Q4 2012 Earnings Call
February 28, 2013 5:00 pm ET
Brad D. Cohen - Senior Managing Director
Granger Cobb - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Robert C. Bateman - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance
James Christopher Alexander Hyatt - Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations
Here is the "Black Friday" question of the day from Martin Lewis at the Telegraph: Is it time to ban Christmas presents?
Is it time to ban Christmas presents? Across the country people are growling at the enforced obligation to waste money on that they can't afford, for people who won't use it. Festive gift-giving has lost its point, risks doing more harm than good, misteaches our children about values and kills the joy of anticipation of what should be a joyous time.
An Australian court ruling has quoted at length from internal emails sent between brass at Young & Rubicam over the hiring of Reed Collins from Leo Burnett to become national creative director at The Campaign Palace, a unit of Y&R in Australia.
Dylan Matthews is writing Wonkbook while Ezra is in China.
Some congressional Democrats are opposing key spending bills that they say would drive the country deeper in debt. Meanwhile, Barney Frank is pushing for the financial reform conference committee to be televised on C-SPAN; would public opinion toughen the bill even further? And all evidence suggests the EPA was unprepared for an oil spill of the scale of the BP incident.
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