CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — Investors should strongly consider cutting their stock exposure this coming May Day and parking the proceeds in cash until Halloween.
That advice comes courtesy of a famous piece of Wall Street folklore that is known by the adage “sell in May and go away.”
Unlike most of the other stories investors tell, however, the historical evidence in favor of this one is surprisingly strong. [...]
December 30, 2012
A woman from Oregon found a cry for help from a Chinese labor camp in a box of Halloween decorations. The letter claims to be written from the Masanjia labor camp in northeastern China.
The Masanjia labor camp is notorious for its harsh work conditions and the mistreatment of those interned inside. In the plea letter that found its way to the US, the writer specifically mentions the mistreatment [...]
Lets hope this is a only sick hoax or propaganda to show Chinese govt in a poorer light. If true, then Truly Sad
Found this on Yahoo link:
Julie Keith was unpacking some of last year’s Halloween decorations when she stumbled upon an upsetting letter wedged into the packaging.
Tucked in between two novelty headstones that she had purchased at Kmart, she found what appeared to be a letter from the Chinese laborer, who had made the [...]
When we build products at Uber, we want the user to have a great experience – convenient, classy and reliable. That means that our products are easy to use, that the service is available when you need it and that you have the information you need to use the service as you see fit.
During Halloween and New Year’s Eve last year, we turned on surge pricing to handle the extreme [...]
“What if the American people learned the truth…”
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Trick or Treating may have to wait in New Jersey.
Gov. Chris Christie says that if conditions are not safe on Wednesday for Trick or Treating, he will sign an executive order rescheduling Halloween.
He made the announcement on his Twitter feed on Monday night.
The Garden State was feeling the brunt of Hurricane Sandy as it came ashore just south of Atlantic City.
More than 750,000 people were in the dark. Many of them were [...]
There is a serious danger to mariners from a humongous area of high seas which in some areas will include waves of colossal height. Wave forecast models are predicting significant wave heights up to 50+ feet, and that is the average of the top 1/3, meaning that there will be individual waves that are even higher. The Perfect Storm, originally known as the Halloween Storm because of the time of [...]
COLLEYVILLLE (CBSDFW.COM) – The election season and Halloween have been joined together in a yard display that is drawing attention in Colleyville.
The display features spiders big enough for a human to ride on. Spiderwebs cover much of the front yard. The scariest element though, may be the political and racial overtones some are conferring.
This is the sixth year Melissa Cruson and her husband Glenn have built an elaborate display for Halloween. [...]
It’s one of the toughest job markets in history, where landing — and keeping — that plum position is more challenging than ever.
But judging by the way some people navigate the workplace and the interview process, you’d think jobs were being given out like candy on Halloween. How can we learn from others’ mistakes?
Here are four rules to follow if you want to be a valuable employee and/or leader [...]
By Mark Hulbert, MarketWatch
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Those interested in doing some spring cleaning in their portfolios this month might be tempted to do the most radical spring cleaning of all: Sell everything and go to cash.
That’s because April represents the end of the seasonally favorable six-month period that began last Halloween, and the fast approach of the time when many will “Sell in May and Go Away.” [...]
Bloodied but unbowed: Scientists have created a plastic ‘skin’ that oozes red blood to warn engineers when a machine needs repaired
Robots that ‘bleed’ like Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator have come one step closer to reality.
Scientists have created a plastic ‘skin’ that oozes red blood when cut.
It can also ‘heal’ itself, building tiny molecular bridges inside in response to damage.
The red ‘blood’ might sound like a pointless Halloween novelty – but the [...]
A New York charity worker who was nearly killed when two teenage boys threw a shopping cart from the fourth floor of a shopping mall said she wishes her attackers well.
Marion Hedges was buying Halloween candy for underprivileged children in her neighbourhood when she became victim to the dangerous prank which left her blind in one eye and with permanent nerve damage that affects her walking.
But the 47-year-old, who works [...]
From Economic Policy Journal:
Because the Department of Homeland Security has asked parts of the public to report suspicious activity through the “Communities Against Terrorism” program , if you visit an airport, stay in a hotel, drink coffee at an Internet cafe, or in some other way interact with one of the “Halloween G-men” in the American public, a full-fledged FBI investigation is only one phone call away, says LaTi.
LaTi lists [...]
Now that the affdavit of MF Global COO Bradley Abelow has been filed, we finally get the (partial and quite watered down) inside scoop of just what the events were that brought the company to its knees, and what specifically were the precipitating catalysts that ultimately led to the Halloween massacre. The relevant part begins with section E, paragraph 33, on page 13. “As a global financial services firm, [...]
A 10-year-old Aiken trick-or-treater pulled a gun on a woman who said she would take his candy on Halloween.
According to a police incident report, the 28-year-old victim told authorities she recognized some boys from her neighborhood while they were trick-or-treating about 6:30 p.m. Monday near Schroeder and George streets and jokingly told them she would take their candy.
One 10-year-old in the group of about 10 juveniles responded with “no you’re [...]
The New York Times
October 30, 2011
On Friday, the law firm of Steven J. Baum threw a Halloween party. The firm, which is located near Buffalo, is what is commonly referred to as a “foreclosure mill” firm, meaning it represents banks and mortgage servicers as they attempt to foreclose on homeowners and evict them from their homes. Steven J. Baum is, in fact, the largest [...]
On October 31st, tens of millions of Americans will celebrate Halloween by going trick-or-treating or by attending costume parties. For most people, Halloween is a fun evening of dressing up and eating too much candy, and it is a holiday that is becoming more popular than ever. According to a recent report from the National Retail Federation, seven out of every 10 Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year. That is [...]
A Halloween scarecrow that was hanging from a tree in front of a home in Brooklyn. (credit: CBS 2)
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Halloween display at a home in Brooklyn has been taken down after some called it a symbol of racism.
A scarecrow painted to have dark skin was hanging by a rope from a tree in front of a home in Kensington.
Some neighbors say the homeowner gets in the spirit of Halloween every [...]
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – A New Jersey school district is reportedly preventing students from wearing costumes to school this Halloween, claiming the garb is disruptive in the classroom.
Principals at Springfield public schools sent out a letter to parents saying costumes are not allowed to be worn during school hours this year, the Springfield Patch reported.
The new policy has angered many Springfield elementary school students, some of whom attended a recent meeting of [...]
Earlier today we presented Bloomberg’s Chart of the Day which represented the GDP and Debt per capita on a historical and projected basis, and we hysterically, and tongue-in-cheekly, dubbed it “The Scariest Chart Ever” because it confirmed that at some point, very soon, US Debt will surpass GDP and never look back. We decided to dig into the actual numbers (cancelling out the per capital denominator as it is the [...]
Riverside County supervisors will consider a measure that would ban sex offenders from putting up Halloween decorations or handing out candy to children.
The urgency ordinance is on the agenda for the supervisors’ Tuesday meeting. If passed, it will take effect immediately.
The measure would bar registered sex offenders from answering the door to trick-or-treating children or decorating their homes with Halloween decorations between 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 31 [...]
FREMONT (CBS SF) – Halloween is still weeks away, but already a popular Haunted House in Fremont is being forced to close its doors after the city called it a public safety hazard.
For the past seven years, Chris Stelle has transformed his parents backyard into an elaborate haunted house for Halloween. Thousands of friends and neighbors have been through the annual freak show.
KCBS’ Matt Bigler Reports:
City Boos Fremont Teen’s Haunted [...]