But things are changing rapidly. We should welcome this Age of Transparency, which is shedding light on how business is being conducted and decisions are made. Power is now at the fingertips of even the formerly unempowered. The Dieruff Instrumental Music Club honored the school’s outstanding musicians recently at the annual awards banquet. Receiving top honors were: Melissa Smith, senior, Semper Fidelis Award; Timothy Pry, senior, John Phillip Sousa Award; Megan Davis, junior, Peter J. Carpenter Music Award.
Many investors that can put money into PE don do so because of fund rules that typically bar withdrawing money for a decade or more. When you finance yourself with private equity, investors cannot sell their stake very easily, Goldstein says.Many people and institutions with cash to invest are put off by this illiquidity, meaning that PE firms cannot match the capital raising power of the public markets. PE funds are also very opaque, and many investors prefer the transparency offered by public corporations that have extensive disclosure requirements, Goldstein notes.
WASHINGTON Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, has received positive press in recent years for its promises to go green. The company began issuing an annual Global Responsibility Report in 2005. It announced plans to slash emissions in its supply chain in 2010.
Brands like Mercedes and Lincoln are also wisely concerned that their core group of customers is old and, quite literally, disappearing. Lincoln is trying to woo younger car buyers with the likes of the MKC Concept crossover. But instead of using the Mercedes strategy of aiming for the younger, less affluent consumer, Lincoln is hoping to attract buyers who are not only younger, but also richer than their current clientele.
Said, we feed them? Perine says of that first day at the shelter. Didn expect to feed homeless people that day. But when a 4 year old asks you, what can you say? they headed to Burger King and picked up an order of chicken sandwiches. A Nike Livestrong shirt and poster of cyclist Lance Armstrong are displayed in the window at a NikeTown store May 15, 2009, in San Francisco, California. On Oct. 17, 2012, Nike severed ties with Armstrong, citing insurmountable evidence that he participated in doping and misled the company about those activities for more than a decade.
Neptune subtle features are more visible in the enhanced color view (top right). Images taken in special methane filters show details not visible to the human eye (bottom right). The features seen in this enhanced image must be above most of the sunlight absorbing methane to be detectable through these special filters..