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  • No soup for you? Campbell plunges on poor sales

    11/21/2017 8:25:40 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 140 replies
    CNN ^ | November 21, 2017 | Paul R. La Monica
    When the thing your company is named for is no longer selling all that well, that's a big problem. Just ask Campbell Soup, which reported lousy earnings Tuesday because of weak soup sales. Shares of Campbell Soup (CPB) plunged more than 7% after the food giant said that soup sales in the U.S. fell 9% from a year ago. The company also lowered its earnings outlook for fiscal 2018.
  • Erie Tells an Ominous Sign for Democrats

    11/20/2017 10:40:05 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 3 replies ^ | Nov 21, 2017 | Salena Zito
    ERIE, Pa. -- The outcome of the race for county executive in this northwestern Pennsylvania corner didn't get much national scrutiny or post-election analysis because the incumbent Democrat, Kathy Dahlkemper, ultimately won. But it should have. Why? Because it is worth at least diving into what is happening to this once-reliable stronghold for Democratic candidates; it may not be red, but it sure is a vibrant shade of purple. Dahlkemper's narrow victory -- she won by 300 votes -- is something both parties should dive into to discover where the voters' sentiments are heading. Dahlkemper went into the race with...
  • Millennials are narcissistic? The evidence is not so simple

    11/17/2017 9:09:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 17, 2017 | by Christian Jarrett
    At the next table in the cafe where I was working this morning, a young woman spent a whole hour talking excitedly to her older companion about herself, her hopes and aspirations for her job, her romantic relationship and her home. It was hard to avoid the impression that she thought herself the centre of the Universe, her dreams eminently fascinating and important. Is this simply what young people or “millennials” (people born after 1980) are like these days? Fuelled by the endless opportunity for self-promotion and self-reflection on social media, combined with a wider culture that’s arguably placed greater...
  • At Least My Generation Will Have Our Revenge On The Millennials

    11/16/2017 4:26:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies ^ | November 16, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    With all the awful things happening now – the discord, the anger, the stupidity – at least those of my generation can rest easy knowing that the Millennials are going to suffer after we’re gone. Sure, I’m going to die a lot sooner than them – unless someone invents some sort of expensive life extension potion that I can buy but they can’t because they will still be paying off their degrees in Oppression Studies and Virtue Signaling Arts until the year 2083. But at least I’ll know that we left them a suitably terrible world, since they are a...
  • Hey Millennials: Communism Sucks, I Lived It

    11/15/2017 10:25:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/15/2017 | Ewa Ryzsard
    A recent poll found that fifty percent of millennials say they would rather live in a communist or socialist country than in a capitalist democracy. These numbers can’t be laughed off -- they should frighten you. Maybe they don’t know what communism means. I do. I lived in Communist Poland. Perhaps those fifty percent of millennials were not properly taught about communism in school. That’s too bad, and dangerous. So here are some examples for those misguided millennials to ponder, all of which I experienced in communist Poland. Unreliable electricity Do you millennials enjoy having electricity on demand to charge...
  • Steve Hilton: Smartphones have turned us into tech-addicted zombies.

    11/11/2017 1:58:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | November 11, 2017 | Steve Hilton
    A few weeks ago on “The Next Revolution” on Fox News Channel, we debated the impact of technology on children. My guest, Dr. Jean Twenge, shared shocking research from her latest book, which has a rather wonderful title: “iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy – and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood.” According to Twenge – and her research is backed up by numerous other studies – the use of smartphones is changing childhood in fundamental and deeply negative ways. I wanted to talk to her about this topic because it’s one that I’ve...
  • More students, young Americans turn to paganism

    10/31/2017 5:43:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    College Fix ^ | October 31, 2017 | John Paul Ferguson
    As millennials continue to leave traditional Christian religions, interest in Wiccan and pagan practices have seen increased interest in recent years, a trend also spotted among young people and on college campuses.
  • 5 Reasons America Will Be More Conservative, via Daniel Lang

    10/30/2017 6:15:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 30, 2017 | Arthur Schaper
    I recently discovered an article by author Daniel Lang, an incredible piece brimming with optimism for us conservatives. This quote in his article sums up his argument: “I think that the political landscape in America is going to be drifting towards conservatism for the next 20-40 years.”Do his hopes for an American conservative ascendancy seem ideal or quixotic?Here are his five reasons for his beliefs, and I agree with him. If all things continue as they have for the last ten months, we should to prepare for a compelling conservative pre-eminence:1. The Federal judiciary will be more conservativeThe Number One...
  • Gens Y and Z buying lots of luxury stuff

    10/29/2017 5:42:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Watertown Daily Times ^ | October 29, 2017 | Elizabeth Paton, The New York Times
    Generations Y and Z are rewriting the rules of the luxury market, according to a report released on Wednesday by the consulting firm Bain & Co. The global luxury market, encompassing goods and luxury experiences, is forecast to grow by 5 percent this year to an estimated 1.2 trillion euros, or $1.4 trillion, according to the study, compiled using market data and interviews with people in the industry. But while older shoppers traditionally have driven the growth of sales in the luxury sector, this time it was shoppers born after 1980 who made the difference. Generation Y provided 30 percent...
  • Why Nerds and Nurses Are Taking Over the U.S. Economy

    10/26/2017 1:48:01 PM PDT · by vikk · 21 replies
    Manufacturing will fall. Retail will wobble. Automation will inch along but stay off the roads, for now. The rich will keep getting richer. And more and more of the country will be paid to take care of old people. That is the future of the labor market, according to the latest 10-year forecast from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These 10-year-forecast reports—the products of two years’ work from about 25 economists at the BLS —document the government’s best assessment of the fastest and slowest growing jobs of the future. On the decline are automatable work, like typists, and occupations threatened...
  • NFL Viewers 2014-2017 (through game 6)

    10/17/2017 5:14:50 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    I took data from to look at television viewership at NFL games 2014-2017. Most of the data in news reports compares same day games from last year to this year, (ie; MNF from one year to the next). I decided to look at the aggregate of each week's data over the last four seasons to get an idea of trends.So what you are seeing is the TOTAL viewers for Nationally Televised games, each week, Year-Over-Year(From Thursday Night - Monday Night). Below is the data for Weeks 1 - 6* of seasons 2014 through 2017. *Note - week 6 (2017)...
  • Don't Be Fooled by These 3 Overhyped Trends

    10/17/2017 10:11:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    INC ^ | 10/17/2017 | Greg Satell
    The Gartner Hype Cycle shows a remarkably consistent pattern. A new technology is first ignored, then begins to show promise and expectations get inflated beyond any realistic assessment of value. That leads to disillusionment and the technology is almost forgotten until, some years later, it begins to make a true competitive impact.What makes the Hype Cycle so pervasive is that it is, essentially, a pattern based on our obsession with patterns and stories, which is so universal that there is a whole branch of mathematics devoted to it. Our love of patterns is so great, in fact, that once we...
  • Harvey Weinstein and the Slow-Motion Theft of American Culture

    10/09/2017 5:49:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    American ^ | October 9, 2017 | Jack Cashill
    "I cannot be more remorseful about the people I hurt and I plan to do right by all of them,” wrote movie mogul Harvey Weinstein upon being busted for all manner of sexual predations, before adding this only-in-Hollywood non-sequitur, “I am going to need a place to channel that anger so I've decided that I'm going to give the NRA my full attention." Perhaps even more troubling, the day before Weinstein’s apologia came this unfortunate tweet from Nancy “with the laughing eyes” Sinatra, “The murderous members of the NRA should face a firing squad.” The Nancy tweet stung more because...
  • The Chase for Amazon Will End in Tears

    10/08/2017 7:24:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | October 8, 2017 | Steve Chapman
    The mayors doing their utmost to get Amazon's second headquarters for their cities are having a grand time informing Jeff Bezos of everything they have to offer. They should enjoy this part of the chase because what comes next won't be much fun. They are about to get some insight into how the search for talent goes in Major League Baseball. St. Louis Cardinals general manager Michael Girsch noted the crucial moment in pursuing a coveted free agent player. "We sometimes call it your 'puke point,'" he told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Sometimes you make an offer and you're not...
  • Through Week 4, the NFL Shows Massive Viewer Loss Among All Key Demos

    10/06/2017 12:41:13 PM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 6 | Warner Todd Huston
    The NFL is not just losing white viewers. The NFL isn’t just losing black viewers. No, the NFL is hemorrhaging viewers of all races and ages, and they’re doing so at a frightening pace. With the NFL’s Week 4 in the rear-view mirror, a review of TV ratings through the league’s first month show that the NFL has lost millions of viewers year-over-year, a decline that has picked up speed so far this year. As Awful Announcing recently put it, “It seems everyone is mad at the NFL.” Overall, viewership is down seven percent over 2016, which is bad enough...
  • Viewership through Week 4 shows just about everyone is mad at the NFL (Deep look at Viewership)

    10/06/2017 8:09:03 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 50 replies ^ | Oct 6, 2017 | Jason Clinkscales
    It seems like everyone is mad at the NFL, whether you are young and old, male or female, and just about any ethnic identity you could think of. Pick a reason – game quality, protests during the national anthem, support for exiled quarterbacks, support for the President – and it will likely be used as someone’s cause for tuning away from the league this season.Because we’re all just grasping at straws a bit, it’s important to get an honest look at the NFL’s television viewership through the first four full weeks of this season, to go beyond P.R. puffery and...
  • What Democrats Don’t Understand: Why Blue Collar Voters Are Fleeing the Party

    10/01/2017 5:13:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 40 replies
    NY Observer ^ | Peter Ferrara
    Hillary Clinton wrote a whole book entitled What Happened, which purports to explain why she lost the 2016 election to political newcomer Donald Trump. Instead, she inadvertently revealed that she doesn’t know what happened or why. And neither does any other active Democrat. They are all missing the biggest clue as to what happened. *snip* This is all due to a single, fundamental problem: Democrats will not admit they are wrong on any issue, but a majority of Americans increasingly think they are wrong on every issue, from taxes, to government spending, deficits and debt, to global warming, to economic...
  • NFL ratings are off 11 percent this year

    09/30/2017 4:28:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    cbs ^ | September 27, 2017 | cbs
    NFL games aren't scoring a touchdown with viewers so far this season. Through three weeks, viewership for national telecasts of NFL games is down 11 percent this season compared to 2016, the Nielsen company said on Tuesday. Nielsen said the games averaged 17.63 million viewers for the first three weeks of last season, and have dipped to 15.65 million this year. The Nielsen figures don't include many of the Sunday afternoon games that are shown to a regional audience, but not a national one. It's evident that America's most popular professional sport is no longer the sure programming bet it...
  • Political Pros Fear Campaigns No Longer Matter

    09/28/2017 2:12:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush ^ | September 28, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Another interesting story here from Real Clear Politics: “Political Campaigning May Be Mostly Pointless.” What do you think this story is? Snerdley, you’re highly tuned to this kind of stuff. If you see that headline, “Political Campaigning May Be Mostly Pointless,” what’s this story about? It is about the fact that Hillary Clinton spent more money than anybody spent in the campaign and it didn’t get her a single vote, that Donald Trump didn’t spend a dime, and he won. And so, again, this is the political establishment being flipped upside down. Money has always equaled victory. Whoever had...
  • The NFL Can't Keep TV Afloat Anymore

    09/27/2017 5:10:21 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Joel Espelien
    The NFL has long been the cornerstone of the U.S. pay television market. Viewers’ loyalty to their favorite teams and the tradition of watching games on Sunday afternoons (and Monday nights) provided stability and certainty for stakeholders across the TV ecosystem. . . . The question today, however, is what if this entire edifice is just a house of cards? NFL ratings have fallen significantly across all providers over the past seasons and so far 2017 is not looking any better. The only positive element to that decline may be that fewer people have to watch the sad sight of...