Now it’s putting the money to work.The company will still have about $12 billion in overseas cash after the deal closes, which is expected to be in the second quarter of this year. Corporate tax rate, the highest among developed economies. Apple (AAPL), General Electric (GE), Microsoft (MSFT), Pfizer (PFE) and Merck (MRK) all keep tens of billions overseas.
The must read book now in Washington is called “Lessons in Disaster” by Gordon Goldstein. Even Admiral Mullen has asked his staff to read it. The book tells a story of the run up to the Vietnam War through the eyes of a chief architect, McGeorge Bundy.
Source: Used to work for a Luxottica retailer for a few months and I like to learn a bit more than my brief when I can. (Let not get into the terrible ordeal where it took Costco 6 months to produce the glasses. 2 years later I still waiting for them to give me the case they promised to backorder.) I generally can expect a pair of glasses to last 8 years, the way I treat them, never less, always getting rid of them just because I tired of the style..
Our “representatives” do not listen to us and try to pass legislation like CISPA, SOPA, and the many other names for the same law. Poor people are thrown in prison because they can afford a proper defense, men sit on death row for 28 fucking years even though their innocence was proven a decade ago. The only time, we as a people seem to be get our asses in gear is if our electronic crack is going to be affected.
Lonny Baxter? Byron Mouton certainly wasn’t a big addition when he transferred from Tulane. Steve Blake was a well known recruit, but also not in the superstar category. And so on and so on. The (new) bad news is that sugar does more damage to our bodies than we originally thought. It was once considered to be just another marker for an unhealthy diet and obesity. Now sugar is considered an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, as well as many other chronic diseases, according a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine..
Radiation dose is measured in something called “millisieverts.” Background dose due to natural radiation exposure varies from place to place but is about 3 millisieverts a year. Nuclear plant workers are limited to 20 millisieverts a year. One hundred millisieverts in one dose can increase the risk of cancer.
WELNA: You know, there are supposed to be nine days of court sessions over the next couple of weeks. And there’s going to be a lot more wrangling over simply how to move forward. One of the defendants wants permission from the judge to fire his civilian lawyers, saying he can’t trust anyone anymore.