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Old 10-09-2008, 03:56 PM
 
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http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/micron-cutting-jobs-memory-chip/story.aspx?guid={2D850EF4-9919-4526-8C87-C7470FC54028}

Can someone show me how to make the link work? Thanks
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Rockland County New York
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http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/micron-cutting-jobs-memory-chip/story.aspx?guid={2D850EF4-9919-4526-8C87-C7470FC54028}
I wonder how many jobs they are eliminating .

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Old 10-09-2008, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I'll add to that (Alcoa shutting down Rockdale Texas plant - over 600 layoffs):
News 8 Austin | 24 Hour Local News | TOP STORIES
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:08 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Micron cutting 15% Workforce Memory chip division
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/micron-cutting-jobs-memory-chip/story.aspx?guid={2D850EF4-9919-4526-8C87-C7470FC54028}

Trouble Spreads to silicon Valley
http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker...t,%5EIXIC,goog

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Old 10-09-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/micron-cutting-jobs-memory-chip/story.aspx?guid={2D850EF4-9919-4526-8C87-C7470FC54028}

Can someone show me how to make the link work? Thanks
marketwatch doesn't always work for links.

Click the earth with the paperclip, paste the link there. Paste it again after clicking OK.
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:36 PM
 
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Gotta call bs on some of this . . .

Chip makers have been flaky for years without regard to current economics. If they made any breakthrough devices, they would have years of orders ahead. As it is, memory is just memory and the most easily in surplus.

Alcoa in Rockdale has been slated for cutbacks for years. Sort of running slow about it. I was hired almost 2 years ago to take down three of the generators, and I think they still do not have the take down date.

As far as the Vulture Capitalists, (the Silicon Valley story) the real operators LIKE hard times, it gives them twisted playing fields and new opportunities. Silicon Valley's real fall down (spent part of this Spring working new tech projects out there) is that the folks that came up in the area still want to run things they way did back when -- so they are becoming Stuck-In-Concrete old time business model thinkers -- like Ford and GM -- instead of the innovators they were in their youth.

Not saying these are good or bad things, but they are just things and have NOTHING to do with the banking mess.
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Old 10-09-2008, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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As far as the Vulture Capitalists, (the Silicon Valley story) the real operators LIKE hard times, it gives them twisted playing fields and new opportunities.
Cheap labor is one of those opportunities.
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Old 10-09-2008, 06:58 PM
 
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I heard today that Micron is cutting 1,500 jobs, most of which are in Boise.
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