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unclefulbert 333 posts  |  Last Activity: Dec 13, 2014 10:06 AM Member since: Mar 8, 2003
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  • unclefulbert by unclefulbert Oct 1, 2014 8:44 AM Flag

    Private-sector employment increased by 213,000 from August to September, on a seasonally adjusted basis.

    Small businesses (1-49 employees) +88,000
    Medium businesses (50-499 employees) +48,000
    Large businesses (500 or more employees) +77,000

  • Jobless Claims falls 8K to 287K

    Initial Jobless Claims: -8K to 287K vs. 297K consensus, 295K prior revised. (293K prior).
    Continuing Claims -45K to 2.40M

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Oct 3, 2014 8:55 AM Flag


    Hurray and Hip Hip. Heard the news while watching my dogs having their breakfast ... Look at the revisions.

    In addition to August's upward revision of 38K jobs, July's job gain was revised higher by 31K.
    The average workweek edged up by 0.1 hour to 34.6 hours. Average hourly earnings of $24.53 actually fell by one penny in September, and are up 2% Y/Y.
    Helping the headline unemployment rate fall to 5.9% from 6.1%, the labor force participation rate slipped to 62.7% from 62.8%. One year ago it was 63.2%.
    The broader U-6 unemployment rate fell to 11.8% from 12%. One year ago it was 13.6%.
    Previously: Unemployment rate falls to 5.9%

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Oct 3, 2014 9:08 AM Flag


    True ,,, other than tax liability as Europe is working to tag on taxes on those with Ireland headquarters and US to follow suit after the election:

    3 days ago - European Union regulators said they believe that tax deals granted to Apple in Ireland and Fiat in Luxembourg constitute illegal state support ...

  • Anyway, 7% after the same time frame in the White House during RWR. Of course BHO's bull has been unprecedented in my generation.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Oct 3, 2014 10:14 AM Flag

    Warren Buffet told everyone he was buying stock on Wed when the market crashed and before yesterday's U-turn ... the old guy is good.

  • GDP looking better despite of euro zone econ molasses.

    While the Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing index fell to 58.6 from the prior month’s 59.6, the third-quarter average was the highest since the first three months of 2004, a report from the Tempe, Arizona-based group showed today. Readings above 50 signal expansion.

  • Reply to

    Thank you President Obama- great jobs. Number

    by tahoe_jk Oct 3, 2014 9:30 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Oct 3, 2014 10:29 AM Flag


    Highest participation rate since WW II in silver hair club ... in my case, bald head club.

  • Reply to

    Here unc, the silver hairs did great

    by hugebettyfan Oct 3, 2014 11:03 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Oct 3, 2014 11:07 AM Flag


    Clearly the 10,000 jobs moved into the above 54 group which moved into the massive above 62 group etc.

  • Reply to

    Here unc, the silver hairs did great

    by hugebettyfan Oct 3, 2014 11:03 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Oct 3, 2014 12:52 PM Flag

    betty, at 6% UE, there is still slag in the job market. You are right that unusual number of youngsters elected to go to school or remain sucking at parent's teats. No doubt many without college degrees or with degrees below 3.0GPA and not a top university in communications, political science, medieval history, commerical arts, ethnic studies, Anthropology, social science, Archeology, guitar picking, ... acting ... French Lit ...

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Oct 3, 2014 4:07 PM Flag


    Only with cause ... there are reports of children NOW .. ban flights and close the borders from:
    Enterovirus may also be linked to a small number of cases of a mysterious neurologic illness seen in Colorado, Boston and Michigan. Doctors in Colorado spotted it first -- a group of 10 children hospitalized with limb weakness, cranial nerve dysfunction and abnormalities in their spinal gray matter.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Oct 3, 2014 4:09 PM Flag

    Wait, close the borders from 42 states:

    NEW: 500 people in 42 states have respiratory illnesses caused by enterovirus D68; NEW: Rhode Island official says girl, 10, died from sepsis

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Oct 3, 2014 4:11 PM Flag

    Whoa! Forget the states, quarantine these towns:

    Sep 2, 2014 - Lung cancer statistics from CDC. ... 156,953 people in the United States died from lung cancer, including 86,736 men and 70,217 women.

  • A 2013 review of studies in the Journal of Patient Safety suggested medical errors cause somewhere between 210,000 and 400,000 deaths each year in the U.S. In a landmark report (PDF) 15 years ago, the Institute of Medicine put the number between 44,000 and 98,000. Even the lower estimate would mean medical errors kill more Americans than car accidents do. The moment when one clinician turns over care of a patient to another is particularly hazardous, says Marty Makary, a Johns Hopkins surgeon who has written on hospital safety. “The most dangerous procedure in American emergency rooms is a patient handoff,” Makary says. Breakdowns in communication during patient handoffs “are endemic in American health care,” he says.

  • Reply to

    HPQ divides into two circuses

    by langosta_fla Oct 5, 2014 3:39 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Oct 5, 2014 9:54 PM Flag

    Should have done the split/spin-off as Leo Potsticker had told the board a few years back. Better late than never.

  • Reply to

    A beat on earnings and a dividend hike next

    by rbrentbyrne Oct 6, 2014 7:51 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Oct 6, 2014 9:34 AM Flag

    Again, the perpetual one time annual recurring non-recurring charges that only counted in managements non-gaap bin,

  • Reply to

    Wait a Minute

    by speaker32m Oct 6, 2014 11:56 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Oct 6, 2014 12:20 PM Flag

    The following is a summary of what we believe to be the consequences of the
    proposed merger. T...




    From the date the proposed merger was announced through December 26, 2001,
    HP stockholders have lost $13.8 billion relative to an index of comparable
    companies. The market has twice made resoundingly clear that this
    combination destroys value for HP stockholders—once when HP’s stock price
    dramatically declined after the proposed merger was announced and again
    when HP’s stock price dramatically increased after we made our opposition
    to the proposed merger public. In addition, the dramatic reduction in the
    earnings outlook for Compaq since the announcement of the proposed merger
    means that HP stockholders are getting too little of the combined company
    relative to HP’s contribution to earnings. It also transforms what HP’s
    management claims to be an accretive deal into one that may be dilutive on
    any realistic assessment of revenue loss. Further, when compared to a
    standalone HP, the combined company represents a weaker credit with
    greater equity risk and a higher cost of capital.

    HP is a great company. It is currently profitable when many other IT
    companies are losing money. HP has the market-leading position in the very
    attractive imaging and printing market, a great consumer brand name, a strong
    reputation with enterprise customers, and a prodigious source of innovation in
    HP Labs...

  • they love the fees and those potential acquisition and potential bond offerings on the deal.

  • Reply to

    HP To Layoff Another 5,000

    by trueallday Oct 6, 2014 4:46 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Oct 6, 2014 9:53 PM Flag

    5K to 10K depending on the initial target which has gone up every few quarters since Carly had sneaded into the corner office:

    H-P roundup: Job cuts, debt, M&A, commentary

    H-P (HPQ +4.7%) has used its breakup announcement to state it now plans to cut 55K jobs through its ongoing restructuring. That's up from the 45K-50K announced in May, which itself was an increase from a prior target of 34K.
    36K jobs have been cut through the program thus far. Headcount was at 317K as of last year.
    H-P has also suggested much of its debt load ($19.8B at the end of July) will fall on its PC/printer unit (HP, Inc.), and that doing so will allow its enterprise IT ops (Hewlett-Packard Enterprise) to make bigger investments. Moody's and S&P have put the IT giant's debt on watch for a downgrade.

  • porked_at_hp • Oct 24, 2003 8:35 PM

    HP should spin off its PC business

    What brilliant moron of a company, would pay $40 Billion, for the PC and Enterprise Server Divisions, when they know its proven money loser business. Or perhaps could they find someone else to buy COMPUKE for $20 Billion.
    OH I forgot, COMPUKE was only worth $2 Billion after you balanced the cash and the debt, they had.

    Reply to
    absolutely has no plans to spin off any
    by nano_nanu2u •Jun 14, 2005 4:11 PM
    p0ndr • Jun 14, 2005 4:19 PM

    can you read and understand that which you read? That an hp spokesman said hp "absolutely has no plans to spin off anything at this time" doesn't mean anything but that it doesn't have any plans, at this time, to spin-off anything. Did the statement address the potential of selling the unit? No, it didn't, so it really didn't tell you anything "aboslutely," of future plans. You don't know anything more than the rest of us here, including the morons like the duke of urol, who tries, but fails, to teach us anything about absolutes.

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