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21 апреля, 16:30

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Amazon, Macy's, JC Penney's, Kohl's and Dillard's

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Amazon, Macy’s, JC Penney’s, Kohl’s and Dillard’s

21 апреля, 00:58

Amazon Has Patented On-Demand Clothing: Here's Why

Most of us are generally familiar with the concept of just-in-time inventory, but ecommerce giant Amazon (AMZN) is now set to take that concept to a whole new level.

19 апреля, 19:12

Man Speaks Out About That Time Planned Parenthood Sting Video Creator Crashed On His Couch

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); WASHINGTON ― In July 2015, 28-year-old Kohl Peifer logged onto CNN.com and noticed a breaking story: “Man behind Planned Parenthood videos speaks out.” The interview featured David Daleiden, the anti-abortion activist whose organization, the Center for Medical Progress, had recently released undercover videos targeting the women’s health care provider. To Peifer, a Los Angeles native working as a design director for a marketing firm, Daleiden was familiar for another reason: The then-26-year-old had been crashing on Peifer’s couch. Daleiden and his colleague, Sandra Merritt, now face 15 felony counts in California connected to their work on the sting videos, which purported to show Planned Parenthood employees illegally planning to profit from fetal tissue. Merritt allegedly helped with the recordings. The charges specifically relate to recording confidential communications without consent, not to any editing. Daleiden — whose legal team declined to comment for this story — has claimed the charges are “fake news,” and noted that other charges in Texas were dropped. At least some of the released footage was misleadingly edited, and a dozen state investigations into Planned Parenthood did not find that the organization was profiting off fetal tissue, which its patients may choose to donate for research. (Planned Parenthood stopped recovering reimbursements for expenses related to its donation program after the videos came out.) But Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress, the 501(c)3 nonprofit he started in 2013, captured national attention anyway. Even as California’s investigation unfolded, Republican lawmakers cited the discredited videos to attack Planned Parenthood and suggest it should be defunded ― one as recently as February this year. Daleiden ran the conservative cable circuit. And at some point between 2015 and 2016, CMP hired Kellyanne Conway — who is currently White House counselor — for “consulting services.” Conway received more than $5,000 from CMP, according to recent financial disclosures released by the Office of Government Ethics. Yet search warrant documents from the California Justice Department obtained by The Huffington Post — and interviews with Peifer, who assisted investigators — suggest that CMP’s operation was less legitimate than the group’s national profile made it appear. And they raise questions as to why big-name GOPers were so quick to jump on board. In July 2014, Peifer moved into the Orange County condo that Daleiden would soon frequent. Peifer’s new roommate, Ryan Gonzalez, was a video editor. Soon after Peifer moved in, Gonzalez started working with Daleiden, according to Peifer and Gonzalez’s Facebook posts from 2015. Starting that August, Gonzalez and Daleiden edited videos, including in the condo’s living room, where they used the central TV as a computer monitor, Peifer said. By summer 2015, just before the release of the first video, Daleiden was working in the condo around the clock, Peifer later told California DOJ investigators. Peifer didn’t find Daleiden particularly friendly. Over the course of the year, Peifer said, he said “hello” only a couple of times, and usually wouldn’t look up from his computer. Peifer also noted that Daleiden never apologized or acknowledged working out of their place. The first video broke nationally on July 14, 2015. Daleiden, who identifies as a citizen journalist, told CNN later that month that his team “follows all applicable laws in the course of our investigative journalism work” and also called the project a “two-and-a-half-year long investigative journalism study.”  I think they honestly thought they could do this indefinitely, under the radar, and not have anyone catch on or raise issue. But I raised issue with it. Kohl Peifer Peifer —who is pro-choice, but doesn’t consider himself particularly political —was upset. He didn’t like that Daleiden was claiming the videos were unbiased journalism, when to him, it looked like the footage had undergone intensive editing in his living room for months. And he didn’t like that the videos were being edited under his roof without his knowledge. Peifer decided to talk to Gonzalez. “When I confronted Ryan, he smirked and said that yes, this was what they had been doing,” Peifer told HuffPost. “It was sort of a ‘gotcha’ moment ... He was cold and callous and didn’t really care what I felt about the situation. I think they honestly thought they could do this indefinitely, under the radar, and not have anyone catch on or raise issue. But I raised issue with it — and he continued to do it.” (Gonzalez did not respond to requests for comment.)   Peifer contacted a college friend who worked at Planned Parenthood to explain the situation. Planned Parenthood later provided Peifer’s contact information to the California Justice Department, according to search warrant documents. Months went by, and Peifer watched the consequences of the videos unfold. In September, Republicans threatened to shut down the government over Planned Parenthood funding. Then, in November, a shooter — who later said he was upset in part because he believed Planned Parenthood was selling “baby parts” — stormed a clinic in Colorado Springs, leaving three people dead. Immediately following the release of the “highly edited tapes,” said Ana Sandoval, a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, “our health centers saw a nine-fold increase in threats of violence.” Peifer, who saw that shooting on the news, messaged his friend that he had “terrible anxiety” about the situation. “Someone just fucking died,” he added. (Daleiden publicly condemned the shooting.) In its complaint against Daleiden, the California DOJ says it got a request on Dec. 2, 2015 to investigate whether Daleiden or CMP had broken California law. That document does not state who made the request. A day later, investigators met with Peifer, according to search warrant documents. They asked him, among other things, about computer equipment in the apartment. Peifer told investigators that although he had “no personal interest” in the matter, “something getting national attention and happening in his living room was ‘not good,’” according to the documents. In April 2016, a court granted authorities a search warrant for Daleiden’s apartment. (Not Peifer’s condo.) Those documents detail the extent to which the feds allege Daleiden engaged in criminal deception. They also feature interviews with Planned Parenthood officials who said they believed the conversations they were having with Daleiden — who allegedly called himself “Robert Sarkis”— were confidential. Daleiden has claimed they weren’t. A California Justice Department spokesperson declined to comment on an ongoing investigation. Sandoval, from Planned Parenthood, said the organization “was both the focus and victim of Daleiden’s criminal activity.” An attorney who is part of Daleiden’s legal team, Tom Brejcha, said last month that Daleiden and Merritt will “assert robust defenses to these charges.”   That Daleiden was allegedly editing his videos out of a stranger’s living room in California might surprise conservatives who watched him chat with Bill O’Reilly. But it was never a mystery to his temporary housemate. “You have this meek guy eating cheeseburgers in someone else’s house all day producing this content to put up on YouTube, and people are buying it as ‘investigative journalism’ from the ‘Center for Medical Progress,’” Peifer said. He added, “Did you think the people you were living with ... weren’t going to say something?” Matt Ferner contributed reporting. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

19 апреля, 17:22

Potlatch, Kohl's, Cabela's, Synovus Financial and Capital One Financial highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

Potlatch, Kohl’s, Cabela's, Synovus Financial and Capital One Financial highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

19 апреля, 12:41

Bear of the Day: Kohl's (KSS)

Bear of the Day: Kohl's (KSS)

19 апреля, 07:11

Стимуляция Трампа: «Покупай американское, нанимай американцев»

Американский президент Дональд Трамп обратил внимание и на внутреннюю политику США. Чтобы стимулировать американское производство, он подписал указ, который в Штатах известен как «Покупай американское, нанимай американцев».

16 апреля, 02:22

Not Every Type of Debt Is Terrible for Your Financial Health

Contrary to popular belief, not all types of debt are bad. Use this list to score your current debt situation and see how you fare.

13 апреля, 00:15

Are Any Apparel Stocks Worth Buying Now?

The apparel industry is not doing well given the decline in foot traffic as well as the rising competition in the space.

12 апреля, 00:31

Donald Trump’s 'Measured Response'

Oh my, Chinese President Xi Jinping and that darned airstrike against Syria sure had all the members in a tizzy last week at Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump’s Florida pleasure dome. Palm Beach Daily News society editor Shannon Donnelly breathlessly reported that for security reasons linked to Jinping’s visit, there was a no-cellphone policy and suspension of the usual prime rib buffet — the horror, the horror! Donnelly continued, “Later, everybody would realize that the missile launch against Syria had transpired right under our very noses.” Can you just beat that? Luckily, things were soon back to normal for Mar-a-Lago’s privileged: Less than 24 hours later, the vibe was completely different. Security was back at its usual level; staff members were more relaxed, and the inside bar was thankfully open and one of the first places POTUS stopped on his traditional dinnertime stroll. He stopped to chat with New England Patriots boss Bob Kraft, who was seated with an exceptionally beautiful (very) young woman named Jocelyn, and both joined POTUS for dinner on the terrace. Also there: Koch brothers, David and Bill and Bill’s wife, Bridget; Ike Perlmutter; Bruce Moskowitz; Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (who hands down has the best-looking Secret Service squad); Robin and Richard Bernstein; Sidney Kohl and Patricia Lebow. I am not making this up. Thank goodness that inside bar reopened and the Sea Breezes could flow again. Crisis averted. And check out that guest list. For those without a scorecard, in addition to Bob Kraft and Jocelyn Who-Has-No-Last-Name-But-Is-Very-Young, the noisome Koch Brothers and Secretary of State Tillerson and his toothsome bodyguards, that fellow Ike Perlmutter is the CEO of Marvel Entertainment who donated a million bucks to Trump’s veterans fundraiser. Bruce Moskowitz is a Trump pal described as “the family physician emeritus of Palm Beach.” During the transition, he arranged a Mar-a-Lago meeting between Trump and health care executives. Robin and Richard Bernstein own a Palm Beach insurance company. They’re founding members of Mar-a-Lago. She recently rhapsodized about Trump’s presidential time there as “almost a return to Camelot” and is believed to be his choice to be the next ambassador to the Dominican Republic. Finally, Sidney Kohl is a commercial realty executive and chair of Alliant Capital and Patricia Lebow is a prominent Palm Beach attorney. Each has made contributions to many Democratic candidates, so one has to wonder how they manage to pass muster with Trump’s besotted true believers. Oh, right: Money talks. That Trump seems to spend most of his weekends at one of his properties or another, generating profit and publicity, is bad enough. That he chose one of these venues of luxury as the launch pad for a decision as important as lobbing Tomahawk missiles at one of the world’s critical hot spots seems somehow tawdry. (And remember, each of those cruise missiles costs around $1.5 million, or seven and half annual club memberships at Mar-a-Lago.) There’s no question that the fatal chemical weapon attack in northwest Syria’s Khan Sheikhoun was an abhorrent act of war; the photos of dead children were a shock to the world and clearly a large part of Trump’s motivation to retaliate against the Syrian government with a missile attack on its Shayrat airfield. And yet, as Rep. Joseph Kennedy II (D-MA) said last week, “President Assad’s vicious brutality demands a response. But… any strategy that ignores the refugees fleeing this unimaginable terror is a half-step at best.” That on the one hand Donald Trump attacks an airbase because he was appalled by images of dead children but on the other deliberately keeps desperate Syrian families out of the United States is grossly hypocritical. Inadvertently or not, and ineffective as many reports seem to indicate our missiles were — more photo op than strategic offensive — what Trump ordered can be construed as a moral act but in the manner of someone who blunders into a darkened room and accidentally stops a crime from taking place. And after his immediate visceral response to the Khan Sheikhoun atrocity, what were his intentions, really? Was he once again trying to prove (perhaps only in his own mind) that he was more decisive and tough than Barack Obama? In the wake of Russian election interference and investigations of possible collusion between Russian intelligence and Trump associates, was he trying to prove that he could be defiant in the face of Russia’s alliance with Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, that he was in no way beholden to Vladimir Putin and instead ready to face him down? Or was this response to one more tragedy in Syria simply another attempt to distract us from all his other troubles — just as the whole contretemps over Obama national security adviser Susan Rice doing her job and seeking names connected to the Russia/Trump probe is one more try at drawing our attention from the very real FBI and congressional investigations? Does Trump also seek an international sleight-of-hand to keep us from being reminded time and again of his backstabbing staff, the legislative failure of health care, the botched travel ban, the inability to fill hundreds of positions of responsibility in government? (The confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and Trump’s grim early success gutting regulations and citizen protections are exceptions to his administration’s overwhelming maladroitness.) Defense Secretary Mattis and others in government described the missile attack on Syria as “a measured response,” and now have gone against previously stated policy and initiated moves against Russia and Syria in an attempt, they say, to remove Assad once and for all. They accuse Russia of participating with the Syrian regime in a cover-up of the chemical attack. But their hastily-thrown-together new strategy, seemingly designed to give Trump’s Tomahawk launch decision more gravitas and logic than it deserves, reminded me of last week’s brief press conference with Trump and visiting Jordanian King Abdullah II. Abdullah, with Syria as his neighbor and the refugee situation in his country at high boil, was poised and articulate. Trump, publicly reacting to the gas attack for the first time was only somewhat coherent as he tried to verbalize his outrage. And yet, in the wake of his remarks, network analysts and commentators tried to weave his disjointed ramblings into rational thought. We have a chief executive who orders a lethal missile strike as impulsively as he fires off an early morning tweet about Arnold Schwarzenegger. In truth, what the attack on that military base seems to reiterate most is the fatuousness of the Trump presidency, as frivolous and air headed as Palm Beach gossip. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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05 апреля, 16:44

Запертая в магазине воровка сама вызвала полицию

В США женщина, спрятавшаяся в универмаге, чтобы ограбить его после закрытия, сама позвонила в полицию, обнаружив, что не может выйти наружу.

04 апреля, 17:06

Why Should You Dump Kohl's Corp (KSS) from Your Portfolio?

If you still have shares of Kohl's Corporation (KSS) in your portfolio, it is time you dump them as chances of favorable returns in the near term are bleak.

02 апреля, 09:32

С каких пор политики перестали быть гениями? "Скажем прямо: политики должны как можно меньше походить на тех идиотов, забывших историю, которые избирают право- или леворадикальные партии"

Прежде - и не так давно это было - такие бывали: вспомним, например, Уинстона Черчилля (Winston Churchill), который не случайно получил в 1953 году Нобелевскую премию в области литературы. Кто читал "Мировой кризис", историю Первой мировой войны Черчилля, тот знает, что этот человек был не только спасителем западной цивилизации, но и, прежде всего, великолепным писателем.Или вспомним израильского премьер-министра Голду Меир (Golda Meir): само собой разумеется, что она свободно говорила на трех языках (идиш, английский, иврит), само собой разумеется, что она - дочь плотника из современной Украины - самоучкой получила обширное образование, читала классиков, читала социалистическую литературу своего времени, будучи неверующей еврейкой, хорошо знала Еврейскую библию. И она тоже была настоящей писательницей, как об этом свидетельствует ее автобиография.Третий пример: Джавахарлал Неру (Jawaharlal Nehru), первый премьер-министр Индии. Он прекрасно знал и мог наизусть цитировать буддийские тексты и священные индусские тексты, он изучал в Кембридже естественные науки, и, конечно же, английскую литературу, и как знает каждый, кто знаком с его выступлением "Свидание с судьбой", он был оратором на уровне Цицерона.Почему вымерли государственные деятели такого формата? Может быть, упадок начался с тех пор, когда политики стали отдавать писать свои речи. Когда это, собственно говоря, произошло? Когда это стало совершенно нормальной практикой?Не мог бы ученый-культуровед отправиться на поиски исторических следов и выяснить, какой политик, в каком году и в какой стране впервые поручил кому-либо написать, что ему говорить в парламенте или перед общественностью. Мы, нынешнее поколение, не находим ничего плохого в том, что избранные нами народные представители изрядную долю своего времени тратят на то, чтобы зачитывать тексты, которые сочинили совсем другие люди. В XIX веке это было бы первоклассным скандалом, если бы какой-либо находчивый журналист газеты Times в Лондоне выяснил, что Бенджамин Дизраэли (Benjamin Disraeli) - автор романа "Сибилла, или Две нации" или Уильям Гладстон (William Gladstone) - автор трехтомного научно-литературного исследования о Гомере - пользовались услугами других авторов, что на парламентской сцене они, собственно говоря, представляли не самих себя, а были ничем иным, как актерами, которые зачитывали текст, написанный анонимными, возможно, даже темными, в любом случае, неуловимыми личностями: Дизраэли и Гладстона со скандалом и позором изгнали бы со службы.Старые времена, однако, безвозвратно прошли, у политиков очень много дел и поэтому само собой разумеется, что они не должны быть непременно писателями. Однако пару требований к ним надо все-таки применить. От ремесленника мы ожидаем (по крайней мере в Германии), что он сдал экзамен на профессию, от инженера-электрика, что он имеет высшее специальное образование. А почему же именно политики имеют право заниматься профессией, для которой не надо иметь никаких предпосылок - кроме того, что их избрали?Как показывает пример американского президента, не обязательно быть вменяемым, в здравом уме и способным принимать взвешенные решения для того, чтобы править: можно быть профаном, который страдает тяжелым расстройством личности. На одном из самых маленьких плакатов, которые несли на американской демонстрации против Трампа, было написано: "Не перебрали ли мы немного с идеей, что каждый может стать президентом?"А вот небольшой список пожеланий о том, что должен уметь или знать человек, прежде чем он решит пойти на демократические выборы.К предпосылкам в сегодняшнем мире относится свободное владение иностранными языками в письменном и устном виде: по меньшей мере, двумя, тремя еще лучше (быть может, одним из этих иностранных языков должен быть мандаринский).Кроме того, политический деятель должен основательно изучить историю - и при всем высоком уважении, с которым можно относиться к жизненному пути доктора Гельмута Коля (Helmut Kohl), "Политическое развитие в Пфальце после 1945 года" (тема докторской работы Коля) - этого ни в коем случае не достаточно. Политики должны знать прежде всего древнюю историю. Никто не должен быть избран, если он не читал книгу Фукидида о Пелопонесских войнах (разумеется, по возможности, в греческом оригинале).Почему политики должны разбираться в истории? По этому поводу один анекдот, который рассказал Андре Глюксманн (André Glucksmann): во время вьетнамских людей в лодках, то есть волны беженцев из Южного Вьетнама, захваченного коммунистическим Севером во второй половине 70-х годов, либеральный антикоммунист Раймон Арон (Raymond Aron) и левый радикал Жан-Поль Сартр (Jean-Paul Sartre) побратались, чтобы вымолить у тогдашнего французского президента Жискара д'Эстена (Giscard d'Estaing) несколько тысяч виз для этих несчастных. Жискар д'Эстен был ошарашен, он не понимал, почему целые семьи отважились плыть на плотах в Южно-Китайское море. "Они бегут от коммунизма, месье президент", - мягко сказал Раймон Арон. А Сартр добавил: "Разве Вы не знаете, что история трагична?"Именно поэтому политики должны бы знать, что произошло давным-давно в Европе и где-нибудь еще. У них должно быть развито чутье, что история человечества трагична. Без этого чутья нельзя заниматься ответственной гуманной политикой. Еще одно важное условие: политики должны обладать основными знаниями в естественных науках. Они должны знать второй закон термодинамики и его значение для энергетики. Они должны достаточно понимать ядерную физику, чтобы знать, почему атомная электростанция не может взорваться, как атомная бомба. Они должны иметь по крайней мере понятие о том, что такое микрочип, как функционирует квантовый компьютер и какие последствия для общества будет иметь технологическая революция, в которой мы как раз и находимся.И политики должны - совершенно независимо от того, являются ли они сами верующими - немного разбираться в религиях. Тот, кто не знает, что такое евангелическое христианство, кто никогда не совал свой нос в "Бхагавадгиту" индусов, кто не понимает разницу между суннитскими и шиитскими мусульманами, кто считает иудаизм "религией Старого Завета" (как будто не было древнейшей традиции раввинского толкования) - тот относительно мало разбирается в сегодняшнем мире.В эти дни есть весьма порядочные левые и леволибералы, которые покаянно бьют себя в грудь и говорят: "Либеральная демократия находится в кризисе, поскольку мы были слишком элитарными". Это ерунда. Либеральная демократия находится в кризисе, поскольку политические элиты недостаточно элитарны. Скажем прямо: политики должны как можно меньше походить на тех идиотов, забывших историю, которые избирают право- или леворадикальные партии. Тогда с демократией, может быть, что-то еще и получится.(http://inosmi.ru/social/2...)

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31 марта, 15:02

Kohl's Strategy For Boosting Online Sales? Open More Stores

While many rivals are closing stores, Kohl’s is adding to its numbers. CEO Kevin Mansell believes Kohl’s future success is dependent on omnichannel performance which falters when stores customers don't have stores nearby.

30 марта, 17:10

Stock Market News for March 30, 2017

Benchmarks mostly rose on Wednesday, boosted primarily by energy and consumer discretionary shares

30 марта, 10:16

Why Is Iconix (ICON) Down 17.9% Since the Last Earnings Report?

Iconix (ICON) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

27 марта, 14:00

Why Is Kohl's (KSS) Down 8.6% Since the Last Earnings Report?

Kohl's (KSS) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

24 марта, 12:27

10 Amazing Beauty Sets for Those on a Budget

With these beauty kits, you can look your best without having to spend a fortune on high-end makeup and skin care products.

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23 марта, 18:44

That sinking feeling: Members agree that the single currency needs more integration

Print section Print Rubric:  Euro-zone members agree that the single currency needs more integration, but disagree over how Print Headline:  That sinking feeling Print Fly Title:  The euro UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The case for flexibility Fly Title:  That sinking feeling Main image:  20170325_SRP054_0.jpg MANY BRITISH TORY Eurosceptics trace their beliefs back to the 1992 Maastricht treaty which agreed to create a single currency. To them, Maastricht represented a Franco-German stitch-up. The French president, François Mitterrand, accepted German unification, and in exchange the German chancellor, Helmut Kohl, agreed to give up the D-mark for the euro. In fact money was crucial from the very start of the European project. In the 1950s Jacques Rueff, a leading French economist, declared that “Europe will be made through a currency, or it will not ...