This is a sad day for the book industry and for the economy. Borders books is being forced to liquidate as they could not find a buyer for the company. Starting tomorrow, ALL Borders in the United States will be having going out of business sales that will go through until August when all stores will be closing and close to 11,000 people losing their jobs.
Mike Edwards, CEO of Borders sent out a message to all Borders customers and consumers earlier tonight. Wow. Just wow. I am sure most of you will take advantage of the book sale before they close. I would and will.
Print media is a dying breed as nooks and other devices take over.
What do you guys think of Borders going out of business.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Knowledge Still Is Power
From Mexico to now the U.S., the swine flu is here. There is even talk of travel bans. Security at LAX are now wearing surgical masks and gloves.
Americans are being urged not to panic as symptoms have been mild. They advise to wash your hands a lot and cover your coughs and sneezes. (We are supposed to do that but how many of your co-workers don't??) You should also stay home if you feel ill. In this economy, stay home? Craziness!
7 cases have been confirmed here in California and 8 in New York. So far, no swine flu deaths here in America. There has been a 103 in Mexico however. 6 have been reported by Canada. Other governments issued advisories urging citizens not to visit Mexico. China, Japan, Hong Kong and others set up quarantines for anyone possibly infected.
This is nuts and hopefully more information will be reported soon.-Dr.FB
President Barack Obama will guest on "The Tonight Show" this Thursday, March 19, becoming the first sitting American President to ever appear on a late night talk show.
The President will sit down with Jay Leno on the NBC show to talk about the economy and other topics, as part of continuing efforts to get his message out about his plans to lift the nation out of the recession.
For more, see the Reuters story here.
Layoffs have hit our favorite children's television show, "Sesame Street".
They have just confirmed they must "regretfully" cut their workforce by twenty percent, that's a total of sixty seven positions.
So, So sad.......
All Circuit City stores close after today.
That means after all things get cleaned up this week, 34,000 employees will be out of a job.-Dr.FB
Disney appears to be in trouble . Things just keep getting better. Sigh.-Dr.FB