Dick Bove on the JPM Shareholder Vote
Eliot Spitzer on Jamie Dimon
Oklahoma Tornado Recovery
Oklahoma Tornado?s Aftermath
Valuing Dimon?s Role at JPM
Reform the Corporate Tax Policy?
Three-fourths of the small businesses battered by Hurricane Sandy are still waiting for U.S. government assistance, raising concerns among some about Midwest businesses hit by devastating tornadoes.
The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved loans to one out of every four business owners who applied for assistance after Sandy hammered the East Coast in October, according to analysis of data the agency submitted to Congress.Read full article >>
Long-simmering divisions among Republicans burst into public view Tuesday evening, when GOP moderates challenged tea-party conservatives on the Senate floor over their refusal to proceed to formal negotiations with Democrats over the federal budget.Read full article >>
-- "More than 800 people have paid as much as $200,000 apiece to reserve seats on commercial flights into space, some of which are expected to launch, at long last, within a year."
-- "Fashion models are almost twice as likely to get their visas as computer programmers, by one rough measure." (Note that this stat is misleading, but the article's interesting.)Read full article >>
Jamie Dimon, chairman and chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, on Tuesday won a vote of confidence from shareholders that he deserves to keep both his titles. It was another test for the leader of the nation?s biggest bank, a man once regarded by much of official Washington as the sage of Wall Street and voice of an industry.Read full article >>
It's official: The massive tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., on Monday has been rated an EF-5 ? basically, it was at the very top of the scale, with winds over 200 miles per hour.
So how common is this? An EF-5 usually only comes around about once a year, on average. Here's the National Climatic Data Center: "On average over 1000 tornadoes hit the U.S. each year, [and] 20 can be expected to be violent and possibly one might be incredible (EF5)."Read full article >>