According to Reuters, "Rising Costs Threaten Corporate
The rising cost of commodities ranging
from oil to food is emerging as the main threat to an earnings recovery that
has helped push U.S. stocks to their highest levels since the 2008 financial
Major U.S. companies across a spectrum
of industries, from blue-chip manufacturing companies 3M Co and DuPont
Co, to tissues and diapers maker Kimberly-Clark Corp and fashion accessories house
Coach (COH.N) cited rising costs as a risk to growth this year.
Nah, they'll just carry on doing what
they've been doing -- laying off employees, reducing compensation and benefits for existing staff, cutting
back on capital investment and R&D spending, and ripping customers off
with shady marketing
Same old, same old.