According To A New Poll, 12% of Americans Say That Are Skipping Holiday Gifts In 2017

| November 13, 2017

According to a new report, one-in-eight (12%) Americans say they don’t plan to buy any gifts at all this year. CreditCards.com surveyed over 1,000 adults and found that despite the uptick in the economy under President Trump, many Americans are planning to be frugal this year, with only 27% of them planning to shell out […]

Wal-Mart, Just The Facts Please…

| July 12, 2012

Can small town America survive a local Wal-Mart……Our opinion is that anytime one company controls so many things, it’s not good for anyone!  A study of small and rural towns in Iowa showed lost sales for local businesses ranging from -17.2% in small towns to -61.4% in rural areas, amounting to a total dollar loss […]

Shipping Volumes Are Plunging…Other Then 2009 This Is Unprecedented

| October 12, 2011

Remember one thing…when people are broke, they have nothing to lose.  The “system” as we have known it, is going down.  There is a reason for the protests going on around the world.  Politicians and corporate America, need to get real. We are in the early stages of a huge class war – the rich vs. […]

Consumer Loans Rebound, But….

| July 5, 2011

Worry warts……from our shoes,  we have never seen more shoppers out and about then on this Fourth of July weekend…..never.  Spend now….worry later is the name of the game!  Plain and simple. But in a Bloomberg Television interview with Carol Massar,  Stephen Roach of  Morgan Stanley said  “What I worry about now is we are creating a whole new generation […]

The Worlds Best Selling Wine…..Can Anybody Guess It’s Name And Exclusive Retailer

| July 3, 2011

Should be a surprise, bet nobody guessed it. Charles Shaw is the name of the best selling wine in the world and it’s priced at $1.99 per bottle.  It’s called Two Buck Chuck (Cabernet Sauvignon, White Zinfandel, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc), and is sold exclusively by Trader Joe’s stores in the U.S., but recently also in Australia.  […]

The American “Zombie Consumer” Generation

| May 9, 2011

The U.S. is in the midst of a “zombie consumer” generation that will dent GDP growth for years to come, according to Citi and Yale’s Stephen Roach (via The Globe and Mail).   And who is responsible for leading the sheep down this road, yep……good old uncle sam! Speaking in Toronto, Roach said that the […]

47 House Democrats Want To Extend Investment Tax Cuts

| September 28, 2010

September 28,2010 Stephen Ohlemacher Associated Press      WASHINGTON – A group of 47 House Democrats are telling party leaders they want to continue Bush-era tax cuts on investment income, breaking ranks with President Barack Obama and exposing divisions among Democrats over their party’s pre-election message about taxes. The lawmakers, led by Rep. John Adler, D-N.J., have […]

How Tough Is It Out There…..Just Ask Walmart

| September 22, 2010

Talk about tough times out there, this shopping habit says it all. Bloomberg:  Wal-Mart CEO “I don’t need to tell you that our cus­tomer remains challenged…You need not go farther than one of our stores on midnight at the end of the month. And it’s real interesting to watch, about 11 p.m. customers start to come […]

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