My favorite isn't on here, which is when Jim slowly adds more and more nickels to Dwight's phone--until Dwight gets used to the weight--and then removes them all, causing Dwight to answer the phone and punch himself in the face.
That money, split among about 186,000 workers at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch & Co., Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and Bear Stearns Cos., equates to an average of $201,500 per person, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The five biggest U.S. securities firms paid $36 billion to employees last year.
The bigger bonus pool derives from a record $9 billion of fees for arranging acquisitions and $5 billion for underwriting initial public offerings and sales of junk bonds, the most lucrative securities, Bloomberg data show. Bankers' record fees help explain why 2007 will prove to be the industry's second- most profitable after the subprime mortgage market collapse led to losses at Merrill and Bear Stearns. The last time bonuses declined was 2002 when the Standard & Poor's 500 Index fell 23 percent, and Enron Corp. and WorldCom Inc. went bankrupt.
Servisair has been working out of DIA for two years, serving 22 airlines.
If you've ever sat on a runway watching ice build up on the plane's wings before takeoff, you'll relate.
What Maass' story uncovered isn't just cheating, it's cheating with potentially lethal consequences. Footage of the deadly Continental crash in Denver 20 years ago this month makes the point. Some 135 crashes in the U.S. since 1993 have been attributed to ice.
Veterinary nurse Melanie Humble took the three-week-old kittens to her Aberdeen home.
The kittens seemed to think Summer the rabbit was their mother and began to climb all over her and try to feed from her.
Freddie Mac is the arm of the government that helps poor folks with housing loans. Them being broke is really, really bad. This could have disastrous ripple effects across the entire economy.
"It's as bad as it possibly could be,'' said Howard Shapiro, an analyst at Fox-Pitt Kelton in New York told Bloomberg, as he downgraded the lender to "sell."
Government-sponsored mortgage lenders Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were considered "less vulnerable in the housing crisis because have had less exposure to high-risk, subprime mortgages," said the Associate Press.
The contractor that printed the faulty exams for the government is reimbursing it $500,000, government officials said yesterday. But the department admitted it had not proofread the tests.
“I’m really upset about this,” said Mark Schneider, commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics at the department. “It’s a big embarrassment.”
The problem came on a test known as the Program for International Student Assessment that allows students’ proficiency to be compared with that of their international peers. It was administered to 5,600 American 15-year-olds last fall, as well as to students in the 30 member nations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and in 27 less developed countries. Scores are scheduled for release next month.
Teachers, postal workers, air traffic controllers and hospital staff are holding a 24-hour stoppage over planned job cuts and higher wage demands.
Students are continuing to demonstrate over university funding plans.
The California Highway Patrol says no one was injured in Monday's crash, which occurred about 10 miles east of Perris in Riverside County.
Dozens of eggs spilled, forcing authorities to temporarily shut Juniper Flats road for several hours so workers could remove broken eggs and clean the road.
Imagine what a chicken would think upon seeing this.
One of Bush's big tricks in recent years is to put forward awful people for appointments, and to wait until Congress goes into recess for a holiday, and then he just appoints them into power. It shows complete disregard for law and country. And finally the Democrats have worked out a way to stop him: never go into recess.
In a statement inserted in the record Friday, the Majority Leader said he will hold the Senate in a series of pro forma or nonvoting sessions to prevent the controversial practice. In the statement, Reid argued that nominations need to get on track, and that Bush has not met the Democrats “halfway” in agreeing to Democratically backed nominees to “important commissions.”
“While an election year looms, significant progress can still be made on nominations,” Reid said. “I am committed to making that progress if the President will meet me halfway.
“But that progress can’t be made if the President seeks controversial recess appointments and fails to make Democratic appointments to important commissions.”
Senate sources said Reid made the decision after he was unable to strike a deal with White House officials that would have allowed swift consideration of several key Democratic picks for the executive branch. In his statement, Reid points to the Federal Communications Commission, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Nuclear Regulatory Commission as examples where Democratic choices have not been moved al