Sunday, July 15th 2018

Gary B

I've been writing about business and investing for the last four years online, and have been an owner or operator of a number of multi-million dollar businesses over the years, as well as investor and financial advisor.

Just about anything about business and investing interests me, and I find it fascinating and amazing how interconnected these two worlds are.

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Nyrstar May Forego Expanding in Australia Because ...
This company is going nowhere fast . They know little at senior manager level in Zurich about mining...
Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) Sales Up in February, Led B...
Nice post, Very informative Thanks for Good post coupon
Asian Countries Make Up 4 of the top 10 Most Compe...
Just a geography lesson for Gary... Singapore and Hong Kong are CITIES and NOT COUNTRIES. Wow just ...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
New customer in 2010, old customer in 2010. After living out of the US for a few years, I signed up ...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
The thing that upsets me the most (which is why I'm closing my account today) is that this "extended...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
your all idiots just use net flicks and let BB close another 900 stores
Asian Countries Make Up 4 of the top 10 Most Compe...
It really goes to show that Western Europe is going backwards compared to Asia.
National Federation of Independent Business Joins ...
Small business are the real driver of jobs growth, did the government take this into account when th...
Oil Spill Could Cost BP (NYSE:BP) Billions in the ...
BP has caused a disaster the magnitude of which we have never experienced before. The damage resulti...
US Aircraft Orders Plunge, Rockwell Collins (NYSE:...
It is now May. What is the outlook for expanding production and which companies are gearing up?
US Businesses Growing Concerned Over Federal Defic...
Dimon forgot to mention the entitlement culture on Wall Street and in Corporate America. He makes mo...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
Appalled ex-blockbuster customer- Thank you so much for the compliments about my store! I'm sorr...
Oil Spill Could Cost BP (NYSE:BP) Billions in the ...
Sell your car and think of all the gas and oil you will save let alone the ENVIRONMENT! Its easy to ...
Oil Spill Could Cost BP (NYSE:BP) Billions in the ...
Get a glass of water. Put in ONE DROP of oil. Drink it. Imagine FIVE THOUSAND BARRELS PER DAY. (20...
General Electric (NYSE:GE) CEO Says Economic Recov...
I'm independent data recovery specialist and I must say this post gives quite nice piece of informat...
Are Caterpillar's (NYSE:CAT) Profits Sustainable a...
Caterpillar had high 1Q09 sales due to an orders backlog from 2008. Inventory levels have been driv...
Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Launching Android Business Ap...
The consumer market for apps is certainly bigger than the business market, and I think the jury is s...
Iceland Volcano Costing Airlines Close to $200 Mil...
Is there any possibility of changing the Air route? considering the impact .
Peter Schiff Says U.S. Government is in a Bubble R...
Who is Peter Schiff? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxiXg_RP8B8
Is Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Going to Decide What News ...
Good for you, Ralph. I wrote GOOGLE a complaint email about this a few hours ago. Americans need t...
Is Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Going to Decide What News ...
I have just switched to using Bing instead of Google
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
I understand the new release being $5 for 5 days, that is the same as a redbox or blockbuster stand....
General Electric (NYSE:GE) in "Country to Company"...
F'ing retard, when did GE receive any handout?
Is Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad a Threat to Microsoft ...
Hmm. Won't Microsoft Office crash if the user can't type at least 20 word per minute? A lot of iPa...
Is Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad a Threat to Microsoft ...
@Mike... you obviously don't understand how little is made from W7 Starter nor how much is made from...
Is Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad a Threat to Microsoft ...
@Mike; Absolutely correct, and at $10 per iWorks app, they will need to do a better job than Apple t...
Is Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad a Threat to Microsoft ...
The threat to Microsoft isn't that they won't have a version of Office that runs on the iPad. The t...
Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL) iPad Business Site Now Live
A very savvy company, no doubt. A pick of AAPL in late November that worked out http://bit.ly/amGrP...
Secrets of Google (Nasdaq:GOOG), YouTube Deal Reve...
Your figures for the stock remuneration are too low. Steve actually received $465M, Chad around $33...
Telstra (ASX:TLS) in Turmoil as CEO David Thodey T...
IT MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA TO BRING TRILLO BACK OVER FOR 6--MONTHS OR SO TO BEAT THE ...
Is Exclusive Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL) iPhone Deal with ...
I find the timing of the story re: a CDMA version of the iPhone, two days before RIMM reports earnin...
Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith Says Ver...
Aussies never learn to respect other country’s law. Once their perpetration are caught, they only re...
Has Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) China Strategy Backfired?
Horrible article! Biggest market? Who cares. It is about the people. Finally some one with money ...
Apple iPad (Nasdaq:AAPL) Edition of Wall Street Jo...
Way too steep. Good pub, but agree that you can get most info for free. If you paid 25-30cents per...
Apple iPad (Nasdaq:AAPL) Edition of Wall Street Jo...
The Wall Street Journal is Dreaming.... Who would pay that much!?? $9.99 seems reasonable, but ev...
Telstra (ASX:TLS) in Turmoil as CEO David Thodey T...
I WOULD LIKE TO ADD ONE MORE COMMENT.--IF THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT KNOW THAT ALUMINUM I...
Telstra (ASX:TLS) in Turmoil as CEO David Thodey T...
THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT IS USING TAX PAYERS MONEY TO SET UP A NBB SYSTEM TO COMPETE...
Apple iPad (Nasdaq:AAPL) Edition of Wall Street Jo...
The initial subscription price should be reasonable (I suggest $9.99) in order to attract as many ey...
Apple iPad (Nasdaq:AAPL) Edition of Wall Street Jo...
Love the iPad and mine will be arriving on Saturday (April 3rd) and I don't mind paying for the cont...
Apple iPad (Nasdaq:AAPL) Edition of Wall Street Jo...
No way will I pay a dime for content on the ipad. Too many good sources of FREE financial news alre...
Apple iPad (Nasdaq:AAPL) Edition of Wall Street Jo...
I am not sure the price is too high given the demographic, but what will definitely kill the uptake ...
Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) Acquires Viigo
Wow this is amazing news! I love Viigo, and now it can be on my Blackberry.
Has Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) China Strategy Backfired?
I disagree with both your comments below me, i think everyone forgets how far China has come in a sh...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
I just received saw a charge for $25.68 on my account for movies that were rented on March 5 and ret...
Has Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) China Strategy Backfired?
Hey Gary B. Thanks to Google not censoring content, I was able to find your dumb ass article against...
Has Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) China Strategy Backfired?
Yeah. Respect a country's censorship as you write with your freedom of speech. Get a grip man.
SunTrust Banks (NYSE:STI) Downgraded by Fitch Rati...
Under fire to do more to stop the foreclosure crisis, the Obama administration announced new mortgag...
Citigroup (NYSE:C) CEO Says Profits on the Horizon
hi. There is no stock that you should buy EXCEPT Citigroup!!!
Short Sellers Eyeing Citigroup (NYSE:C) As Bets Ag...
Gary, You the same guy that posts short angled articles on American Banking News? How has the sho...
Short Sellers Eyeing Citigroup (NYSE:C) As Bets Ag...
Where has the author of this story been the past month or so. "Probably the only thing t...
Google (Nasdaq:GOOG), Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT) and ...
Is this the Orwellian news section of Financial Advisory, the editorial section or just what?
Short Sellers Eyeing Citigroup (NYSE:C) As Bets Ag...
Watch what happens when Citi releases their Q1 2010 numbers, and you'll have your fundamentals. The...
Google (Nasdaq:GOOG), Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT) and ...
Is this an opinion piece? Can we have some clear labeling if that is so? If not can we get some b...
Google (Nasdaq:GOOG), Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT) and ...
"Why isn't there outrage over the treatment in Canada of conservative pundit Ann Coulter, who was vi...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
As an Assistant Manager at a Blockbuster Video franchise, I am appalled by some of the supposed empl...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
I just learned about the $5 per movie, regardless if its new releases or 8 yr old movies, did not re...
Chinese Currency Policy Becoming Global Challenge
"The reality is that America's "weak dollar" policy – its long-standing practice of allowing its cur...
Chinese Currency Policy Becoming Global Challenge
This is the single most important issue to be resolved before the GLOBAL economy can move forward ef...
Chinese Currency Policy Becoming Global Challenge
The question we have to ask ourselves is, for how long do we want to business with a regime that, bl...
Citigroup (NYSE:C) Changes Mind on Scaling Down Mo...
No, this is a money maker. The "joke" is in your hand nnutz.
Continental Airlines (NYSE:CAL) Latest Airline Cha...
[QUOTE who="Citizens"]HISTORICALLY, because of the inherent danger of air travel, eating or the EXPE...
Pro-Union Bill Could Crush Many Strong Businesses
Bravo Gary...Finally...someone who can make the distinction between "Pro Labor" and "Pro Union." ...
Citigroup (NYSE:C) CEO Says Profits on the Horizon
Not really TARP funds are actually good money to invest in emerging markets and earning profits befo...
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq:AAPL) Has Strong iPad Pre-Order...
Sorry If they were really "tech savvy" they would not be spouting off such anti-Apple gibberish.
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
So now it costs $5 to rent an old movie. Up from the previous cost of $2, that's a 150% increase. Is...
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq:AAPL) Has Strong iPad Pre-Order...
As I noted in the Washington Post piece, "Asking Engadget commenters whether they're buying an iPad ...
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq:AAPL) Has Strong iPad Pre-Order...
@ bob e. louie: The Notion Ink Adam looks very impressive. Couldn't find pricing on it though. Alth...
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq:AAPL) Has Strong iPad Pre-Order...
I enjoy when I see someone mention an obscure product like the Notion Ink Adam which is in VERY earl...
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq:AAPL) Has Strong iPad Pre-Order...
Majority of cell phone users are non-iPhone people, say 80% to 85%, those are the mainstream target ...
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq:AAPL) Has Strong iPad Pre-Order...
You can't forget the late converters too, like me. I was completely against the idea of buying a bul...
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq:AAPL) Has Strong iPad Pre-Order...
Most everyone I know is anticipating the release of the Notion Ink Adam, which a lot of people are c...
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq:AAPL) Has Strong iPad Pre-Order...
This is a really poor rewrite of Paul Farhi's article http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/a...
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq:AAPL) Has Strong iPad Pre-Order...
You're quite correct that Engadget readers are not representative of the general population, and esp...
U.S. Dairy Farmers Threatened by New Zealand
There is also an investigation going on re: abnormally high seed prices in the US due to an alleged ...
U.S. Dairy Farmers Threatened by New Zealand
Are you talking protein powder derived from milk? There is push to limit this cheap "not milk" subs...
U.S. Dairy Farmers Threatened by New Zealand
You ignored that NZ's currency is rising while ours continues to fall due to mounting debt and govt ...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
No one here is mentioning the video game aspect of this. Along with their new plan regarding movies...
Pro-Union Bill Could Crush Many Strong Businesses
Funny Fred Smith or any Fedex spokespersons have no confidence in their employee's fair treatment or...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
Blockbuster is taking a step backwards with this new plan of theirs. Netflix has Blockbuster brick ...
Pro-Union Bill Could Crush Many Strong Businesses
go talk to the employees about how unfair they are treated, and under paid. At least with a Union ba...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
i think the Head Cashier, is just displaying frustration, towards the people that were bashing, his ...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
To: Head Cashier post.. perhaps you didn't realize that saying something in all caps is shouting, an...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
My 1st thought was, I switched from hollywood video who had 7 day, to a closer blockbuster store wit...
Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Launching Android Business Ap...
Google Latitude + Google Ocean = Real-time Fishing LBS Contents Have you heard about Real-time F...
Canada May Sell Some Government Assets to Raise Re...
I could not say it better, keep you fingers off crown corporqations that make money to pay for healt...
Australian Vioxx Case Finds Merck (NYSE:MRK) Negli...
Please note .This is NOT the first vioxx case outside the United States. I took Merck to court in th...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
take your business elsewhere if u must. but what you fail to realize is that blockbuster signed an a...
Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Launching Android Business Ap...
Maybe it will look like the web based Android Market: http://www.appbrain.com/
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
The reason this article doesn't represent every stores previous policy is because every district had...
Canada May Sell Some Government Assets to Raise Re...
Trying to portray assets as liabilities and public property as a birth rights of greedy corporations...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
Wow...it does seem that the article has some facts wrong...though I do agree with its tone. We rent...
Canada May Sell Some Government Assets to Raise Re...
Being a Canadian from Vancouver I would just like screw you an your Chicago Economics. Harper and hi...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
AS AN EMPLOYEE OF BLOCKBUSTER I MUST SAY THIS ARTICLE IS NOT RIGHT! FIRST OFF, THERE WAS NEVER A FLA...
Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Dropping Business Server P...
Time to move to IBM Foundations appliance which is a much better solution anyway www.ibm.com/lotus/f...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
So geniuses a BB, you want me to pay $5 for a three year old kid's movie because people are keeping ...
Citigroup (NYSE:C) Being Pressured to Downsize
Is this the same "Gary" that has an article on American Banking News? I ask because the headline and...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
@ BB employee: i did ask the clerk and did my research. The only thing that has kept in favor of the...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
Blockbuster changed its rental policy for the simple fact that, the old way wasnt working, they were...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
Blockbuster changed its rental policy for the simple fact that, the old way wasnt working, they were...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
My local blockbuster is doing $4 on all dvds but kids movies and they're due in 4 days. Really all y...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
"Before the new policy, Blockbuster did NOT charge a $10 late fee, they charge $1.25 "restocking fee...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
Sure a lot of different takes on what BB is doing today. Tomorrow it will be a different story. The ...
Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) Struggling with Ongoing Ne...
I got GS at $151 a couple weeks ago, I am not selling until $175, where I think it will dip down aga...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
Before the new policy, Blockbuster did NOT charge a $10 late fee, they charge $1.25 "restocking fee"...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
Fee Outline For Non-Sale Max Period Rentals: Old EVF Policy(pre-2005): ~$4, one week, re-rent for $...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
This is just great , everything is 5 day rentals, everything, movies, games, blu Ray , kids, family,...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
I'm from the UK. I do not understand the 5 day $5 rental charge. If I want to watch a movie on Satur...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
Tina, as far as I am aware, the 28 day window on WB is only being applied to Netflix. And yes, regar...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
Dear Gary B, Get your facts straight and present a clear view of the new po...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
Yeah, there's some slight misinformation here. I'm also suprised there's no mention of a rental win...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
All movie rentals are $5 in the entire store, not just new releases, and Blu Ray is the exact same. ...
Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Again Charging Late Fees
Blockbuster has never charged a $10 fee after a 10 day grace period. What Blockbuster DID do was ren...
Warren Buffett Says Residential Real Estate Reboun...
Demand and Supply is very important, its amazing how much supply was ahead of demand. Without jobs p...
AIG (NYSE:AIG) May Want Even More Taxpayer Money ...
I think whole idea of regulating credit default swaps is very important. AIG obviously made some ba...
Fannie Mae (NYSE: FNM) in Gigantic $74.4 Billion L...
Predatory Lending is a major contributor to the economic turmoil we are currently experiencing. H...
Yelp Receives Lawsuit Accusing them of Extortion
Great news to hear for a small business owner like me! I got several positive reviews and they only ...
Mass Layoffs by U.S. Manufacturers Surge in Januar...
You need to accept that there is a conspiracy to reshape the world for a one world government, priva...
Yelp Receives Lawsuit Accusing them of Extortion
Not surprising. Yelp has been using extortion since its founding. Many local business owners in th...
Mass Layoffs by U.S. Manufacturers Surge in Januar...
When will the US people pull their collective heads out of their @@S. Just keep buying overseas junk...
Mass Layoffs by U.S. Manufacturers Surge in Januar...
When will the US people pull their collective heads out of their @@S. Just keep buying overseas junk...
Mass Layoffs by U.S. Manufacturers Surge in Januar...
When will the US people pull their collective heads out of their @@S. Just keep buying overseas junk...
Mass Layoffs by U.S. Manufacturers Surge in Januar...
We can that the Globalist Elite's puppets on "Crapitol sHill" for much of this massive Depression. ...
Mass Layoffs by U.S. Manufacturers Surge in Januar...
The Elites want you to work for 35c an hour - what they're paying the Chinese. At most, you'll get ...
Mass Layoffs by U.S. Manufacturers Surge in Januar...
When will the word recession morph into the word depression? I think just changing the word, or tel...
Mass Layoffs by U.S. Manufacturers Surge in Januar...
Why is our government STILL bringing in 1.5 MILLION foreign workers a year? http://www.americanworke...
Mass Layoffs by U.S. Manufacturers Surge in Januar...
for the last 25 years plus US jobs were exported to China and no one gave a damn about. that. Every...
Mass Layoffs by U.S. Manufacturers Surge in Januar...
Well what can be done?, it is a dire state for many people. Ive put some analysis together on what w...
Mass Layoffs by U.S. Manufacturers Surge in Januar...
How about those "green shoots"? I thought happy days were here again. And Obama says he's going to...
Mass Layoffs by U.S. Manufacturers Surge in Januar...
A mass layoff after so many layoffs is a deep cut. Employers have already laid off huge numbers of ...
Toyota (NYSE:TM): Victim of Pro-Union Obama Admin...
Toyota & Honda dropped the ball on handling the recalls , they should have came forward with a full ...
Toyota (NYSE:TM): Victim of Pro-Union Obama Admin...
I agree. The big three has been producing junk for decades and has never been pulled before congress...
Toyota (NYSE:TM): Victim of Pro-Union Obama Admin...
You don't suppose the author here is a little bit biased!!!! ;-)
Greece Could Receive Up to $33.7 Billion in Aid
And a more deserving result cannot be imagined. Congratulations to sowing the seeds of your own dem...
London Development Authority Under Fire for Closin...
I'd love to know how a £1bn saving will be achieved by closing two small regional offices. I thi...