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Mail Bag: The Politics of Anti-Gay Chick-fil-A, Brand Equity, and Personal Expression on the Job

In the post this morning about Brands and Brand Equity, I mentioned the Chick-fil-A scandal in passing; particularly how it has experienced a 50% drop in brand perception over the past few weeks as the scandal unfolds.  One of the questions was too expansion to deal with in the comments thread so I put it…

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Coca-Cola Stock with Dividends Reinvested Over Past 50 Years

Reinvesting Dividends vs. Not Reinvesting Dividends: A 50-Year Case Study of Coca-Cola Stock

Last week, I posted on a 50-year investment history of shares of The Coca-Cola Company.  As I was publishing this month’s About.com content, I began writing a piece that I called The Dividend Dilemma that focused on whether you should reinvest your dividends or not.  Around the same time, one of the readers, Matt Nix,…

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Community Coffee Bags

The Community Coffee Company Has Survived as a Family Business for 103 Years

For longer than I can remember, I have come across Community Coffee, a family-owned coffee roaster that is famous in the Southern United States, particularly the Louisiana area.  I have always intended to order their coffee to try it for myself but it would slip my mind.  During a recent episode of True Blood, I noticed it…

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Synthetic Gemstones

Synthetic Gemstones vs. Natural Gemstones

I’ve spent a big part of today doing investment research on synthetic gemstones vs natural gemstones.  Following the recent reading foray into the world of jewelry retailing, distributing, and mining, I kept coming across a company called Chatham.  They had reportedly perfected the art of manufacturing gemstones such as rubies and sapphires inside of a…

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Bank of America Lost $40 Billion

Bank of America Has Lost $40+ Billion Since Acquiring Countrywide for $2.5 Billion 4 Years Ago

It’s long been said that it is more important to avoid bad investments than it is to find good investments.  “A single bad deal can wipe out a lifetime of work,” or so the sentiment goes.  There is a great truth in that.  It was the first thing I thought of this morning when I read the Wall Street Journal coverage of the Bank of America / Countrywide Mortgage merger four years ago.

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