Week in Review


From Gas Pains to the Oscars, We’ve Got You Covered!

Serious Gas Pains

The unrest in the Middle East has many far reaching financial implications – in addition to the horrific humanitarian toll.  The price of gas continues to climb here at home – nearing $5.00 per gallon in some spots around the country.  With the national average hovering around $3.65 per gallon, I don’t know about you, but I have gotten more serious than ever about looking into getting an electric car…

When Will Syria Receive Aid?

Many of us have become desensitized to the pictures of bloody violence we see on TV.  The deaths this week of two Western Journalists in Syria (Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik) tragically highlighted the risks journalists are taking to make sure the world knows about the ongoing massacres and destruction in Syria.  As the unrest mounts, the question remains: how do we get essential aid to innocent people?  Today, world leaders are meeting in Tunisia – the birthplace of the “Arab Spring” – to map out a plan to administer help as quickly as possible.

Post Office Pinch

Here in the U.S., postal workers remain on edge about plans to cut 35,000 jobs.  Also being discussed as cost-cutting measures: ending Saturday service, delaying first class mail delivery, and raising the price of a stamp to 50 cents.  If Saturday service should end, it will then mean a even longer delay in waiting for our neighbors to actually bring over the mail that has been accidentally delivered to their house instead..  Hail to Post Office efficiency!

Not A Kodak Moment

The 2012 Oscars will not be “Live From The Kodak Theater” this weekend as they have been for the past decade.  Kodak – which recently filed for bankruptcy protection – can no longer afford to honor the $74 million naming rights deal it signed in 2000.  So, this year, the venue will be referred to as the “Hollywood and Highland Center” – which we assume is making the owners of that shopping complex feel like they just won an Oscar!

How Was Your Week? 

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