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Retail: Luxury Brands Vs. Discount Brands

While consumers of “average” means began cutting back over four years ago, most of the wealthiest consumers have continued to spend. This split in spending patterns created a bifurcated retail


When it Comes to Commodity Prices… Don’t Confuse Weather and Climate

There’s a raging argument about global warming. I’m not getting involved. Not because I don’t have an opinion, but because I am not informed enough to be very confident in


A Sign of the Times

Will 2009 go down in history as the year we started fixing our own cars? A look at AutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO), the do-it-yourself auto parts store, is an interesting


The Movie "Contagion" Should Really be About Greece…

There’s a new movie coming out called “Contagion.” It’s about a disease that travels really fast on the back of our globalized world. As it spreads across the Earth,