With major companies now trading on the Market for the price of a hamburger, you've got to wonder what a SALE! sign means when you see it in every retailer's window. I don't think their idea of a SALE! is my idea of a sale. Like, before this whole depression works its way through the system, I think the idea of pricing is going to need a good hard look.
I'll give MOREBing - Feb 9, 2009 2:36 PM ET
Could you lower the interest rates some more? We'd like there to be more money in the system so we can borrow it. Also, the private capital and hedge fund guys could use some easy money, too. How else can they keep on generating wave upon wave of unnecessary, destructive acquisitions and divestitures?
Could you give all of us a break on our existing mortgages, too? Like, if we can't pay MOREBing - Apr 2, 2008 10:41 AM ET
Inflation in China is very high. It's hard to figure how that will benefit us, but on a list of things that come under the rubric "grim satisfaction," the continual travails of that sleeping giant always register. Bad air. Bad water. Poison in the children's toothpaste they export. Dead dogs worldwide due to crud in the pet food they offer the world. The explosion of their chief internet provider built MOREBing - Feb 19, 2008 11:53 AM ET
Word comes in today's USA Today that Thanksgiving, once a non-religious holiday in the United States, has finally morphed into one in which we collectively worship at the central shrine in our culture: Wal-Mart (WMT).
That's right, new studies of our consumer behavior show that as soon as the first round of turkey is tucked away, an increasing number of us are going online to shop at our favorite stores, and MOREBing - Nov 20, 2007 11:22 AM ET
The New York Times reports this morning that Wal-Mart (WMT) has extended an improved and less-expensive health plan to its workers in recent years, responding to some extent to image problems and, presumably, to the need to sustain a more stable and appreciative workforce. That's nice. I love Wal-Mart. And of course I'd love it if they would advertise on this page. So hey, guys from Wal-Mart. If you're reading MOREBing - Nov 13, 2007 10:29 AM ET
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