Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 54679
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2022/08/07 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2013/5/17-7/3 [Finance/Investment] UID:54679 Activity:nil
5/17    Tech stocks at all time high & Bay Area traffic and housing crisis
        is now worse than 2001. BUBBLE 2.0 BEWARE!!!
        \_ This time it is no bubble, at least not yet. Wake me up again
           when the Nasdaq hits an inflation adjusted record.
        \_ I don't know if this bubble qualifies as a tech bubble or a bubble
           at all.  Last weekend I saw hiring signs at McDonald's, Macy's and
           Lion Super (an Asian supermarket) for low-level jobs.
           \_ hiring for McD and Macy's? LOL
        \_ This is how you know things are booming:
2022/08/07 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

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