Wild rides, a snow-hugging choo-choo, and a box will factor greatly into the week that is on the way.
Doesn't George Ross, Donald Trump's seasoned yet savvy assistant on The Apprentice, bear a striking resemblance to Mr. Six from the catchy Six Flags
Ready for some Cisco
While the company closed out fiscal 2004 on a high note with sales rising for the first time since 2001, more than a few Fools are concerned with the company's disproportionate spike in inventory levels and accounts receivable. Look for the company to show some improvement on Tuesday, or watch the router rooters boo the home team if the trend continues and Cisco is at a loss to explain why it is having to extend more liberal credit terms to grow sales -- and why so many more items aren't moving at all.
The holidays seem to start earlier with each passing year -- if you're in Hollywood, that is. Time Warner
And speaking of Starbucks, the java haven is wrapping up fiscal 2004 by announcing its fourth-quarter results on Wednesday as well. While its CEO announced his retirement last month, no one is expecting the company to come up short in its quest to create a caffeinated world. Analysts expect the company to earn $0.25 a share. A quarter for the quarter? You'll have to round up about a dozen of those quarters to buy yourself a cup of joe at Starbucks these days, right?
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If you're torn over which holiday flick to catch first, do Carmike Cinemas
Until next week I remain,
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz did make it out to a Six Flags park this summer and actually had a great time at Magic Mountain. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story.