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  • 7 companies that won't make it to 2020

    12/09/2009 7:34:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies · 3,216+ views
    MSN Money ^ | 12/9/2009 | Michael Brush
    NO SPACE FOR COMPLETE EXPLANATION, CAN ONLY POST EXCERPTS. READ ENTIRE ARTICLE BY CLICKING ABOVE LINK : Potentially fatal flaws come in many forms. But three crop up the most when you talk to experts: excessive debt, superior competitors and the inability to keep up with technological change. 1. Palm With the Treo, Palm (PALM, news, msgs) was an early pioneer of the move to smart phones. So it doesn't seem right that stronger competitors such as Apple (AAPL, news, msgs) and Research In Motion (RIMM, news, msgs) are now going to crush it. But that seems to be Palm's...
  • Boycott List Shows Companies Backing Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    11/06/2009 8:54:21 AM PST · by julieee · 4 replies · 938+ views ^ | November 6, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Boycott List Shows Companies Backing Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Washington, DC ( -- A Planned Parenthood watchdog has released an updated list of the corporations and companies that provide direct funding for the abortion business. Life Decisions International identifies corporations that are boycott targets due to their support for the biggest abortion company in the world.
  • Obama frustrated with companies over flu vaccine

    10/30/2009 2:14:41 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 44 replies · 1,621+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/30/09 | Ross Colvin
    A quarrel between the U.S. government and swine flu vaccine makers reached the highest level on Friday, with President Barack Obama expressing frustration at the slow pace of production.
  • The Worst-Run Companies of 2009

    10/22/2009 2:16:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies · 1,179+ views
    The Street ^ | 10/22/2009 | Scott Rothbort
    MILLBURN, N.J. (TheStreet) -- Every October for the past three years, I have presented my list of the worst-run companies in the U.S. It is time to unveil 2009's list of ignominious public corporations, but first, let's turn back the clock and see how past honorees have fared:
  • List of World's Largest News / Information Companies (PLEASE HELP)

    07/17/2009 11:07:29 PM PDT · by PureSolace · 8 replies · 488+ views
    See Above | Right Now | Me, Myself & I
    Hi Everyone. I'm looking for your help. I'm trying to compile a list of the world's largest news and information companies. (Things like AP, Reuters, CNN, Breitbart, Fox News, Sky News, etc.) Also, if you have any information for which one is the largest (maybe a top 10 list for info.) And I don't mean large as in how much money... I mean large as in their tentacles spread far and wide and they have reporters in every nook and cranny. All I ask is that you be honest, give me your best research (or guess) as well as any...
  • 10 companies that could go bankrupt

    04/15/2009 5:03:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies · 3,862+ views
    MSN Money ^ | 4/15/2009 | Catherine Holahan
    The B-word is in the headlines like never before. There were 7,843 commercial bankruptcy filings in March, according to AACER, a bankruptcy data management company. That's up 23% from the previous month and a staggering 65% from a year earlier. And the number of filings is accelerating. "Bankruptcy typically has a lag behind what is going on in the marketplace," says Mike Bickford, the president of AACER, or Automated Access to Court Electronic Records. "So I think you are going to see increases in bankruptcy. . . at least over the next 12 to 18 months." One potential victim: Blockbuster...
  • Will Real Estate Appraisal Management Companies (AMC's) Be More Ethical? Not Likely

    02/24/2009 8:22:20 AM PST · by WayneLusvardi · 1 replies · 701+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | February 23, 2009 | Charles B. Warren
    Now that we are in the middle of a real estate disaster there is a great hue and cry for regulatory reform. We were here before in the early 1990's. The answer on that occasion was real estate appraisal licensing. Now the thrust is on Appraisal Management Companies (AMC's). Licensing did and does have some potential to address the proper evaluation of collateral for loan purposes. In the intervening years, however, it was subject to what is known in political science as "regulatory capture*". The emphasis in the New York State Attorney General Andres M. Cuomo proposal on Home Valuation...
  • Experienced investor's take on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

    02/19/2009 7:14:12 PM PST · by Liberatio · 8 replies · 314+ views ^ | 02/19/2009 | drumr
    The provisions of SOX has changed the behavior of senior corporate executives and accounting professional in the way business is practiced by publicly traded and financed companies. Some companies comply while others try to find ways around it much like politicians try to avoid following legislation they help to create. For some people it gives them a calmer state of mind because they think this legislation will stop some behavior from occurring. Politicians did something to appease the public who may not understand accounting principles and un-savvy investors.
  • 15 Companies That Might Not Survive 2009

    02/09/2009 3:03:15 PM PST · by bigbob · 23 replies · 1,936+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | February 6, 2009, | Rick Newman
    Who's next? With consumers shutting their wallets and corporate revenues plunging, the business landscape may start to resemble a graveyard in 2009. Household names like Circuit City and Linens 'n Things have already perished. And chances are, those bankruptcies were just an early warning sign of a much broader epidemic. Moody's Investors Service, for instance, predicts that the default rate on corporate bonds - which foretells bankruptcies - will be three times higher in 2009 than in 2008, and 15 times higher than in 2007. That could equate to 25 significant bankruptcies per month.
  • Arizona seeks to entice California companies

    01/10/2009 2:48:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 772+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 1/10/09 | Dale Kasler
    Arizona is trying to poach California businesses. The Arizona Department of Commerce announced an initiative Friday to lure companies away from California. The program wasn't prompted by California's budget crisis, which has sparked talk of tax increases, but, "I can't say that's not part of the situation," said department spokesman David Drennon.
  • California warns companies they may owe use tax

    12/29/2008 10:05:00 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 73 replies · 3,079+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12/29/08 | Marc Lifsher
    Reporting from Sacramento -- Over the last six months, California tax officials have quietly mailed thousands of official letters to doctors, beauty salons, insurance agents and other service providers looking for some badly needed state tax revenue. The letters asked these service businesses to check records on their out-of-state purchases for the last three years and pay any back taxes they owe. Failure to do so could lead to an audit of the taxpayer's books going back eight years, the letter warned. Californians know all too well about sales taxes they pay almost every day on purchases. But less known...
  • New York To Reduce State Truck Emissions ($20,000 Per Truck; Governor Wants 188 New Taxes & Fees)

    12/18/2008 3:38:00 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 23 replies · 1,212+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/25/08
    NY officials want older trucks fitted with emission-reducing equipment; cost put at $195M ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York is taking steps to reduce diesel emissions in its construction fleet. The Department of Environmental Conservation is floating proposed regulations requiring trucks made before 2007 to be fitted with emissions-reducing equipment and to use ultra-low-sulfur fuel by 2011. The new regulations would apply only to state-owned trucks or trucks used for state contract work. The DEC estimates it will cost $195 million to retrofit about 30,000 state trucks. The New York State
  • Gaffney: "We cannot tolerate and must not permit Uncle Sam's morphing into Uncle Shariah"

    12/17/2008 4:40:04 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 10 replies · 1,263+ views
    WashingtonTimes ^ | 12/17/08 | JihadWatch
    In "Uncle Shariah" in the Washington Times, December 16, Frank Gaffney details why AIG's nationalization is so worrisome: The insurance giant AIG has lately become the poster child for corporate risk-taking, mismanagement and greed. Its unimaginably large losses, rooted in insurance it extended to financial companies engaged in subprime mortgage-backed transactions, have destroyed both AIG's corporate reputation and balance sheet. Indeed, but for the fact that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson - who during his days running Goldman Sachs had extensive ties to AIG - deemed the insurance firm "too large to fail," the company would surely have gone under by...
  • Gov. David Paterson unveils dire New York State budget that includes new taxes, layoffs and cuts

    12/16/2008 5:23:56 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 73 replies · 2,927+ views
    ALBANY - Gov. Paterson released a $121 billion slash-and-burn budget Tuesday morning that slams New Yorkers with 88 new fees and taxes - even on their iPods. Calling the budget the "greatest economic and fiscal challenge of our lifetimes," Paterson acknowledged his spending plan cuts deep. But he said the pain must be shared to deal with the fallout from the Wall Street collapse. The budget will cost the city an estimated $650 million in aid. But it's the $4 billion in new fees and taxes that are sure to aggravate everyday New Yorkers, who would be
  • Google Wants Its Own Fast Track on the Web

    12/15/2008 8:39:47 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 26 replies · 1,709+ views
    WallStreetJournal ^ | 12/15/08 | VISHESH KUMAR and CHRISTOPHER RHOADS
    The celebrated openness of the Internet -- network providers are not supposed to give preferential treatment to any traffic -- is quietly losing powerful defenders. Google Inc. has approached major cable and phone companies that carry Internet traffic with a proposal to create a fast lane for its own content, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Google has traditionally been one of the loudest advocates of equal network access for all content providers. At risk is a principle known as network neutrality: Cable and phone companies that operate the data pipelines are supposed to treat all traffic...
  • Sharia Finance: Last Gasp of a Doomed American Economy?

    12/12/2008 12:27:50 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 11 replies · 1,209+ views
    creepingsharia ^ | 12/11/08
    Over the next year, the U.S. government will need to borrow somewhere in the neighborhood of $1 trillion, the most ever by far. Estimates go as high as $2 trillion, depending on how quickly the economy cools and how fast tax revenues fall. The simple question most of America has not asked is this: Where is the money going to come from? The federal government already knows the answer to that question, and it has implications Americans are not ready for but will soon be faced with. America is going cap in hand to Middle East oil exporters. What government...
  • GOP Senator Warns of 'Riots' if Automakers Are Bailed Out

    12/11/2008 10:54:13 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 33 replies · 1,424+ views
    Business & Media Institute ^ | 12/11/08 | Jeff Poor
    Time and again we’ve heard about the lost jobs and economic impact of failing to bail out the beleaguered American auto manufacturers. But little mention has been made of the consequences of going through with the bailout, and how such an action would be viewed by other Americans. In an interview following a Dec. 10 press conference where he and four other senators aired their opposition to the proposed bailout deal struck by congressional leaders and the White House (and approved by the U.S. House of Representatives 237-170 that evening), Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., warned that the perception that some...
  • CA: Trucking companies: We can't afford tougher air regulations (sucking the air out of economy)

    12/04/2008 9:56:49 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 682+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/4/08 | Stacey Shepard
    With the California Air Resources Board poised to adopt a new rule to cut diesel truck pollution next week, local trucking companies Wednesday highlighted the economic burden it would impose on local businesses and an industry already feeling the squeeze from high fuel costs and the recession. The rule would require truck owners to install pollution controls starting in 2010 and buy newer, cleaner trucks beginning in 2012. It is estimated to cost trucking companies $5 billion over the next decade. Truck owners say the costs are too high to absorb in the short amount of time they have to...
  • SEIU: Union paid millions to companies with family ties

    09/26/2008 9:27:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 268+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/26/08 | Paul Pringle
    The Service Employees International Union's headquarters has paid millions of dollars to consulting firms, political nonprofits and individuals with family ties and other personal connections to some of the labor organization's top officers, records show. One company partly owned by a union director also received more than $1 million in SEIU consulting fees. The nation's fastest-growing union, the SEIU bills itself a standard-setter in the drive to reform and modernize the labor movement. It has adopted a code of ethics that bars officers from directing business to their relatives, although a spokeswoman said no competitive bidding process is required when...
  • Foreign Companies Rush In to Invest in Iraq

    06/17/2008 10:26:36 AM PDT · by mondoreb · 11 replies · 187+ views
    DBKP ^ | June 17, 2008 | Mondoreb
    We Won!The rest of the world apparently doesn't read the U.S. Mainstream Media. Or listen to Congressional Democrats, Harry Reid or Code Pink, either. Companies from around the world are rushing into Iraq to do business, due to the improved security climate in that country. Over a half-billion dollars worth of investments from countries that, in many cases, didn't support the U.S. in its efforts to improve Iraq's security. European and Asian companies are beating their American rivals into Iraq now that security has improved the investment climate, Iraq and U.S. officials say. "It's starting to turn … and the...