Friday, April 8, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
McDonald's Corp. will hold its first national hiring day April 19 to fill 50,000 openings at its restaurants nationwide. The company, based in Oak Brook, Ill., says it is making a concerted effort to add staff as its business improves and as more of its restaurants stay open 24 hours a day.
McDonald's is hiring restaurant crew and management for full-time and part-time positions. The company's hiring goal translates to between three and four new hires per restaurant.Turnover slowed in the past few years because of the weak economy, the company says. McDonald's sees this event an opportunity to attract employees in a tough job market.It is also trying to shed the negative connotation of employment at the fast-food chain, once dubbed "McJobs." About half of its franchisees and more than 75 percent of its managers started as store workers.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Marc Faber is an investment analyst and entrepreneur. Faber has a reputation for being a contrarian investor and has been called "Doctor Doom" for a number of years. Amongst his many correct economic predictions, most recently ,on March 9, 2009, Faber correctly predicted a U.S. stock market bottom
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Tired of poring through thousands of PDF files from the Fed's Bloomberg FOIA release? Curious why Ron Paul said that he "was surprised and deeply disturbed ... to learn the staggering amount of money that went to foreign banks" and is planning to hold a hearing over emergency loans to the branches of non-U.S. banks? Then here is the excel file for you: the following publicly shared google docs spreadsheet contains the complete Discount Window loan origination data from March 14, 2008 through March 16, 2009. We offer it so that anyone who wishes to perform their own analysis on the primary data can do so (and needless to say banks noted as FORI in the markstat entity type are foreign borrowers).Excel- Spreadsheet downloadable