TheStreetSweeper has a particularly critical report that questions the value of the company’s Alaskan assets, among other things.
StreetSweeper also takes a jab at Miller CEO Scott Boruff’s purchase a few weeks ago of Villa Collina, a 36,720-square-foot mansion Knoxville; and his use of a company airplane for trips to the Florida beach and “to or from a small town in Delaware – located near the home of the CEO’s girlfriend …”
No.1 is Omaha, Neb., followed by Charlotte, N.C., and Nashville.
The rankings are based in part on population growth, unemployment rate, income growth, housing costs and other data. The magazine cites the city’s low taxes, affordable housing, entertainment options and revitalized downtown among the reasons it made the Top Ten.
Here’s some of what Kiplinger’s says about Knoxville:
It’s no surprise that several readers took issue with my point of view. My favorite reader comment was from rustyvango#1397221: “just another tie wearing money grubber who should be dealt with most harshly for being stupid enough to write this column.GO GET HIM!!!!!”
I appreciate all reader comments, but there is reason to insult my ties. I like my Jerry Garcia collection — they’re beautiful ties.
The second biggest retail event of the year is here – back-to-school spending. K-12 and college spending is expected to reach $68.8 billion a year, the National Retail Federation reported Thursday.
Only the Thanksgiving-Christmas holiday season generates more retail revenue.
Back-to-school spending per family will be flat, according NRF’s 2011 Back-to-School survey. The average family with K-12 kids will spend $603.63 on school supplies, electronics and clothes, according to the survey.
It was evident from his televised testimony during a Parliament hearing that Rupert Murdoch had lawyered up. He should have manned up. It’s one thing to say your underlings let you down and their underlings let them down.
But not once did the head of the powerful News Corp. organization accept responsibility for the phone hacking scandal. My guess is that the best lawyers that money can buy told the media baron just how far he could go. Apaprently, being a man was going too far.
The University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute has added a sixth “Rainmaker.” Logistics trade magazine DC Velocity has named J. Paul Dittmann, executive director of the institute, an industry “Rainmaker,” UT announced today. Velocity annually honors the most influential people in various areas of the supply chain management profession. Dittman is the sixth UT faculty member to receive the honor.