Corporate Cash for Katrina

No need to look for; The New York Times Company, Soros Fund Management, Berkshire Hathaway or Cher.

You did notice the evil company heading the list?

Comments

What's your point?

Oh, wow! They gave a little under $20 million dollars and 100 truckloads of goods...I'm so overjoyed. I'm sure you saw the comment about PR, but chose to ignore that.

Take a look at this little story about how 5 of the 10 richest people in the world are Walton's and remind me again of their "generosity."

Yes, I truly am thankful they are giving. Their contributions can certainly make more of a difference than mine. But if you think that small amount of contribution from one of the richest corporations and 5 of the richest people in the world deserves a thanks from me you are sadly mistaken.

What's your point? My question exactly

Yes, I truly am thankful they are giving. Their contributions can certainly make more of a difference than mine. But if you think that small amount of contribution from one of the richest corporations and 5 of the richest people in the world deserves a thanks from me you are sadly mistaken.

Impeccably opaque. You are thankful...eh... not thankful...eh...thankful yet not willing to give thanks...eh....

Does the term "sour-grapes socialist" mean anything to you?

BRK.A

I own Berkshire Hathaway and I have since high school. It is a bit odd that they have not given anything. They did have a shareholder charitable giving program for many years (until they purchased Pampered Chef) when they did away with it admid complaints from Pampered Chef hosts, and the possibility it might become 'income' for the shareholders.


In case you don't know Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) it owns many insurance companies such as GEICO, National Indemnity, Berkshire Hathaway Homestates,Medical Protective (Professional Medical/Dental Practice Insurance. They are covering docs working as a volunteer in hurricane areas), US Liability Insurance Group, Wesco Financial Insurance Company. They also own General Re, one of the largest reinsurance companies in the world. Reinsurance companies insure insurance companies.


Some better known brands of Berkshire Hathaway are GEICO, Dairy Queen and Orange Julius, The Buffalo News newspaper, Kirby vacuums, Benjamin Moore paint, Fruit of the Loom, Garanimals, Brown Shoe Co- Dexter- Acme Boots, Orvis shoes, Tony Lama Boots, and Worldbook.


They also own a bunch of construction supply companies, jewelry store chains, furniture stores -home and business, and other stuff I forgot.


But since I am a shareholder and I think they should cough up a few bucks even if they will have to pay billions in insurance claims I sent Warren an email.


Don't say bad things about Berkshire Hathaway, thats my retirement :)

Just as odd EBSCO

EBSCO with which many librarians are familiar, also owns odd stuff like a shotgun maker, and a turkey call maker and their own town. Very unusual combination.

You must be a successful investor...

owning a piece of Berkshire. I don't recall this stock selling for less than $50,000 a share in quite a few years. Well done!

Speaking of parent companies, because I love the hypocrisy of so-called environmentally responsible capitalists, I submit the folksy Ben & Jerry selling out to chemical giant Unilever as another head scratcher.

Speaking of portfolios, one of my pennies, TGC spiked 40% yesterday. I'm sure there will be some selling today so please don't take this as a recommendation.

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