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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 7, 2013 11:03PM
Stock Scouter top pick of Safeway is laughable.....go to analysts 16 reviews, 8 have it as a hold, 1 moderate sell, and 3 rate it a sell.......this is clownish.
Feb 7, 2013 10:50PM

Sears will become another G.M where top management takes it to bankruptcy and walks away with 10s of millions.... just disgraceful.....

Feb 7, 2013 7:27PM
the doors @ walmart are wider, so all the white trash and ACORNS abandoned kmart
Feb 7, 2013 6:55PM
How are Craftsmen tools tarnished? This guy has probably never turned a wrench in his life ! I am  a licensed A/C Mechanic and always turn to Craftsmen for price and quality. SnapOn and Mac brands are too expensive. No to mention Craftsmen has put a lot of quality and innovative tools on the market in the last twenty years.
Feb 7, 2013 5:40PM
More big companies have learned that it is more profitable to downsize and break into smaller companies and saves millions. You can only cut the big hog in the A----- so long and it will turn around and bite you.
Feb 7, 2013 5:10PM

The world economy is changing and some of the biggest players are Russian Oligarchs!  To read more about this and the infighting that is going on over big money and the Olympics in 2014, please read my novel, available on and Amazon:



Feb 7, 2013 4:46PM
Our local  K-Marts are good stores filled with good stuff and a stable staff of competent, pleasant workers. The local Wal-Marts are magnets for every thief and loser in the area. I go into the Target to take a dump, they have nice restrooms and leave. I don't need a hipster waste paper basket. I guess it's all relative. 
Feb 7, 2013 3:34PM
well the mexicans are taking over california,  and china owns american because of all the money we owe them, and the pooor man/women who works in america supports the system.
Feb 7, 2013 2:17PM

Will Noblaba bail out these "failing" companies, like he did with UNIONIZED ones like GM and Chrysler???


We shall see...


Just saying...




A dis-satisfied customer and voter...


Feb 7, 2013 2:12PM
worked for radio shack in my early 20's....worst people EVER....rude,threatening,always negative...for what?...minimum wage ...when they switched their product line to cell phones i laughed knowing they'd soon be gone....i remember a day the "manager" fired all 6 of us ...the next day the district creep fired the manager...the 6 were all very good people and i'm happy to say 4 of us own our companies which will outlast swine shack
Feb 7, 2013 1:35PM
Hp all there computers they sell are junk they freeze up alot all the time
Feb 7, 2013 1:29PM
not for 5 sec's do i buy google going away''.the more things change. the more they stay the same''.and that's the reason why. Unless some one builds a better mouse trap to borrow your analogy,search will always be needed. it may be the reason.that tablets or laptops will be around. unless the entire world some how receive their PhD's.
Feb 7, 2013 1:19PM
Good they should not judge the 2nd amendment as not needed and refuse to do business with gun shops. 
Feb 7, 2013 1:13PM
While I agree that some of these companies may not be around in the near future, most have the same problem that he failed to point out.  All of these companies cut costs by firing their employees, closing stores, and selling off assets to pay the bills.  What do you do when all of these are gone ?  If you want to stay in business you need to make the customer happy..........bottom line; and you are not going to do that with unhappy, untrained staff that are wondering if they are even going to have a job tomorrow.  I once read a business article concerning Costco.  The "experts" rated it a "B+"; saying that they would have given it an "A", but the owner pays his employees too much money.  His response was "they are the ones that got me here, why should I not reward them ?"  This is a problem MANY American-run businesses have.  When the "bean counters" are running the company and they try to save a penny here, and a penny there, (and it usually comes at the expense of the employee), customer service goes down and your days are numbered.  While greed may be good, it is also very short-sighted.  
Feb 7, 2013 12:49PM

This guy obviously has no idea what he is talking about.   HP and Google offer far more than what was mentioned in this article.   I see HP stealing more and more of Cisco's market share on the high end network equipment.   Does this guy honestly believe that those tablets and phones are going to run magically without any network infrastructure?

Feb 7, 2013 11:53AM
This are my predictions!   Number one!  Because they keep Abusing there workers!  JC penney! not good!  Number two, Bank of America because they continue to rip people off there investments.  Number 3 Kmart because they are obviously in the most bottom of the line for good consumer attraction.    
Feb 7, 2013 11:36AM

I'm surprised JC Penney didn't make this list.

Feb 7, 2013 11:19AM

I’m not even sure most of these companies reside in the USA anymore. Exception   Sears, Penney’s, radio shack if they’re not making it I’m sure their selling it! Maybe if they down size and start selling made in USA. Only Sold Here

 Maybe the big bosses who are usually the children of the original owners made enough money don’t want anything to do with hassle of the Obama business world! I feel for the workers who will lose their 401s and retirement savings as the companies liquidate their assets when the time comes

Feb 7, 2013 10:56AM
In regards to Gamestops demise, not only are video games moving to a digital distribution model over physical medium, but the next generation of consoles from Microsoft and Sony are rumored to have measures in place that will block the use of second hand (used or borrowed) video games.  A big chunk of Gamestop's business is in used games.
Feb 7, 2013 10:52AM
Several I never heard of anyway.  One country that may not live to 2020: The United States!  Unless, we get a responsible Congress, we may be gone as a country.  We need to take away Congress' ability to set their own salary and benefits.  New Congresspersons should be paid at the rate of the average annual individual income for their district for the first year.  Then, an opinion poll should be taken for each ot them.  The subequent year's salary should be their percentage multiplied by their current salary.  For example:  If they made 40,000 the first year and their percentage is 90%, the second year they should get (.90)X(40,000)=36,000.  Those who are there to truly "serve" would be there.  Those there for the salary and benefits would be gone.  Good riddance!!!
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