Good, Bad, and Ugly

Million, not billion…

September 1, 2011

Study: Some US firms paid more to CEOs than taxes

WASHINGTON, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Twenty-five of the 100 highest paid U.S. CEOs earned more last year than their companies paid in federal income tax, a pay study said on Wednesday.

The price of copper…

July 15, 2011

As copper soars, thieves extract a price

NEW YORK, July 13 (Reuters) – When thieves ransacked eight air conditioners in an apartment complex in the city of Mobile, Alabama, the culprits made off with $800 worth of scrap metal and left residents with $38,000 worth of damages.

Shell Games…

June 29, 2011

Special Report: A little house of secrets on the Great Plains SHELL GAMES: A Reuters Investigation

By Kelly Carr and Brian Grow

CHEYENNE/ATLANTA (Reuters) – The secretive business havens of Cyprus and the Cayman Islands face a potent rival: Cheyenne, Wyoming.

A state of confusion?

April 19, 2011

Sensient Technologies ups 2011 earnings outlook

USA/Shares of the Milwaukee, Illinois-based company closed at $36.82 on Friday on the New York Stock Exchange.

Very unfortunate typo

January 25, 2011

Thai bourse halts Sri Trang before S’pore IPO news

MARKETS-THAILAND-STOCKS/FALLBANGKOK Jan 24 (Reuters) – The Thai Stock Exchange said it had suspended trading in Sri Trang Agro-Industry Pcl STA.BK on Monday ahead of an announcement on the pricing of its Singapore initial pubic offering (IPO) later in the day.

Palin’s opinion…

November 10, 2010

Palin tells Bernanke ‘cease and desist’-report

gbu palin 300WASHINGTON, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin on Monday weighed in on the global debate over the Federal Reserve’s $600 billion plan to buy up government debt, suggesting Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke should “cease and desist.”

I’ll have a nice big stake, please…

November 8, 2010

Microsoft’s Ballmer sells 12 percent stake in company

gbu ballmer 280SEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer sold $1.3 billion worth of shares in the company, cutting his stake by about 12 percent, but said his first stock sale in seven years should not be taken as a lack of confidence in the world’s largest software firm.

Airline agreement…

October 4, 2010

DEALTALK-Rival mergers put new pressure on American Airlines

USA/JetBlue Airways and Alaska Airlines also could be good fits for American Airlines and might be on its M&A radar, analysts and bankers have said.

Legume it may concern…

September 29, 2010

Special report: BRIC breaking: Brazil’s China syndrome

SOY-URUGUAYWhat accounts for their vastly different fortunes? China. Its demand for commodities like soy is nearly insatiable. In recent years, China has steadily ramped up its imports of the grain.

The wrong COO?

August 31, 2010

CORRECTED – Baird continues sweep of Morgan Stanley talent

(In 6th paragraph, corrects to show that Kovics came from Prudential, not Morgan Stanley)