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Taking Stock: IBM is stuck

November 27, 2014

By Malcolm Berko Dear Mr. Berko: Please tell me what you think about buying 100 shares of IBM. Our dentist (also a friend) has been in the market for over 25 years and strongly recommends the stock. He thinks that the new CEO will turn IBM around and that ...

My Turn: Once a publisher, always an editor

November 27, 2014

The position of editor has been described as the best job in the world for a person with insatiable curiosity and a short attention span. Although editors are generally respected, often romanticized, and at times talented, they almost are never loved. This ...

Under Analysis: Taking steps in an uncertain world

November 27, 2014

By Mark Levison I live in a city. The big city near Ferguson, Missouri.  Ferguson used to be a “white” suburb. African-Americans moved in but the power establishment remained white.  Michael Brown was shot many times and left on the pavement ...

Taking Stock: Safe or aggressive?

November 27, 2014

By Malcolm Berko Dear Mr. Berko: I’m 63, and my wife is 61. We have $94,000 cash in my individual retirement account from the sale of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners stock that we need to invest. I’d like to gamble with this money and go for ...

The Expert Witness: Detroit's Grand Bargain

November 27, 2014

Bankruptcy, settlement and the road to revitalization John F. Sase, Ph.D. Gerard J. Senick, Senior Editor Julie G. Sase, Copy Editor “In our nation, we join together in the promise and in the ideal of a much grander bargain. It is the bargain by which ...

The good is often the enemy of the best

November 27, 2014

By Michael Brock   This week I received a call from an attorney regarding a case we did together.  It concerned a young man with a rather serious alcohol problem.  I had done a substance abuse evaluation for the client prior to trial and sentencing.  ...