBM, Intel and Coca-Cola. The boycott comes as a reaction to American and UN sanctions against Iran. The amendment was added to a new law passed in reaction to the Gaza flotilla incident, titled The Palestinian Support Law, in which Teheran seeks to support Palestinians while isolating Israel, Army Radio reported. The Iranian Foreign Ministry is responsible for making sure the boycott is carried out. Ahmadinejad also announced that he planned...
  • The Top 12 Brands Likely to Disappear

    04/25/2009 12:53:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies · 2,877+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 4/25/2009
    As the recession deepens, economic forces continue to drive consolidation in the retail industry, debt comes due and increasingly discerning consumers buckle down on discretionary spending, an analysis by 24/7 Wall Street predicts that a number of well-known brands are likely to disappear before the end of 2010. To determine which brands are most likely at risk, 24/7 Wall Street examined 100 large brands it believes are in trouble and, for each, looked at public financial records, sales information, analyses from industry experts, the competitive landscape in eachs industry and the likelihood that a brand could be sold off in...
  • Australia, Canada and the US are nice brands to live in..

    11/10/2008 8:32:00 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 23 replies · 212+ views
    http://www.countrybrandindex.com ^ | 11/10/2008 | http://www.countrybrandindex.com
    "Countries are ranked across 30 distinct categories providing a rich perspective on strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. The rankings speak to qualities that compel consideration and assets that shape country reputations, perceptions and experiences. New categories to this year's rankings include best country brand for "Standard of Living," "Political Freedom" and "Advanced Technology." World's strongest brands: 1. AUS 2. CAN 3. USA 4. ITA 5. SWI/CHE 6. FRA 7. NZL 8. GBR 9. JPN 10. SWE
  • More Brands Added To Pet Food Recall

    03/19/2007 11:18:57 AM PDT · by blam · 86 replies · 4,642+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-19-2007
    More brands added to pet food recall STREETSVILLE, Ontario, March 19 (UPI) -- Pet food manufacturer Menu Foods of Streetsville, Ontario, has added seven brands to its list of potentially dangerous pet foods. The manufacturer issued a recall "cuts and gravy"-style cat and dog food brands including Americas Choice, Iams and President's Choice sold at stores across North America after it was revealed that the foods may contribute to kidney failure and death in cats and dogs, ABC News reported Monday. At least 10 pet deaths have been linked to the recalled foods. "It's very possible other companies will have...
  • Copycat Chinese Brand Names Drawing Multinational's Ire

    10/21/2006 8:09:06 AM PDT · by CAWats · 11 replies · 673+ views
    Miami Herald-Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/21/2006 | GORDON FAIRCLOUGH
    SHANGHAI - When executives at Shanghai Automotive Industry failed in their bid to buy the celebrated Rover brand name for a line of cars they are rolling out this month, they quickly switched to Plan B: Call the new autos Roewe, instead. Roewe, which Shanghai Automotive suggests should be pronounced ''roe-wee,'' is the latest in a series of Chinese brands that bear a striking resemblance to foreign trade names. In some cases, names are drawing ire from multinational companies. Branding is in its infancy in China. Few Chinese companies have experience developing international brands -- something that has become a...
  • Wrestling parents say Tech misled

    05/19/2006 11:22:06 AM PDT · by Mr. Blonde · 12 replies · 603+ views
    Roanoke Times ^ | May 19, 2006 | Jim Reedy
    Parents of the five Virginia Tech wrestlers who plan to follow former coach Tom Brands to Iowa say Tech athletic director Jim Weaver's decision to deny their sons immediate transfer releases flies in the face of a promise he made during the recruiting process. Brent Metcalf, Joe Slaton, Dan LeClere, Jay Borschel and T.H. Leet -- all of whom redshirted as freshmen last season -- plan to enroll at Iowa but will lose a year of NCAA eligibility unless Virginia Tech releases them from their scholarship obligations. The fathers of Iowa natives Slaton, LeClere and Borschel said Weaver promised to...
  • Confident Iran brands US a 'decaying power'

    04/14/2006 7:00:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 69 replies · 1,261+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/14/06 | AFP
    TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran's hardline leadership branded the United States a "decaying power," brushing off Washington's call for strong UN Security Council action to stop the Islamic regime's controversial nuclear drive. The tough rhetoric came after the regime also dismissed a personal appeal from UN atomic watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei to freeze uranium enrichment and calm suspicions it is seeking the atomic bomb. "The enemy should know Iran is not comparable to any country in the world. Now we are much more powerful than before," senior cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Janati told worshippers at Friday prayers in Tehran. "The United States...
  • Nazi hunter brands Austria a "paradise" for Nazis

    02/01/2006 10:42:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 894+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/1/06 | Reuters
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's legal system and its insufficient zeal in investigating alleged crimes committed under Hitler's Third Reich make it a "paradise for Nazi war criminals," a top Nazi hunter said on Wednesday. Frustrated at slow progress in finding suspected war criminals in Austria and bringing them to court, Simon Wiesenthal Center director Efraim Zuroff came to Vienna for talks with ministers aimed at accelerating the process. "The law in this country does more to protect Nazis than to bring them to justice," Zuroff told reporters after talks with Austria's ministers for justice and the interior. "There is a...
  • The shadow over consumers

    09/09/2005 6:00:53 PM PDT · by Cautor · 28 replies · 414+ views
    Press Release: U of Alberta ^ | September 7, 2005 | University of Alberta
    New research from the University of Alberta reveals just how self-conscious and easily influenced consumers can be. Through a series of carefully controlled experiments at a campus bookstore, researchers learned that consumers will, in every case studied, spend more money to buy a brand name item when someone they don't know is standing near them at the time they choose their purchase. Consumers also tend to spend more money when a group of people is standing near them but are more inclined to buy cheaper items when no one is near.
  • Is Bush a Ford and Kerry a BMW?

    08/30/2004 3:05:24 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 101 replies · 1,410+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Monday, August 30, 2004 | BRIAN STEINBERG
    It's no startling insight to point out that presidential candidates sell themselves as if they were breakfast cereal or laundry detergent. So it was perhaps inevitable that this would be taken a step further by studying consumers ... er, voters ... along these same lines. Accordingly, a new survey asked respondents to define the candidates in terms of popular advertising brands. Bush supporters, for example, think Mr. Bush is Bud Light and Mr. Kerry is Heineken. Kerry backers see Mr. Bush as IBM and Mr. Kerry as Dell. The study, conducted jointly by WPP Group's Landor branding consultancy and Penn,...
  • Some brands of cigarettes ' more addictive'

    07/27/2003 12:15:45 PM PDT · by yonif · 50 replies · 3,607+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 27/07/2003
    Some cigarette brands are likely to be far more addictive than others, new research warns. For the first time, scientists have measured the amount of super-addictive "freebase" nicotine different cigarettes deliver to the smoker. Like crack cocaine, freebase nicotine vaporises and passes rapidly through the lungs into the bloodstream. Because it reaches the brain so quickly it is thought to be more addictive than normal nicotine, which stays in the form of sooty smoke particles. Until now it has not been known how much freebase nicotine various types of cigarette contain. The new research, from a team at Oregon Health...