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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 10:32AM
Good Riddance. The only possible loss is the selection of the many small parts for electronics, but these are probably available online in even greater variety.
My mother worked for S. S. Kresges back in the 50s.   She worked in the jewery and perfume departments.   She had to wear a nice dress and be presentable at all times.   It was a very good place to work.    We purchased almost all of our goods in the 70s from Sears.   Now with Lampert, he is just inriching himself without caring for the companies he holds.   K-mart was closed in our town due to no one working there and those that did wouldn't even smile.  Apparently they had nothing to smile about.   Good bye Sears and K-mart.   You will be remembered for what you were, not for what you became.
Feb 7, 2013 10:28AM

it seems the only way now a day the Only way to get full American made anymore is to go to craft sales

Feb 7, 2013 10:06AM
all of them should go and crafsman is nothing but china junk any more radio shack is a cell phone store and nothing else j c penny is a mexican clothing store k mart is a joke best buy is i dont know what but nothing like it used to be. and dont give me that buy amercian crap cause we dont make any thing if wal mart had only american made stuff the store wouldnt have to be any bigger than a 7 to 11 store and besides american made union crap is no better than china crap
Feb 7, 2013 9:59AM
Sears and Radio Shack for certain--the others most likely as well.....No one buys many Widgets any longer and these companies basically sell Widgets !!  And agree-maybe someone will pick up Craftsman---however---Home Depot and Lowes kick their Butt in the tool arena in every category-especially price based upon my experience......Oh Well------That's progress!
Feb 7, 2013 7:34AM

Sears, Penneys, Wal-Mart, Costco and most other brick and mortar stores with mammoth locations will be gone. Yea... Wal-Mart and Costco. Who remembers Pace Warehouse Club? They bit the dust just after the 1983 publicly traded company fiasco.

What the article should have displayed is- companies with replacement opportunity potential. When a better tool maker slaps a warranty on a non-Chinese made tool, you won't remember Craftsman. We will soon find out the effects of Wal-Mart and Costco imports and won't want them any more. Think- local- it has to happen or America will be the one that disappears.

Feb 7, 2013 7:07AM

at the present embezzle rate of the wall street hords..nothing will survive..

the pyramid scheme consumes investors... once bitten, twice shy..

Feb 7, 2013 2:43AM
Gee, I remember about 20 years ago, APPLE was on the way out.
Feb 7, 2013 1:06AM
Feb 7, 2013 12:43AM

Radio Shack's employees are rude and don't like it if you bring your children to the store.  

I would never shop there again.

Feb 7, 2013 12:24AM
I can already tell this article is full of ****, from a bitter investor. Listen here you **** investment bankers, you need to take a long walk off a short pier. You are the reason for the recession and you are the reason that china is stealing technologies from other companies.

You have changed the corporate environment from selling goods and services to consumers with pride, to telling them to bend over and grab your ankles for the stockholders.

Feb 6, 2013 11:32PM
Seems like not very long ago MSN was predicting the demise of Best Buy. (see page 9) of 11 Isn't it at least a little bit embarrassing when you don't credit your reader's with at least some memory? (I guess we're supposed to just digest everything they print as the gospel truth.)
Feb 6, 2013 11:23PM
Unfortunately the traditional retail stores can never compete against Wal-mart.  The cheap merchandise sold by Wal-mart along with their starvation wages, will not allow the survival of their honest rivals.
Feb 6, 2013 10:52PM
This guy is a moron. HP, Google, and Game Stop? He clearly doesn't know the online community. We will always need PCs or does he expect kids to type reports on a tablet?  Not to mention that The PC gamer is still an addict and that will translate to their children. I can throw out names like WoW or TOR as proof. And game stop will never go out of business because Sony and Microsoft both learned from the PSP GO that discless is a mistake. And google will survive simply because no one, and i do mean no one, will let it die.
Feb 6, 2013 10:26PM
could careless about radio shack way overpriced ,and when they asked me for my social security number that was it
Feb 6, 2013 9:28PM
Given my recent experiences with Sears, I won't be sad to see them fail, though I do feel for the people who will lose their jobs as a result.  If Sears fails, it will also take out KMart, which unfortunately will cost more jobs.  But sometimes, different locations of a store have different results.  For example, the Radio Shack in my town is a big, beautiful store and is doing very well.  In fact, I know the owner, and he has recently expanded to two other towns in the area, and those stores also are doing very well.
Feb 6, 2013 8:44PM
But I SURE do hope their Craftsman hand tools survive.  They are great and their lifetime replacement policy for defects is honorable.
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