U.S. stocks were headed for a slightly higher open Thursday, on the back of strong European economic data.
First-time claims for unemployment benefits were unchanged — at a relatively low level — last week, in another sign of strength for the U.S. economy.
The United States Army is looking at hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, hoping that sometime in the near future they’ll play some important military roles, maybe even on the battlefield.
“Keith Reemtsma was chairman of the department of surgery at Columbia University when I came to New York. He had served in Korea, and the lore is that he’s the person behind the character Hawkeye in M*A*S*H. He made me chief resident and mentored me on how to be a leader. He said the hard part of leadership was keeping smart people from killing each other — you had to make everyone feel special. People at my level were ambitious, vying for positions. He’d take your strength and find a place you could emphasize it, so it wouldn’t seem as if you were competing directly with one another.
This is part three of a week-long series on the cell phone capacity crunch.
Since the economy dropped off a cliff in 2008, members of Congress have not exactly been shy about casting blame for no-or-slow growth on a variety of bureaucrats, outside institutions and Wall Street power players.
They may dress better than average, but they usually don’t invest that way: Last year 79% of large-cap fund managers trailed the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index, says Morningstar — the worst showing since 1997.