Joy Pearl Noel, 85, died on January 31 at a nursing home in Brighton Beach. Ms. Noel, a beloved resident of East 21st Street, died homeless. In fact, her friends and neighbors say, she died because someone took her home. She had been wrongfully evicted from her apartment of over 20 years only 5 months previously. Her only wish during these last months was to be returned to her apartment. She had done nothing wrong. Till the very end, she could not comprehend what happened. "How did I become a bum," she kept asking, half to us, half to herself, in a recent call with Bklyner. The most obvious person to blame for Ms. Noel's death is her landlord, Isaac Jacobowitz of Carnegie Management. Jacobowitz, who owns close to two dozen properties according to city records, had been harassing her in and out of court to get her to move since he acquired the building in 2007.
Kimberly-Clark announced on Tuesday that it would cut between 5,000 and 5,500 jobs, or roughly 12 or 13% of the company's employees. The personal care product company also announced plans to shut down 10 manufacturing facilities. The restructuring program is estimated to save Kimberly-Clark $500 to $550 million by the end of 2021. The company said it plans to use savings from the Republican tax plan to fund the cuts and other restructuring efforts, The New York Times reported. Tax savings would additionally be used for capital investments and to allocate capital to shareholders, CFO Maria Henry said in a call with analysts.
So uh, @CBSNews tracked down the secretary who got the $1.50 @SpeakerRyan was so excited about and she doesn't seem super thrilled.
"Because the Obama economy was so weak all of these years we had just artificially cheap money. Now what's cheap money? Cheap money is when you can borrow at ridiculously low rates. The era of cheap money at some point has to come to an end. The government has artificially, the Fed has artificially kept the price of money down and the price borrowing down and now that's going to come to an end. In many ways it represents; Ashley Webster is the name? In many ways it's a sign of the strength of the economy more than anything else." -- Sean Hannity
No link. Today is Trayvon Martin's birthday.