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Dow Jones

West Mifflin, PA

#46140 Jan 25, 2013
By Associated Press, Jan 25, 2013 5:06 PM EST

AP Updated: Friday, January 25, 5:06 PM
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed above 1,500 for the first time since the start of the Great Recession in 2007, lifted by strong earnings from Procter & Gamble and Starbucks. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Nasdaq also closed higher.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 70.65 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 13,895.98.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 8.14 points, or 0.54 percent, to 1,502.96.

The Nasdaq composite rose 19.33 points, or 0.62 percent, to 3,149.71.

For the week:

The Dow is up 246.28, or 1.8 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 16.98, or 1.1 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 15, or 0.5 percent.

For the year 2013

Jobs coming back, housing coming back,people have more money in their pockets

Thanks President Obama,,,,,,,,,,

" People are investing into the stock market,they have faith in the growing economy and this news means great savings for people in their 401 K portfolios,say James Newman of New Hampshire University. " "I also think the election of Barack Obama plays a big factor in the boost to the economy".
TaxNoMore

Erie, PA

#46141 Jan 25, 2013
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#46142 Jan 25, 2013
skip the pee pee wrote:
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I'm not going to challenge you to prove it but to simply revisit what you've claimed. Are you saying profit above supplier cost is actually less profit from tax income on a fat bottle of Jack Daniels?
Even if that's true then we need to follow the lead of companies such as GE and WalMart and tell suppliers what we'll pay and for them to be happy with it or we'll find another supplier.(Or in the case of the Jack Daniels brand, simply refuse to carry it in our state stores.)
What say you?
Tax revenue accounts for 80% of the "profit" from the PA state liquor stores.

Pennsylvania probably gets very good prices from suppliers, but consumers pay very high prices because of high Pennsylvania taxes and extremely high liquor store overhead.

I can tell you that all liquor prices here in California are about 30% less than in Pennsylvania, and wine prices even lower than that.

Plus we have much larger selection and the convenience of shopping in the supermarket. Or at Sam's Club or Costco.

As for the Jack Daniels, only a Democrat would oppose individual freedom of choice.

Time to get out of the Dark Ages.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#46143 Jan 25, 2013
skip the pee pee wrote:
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Also all things being equal for comparison...they're not. Heck the state could just halve pay and drop insurance coverage and vacation time and negate pensions for it's workers if the bottom line was just a profit/loss analysis.
As to the economy as a whole how do you see less money circulating affecting that? Or are you claiming that the British company will spend the equal or even more in the US economy?
What does any of that have to do with the state liquor stores?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#46144 Jan 25, 2013
skip the pee pee wrote:
<quoted text>
Topix is on the blink again ;)
Should have read "Are you saying that profit above and beyond that made after supplier's cost is less than the income from tax on a fat bottle of Jack Daniels?"
Pennsylvania has an odd structure for pricing liquor, but it is a fact that 80% of the "profit" is tax revenue and not retail profit.
skip the pee pee

Erie, PA

#46145 Jan 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Tax revenue accounts for 80% of the "profit" from the PA state liquor stores.
Pennsylvania probably gets very good prices from suppliers, but consumers pay very high prices because of high Pennsylvania taxes and extremely high liquor store overhead.
I can tell you that all liquor prices here in California are about 30% less than in Pennsylvania, and wine prices even lower than that.
Plus we have much larger selection and the convenience of shopping in the supermarket. Or at Sam's Club or Costco.
As for the Jack Daniels, only a Democrat would oppose individual freedom of choice.
Time to get out of the Dark Ages.
You sound not just anti-free market, i.e. what the market will bear regarding pricing, but also like a first year college student with the trite John Galt sig.(BTW my first son's middle name is Atlas in large measure due to the book ;)

BTW not matter who is in the market--the government, Aunt Ethel, Goober Joe or whoever--the market will bear what the market will bear. Or not.

As to individual freedom of choice may we not choose government?
Mitt R

West Mifflin, PA

#46146 Jan 25, 2013
AP Updated: Friday, January 25, 5:06 PM
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed above 1,500 for the first time since the start of the Great Recession in 2007, lifted by strong earnings from Procter & Gamble and Starbucks. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Nasdaq also closed higher.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 70.65 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 13,895.98.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 8.14 points, or 0.54 percent, to 1,502.96.

The Nasdaq composite rose 19.33 points, or 0.62 percent, to 3,149.71.

For the week:

The Dow is up 246.28, or 1.8 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 16.98, or 1.1 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 15, or 0.5 percent.

For the year 2013

Jobs coming back, housing coming back,people have more money in their pockets

Thanks President Obama,,,,,,,,,,

" People are investing into the stock market,they have faith in the growing economy and this news means great savings for people in their 401 K portfolios,say James Newman of New Hampshire University. " "I also think the election of Barack Obama plays a big factor in the boost to the economy"..........
Yeahhhhhhh Babyyyyyyyyyyy!
truth

Erie, PA

#46147 Jan 25, 2013
Mitt R wrote:
AP Updated: Friday, January 25, 5:06 PM
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed above 1,500 for the first time since the start of the Great Recession in 2007, lifted by strong earnings from Procter & Gamble and Starbucks. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Nasdaq also closed higher.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 70.65 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 13,895.98.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 8.14 points, or 0.54 percent, to 1,502.96.
The Nasdaq composite rose 19.33 points, or 0.62 percent, to 3,149.71.
For the week:
The Dow is up 246.28, or 1.8 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 16.98, or 1.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 15, or 0.5 percent.
For the year 2013
Jobs coming back, housing coming back,people have more money in their pockets
Thanks President Obama,,,,,,,,,,
" People are investing into the stock market,they have faith in the growing economy and this news means great savings for people in their 401 K portfolios,say James Newman of New Hampshire University. " "I also think the election of Barack Obama plays a big factor in the boost to the economy"..........
Yeahhhhhhh Babyyyyyyyyyyy!
Thank you

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#46151 Jan 25, 2013
Not again wrote:
<quoted text>
Sky Diving is a sport and there is nothing wrong with them going to a sportsman show,Race cars also attend,What wrong with that, It's not only a fishing and hunting show. They are not going to say only Fords can attend.
Are you telling me that the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show includes sky diving and race cars? Is what you're claiming?

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#46152 Jan 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Gun control is a losing political issue in Pennsylvania.
The Democrat nominee for Governor in 2014 should make weapons bans a central theme of his/her campaign.
Even that won't save One Term Tommy. LOL!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#46153 Jan 25, 2013
skip the pee pee wrote:
<quoted text>
You sound not just anti-free market, i.e. what the market will bear regarding pricing, but also like a first year college student with the trite John Galt sig.(BTW my first son's middle name is Atlas in large measure due to the book ;)
BTW not matter who is in the market--the government, Aunt Ethel, Goober Joe or whoever--the market will bear what the market will bear. Or not.
As to individual freedom of choice may we not choose government?
State liquor stores are the farthest thing possible from the free market.

But never fear, your unionized shelf-stocking and register skills may qualify you for a supermarket job. Those guys are union as well.

Plus, someone with the name "skip the pee pee" should not criticize anybody.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#46154 Jan 25, 2013
Mitt R wrote:
AP Updated: Friday, January 25, 5:06 PM
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed above 1,500 for the first time since the start of the Great Recession in 2007, lifted by strong earnings from Procter & Gamble and Starbucks. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Nasdaq also closed higher.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 70.65 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 13,895.98.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 8.14 points, or 0.54 percent, to 1,502.96.
The Nasdaq composite rose 19.33 points, or 0.62 percent, to 3,149.71.
For the week:
The Dow is up 246.28, or 1.8 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 16.98, or 1.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 15, or 0.5 percent.
For the year 2013
Jobs coming back, housing coming back,people have more money in their pockets
Thanks President Obama,,,,,,,,,,
" People are investing into the stock market,they have faith in the growing economy and this news means great savings for people in their 401 K portfolios,say James Newman of New Hampshire University. " "I also think the election of Barack Obama plays a big factor in the boost to the economy"..........
Yeahhhhhhh Babyyyyyyyyyyy!
The truth is that retail investors are not back in the stock market.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#46155 Jan 25, 2013
Dan the Man Chambersburg wrote:
<quoted text>
Even that won't save One Term Tommy. LOL!
Really? Even with a balanced budget and no tax increases?

Who will the Democrats run?

Plus, Corbett will look good when the NCAA folds in the Penn State lawsuit.
truth

Erie, PA

#46156 Jan 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Really? Even with a balanced budget and no tax increases?
Who will the Democrats run?
Plus, Corbett will look good when the NCAA folds in the Penn State lawsuit.
Corbett looks bad in the Penn St scandel. As Attorney General of Pennsylvania, Corbett would not touch the Penn State investigation even as the victims kept piling up. As a PSU Board of Trustee member, he agreed to the sanctions in July.

So now, months later, he wants to breach the agreement that the Board of Trustees agreed to.

From the PSU Board of Trustees July Press Release:
"The University and the Board will comply with the NCAA’s sanctions"

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/christin...

Lets look at Corbett's approval ratings:

http://polliticstoday.wordpress.com/2013/01/0...

He's meat.

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#46157 Jan 25, 2013
@TaxNoMore, I wish you'd stop pasting just random, worthless shit all the time and just contribute to the conversation at hand. I know you get excited after a long masturbatory session with Fox News, but I find a little humility goes a long way. Even if that means being subjected to your opinions.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#46158 Jan 25, 2013
truth wrote:
<quoted text>Corbett looks bad in the Penn St scandel. As Attorney General of Pennsylvania, Corbett would not touch the Penn State investigation even as the victims kept piling up. As a PSU Board of Trustee member, he agreed to the sanctions in July.
So now, months later, he wants to breach the agreement that the Board of Trustees agreed to.
From the PSU Board of Trustees July Press Release:
"The University and the Board will comply with the NCAA’s sanctions"
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/christin...
Lets look at Corbett's approval ratings:
http://polliticstoday.wordpress.com/2013/01/0...
He's meat.
Unlike other failed prosecutions, Corbett waited until he had an iron-clad case against Sandusky.

The NCAA is a monopoly in violation of every antitrust law on the books and the NCAA will never take the risk of going to court. Expect a settlement in which the penalties against Penn State are substantially reduced.

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#46159 Jan 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
State liquor stores are the farthest thing possible from the free market.
But never fear, your unionized shelf-stocking and register skills may qualify you for a supermarket job. Those guys are union as well.
Plus, someone with the name "skip the pee pee" should not criticize anybody.
OK, so I'll admit I've been having a little trouble following this. But from what I can tell, a user named Skip to the Pee Pee is against it.
Unfortunately, I'm not seeing much of a compelling argument from either side. So let me take one....
The conservative crowd is decidedly anti government, anti union. Perhaps a simplification, but come on, that is a bit of a mantra at this point.
So why, oh why, would there be support for LITERALLY socialized alcohol sales in the state of Pennsylvania?
Well, first you have to remove the prudish, teetotaling portion of the state - those who want the guv'ment to keep their grubby hands off their guns and out of women's vaginas.
This is THE ISSUE where I agree with conservatives. End socialized wine & liquor sales. Open up the free market. Allow "distributors" to sell six packs.
Pennsylvania is becoming a great beer state, with some incredible craft breweries opening up all the time.
Don't be a hypocrite - if you're anti-socialism, then you have to be for this.
Interesting

Quakertown, PA

#46160 Jan 25, 2013
If you liberals are so gung ho on producing ID to purchase guns and ammo, which is a constitutionally guaranteed right, then I want ID to be produced when people go to vote!

You can't have your cake and eat it too.

It's both or neither...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#46161 Jan 25, 2013
Effington wrote:
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OK, so I'll admit I've been having a little trouble following this. But from what I can tell, a user named Skip to the Pee Pee is against it.
Unfortunately, I'm not seeing much of a compelling argument from either side. So let me take one....
The conservative crowd is decidedly anti government, anti union. Perhaps a simplification, but come on, that is a bit of a mantra at this point.
So why, oh why, would there be support for LITERALLY socialized alcohol sales in the state of Pennsylvania?
Well, first you have to remove the prudish, teetotaling portion of the state - those who want the guv'ment to keep their grubby hands off their guns and out of women's vaginas.
This is THE ISSUE where I agree with conservatives. End socialized wine & liquor sales. Open up the free market. Allow "distributors" to sell six packs.
Pennsylvania is becoming a great beer state, with some incredible craft breweries opening up all the time.
Don't be a hypocrite - if you're anti-socialism, then you have to be for this.
Not sure what you think my position is, but I am completely opposed to the existing state liquor store system.

As for beer, the existing case-oriented beer distributor system is a joke. They are free to stay in business, if anybody wants to patronize them, but beer should be sold in six-packs (or whatever quantity) in supermarkets, along with liquor and wine.
Sean H

West Mifflin, PA

#46162 Jan 26, 2013
FOX news is getting rid of their riff raff
Sarah Palin gets FIRED!!
NEW YORK (AP)— Fox News Channel is parting ways with former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, ending her three-year tenure as a contributor on the network.
While Palin's time at Fox was occasionally rocky, the network's news executive, Bill Shine, said Friday that "we have thoroughly enjoyed our association" with her.
"We wish her the best in her future endeavors," said Shine, Fox's executive vice president for programming.
She couldnt see Russia from the FOX studio..........

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