Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tuesday Randomosity

  • Tom Brady made Suzy Kolber work for the post-game comment!
  • Ben Bernanke says recession is "very likely over." Bernanke said the economy likely is growing now, but it won't be sufficient to prevent the unemployment rate, now at a 26-year high of 9.7 percent, from rising.  Hey, maybe you won't keep your job, but it's good to know things are better.
  • Say, was it the real Ben Bernanke or identity-theft Ben Bernanke?
  • "Male, pale, and stale" is out for Calpers.  Now CalPERS officials cite studies, including one of their own, that conclude companies with women and minorities on their boards generally produce more value for investors than companies run by boards of directors that are virtually all white males.  White men are nothin' but trouble.
  • What I want to know, is what is the mission of Calpers?  Is it political activism or producing returns to provide for the retirements of their members?  Lets checkOur mission is to advance the financial and health security for all who participate in the System. We will fulfill this mission by creating and maintaining an environment that produces responsiveness to all those we serve.  And white men suck.
  • Average health care costs jump 5% for families.  Despite a drop in inflation, the annual cost of employer-sponsored family health insurance coverage has risen 5% this year to $13,375. But lets also add Employers picked up the lion's share of that tab. Companies paid an average of $9,860, while their workers picked up the other $3,515.
  • I think it's important to add in what the employer is paying, because folks believe their not getting raises while this shows that employers are indeed spending more on employees.
  • Hey, it's Tuesday.  The day after quite a football weekend. 



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