April 14, 2011

What Do You Call $150 Million in Two Years? “Below Average”

United Healthcare CEO’s “Below Average” Compensation If you’d bought $1,000 of stock in United Healthcare a decade ago, and held on through the ensuing roller coaster, you’d have $6,400 today. Nice. But not nearly as nice as CEO Stephen Hemsley made out. According to yesterday’s Star Tribune: UnitedHealth Group Inc. CEO Stephen Hemsley took home $48.8...
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U.S. Senate Report on the Financial Crisis

Michael Lewis Was Right Today’s lead financial news story appears to be the just-released U.S. Senate report on the financial crisis (formal title of the 650-page report, “Wall Street and the Financial Crisis: Anatomy of a Financial Collapse”). Not much new news, at least as far as I can tell:  the mind-boggling greed and skulduggery of...
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Perils of Real Estate Marketing

It’s All in the Punctuation “I can’t be satisfied until you’re satisfied.” –Phil Dunphy motto Fans of sitcom “Modern Family” (I am) no doubt enjoyed last night’s episode, in which Phil Dunphy’s “car wrap” features photos of his family along with his real estate marketing slogan, “I can’t be satisfied until you’re satisfied.” If you’re...
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U.S. Census: 40 New Minneapolis Residents Since 2000

  . . . And Here They Are! Minneapolis gained 40 residents over the last 10 years while the state population grew by nearly 8 percent, according to recently released U.S. Census statistics that will be used to re-draw political districts. –“Census: Minneapolis population stagnant, but indicators point to revival” (Southwest Journal; 4/14/2011) Yeah, yeah,...
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