NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks fell on Thursday as warnings from companies like Lucent Technologies Inc. and surprisingly soft U.S. retail sales data dampened investors' hopes for a swift rebound in corporate profits.
Um, hello, McFly? Wasn't Lucent one of those fucking companies laying off thousands upon thousands of workers? So let me see...you've not only crippled your staff, you are one of the leading reasons(layoffs) people can't afford to buy your products. And the fact that sales are down is a surprise?!
Sigh...when you think rationally, the parts of this world that are insane tend to drive you nuts. Its apparent to me that downsizing only appeases shareholders while at the same time ravaging the overall economy.