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With a diversified portfolio consisting of everything from sinks to golf clubs to liquor, Fortune Brands has it made in a tough market, right? Not so fast.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
There are allot of reasons why becoming homogenized as a country is a good thing. The blending of cultures and races. I think we see the benefits now in the Presidential primaries, and in recent elections around the country. The one here in Louisiana for governor is a good example.
For several years, rum distillers have been trying to ditch the product's image, which is so closely linked to pirates, palm trees, and cheap daiquiri drinks, in an attempt to capture their fair share of sales to cocktail-swilling trendsetters.
I'm speechless. As investigators await more test results to try to determine how actor Heath Ledger died, someone thinks he may already know! I received the most jaw-dropping press release of a still-young 2008 from a company called GenoMed...
The distilled spirits industry expects its U.S. revenues to increase 4.6 percent in 2008, down from last year's growth rate, a trade group said Friday, as the weaker economy forces people to tighten their budgets for going out.
French wines and spirits group Pernod Ricard reported a stronger-than-expected 9.1 percent rise in underlying second-quarter sales and raised its profit guidance, sending its shares sharply higher.
Here's the lamest New Year's Eve idea ever: The Ladies' Home Journal took a poll on which Presidential candidate you'd like to take to a New Year's Eve karaoke party. I'm not kidding! Plus: Wooing McDreamy!
Flying Southwest Airlines again today. Getting the hang of the new boarding system. Maybe it's not so stupid. Maybe I'm not so stupid. I'm flying to Sacramento and driving to Stockton to check in again on America's Foreclosure Capital.
As you drive up the road it looks like one. When you walk up the driveway it looks like one. When you're standing right next to it, it looks like one. It has all the earmarks of a "real" log home. Except it's not. It's made out of concrete.
It sounds a little like an angry bee. The tattoo needle doing it's job. The job it's doing right now is on a young women's butt, "freshening up" a couple of cherries. Nice work. And so are the tattoos. The name of the place is Vince Neil Ink, and for rock and roll aficionados, it is "that" Vince Neil, lead singer for 80's rock mega band, Motley Crue.
First, you know the green movement has "jumped the shark" when Paris Hilton wants to reduce her carbon footprint. While in Germany, she told the Associated Press, "I changed all the light bulbs to energy safe light bulbs (energy safe???), and I'm buying a hybrid car right now."
I wonder if I'll be able to get into my garage when I get back from this trip to Michigan and Ohio? Sure I will. After all it is 2007 right? How long can it take to get a garage door part? "They say it's going to take two weeks." It's my lovely wife on the phone. " I asked them why and the woman didn't know. They say the part has to come from Ohio."
The Swedish government will auction off Absolut vodka maker Vin & Sprit (V&S) next year in the boldest step yet in the country's record privatization scheme.
French drinks company Remy Cointreau said Tuesday that first-half profit almost halved after booking one-time gains in the previous year from asset sales.
It is a unique experience, riding along in a Ferrari GTO. Unique because if you could figure out a way to ride in every one every made, you'd only get 36 chances. "It embodies, it combines, everything about beauty and strength. So it's very difficult to combine beauty and strength...
Tesco is an awful name for a company that sells food, don’t you think? Makes me think of Texaco, or Test-co, or something else that starts with “test” which I won’t mention here. Perhaps that’s one reason why you won’t see the name Tesco anywhere on the UK grocery giant’s long-awaited, very expensive entry into the U.S. market.
I love wine. Love, love, love it. What I love even more are wine aficionados who take themselves way too seriously—people who overreach to describe wines. Like the blogger who says the bouquet of a white had "a smell that runs away as I try to pull it in." Oh, lordy! Imagine trying to talk football with him.
The internet never ceases to amaze and amuse with its ability to support any business idea, no matter how far-fetched. And advertisers keep lining up. The latest idea may be of help if you stayed out too late at a Halloween party and are too groggy to get to work.
French wines and spirits group Pernod Ricard reported a 6.9 percent rise in first-quarter sales on Tuesday, beating the average market forecast, and maintained its full-year outlook.
Haven't had much time to blog as I'm out here covering the California wildfires. Wish I could tell you all I've seen but here's at least one slice. For all the problems people sometimes have with their insurance companies, here in Southern California, right now those agents are heroes.