Whole Foods Caught Overcharging in Several New York City Locations

In our health conscious society, Whole Foods supermarkets have been doing quite well. They tend to spring up in cities and areas where there are clusters of people who care about their health, and they attract those folks who buy organic produce and who don’t like artificial ingredients. Huffington Post wrote that they were ahead of the curve on this whole movement of people eating healthier, and now they are reaping the benefits. That said, the food retailer has hit a bump in the road recently, particularly their stores in New York City.

An investigation by officials with the city uncovered that several of their stores had mislabeled certain foods, and customers were getting overcharged for them. The heads of the company, John Mackey and Walter Robb, came out with a video apology, stating that it was inadvertent and that they would take measures to fix the problem such as retraining employees and integrating an outside auditing system to assure this mislabeling does not occur again. Despite them saying it was unintentional, it is interesting to note that apparently all of the price ‘mistakes’ were to the stores advantage. Out of 80 items weighed from 8 stores, they all had erroneous labeling. The scales they use for measuring being off in so many stores is not really plausible. Hopefully this is just an unfortunate blip in their business as they do generally offer good food to people, but clearly they were trying to get away with something here.

Greece’s Newest Bailout

Over the past week, Greece has once again met another deadline to pay back their massive amounts of debt. In addition, they have yet again failed to do so. Simply without having enough money to give to their creditors, Greece has been put on the fence. The Greek Prime Minister has made it clear that his overall goal is to protect the Greek citizens. This is why he is taking a vote on Sunday on whether or not to adhere to the creditors rules which clearly don’t have the best interest of the Greek people in mind. The creditors have given Greece an ultimatum; Keith Mann says they must increase taxes and cut pensions or Greece may just have to say goodbye to the Eurozone. As of now, Greece has already shut down the stock market and limited the amount of money citizens can withdraw at a time from an ATM. The bailouts have not stopped coming, however. Thom Feeney, a native of London, set up a fundraising campaign via the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform. Already, Feeney has raised over $630,000. Although this number is significantly shy of the overall goal, it is still nice to see Greece still has supporters around the world. Perhaps the most interesting thing to realize is the a majority of the donations have come from German citizens. This is the last thing to be expected as Greece owes Germany from several past bailouts.

Greece Fails With A Flawed Two-Year Extension Proposal

The fate of Greece is, at present, quite uncertain. Thousands of years ago, Greek civilization fell to the Romans. Today,  Andy Wirth warns that modern Greece is about to fall under the weight of its own debt. For many decades, Greece’s finances were in poor shape. To avoid a collapse, the nation borrowed heavily from other European countries. Keeping Greece from collapsing would keep catastrophic events from spiraling into other nations.

Greece has reached a very difficult point with its creditors. Greece does not want and, honestly, may not be able to repay its loans to lenders. The possibility of doing so hinges on Greece agreeing to more austerity – budget cuts and tax raises – but no one wants to do that. Lenders, however, are not willing to restructure the debt. So, a collapse of the nation is possible.

At the 11th hour, Greece drafted a two-year proposal to creditors. The proposal was rejected. As of right now, Greece and various creditors are negotiating with members of Greece’s government. Whether or not a new proposal can be agreed upon remains to be seen. Since Greece already defaulted on its debt obligation, devising a new proposal becomes a lot harder. An extension cannot be granted because the original agreement was defaulted upon. Hence, it is void.

Greece tried to play hardball with creditors and it turns out this was a really bad idea. Greece’s government may has set the stage for the nation’s collapse.

Greece Is In The Midst Of An Economic Nightmare

Imagine that you work your entire life, and you put away a substantial amount in savings, only to have no access to it when you need it. Greece’s Economic Nightmare. Also, imagine that you work your entire life, and when you start getting a pension, very soon after, the pension is no longer accessible, and you’re left broke. This seems like a nightmare, or maybe even something that happened in the past when we had our economic downfall, but this is something going on currently in Greece.

According to Brian Bonar, Greece is having an economic crisis, and many are not able to get money from their bank accounts, and many can’t even get their pensions that they worked their entire lives for. Greece is limiting anyone taking money out of the ATM to $66 dollars a day, and this obviously is not enough for most people to live on. Some people have been seen standing outside of banks that have closed their doors, just so they can receive their pension that they get at the same time each month.

The European bank denied Greece the emergency funding that they need, so now Greece’s economic future is left in limbo. Many people are suffering from what the country leaders have done, and many are complaining that they have lost the money that they worked for their entire lives. The money is still in the system, but no physical money can be distributed to those who need it, even if they have proof that they are entitled to it.

Overtime Pay for Salaried Employees

President Obama seems to think that those who make at least $1,000 each week on salary should be eligible for overtime pay. While this is a good idea because if you work the hours, then you should be compensated, if someone is in the position to make that much money each week, then there should be limits on how much can be made. Sam Tabar (tumbtack) knows that one idea could be to have a scale to use based on how many hours are worked so that one person isn’t making an exorbitant amount of money compared to someone else who is making the same salary but working fewer hours. President Obama wants this idea to benefit those who are in the lower income brackets, but if you are making $1,000 a week, then it doesn’t seem like you would have a lower income. This seems like another thing that the President is doing to try to win respect and positive remarks before leaving office.

Marc Sparks is the Man of Many Talents

The all American Business Entrepreneur

Marc Sparks is currently residing in Dallas, Texas. Marc Sparks is an individual who is above average with his numerous talents. Marc Sparks is the all American businessman. Marc Sparks is an entrepreneur along with being a venture capitalist. He is maintaining numerous portfolio companies at this time. Mark Sparks is also the head of Timber Creek Capital.

Business and Success with Marc Sparks
Marc Sparks is well known for owning and operating several successful businesses. This is an individual who has a strong involvement in the telecommunication industry. His involvement includes:
*Blue Jay Wireless
*Cardinal Telecom
*Splash Media
Marc Sparks holds the firm belief that the start of a business must start with the building of a business model. The resources must be acquired t make sure that success is achieved. Marc Sparks is most definitely one of the most successful business men. Success could be his middle name. It would be true to state that success and business is not just a matter of luck. This man who has experienced so much success, is not a person who places himself above others. Marc Sparks will share his business ideas with others in order to assist them in achieving success in their own businesses as well.

A Published Author
Marc Sparks is so passionate with sharing knowledge that he even wrote a book that outlined the steps that lead to success in business. Marc Sparks is highly encouraging to others so that they may also experience a thriving business. The book is titled They Can’t Eat You. Marc Sparks is also a philanthropist who holds the belief that wealth and knowledge is meant to be shared.

A Volunteer
Marc Sparks has talents that extend to philanthropy. Marc Sparks is known to volunteer his time to society. His volunteer endeavors include:
*assisting youth obtaining their high school diploma
*volunteering for Habitat for Humanity
*offering his time at a homeless shelters in Dallas

Well Rounded in Every Way
Marc Sparks is an individual who is well rounded in every way. His talents are many.
He is most definitely an All American businessman that gives much to society. There is much that can be learned from this remarkable individual.

Bernanke for Hamilton on bill

Ben Bernanke, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, has indicated that he is shocked that Jack Lew made an announcement that Alexander Hamilton will be removed from the $10 dollar bill in place of a woman.

Bernanke is not opposed to having a woman on a bill, which would mark the first woman to end up on US currency, but believes that Alexander Hamilton was such a critical figure in American history that he fully deserves the honor. As an alternative, Bernanke suggested removing Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill.  James Dondero pointed out how much sense it would make in 2020, on the hundredth anniversary of the 20th amendment to change the $20 bill. Jackson was opposed to printed money and to central banks so there is no wonder that Bernanke would find him to be a better person to be removed from a form of currency. Hamilton on the other hand helped to develop the US banking system and fed and his common sense approach to finances helped put the United States on the way to financial prosperity.

Jackson did expand the size of the country significantly during his presidency but had a number of bad habits, per comments made by Bernanke, and was a poor president.

The new $10 bill is not expected to be released until 2020 and the process of selecting a woman to replace Hamilton is expected to begin this summer. The treasury indicated that Alexander Hamilton will be replaced as the $10 bill is the next in line for updating.

Walmart Will No Longer Carry Confederate Merchandise

 

“We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer” stated a Walmart spokesperson. In light of last weeks shooting and the Emanuel AME Church last week, the debate over the Confederate flag has become heated. On Saturday hundreds of protesters held a rally in front of the South Carolina Statehouse calling for the removal of the Confederate Flag from Statehouse grounds. Click here for full story.

On Tuesday, Walmart confirmed to CNN that they had chosen to pull all Confederate merchandise from both their physical and online stores. A spokesperson has said that Walmart had never intended to offend anyone, that such merchandise had made it into their inventory improperly. Sears has also removed all such merchandise from both Sears and Kmart. They told Reuters that they would no longer allow Confederate merchandise to be sold online or by third parties. However, it seems that Sears online is still offering the merchandise for sale.

So far there has been no word from online giants Amazon or eBay as to whether or not they would also pull Confederate merchandise from their stock stated Tumbler. Buzzfeed has reached out to both companies requesting a statement. So far there has been no response.

Jonathan Veitch: An American Educator

Jonathan Veitch is a California born and raised author, college administrator and former educator. He received a bachelor’s degree in American Literature and English from Stanford University and a doctorate degree in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University.

With his education in hand, Mr. Veitch took on an associate professorship at the University of Wisconsin in 1993. He also authored his first book and it was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 1997. Also in 1997, Jonathan Veitch was named an associate professor at The New School in New York. He taught classes in American and cultural history and American film in the nineteenth and twentieth century In 1994, Mr. Veitch became the dean of Eugene Lang College and remained in that position for four years.

In 2009, Mr. Veitch was named the fifteenth president of Occidental College. The first challenge for Jonathan Veitch was to improve relations between the school and the surrounding neighborhood. The neighbors were concerned about the expansion of the school into the neighborhood. Mr. Veitch set upon a plan that limited the expansion of the school into the community, lessening the impact to the neighborhood.

Jonathan Veitch celebrated his first anniversary at the school in August of 2010 by hosting a public forum which allowed the city officials of Los Angeles and city activists discuss the future environment of the city. The forum proved to be a success and a vision for the preservation of the city was developed and put in place.

In 2011, Jonathan Veitch announced the new name of the football stadium of Occidental College. The stadium was renamed to honor an alumni of the school, Jack Kemp who passed away in 2009. Mr. Kemp was an outstanding college football player and professional football player, as well as serving in the United States House of Representatives. Mr. Veitch also unveiled a statue of Mr. Kemp that keeps watch over the football stadium.

Also during Jonathan’s tenure as college president, he announced the school would receive a 5 million dollar donation to renovate Johnson Hall, which is one of the original buildings on campus. This announcement coincided with the college’s 125th anniversary. The next year, 2013, Mr. Veitch unveiled a project that enhanced their environmental effort. The school was slated to build a one megawatt solar array that would allow the school to generate a portion of energy supply needed to operate the school.

The $10 Bill Will Soon Have A Female Face On It

Anyone who is about female empowerment, they must have wondered to themselves why there are no female historical figures on any of the foldable money that we spend today. All the money that is foldable, it has men on it, and not one female. The New $10 Bill. Things are changing now, and the $10 bill is going to get a remake. There are plans to remake the $10 bill, and to put a female face on the cover of the bill. It’s not known yet which female will be on the cover of the $10 bill, but many people are voting on different figures.

Folks at Boraie Development know that some people have requested that Rosa Parks should be on the bill while others have stated that Harriet Tubman deserves a place on the bill. There are so many historical female figures in the past that there’s no telling which one will be used on the face of the $10 bill. Some may even feel that it’s an insult to take such a low denomination, and put a female on the cover, but think about it in another way. In the hip-hop community, a dime is known as a perfect 10, so putting a female on a $10 bill may be another way of saying that she’s a perfect 10!

The $10 bills are scheduled to be remade in the near future, but many are anxiously awaiting to hear who will grace the cover of the next set of $10 currencies that will be released.