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A quick note on those 2012 holiday retail sales figures …. The Christmas retail sales numbers are beginning to be released, and let’s just say it wasn’t a very merry holiday season for the nation’s shopping sector. According to Advisors SpendingPulse, 2012 holiday sales increased by a grand total of 0.7 percent from last year. ...Read more.
Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman might well have given a few desperate Americans an early Christmas gift last week when he took on nutritional supplement company in a three-hour presentation at a special session of the Sohn Conference in City. No, I am not discussing Ackman’s now famous short of the company, based on his contention ...Read more.
s supposed secret and diabolical plan to steal your 401(k) monies to plug holes in the federal budget, one of the many low points of the 2008 presidential campaign, is back. It appears to have started on this go-round with World Net Daily’s Jerome Corsi, best known for his opinions about the validity of ‘s ...Read more.
When it comes to pension and 401(k) plans, has long been a trendsetter. That’s a worrisome fact in view of the company’s recent controversial change to their employee retirement plan. As of January 1, 2013, will no longer give employees their 401(k) match with each pay cycle. Instead, the technology behemoth will make one large ...Read more.
If you missed out on Friday’s offering of the limited edition steel card, there is a second – and third, and fourth and fifth – chance for you over on the online auction site eBay. There’s only one problem. The Metal Card is going to cost you. As of the time of posting, one had ...Read more.
Lena Dunham, she of the $3.5 million book deal, thinks writing for money is “weird.” This statement comes at the beginning of an essay she penned for the published screenplay for Judd Apatow’s This is 40, where Dunham ponders the “many reasons” people write which include “glory” and the ability to use the keyboard to ...Read more.
Banks such as & Co, JP Morgan Chase & Co and Goldman Sachs, under pressure from a host of national and international laws meant to stop a repeat of the events of 2008, have now found themselves a new moneymaking opportunity: You. According to an article published today by .com, these global financial behemoths “have ...Read more.
Say it ain’t so, . Say you ain’t backing up from your long-standing advice that purchasing a new car is almost always a bad idea. But how else to explain Orman’s appearance in a commerical for Acura’s 2012 “Season of Reason” ad campaign? In the spot, which began airing earlier this month, Orman, driving a brand ...Read more.
On television, actor Larry Hagman played Texas wheeler-dealer J.R. Ewing on the hit show . No one ever got the better of lyin’, cheatin’ J.R. Ewing. In real life Hagman, who died Friday at the age of 81, was not so lucky. According to , one in five Americans over the age of 65 will either ...Read more.
Did you watch the YouTube video of the Black Friday mob banging down the door of the local Tiffany’s at midnight, nearly rioting in their search for discounted Elsa Peretti Diamonds by the Yard drop earrings? Or did you hear the tale of the shopper who pulled a gun on another Fendi seeking bargain hunter ...Read more.