8 stocks that won't live to 2020

Under pressure from competitors and struggling to keep up with changing consumer demands, these companies are facing an uncertain future.

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Feb 19, 2013 8:35PM
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Anyone else tired of MSN running the same stuff over and over?
Feb 19, 2013 10:37PM
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I like craftsman tools. I hope Sears hangs on.
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I happen to like HP computers and to hell with all these wireless hand held things that can't compete in my mind with a desk top.
Feb 20, 2013 7:56AM
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The idea that HP will die is ridiculous. 

Not that I am a particular fan of either Dell or HP (I build my own) but America (and most G20 nations) is a country of office workers all creating and transmitting data on desktop computers. 

Just because the average consumer likes to waste money on handheld gadgets (I've wasted my share too) doesn't mean that companies will stop buying desktops within 8 years. Simply idiotic statement with no real forethought. 

Business productivity would plummet if everyone were using tablets and for HP and Dell, the majority of their profits come from the corporate market, not the junk they sell to low-budget consumers. 
Feb 20, 2013 2:52AM
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Real productivity work is not done on handheld toys.
Feb 20, 2013 7:40AM
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They forgot to but facebook on here.
Feb 20, 2013 8:34AM
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Is this article an attempt to ruin these companies? How in the hell can a non corporate "expert" get away saying that these people wont be around in 2020. Sounds like the writer has their own agenda. HP in danger? They build a lot more than PCs, are and always have been innovators in the electronics field and certainly not just consumer orientated. Wish these type of articles would be written with as opinions of what companies need to do rather than a sensational title. Uncertain future, maybe so for some, but a title that is a flat statement of ".......wont live to 2020" is tabloid journalism, not good knowledgeable business reporting.
Feb 20, 2013 9:12AM
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I've been an Operations Manager for Sears not that long ago. If Eddie Lampert has his way, Sears will be in the grave very soon.  His plan is to strip out anybody getting paid more than minimum wage, make those left on salary work a bazillion hours on whacked shifts and still manage to know something about the product(s) they sell...when they aren't busy scraping stickers off shelves as busywork due to lack of customers.  No Ivory Tower goon from Chi-Town has ever stepped foot in a real Sears store to see how things work and hasn't a clue what people really want.  The directions from the top change as often as the weather and the product lines are crap mostly made overseas.
Feb 20, 2013 12:11AM
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I don't believe I'll be following any advice provided here for multiple reasons.

Feb 20, 2013 8:22AM
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Very reckless reporting.  HP has a great CEO and they will most likely survive and eventually do very well. 
Feb 20, 2013 9:01AM
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Gamestop? Well, not if people like me absolutely 100% refuse to buy downloaded music and games.  I want a tangible disk that I can re-gift or sell when I'm done with that.  You just can't do that with a download.
Feb 20, 2013 7:37AM
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 It could be worse. Sometimes the articles they run have dates from a year ago when the article was first put out. At least this is still relevant even though they print the same story every few months.
Feb 20, 2013 3:06AM
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Groupon lost me when I saw the deal of the day posted and after a google search I found the big deal of the day to be 12 dollars MORE then Best Buy had it for and it wasn't even on sale.
Feb 20, 2013 1:02PM
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the author of this article says everyone will be paying bills online in a few more years. Yeah right. I know a whole bunch of people over 60 that will not use computers for any reason. How will the author force march these people to use any technology? Granted, the amount of mail will drop, but it will not disappear as this author seems to think. The Post office still processes around 550 million pieces of mail a day.  This author seems to think everyone loves the digital age and embraces it. Sorry to burst your bubble mega-bit breath. 

Feb 20, 2013 11:30AM
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Hp will be around no doubt and radio shack helps with a lot of hardware for many things not just phones.
Feb 20, 2013 10:59AM
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Sear is still there in my book. I just bought an 18 inch portable dishwasher from them and plan to buy an A/C in the next month. Interestingly enough, I looked both items up on-line at both Sears and Wal Mart and decided on Sears because they would ship to my home and not just to a store. What Sears should do is go back to catalogue sales, but on-line. Sort of like Amazon...maybe they are working in that direction. I sure hope so.
Feb 20, 2013 1:20PM
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Sears will end up selling Craftman and Applainces / Lawn-mower and such .. as for clothes and all of that .. the local store almost never has anyone in that part
Feb 20, 2013 9:11AM
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This is the ONLY article that has said the Xbox 720 will be released in the summer.  I'm a gamer, and this guy claims to be one, but apparently he doesn't know his stuff.

 

PS4 is getting revealed today.  Revealed and released are two different words.  Look them up.

 

The Xbox 720 isn't going to be REVEALED until E3 (unless Microsoft changes that), which is close to summer.  Revealed and Released are two different things.  My bet is PS4 and/or Xbox 720 won't be RELEASED until holiday 2013 at the earliest.  I'm also betting PS4 slightly before Xbox 720 due to the fact that PS4 is being revealed today.  That indicates they are possibly further along.

 

This guy really needs to check his facts.

Feb 20, 2013 3:13AM
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Some of these companies are American icons. It's a brave new world...so be brave.
Feb 20, 2013 1:11PM
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what a BS article this is!  nowadays, you can predict anything last by 2020???  really?  Google might buy MSFT by that time.  who knows?  really?  we do not even know how internet evolves by then.  what a waste of space and money for this type of article.  maybe you should re-write this article and change it BY the end of this year or 2014.  then it is more realistic.
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