Friday, January 8, 2016

INTERESTING CONNECTIONS

Just taking another look at how some of those companies that pushed for or have signaled support for same-sex marriage are doing.

Apple:

Apple crashes into bear market: $160B gone! (USA Today)

Apple fails yet again: $123B vanishes (USA Today)

Apple Plunges After Nikkei Reports iPhone Production Cuts Up To 30%

Apple Shares to Close Year With Worst Performance Since 2008

FLASHBACK, SEPT 2015: The Fate Of The Bursting Tech Bubble Is In The Hands Of Just One Company, Apple

FLASHBACK, JUNE 2015: Bay area businesses among 379 companies pushing Supreme Court to declare same sex marriage constitutional right (CBS)

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Campbell's Soup:

Campbell Soup recalls 355,000 cans of SpaghettiOs due to pieces of plastic found that could be a CHOKING hazard

FLASHBACK, NOV 2015: Campbell's Soup airs ad showing two dads

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Chipotle:

Chipotle Tumbles: Will Demand Customers Pay More For Food That Won't Make Them Sick

The poisoning: Will Chipotle survive health disaster?

FLASHBACK, OCT 2010: Chipotle and Other Businesses Sponsor Dinner for Leading Gay Activist Group That Promotes Same-Sex Marriage, Attacks Catholic and Mormon Churches

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Coca-Cola:

Coca-Cola Apology: Sorry for 'Insensitive' Ad Featuring Indigenous Mexicans

Coca-Cola is spending millions to improve its image

FLASHBACK, JAN 2014: Coca-Cola launches ads depicting gay ‘marriage’ as antidote to ‘hatred’

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General Mills:

General Mills Sued Over 'Misleading' Cheerios Protein Cereal

FLASHBACK, JUNE 2012: General Mills Announces Support for Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

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Hyatt Hotels:

Hyatt Hotels data hacked (CNN)

FLASHBACK, OCT 2010: Hyatt, and Other Businesses Sponsor Dinner for Leading Gay Activist Group That Promotes Same-Sex Marriage, Attacks Catholic and Mormon Churches

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Macy's:

Macy's to Cut Jobs, Shut Stores Amid Weak Holiday Sales

Macy's massacre: thousands fired

FLASHBACK, JUNE 2015: Target, Marriott, Barilla, Macy's and More Applaud Gay Marriage Ruling to Woo Consumers

FLASHBACK, JUNE 2014: Macy's New Parade Is Not For Families

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Morgan Stanley:

NOV 30: Morgan Stanley To Cull 25% Of Fixed Income Jobs Within 2 Weeks As Revenues Plunge

DEC 8: Morgan Stanley's Holiday Present To 1,200 Of Its Best-Paid Employees: Pink Slips

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Silicon Valley Tech Companies:

Why Silicon Valley May Be At "DEFCON 1" Status

FLASHBACK: Silicon Valley Led the Effort for Same Sex Marriage

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Starbucks:

More than a DOZEN states now affected by California E.coli scare as FDA recalls 155,000 items including Starbucks holiday turkey sandwich

FLASHBACK, SEPT 2015: Starbucks issues ultimatum: People who believe in traditional marriage not welcomed as customers

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Walmart:

More than a DOZEN states now affected by California E.coli scare as FDA recalls 155,000 items including Walmart fruit salad

FLASHBACK, JUNE 2015: How Walmart became one of the biggest corporate supporters of same-sex marriage