October 14th, 2003, 11:08 PM
Good News but not for us
Bank of America sees 31 percent profit jump
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AFP) - Bank of America's bottom line was boosted by strong results from mortgage lending and credit cards, with net earnings jumping 31 percent in the third quarter to 2.92 billion dollars.
Merrill Profit Soars, But Shares Fall
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Merrill Lynch & Co. (NYSE:MER - news) on Tuesday reported a 50 percent rise in third-quarter profit, notching its second-best quarterly earnings ever, powered by bond trading and sales of securities to investors.
Dow Jones' Good News
Intel Beats 3Q Earnings Forecasts
No progress seen in grocery strike
Mickey Kasparian, president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 135 in San Diego County, said the chains are moving against the union because of greed, not competitive pressures.
"We let them off the hook when the economy was good and now when things get a little worse, they want to decimate our gains," Kasparian said.
But Wall Street was cheering the supermarkets' tactics, because investors have pushed the chains to cut costs to compete with the grocery divisions of retail giants such as Wal-Mart and Target.
Courts, County Brace for Resumption of Deputy Sickout
After a quiet day Friday and a holiday yesterday, court and county officials were bracing for a possible resumption of a sheriff’s deputy sickout today as a judge in Orange County decides whether to make an order blocking the sickout permanent.
The salery for the average American is down .05%
Maybe it's just me but i think i see a pattern here!
Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”
October 15th, 2003, 02:14 AM
Oh no. I see a patern forming also. I have noticed my pay not so much as what it used to be also... hmmmmmm...
October 15th, 2003, 08:48 AM
Poor and content is rich, and rich enough.
- William Shakespeare
"But working Americans didn’t benefit from the corporate feast. And the Bush administration has already spent the surplus--and then some--on war and tax cuts for the rich. Today, the gap between the haves and the have-nots in U.S. society is as great as ever--clear evidence that all Americans are not on the same side."
Source- Socialist Worker