Culture and Current Events Archive

Jon David’s American Heart

May 19, 2010  ·  Category: Culture and Current Events
 
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Avatar Drives IMAX Stock

January 11, 2010  ·  Category: Culture and Current Events, Stocks
Last Monday, IMAX (IMAX) announced their first $100 million box office quarter for the 4th quarter, driven by $54 million from Avatar.  In the past week, IMAX outfitted theaters did about 25% of Avatar's domestic ...
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Peter Goodman Revisits Cape Coral, FL

We're not in a recession.  We're in a depression. - Bobby Mahan, a local real estate broker Two years ago, Peter Goodman wrote an award winning piece on the real estate bust in Cape Coral, FL: "This ...
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Interpreting Bernanke As Time’s Man Of The Year

December 31, 2009  ·  Category: Culture and Current Events, Sentiment Analysis
Cover stories about the stock market tend to occur at points near maximum momentum on the upside or the downside. - Steve Sjuggerud, "Wringing Profits From Magazines", Investment U, July 8, 2003 What does Time Magazine putting ...
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The Incredible Life And Character Of Dave Bing

December 20, 2009  ·  Category: Culture and Current Events, Government, Politics, Sports
I finished basketball in 1978, then went into my own business in 1980 and did it for 29 years... Now I get to the end of that career and probably should have retired.  But there ...
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Brooks: The Erosion Of American Financial Values

Human nature, in no form of it, could ever bear prosperity. - John Adams Letter to Thomas Jefferson, quoted in David Brooks "The Next Culture War" Over the past few years, however, there clearly has been an ...
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Advice For College Freshman

September 6, 2009  ·  Category: Culture and Current Events, Kids and Money
The New York Times has an interesting section on advice for incoming college freshman from some prominent people in today's paper.  Here are excerpts of some advice I liked: It’s easy to think that college classes ...
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Pfizer Fined $2.3 Billion For Improper Marketing

The Pfizer unit Pharmacia & Upjohn pleaded guilty to a single felony charge that accused the company of marketing its anti-inflammatory drug Bextra for broader uses and higher dosages than those approved by the Food ...
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SI: How Oversupply Killed The Baseball Card Industry

My sales from '88 to '92 were $10,000 to $13,000 a month, and the cost of goods was only $1,000 to $2,000 a month.  Then they started putting out so much product, raising the price ...
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Population Decline in Florida For First Time Since WWII

It's dramatic.  You have a state that was booming and has been a leader in population growth for the last 100 years that suddenly has seen a substantial shift. - Stanley Smith, Economics Professor, University of ...
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