Monday, September 19, 2011

A Few Assorted Links

Like most parents of school-aged children I've been filling out forms, buying school supplies, attending back to school nights, and getting back into a rugged morning routine. The first part of September is always a blur, this year moreso than usual.

Here are a few articles I ran across this week:

"U.S. targets drug execs," by Vanessa O'Connell and Michael Rothfeld, in the Sept. 13th Wall Street Journal. The gist being:

U.S. authorities are stepping up enforcement of a little-used law -- the so-called "responsible corporate officer doctrine" -- to hold executives personally responsible for corporate violations of U.S. food and drug laws.
West Chester-based Synthes Inc. is mentioned in the article.

From the Sept. 17-18 WSJ, "Who killed private pensions?" by Ellen E. Schultz. The article is based on her book, Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers. The killer paragraph:
As their pay grew, executives deferred more of it. Supplemental executive pensions, which are based on pay, also ballooned. These executive liabilities account for much of the "spiraling" pension costs many companies complain about.

The WSJ also picked up on the PA GOP plan to split the state's electoral votes. "State GOP pushes to alter 2012 math," by Danny Yadron, Sept. 17-18.

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