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The dramatic volatility at the New York Stock Exchange seems to be driven by an economic slowdown in China, there are economic problems at home, too.
“Some companies are sensitive to negative brand associations.”
“I’m going to make a couple of phone calls. I think I should do that.”
“Here’s what I would suggest you do…”
“There is a lot of fear in the markets.”
Meanwhile, Amazon, Hulu and Netflix subscriptions have risen.
“Even if it’s rare or isolated, our tolerance for any such lack of empathy needs to be zero.”
“You don’t know when you’re going to see it again.”
A new bipartisan plan to sell off portions of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to help pay for a $47.1 billion shortage in a $100 billion highway bill is one of the dumbest government moves yet. Here’s why…
“One of the most intricate and sophisticated trading rings that we have ever seen.”
“If you find yourself complicit in misleading a customer, you should make amends.”
America would be a better place if citizens demanded that Congress kill the 1913 law that created the Federal Reserve System. Here’s a glimpse into would America look like if the Fed vanished.
The unemployment rate is the tool of choice for politicians on both sides of the aisle to manipulate the real unemployment situation in the United States.
“As a sniper, I was trained to go into a dangerous area, collect reconnaissance, and get out without ever being seen.”
The Republican-led council rejected approximately $650,000 in funding.
“There have been instances in states around the country in which police officers have mistaken toy guns for actual guns.”
“We’ve always supported the police in our community.”
“What’s their incentive to hustle if you pay them so much?”
Environmental regulators are proposing new red tape that’ll one-two punch your pocketbook and your belly.
President Obama’s move to raise the standard for overtime pay to anyone making $50,400 or less per year will hand 5 million workers a bigger paycheck. But there’s a big problem with this plan…
The Fed’s experimental policy of quantitative easing is one of the greatest financial disruptors of modern time and has only worsened the gap between the rich and the poor.
Hillary Clinton’s proposed increase to the capital gains tax rate on short-term investments is a colossal mistake. Here’s why…
The Dodd-Frank law mandated the implementation of a massive body of new regulations that requires an army of compliance officers. Now a few giant surviving banks become vulnerable targets to be confiscated or controlled by intrusive governments.
”The next president faces the task of reining in the growth of federal entitlement spending.”
“Oh my God.”
“We find these advertisements to be neither responsible or respectful.”
Americans’ living standards are being undercut by policies that impede productivity and reward idleness.
As many as half a million vehicles are being affected.
“He believes he can sway my opinion on the Koran and on Islam in general.”
“We see potential.”
Bill DeBlasio and his fellow progressives in New York City ignore economic reality, technological innovation and the desire of consumers.
“This is the kind of corrupt shortsighted politics that is destroying innovation.”
“Perhaps this is due to their continued experience of economic hardship during Obama’s first term?”
“The Hollister story is one of ‘passion, youth and love of the sea,’ evoking ‘the harmony of romance, beauty, adventure.’”
“I will not arm and train those who wish to do harm to my fellow patriots.”
“I deserve respect…”
“It’s not my table. It’s their table.”
“I think it sets a dangerous precedent.”
“Nothing you could have done could have stopped this.”
“We thought it would be funny because it seems kind of ridiculous to get out and chase a moving vehicle.”
“Lots of people likening it to a garage sale.”
“An act of kindness goes a long way.”
“We recommend not participating.”
“I’m not just fighting for the freedom of Aaron and Melissa Klein … I’m [fighting for] every American.”
“There are a lot of things that offend me in America, and I just have to deal with them.”
“It’s not a crime but I would call it hate.”
“They were shocked. They got caught.”
“The associates who were determined to be involved no longer work for Panera.”
“The issue we are experiencing is an internal technical issue…”
“The world needs less milk.”
“I would hope they would take it off the shelves, immediately.”
“…have mutually agreed to suspend their relationship due to the current investigation.”
Can you guess how much it’s going for?
“Give me a break.”
We waste too much air shouting into angry bullhorns of dissatisfaction. Sometimes customer service isn’t so awful. Sometimes it’s good, other times it’s great, and on occasion, it’s downright extraordinary.
Is it “an attempt to create the illusion of lower prices?”
“What happened was, they took it out of context.”
“They gladly stand for what they believe in; why can’t I?”
“A police officer’s job is hard enough.”
“Five to 10 years from now, what will McDonald’s be?”
“Google is reducing social welfare.”
As it turns out, Obamacare has not been “affordable” for women who own tanning salons — or their customers.
“Alright, Walmart, you’ve got some explaining to do.”
“There is a good chance that you’ll run into one of these.”
“The report raises concerns regarding Kerry involvement in the local gas market.”
“We lost a loved and respected member of our team.”
“We think the people who are creating this ‘cultural cleansing’ are the real bigots in this story.”
“We hope that this decision will show our support for those affected by the recent events in Charleston.”
“A caliphate based on the doctrine of the prophet.”
“We believe it has become a contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism.”
“We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer.”
“…they’re going to crush you.”
“Will allow for the ‘accelerated sale’ of the company’s business operations in the U.S. and Canada.”
“An email just didn’t suffice.”
“Man, just keep your stuff. I’m so sorry for this.”
“Little by little, the United States is losing control of who can come into the country and who we can throw out.”
“Do not even tell me what to do!”
People need to start building lifeboats. It’s time to declare the party is over.
“Pay your way through college.”
In one case, an employee used the self-driving car to run an errand and rear-ended another car that was stopped in traffic.
Eminent domain is happening all over the country, and many people and businesses have little power to stop it.
“The president following through on a promise.”