“The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.”
– Stephen King
Income from stock options and bonuses could put you into a higher tax bracket for 2011. If that is a problem, consider deferring that income until 2012.
A sudden noise startles a gopher, an owl and a skunk at the edge of a forest. The owl flies off and the gopher retreats into his burrow, but the skunk runs for the trees. How far can that skunk run into the forest?
Last week’s riddle:
Last week’s answer:
November 14, 2011
ACTIONS in GREECE & ITALY CALM MARKETS
A BIG REBOUND IN CONSUMER CONFIDENCE
OIL PUSHES TOWARD $100 AGAIN
STRONG FRIDAY PUTS DOW BACK IN THE BLACK
THIS WEEK: Key economic releases will be complemented by earnings from the big boxes. Monday, Lowe’s, Urban Outfitters and JCPenney issue 3Q results. On Tuesday, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Staples, Dell and Beazer Homes come out with earnings, and the October PPI arrives along with October’s retail sales report from the Census Bureau. Wednesday, the October CPI appears along with data on October industrial output; 3Q results roll in from Target and Abercrombie & Fitch. Thursday brings earnings from Ross Stores, Sears, Dollar Tree, GameStop and GAP, the latest initial claims figures and October’s housing starts report. Friday, Heinz announces 3Q results, EU finance ministers meet and the Conference Board offers its October leading indicator index.
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