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LWW
08-19-2011, 09:15 AM
RISING PRICES ... AT CARTERESQUE LEVELS! (http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_BACK_TO_SCHOOL_PRICES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-08-19-10-27-42)

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Retailers are raising prices on merchandise an average of 10 percent across-the-board this fall in an effort to offset their rising costs for materials and labor. But merchants are worried that cash-strapped customers who are weighed down by economic woes will balk at price hikes. So, retailers are trying to raise prices without tipping off unsuspecting customers.

"Let the consumer trickery begin," said Brian Sozzi, Wall Street Strategies retail analyst

Retailers have long tried to mask price hikes - for instance, jacking them up more than needed so that they can offer a "sale" on the higher price. But the new strategies come as merchants' production and labor costs are expected to rise 10 percent to 20 percent in the second half of the year after having remained low during most of the past two decades. </div></div>

LWW
08-19-2011, 09:16 AM
MARKETS CRASHING! (http://apnews.myway.com/article/20110819/D9P74S500.html)

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">MILAN (AP) - Global stocks slid again Friday as fears of a possible U.S. recession </div></div>

LWW
08-19-2011, 09:18 AM
MASSIVE LAYOFFS CONTINUE! (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Reports-Bank-of-America-to-ax-apf-1876188922.html?x=0&sec=topStories&pos=1&asset=&ccode=)

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Bank of America Corp., the nation's largest bank, plans to cut 3,500 jobs by the end of September.

The cuts amount to a little more than 1 percent of the bank's workforce of roughly 288,000. But they follow a string of other layoffs, including 2,500 already announced this year. </div></div>

LWW
08-19-2011, 09:19 AM
PERSISTENTLY HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT! (http://abcnews.go.com/Business/thousands-show-job-fair-jobless-rate-rises/story?id=14336519)

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Thousands of unemployed waited overnight, camping out in their business suits and office heels and braving the tormenting heat in Atlanta to stand in line for a job fair Thursday. Authorities treated 20 people for heat exhaustion as they struggled to keep the line moving and get people moved inside.

The incredible turnout at the job fair comes on the heels of the state labor commissioner's announcement that Georgia's jobless rate rose. </div></div>

LWW
08-19-2011, 09:33 AM
COMRADE BIDENOV FINDS HUMOR IS MASSIVE US FOREIGN DEBT! (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/19/us-china-biden-humour-idUSTRE77I34V20110819)

cushioncrawler
08-19-2011, 05:24 PM
Theze "authorities" that treated 20 pipple -- obviously didnt work for the government -- must hav been some other sort of authority in theusofa -- the real authority, not the gov.
mac.