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How Companies Should Raise Prices

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

An article in today’s WSJ talked about how companies should and should not raise their prices. Honestly, I think the best way to do it, is just raise them. Don’t cover them up by trying to be sneaky. I hate size reductions and fewer products per package (even thigh the package stays the same size). […]

Will More Doctors Dump Insurance Companies?

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

I like this idea: Doctors Dump Insurance Plans, Charge Patience Less. Thirty-two-year old family physician Doug Nunamaker of Wichita, Kan., said after five years of dealing with the red tape of health insurance companies and the high overhead for the staff he hired just to deal with paperwork, he switched to a system of charging […]

Chart of the Day: The Price of Gold – Wow

Monday, April 15th, 2013

I only keep monthly records, but the last time that I can tell that gold was this low was way back in January/February 2011. Supposed debt crisis stabilization has made gold less attractive. Selling has also dropped the price to the point that some investors are selling to meet margin calls. According to the WSJ, […]

The Unemployment Rate Magically Fell to 7.8%!

Friday, October 5th, 2012

From US jobless rate falls to 7.8 pct., 44-month low: The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. The rate declined because more people found work, a trend that could have an impact on undecided voters in the final month before […]

U.S. Adds 96,000 Jobs and Yet the Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.1%

Friday, September 7th, 2012

I don’t know about you guys but I think it’s misleading the way the unemployment rate is calculated. Today’s employment report shows that 96,000 jobs were added in August. I did a quick search and found that we need to add about 250,000 jobs per month in order to drop the unemployment rate. We added […]

OT: New LeBron Nike Shoes to Cost Over $300

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Would you pay $315 for a pair of these? According to the article linked to in the picture, Nike is charging so much in order to pass on increased costs of production. Interesting. I wonder how many people will get trampled over these shoes?

RIP, Smart Money

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Received the most recent issue of Smart Money yesterday. This note was attached: I’m kinda sad to see it go. It’s just another indication of just how difficult the publishing industry has become.

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