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Archie, a Chinese Crested, is seen here prior to winning World's Ugliest Dog competition at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. in 2006.
Archie, a Chinese Crested, is seen here prior to winning World's Ugliest Dog competition at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. in 2006.

Stars and Dogs

Stars and Dogs for the week of Sept. 27 Add to ...

A humorous look at the companies that caught our eye, for better or worse, this week



Apple







Things that never change: 1) The "new and improved" Leafs miss the playoffs; 2) Lindsay Lohan gets arrested; 3) Apple's stock keeps soaring. The shares have risen in 18 of the last 20 sessions and hit a fresh record this week after an analyst raised his projections for iPad sales.















Netflix







We at Netflix want to express how sorry we are (whoopee!) to hear about the bankruptcy filing of our competitor Blockbuster. This very sad development is a blow to consumer choice (ka-ching!), but we're certain Blockbuster will be back, better and stronger than ever (don't count on it).















Washington Post







Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Washington Post plans to buy back up to 750,000 shares! Stock rises - finally! Too bad my shares are worth only half of what they were a few years ago! That's why I'm out here on the street wearing a stupid hat and selling papers! Extra! Extra!















Shoppers Drug Mart









What's worse than buying your girlfriend a home pregnancy test at Shoppers when your wife walks in? Selling Shoppers' shares at the bottom, that's what. The stock sank after changes to Ontario's drug laws, but bargain hunters have pushed the price up nearly 20 per cent from its lows.















Gildan Activewear











My parents invested in Gildan Activewear , but all I got was this lousy T-shirt that says "Welcome to the poor house." With cotton prices soaring because of flooding in Pakistan, shares of the T-shirt, socks and underwear maker have shrunk a few sizes.















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