There's a lot of scary stuff out there.



makes a great consolidation buy and they hammer it.



announces some pretty good news but it isn't good enough and they crush it down 16.



keeps getting punished for that terrific quarter.

No relief yet in sight.

We continue to like boring and hate exciting. Sure beats the New Economy/Old Economy dichotomy.

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