Hollywood stole George Clooney from Kentucky long ago. Then, Dubai and parts of the middle east take over the big money business of thoroughbred horse racing. This morning Japan's Suntory, a private company announced that they have reached an agreement to buy Jim Beam (BEAM). Come on, Clooney isn't moving back but at least leave the whiskey. Just take Senator Mitch McConnell instead!
This should be a big week for the stock market. The major banks report 4th quarter earnings this week. If they report solid earnings the markets could take off. A few hiccups though and we could see the market trade sideways for a while or even get a pullback.
Major League Baseball has reduced the suspension of New York Yankee 3rd baseman Alex Rodriguez to 162 games. He will miss the entire 2014 season. Rodriguez is definitely the Kim Kardashian of baseball. Neither one of them will just go away.
A Southwest Airline plane landed at the wrong Missouri airport yesterday. Another jet did this 2 months ago in Kansas. The U.S. Department of Transportation stated that landing on the wrong runway isn't that unusual. I'm flabbergasted by that alone but this was the wrong runway at the wrong airport! There is no good excuse for this threat to public safety at a time where every video cowboy has GPS on their IPhone. None.
Still no drinkable tap water for the West Virginia residents in the 9 county chemical spill area. Bottled water is being sent into them. I hope it's at least that Fiji brand for their inconvenience. I'm no water aficionado but that Fiji water is good stuff.
What kind of confidence can one have with the local authorities to correct this debacle? The lucky citizen who gets to drink the first glass of tap water will be like the first fortunate soul who was brave enough to test the first parachute. Well, it should be all good.............