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Stamps Vie With Stock Investing

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Sending a letter in Germany used to be such a simple thing. You put your letter in an envelope, slapped on a stamp, and popped it in the familiar yellow Deutsche Post mailbox. End of story. But not for much longer. Deutsche Post is about to lose its monopoly on the postal service. And after that, customers will be able to choose from new green, red and blue postboxes on the street as well as old yellow. As part of a European Union move to introduce greater competition in letter delivery services, Germany on Jan. 1, 2008 will abolish Deutsche Post's exclusive right to deliver letters under 50 grams -- the last monopoly left ...
Global Debt Crisis: The Killing of Paper Money
Europe seems to lack the things that make for a strong political system. It has no common language, for example (there are more than 200 different languages in Europe). And it has no common culture either…or even a common religion…or a common race. The Greeks are rioting in the streets. They’re upset because their government is trying to cut back on ‘services.’ Actually, it’s not the services that anyone would miss. It’s the money. The rioters are mostly people who live, in one way or another, at the expense of others…thanks to the government. They work for the government…or get handouts from it. The poor ... market research, surveys and trends
Call Me Fishmeal.: iPhone & iPod: contain or disengage?
Back when we had commies to worry about, someone came up with the concept of "engage and contain": eg, rather than avoid them as we'd been doing, we should trade and talk and travel there, and by doing so be able to contain their evil. Similar ideas exist today on China and Iran (And, honestly, people -- do we really worry about being attacked by Iran? Really? Is this even on our RADAR?) Google is infamous recently for installing government-censored Google in China, with what I think were the purest of intentions -- the idea that more knowledge naturally makes the country more democratic. But even Google ... market research, surveys and trends


Cigar Aficionado | Archives | Stuck On Stamps
The "Ugly Duckling" was about to be auctioned off, and as an overflow crowd streamed into a Geneva gallery last November, a palpable sense of tension filled the hall. Collectors had long been fascinated by this rather ordinary looking "work of art," and while knowing it was one of the world's great rarities, they joked about its bland, partially obliterated design. While expecting it to sell for more than $1 million, they never imagined the Tre Skilling Yellow, a faded 1855 stamp from Sweden with a big, black cancellation mark, would suddenly make history. But once the crowd settled into their seats, and ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The following are major trends within information security and ...
Nov 5, 2009 ... 'Last mile' would be the bottleneck, as students vie with workers at home ...... more than half of respondents said they are investing in encryption for ... Software and, observed a stark trend toward less outsourcing ... percent actually believe their information security has improved, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research


When Financial Markets Work Too Well: A Cautious Case For a ...
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SEC Speech: Remarks by Mark Mahar, Associate Chief Accountant ...
As a matter of policy, the Securities and Exchange Commission disclaims responsibility for any private publication or statement of any SEC employee or Commissioner. This speech expresses the author's views and does not necessarily reflect those of the Commission, the Commissioners, or other members of the SEC staff. Introduction Thank you and good afternoon. During this session, my colleagues and I will share our views on a number of specific accounting, auditing and financial reporting issues. While some of the issues we will discuss truly are black and white applications of specific standards or regulations, it is ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Country Analysis: Thailand
Also, a fact that seems to back up Samsung very optimistic view on ... Investing activities such as the acquisition of plant and equipment and ... Samsung is determined to place their stamp on this industry. ... This lack of transparency helps explain why Samsung stock traded at 14.2 times its earnings in 1999. ...
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I'm as guilty as the next person, but when you receive that notice in the mail from the company asking for your proxy vote, don't give it to them. And, don't vote for the cronies that get put up by the management and are just rubber stamps for the CEO. We won't get better corporate leadership until we start demanding it as shareholders. Same thing is true of our government. As long as voting rates hover at just over 50%, and as long as people allow themselves to be led around by the nose instead of taking the time to learn about who is running and what the issues are, we're doomed to a government of ...
Google Answers: Non-reporting corporations
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