10 companies betting big on America

Complaints about an uncertain regulatory environment and the weak economy aside, capital spending by some of the biggest US corporations is robust.

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Aug 21, 2012 2:54AM
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I think this news story is full of it, most of these businesses are only out for their own intentions, if by some way they benefit our country at all, it was by accident, or only to make themselves more profitable

most united states corporations/businesses don't give a damn about patriotism, they would rather see the united states fall apart, and become separate nations, before they let their private interests/profits fall at all

United states is full of overly greedy capitalist pigs, I'm an American and there is  nothing wrong with capitalism, but the level these business's abuse the economy at is self destructive to the nation, they are only looking out for themselves, they don't care about their working class employees, or their nation, they only care about their yearly bonus being bigger and bigger each year

Aug 21, 2012 4:04AM
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I work for a retain pharmacy chain.  Our sales are up 4% and I only got a 2.5% raise.  I run around helping customers and answering phones looking harried and wild.  For past 4 days I worked straight without a meal, drink, or using the restroom.  I shouldn't complain b/c I have a job, but corporate America pushes you around like a SLAVE.  Sales are booming despite all that poor economy under Obama hogwash.  I know.  I am suffering.  I used to work every day last winter until 11 pm or later for free even though the pharmacy closed at 10 Pm.  I know it is going to be rough and horrible for me soon as Labor Day is over  and I am dreading it.   GOD be with me and keep me sane, please while the CEO and his cronies make millions.
Aug 21, 2012 5:29AM
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I like to buy products made in the USA, however, just the other day I paid $10 more for a cakepan made in the USA than the other's that weren't. Can we all say "ouch"!
Aug 21, 2012 9:58AM
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Other than Intel where is the manufacturing? The oil and gas are only here because they get great big payouts from the government and to protect their turf.  WalMarts are like cockroaches they will still be here under paying and under benefiting their employees after the mushroom cloud settles.
Aug 20, 2012 9:06PM
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"Multiple layers of regulation, even if well-intentioned, have the impact of discouraging capital investment and innovation. "

This line from the report sums up the Democrats impact on our recovery. Alan Greenspan mentioned two months ago that American business was in the middle of a capital strike due to excessive regulation from both Congress and the White House. There is much pent up production in this country, but we need leaders who understand that their best option is to get out of the way. 
Aug 20, 2012 10:06PM
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BUY AMERICAN and stop the Comi Red Chinese ripping us off, we must put the USA first. We are at economic war with Red China, they lie, cheat and steal from the USA...FAIR trade not free trade,,,,Cut the corporate tax and jobs will return to the USA...daa      ROMNEY will fix are economy,,,,,,,,BUY AMERICAN for are childrens sake.
Aug 21, 2012 8:03AM
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I think MSN is betting big that all these dumba$$ Ads THEY are posting here will payoff for them. It's obvious to me that after several months of reporting these stupid friggin SPAM ads, MSN could not only care less about blocking them, but most likely it's MSN that is posting them or being paid to allow them. Maybe it's time for everyone to stop posting any comments on MSN period. Let the "Date" ads be here by themselves.
Aug 21, 2012 1:01PM
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WOW... another one of those terrible multi-page snow jobs that give advertisers extra clicks! Let's see... big coal-burning electric, big oil, big cellular, big chip maker and big communications. None of these companies offer expanding sustaining or stable employment. All of them rely on what the last century's economy provided. But doesn't the article specifically say each is betting heavy on... the future? Wake up idiots... you've stolen so much from the consumer, debased currency, wiped out asset values (much less appreciation) and straddled college grads with nosebleed tuition rates, insufficient job markets and gross negligence relative to former and existing personnel. Were you thinking people will forget all of that, buy a gas-guzzler, get snookered on ever-changing technology that destroys eyesight and costs a fortune in electricity to maintain? Don't count on it.

In 1982-83... dumb executives bought into the same Kool Aid Business Plan... "raise a tube of false flashy advertising in the air and catch ignorant and unassuming customers, charge them for all sorts of excesses, pocket plenty of unearned cash." By the end of 1983... 99% of these pariah were out of business, acquired, merged and/or liquidated as a last resort. We won't know most of these names by the end of 2013.

Business Plans for an Uncertain Future: Amara & Lipinski. 1983. They were in it when they wrote it. 

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Most people do not know what is or isn't made in America. Here is an interesting article on the subject.

 

Each year, Cars.com releases its "American-Made Index," a rundown of vehicles made with U.S. labor and at least 75% domestic parts. Its ranking, released this past summer, included: Toyota(TM_) Camry (80% domestic parts, assembled in Kentucky and Indiana); Honda(HMC_) Accord (80% parts, assembled in Ohio and Alabama); Chevrolet(GM_) Malibu (75% parts, assembled in Kansas); Ford(F_) Explorer (85% parts, assembled in Chicago); Honda Odyssey (75% parts, assembled in Alabama); Toyota Sienna (75% parts, assembled in Indiana); Jeep Wrangler (78% for two-door, 79% for four-door, assembled in Ohio); Chevrolet Traverse (75% parts, assembled in Michigan); Toyota Tundra (80% parts, assembled in Texas); and the GMC Acadia (assembled in Lansing, Mich. using 75% domestic parts).

It is interesting that the number one selling vehicle, Toyota Camry, is listed but the number 2 vehicle, the Ford F150 is not made in America. If one wants an American made pickup they need to buy Toyota. A lot of so called American made vehicles are missing from the list.

Aug 21, 2012 1:41PM
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wouldn't trust intel. they laid off alot of workers here so they could open manufacturing in china and viet nam. i'd kick their butts out and tell them to set up in one of their commie nations they favor over our country.
Aug 26, 2012 7:48PM
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Its funny to see people on this board that thinks government i.e. President Obama creates jobs ? LOL The private sector does not Obama ! With all the tax cuts the private sector and wall street has had the unemployment rate should be 2% LOL I mean a full DECADE of tax cuts to the rich and gee ? How many jobs has Romney made >?? ZERO his great work at Bain Capital killed Americans jobs and the Mitt Witt was paid 20.000 dollars for every unemployed american he made ! What a country!
Aug 25, 2012 4:13PM
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Corporate income tax is essentially a sales tax in disguise.  So why not replace it with a national value added tax or sales tax?  This would help level the playing field by capturing more taxes from imported goods and services.  It would also reduce the cost of doing business in the US.

 

At the same time, we need to reform the individual income tax code. Give everyone a large personal exemption, eliminate all deductions and credits, treat all income the same, whether it's earned income, capital gains, or dividends, and reduce the number of rates to two or three. Everyone would pay a lower rate, but it would still be progressive, and there would be no social engineering built into the tax code.

 

Finally, Congress should be required to balance the budget every year going forward, which would force them to deal with deficits immediately instead of leaving it to the next generation, like they've been doing for decades.

Aug 21, 2012 6:59PM
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Intel is the only company on the list that doesn't have America as a captive customer.  Southern is an energy company along with the four oil companies makes five.  Three communications companies that have huge US customer bases that can't get their services from a foreign supplier makes eight plus Intel makes nine.  Wal-mart already gets nearly everything from China.  Until we have president that big business can trust, won't ever be Obama who is a liar and crook, there will be no mainstream investment in the US.  Sorry all you liberals, but those are just the facts of life.
Aug 21, 2012 10:01AM
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It's just my opinion, but i'm guessing that every time anyone clicks on a thumbs up or down, either one, or clicks on the SPAM button, it sends data that the post has been "read" and someone gets a friggin nickel in their pocket. Myself, I'M NOT CLICKING ON ANYTHING ON THESE STUPID ADS EVER AGAIN, PERIOD. It doesn't do any good anyway, so why bother. I'm betting clicking on anything is a response, and someone's getting that Nicklel for every response. But that's just me.
Aug 21, 2012 1:24PM
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Status quo with polution and every expanding wealth on one side of the isle.  Sad state of affairs in American and the world.
Aug 27, 2012 1:33AM
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All this list is show me is how their betting on  use to continue to be #1 consumers but  jobs moves overseas. And we're way be hide in income equality and still the highest consuming country.
Aug 26, 2012 3:36PM
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Walmart is a very profitable well managed company, but every time they open a new store they kill off several local retailers. Between killing local businesses and buying most of their stuff from China, the net effect Walmart has on good American jobs is probably negative.
Aug 26, 2012 3:31PM
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Am I the only one the sees the Irony in this. General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt and Obama’s Mans to the head of Obama's highly touted Jobs Council did not make the list?  Oh wait he must be to busy is moving more of GE infrastructure to China.

Aug 21, 2012 5:02PM
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Four of the 10 are oil companies.  So, the Obama administration's plans to beat down the oil companies really make a lot of sense, don't they.  Let's punish the companies (and 1%ers) who are investing in America.  That should be good for the economy!
Aug 21, 2012 10:34AM
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There is no reason to vote for these lyin jerks now.

Lyin Willardo, the Mexican Mormon Moron tax evader, bankrupter, draft dodger, job outsourcer and Etch A Sketch Champion may have vision of going back home to Mexico.

All braindead pathetic right wing radical cracked teanuts should listen to your leaders.

Rick the Dick Santarium has brainwashed his followers, the evangelicals and the gay rapist, pedophile catholic priests that lyin' Willardo is a member of an evil cult and is the anti-christ. He also told them that lyin Willardo is the worst person in history to ever run for the presidency, can't be trusted and will destroy our country. Groper Nutquist, the boss of the right wing cracked teanuts and Nut Gingerhead, the criminal lobbyist, totally agreed with the last three assessments.

So most of the evangelical sheep will probably stay home on election day or some may even vote for Obama. They are totally scared to death of lyin Willardo, the Mexican Mormon Moron tax evader, bankrupter, job outsourcer, draft dodger and Etch A Sketch champion.

If this repuke draft dodger ever became president, and war broke out in the middle east, he will be putting his dog on the top of his car and fleeing to his birthplace in Tijuana and hide in one of his 4 grandmammy's (pappy's side only) outhouses.

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