For better or for worse, bosses don’t spend much time thinking about your needs and worrying about helping you with your career advancement. Bosses, like most people at work, are busy people with their own jobs, their own lives, and their own concerns.
It’s been a long, almost 10-year ride, but shareholders of Montreal-headquartered Jean Coutu Group are finally getting something back from the company’s ill-fated adventure south of the border.
This week, on the back of strong earnings, it announced a special $0.50 a share special dividend plus the buy-back of 22 million shares at $18.50 a share. The profits gained from the sale of its remaining stake in Rite Aid, a U.S. pharmacy chain will help with funding those two shareholder-friendly initiatives.
Iraq is sharpening a push to sell its swelling crude output and sit at oil’s top table with Saudi Arabia, sweetening terms for contract buyers next year, its customers say.
Iraqi Oil Minister Abdul-Kareem Luaibi held court to oil executives in Vienna’s Hotel Imperial last week on the sidelines of an OPEC meeting. Some buyers have said they were concerned by higher prices and variable quality.
President Barack Obama on Friday nominated Jeh Johnson to succeed Janet Napolitano as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Johnson (pronounced "Jay") comes to DHS from the Pentagon, where he served as the Department of Defense's top lawyer and legal counsel during the first term of the Obama administration, after which he left to return to private practice.
Paul Krugman had another of his nasty moment on TV Sunday (ABC -Link) when he took on Senator Ron Johnson (R, WI). The topic was Social Security. I want to throw my two cents into this fray. Senator Johnson made the comment:
By Regarded Solutions:To continue this series for the younger investor who has a longer time horizon and is just starting out, I believe it is prudent to discuss Social Security.For the purposes of this article I will use today's dollars to make a rather simple comparison. Numbers can be plugged in later to account for any variation of inflation percentages one believes will exist over time.