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  • The Worst Product Flops of All Time

    03/04/2014 9:13:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 129 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 03/04/2014 | By Thomas C. Frohlich
    The larger the company, the greater its capacity for taking risks. While pouring millions of dollars into market research and advertising campaigns can lead to tremendous successes, such ventures can also be a formula for the most miserable failures. To identify some of the worst product flops of all time, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed products introduced after 1950 by America’s largest companies. To make the list, the company needed to make the Fortune 500 the year the product was released.Companies often launch new products in response to a competitor’s successful idea. But such products fail if they cannot measure up...
  • Remington Begins Construction on New Ammo Plant in Arkansas (VIDEO)

    08/09/2013 3:05:17 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 22 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | Aug 9, 2013 | Max Slowik
    In a move that should make gun owners across the nation happy, Remington just broke ground on their newest ammo plant in Lonoke, Arkansas. This comes at a time where ammunition is scarce and prices are high. The facility is expected to employ 50 to 100 people when its up and running, and should have the space and tooling to manufacture something to the tune of 2 to 3 billion rounds of ammo a year. If construction goes according to schedule, the facility will be up and running in June of 2014. It will have 35,000 square-feet of floor space...
  • NRA releases New Energy with Womens Channel: Simply divine or downright dangerous? (VIDEO)

    05/06/2013 3:36:49 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 10 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | May 6, 2013 | Jennifer Cruz
    Last week The National Rifle Association, along with Smith & Wesson, launched a new womens Internet channel in an effort to highlight and cater to the growing movement of women in the gun community. The NRA announced on their Facebook page, We are proud and excited to announce the new and improved NRA Women presented by Smith & Wesson Corp. Our mission is to expose the public to the female face of the NRA. Look for profiles featuring women in the shooting sports who are making their voices known coming soon! The channel features a variety of topic areas: Armed...
  • NRA elects New President, Jim Porter (VIDEO)

    05/03/2013 12:09:42 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 16 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | May 3, 2013 | Jennifer Cruz
    On Monday, May 6, the current National Rifle Association president, David Keene, will step down after completing his two-year term, and the new president, Jim Porter, will step up to the role. The new president is certainly not new to the NRA. James W. Porter II, known to friends and family as Jim, has been a long-time board member of the NRA, recently serving two years as second vice president and two years as first vice president before becoming eligible for the position as president, which is a voluntary and unpaid position. Porter will be the first ever second generation...
  • Armscor, Rock Island Armory Adding Third Manufacturing Facility, Doubling Ammo Production

    05/02/2013 5:26:38 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 11 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | May 2, 2013 | Max Slowik
    Armscor, popular manufacturer of a wide variety of approachable and affordable 1911 pistols and other firearms, is expanding with new ammunition and firearms manufacturing facilities in Pahrump, Nevada. In addition to helping gun-hungry people everywhere get their hands on firearms and ammunition, their new faciities are expected to create about 50 jobs and be in full production by this time next year. We are thrilled with the demand for our Rock Island Armory branded products in the US, said Martin Tuason, CEO of Armscor and Rock Island Armory. Our new facility will give us the opportunity to increase production and...
  • Driven off the Road by M.B.A.s

    07/10/2011 10:22:48 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 35 replies
    Time ^ | 7/10/11 | Rana Foroohar
    Bob Lutz, the former Vice Chairman of General Motors, is the most famous also-ran in the auto business. In the course of his 47-year rampage through the industry, he's been within swiping range of the brass ring at Ford, BMW, Chrysler and, most recently, GM, but he's never landed the top gig. It's because he "made the cars too well," he says. It might also have something to do with the fact that Maximum Bob, who could double as a character on Mad Men, is less an minence grise than a pithy self-promoter who has a tendency to go off...
  • Are Home Based Businesses The Future?

    02/17/2011 4:41:45 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 34 replies
    Mind of Niuhuru | Feb. 17, 2011 | Niuhuru
    Does anyone here think that running a business from home is going to be the new way that businesses are run and how do you think this will affect hiring policies?
  • Challenge to China -- Let's see if you can innovate

    03/08/2010 7:12:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies · 118+ views
    Fortune ^ | 03/08/2010 | Michael Elliott
    What economic crisis? After a blip last winter, China is growing at more than 8% a year, and the scale and speed at which the country is building a modern infrastructure are mind-boggling. But once you've absorbed the metrics -- the size of its trade surplus, the thousands of miles of high-speed railways, the new ports and highways -- a nagging question comes into focus: Sure, China can grow, but can its companies innovate? Can they build products that will compete in the global marketplace? At first sight, it seems a ridiculous question. China's universities are turning out hundreds of...
  • AP Interview: Product safety chief warns industry

    07/21/2009 3:30:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 1,222+ views
    breitbart ^ | 7/21/09 | JENNIFER C. KERR
    WASHINGTON (AP) - One of the nation's top safety officials is putting manufacturers on notice: Comply with new rules aimed at keeping children's products safe, or face the potential of big fines. Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman Inez Tenenbaum said Tuesday that her agency will get new enforcement tools next monthand she plans to use them in order to protect consumers, especially children.
  • Your Yard Sale Is Illegal (seriously: feds now regulate those too)

    05/07/2009 6:25:24 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 82 replies · 3,279+ views
    Reason ^ | May 7, 2009, 4:41pm | Katherine Mangu-Ward
    Thinking of having a yard sale this weekend? Before you do, be sure to consult CSPC Publication #254 [PDF]. This handy 28-pager from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reminds the American people that, thanks to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, the government is totally in charge of your yard sale: This handbook will help sellers of used products identify types of potentially hazardous products that could harm children or others. CPSC’s laws and regulations apply to anyone who sells or distributes consumer products. This includes thrift stores, consignment stores, charities, and individuals holding yard sales and flea markets....
  • China Food Product Alert - Sunkist Fruit Gummies sold Via Dollar Tree Stores

    05/26/2008 7:38:48 AM PDT · by locke22 · 65 replies · 1,835+ views
    Old Glory Radio ^ | 05/26/08 | Old Glory Radio
    China food product Consumer Alert. 26 May 08 - Sunkist Fruit Gummies sold via Dollar Tree Stores. Moms....watch the video via Old Glory Radio.
  • Survey: U.S. consumers favor Chinese products (??)

    03/07/2008 9:13:39 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies · 903+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 03/06/08
    Survey: U.S. consumers favor Chinese products WASHINGTON, March 6 (Xinhua) -- U.S. consumers believe Chinese products have the second best value in the world, only after the American goods, a recently released survey shows. The survey, conducted by New York-based GfK Roper, a market research firm serving consumer goods companies, found that 26 percent of U.S. consumers believe Chinese-made products have the best value, up from 9 percent in a comparable survey in 1996. Some 45 percent of consumers said they believe American products to be the best value, while Japan, Mexico, Germany ranked behind the U.S. and China on...
  • The New Bugaboo: Low Prices in China

    11/02/2007 10:24:10 PM PDT · by Justmay · 7 replies · 175+ views
    The China Game ^ | Nov 2 | P Midler
    The New Bugaboo: Low Prices Consider yourself in the following situation: You ask someone to run to the store for you to buy you a candy bar, and you give him more cash than necessary. Keep the change, you tell him. The guy gets to the store and decides to shoplift the candy bar instead. Now, are you responsible for the persons unethical actions? In an article titled China Pays Steep Price As Textile Exports Boom, the Wall Street Journal suggested that companies like Wal-Mart, Nike and Liz Claiborne bear a responsibility for the unethical behavior of their suppliers. I...
  • Quality Fade in China

    08/02/2007 8:52:22 AM PDT · by Justmay · 37 replies · 1,277+ views
    Forbes ^ | July 25, 2007 | Paul Midler
    Dealing With China's 'Quality Fade' Paul Midler 07.26.07, 11:11 AM ET Recent media reports detailing a series of quality problems with Chinese-made exports--pet food tainted with prohibited chemicals, toys covered with lead paint and tires that fall apart at high speed--have understandably alarmed the American public and resulted in a number of international product recalls. But supply chain professionals not directly affected by these recalls remain unusually calm. "Everything will be all right," said one U.S. importer on a buying mission to China. "As the country continues to develop, the quality of its products will naturally rise." It's the sort...
  • Pentagon Channel Adds Video Podcasting to Product Line (Get the Pentagon Channel on iPOD)

    04/10/2006 4:40:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 231+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 10, 2006 The Pentagon Channel has added video podcasting to its line of products that distribute the channel's military news and information to the nation's men and women in uniform. "We work hard to communicate with the men and women of the department around the world," Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld said. "I am pleased that we are using video casting and other increasingly important technologies to reach our global audience with all the news and information available on the Pentagon Channel." The channel's video podcasting line-up includes: "Around the Services in Brief," the daily...
  • Why you haven't "reinvented" your company - 5-5-2005

    10/19/2005 8:00:16 AM PDT · by vannrox · 1 replies · 596+ views
    Machine Design Magazine ^ | 31 August 2004 | Ronald Khol
    The word "reinvent" is a dumb term, having an overtone of redundancy. After all, when you have invented something, it exists. You can revise it or change it, but you can't "reinvent" it after you have already invented it. I never heard the term when I first entered the workforce. But somewhere in the 1970s or so, corporate executives-began using the word, and using it a lot. Then as now, the nation had its usual economic ups and downs, but suddenly after one downturn, our nation was heavily laden with companies that had reinvented themselves. What happened is that after...
  • How do I delete items on my "Ignore Product" list of SpyBot?

    02/01/2005 4:58:30 PM PST · by supersurfer · 18 replies · 741+ views
    saintluticriss@yahoo.com
    I see a list of things I would like to delete. But they are only located on my Ignore Products list. I don't want to ignore them- I WANT TO DELETE THEM FROM MY COMPUTER ENTIRELY!! Someone please help. Thanks. =)
  • Eeeeeeeewwwwwwww! (WD-40 proudly list 2,000 uses for their product including...)

    01/19/2005 3:45:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies · 1,595+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/19/05
    Eeeeeeeewwwwwwww! Wed Jan 19, 8:40 AM ET LONDON (Reuters) - The makers of the handy spray lubricant WD-40 proudly list 2,000 uses for their product, from unsticking rusty screws or squeaky bicycle chains to polishing frying pans. But British police have found another -- keeping the public from snorting cocaine off toilet lids in bars. Police in the English city of Bristol said Tuesday they have been advising pub and nightclub owners to spray the colorless lubricant on toilet seats and other flat surfaces in the lavatory that customers often use to snort drugs. Apparently, cocaine and spray lube don't...
  • Bush and the Economy: Opinion Poll Disconnect

    06/30/2004 9:54:04 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 13 replies · 737+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | June 30, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Theres no question that the U.S. economy is booming. Why isnt this reflected in Presidents Bush poll ratings? Why would Americans think that John Kerry would do anything but ruin the economy? Kerry: the King of All Waflers; the most liberal member of the Senate. He proposes increasing taxes by $700 billion over the next 10 years. Kerry plans to stifle the American economic engine. Faced with good economic times, just what are Americans thinking?Boom Times Yesterday, the Conference Board reported that U.S. consumer confidence reached its best level in two years. 248,000 new American jobs were created in May....
  • US 3Q GDP Grew at Fastest Rate since 1984!

    11/25/2003 8:46:25 AM PST · by Chummy · 8 replies · 218+ views
    Bloomberg.com ^ | November 25, 2003 | (Bloomberg)
    <p>U.S. 3rd-Qtr GDP Grew at 8.2% Rate, Fastest Since '84 (Update2) Nov. 25 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. economy grew at an 8.2 percent annual rate in the third quarter, faster than the government initially estimated as companies boosted inventories in September to meet the surge in demand.</p>
  • Technology automatically IDs consumers (takes pictures as you buy a product)

    07/19/2003 11:42:37 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 48 replies · 654+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 19, 2003 | Jon Dougherty
    A consumer-privacy advocate says the nation's largest shaving-products manufacturer, in conjunction with an umbrella research group, is developing "smart shelf" in-store technology that not only tracks products but also builds an identity profile of the consumer doing the buying. Close-up of RFID tag. According to published reports, the technology in question Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID uses a microchip with an antenna capable of sending out a signal that enables a computer to "see" the product. As WorldNetDaily has reported, RFID technology is being considered for use by companies such as Wal-Mart to track inventory in distribution centers....