From Bunny Money to the Masters
Easter Spending is Hopping
Americans are expected to spend a whopping $16.8 BILLION on Easter this year – up 11% from last year. We still love Peeps, but if you’re looking for a healthier, organic Easter treat, be sure to check out our staff’s favorite brand, Yummy Earth. And to my fellow Passover celebrators out there – I am guessing the increase in pricey, gourmet macaroons must in some way bode well for the economy!
This week’s Dallas/Fort-Worth area tornadoes caused millions of dollars in damaged property – this is in addition to the nearly $2 billion dollars insurers have already been hit with during the 2012 tornado season. The major miracle in all this? Despite all of the destruction in Texas, there have been NO reported fatalities – something we can all be thankful for this holiday weekend, no matter what you celebrate!
Hiring Down In March
Confused as to why the stock market has been on a tear even though 12.7 millions Americans remain out of work? So are we. March’s dismal jobs report was a reminder that there is no miracle cure to this recession.
No Girls Allowed
In what could be the most important fashion question of the week, we’re wondering what IBM CEO Virigina Rometty will be wearing when she makes an appearance at the Master’s Golf Tournament in the coming days. Any chance she might finally get to sport that same (not so fashionable) green jacket that her male predecessors have worn?
And on that note… We hope you enjoy your holiday weekend. Happy Spring!| Print