A Week's Worth

Blow your horn! The stock market turned in its first two-year winning streak of the new millennium. While the major indexes rose by single digits in 2004, several smaller information- technology and foreign indexes turned in double-digit performances. Consensus outlook for this year: up, but not spectacularly.

Surge of giving: American corporations have outdone the US government in the first round of donations to victims of the Indian Ocean tsunamis. The initial $35 million pledged by President Bush was matched by Pfizer, which is donating $10 million in cash and $25 million worth of drugs to relief agencies. Coca-Cola ($10 million donated), ExxonMobil ($5 million), and Citigroup ($3 million) also pledged some of the biggest private gifts. Aid groups may see the largest surge in donations since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, some observers suggest.

Gender gap: The difference in pay for working men vs. women, which had been narrowing, appears to have widened. Full-time women made 76 cents for every $1 earned by their male counterparts in the latest salary survey by the National Association for Female Executives. That's down a penny from 2002.

Aargh Dept.: The most overused buzzwords in the workplace include: thinking outside the box, win-win, value added, core competency, and customer-centric, according to a survey of senior executives released by Accountemps, a temporary staffing service.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK