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Dee Finney's blog

start date July 20, 2011

today's date January 18, 2014

update  January 22, 2014

update January 24, 2014

update January 29, 2014 (day after the State of union address by Pres. Obama)

update February 4, 2014

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TOPIC:   1913 - 1929

1-18-14 - NAP DREAM -  I was looking at a series of spaces with year numbers in them.  Outstanding was the years 1913 and 1929  and then the letter S.

1-22-14 -  MEDITATION:  I was standing on a forest road, and someone yelled, "He's coming down the road".  I looked in the direction of the voice and saw a black bull racing towards me as fast he could go.


Definition of 'Bull Market'

A financial market of a group of securities in which prices are rising or are expected to rise. The term "bull market" is most often used to refer to the stock market, but can be applied to anything that is traded, such as bonds, currencies and commodities.

Bull markets are characterized by optimism, investor confidence and expectations that strong results will continue. It's difficult to predict consistently when the trends in the market will change. Part of the difficulty is that psychological effects and speculation may sometimes play a large role in the markets.

The use of "bull" and "bear" to describe markets comes from the way the animals attack their opponents. A bull thrusts its horns up into the air while a bear swipes its paws down. These actions are metaphors for the movement of a market. If the trend is up, it's a bull market. If the trend is down, it's a bear market.


On January 24th, suddenly CNN anounced that this is the 4th day of a downward trend in the market all over the world, and they are hoping it's a simple correction, and not the sign of a sudden Liquidating of stocks.



I was debarking a ship and everyone we in a really big hurry to get off the ship.

I interviewed some people who all looked very worried and harried.

A man sat at his desk bent over with his hands over his head - in dire stress.

I asked him, "If you were going to give advice to someone who was going to buy a new house right now, what would you tell them. "

He barely lifted his head to speak to me.  He said, "  Do not go out and buy a big new house anywhere.  If you are being forced to move for any reason, rent the smallest, cheapest house you can in a safe neighborhood."

I asked a woman about buying new furniture and she said, "Right now, if you have to purchase different furniture than what you already have, just get some cheap stick furniture you can throw away if you need to later, this is not th time to buy big fancy furniture."

I asked another woman about a new car purchase, and her advice was, "If you 'absolutely have to ' get a different car, go to a used car lot, and get the cheapest car you can get away with.  If you can get a few more miles off the car you are currently driving, stick with it as long as possible."

This is not the time to spend money.  Sock it away under your bed if you have to -  don't spend unless you absolutely have to.  Don't invest in anything, and don't keep your money in the bank either - in case the banks decide they have to close and you can't get access to your money at all.

Pay cash for whatever you can afford - no time payments on anything.


2014 stock market selloff intensifies

The Dow went down more than 300 points and put the blue-chip stock gauge on a collision course with a 10% correction

The financial turbulence that began in emerging markets and engulfed Wall Street intensified Monday, leaving U.S. stock investors bracing for the possibility of the first 10% market drop since 2011.

The New Year stock slide worsened with the Dow Jones industrial average plunging 326 points, or 2.1%, to 15,373. It was the Dow's worst point drop in more than seven months and extended its 2014 slide to 7.3%.

"There's this jittery feel about the market," says Thorne Perkin, president of Papamarkou Wellner Asset Management. "To say it is overdue for a (10% correction) may be the understatement of the year."

Monday's drop, following a weak January reading on U.S. manufacturing, came just as investors question whether the expected rebound in economic growth this year would materialize.

FEAR FACTOR: Settling in on Street?

The negative news, which some economists blamed on the severe winter weather, further worried investors who are already grappling with an economic slowdown in China, upheaval in the currencies of emerging markets, and the start of the Federal Reserve's move to taper its market-friendly bond-buying program.

"The market wanted a strong manufacturing number so it could look past QE tapering and the nascent currency contagion but they didn't get it," says Doug Cote, chief market strategist at ING U.S. Investment Management.

It was new Fed chair Janet Yellen's first day on the job and Wall Street was debating how the central bank would react to the recent market downdraft.

The weak start to 2014 has resulted in a paper loss of $1.2 trillion for the broad stock market, says Wilshire Associates. It also left the Standard & Poor's 500 index down nearly 6% from its recent high. The S&P 500 hasn't suffered an official correction — a drop of 10% or more — since a 19.4% slide that ended Oct. 3, 2011.

The rough start to 2014 has Wall Street handicapping how bad the carnage will get.

Barry Bannister, managing director at investment firm Stifel, predicts a further drop of 2% and a total decline of 8%. He says after the market's heady 30% gain last year, it was in grave danger of suffering a decline, especially given that the Fed is winding down its quantitative easing program.

Still corporate earnings are coming in solid, the U.S. economy is still on track to rebound and stock valuations have dropped below their long-term average due to the selloff, which provides support for the market, Bannister adds.

But bears such as Michael Pento, president and founder of Pento Portfolio Strategies, think the market could drop as much as 20%.

Last year's big move in stocks was way overdone and artificially inflated by Fed stimulus, he says. The stock market shouldn't have gone up 30% when corporate earnings only grew 6% and economic growth, or GDP, was roughly 2%.

"Now that the Fed game is over, you will see the real economy revealed, and it is very weak," Pento warns, adding that the global nature of the economy also threatens the U.S. outlook. "The U.S. is not an island. If Japan and China are slowing down and emerging markets (are struggling), who will we export to."



Stocks dropped sharply during the first month of the year, with the Dow tumbling more than 5%. That was the Dow's worst January since 2009, when stocks were still in freefall in the aftermath of the financial crisis.

The S&P 500 slipped more than 3% this month, while the Nasdaq has shed nearly 2%.

Stocks have been hit particularly hard during the past two weeks due to emerging market worries and weak earnings.

Those factors also pressured the market on Friday. The Dow fell more than 150 points, or almost 1%, while the S&P 500 lost 0.7%, and Nasdaq declined 0.5%.



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Dow Has Worst Day Since June on Fears of Slower Growth Worldwide

by The Associated Press Jan 24th 2014 4:40PM
Updated Jan 24th 2014 5:11PM

Fear is back in the market.
Investors are worried about slower economic growth in China, a gloomier outlook for U.S. corporate profits and an end to easy money policies in the United States and Europe. They're also fretting over country-specific troubles around the world - from economic mismanagement in Argentina to political instability in Turkey.
Those fears converged to start a two-day rout in global markets this week, capped by a 318-point drop in the Dow Jones industrial average (^DJI) Friday. It was the blue-chip index's worst day since last June. The Dow plunged almost 500 points over the two-day stretch.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index (^GPSC) fell 38 points, or 2.1 percent, to 1,790. The Nasdaq composite (^IXIC) fell 90 points, or 2.2 percent, to 4,128.

Despite the sell-off, U.S. stocks remain near all-time highs after surging 30 percent last year. The S&P 500 is 3 percent below its record high of 1,848 on Jan. 15

U.S. stocks have not endured a correction - a drop of 10 percent or more over time - since October 2011.

In Asia Friday, Japan's Nikkei 225 slipped 1.9 percent to close at 15,391.56; Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 1.2 percent to 22,450.06; and Seoul's Kospi dropped 0.4 percent to 1,940.56.

The turbulence coincides with a global economic shift: China and other emerging market economies appear to be running into trouble just as the developed economies of the United States and Europe finally show signs of renewed strength nearly five years after the end of the Great Recession.

The trouble began Thursday after a January survey showed a drop in Chinese manufacturing activity. Days earlier, China reported that its economic growth last year matched 2012 for the slowest pace since 1999.

"It is interesting how even a mild tremor in China's growth causes such anxiety around the world," said Eswar Prasad, professor of trade policy at Cornell University.

Slower growth in China is bad news for countries that supply oil, iron ore and other raw materials to the world's second-biggest economy. Some of those countries, such as Indonesia and South Africa, were already struggling with an outflow of capital as rising U.S. interest rates drew investors to the United States.

Here's a look at the forces buffeting global financial markets:


Since the global financial crisis hit in 2008, the Federal Reserve has flooded markets with cash to push interest rates lower and encourage U.S. businesses and consumers to borrow and spend. But last month, as signs of growing economic strength emerged in the U.S., the Fed cut back - reducing its monthly bond purchases to $75 billion from $85 billion. It also said that it expected to reduce the bond-buying further "in measured steps" at upcoming meetings.

The Fed meets again next Tuesday and Wednesday. Many economists expect the central bank to cut the purchases again - perhaps to $65 billion a month.

The scaling back of the Fed's easy money policies has hit some emerging markets hard. When the Fed was pushing U.S. rates lower, emerging markets had seen an inflow of capital from investors seeking higher returns than they could get in the United States. Now investment is flowing back to America, hammering currencies in emerging markets.

The South African rand, Russian ruble, Turkish lira, and especially the Argentinian peso - which fell 13 percent Thursday - have been "trounced," said Jane Foley, a currency strategist at Rabobank. "Talk that the U.S. Federal Reserve will announce another reduction in its monthly bond purchases next week ... (is also) contributing to a loss of confidence in some emerging markets," she said.


In some countries, concerns over the local political or financial situation have worsened the market volatility dramatically. That was most obvious in Argentina, where the peso this week suffered its sharpest fall since the country's 2002 economic collapse. The government, running short of reserves it could use to buy the currency and keep it from falling, has let the peso drop instead. The country's economic fundamentals are grim: Inflation is believed to be running at about 25 percent to 30 percent.
The peso fell 16 percent in two days, easily the worst performer among emerging markets.

Turkey's national currency, the lira, hit multiple record lows in recent weeks as investors worried about the fallout of a corruption scandal that threatens to destabilize the government. Having a stable government for the past 10 years has been one of the key ingredients in the country's economic revival.
The lira hit an all-time low of 2.33 against the dollar on Friday - from around 2 per dollar in December - despite a $3 billion-intervention by the central bank in foreign exchange markets.

Beyond political problems, the countries that have seen their currencies fall most are those that rely heavily on exports of raw materials used in manufacturing. The Russian ruble was trading at 34.58 per dollar, from below 34 on Thursday. The South African rand weakened to 11.13 per dollar, from 10.98 the day before.


Since the recession, the global economy has relied heavily on China and other emerging markets as the developed economies of the United States, Europe and Japan struggled.

But China's economy is decelerating. It grew 7.7 percent in October-December 2013 from a year earlier, down from the previous quarter's 7.8 percent growth. Factory output, exports and investment all weakened. On Thursday, the preliminary version of HSBC's purchasing managers' index of Chinese manufacturing fell to 49.6, the lowest reading since July's 47.7. Anything below 50 signals a contraction.

China's growth is still is far stronger than the United States, Japan or Europe, but is down from the double-digit rates of the previous decade.

Many economists are troubled less by the slower growth numbers than by China's over-reliance on trade and investment instead of spending by its consumers.

"China, and the world at large, would benefit from its shift to a lower but more sustainable pattern of growth that is not so heavily dependent on investment-led growth fueled by bank credit," Cornell's Prasad said.

China's growth is slowing just as the world's rich economies begin to gain momentum.
The 17 countries that use the euro currency appear to be recovering from a debt crisis that tipped them into a double-dip recession in late 2011.

In the United States, households have reduced crippling debt levels and are in better shape to start spending again. The International Monetary Fund expects the U.S. economy to grow 2.8 percent this year, up from 1.9 percent in 2013, and for the eurozone economy to grow 1 percent in 2014 after contracting 0.4 percent in 2013 and 0.7 percent in 2012.

Adolfo Laurenti, an economist at Mesirow Financial, expects the United States, Britain, Germany and Japan to drive global economic growth this year.

The "emerging economies that contributed most to global growth during the years following the Great Recession are expected to take a backseat," he said in a research note.


It's early yet in earnings season. Only 123 companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index have reported so far. Another 130 report next week.

So far, it's been a decent season, at least on the surface.

About two-thirds of S&P 500 companies that have reported earnings for the last quarter have beaten analysts' estimates, according to S&P Capital IQ. That is in line with the historical average.

Still, expectations have been falling. As recently as this summer, analysts predicted earnings growth of more than 11 percent for the quarter that companies are reporting now. That prediction has been nearly halved to 5.9 percent.

And forecasts may fall further. Seven of 10 companies that have talked about likely results for the current quarter have cut their projections, more than average, according to FactSet. Their stocks have tanked. Since United Continental lowered revenue estimates on Thursday, its stock fell 6 percent.

U.S.-based multinational companies had some of the biggest declines on Friday, as investors were reminded of how much those companies rely on overseas sales.

General Mills and Oracle have noted that the strong dollar has hurt their finances. That's because they sell goods overseas in the local currency, so the sale looks smaller once it's translated into dollars. General Mills also said last month that Venezuela's currency devaluation would probably cut its earnings per share to the low end of its guidance.

3M is another example, with almost two-thirds of its revenue coming from outside the U.S. Known for its Scotch tape and Post-it notes, it has much larger businesses making industrial adhesives, ceramics, safety gear, and even roofing shingles. Its shares were down 3 percent on Friday, even though analysts are predicting profit and revenue growth when it reports results.

3M's fastest revenue growth has been outside of the U.S.

On Tuesday, Europe-based consumer goods giant Unilever said fourth-quarter sales slowed because of weakness in emerging markets. The decline was mostly because of unfavorable currency moves.
"So when emerging markets sniffle, large cap companies can catch a cold," said Lawrence Creatura, a portfolio manager with Federated Investors.

AP Writers Bernard Condon in New York, Toby Sterling in Amsterdam and Suzan Fraser in Ankara, Turkey, contributed to this story.

Stocks Slide As Fed Trims Stimulus


NEW YORK (AP) — Stock investors had plenty to dislike on Wednesday.

Disappointing earnings from some big U.S. companies, ongoing jitters in emerging markets, as well as a further reduction to the Federal Reserve's economic stimulus all combined to push stocks lower for a fourth day out of the last six.


This is what the Dow looked like Wednesday. The Fed announcement came at 2 p.m.

The stock market opened lower after companies including Boeing and AT&T gave weak earnings outlooks and investors worried about developments in countries like Turkey and South Africa. The market added to its declines after the Fed's announcement at 2 p.m. Eastern time.

Prices of U.S. government bonds rose.

KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 20 points, or 1.2 percent, to 1,771 as of 3:14 p.m. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 206 points, or 1.3 percent, to 15,720. The Nasdaq composite dropped 51 points, or 1.3 percent, to 4,045.

FED CUTS: The Fed said Wednesday it will lower its monthly bond purchases by $10 billion to $65 billion because of a strengthening U.S. economy. The Fed is cutting bond purchases, which have held down long-term interest rates, even though the prospect of reduced stimulus has rattled global markets. The move was largely anticipated by analysts and investors.

FED REACTION: Investors should view the Fed's move as a vote of confidence in the economy, because it means that the central bank sees the recovery as more entrenched, said Dan Genter, chief investment officer at RNC Genter Capital Management.

Fed policy makers are "not seeing enough bad news to stop that process, which should be viewed as a positive."

EARLY STUMBLE: The S&P 500 index has fallen 4.2 percent this month, putting it on track for its biggest monthly decline since May 2012. That's a big contrast from last year, when the S&P 500 index rose 5 percent in January. The index ended the year up nearly 30 percent, its best performance since 1997.

LIRA TODAY, GONE TOMORROW: The Turkish lira has been at the center of an emerging-market sell-off that prompted jitters in global stock markets over the past week. The currency surged against the U.S. dollar late Tuesday after Turkey's central bank raised its benchmark lending rate to fight rising inflation.

The lira traded at 2.26 per dollar on Wednesday afternoon, slightly lower than it was before the central bank raised interest rates.

South Africa also raised its interest rates Wednesday but the move failed to shore up its currency. The South African rand dropped 3 percent against the dollar to trade at 11.26 rand per dollar.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: The S&P 500 has dropped nearly 4 percent since the emerging market jitters first surfaced last Thursday. A survey showed that manufacturing in China, the world's second-biggest economy, was slowing in January. Stocks have extended their declines as emerging market currencies including the Turkish lira, the Argentinian peso and the South African rand have been battered in recent days.

NOT GOOGLE: Yahoo fell $3.21, or 8.4 percent, to $35 after the internet company reported a drop in fourth-quarter revenue late Tuesday, highlighting its trouble drawing online advertising dollars. Yahoo reported a 6 percent decline in revenue, the same rate of decline for all of 2013.

PLANE DISAPPOINTEMENT: Boeing fell $7.70, or 5.6 percent, to $129.37 after the plane maker said that its 2014 revenue and profit would fall short of analysts' expectations as the pace of orders slows.

PHONING IT IN: AT&T, the nation's biggest telecommunications company, fell 47 cents, or 1.4 percent, to $33.24 after its outlook for the year disappointed investors. The phone company said its forecast "assumes no lift from the economy," and it forecast earnings in the mid-single digit range.

AMONG THE WINNERS: Dow Chemical rose $1.54, or 3.6 percent, to $44.61 after the company increased its quarterly dividend and expanded its share-purchase program.

TREASURYS AND COMMODITIES: Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.68 percent from 2.75 percent. The price of oil eased 1 cent to $97.40 a barrel. Gold rose $11.40, or 0.9 percent, to $1,262.20 an ounce.

The Top 101 Moments in Modern History (1913-1929)



The assassination of Austria's Archduke triggered the First World War. The world is still living with the consequences of that moment. The war collapsed several empires and mortally wounded several others. On top of this, the peace set the stage for the Second World War. Meanwhile, people struggled with modernity, which was temporarily placed on hold with theGreat Depression.

The Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand (June 28, 1914): European nations competed over colonies and dominance in the late nineteenth century. This competition led to tensions which inevitably boiled over. On June 28, 1914, the heir apparent to the Austro-Hungarian throne was murdered in Sarajevo by Serbian nationalists. The assassination triggered a continental crisis as Austria-Hungary made unreasonable demands upon Serbia. In response, Russia mobilized to protect Serbia and Germany mobilized to defend Austria-Hungary’s flank. Once Austria-Hungary went to war against Serbia, Russia declared war. Germany responded in kind activating alliance systems which dragged Britain, France, and eventually most of the world into conflict.

The Russian Revolution (February, 1917): In February 1917, the Russian Duma assumed control of the country. The Czar abdicated when the military refused to intervene. By this point, World War I had drained the state of resources and manpower. The starving masses had enough and the politicians moved on their monarch. Initially, there was hope that a free and democratic Russia would emerge. However, events and the far left soon intervened.

The Bolshevik Revolution (November 1917): The provisional government refused to end Russian involvement in World War I. Democratic ideals were subsumed by the Communist slogan “Land, Peace, Bread.” The lower and middle classes opposed the war and needed food. As a result, the Bolsheviks gained support of the people and overthrew the provisional government. The communist leader Vladimir Lenin surrendered to the Germans and then led the “reds” in a civil war against the “whites.” In the end, the communists won leading to one of the most oppressive and genocidal regimes in history.

The Treaty of Versailles (June 28, 1919): The Allies wanted to punish Germany for World War I. Millions died on European battlefields and France lay in ruins. As a result, they dictated a harsh peace upon Germany. The humiliated Germans signed under threat of invasion. By this point, all the belligerents except the Americans had been bled white and Germany had no choice. The treaty significantly downsized the German military, forced a large indemnity, and required a German admission of guilt. By signing the document, Germany admitted to starting the war. This was not accurate and caused hard feelings. The war guilt clause helped Adolf Hitler rise to power and motivated another generation of Germans to wage a general war. On a side note, without American intervention, Germany probably wins World War I and the Second World War never occurs.

Mussolini’s March on Rome (October 27-29, 1922): Former socialist Benito Mussoliniled a rag tag band of fascists on a hair-brained march to seize power. By all rights, the Italian government should have swept the Blackshirts aside. However, indecision reigned and King Victor Emmanuel III invited Mussolini to form a government. Eventually, Mussolini created a totalitarian government which served as an early inspiration to Adolf Hitler.

The Scopes Trial (July 21, 1925): John Scopes violated Tennessee law by teachingevolution in the classroom. The case went to trial and Clarence Darrow traveled south to defend Scopes. Meanwhile, three-time presidential candidate and fundamentalist William Jennings Bryan appeared for the prosecution. The trial captivated the nation as science went on trial. It became a battle between fundamentalists and modernity. In the end, Scopes was found guilty leading to an appeal. The Tennessee Supreme Court overturned the conviction on a technicality so the law would not end up before the U.S. Supreme Court. The law was repealed over 40 years later. Meanwhile, the battle between science and fundamentalism continues to this day.

Mein Kampf (July 18, 1925): After attempting to emulate Mussolini and overthrow the German government, Hitler went to jail. While in prison, he wrote his memoirs, which were published in 1925. In the tome, Hitler rails against Jews and communists. Most importantly, he spells out his plans for eastern conquest. Unfortunately, no one read the book.

First Rocket Flight (March 16, 1926): Robert Goddard tested the first modern rocket in Massachusetts. The rocket flew 41 feet before falling to earth. The invention helped lead to more advance rocketry. Eventually, Goddard’s work paved the way for the Space Program, but also intercontinental missiles.

Television Invented (1927): Development of television dates to the 1870s. It was not until the 1920s that technology advanced far enough for it to become reality. In 1927, Philo Farnsworth created the first working TV set and demonstrated it a year later. The first television stations emerged, but the Great Depression retarded the fledgling industry. People could not afford sets until after World War II. In the 1950s, television became a permanent part of American homes.

The Stock Market Crash (October, 1929): The stock market crash did not cause the Great Depression, but it did signal its arrival. Very few Americans owned stocks, so the crash affected few people. Many factors contributed to the crash and the depression. However, the most important was overproduction by industry and underconsumption by consumers. In other words, people stopped buying goods. The economic downturn lasted until World War II.







Why the Next Stock Market Crash Will Happen Any Day Now

Friday, 17 Jan 2014 07:31 PM

By Christian Hill

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There is overwhelming evidence that the next stock market crash could strike any day now, and a growing number of investors are turning to a noted economist to prepare for the “unthinkable.”

The message is clear: Despite the Dow hitting pre-crash highs, companies reporting positive earnings, and the financial media saying we are looking at the “beginning of a new bull market,” the stock market is on the verge of another historic collapse.

The evidence is in a group of charts released by some of the biggest names on Wall Street.
Individually, these charts may not mean much. But taken collectively, they are simply too much for any investor to ignore.

The first chart shows that the annual S&P 500 consensus earnings-per-share is expected to come in much lower than originally thought. Estimates started out near $125 in January 2012, and have now fallen 10% to only $112. Despite the warning sign of falling earnings, the S&P continues to climb.


The second chart shows that stocks are currently very expensive compared to their 10-year average. While stocks typically have a price-to-earnings ratio of 15, they now sit at a ratio closer to 23. That means stocks are priced 53% higher than their 10-year average, which should worry any investor.


The third chart shows that investors are extremely bullish on the market right now. The reading is nearing a 10-year high, and most of us know from experience what happens when market sentiment is too far one way or the other; a snapback occurs. If the “herd” is this bullish, it’s generally a good idea to be very cautious.


The fourth chart shows that the VIX, or volatility index, is near a historic low. As the markets have rebounded over the last few years, investors have become complacent. They have priced nearly all risk out of the market, and it will only take one scary event to send volatility higher and investors fleeing the markets. 


And finally, the fifth chart shows that the last two times the market climbed this high, a severe correction took place. The first two advances were over 100%, and then followed by a crash of roughly 50%. With the latest rally topping 100%, it is very likely that the market is setting up for another drastic correction.


With the evidence of a market crash growing every day, many investors have turned to a noted economist for a help.

Robert Wiedemer, who along with a team of economists correctly predicted the collapse of the U.S. housing market, equity markets, and consumer spending that almost sank the United States during the “Great Recession,” recently recorded a controversial interview in which he predicts that the coming market crash will result in a 90% stock market drop, 50% unemployment, and 100% annual inflation starting this year.

When the host of the interview expressed disbelief in Wiedemer’s claims, he calmly displayed his own indisputable charts to back up his predictions, such as the one below. (Click here to see those exact charts.) 


The interview has become a wake-up call for those unprepared (or unwilling) to acknowledge an ugly truth: The country’s financial “rescue” devised in Washington has failed miserably.

The blame lies squarely on those whose job it was to avoid the exact situation we find ourselves in, including current Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and former Chairman Alan Greenspan, tasked with preventing financial meltdowns and keeping the nation’s economy strong through monetary and credit policies.

At one point, Wiedemer even calls out Bernanke, saying that his “money from heaven will be the path to hell.”

But it’s not just the grim predictions that are causing the sensation in Wiedemer’s video interview. Rather, it’s his comprehensive blueprint for economic survival that’s really commanding global attention.

The interview offers realistic, step-by-step solutions that the average hard-working American can easily follow.

Editor’s Note: See the 5 signs the stock market will collapse in 2013. Click here now.

“[The interview] was originally filmed for a private audience,” explained financial publisher Aaron DeHoog, who is unapologetic about the release of controversial footage. “People were sitting up and taking notice, and they begged us to make the interview public so they could easily share it.”

Since that day, over 40 million concerned citizens have tuned in to prepare for “the unthinkable.”

As for the media giant that wanted to ban the video, DeHoog was able to work out a compromise. 

“We agreed to tweak the webpage some, but we didn’t change the content of the interview. That had to stay the same. The interview simply states the financial data as is, and then simple, practical advice is given that viewers can take to protect their wealth, and even profit, during the days ahead.”

Asked if he is concerned if Wiedemer’s predictions don’t come true, DeHoog replied, “Absolutely not. The best-case scenario is that Wiedemer is wrong. 

“Unfortunately, he has been dead-on thus far. No, our real concern is this, and it’s the more likely scenario — what if just half of Wiedemer’s predictions come true? Bottom line, it is imperative that Americans be prepared, and that is why we will continue to air this powerful interview.”

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The coming stock market collapse


by   December 31, 2013
Tech stocks have returned to bubble levels, thanks to PR, weak financial journalism and cheap credit


Irrational exuberance is back on Wall Street, encouraged by cheap credit lavished on heavily leveraged speculators, lax accounting rules and the unfortunate tendency to confuse the true value of stocks.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, long a bellwether of the stock market, started the year at 13,416. Last week it hit 16,478, which is 2.5 times its low point during the Great Recession in 2009.

Given rather modest job growth, government spending cuts that have weakened the economy and other lukewarm measures of domestic and global economic growth, this rise in the Dow is difficult to explain based on rational expectations.

But the Dow’s striking 23 percent rise this year is nothing compared with the steep prices of many specific stocks, at least when traditional measures of valuation are applied.

These sky-high valuations get little skeptical coverage in the financial press, which has acted more as lapdog than watchdog in the past decade. Instead of barking warnings, many Wall Street reporters wag their tales in ways that please the speculative crowd, which, at great profit, feeds them market-moving tidbits along with a pat on the head.

A key element in today’s irrational exuberance is the rise of novel ways of valuing companies that gloss over key facts.

In the 1990s the stock bubble expanded as companies persuaded journalists to shift focus from traditional measures such as net profits and net earnings per share. A new standard — earnings before extraordinary items — became a common measure, even though some companies reported extraordinary items with almost the regularity of quarter financial reports.

Accounting rules also let companies count services traded with customers as revenue, as the Global Crossing debacle showed. The telecommunications giant’s stock collapsed from a high of $61 per share to $5 in November 2001, leading to its bankruptcy in January 2002. Worse, companies like Enron, the Houston-based energy-trading firm synonymous with the corporate-fraud epidemic of the early aughts, hid liabilities off their balance sheets, distorting public information and thus investment decisions.

The current irrational exuberance shifts the focus away from PE, or price-to-earnings ratios, a traditional measure of stock value. I call the new measure for stock values PR to reflect both the ratio of price to revenues as well as the sheen publicists get paid to put on goods and services that produce no profit.

For well more than a century, the overall PE of the Standard & Poor 500 has averaged about 15. Last summer, that PE stood at a relatively high 17, as calculated by professor Robert J. Shiller of Yale University, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics for his research into asset valuation.

Shiller created a measure called PE10, which smooths out the figure by measuring current stock prices against inflation-adjusted average earnings for the previous 10 years.

Shiller’s PE10 in December reached 25.4, a figure that suggests share prices will come down unless profits soar. Corporate profits are already at record levels, so big growth in profits seems unlikely, given the weak recovery from the Great Recession, the end of jobless benefits for 1.3 million people and other economic factors.

But a PE10 of 25 appears absolutely reasonable compared with some prices the market has put on individual stocks.

Consider Facebook, which went public in May 2012. Its stock price has more than doubled this year. Its traditional PE stands at a whopping 113.

Only speculators would buy companies with no profits. And only subsidized speculators would bid up prices on companies like Twitter.

Founder Mark Zuckerberg just unloaded 41.4 million Facebook shares for $2.3 billion, ensuring that even if the stock price collapses, he will remain wealthy. Insider selling is, traditionally, a sign that a stock is overpriced.

Facebook makes money from advertising. I used it for several years before I even noticed the ads. I have yet to buy or even consider buying anything advertised on Facebook and am confident I am far from alone. General Motors at one point dropped Facebook, saying it could not connect a single sale to the social-media website.

But Facebook looks like a bargain compared with the much bigger Amazon, whose shares the market values at 1,400 times profits. With Amazon, there is at least a business model that may someday produce robust profits. As for now, the company has booked a modest 1.6 percent of revenues as profit in the four years ending in 2012.

Facebook has a PR of 26, its 2012 revenues totaling $5 billion and its shares outstanding valued at almost $132 billion. Amazon’s PR, by contrast, is just shy of 3.

Then there’s Twitter, which is flying higher than any bird ever has, suggesting it may run out of oxygen and fall to earth.

Twitter shares traded in recent days for as much as $74.73, close to three times its initial public offering price. That peak price values the company at more than $41 billion — yet through June 30, Twitter never made even a penny of profit.

At its peak price, Twitter sold at about 130 times its revenues, though its post-Christmas stock price lowered its PR to 112.

Would that we could bring back Benjamin Graham, whose 1949 book, “The Intelligent Investor,” explains how to value stocks. Warren Buffett calls it “by far the best book on investing ever written.”

Graham looked at the profits companies earned, not the promises of what they might someday make. That is, he was an investor.

Markets can benefit from speculators, who take risks that prudent people and institutions should avoid, but speculators should represent the edges, not the core of the market.

It’s bad enough that the financial press allows the inflated commentary of tech companies to go unchallenged. But why in the world should Americans tolerate hedge funds and other speculators being subsidized with cheap and easy credit, thanks to the Federal Reserve’s policy of near-zero interest rates?

Only speculators would buy companies with no profits. And only subsidized speculators would bid up prices on companies with a PR in three digits, like Twitter.

Back in 1995, Alan Greenspan, then chairman of the Federal Reserve, asked a rhetorical question about stock prices, “How do we know when irrational exuberance has unduly escalated asset values, which then become subject to unexpected and prolonged contractions, as they have in Japan over the past decade?”

We now suffer through a prolonged period with high unemployment, flat to falling wages for most workers and unrealized potential for economic growth. But the speculators are making out like bandits, thanks to government suppression of interest rates, allowing massive borrowing by offshore hedge funds, and to lax rules for both accounting and trading.

Given the history of stock markets since 1995 and today’s blinking red indicators, no one can rationally claim they were not warned when the next collapse comes, as surely it will. 

Shiller PE10 ratios

David Cay Johnston, an investigative reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize while at The New York Times, is a best-selling author who teaches the business, tax and property law of the ancient world at Syracuse University College of Law.

The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Al Jazeera America's editorial policy.

WALL STREET: Stock Market Crash is Coming - YouTube
6 min - Nov 6, 2013 - Uploaded by AMTV
In today's video, Christopher Greene of AMTV explains that a stock market crash is coming.



Are You Prepared for the Next Crash?

Saturday marks 26 years that the market suffered its worst one-day crash ever. Another crash of that
Updated Oct. 19, 2013 11:41 a.m. ET

On this 26th anniversary of the 1987 stock-market crash, the worst one-day drop in U.S. history, it's worth asking whether such an event could happen again.

According to a number of researchers, the answer is yes. And that is a sobering thought indeed, since the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 22.6% on Oct. 19, 1987. An equivalent drop today would take more than 3,400 points off the Dow in a single session.

The stock market is overvalued and a crater in values may be next. So what should you be doing right now?

Most Americans contribute to the stock market through their 401(k) at work. Each paycheck has a set amount deducted from it (a process known as "dollar cost averaging") and it's kind of a set-it-and-forget-it thing. But now might be a good time to pay a little closer attention to your investments.  

Check your portfolio. When is last time you actually looked at your holdings? The first thing to do is a checkup. Figure out if your asset allocation makes sense for you. For many people, what makes the most sense is a target retirement fund. You select the year closest to when you want to retire and simply put all your money into it. Then the fund manager adjusts the risk level over your working years. 

Know your retirement horizon. If you have 20 or 30 working years ahead of you, don't worry about what's going on today. Just keep dollar cost averaging. Do not allow news of today to take your off the target you are trying to achieve, which is long term financial security.

Don't put money in employer stock. When you take your 401(k) money and put it in employer stock, it's like putting all your eggs in one basket. You're getting your paycheck from your employer and you're hoping to build up a healthy retirement on your employer's back. Doing it that way ignores that companies have a lifecycle just like people. They do well for a period and then they may lose their way over time.

Investing should be dull so you get to live an exciting life. A lot of people think investing should be exciting because they live dull lives. I say exactly the opposite. That's how you survive if a stock market crash comes.

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While some individual stocks (cough TWTR cough) may have reached irrational bubble territory, the US equity market is undergoing a seemingly 'rational' bubble. However, as John Hussman illustrates in the following chart, the probability of a stock market crash is growing extremely rapidly.

Based on the this paper, Hussman simplifies the rational bubble as:

You only hold one long one more period if expected return is positive - requiring EXTRAGAIN x (1-p) + CRASHLOSS x (p) to be greater than 0.

As John goes on to explain, The diva is already singing, the only question is how long they hold the note...

Regardless of last week’s slight tapering of the Federal Reserve’s policy of quantitative easing, speculators appear intent on completing the same bubble pattern that has attended a score of previous financial bubbles in equity markets, commodities, and other assets throughout history and across the globe.

The chart below provides some indication of our broader concerns here. The blue lines indicate the points of similarly overvalued, overbought, overbullish, rising-yield conditions across history (specific definitions and variants of this syndrome can be found in numerous prior weekly comments). Sentiment figures prior to the 1960’s are imputed based on the relationship between sentiment and the extent and volatility of prior market fluctuations, which largely drive that data. Most of the prior instances of this syndrome were not as extreme as at present (for example, valuations are now about 35% above the overvaluation threshold for other instances, overbought conditions are more extended here, and with 58% bulls and only 14% bears, 

current sentiment is also far more extreme than necessary). So we can certainly tighten up the criteria to exclude some of these instances, but it’s fair to say that present conditions are among the most extreme on record.

This chart also provides some indication of our more recent frustration, as even this variant of “overvalued, overbought, overbullish, rising-yield” conditions emerged as early as February of this year and has appeared several times in the past year without event. My view remains that this does not likely reflect a permanent change in market dynamics – only a temporary deferral of what we can expect to be quite negative consequences for the market over the completion of this cycle.




Narrowing our focus to the present advance, what concerns us isn’t simply the parabolic advance featuring increasingly immediate impulses to buy every dip – which is how we characterize the psychology behind log-periodic bubbles (described by Didier Sornette inWhy Markets Crash). It’s that this parabola is attended by so many additional and historically regular hallmarks of late-phase speculative advances. Aside from strenuously overvalued, overbought, overbullish, rising-yield conditions, speculators are using record amounts of borrowed money to speculate in equities, with NYSE margin debt now close to 2.5% of GDP. This is a level seen only twice in history, briefly at the 2000 and 2007 market peaks. Margin debt is now at an amount equal to 26% of all commercial and industrial loans in the U.S. banking system. Meanwhile, we are again hearing chatter that the Federal Reserve has placed a “put option” or a “floor” under the stock market. As I observed at the 2007 peak, before the market plunged 55%, “Speculators hoping for a ‘Bernanke put’ to save their assets are likely to discover – too late – that the strike price is way out of the money.”

The following chart is not a forecast, and certainly not something to be relied upon. It does, however, provide an indication of how Sornette-type bubbles have ended in numerous speculative episodes in history, in equities, commodities, and other assets, both in the U.S. and abroad. We are already well within the window of a “finite-time singularity” – the endpoint of such a bubble, but it is a feature of parabolas that small changes in the endpoint can significantly change the final value. The full litany of present conditions could almost be drawn from a textbook of pre-crash speculative advances. We observe the lowest bearish sentiment in over a quarter century, speculation in equities using record levels of margin debt, depressed mutual fund cash levels, heavy initial public offerings of stock, record issuance of low-grade “covenant lite” debt, strikingly rich valuations on a wide range of measures that closely correlate with subsequent market returns, faith that the Fed has put a “floor” under the market (oddly the same faith that investors relied on in 2007), and the proliferation of “this time is different” adjustments to historically reliable investment measures.



Even at 1818 on the S&P 500, we have to allow for the possibility that speculators have not entirely had their fill. In my view, the proper response is to maintain a historically-informed discipline, but with limited concessions (very small call option positions have a useful contingent profile) to at least reduce the temptation to capitulate out of undisciplined, price-driven frustration. Regardless of whether the market maintains its fidelity to a “log-periodic bubble,” we’ll continue to align our position with the expected return/risk profile as it shifts over time. That said, the “increasingly immediate impulses to buy every dip” that characterize market bubbles have now become so urgent that we have to allow for these waves to compress to a near-vertical finale.

The present log-periodic bubble suggests that this speculative frenzy may very well have less than 5% to run between current levels and the third market collapse in just over a decade.

As I advised in 2008 just before the market collapsed, be very alert to increasing volatility at 10-minute intervals.


Doomsday poll: still a 98% risk of 2014 stock crash

Commentary: Psychological realities as new year dawns end irrational exuberance


by Paul B. Farrell



SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Yes, “Doomsday poll: 98% risk of 2014 stock crash” was my midyear headline. And yes, it still fits. Why? Because in the new year, after the irrational exuberance of the “Christmas rally” passes, reality will set in.

Remember the dark warnings from last January through the fall? Fed even saw an “unsustainable bubble” ... Bill Gross: “Credit Supernova” ... Jeffrey Gundlach: “Kaboom Ahead” ... Charlie Ellis: “Don’t own bonds” ... Gary Shilling: “Shocker” ... Nouriel Roubini: “Prepare for perfect storm” ... Peter Schiff “doubling down” on his “doomsday” prediction ... InvestmentNews’s warning to 90,000 advisers: “Tick, tick ... boom!”

Then a sudden, dramatic psychological twist: The investors’ collective brain tired of the negativity in mid-October after the last bearish headline: “America’s economic guillotine dead ahead.” A week later the reversal: “2014 ‘Year of the Boom’ bet on the bulls,”quoting Bank of America’s chief strategist: “Bulls roaring. Hot race to the New Year. Then beyond into a booming, bullish 2014 rally ... Great Gatsby’s spirit is back in America. Top billing. Let the good times roll. Come join the party.”

By November irrational exuberance was accelerating, in full holiday mode: Headline,“Shiller’s hot P/Es powering a ‘Roaring Bull’ till 2017,” dubbed the 2014 “Katy Perry market.” A week later, another headline added: “10 reasons to be a bull in 2014.”

But why the shift from doomsday to Katy Perry’s Roaring Bull?

Was it just America coming out of the summer doldrums? Why so sudden? So big? Why after all the dark early 2013 bear warnings from respected gurus, Gross, Gundlach, Ellis, Shilling, Schiff, Shiller, plus InvestmentNews? Yes, investor sentiment rose. Stocks on a bull run. Hot news shifting as fast as market volatility in today’s social media.

But what happened? Summers withdrew from Fed competition, calming Wall Street? Obamacare crashed, reenergizing the GOP? Ted Cruz and Miley Cyrus distracted us from reality? Now, holidays, shopping, celebrations, movies, bonuses, welcomed diversions?

But what really happened? And why? Was it as simple as Americans got psychologically exhausted, tired of all the bad news, the relentless political warfare? We just needed a collective breather? So we jumped on the good news wave? It took on a life of its own?

After New Year’s, will irrational exuberance cool, disappear?

Is all this “Great Gatsby” and “Katy Perry Roaring Bull” just hype? Distractions? An emotional “Christmas Rally?” ... a brief dose of “irrational exuberance?” ... and after New Year’s parties, when Wall Street cashes bonuses ... when the next debt-limit fight triggers ... when Yellen’s Fed stops printing cheap money ... when the 2014 political battles really heat up ... when we wake up with New Year’s hangovers, remember all the earlier warnings from Gross and the bears ... will a bear recession take down the markets? After all, this bull market is in the fifth year of an average four-year bull.

What do your see? Comment: Will 2014 be more bull? Or a new bear? And why the shift? To help you, here’s what we reported on this past year, with links to the columns:

Gary Shilling: warns of ‘42% decline in S&P ... and global recession’

“With a global recession depressing corporate revenues, unsustainable profit margins and currency translation losses spawned by a robust dollar.” In early January Shilling saw “S&P 500 operating earnings ... a quarter below Wall Street consensus. Throw in a bear market P/E low of 10 and the S&P 500 Index drops to 800, a 42% decline.”

Bill Gross: “Credit supernova dead ahead”

In February, Gross warned of a “credit supernova.” Pimco has $2 trillion at risk if the Fed’s cheap money explodes, brings down the economy. Worse, “investment banking, which only a decade ago promoted small-business development ... now is dominated by leveraged speculation and the Ponzi finance.”

Nouriel Roubini: Global collapse, ‘prepare for perfect storm’

Roubini on Slate: “Sooner or later, another ugly fight” over debt, and markets get “spooked.” Any one trend “would be enough to stall the global economy, tip it into recession.”

InvestmentNews: Bond crash coming, ‘Tick, tick ... boom!’

InvestmentNews March front page was so overwhelming, you could hear sirens flashing, warning in huge bold type: “Tick, tick ... boom!” Their readers, 90,000 advisers, trust INews forecasts. Warning: Millions of investors have “no idea what’s about to happen.”

ary Shilling: ‘Shocker’ will trigger before Bernanke resigns

Long-time Forbes columnist warned of a “grand disconnect” driving “stocks around the world while the zeal for yield, amidst low interest rates ... suggests an expanding bubble.” Shilling sees a black swan, a grand “shocker” coming.

David Stockman: ‘Get out of market now and hide in cash’

“Stop the Fed from micromanaging the economy,” said Stockman in March: “No more cheap money, debt buybacks, investing in private companies.” Restore “Fed’s original mission: to provide liquidity in times of crisis.” Getting “the Fed out of the financial markets is the only way to put free markets and genuine wealth creation back into capitalism ... If this sounds like advice to get out of the markets and hide out in cash, it is.”

Gary Shilling: Expanded on 9 signs global GDP will fall near zero

Shilling sees “another eight years of slow growth of about 2% in real GDP per year.” Plus “continuing deleveraging” due to nine megatrends slowing global growth to near zeroover the next generation.

Charlie Ellis: Advice to long-term investors, ‘don’t own bonds’

Back in April the author of the classic “Winning the Loser’s Game: Timeless Strategies for Successful Investing” said: “The best piece of advice I could give long-term investors today is don’t own bonds. And if you do own them ... move out of them.”

Jeffrey Gundlach: Bond guru sees ‘Kaboom’ ahead

Kaboom ahead,” said Bloomberg about Doubleline Capital’s CEO. Real damage yet to come, an “ominous third phase” whose impact will “far exceed the damage of 2008.” He’s buying hard assets, “sitting on cash” waiting to scoop up deals at “fire-sale” prices.

Bill Gross: Warning, the ‘30-year bond bull market ended on April 29’

Bonds started dropping in late 2012. Gross made it official here, the 30-year bull market was dead . His Pimco firm had capitalized on the run, build a $2 trillion portfolio.

Societe Generale strategist: ‘Bubble with no name’ near popping

In April strategist Kit Juckes warns we’re all trapped in the fourth “mega-bubble” fueled by the Fed since the rise of conservative economics, the “Bubble with no name yet.” And “it’s close to popping, like the Asian, Dot-com and Credit crashes.”

Peter Schiff: Doubling down on his doomsday prediction

Euro Pacific Capital CEO Peter Schiff, author of “The Real Crash: America’s Coming Bankruptcy,” is “not backing away from doomsday predictions” wrote MarketWatch’s Greg Robb. A week earlier Schiff warned: “I am 100% confident the crisis that we’re going to will be much worse than the one we had in 2008.” Yes, 100%.

Federal Reserve Board: ‘Unsustainable bubble’ stocks, bonds

Fed’s Advisory Council’s May meeting: Members expressed “strong concerns over the Fed’s low-interest-rate policies and its bond-purchase program, which they say could trigger unmanageable inflation and an ‘unsustainable bubble’.”

New Doomsday poll: 98% risk of 2014 stock crash

We summarized crash warnings since early in 2013. Bubbles appeared everywhere by June. Ready to blow. Only one obvious conclusion: “Max 98% risk at a flashpoint, with a 2014 crash virtually guaranteed. Only a 2% chance of dodging the bullet.”

Terry Burnham: ‘Lizard brains,’ denial, ‘devastating decline’

In July, former hedge fund manager and author of “Mean Markets and Lizard Brains” predicted: We’ll see “Dow 5,000 before we see Dow 20,000.”

Robert Shiller: ‘Bubbles Forever’ and irrational exuberance is back

Millions of investors were searching for the elusive “new, new normal,” something better than today’s heart-pounding uncertainties. In July Shiller’s “Bubbles Forever” warned that “irrational exuberance” was back in America ... temporarily. Then in November cameShiller’s hot P/Es and the “Katy Perry Market,” as America’s sexy new bell-ringer distracted us with a Christmas Rally and upbeat holiday spirit ... temporarily. 

Paul B. Farrell is a MarketWatch columnist based in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Follow him on Twitter @MKTWFarrell.



PLANO (CBS 11 NEWS) – Plano-based J.C. Penney has announced the closure of 33 stores nationwide. The stores are located in 20 different states across the country, and company officials insist none are planned for closing in Texas. According to a statement released by J.C. Penney the move is in efforts to get rid of under-performing stores and save the company $65 million a year.

Myron E. Ullman III, the CEO of the company said in part, “As we continue to progress toward long-term profitable growth, it is necessary to reexamine the financial performance of our store portfolio and adjust our national footprint accordingly.”

J.C. Penney’s customers in North Texas were quick to react to the news fearing closures in other states will ultimately mean a negative effect  to it’s stores in Texas.

Taire Loredo, a J.C. Penney customer from Fort Worth said, “”If it’s going to close somewhere else then I’m pretty sure we are going to get hit with it soon.”

The closure of the 33 stores means about 2,000 jobs will be eliminated. For those employees who are not staying with the company, J.C. Penney says they will be offered separation benefits packages.

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The 33 J.C. Penney Stores Slated For Closure -

Selma, Ala. — Selma Mall
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. — Arrow Plaza
Colorado Springs — Chapel Hills Mall
Meriden, Conn. — Meriden Square
Leesburg, Fla. — Lake Square Mall
Port Richey, Fla. — Gulf View Square
Muscatine, Iowa — Muscatine Mall
Bloomingdale, Ill. — Stratford Square Mall
Forsyth, Ill. — Hickory Point Mall
Marion, Ind. — Five Points Mall
Warsaw, Ind. — Marketplace Shopping Center
Salisbury, Md. — The Centre at Salisbury
Marquette, Mich. — Westwood Plaza
Worthington, Minn. — Northland Mall
Gautier, Miss. — Singing River Mall
Natchez, Miss. — Natchez Mall
Butte, Mont. — Butte Plaza Shopping Center
Cut Bank, Mont.
Kinston, N.C. — Vernon Park Mall
Burlington, N.J. — Burlington Center
Phillipsburg, N.J. — Phillipsburg Mall
Wooster, Ohio — Wayne Towne Plaza
Exton, Pa. — Exton Square Mall
Hazleton, Pa. — LaurelMall
Washington, Pa. — Washington Mall
Chattanooga — Northgate Mall
Bristol, Va. — Bristol Mall
Norfolk, Va. — Military Circle Mall
Fond du Lac, Wis., Forest Mall
Janesville, Wis. — Janesville Mall
Rhinelander, Wis. — Lincoln Plaza Center
Rice Lake, Wis. — Cedar Mall
Wausau, Wis. — Wausau Mall

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December 28 , 2013

Upper Crust Pizza Parlor on Silas Creek Parkway Winston Salem NC

Update: The ALDI on Western Avenue Peoria IL

December 29 , 2013

Webster Gourmet in Webster NY

Starbase 21 in Tulsa OK

December 30 , 2013

Sweet Dreams Organic Bakery and Cafe in Glenview IL

Update: Punzel Hardware in Jefferson WI

Cleary Video in Madison Heights VA.

Lacewood Medical Center ( International )

Update: Van Dyke Cafe on Lincoln RD in Miami Beach FL

The Centennial Bar and Grill in Montgomery Ala.

December 31 , 2013

Ross will close its store at 904 Lee Road + Big Lots will close its store at 5739 Edgewater Drive FL

Joe’s Italian Villa Bridgeview IL

Dairy Queen in Moore Okla.

Olympic Wine Merchant 101 Capital Way Olympia WA

Gus & Paul’s Bakery and Deli on Sumner Avenue Springfield MA - May be Closing

Penelope’s Teas and Gift in Lompoc CA

Tazza Caffe in Providence RI

Sfuzzi restaurant on McKinney Avenue in Dallas TX?

The Toys R Us at 76th and Dodge Streets Omaha NE

Update: Mrs. Nelson's Toy and Book Shop in La Verne CA

The Charity Thrift Store in Shelbiana KY

Gourmet Pantry 82nd Street at Quaker Avenue Lubbock TX

Grant's Wonderburger Grill, 11045 S Kedzie Ave IL

Sub Shop of Yakima Washington


January 1 , 2014

Revlon to Exit Operation in China - 1,100 Job Cuts

Lyric Hot Dogs and Grill Birmingham AL

Ann Taylor located at 71-09 Austin St. Forest Hills NY

Booklovers Bookstore in Aiken SC Closing Store - Going Online

Three Rooms At Galleria Mall in Edina MN

January 2 , 2014

Archiver to Close all 33 Scrap booking Stores

The Rite Aid store and pharmacy at the Boatyard Shopping Center, 189 Boatyard Dr. in Fort Bragg

Mayberry Sporting Goods in Bellingham WA

Pulp Gift Store 14th Street Washington DC

Toma's on Mohawk Street Utica NY

Fainberg’s Furniture in Plymouth PA

Cord Camera Closing Remaining Indianapolis Store


January 3 , 2014

Kmart located 1403 W. Lincoln Ave in Fergus Falls MN

The Kmart store in Bad Axe MI

Nero’s Grill 2122 Hillsboro Drive in Green Hill TN

2 Amatos Closing in Houlton, Presque Isle Maine


January 4 , 2014

JCPenney in Singing River Mall Mississippi

Update: ALCO store in Camp Verde AZ

Abio’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria Ocala FL

Ralphs supermarket on Castaic Road in Castaic CA

January 5 , 2014

Sears in the Hutchinson Mall

Pasqual Restaurant in Wichita Falls TX

Update: Big Lots in Hesperia CA

Schuylkill Valley Sports at the Schuylkill Mall PA - May Close

Holley House Furniture in Albany GA

Marine City United Methodist Church MI Closed

First Niagara Bank Branch in Wilson NY

The Portage Kmart at 2935 New Pinery Road WI

Fresh apparel store on Main Street in Newhall CA.

January 6 , 2014

Update: 3 Kmart Stores in Wisconsin - 300+ Jobs Lost

Momo, a Japanese eatery in Pittsburgh PA

Kroger Grocery Store at 3226 Thomas in Frayser Tenn.

West Point Products Ohio County W.Va Closing/ Relocating to HQ in Washington PA

Update: Uncle Fun Toy Store 1338 W. Belmont Chicago

Tuesday Morning Store on Prospect Boulevard in Frederick MD

Furs by Graf, La Jolla Store in San Diego CA

January 7 , 2014

Napa Valley Grille at Mall of America

Tavern on the Summit in Birmingham Ala.

Hastings Entertainment, Inc.  will close its store in Borger TX 

Jerome Cinema in Jerome ID

Bank of America-Merrill Lynch shut its European power and gas sales Trading Desk

The Sears in Landover mall MD

Tumbleweed Tex Mex Grill & Margarita Bar is closing its Kettering, Englewood and Springfield locations Ohio

Christine’s Bridal and Formal Wear shop Santa Fe NM

Update: Aubuchon Hardware store in the town of Oswegatchie

Sears in North Stafford Va.

The Kamloops Daily News ( Canada )

January 8 , 2014

Ripe Tomato in Fig Garden Fresno CA

Neuvation Cycling Closing down for now

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant Crown CenterKansas City 

Rainbow’s store on Central Avenue in Columbia Heights  and its Brooklyn Park location MN

Lone Star Baby & Kids - 9380 Prestmont Place, Frisco, TX?

Black Hills Power is shutting three of its coal-fired electricity generation plants

The Antique Mall is located at 1539 S. Broadway in Santa Maria CA

The Skull Valley General Store Skull Valley AZ

Haymaker Shop in Andersonville Chicago IL?

Joe's of Westlake in Daly City CA

January 9 , 2014

Rocklin-based dessert bakery chain Icing on the Cupcake Closing?

Sears Store in Shawnee Mall Oklahoma

Ruby Tuesday - 2Q Loss, to Close 30 Restaurants

Vito’s Cafe in Fort Thomas KY

Marsh Supermarkets Inc. Closing 8 Stores. 5 in Indianapolis Area - List at Link

Frenchtown Family Medicine in Missoula Mont. is Closing , Maybe moving?

Todd’s Naturalizer at The Empire Mall Sioux Falls SD

La Gioconda in Great Neck

The Ross’ Dress For Less anchor store at Coventry Mall PA

White Castle Randall Road in Batavia IL

Update: Save-a-Lot in Nacogdoches TX


January 10 , 2014

Target Closing 8 Stores - List at Link

Malarkey's Gabardine in San Diego & Scottsdale, AZ location of Searsucker

Salamagundi Gifts on Washington Avenue in Ocean Springs MS

Southern Burger Company is closing its location in Warehouse Row

The Babies R Us, 11201 Causeway Blvd in Brandon FL

Chico's on Market Space Annapolis MD

Five locations of Suski's used car lots MI

Update: South Dakota CARES SD

Elmore Academy and the Wildcat Cafe Closing?

Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital will close its labor and delivery unit

The Newport Kmart store on Monmouth Street KY

The Stop&Shop Supermarket Company store at 60 Broadway in Malden

The Sears store at Columbiana Centre Mall SC

Update: Reno Mountain Sports in Reno Nevada

Chevron to close its gas processing plant at Table Rock east of Rock Springs Wyo.


January 11 , 2014

The Blind Pig Bar/Restaurant on West Sixth Street Cleveland Warehouse District Ohio Closed?

GE plans to close DeKalb Motors Plant in 2015

Marengo Printing Plant in IA?

The Pine Cheese Mart in Pine Island MN

Kwirkworld Closing San Luis Obispo Store

Hardwicke Funeral Home in Clarksville Arkansas


January 12 , 2014

Baillio Store at 3291 Cerrillos Road Santa Fe NM

The Note at 142 East Market Street in West Chester PA

January 13 , 2014

Tony Downs Foods Closing St James Minn. Plant

Threadless T-shirt shop's flagship Lakeview store

Kmart is closing its Winter Park store at U.S. Highway 17-92 and Lee Road FL

Update: The Talbots Outlet Store in Garden City NY Close Jan 31

Indiana University Health Arnett is closing an office in Flora Carroll County Location

Swagger Fine Spirits & Food at 8431 Wornall Road Kansas City MO

2K Games Closing 1 Studio in Czech Republic

January 14 , 2014

Update: The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel Atlantic City Closed - 1,600 Layoffs

Seven Corners Hardware St Paul Minnesota

Albany Albertsons grocery store, 1177 Waverly Drive S.E Oregon

Sears at Decatur Mall Ala.

The Gap and Hollister Co in Wausau Center Mall

BookSmart Books & Toys at NewPark Mall in Newark CA - Probably Closing

January 15 , 2014

JCPenney - 33 Stores and 2,000 Layoffs

JCPenney Store Closing List

Salix Pharmaceuticals is closing operations at San Diego-based specialty drug developer Santarus

BC Natural Chicken in Fredericksburg and Predue Distribution Center in Denver PA - 650 Jobs Lost

Acme Markets confirmed plans to close stores in West Chester, Pa., and in Exton, Pa.

Kiernan’s Steak House  West Side of Dearborn MI

Walgreen drug store in Kankakee East Court Location IL

Furniture Row will close Flint Township stores MI

The 356th Fighter Group restaurant next to the Akron-Canton Airport

St. Stephen School in Pennsauken NJ

Cameron Manufacturing Plant in Electra Texas - 121 Layoffs

Wilcox Marine Supply in Stonington Connecticut

January 16 , 2014

Alcoa Inc. will close the two remaining potlines at its Massena East plant in northern New York

Update: Albertsons Closing 26 Stores

S.C. Johnson plans to close the Soy Basics candle plant in New Hampton - 55 Jobs Lost

Joe Abbracciamento’s Restaurant and Catering Queens NY

The Central Plains Novelty store, located in Historic Delano

The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay will close its Door County island retreat house

The Stagecoach Inn on Chinden in Garden City ID

Maytan Music Center Reno NV

J.E.Dickerson in Topeka Kansas

The St. Joseph Monastery in St. Marys Elk County

January 17 , 2014

Update: Kroger will close its store on Stuart Drive in Galax VA

South Hall Paint & Decorating in Oakwood GA

Update: Citi is Closing its Default Mortgage Service Unit in the Fort Mill Area - 200+ Layoffs

T.J Maxx store on 7th Street Road in Shively KY

Red 9 Bar in Lincoln NE

The IHOP on the SouthPark Mall property in Moline IL


January 18 , 2014

Teleperformance USA Closing Ann Arbor Call Center - 430 Layoffs

Ige's Restaurant and 19th Puka HI

The Waldbaum's supermarket in Holbrook NY

Update: Shaw's Grocery Store in Webster MA

Update: Littman Jewelers at the Schuylkill Mall PA

The Old Home Bakery Outlet in McCook Nebraska

Fizzys Soda Pop & Candy Shop at 250 Racine Drive NC

Centaur Cycles and Scooters in Santa FE NM?

South Carolina Repertory Company on Hilton Head Island Closing May 11

Update: Tom Falvey’s Men’s Wear in Ocala FL


January 19 , 2014

Physicians Plaza Surgery Center in Santa FE NM?

Aunt Franny's Toys in Richland  WA

Ruan Transport Corporation will close its Wisconsin Rapids terminal - 37 Job Lost

Bowen Brothers in Macon GA


January 20 , 2014

Shane's Rib Shack, located at 3465 Braselton Highway in Dacula GA

Carl Sandburg College Children’s School Galeburg IL

G&L Christmas Barn and Gift Shop on Route 14 Windham CT


January 21 , 2014

Update: Lane Furniture plant in Saltillo Mississippi? - 480 Jobs Lost

Update: The Limited located at Woodland Hills Mall OK.

Dots Discount Fashion Retailer Closed 30 Stores

Thomasville Furniture Industries Inc. closing all operations in Thomasville by March 21

Nicky’s of Swansboro NC

Farmer Q's Market in Marquette MI

Great Harvest Bread in Geneva IL


January 22 , 2014

Quad/Graphics Inc closing 2 Plants in Marengo, Iowa, and Pomona, Calif. - 200 Layoffs

CenterState Banks Inc. will close 13 percent of its retail branch network and cut 57 jobs

Kmart at Westlake at 30010 Detroit Road Ohio and Xenia Store

Novartis to Shutter a New York Plant - 525 Jobs Affected

Sears to Close Chicago Flagship Store

Sony Imageworks Shifting Staff From L.A. to Vancouver - Layoffs Feared

Air Evac Lifeteam to close its Elmore County air ambulance base in Wetumpka


January 25 , 2014

Pink store at 3158 W. Cary St. Richmond VA



January 24 , 2014

Butte's Copper King Hotel and Convention Center at 4655 Harrison Avenue Butte MT?

Togo's Great Sandwiches is closing its Blue Sky Plaza location in Medford

CP Redi plans to close its operation at 1030 Freeway Dr. North Columbus Ohio - 80 Layoffs

GNP to halt East Millinocket mill’s production for up to 16 weeks as company retools

Kmart closing a store in the Northeast at Orthodox Street and Castor Avenue Philadelphia

The Bon Air Tavern and Liquor Store on 27th street Moline IL

Starwood Hotels closed its Lancaster Calif. Contact Center - Moved its Duties to other Centers

Barnes & Noble bookstore at the Shoppes at Cross Keys center in Florissant MO

L&M Radiator in Independence IA

AAA Nebraska is closing its North Platte office

Queen of Angels Academy ( Canada )

January 23 , 2014

VyMaC Corp. to Close in Whitewater WI

Coca Cola Closing Maryland Heights MO bottling facility by March 28 2014 - 102 Jobs Affected

Yarn Boutique at 1855 Monroe Ave. in Brighton

Sweet Gifts at Video Cafe NY NY

Kennebooks in Kennebunk Maine

Kmart store in Ellisville MO

Morris Appliance Closing Macon Store GA

Update: Loehmann's store at 1651 Hollenbeck Ave Sunnyvale CA

Update: Argenta Market in North Little Rock Ark.



January 22 , 2014

Quad/Graphics Inc closing 2 Plants in Marengo, Iowa, and Pomona, Calif. - 200 Layoffs

CenterState Banks Inc. will close 13 percent of its retail branch network and cut 57 jobs

Kmart at Westlake at 30010 Detroit Road Ohio and Xenia Store

Novartis to Shutter a New York Plant - 525 Jobs Affected

Sears to Close Chicago Flagship Store

Sony Imageworks Shifting Staff From L.A. to Vancouver - Layoffs Feared

Air Evac Lifeteam to close its Elmore County air ambulance base in Wetumpka


January Announced Closing Total (Est.) - 268

January 29 , 2014

TCF Financial Corp Closing 8 Branches in Minnesota

Honey in the Rough 181 Rivington Street NY

The Highlander Louisville print publication will cease publication this week



January 28 , 2014

ConAgra Foods Inc will close its plant located at 4490 44th Street SE in Kentwood Michigan

Everyware Global Inc to close its regional office at 163 Kenwood Ave. and also shut the nearby Oneida outlet store NY - 90+ Layoffs

Wells Fargo & Co. will close its home mortgage office in Perinton

Pepsico Corinth Miss.Warehouse

Fabrics Unlimited store off State Route 3 in Spotsylvania County VA

Gamesa USA to Close Ebensburg Facility PA - 62 Jobs Lost

Billy G'z Lounge, located on Ulmerton Road in Largo FL Closed

Mandee Warehouse in Totowa NJ May Close

GE closing Last Fort Wayne Facilities Indiana - Moving Work to Mexico

Saplings in Montclair NJ?

Wild Flower Florist and Garden Center on Waseca Avenue in Barrington RI

Update: Dabrusin Auto Parts Inc in Newburgh NY

The Famous Footwear store in Fayetteville

Hanamaulu Cafe in HI

Joe's of Westlake in Daly City CA

Equifax Carlisle office closing



January 27 , 2014

Jeld-Wen closing Dubuque plant - 52 Jobs Lost

Wal-Mart Stores is closing its one Más Club membership warehouse store in Houston TX

Green Door Trading Co located on West Peak Street TN Closing Store Front

Oyster Bar Seventh Avenue between Times Square and Central Park NYC

To Be Continued Bookstore in Metuchen NJ



January 26 , 2014

Update: The Gap at Arbor Place Mall GA



January 25 , 2014

Five Star Dollar Store in Kirkland IL

Family World Bookstore on Interstate Drive in Cookeville TN

Update: First Run Video, at 972 Putney Road in Brattleboro VT

Whiskey Creek restaurants in Bishop and Mammoth CA?

Pink store at 3158 W. Cary St. Richmond VA



January 24 , 2014

Butte's Copper King Hotel and Convention Center at 4655 Harrison Avenue Butte MT?

Togo's Great Sandwiches is closing its Blue Sky Plaza location in Medford

CP Redi plans to close its operation at 1030 Freeway Dr. North Columbus Ohio - 80 Layoffs

GNP to halt East Millinocket mill’s production for up to 16 weeks as company retools

Kmart closing a store in the Northeast at Orthodox Street and Castor Avenue Philadelphia

The Bon Air Tavern and Liquor Store on 27th street Moline IL

Starwood Hotels closed its Lancaster Calif. Contact Center - Moved its Duties to other Centers

Barnes & Noble bookstore at the Shoppes at Cross Keys center in Florissant MO

L&M Radiator in Independence IA

AAA Nebraska is closing its North Platte office

Queen of Angels Academy ( Canada )



January 23 , 2014

VyMaC Corp. to Close in Whitewater WI

Coca Cola Closing Maryland Heights MO bottling facility by March 28 2014 - 102 Jobs Affected

Yarn Boutique at 1855 Monroe Ave. in Brighton

Sweet Gifts at Video Cafe NY NY

Kennebooks in Kennebunk Maine

Kmart store in Ellisville MO

Morris Appliance Closing Macon Store GA

Update: Loehmann's store at 1651 Hollenbeck Ave Sunnyvale CA

Update: Argenta Market in North Little Rock Ark.






Walmart To Lay Off 2,300 Sam's Club Employees


Walmart plans to lay off roughly 2,300 employees of Sam's Club, the retail giant's membership-only club, CNBC reported via Twitter Friday. A large number of those getting laid off will be assistant managers at stores with weak sales, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Sam's Club on its own is the eighth largest retailer in the country, according to the company's website. More from the Associated Press:

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is eliminating 2,300 workers at its Sam's Club division as it reduces the ranks of middle managers in a bid to be more nimble.

The layoffs, which cut 2 percent of the membership club's employee count of about 116,000, mark the largest since 2010 when the Sam's Club unit laid off 10,000 workers as it moved to outsource food demonstrations at its stores.

Bill Durling, a spokesman at Sam's Club, says that a little less than half of the cuts were aimed at salaried assistant managers. It is also eliminating some hourly workers.

The cuts come as Sam's Club strives to compete with Costco Wholesale Corp. and online players like's Prime membership service.

January Announced Closing Total (Est.) - 268

January 29 , 2014

TCF Financial Corp Closing 8 Branches in Minnesota

Honey in the Rough 181 Rivington Street NY

The Highlander Louisville print publication will cease publication this week



January 28 , 2014

ConAgra Foods Inc will close its plant located at 4490 44th Street SE in Kentwood Michigan

Everyware Global Inc to close its regional office at 163 Kenwood Ave. and also shut the nearby Oneida outlet store NY - 90+ Layoffs

Wells Fargo & Co. will close its home mortgage office in Perinton

Pepsico Corinth Miss.Warehouse

Fabrics Unlimited store off State Route 3 in Spotsylvania County VA

Gamesa USA to Close Ebensburg Facility PA - 62 Jobs Lost

Billy G'z Lounge, located on Ulmerton Road in Largo FL Closed

Mandee Warehouse in Totowa NJ May Close

GE closing Last Fort Wayne Facilities Indiana - Moving Work to Mexico

Saplings in Montclair NJ?

Wild Flower Florist and Garden Center on Waseca Avenue in Barrington RI

Update: Dabrusin Auto Parts Inc in Newburgh NY

The Famous Footwear store in Fayetteville

Hanamaulu Cafe in HI

Joe's of Westlake in Daly City CA

Equifax Carlisle office closing



January 27 , 2014

Jeld-Wen closing Dubuque plant - 52 Jobs Lost

Wal-Mart Stores is closing its one Más Club membership warehouse store in Houston TX

Green Door Trading Co located on West Peak Street TN Closing Store Front

Oyster Bar Seventh Avenue between Times Square and Central Park NYC

To Be Continued Bookstore in Metuchen NJ



January 26 , 2014

Update: The Gap at Arbor Place Mall GA



January 25 , 2014

Five Star Dollar Store in Kirkland IL

Family World Bookstore on Interstate Drive in Cookeville TN

Update: First Run Video, at 972 Putney Road in Brattleboro VT

Whiskey Creek restaurants in Bishop and Mammoth CA?

Pink store at 3158 W. Cary St. Richmond VA



January 24 , 2014

Butte's Copper King Hotel and Convention Center at 4655 Harrison Avenue Butte MT?

Togo's Great Sandwiches is closing its Blue Sky Plaza location in Medford

CP Redi plans to close its operation at 1030 Freeway Dr. North Columbus Ohio - 80 Layoffs

GNP to halt East Millinocket mill’s production for up to 16 weeks as company retools

Kmart closing a store in the Northeast at Orthodox Street and Castor Avenue Philadelphia

The Bon Air Tavern and Liquor Store on 27th street Moline IL

Starwood Hotels closed its Lancaster Calif. Contact Center - Moved its Duties to other Centers

Barnes & Noble bookstore at the Shoppes at Cross Keys center in Florissant MO

L&M Radiator in Independence IA

AAA Nebraska is closing its North Platte office

Queen of Angels Academy ( Canada )



January 23 , 2014

VyMaC Corp. to Close in Whitewater WI

Coca Cola Closing Maryland Heights MO bottling facility by March 28 2014 - 102 Jobs Affected

Yarn Boutique at 1855 Monroe Ave. in Brighton

Sweet Gifts at Video Cafe NY NY

Kennebooks in Kennebunk Maine

Kmart store in Ellisville MO

Morris Appliance Closing Macon Store GA

Update: Loehmann's store at 1651 Hollenbeck Ave Sunnyvale CA

Update: Argenta Market in North Little Rock Ark.


January 25 , 2014

Blizzard’s San Francisco - Layoffs, No #



January 24 , 2014

Sam's Club - 2,300

Accretive Health - up to 170

Bingham McCutchen - 31

Hill-Rom - 350 Positions

Renesas Electronics Corp. - Plans 5,400 Layoffs



January 23 , 2014

Foxwoods Resort Casino - 125 Dealer Positions

Office of Personnel Management - 300

Iowa Wesleyan College - Layoffs Coming

Tribune Media Services Queensbury NY - 20 ?

MSUM - Expects 20 Layoffs


January 22 , 2014

Bank of America Las Vegas - 77 Layoff Notices

Husch Blackwell - 25

Bell Helicopter - 115 Engineers

Target - 475 , 700 Unfilled Pos. in Minneapolis

Glanbia Foods - Some Layoffs , No Number

Western New Mexico University - Layoffs Possible

Texas Instruments TI - 1,100

IBM - Job Cuts Coming??

Horizon Health ( International ) - 13



January 21 , 2014

Hospice of Dayton - 12 Positions

Heritage Homes - Plans Layoffs

Bombardier - 1,700 Total , 600 in US

Novartis ( International ) - 500

Convercent - Some Layoffs Reported

Update: Inspira Health Network - 47 Positions

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals - up to 40

Arkansas Children’s Hospital - 2



January 20 , 2014

Alcoa Massena Plant - Layoffs Possible



January 19 , 2014

PBS Coals - 40


January 18 , 2014

Time Warner Cable Central NY - 7 IT Workers

Palm Drive Hospital Sebastopol CA - 20

CSU Pueblo - Reduced Job Cuts to 22

Sprint - Company-Wide Layoffs Coming


January 17 , 2014

Intel - 5% of Workforce or 5,000+

McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc - 140 on Mar 14

Armstrong County Health Center PA - More Layoffs?

Héroux-Devtek Inc ( Canada ) - 55

CP&B Ad Agency - 65?

Tyson Foods Iowa - 60 Temp Layoffs

York School District Maine - 7 to 9 Layoffs Possible

Teletech Amherst Location - 192

Fruit of the Loom Vidalia Apparel plant - 150

Citi facility north of Hagerstown - 650 By Year End



January 16 , 2014

Marlborough Hospital - 10

Flagstar Bancorp Inc. - 700

ManpowerGroup - 100 IT Department

UMass Memorial Medical Center - 99 Positions

The Press-Enterprise - 39

Jefferson Laboratory - 46

United Continental - Furloughs Some Flight Attend.



January 15 , 2014

Sears Canada - 1,600

Technicolor Videocassette of Michigan, Inc. - 200

Update: Ford Motor Ohio Assembly Plant - 900+

Mountain States Health Alliance - 161

Wiregrass Medical Center - 30

Easton Area S. District PA - Considers 56 Layoffs

Intrepid Potash Inc - 65 Jobs?

Air National Guard Base Battle Creek MI - Layoffs?



January 14 , 2014

Avon Lake's Ford plant Ohio - Layoffs Coming

Saks Fifth Avenue at The Florida Mall - 74

The Windsor Kodak facility - Some Layoffs?

North Country Family Health Center - 5

JPMorgan Chase Lowell Office - 60

Baylor Medical Center at Garland - 47

Update: I-3 Electronics - 28

2 Canadian Newspaper Publishers - Some Layoffs



January 13 , 2014

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals - 115

Sun-Times Media -11, More Coming?



January 12 , 2014

Update: Concepts NREC - 9

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital - 18

Update: Acxiom Corp - About 50



January 11 , 2014

TCOM airship manufacturer - Recent Layoffs?

Zodiac Aerospace - 50+

Schenectady Schools NY - Layoffs Possible



January 10 , 2014

Elks Rehab Hospital in Boise - < 20

Dell - Layoffs Possible??

Update: Rolls Royce - 400 Mostly in Indianapolis



January 9 , 2014

Bangor International Airport Maine - 10 More

Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine NC - 35

Urologix - Restructuring = Some Layoffs

Palm Drive Hospital in Sebastopol - Layoffs?

Wareham Schools MA - Layoffs Proposed for FY 15

BBVA Compass AL - 400 to 600

L-3 Platform Integration - 150

Valley Health - 33

Royal Bank of Scotland - Layoffs Possible



January 8 , 2014

Macy's - 2,500 and Closing Some Stores

C&K Market in Brooking/Medford - 1/2 Corp. Staff

First Niagara Financial Group Inc - 170

The Detroit Free Press - 5



January 7 , 2014

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - 358 Positions

Bombardier - 300 LearJet Employees for 2 Weeks

Macheen Inc. - Some Layoffs



January 6 , 2014



January 5 , 2014



January 4 , 2014

New Horizons ( International ) - 100

Gorham Paper and Tissue - 20 to 50

Update: CoreLogic Inc - 81



January 3 , 2014

USS-POSCO Steel - 690 Layoffs?

Update: International Paper Courtland Ala.- 650+



January 2 , 2014

Bangor International Airport - Layoffs Coming?



January 1 , 2014

Floyd County sheriff KY - 7



December 31 , 2013

10 Largest Hospital Layoffs of 2013

HP - Another 5,000 Layoffs

Harlan County KY - Sheriff Dept. Layoffs Poss.



December 30 , 2013

Genpact Mortgage Services - 65

Ridgewood Care Center - up to 27 Possible



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      Aug 18, 2013 ... Employment drops from 2300 to 1700 after this month's layoffs, but could... By the second quarter of 2014, the Air Force is expected to award a $1.3 .... 124 StoreFront Roundup: Store closings in downtown Syracuse and the ...

    • St. Paul budget plan freezes taxes; 'single-sort' recycling to ... layoffs

      Aug 14, 2013 ... For St. Paul residents, big changes are in store for the city's curbside recycling program. ... Dec 11: St. Paul council approves 2014 budget with new spending but no tax levy ... Require no layoffs of city staff. ... Cordes said most budget years start with a projected spending-and-revenue gap that has to be ...

    • Retailers that will close the most stores - USA Today - Similarto Retailers that will close the most stores - USA Today

      Feb 3, 2013 ... And while successful retailers in 2012 may add stores this year, those that have ... As the retailer completes the process of downsizing, its store operations likely ...Forecast store closings: Kmart 175 to 225, Sears 100 to 125

    • Unemployment Extension 2014 - Job Searching -

      2 days ago ... Update January 16, 2014: Legislation to extend Emergency Unemployment... A vote in the Senate is expected early next week. ..... store get ready to loose business,which in return will meen layoffs which will result in more ...

    • Sears Holdings Corporation News - The New York Times

      For those who had predicted that 3-D TVs would cost loads more than .... In April 2012, it sold eleven Sears full line store locations to General Growth Properties.

    • Daily Kos: Laid off workers will have alternative to expensive ... ...

      Sep 17, 2013 ... Today, the only option for many laid-off workers is to continue their ... in January runs for six months, from Oct. 1 through the end of March 2014. ..... Based on your projected taxes for the next year (1+ / 0-) ..... Store. Shirts ...

    • Publix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Similarto Publix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      The first North Carolina store is slated to open sometime in 2014. .... Oasis provides a more accurate labor forecast for stores to generate schedules that fit their ...

    • Layoffs Expected At Cessna: Union - KAKE - Similarto Layoffs Expected At Cessna: Union - KAKE

      Apr 17, 2013 ... Layoffs being expected at Cessna aircraft following a bad first ... January 18, 2014 ... Store clerk calls police after woman stabbed, kidnapped.

    • Covidien Plans Layoffs and Plant Closures | Qmed

      Sep 19, 2013 ... The plan would begin to yield savings in fiscal 2014, which would accelerate in fiscal 2015, according to the company's projections. The company currently has ... What's In Store for Medtech in 2014. by Chris Newmarker on ...

    • Next NYC Mayor facing $7.8B fiscal cliff from unions who ... - Similarto Next NYC Mayor facing $7.8B fiscal cliff from unions who ...

      May 27, 2013 ... Disaster looms in 2014 as city faces tax hikes, service cuts or both as next mayor ... The most dire projection foresees a sudden hit of $7.8 billion in new costs a single ... You would have to talk layoffs.” ..... App Store Android.

    • City Manager's Budget Relies Mostly On Cuts To Balance - City ...

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      The Recommended Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 General Fund Operating Budget is $352.6 ...reduces the projected Police Department layoff numbers from 149 to 66 . .... ($20.0 million); downtown apartment tower with grocery store ($12.5 million);  ...

    • Moody's Analytics: Press Releases - - Similarto Moody's Analytics: Press Releases -

      Home · My Economy · Products & Services · Events · Research Store · About Us · Search... Moody's Analytics U.S. Macro Outlook 2014: A Breakout Year? ... Federal Reserve's2014 CCAR Scenarios, Develops Additional Economic Forecast .... number of corporatelayoff announcements and another is flattening retail sales.

    • Obama's 2014 Science Budget: Research Gets Some Help, and ... - Similarto Obama's 2014 Science Budget: Research Gets Some Help, and ...

      Apr 12, 2013 ... Given the lead time for such layoffs, the cuts may come well before Congress does (or .... the agency's original projection of 1000 fewer grants and a 3% dip in success rates is ..... 'Rhubarb' Battery Could Store Energy of Future.

    • Investor Relations News & Financial Reporting | AT&T - Similarto Investor Relations News & Financial Reporting | AT&T

      View the online version of the 2012 AT&T Annual Report, including complete ... Service. Support · E-mail, News, Weather & More.

    • Local lenders foresee rebound in mortgage industry, even as ... indust...

      Sep 29, 2013 ... Layoffs follow rising mortgage interest rates ... highs a year ago, withprojections of recovering that loss next year. ... and more layoffs may be in store next year as a result of what likely will .... 2014 Crain Communications Inc.

    • Radio Ink Magazine

      Pandora is also available in other Chrysler vehicles including the 2014 Dodge Durango,2014 ... The 2015 Chrysler 200 is expected to arrive at dealers during the second quarter of 2014. ... (By Jeff Schmidt) Dennis owns a vehicle repair shop.

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      Lehigh Valley Outlook - PA CareerLink Lehigh Valley - Similarto Lehigh Valley Outlook - PA CareerLink Lehigh Valley

      This is an estimated number of all jobs, be they part or full-time. ... new expansion projects planned and under construction, including a 1.2 mil. ft. warehouse ...expectations for Quarter 1, 2014 are slightly less optimistic compared to Quarter 4 , .....(The below list is a summary of recent sizeable layoffs and/or facility closings .).

    • Local and state briefs 1/2/2014 - The Tribune-Democrat

      Jan 1, 2014 ... Local and state briefs 1/2/2014 ... Saltsburg man charged in gun shopshooting ... The weather service boosted its predicted snowfall amounts Wednesday, saying 4 ... Luzerne County went through with the layoffs on Tuesday.

    • Layoffs Planned at Opelika Michelin/BFGoodrich Tire Plant - ... - Similarto Layoffs Planned at Opelika Michelin/BFGoodrich Tire Plant - ...

      3 dead in shooting at N. Indiana grocery store ... I believe many of these fine Goodrich employees affected by this lay-off will have ... All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014WorldNow and WSFA, a Raycom Media Station. ... 7-Day Forecast.

    • LU 124 Where to Go - Local 124 - Similarto LU 124 Where to Go - Local 124

      If the project goes, not expected to get busy until late 2014. Book 1 = 400 .... Scrubber project is winding down & more layoffs are expected. ... Casio job is ongoing & isexpected to be manned 90% with shop hands but may have a few calls.

    • Jones Group to Close More Stores, Cut Jobs -

      Apr 24, 2013 ... Jones Group will accelerate a store-closure plan to shut roughly 170 ...The company Wednesday said it would close the underperforming U.S. stores by mid-2014, ... The layoffs would affect roughly 850 employees, the company said. ... For the first quarter, the company projected an adjusted profit of 15 ...

    • Mountain West Connection, - Similarto Mountain West Connection,

      Jeremy and Chris are back after a short layoff and this latest show has us talking about Boise State recruiting with ... by Jeremy Mauss Jan 17 2014, 9:23p.

    • World's first trillionaire calls East Texas home... for a few ...

      Oct 3, 2013 ... The world's first trillionaire was projected to be Bill Gates, but Reggie Theus beat him to it. ... Sprint to have companywide layoffs in 2014.

    • Center Partners to slash 600 jobs | Today's News | Northern ...

       - Similarto Center Partners to slash 600 jobs | Today's News | Northern ...

      Jul 30, 2013 ... FORT COLLINS - Center Partners will lay off approximately 600 people - 42 percent of ... with strong results projected for the remainder of 2013 and a strong outlook for 2014. ... Arc Thrift Store to relocate to Midtown Commons.

    • Low Enrollment at Jackson College Causes Layoffs - FOX 47 News 22501522...

      Sep 24, 2013 ... Due to the decline in enrollment, combined with projections for the balance of the fiscal year, Jackson College began issuing layoff notices last week to ... 16,2014. Read ». With Video: Owner of Dead Dogs Found in ... were found in a dumpster behind a Payless Shoe Store in Charlotte has been identified.

    • Nearly 700 layoffs announced in North Texas home mortgage ... mortgage...

      Aug 19, 2013 ... More than 500 of the layoffs were from Mortgage Bank's offices in ... our current client partnerships and projected opportunities," said Retreat ... Next article Six Flags is hiring for 2014 season ... Mass. mill that started Buffett's empire razed · Trader Joe's announces two new Texas stores; one in Southlake ...

    • MBA Forecasts $1.2 Trillion in Mortgage Volume in 2014, Down ... volum...

      Oct 29, 2013 ... A new forecast released by the Mortgage Bankers Association ( ... If you think this year has been slow in mortgage land, don't ask what next year has in store. ...already did, which would explain all those recent bank layoffs.

    • Behind the School Closure Epidemic » CounterPunch: Tells the ...

      Jan 10, 2014 ... For example, a 2012 report by the District of Columbia Auditor recognizes original projected costs of $10 million for mass school closures ...

    • Wells Fargo lays off 150 in Charlotte area | ...

      Sep 18, 2013 ... Wells Fargo said Wednesday it will lay off 150 workers in the ... those are now projected to make up only 30 percent this quarter, Bible ... would start to “right- size our business” around the first half of 2014. ..... What's In Store.

    • Education articles blog on schools in Florida & Tampa Bay: the ... - Similarto Education articles blog on schools in Florida & Tampa Bay: the ...

      Saturday, January 18, 2014 6:46am .... O'Shea said he ran the numbers on the new model and his school isn't projected to reach 26 points unless one more Pell  ...

    • Two-Month Mortgage Rates and Market Forecast from - Similarto Two-Month Mortgage Rates and Market Forecast from

      This two-month mortgage rate forecast and mortgage market forecast is part of the ... but if not, the first meeting of 2014 at the end of January seems a likely candidate. ..... Of late,layoffs have diminished and new hiring has been over 200,000 in ..... as in "there's no reason to run a sale if the store is already full of customers" ...

    • Florida Power & Light Co. expects fuel charges to be higher in ...

      Aug 30, 2013... Light's parent company completes cost-cutting initiative, announceslayoffs ... To calculate your estimated bill for 2014, go to www. ... Previous:Consumer AdviceIs there a difference between name brand and store brand?

    • More employers send workers to the health insurance 'store'

      Nov 18, 2013 ... Magic Johnson · New in Chicago · Threadless layoffs · Clark snark · Cat's strategy ... More employers send workers to the health insurance 'store' ... expected to use private exchanges for their 2014 coverage, though that number is projected to ... Still, Addison isn't jumping in with both feet, at least for 2014.

    • MUSC Furloughs 1200 and Layoffs Expected - WCBD-TV: News ...

      He says the layoffs will only affect a hand full of employees. ... Miscellaneous cuts of more than $2,000,000 bringing the total projected savings to more ... Updated: Tuesday, January 14 2014 4:11 PM EST2014-01-14 21:11:26 GMT ... around 10: 38 p.m. When police arrived a store employee told them that she was robbed.

    • Retail - Home Furnishing News - Similarto Retail - Home Furnishing News

      Posted on January 16, 2014 · JCPenney StoreWEB ... The company said the storeclosings and layoffs are part of its turnaround efforts, and will enable it to focus its resources on what it ... Aaron's Lowers Projections for Q4 Earnings, Revenues.

    • UPDATE 1-Pension reform, layoffs in proposed Pennsylvania ... - Similarto UPDATE 1-Pension reform, layoffs in proposed Pennsylvania ...

      Feb 5, 2013 ... Without changes, pension costs are projected to eat up about 60 percent of all new revenues in the fiscal 2014 budget, ... sell the state's liquor stores, and provide nearly $15 million to train about 300 new state police troopers.

    • HowStuffWorks "10 Recession-proof Businesses" - Similarto HowStuffWorks "10 Recession-proof Businesses"

      In 2012, the government hired about 90,000 people, and there were still nearly 8,000 ... The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projected a 17 percent growth in demand for ... during the Great Recession as laid-off workers returned to school to upgrade their ... A woman shopsfor clothes outside of a dollar store in Brooklyn, NY.

    • Bristol short more than half a million for 2014 budget - Bucks ... f2b4bbf3e9e...

      Nov 25, 2013 ... Bristol council is proposing a 5 mill increase in the 2014 budget, but is looking for ... Shop · Shop Home · Home · News · Recent Headlines ... by $340,000; earlier in the year, a gain of about $600,000 was projected. ..... I'm wondering what other municipalities have employees with"No Layoff" contracts?

    • Current News - Hospital Council of Northern and Central ... - Similarto Current News - Hospital Council of Northern and Central ...

      January 8, 2014 Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Oakland Campus ..... With anecdotal reports of job cuts at hospitals pouring in from across the country, ... New roles for nurse practitioners and physician assistants may cut a predicted shortage of .... A group of large employers including retail giants Wal-Mart Stores and ...

    • Hallmark dropping party wares, cutting 225 jobs -

      Nov 5, 2013 ... Shawn Bair. Indiana gunman killed after murdering two women in grocerystore. Jan. 16, 2014, 2:34 p.m.. Amy Robach cuts hair during chemo.

    • Fort Worth approves $1.4 billion budget -

      Sep 17, 2013 ... The budget contains a limited number of potential layoffs. ... Citywide, sales tax revenue is projected to be up 4 percent in 2014, and the ...

    • BBRY News & Analysis | - Similarto BBRY News & Analysis |

      BlackBerry CEO on canceling BlackBerry Live: "For 2014 we decided to spend the .... The deal is expected to close on February 14, 2014 and will give the ...

    • HIStalk | Healthcare IT News and Opinion - Similarto HIStalk | Healthcare IT News and Opinion

      I thought self-serving university people were full of it when they predicted big ... of the best people who work for the vendors my hospital uses have been laid off. .... This question this time: In your opinion, 2014 will be the "Year of …" .... NorthBay Healthcare (CA) selects Health Catalyst's Late-Binding Data Warehouse and ...

    • Unemployment Projected to Rise Very Slightly to 7.8% for March ... - Similarto Unemployment Projected to Rise Very Slightly to 7.8% for March ...

      Apr 3, 2013 ... This is mostly due to a stronger than expected decline in the rate of job separation ... Going forward, the model sees that stronger decline in layoffs as transitory, and .... Abel Santiago, 21, serves a customer at a 7-Eleven convenience store in ...January 13, 2014, Richard V. Reeves and Kerry Searle Grannis.

    • Obamacare Strikes At Forever 21 Which Forcibly Demotes Some ... demotes-...

      Aug 19, 2013 ... Post date: 01/16/2014 - 08:05 ... Forever 21, like all retailers, staffs itsstores based on projected store sales, completely independent of the ...

    • Kutztown University Averts Deep Cuts – Joins California ... ...

      Sep 30, 2013 ... The news that Kutztown would avert faculty layoffs this year, has only ...At that point (in 2012 dollars) it peaked at $7189 per student. ... Details about what happened to Kutztown University's $9.9 million projected shortfall have not been ... Use this link to shop at Amazon & Raging Chicken Press gets about ...

    • Insurance Agents Lose Job Security With Obamacare Ruling - Forbes - Similarto Insurance Agents Lose Job Security With Obamacare Ruling - Forbes

      Jun 29, 2012 ... This is where the rates start to rise, groups shop and only those that are healthy ... won't come up with the money to buy it in 2014 and they'll pay a tax. ..... It isprojected that over 25 million citizens will pay a minute penalty and NOT buy coverage. ...I have been saying for months…after I was laid off that the ...

    • More Layoffs At EA, This Time Analysts And Internal Reviewers ... - Similarto More Layoffs At EA, This Time Analysts And Internal Reviewers ...

      Jun 18, 2013 ... EA has orchestrated another round of layoffs. ... departments), to get a feel for sales and reception before the titles arrive on store shelves.

    • Layoffs at Shaw's - WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and ... - Similarto Layoffs at Shaw's - WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and ...

      Nov 3, 2012 ... Every single store will feel an impact, George Richard worked at the .... Nov 6 2012. -1 ... And Obama is projected to win Vermont by over 32%.

    • Mourning in America - Here's Those Layoffs We Voted For Last ... - Similarto Mourning in America - Here's Those Layoffs We Voted For Last ...

      Nov 7, 2012 ... One of the major reasons discussed for the layoffs was a proactive response to the Medical ... by slashing 5% of their global workforce - an estimated 1,170 positions. ... under the Affordable Care Act when they take effect in 2014". ..... Action · Blog · Foundation · Connect · Store · Donate · Contact Us · Login.


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