6 retailers stuck in a slump

Don't waste your money hoping for turnarounds at these struggling stores.

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May 29, 2014 7:27PM
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But the President says we are in a recovery.
May 29, 2014 11:49PM
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I went to the dollar store to get my heartburn medicine that I always buy for $3.35 for a 25 count. It was $5. HMMMMMMmmmmmmm I did the math in my head and I think that comes to a 67% increase in one month. Hmmmmmmmmm????? I think they call that BOHICA. Who do these people think they are Exxon?(Pssssst! It's called hyperinflation and you haven't seen nothn yet)!
May 30, 2014 10:12AM
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Just maybe the reason no one is buying anything is that we are just damn tried of supporting China's economy. I know that's the main reason I'm not buying much. A good example of what I'm doing. A couple of months ago my Mr. Coffee broke. I 'm not going to replace it because there isn't a coffee maker made here in the USA. This may sound silly to a lot of you, but it's my way of telling Wall Street to shove their MADE IN CHINA products where the sun don't shine. Bring it home Wall Street!.   


May 30, 2014 9:08AM
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You have to be at least 60 to remember the following. One gas station on a corner, then two then three and then four. One station with full service all free except repairs. Two stations with some free services except repairs, Three stations no services free at any station and only two repairing. Four stations with no free services even pay for air, sell a little food and drinks and no repairs. Within two years two are out of business, one is hanging on and one is selling food more profitably than gasoline with no services and we pump our own gasoline. Sound like retailing? As times change, only those with vision survive. The economy has no bearing on sales it is over saturation and being a me too operator. WT Grants, Montgomery Ward, Woolworths, Rexall Drug are names most of us remember. The smartest retailer is Macys. They closed most all stores they owned by different names selling the same merchandise.
May 30, 2014 10:01AM
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Baaaaaaa! Baaaaaaa! We the sheeple are being led to our own slaughter. Baaaaaaa! Baaaaaaa! Those of us that have YET to be bent over and screwed silly are screaming "screw those of you who have, that's your problem".......... We are all going to be slaughtered because we are so damned greedy that we refuse to unite and stand together. Baaaaaaa! Baaaaaaa!
May 30, 2014 12:28PM
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I know this is about retailers but as others have brought the economy into the discussion I could not let comments from subqualitycar go without response.
Car says unemployment is 7% which is the lowest in five years.  In a prior article MSN explained that the unemployment rate is calculated by subtracting the unemployed from employment eligible and then subtracting those who are not looking for work or collecting unemployment.  Here is an example.  You have 100 employable people and 50 are unemployed but looking for work while collecting unemployment for an unemployment rate of 50%.  The next month 25 of the 50 stop looking for work and switch from unemployment to welfare. Now you have 100 - 25 = 75 for an unemployment rate of 25%.  Low and behold unemployment is cut in half but 50 people are still living off the taxes of the 50 who are working.
Car says gas prices have dropped dramatically this year.  I can't speak for everyone but where I live they dropped all the way from $3.20 to $3.59.
Car says Obama saved the auto industry with a bailout and that is good.  But when Bush bailed out the banking industry that was bad. ????
Car says "The top 1% have made more money the last few years than they have ever made, and they are paying the lowest effective tax rates they have ever paid in the history of the nation!" So the rich are paying less in taxes while the middle class is paying more.
Car didn't mention the GDP but, the GDP is based on goods and services and beginning this year food was removed from the equation.  So now instead of the actual -10% we are told there is a +1% change. So they remove the LARGEST service from the mix and consider that a win.
Now lets talk national debt. From 1/1/00 - 12/31/08 the debt increase by $5.1T.  Of that $5.1T just over $9B was spent on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq leaving an increase of $4.2T in 8 years. From 1/1/09 - 12/31/12 the debt increased by $6.4T.  Of that $6.4T just over $7B was spent on the wars leaving an increase of $5.7 in 4 years. An increase of $4.2 in 8 years is worst than an increase of $5.7 in 4 years?
Do we really need to address the ACA and how the government is going to pay the subsidies for almost 90% of the 7-8 million who signed up?  Here's a hint, Obama and his minions won't be paying it.
May 30, 2014 11:43AM
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i,m sorry but have you seen the prices at "Petsmart" lately? $8-$9 for a pill snack? and I won't even start with price of toys,leashes and such! People love there animals well most decent people and Petsmart takes full advantage of that!   If they were easier on the wallet ,more animals would be saved and also taken care of as they should better!!!  I'm just saying! These are "pets " family members not "college grads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 30, 2014 1:30PM
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Retired Marine.....remember this? People here need to read this so they know who they are dealing with.

Every time you post you prove what a liar you are. I respect and honor real Marines. You are a fake and a braggart. Real Marines are confident enough in their manhood that they don't have to threaten others. Like I said...if you are a retired Marine you are surely one that skated by and just stayed in the military to avoid the real world.....now you brag to others about your half pay and healthcare....just shows that you are a slug and couldn't have done much. Believe me ...I know that there are some extraordinary people that make the military a career but there are also some real tools that just park themselves there because their particular situation in the military is cake. I know...I have two honorable discharges from two different branches and I've seen all kinds so you are not hard to figure out. Also I would NOT be afraid to run into you and someone having been a Marine does not fill me with fear at all. You are a dick regardless of what you have done....Don't say you did anything for me because if you were in the military for 25 years it was for yourself. Take that lad!

May 30, 2014 1:21PM
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How can any self respecting man call himself a democrat?
May 30, 2014 2:43PM
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Bush was much better than this fraud Obama. What a CRETIN he is!


yuk yuk

May 30, 2014 1:16PM
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Tolbert you sound like a person that is bitter because you couldn't get in the military and can't legally own firearms because of serious character flaws.
May 30, 2014 1:12PM
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You won't even defend your brothers Retired Marine....you are less than a man.
May 30, 2014 1:07PM
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Retired Marine(yea right)....What do you think of your buddy Wallace Tolbert disparaging the military...Marines in particular....? A fellow obama lover and friend of yours. Let's hear you defend the obama administrations handling of the VA .(without blaming Bush)
May 30, 2014 1:25PM
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Tobert


I mean that is the goal of the NRA so why are you complaining.  Guns are good and not restrictions.   That principle should be everywhere not just the USA, right?

Tell that to the CHICAGO  residents.    Gun Crime Capital of the U S A and RAHM's  BABY !
May 30, 2014 11:35AM
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Trying to keep things flat to hopefully up a bit, not easy, plenty of manipulators not very happy at all and to make things worse the village idiot is speaking, lying his butt off as usual....So sad, we've never had in our lifetime such an inept president that hated our Military so much....Oh well, we started drifting down as usual as soon as the marxist incompetent buffoon started...More later.
May 30, 2014 1:00PM
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I can see Russia from my front porch or Where is a Neiman Marcus when a gal needs one?  Best Republican candidate
Jun 6, 2014 6:52AM
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The average American is STUCK in a SLUMP,  with no end in sight.
May 30, 2014 12:29PM
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I had to split this into two posts.  Here is the rest.

And finally, consider this:
This tells the whole story, why Bush was so bad at the end of his term.
Don't just skim over this, it's not long, but read it slowly and let it sink in. If in doubt, check it out!
The day the democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009 , it was actually January 3rd 2007, the
day democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.
The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.
For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is "Bush ' s Fault", think about this:
January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress.
At the time:
The DOW Jones closed at $12,621.77
The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
George Bush ' s Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH!
Remember the day...
January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd
took over the Senate Banking Committee.
The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy?
BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!
Unemployment... to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans
on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!
Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie - starting in 2001 because it was financially risky
for the US economy.
And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA!
And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie?
OBAMA and the Democrat Congress
So when someone tries to blame Bush..
REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007.... THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!"
Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress
since January 2007 is the Democrat Party.
Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 20 09 as well as 2010 & 2011.
In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending,
when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.
For 20 09 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions
to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus
spending bill to complete the 20 09 budgets.
And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these
massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 20 09 .
If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets.
That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decli
May 30, 2014 1:11PM
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Tobert 

Like FAST AND FURIOUS ?    or Slow and Impotent 
May 30, 2014 1:02PM
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Get this in West Texas.  Build schools next to an ammonium nitrate storage facility.  Put ammonium nitrate in wood bins.  Don't have a sprinkler system, don't notify first responder.

 

Fire and 15 first responders head towards a small atomic bomb...boomm  dead

 

Texas gov...Obama we need about 100 million in disaster relief.

 

Result  No regulations changed in Texas...yaahhhhhoooo

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