You wouldn't know from the gush praise that Chiquita has only turned things around for 1 quarter, losing money until this year when it's just barely turning a profit and it's revenues are falling. The growth rate on earning is projected by experts to be 10% per year for the next five years. Standard and Poors won't even give it a rating and says its investibility is: "lower than 87% of all companies for which an S&P Report is available."
I have travelled extensively in Central America, and I am aware of the history of Chiquita, AKA United Fruit Co. Their staged and financed "revolutions" there, and their treatment of workers, are what turned consumers against them. Dole has a much better reputation there.
If you can, visit the beautiful museum district in downtown San Jose, Costa Rica, to get the real history, which is not in high school history texts in the U.S. The term "banana republic" will take on new meaning for you. Also, spend a few days in Nicaragua and Guatemala, to see the lingering aftereffects.
At the pier at the port city of Puntarenas in Costa Rica, is a bronze plaque honoring North Korea, for it's assistance in gaining true independence from United Fruit. Think about that.
Conspicuous by its absence was any mention of Wendy's. In the highly-competitive fast food world, this is one turnaround story that can be believed.
In the past year alone, Wendy's shares are up more than 93%. And, of the national burger chains, Wendy's carries the lowest level of debt. Neither Burger King, Jack In The Box nor McDonalds can lay claim to that.
My main concern now, is whether Wendy's still has any upside left to reward investors.
22nd Centruy is about to take the tobacco world by storm. With 106 patents, and the FDA new requirements looming, the sky is the limit for this stock. Currently trading at 1.15, go get some as fast as you can and watch it hit 6.00 by year's end.
xxii, get it now.
They literally rose from the dead and now are posting a profit once again, thanks to exclusive content, and being in most rental cars.
When do the gas chambers open?
It's either all Americans as one country OR all the MBA, Law, Accounting, IT, Finance and all Political Science degrees and the Board Directors colluding with them heading into the chambers as soon as possible.
There is no such thing as a paper and button pusher recovery but there truly IS a job blockade. It's either families thriving to restore economy or World War III. Which do you prefer?
Are you clueless? Any IDIOT can pull up job postings and see that no one outside of a small select group can win a job that actually keeps them solvent. Creation? Name ONE that paid more than $80,000 year to a person who wasn't in it already. ONE.
Do you get it? You have given the GOP- TRILLIONS my kids will owe but not even the decency to give my kids the chance to repay it with an honest living.
We are looking at World War III as soon as Monday unless the financial tyranny is ended. this isn't a gamble you want to bet against.
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The solid report comes a month after the retailer closed all of its Canadian operations.
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