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    Toys R Us might be going out of business next week. And they won't be missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
    Toys R Us might be going out of business next week. And they won't be missed.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    I’ll miss them for the nostalgia aspect.

    Also, trump has now exempted Australia from the tariffs. Who thinks this is going to be exempt everybody but China in the end?

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    I’ll miss them for the nostalgia aspect.

    Also, trump has now exempted Australia from the tariffs. Who thinks this is going to be exempt everybody but China in the end?
    If he wants to go Full Trump (you never go Full Trump!), he'll exempt them, too!
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

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    Toys R Us might be going out of business next week. And they won't be missed.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    Quote Originally Posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
    Toys R Us might be going out of business next week. And they won't be missed.
    I don't have children, so I don't care. But losing a major brick and mortar store is not great news for consumers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5mn_Major View Post
    I don't have children, so I don't care. But losing a major brick and mortar store is not great news for consumers.
    Not sure if it will actually play out this way, but if Amazon and the like kills off places like toys r us, it may open up the brick and mortar space for smaller independent retailers to have more success. That would be a good thing.

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    Has anyone actually set foot in a Toys R Us since about 1999?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Has anyone actually set foot in a Toys R Us since about 1999?
    I did in 2009. Didn't buy anything.

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Has anyone actually set foot in a Toys R Us since about 1999?
    Ask a parent of a 5 yo. But they've got a 15% market share...and that's a very good share for any retail segment.

    http://fortune.com/2018/03/09/toys-r-us-bankruptcy-why/

    Quote Originally Posted by GrinCDXX View Post
    Not sure if it will actually play out this way, but if Amazon and the like kills off places like toys r us, it may open up the brick and mortar space for smaller independent retailers to have more success. That would be a good thing.
    Boutiques in the books (and to a lesser extent toys) segment have been making a comeback for some time...which is great. Still there will be fewer places for kids to go shop and a new batch of unemployed. Its my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5mn_Major View Post
    Ask a parent of a 5 yo. But they've got a 15% market share...and that's a very good share for any retail segment.

    http://fortune.com/2018/03/09/toys-r-us-bankruptcy-why/
    This. There’s something lovely in letting your kid run through Toys R Us and picking out something to take home.

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    From Elizabeth Warren's Facebook.

    Right now, about 40 of the biggest banks go through stress tests ever year, simulating a financial crisis and making sure they can survive. The #BankLobbyistAct says that 25 of them can skip the hard tests from now on. And for the remaining banks still doing stress tests, they can just be done “periodically.” Who decides what “periodically” means? The former investment bankers Donald Trump has sent to the Federal Reserve. Does that make you feel safe?
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    Well that tax cut you received just went to pay for overnight parking at the home of the Mouse that Ate Florida.

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    Bad week to be a dog on United.

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    From Elizabeth Warren's Facebook.

    Get ready to bail those ****ers out again. Our tax dollars at work.
    Yeah, this is not good and while the Republicans are more complicit I hope every Dem who signs on to that gets primaried.

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    Yeah, this is not good and while the Republicans are more complicit I hope every Dem who signs on to that gets primaried.
    We need a law making it illegal to bail them out. I see your Moral Hazard and raise you a shareholder death penalty unless you clean up your own shop. The taxpayers have left the building.
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    Wow.

    http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/15/inve...oan/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Has anyone actually set foot in a Toys R Us since about 1999?
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