Dollar General is Bigger than Sears

A milestone has been reached in the world of American retail; Dollar General’s (NYSE: DG) sales are greater than those of Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD).

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Ten Lessons You Can Learn from Kroger

Kroger is far more than just a grocer; it now operates 326 jewelry stores, 1,330 supermarket fuel centers, and 782 convenience stores. Some of its supermarkets now contain cafes, sushi bars, coffee shops, and even gourmet cheese stores. Many of its marketplaces offer clothing, appliances, electronics, furniture and hardware, in addition to groceries. All this gives Kroger a wide variety of streams of revenue. It has helped the company avoid the downturn in traditional grocery sales. One advantage to diversification is that it gives customers a wide variety of reasons to step into a Kroger store.

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Kroger an Underappreciated Value Stock

The numbers show us that the recent stock split has made Kroger one of the most under-appreciated and undervalued stocks around. It is also one of the best bargains in the market today.

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Does Lending Club Actually Make Money?

Therefore Lending Club looks like a successful company but not a value investment. Its platform is achieving a lot of growth, but it is not making money the way PayPal is. This indicates that its business model could be flawed or at least seriously limited, so you should stay away from it for now

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Ten Really Great Underpriced Stocks to Consider Buying Right Now

If you want to take a gamble on a tech company that could be the next Google, PayPal could be it. PayPal’s revenue was growing at a rate of 14% in the first quarter of 2015. PayPal’s international revenue grew at a rate of 52% in 2014, the volume of mobile payments it processed grew by 58% and its total payment volume grew by 26%.

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Persil ProClean on Sale at U.S. Supermarket

It looks as if Persil ProClean is getting rolled out in the U.S., but it is being rolled out in spurts. One has to wonder when this product will hit Kroger (NYSE: KR) and Target (NYSE: TGT).

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Does the Stock Split Make Kroger a Greater Value?

This makes Kroger a value investment as in values with a capital V; it treats its employees well. The management works for everybody’s benefit rather than to line their own pockets.

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A Few Benedict Options

So what are the Benedict Options, and how could they work? To answer that question, I took a look at various religious countercultures in history and in modern America that could serve as a template for the Option. This could show us what such a counterculture might look like and how it might impact our society.

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Kroger Probably Will Not Bid on A&P

More likely, buyers for the A&P locations include Walmart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), which is expanding the number of smaller locations it operates, and Target (NYSE: TGT), which is considering entering the small-box arena. Also likely to jump in is the fast-growing, privately-held Aldi Inc., which is aggressively expanding its discount grocery business in the United States. Aldi owns another fast-growing grocer: Trader Joe’s.

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America’s Debt Crisis Could Be Worse than That in Greece

Now for a truly frightening fact they are not telling you: The U.S. government itself is currently underwriting a large portion of that debt. Manuel estimated that around $4.6 trillion, or a little over 25%, of the national debt is in the form of intergovernmental holdings; that is, it is owed by one government agency to another.

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