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Old 01-28-2008, 01:47 PM   #21
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add Restoration Hardware to the list, Sears wants to buy them out and kill a nice company
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:32 PM   #22
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I used to like shopping there, and even bought some stuff once in a while.

Then their prices shot through the roof. Goofy.
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:37 PM   #23
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That'd be interesting. Back in 98 or 99 he was quoted in Fortune "Bonds are for wimps"
He's still one of my heroes...........

Nick Murray, an industry guy for FAs, calls fixed income portfolios "cancer" that eats away portfolios........
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Thats why I keep my bonds separate from my equities. Should any contagion start, it'll be limited in its ability to spread.

Now, if a bucket eating cancer becomes evident, I'm in big trouble
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One thing to consider about Sears is the own alot of real estate much like McDonalds. Its almost like their business is real estate and not retail.

I could see Ford in a world of hurt. I have never looked to buy a Ford ever. I still see them as the 1970's junk they made. If it wasn't for their truck business they would have been gone years ago.
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Looks like the guy who wrote the article might be correct regarding the first one on his list: Motorola says it may spin off mobile-device unit - MarketWatch
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Old 02-01-2008, 06:51 AM   #27
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yahoo? dont think so
Microsoft makes unsolicited $44.6 billion bid for Yahoo - Feb. 1, 2008
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Gosh I hope Sears isnt a goner. I just bought a water heater from them with a 12 year warranty
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Gosh I hope Sears isnt a goner. I just bought a water heater from them with a 12 year warranty
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Heyyy...I didnt fall for the "two year extended warranty"!

But I'll bet that this one doesnt last 18 years like the last one did.
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MS isn't buying Yahoo because they are going to go under, it's a nice way to kill off google by buying up one of the main developers of open source software
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MS isn't buying Yahoo because they are going to go under, it's a nice way to kill off google by buying up one of the main developers of open source software
Once again, from the article quoted in the original post:

"Not all will go out of business. Some may simply be auctioned off in pieces. Others may be bought. These companies will not exist in their current forms as they are known to their shareholders and consumers now."
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