June was an interesting month in the market. Dividend cuts continued to slow, despite a few surprise dividend cuts.  Economies continue to reopen and the weather continued to get better. Still, the economic and political environments remained as tense as ever.  The Federal Reserve announced major restrictions on bank dividends and share buybacks for the…

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creation of Mark Shuey and Thomas Forman At a time when many in the United States have been focused on memorializing those who lost their lives for their country, a non-profit organization that benefits wounded veterans is asking for your help.  Not familiar with the Warrior Cane Project (WCP)? Mark Shuey speaks on the background…

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Waterfalls, Walks and Thoughts by Gary Zagar Over the course of 6700 steps at lunchtime from Zagar Inc., I witnessed several waterfalls and gorges. It was a great way to relieve stress and see other happy people (at a distance of over 6 feet, of course).  I read an article on cleveland.com about the virus; outdoor nature…

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If you are frustrated with the hype and just want to quickly find real updated information on the COVID-19 pandemic, ResourceShark™ wants to help. We have created a page that has links to trusted established health authorities like the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control & Prevention and Johns Hopkins University & Medicine.…

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Events around the globe are being cancelled, postponed or converted to electronic attendance as the Corona Virus Outbreak becomes a reality.  Here is a sample of the LA Times list of conferences, concerts and festivals as the changes are being published.  If an event you had planned to attend is on the list, check with…

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Mackenzie Bezos, following her divorce from Amazon’s founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, has joined a list of wealthiest people who have agreed to participate in the giving pledge.  Mackenzie Bezos, who ranks 22nd on the Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index, said she left Jeff Bezos with 75% of their Amazon stock, as well as all of their…

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