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    U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Companies have $1.4 trillion in cash. Will they spend it? - Mar. 20, 2015

    Corporate America has so much cash sitting in the bank that it could purchase the Dallas Cowboys 437 times without borrowing a dime.

    Or if these titans of business really love House of Cards they could splurge by acquiring Netflix(NFLX, Tech30) 53 times. They could even buy Apple (AAPL, Tech30), Facebook (FB, Tech30) and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hatahway (BRKA) and still have cash to play with.
    In other words, big American companies literally have more cash than they know what to do with.
    I have a few thoughts on what they could do with it.
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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Considering the employer mandate for the ACA is still in limbo and the Republicans have taken over Congress and may take over the White House in a couple of years, it's not surprising that businesses would hold onto their liquid assets until they see how these things shake out.
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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Considering the employer mandate for the ACA is still in limbo and the Republicans have taken over Congress and may take over the White House in a couple of years, it's not surprising that businesses would hold onto their liquid assets until they see how these things shake out.
    Yeah, "Thanks , Obama."

    lol
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Yeah, "Thanks , Obama."

    lol
    I think in this case it would be "thanks Congress". But presumably, from your chuckle, you believe there's no issue related to the ACA and businesses expanding and hiring during the uncertainty, nor any other chill related to the EPA, labour, and other issues directly affecting businesses. We'll see.
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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    1) one time bonuses for employees
    2) cut prices and see if sales increase and even more profits are made
    3) give out raises
    4) provide more benefits to employees
    5) provide an actual and HONEST cost of living increase to employees
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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I have a few thoughts on what they could do with it.
    Why should it be up to me what a private company does with their money?

    (I mean, I get the economics of pools of money sitting in the hands of the few but we really have Congress and the Fed to thank for this economic model we have now.)
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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Companies have $1.4 trillion in cash. Will they spend it? - Mar. 20, 2015



    I have a few thoughts on what they could do with it.
    Increase the minimum wage and corporate participation in ACA costs or they might invest it in the United States.

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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Considering the employer mandate for the ACA is still in limbo and the Republicans have taken over Congress and may take over the White House in a couple of years, it's not surprising that businesses would hold onto their liquid assets until they see how these things shake out.
    Now that is a hard nosed aproach and heartless!

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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    1) one time bonuses for employees
    2) cut prices and see if sales increase and even more profits are made
    3) give out raises
    4) provide more benefits to employees
    5) provide an actual and HONEST cost of living increase to employees
    6) Make them pay welfare!

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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Companies have $1.4 trillion in cash. Will they spend it? - Mar. 20, 2015



    I have a few thoughts on what they could do with it.
    I'm sure everyone has ideas on what people or companies should do with their money, but does anyone have the right to tell people or businesses what to do with their money? Do you? Does the government?
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