Productivity did set the tone, and now oil's moved back up slightly, but it doesn't seem to be spiking. As a group, consumers and traders, we're getting used to the idea of 60 a barrel oil.
Now that we're at the international level, we don't want the other cities to know what's in our bid.
They essentially own the books now, and we're working with them on the international bid.
This investment will enable S3 to accelerate the development of our innovative product and services businesses in these areas and in particular to expand our customer reach in Asia.
Physically, I'll need to step it up. We have the time for that, and that's what I'm going to try to do.
I've been doing a lot of physical stuff and am just now getting back into the team. The World Cup is still a few months away.
This has really been a freak winter for us. For four or five years, we've always had to dip into our surplus. Some years, we've been as high as 12 (million) or 13 million.
The rising price of gas heavily impacted where the discretionary dollar was going. Gasoline at 3 (a gallon) really freaked people out.
These people have suffered. These people don't deserve this.
Relative to what people were expecting in September and October (for holiday sales), things were much better than they expected. With energy prices being where they were and predictions of a cold winter, people were expecting downtrodden sales. It turned out to be just the opposite.
I don't know if Bruce is taking a risk. I was named to the 23 but he still has the opportunity to replace me. He explained to me that he wants me to play in the practice games and show I'm getting into form. Nothing is set in stone but he wants to give me the chance.
You have crude prices rising and you have a lot of people selling the market into that news.
PPI this morning was in line with what was expected, showing low inflation.
We would miss him. The one good thing he hasn't been a fixture for us. He won't be noticeably missed by a lot of people, except for the coaches and the players who know what a special player he is.
For me, it would be great to be part of this team. (But) if I'm playing and I'm in the mix and I don't make the World Cup team, I can go on. My world won't fall apart.
We got one goal and could have gotten some more, but we did not have any luck hitting the post, ... This may be the game to get the monkey off our back with this stadium.
If you look deep, you can see what is short. It's a deal of having extended vision.
A decision hasn't been made.
We are willing to help out and stop this crime. We would love to meet you guys halfway, but we feel like we're not be met halfway.
There's a lot of confidence that the underlying economy in general is very sound, though one fear, of course, would be that the Fed continues to tighten. Certainly there's an indication we are getting near the end.
We weren't sure how the rest of the community would feel about it. We wanted a place that was safe. We didn't want to broadcast it and have outside influences threaten that safety.
There have been millions of dollars poured into this place to take that temporary, wooden camp and turn it into a modern city that could support the modern army. It's taken 65 years to happen.