The post title is how much the Charity: Water campaign raised ABOVE AND BEYOND the goal of $20,000. [more]
The Motley Fool's Charity: Water drive is closing in on $49,000.
Two days left in the campaign to bring clean water to communities that need it.
The Motley Fool's Charity: Water drive has topped $45,000 raised to bring clean water to communities that need it. [more]
A few updates on the charity drive front. [more]
Comment posting is getting a little slow on the Foolanthropy? We can fix that post, so might as well start a second one. [more]
I know many of us enjoy the Foolanthropy campaigns and it appears there isn't one again this year. I say bah humbug to that; we can do it ourselves. [more]
Among the highlights in last week's corporate bond market was a new record year. The Wall St Journal reported that Brown-Foreman's (BF-B) $750 million dollar three-part issue was the deal that broke the tape. Very fitting for this year, Brown-Foreman is using the money to fund a special dividend. [more]
GE upped the dividend by 12% and announced an expanded buyback program. The new yield going forward is about 3.5% at Friday's close. [more]
Intel borrowed $6 billion last week to finance share buybacks. Borrowing to buy shares may not seem prudent at first glance, but interest rates are so low that Intel's debt service cost will be significantly less than the dividends on the shares taken down. [more]
There has been quite a bit of news covering companies announcing special dividends or pulling dividend payments into '12 from '13 to avoid the possibility of higher div taxes next year. [more]
Last week was a busy one in the boring world of bonds. [more]