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The Price of Diesel Versus Printer Ink

All these examples do NOT imply that diesel is cheap; it just illustrates how outrageous some prices are.... You will be really shocked by the last one! Compared with Diesel...... Think a gallon of diesel is expensive? This makes one think, and also puts things in perspective. Diet Snapple 16 oz $1.29 ... $10.32 per gallon Lipton Ice Tea 16 oz $1.19 ..........$9.52 per gallon Gatorade 20 oz $1.59 ..... $10.17 per gallon Ocean Spray 16 oz $1.25 ......... $10.00 per gallon Brake Fluid 12 oz $3.15 ...... $33.60 per gallon Vick's Nyquil 6 oz $8.35 ... $178.13 per gallon Pepto Bismol 4 oz $3.85 .. $123.20 per gallon Whiteout 7 oz $1.39 ....... . $25.42 per gallon Scope 1.5 oz $0.99 .....$84.48 per gallon And this is the REAL KICKER... Ever wonder why printers are so cheap? So they have you hooked for the ink. Someone calculated the cost of the INK at a retail store (you won't believe it....but it is true........) $5,200 a gal. (five thousand two

Bank Factoring Services

More and more banks are getting into factoring, and it may seem as if banks are giving factors a run for their money, but the fact remains that they are an FDIC regulated institution with tight restrictions, and therefore cannot be as competitive as a factor in many situations.  It is likely that if you go to your local banking branch and ask the manager about their factoring services, the branch manager would not know what you are talking about. Why waste time with tight restrictions? If you need factoring, going to a factor should be the best bet. But like everything else, shop around and once you have the best quote, work with it, factors want your business, and they will try to beat the other guys offer. Factors offer a simple qualifying process and quick funding.

Trucking Industry and the $27 Billion Wasted in 2011 Due to Traffic Jams!

Based on a report by the Texas A&M’s Transportation Institute, the trucking industry as a whole shared costs for wasted fuel and time of about $27 billion in 2011 due to traffic jams, which is about 2.9 billion gallons of fuel wasted. The cities most congested are Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, New York, Newark, Boston, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia and Seattle. We need to keep tabs on what actions if any the Department of Transportation is taking to easy congestion on the nation's highways?

Congratulations to the Baltimore Ravens!

Congratulations to the Baltimore Ravens! However, hats off to the 49ers, amazing come back, the game could have gone either way, it felt almost certain that the 49ers inside the Raven's 5 yards with less than 2 minutes to play had the game, if not for the controversial play 49ers QB Kaepernick pass to Michael Crabtree and the scramble with Raven's Jimmy Smith.  Any thoughts?

Super Bowl Sunday! East v. West

Super Bowl Sunday! East v. West, or in this case bother (John Harbaugh - Ravens) verses bother (Jim Harbaugh - 49ers), a SportsNation poll picked the 49ers by 54% to beat the Ravens.  Let's have a little fun with our own poll, Ravens or 49ers?