The Securities and Exchange Commission today proposed amendments to the rule that governs the process for including shareholder proposals in a company’s proxy statement. Under Rule 14a-8, companies generally must include shareholder proposals in their proxy statements. The rule, however, provides several bases for exclusion, including several substantive requirements that … [Read more...] about SEC Proposes Amendments to Shareholder Proposal Rule
When it comes to a comfortable retirement, women in the US have the cards stacked against them. New efforts to start changing this are laudable, and yet they’re still missing the mark because they’re being shaped by decades of misperceptions. The inequities a woman faces throughout her working life — from earning less to shouldering the lion’s share of childcare … [Read more...] about Is Wall Street Failing Women in Retirement?
The Supreme Court of the United States has struck down the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) ban on residential evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The eviction ban (sometimes called a “moratorium”) started back in March of 2020 when Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Congress voted to extend the moratorium once in January of 2021, but … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Strikes Down Eviction Ban: What it Means for Tennessee Landlords
By Jim Hoft Guest post by Ed Butowsky The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly Employment Situation Summary on Friday, Sept 3 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Here’s the first paragraph, with a bit of editing on my part: “Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 235,000 in August, and the unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 5.2 percent, the U.S. … [Read more...] about Another Look at the Monthly Jobs Report
Welcome to Making Good Sense. Every week we take the leading 3 headlines, or at least headlines we think you might have missed, discuss them and then speak about what you need to finish with your investment portfolio as an outcome, so let's go. The omicron variation has peaked, and COVID is starting to end up being less fatal. A growing number of businesses that have been … [Read more...] about How is inflation privately stealing your money? | Making Good Sense with Ed Butowsky