EQUALITY IS CATCHING ON
How come your employer’s health plan covers your better half but not your office–mate’s – doing the same work as you but barred from a legal union because he or she is gay? Well, less and less is that the case. More than half of the nations 50 largest companies – 29 of the Fortune 50 – now offer domestic partnership benefits. Equality is catching on.*
*But not at Exxon. When Exxon bought Mobil, it put the kibosh on Mobil’s progressive domestic partner benefits. Hence the boycott.
TRAPPED WITH MY BROKER
Bernie: ‘My very nice broker at Merrill Lynch has been a friend of my family for close to 30 years and I have all my eggs in the Merrill basket of CMA accounts and IRA’s. Problem is that most of my money is ‘invested’ in money markets. I am a lousy stock picker. So is he. I should buy government bonds but I can’t bring myself to break away. Any advice or comments?’
☞ Blame it on me?
AN STOCK TO CONSIDER
That’s it: AutoNation – AN. Check it out. (Full disclosure: I own some.)
Quote of the Day
On Hollywood Squares, gay comedy writer Bruce Vilanch was asked: You are the most popular fruit in America. What are you? His answer: Humble. (The correct answer? Banana.)~.
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