October 30, 2013 |
Anticipating the Securities and Exchange Commission's actions can feel like waiting for Godot. The SEC has been sitting on a petition for a new rule requiring publicly traded companies to disclose to shareholders what corporate funds are spent on political activities. The petition was filed in August 2011 by 10 corporate law professors, yet the formal rule-making process on it still has not begun. More than 640,000 people - including senators, representatives, state treasurers, comptrollers, former Vanguard Chief Executive John Bogle, investors and me - have filed public comments endorsing the need for such a rule.
April 19, 2011 |
Consultants, self-help gurus and moms agree: Mistakes are how we learn. Small-business owners tell us their biggest error. Here is this week's: Business owner: Sarah Shaw Companies: Sarah Shaw Handbags, Entreprenette What I Did: Gave away my own name Background: I'm a consultant, and I teach women how to market tangible products. The Mistake: I had a handbag company, and about two years in I brought in investors. I had never trademarked my name, Sarah Shaw, so they had the attorney file the trademark for Sarah Shaw Handbags.
October 4, 2012 |
When Mitt Romney vowed to cut government funding for the Public Broadcasting Service during Wednesday night's presidential debate, network chief Paula Kerger says she “just about fell off the sofa” out of shock. Romney's remarks - and in particular his decision to single out the beloved Big Bird -- sparked an immediate uproar on social media . And on Thursday, PBS issued an unusually strongly worded statement in response to the attack. “Governor Romney does not understand the value the American people place on public broadcasting and the outstanding return on investment the system delivers to our nation,” it read.
May 29, 1986
James V. Barone, the San Diego regional manager of Marcus and Millichap, has been appointed a vice president of the corporation.
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April 9, 1993
Picture this. Davis is controller of a large corporation. Business is lousy. The corporation is operating in the red. Controller Davis goes to the president of the corporation and says, "Business is bad, hence I propose creating a new department to tell existing departments how to operate. This should save us a lot of money." Is he serious? In any of the major corporations that I have worked for, such a proposal would have brought forth gales of laughter. Please send this man a definition of the responsibilities of a controller.
January 23, 1986
The Neighborhood Resource and Development Corp. has been selected to handle the Pico Neighborhood Housing Rehabilitation Program. The nonprofit corporation helps maintain housing for low- to moderate-income people. Under the rehabilitation program, the corporation will provide grants to qualified residents interested in upgrading their property. The program is funded through Community Development Block Grant Funds from the city. Moe information is available at (213) 828-5504.