Seriously. Just to be on the safe side (better to be prepared for nothing than unprepared for something).
Make you prep check lists. Have your bug-out bags ready to go.
Firearms / snare wire / fishing supplies / hunting knives / axes / saws / rope / coleman stove / rice / beans / flour / sugar / salt / spices / seeds / pasta / canned goods / meats / warm [...]
There is down-sizing; there is trimming-the-fat; and then there is UBS. The once-giant Swiss Bank just announced it will cut up to 10,000 jobs. This comes on top of the 3,500 from last year – which makes a rather dramatic weight-loss strategy for the 63,500 employee firm. As the FT reports, they will not happen all at once (so just after the election then?) but will lead to the closure [...]
July 10, 2012
Armed with hoes, pick-axes and chisels, members of Ansar Dine (Defenders of Faith) hammered away at the two earthen tombs until they were completely destroyed, witnesses told AFP.
“Currently the Islamists are busy destroying two tombs of Timbuktu’s great Djinguereber mosque. They are shooting in the air to chase away the crowd, to scare them,” one witness said earlier as the rampage began.
“The two mausolea are adjacent to the [...]
In the aftermath of the recent escalation in tensions between Turkey and Syria, whereby Syria was accused of hostile behavior for firing and taking down a Turkish fighter jet that supposedly spent at least 5 minutes in its airspace, today was a quiet day. At least until recently we saw the following footage in a clip uploaded to YouTube. Supposedly, Turkey has sent troop reinforcement to the Syrian border, after [...]
And when it comes to the Facebook IPO tomorrow, Cramer said the only strategy that makes sense is to buy into the IPO and immediately flip those shares as soon as they begin trading.
In the “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer once again spoke with Mark Benioff, chairman and CEO ofSalesforce.com (CRM_), the cloud computing giant that’s up 32% for the year.
Benioff touted Salesforce’s most recent quarterly results, noting that the company [...]
Did you catch the OpEd in the New York Times this morning? If not here it is…
Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs
What most people are focusing on are these passages:
“I can honestly say that the environment now is as toxic and destructive as I have ever seen it.”
“Execute on the firm’s “axes,” which is Goldman-speak for persuading your clients to invest in the stocks or other products that we are [...]
BY JOSH MITCHELL
States are moving to cut jobs and other spending to close budget deficits, even though their protracted fiscal crisis is easing a bit in an improving economy.
State governments are confronting a combined $47 billion gap between projected revenue and costs for the fiscal year that starts in July, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a left-leaning think tank. While that figure is high historically, it [...]
What Summers said:
For executives planning their strategies in light of the “new normal” economy, renowned economist Larry Summers has some important advice: “There are those today who would resist the process of international integration; that is a prescription for a more contentious and less prosperous world…We should not oppose offshoring or outsourcing.” With the unemployment rate at 9.4 percent, Summers compared critics of the outsourcing of American jobs to [...]