Monthly Archives: December 2008

Way To Shop

In this retailer’s nightmare of a sales season, just getting the consumer in the front door of a store is considered a success.

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Still Somehow Bucking the Trend

Retailer American Apparel saw their same-store sales rise in November by 6%. The news made the company’s share price increase by 21 cents, or 6.4 percent, to $3.49 in afternoon trading on the Thursday this news was announced.

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Keybanc gives the OK

Ah, there’s nothing quite like the approval of a stock analyst.  It can really send a thrill up your leg.  Especially when it translates into an immediate boost to share price, as was the case with Keybanc’s upgrade for Northwestern … Continue reading

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Northwestern makes nice

How’s this for a little “CSR” action–Northwestern Corporation just settled a tax dispute with Montana’s Department of revenue, and now they’re sharing the tax refund with their customers!

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Beer not recession-proof

Beer may be a resilient product, but it is not safe from the bleak economic scenery we’re experiencing these days. In Russia, one of its biggest markets, Anheuser-Busch InBev, the recently formed beer company in a $52 billion takeover, will … Continue reading

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Budweiser vs. Brahma

460 million hectoliters (1 hectoliter = 26.4 gallons) That is the production volume for the newly formed ABInbev – the largest brewer in the world, born from the merge of Inbev and Anheuser-Busch. But when it comes to beer, it’s … Continue reading

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Friend Request to Mark Zuckerberg: Post CEO Don Graham

  Washington Post CEO Don Graham made news late last week by agreeing to join Facebook’s board of directors, a symbolic gesture in some sense of a convergence between old and new media.  However, The Post is not necessarily Old … Continue reading

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Follow the leader…

It’s a rule of following the leader, even if the leader is lost. Starbucks competitors are following in its foot steps. After expanding rapidly and opening offices far and near, Starbucks is in the process of closing stores. The CEO, … Continue reading

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"A coal-fired powerplant of one's own"

For much of 2008, Northwestern Corporation was embroiled in a heated, fiery debate over the future of a coal-fired power plant, Colstrip 4.    But after a lot of hot air, Montana’s Public Service Commission approved the sale of a plant, … Continue reading

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Time Warner's Best Hope

Sure, the The Dark Knight is a near definite Oscar winner. But it also may be a key to boosting Time Warner’s earnings and future stock performance.

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