This “ white paper ” article has been in the news for over a month .
However , I think most of us agree with your , " Is this CORRUPT or what? " statement .
It is , in fact , absolutely corrupt .
" Examples of defamatory statements are virtually limitless . "
" Only an "investment moron" would NOT be in BAC now! "
[ A communication that suggests that an individual suffers from a mental defect ]
" The investigation also covers Herbalife’s marketing practices and is ongoing, said the person familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified because it isn’t public. "
Excerpt from Barron's
" NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Alibaba (BABA) surged Wednesday, following confirmation the e-commerce giant is considering injecting some of its entertainment operations into its struggling Alibaba Pictures unit. "
richlawrence6912 , you must think this is some new plan
Excerpt from N.Y. Post - September 18th , 2014
"Alibaba’s Ma is interested in creating the “Netflix of China” by acquiring streaming rights to shows and films, in particular in geographic territories where Netflix doesn’t have much of a foothold...."
Alibaba (BABA) surged Wednesday, following confirmation the e-commerce giant is considering injecting some of its entertainment operations into its struggling Alibaba Pictures unit. "
"Alibaba Pictures reported a loss at the end of March of $53 million and had also noted that it expected a loss of $77 million for fiscal 2014, according to the Financial Times."
After all , SBUX is an international corporation
Netherlands , France , Australia , Germany ,Austria , Singapore ,
Brazil , Switzerland , Canada , Thailand , Chile ,UK and Ireland and
(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp on Thursday said foreign exchange will take a bigger bite out of revenue and earnings this year than it had forecast.
The world's biggest coffee chain now expects a full-year foreign exchange hit of 2 percentage points on both earnings and revenue. Previously, Starbucks had expected foreign exchange to reduce earnings and revenue by 1 percentage point, Chief Financial Officer Scott Maw told Reuters.
Strength across Starbucks' businesses is offsetting that drag, Maw said.
As a result, the company on Thursday stood by its fiscal 2015 revenue growth forecast of 16 percent to 18 percent and its call for full-year earnings, excluding items, of $1.55 to $1.57 per share.
We'll see if Mr. Maw is correct in his assertion .
An excerpt from IBD -
In spite of stiff currency headwinds that are hammering sales at other top U.S. companies, Starbucks (SBUX) poured out its highest quarterly sales growth in more than four years. Fiscal second-quarter earnings rose 18% to 33 cents a share, matching views. Revenue grew 18% to $4.56 billion, edging past expectations for $4.53 billion.
You write [ in part ] ....
"Your gov, is killing all of the things that once made the USA great."
I don't disagree with your statement , however , if not for the apathy of
the American people , our ' government ' would not be in the position
that makes your statement viable .
Headline from AFP
Both Twitter and Flipboard have got it wrong “They are presenting paragraphs of content, which is not fit to be consumed on Apple Watch screen … Both Twitter and Flipboard will need to rethink their Apple Watch Strategy … We have observed, some consumers uninstalling Twitter from their Apple Watch.
Excerpt - BARRON'S - May 19, 2015, 12:59 P.M. ET
I'd say your post is closer to stereotyping than " borderline xenophobic " .
Be that as it may , you do have a valid point .
Still , I couldn't help but smile at such a vivid description of Bojangles .
"The rapidly worsening outbreak has killed more birds than any other incidence of avian flu, researchers at the University of Illinois reported last week. First detected among a tiny backyard flock in southern Oregon, it reached the Midwest in early March and has since devastated the region’s poultry industry. Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin have all declared states of emergency in response to the outbreak. "
Excerpt - Washington Post
" Shake Shack extends run on "chicken shack" talk " - AP
" Shake Shack Might Play Chicken, Stock Soars On Filing " - IBD
" Shake Shack (SHAK) Rises on 'Chicken Shack' Patent Filing " - Zacks