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The S & P 500: The Complete List Of Its Members

Posted on July 6, 2008. Filed under: -- The S & P 500 | Tags: , , |


As of Friday, 07/3/2008, here are the current S&P 500 Companies. This list is provided to us from Bloomberg.com

S&P 500 INDEX SNAPSHOT

1 YEAR 
VALUE 1,262.90
CHANGE 1.38
% CHANGE 0.11
TIME 07/03
TOTAL MEMBERS 500
UP 246
DOWN 249
UNCHANGED 5
INDEX PROFILE   

Standard and Poor’s 500 Index is a capitalization-weighted index of 500 stocks. The index is designed to measure performance of the broad domestic economy through changes in the aggregate market value of 500 stocks representing all major industries. The index was developed with a base level of 10 for the 1941- 43 base period. See SPY US Equity <GO> for the tradeable equivalent.

S&P 500 INDEX MEMBERS

Time
3M CO 69.46 0.98 1.43 3,083,525 07/03
ABBOTT LABS 54.75 0.51 0.94 8,109,189 07/03
ABERCROMBIE & FI 60.73 -0.68 -1.11 1,608,747 07/03
ACE LTD 54.83 0.22 0.40 1,150,168 07/03
ADOBE SYS INC 40.39 0.58 1.46 3,387,282 07/03
ADV MICRO DEVICE 5.30 -0.14 -2.57 24,327,037 07/03
AES CORP 18.77 0.00 0.00 3,585,842 07/03
AETNA INC 37.14 -2.65 -6.66 9,094,712 07/03
AFFIL COMPUTER-A 51.48 0.59 1.16 402,797 07/03
AFLAC INC 62.41 0.06 0.10 1,480,657 07/03
AGILENT TECH INC 34.73 -0.63 -1.78 3,865,904 07/03
AIR PRODS & CHEM 97.12 1.68 1.76 1,321,127 07/03
AK STEEL HLDG 52.79 -3.86 -6.81 7,010,502 07/03
AKAMAI TECH 32.97 -0.83 -2.46 4,197,902 07/03
ALCOA INC 32.78 0.67 2.09 11,574,866 07/03
ALLEGHENY ENERGY 49.92 -0.19 -0.38 880,487 07/03
ALLEGHENY TECH 52.62 -0.01 -0.02 1,698,210 07/03
ALLERGAN INC 51.88 -0.56 -1.07 1,255,505 07/03
ALLIED WASTE IND 12.44 0.11 0.89 4,106,210 07/03
ALLSTATE CORP 47.00 0.27 0.58 3,345,953 07/03
ALTERA CORP 19.78 -0.04 -0.20 4,210,866 07/03
ALTRIA GROUP INC 20.12 0.20 1.00 9,142,444 07/03
AMAZON.COM INC 72.00 0.56 0.78 4,248,152 07/03
AMER CAP STRATEG 22.44 -0.76 -3.28 2,345,742 07/03
AMER INTL GROUP 26.24 -0.51 -1.91 17,322,663 07/03
AMEREN CORP 41.98 -0.45 -1.06 646,337 07/03
AMERICAN ELECTRI 39.56 -0.34 -0.85 1,453,080 07/03
AMERICAN EXPRESS 40.24 0.62 1.56 10,761,354 07/03
AMERICAN TOWER-A 39.80 0.44 1.12 5,260,790 07/03
AMERIPRISE FINAN 39.88 -0.21 -0.52 1,733,920 07/03
AMERISOURCEBERGE 39.04 0.15 0.39 469,880 07/03
AMGEN INC 50.84 2.00 4.10 11,581,277 07/03
ANADARKO PETROLE 70.58 0.50 0.71 5,522,933 07/03
ANALOG DEVICES 30.71 -0.53 -1.70 3,002,497 07/03
ANHEUSER BUSCH 61.67 -0.01 -0.02 5,040,815 07/03
AON CORP 46.65 -0.02 -0.04 1,167,007 07/03
APACHE CORP 133.19 -1.24 -0.92 3,616,953 07/03
APARTMENT INVEST 33.55 0.21 0.63 974,178 07/03
APOLLO GROUP-A 55.18 0.40 0.73 3,071,369 07/03
APPLE 170.12 1.94 1.15 18,694,175 07/03
APPLIED BIOSYSTE 33.03 -0.09 -0.27 792,564 07/03
APPLIED MATERIAL 18.70 -0.10 -0.53 13,894,063 07/03
ARCHER-DANIELS 31.17 -0.99 -3.08 6,425,860 07/03
ASHLAND INC 46.77 0.54 1.17 539,251 07/03
ASSURANT INC 68.18 0.08 0.12 677,717 07/03
AT&T INC 32.58 -0.31 -0.94 22,439,340 07/03
AUTODESK INC 33.96 0.31 0.92 1,416,409 07/03
AUTOMATIC DATA 42.08 -0.02 -0.05 1,799,241 07/03
AUTONATION INC 8.98 -0.46 -4.87 4,377,055 07/03
AUTOZONE INC 120.18 1.73 1.46 695,579 07/03
AVALONBAY COMMUN 86.97 -0.68 -0.78 447,370 07/03
AVERY DENNISON 42.70 0.31 0.73 697,375 07/03
AVON PRODUCTS 35.40 0.32 0.91 1,832,477 07/03
BAKER HUGHES INC 84.89 0.09 0.11 4,190,292 07/03
BALL CORP 46.83 0.87 1.89 722,176 07/03
BANK NY MELLON 37.05 0.55 1.51 6,798,120 07/03
BANK OF AMERICA 22.40 -0.14 -0.62 46,650,177 07/03
BARD (C.R.) INC 86.87 -0.50 -0.57 279,500 07/03
BARR PHARMACEUTI 43.36 -0.81 -1.83 1,293,667 07/03
BAXTER INTL INC 64.12 0.29 0.45 2,350,917 07/03
BB&T CORP 22.95 -0.71 -3.00 8,464,502 07/03
BECTON DICKINSON 82.35 0.06 0.07 599,388 07/03
BED BATH &BEYOND 28.42 0.41 1.46 2,819,982 07/03
BEMIS CO 22.58 0.48 2.17 1,042,810 07/03
BEST BUY CO INC 39.59 -0.06 -0.15 3,678,791 07/03
BIG LOTS INC 32.34 0.20 0.62 1,257,950 07/03
BIOGEN IDEC INC 58.20 -0.16 -0.27 3,255,177 07/03
BJ SERVICES CO 30.79 -0.90 -2.84 4,249,396 07/03
BLACK & DECKER 56.53 0.87 1.56 852,807 07/03
BMC SOFTWARE INC 36.01 -0.02 -0.06 922,004 07/03
BOEING CO 64.47 0.57 0.89 4,059,219 07/03
BOSTON PROPERTIE 89.01 0.25 0.28 1,076,161 07/03
BOSTON SCIENTIFC 12.35 -0.06 -0.48 6,135,260 07/03
BRISTOL-MYER SQB 20.78 0.19 0.92 6,410,548 07/03
BROADCOM CORP-A 26.22 -0.09 -0.34 9,644,514 07/03
BROWN-FORMAN -B 69.47 0.78 1.14 297,206 07/03
BURLINGTON NORTH 93.83 1.31 1.42 2,448,490 07/03
CA INC 22.28 -0.11 -0.49 2,235,193 07/03
CABOT OIL & GAS 63.42 -2.79 -4.21 2,120,085 07/03
CAMERON INTERNAT 52.97 -1.40 -2.57 2,660,830 07/03
CAMPBELL SOUP CO 34.68 0.86 2.54 3,067,218 07/03
CAPITAL ONE FINA 38.44 -0.45 -1.16 4,574,944 07/03
CARDINAL HEALTH 50.64 -0.09 -0.18 901,185 07/03
CARNIVAL CORP 31.89 -0.34 -1.05 3,738,917 07/03
CATERPILLAR INC 70.31 -0.11 -0.16 7,280,669 07/03
CB RICHARD ELL-A 18.47 0.14 0.76 1,406,557 07/03
CBS CORP-B 18.60 -0.13 -0.69 4,915,614 07/03
CELGENE CORP 67.37 -0.50 -0.74 4,497,470 07/03
CENTERPOINT ENER 15.90 -0.11 -0.69 1,366,046 07/03
CENTEX CORP 12.95 -0.10 -0.77 4,729,275 07/03
CENTURYTEL INC 34.47 0.01 0.03 1,108,271 07/03
CH ROBINSON 52.37 -0.14 -0.27 1,546,692 07/03
CHESAPEAKE ENERG 66.78 -2.62 -3.78 16,192,926 07/03
CHEVRON CORP 98.63 1.21 1.24 9,402,832 07/03
CHUBB CORP 49.67 -0.39 -0.78 2,266,643 07/03
CIENA CORP 22.22 -1.00 -4.31 2,892,452 07/03
CIGNA CORP 34.41 -1.31 -3.67 3,633,189 07/03
CINCINNATI FIN 25.08 -0.16 -0.63 1,387,747 07/03
CINTAS CORP 26.38 0.21 0.80 1,066,395 07/03
CISCO SYSTEMS 23.12 0.28 1.23 30,392,627 07/03
CIT GROUP INC 8.25 -0.15 -1.79 7,426,069 07/03
CITIGROUP INC 16.82 -0.02 -0.12 58,036,590 07/03
CITIZENS COMM CO 11.31 -0.24 -2.08 4,632,854 07/03
CITRIX SYSTEMS 28.59 -0.33 -1.14 2,275,324 07/03
CLEAR CHANNEL 35.33 0.16 0.45 2,189,376 07/03
CLOROX CO 53.21 0.66 1.26 629,878 07/03
CME GROUP INC 345.83 -5.25 -1.50 917,419 07/03
CMS ENERGY CORP 14.26 -0.31 -2.13 3,144,253 07/03
COACH INC 28.81 0.45 1.59 4,156,833 07/03
COCA-COLA CO 51.48 0.11 0.21 7,453,726 07/03
COCA-COLA ENTER 17.02 -0.10 -0.58 1,407,328 07/03
COGNIZANT TECH-A 31.80 0.43 1.37 2,986,131 07/03
COLGATE-PALMOLIV 70.35 1.32 1.91 1,910,135 07/03
COMCAST CORP-A 18.33 -0.11 -0.60 11,720,016 07/03
COMERICA INC 24.68 -0.91 -3.56 3,627,330 07/03
COMPUTER SCIENCE 47.92 0.55 1.16 718,129 07/03
COMPUWARE CORP 9.64 -0.16 -1.63 1,827,900 07/03
CONAGRA FOODS 19.43 -0.01 -0.05 3,304,712 07/03
CONOCOPHILLIPS 91.84 1.09 1.20 11,964,608 07/03
CONS EDISON INC 38.17 -0.21 -0.55 1,599,762 07/03
CONSOL ENERGY 94.83 -0.74 -0.77 6,924,776 07/03
CONSTELLAT ENER 82.02 -0.95 -1.14 989,080 07/03
CONSTELLATION-A 21.24 0.13 0.62 1,900,558 07/03
CONVERGYS CORP 14.58 0.12 0.83 512,454 07/03
COOPER INDS-A 37.61 0.50 1.35 1,123,896 07/03
CORNING INC 22.39 0.15 0.67 9,719,694 07/03
COSTCO WHOLESALE 72.23 0.10 0.14 2,633,336 07/03
COVENTRY HEALTH 30.24 -0.78 -2.51 2,121,548 07/03
COVIDIEN LTD 47.89 -0.73 -1.50 1,405,212 07/03
CSX CORP 57.36 0.30 0.53 3,823,304 07/03
CUMMINS INC 61.72 -0.05 -0.08 2,474,706 07/03
CVS CAREMARK COR 38.49 -0.21 -0.54 7,045,539 07/03
DANAHER CORP 76.28 1.11 1.48 1,777,770 07/03
DARDEN RESTAURAN 31.45 0.73 2.38 1,543,272 07/03
DEAN FOODS CO 18.66 -0.49 -2.56 1,124,031 07/03
DEERE & CO 68.45 -1.80 -2.56 5,584,984 07/03
DELL INC 22.81 0.11 0.48 15,351,591 07/03
DEVELOPERS DIVER 32.69 -0.44 -1.33 923,939 07/03
DEVON ENERGY CO 117.85 -1.04 -0.87 3,526,441 07/03
DILLARDS INC-A 10.16 -0.23 -2.21 1,813,839 07/03
DIRECTV GROUP IN 25.00 -0.26 -1.03 5,762,655 07/03
DISCOVER FINANCI 13.78 0.02 0.15 3,380,362 07/03
DISNEY (WALT) CO 30.90 0.19 0.62 6,953,201 07/03
DOMINION RES/VA 46.98 -0.51 -1.07 1,770,294 07/03
DOVER CORP 46.94 -0.20 -0.42 993,485 07/03
DOW CHEMICAL 34.10 0.18 0.53 5,014,475 07/03
DR HORTON INC 10.55 -0.05 -0.47 5,610,177 07/03
DTE ENERGY CO 42.71 -0.49 -1.13 815,820 07/03
DU PONT (EI) 41.80 0.15 0.36 5,794,625 07/03
DUKE ENERGY CORP 17.11 -0.15 -0.87 5,283,436 07/03
DYNEGY INC-A 8.22 -0.27 -3.18 6,870,576 07/03
E*TRADE FINANCIA 3.23 0.00 0.00 11,790,988 07/03
EASTMAN CHEMICAL 65.88 -0.23 -0.35 1,127,548 07/03
EASTMAN KODAK 13.95 0.12 0.87 2,743,242 07/03
EATON CORP 83.21 1.01 1.23 1,306,125 07/03
EBAY INC 26.80 -0.31 -1.14 6,570,367 07/03
ECOLAB INC 44.48 2.04 4.81 1,843,676 07/03
EDISON INTL 51.29 0.27 0.53 1,576,851 07/03
EL PASO CORP 20.56 -0.94 -4.37 10,490,901 07/03
ELECTRONIC ARTS 43.98 0.36 0.83 2,283,600 07/03
ELECTRONIC DATA 24.70 0.04 0.16 3,736,936 07/03
ELI LILLY & CO 46.98 0.89 1.93 4,531,256 07/03
EMBARQ CORP 43.67 -1.71 -3.77 1,561,132 07/03
EMC CORP/MASS 15.05 0.07 0.47 14,724,694 07/03
EMERSON ELEC CO 48.73 0.59 1.23 3,172,402 07/03
ENSCO INTL 74.44 -1.31 -1.73 2,347,113 07/03
ENTERGY CORP 120.50 -0.49 -0.40 894,206 07/03
EOG RESOURCES 120.71 -3.86 -3.10 3,461,679 07/03
EQUIFAX INC 33.46 0.37 1.12 340,874 07/03
EQUITY RESIDENTI 37.83 0.54 1.45 1,315,527 07/03
ESTEE LAUDER 45.80 0.99 2.21 1,290,779 07/03
EXELON CORP 90.46 -0.08 -0.09 2,525,067 07/03
EXPEDIA INC 17.49 0.03 0.17 2,347,590 07/03
EXPEDITORS INTL 41.81 0.96 2.35 1,695,260 07/03
EXPRESS SCRIPT 62.98 0.21 0.33 1,551,049 07/03
EXXON MOBIL CORP 88.27 0.86 0.98 23,125,063 07/03
FAMILY DOLLAR ST 22.52 0.57 2.60 3,527,978 07/03
FANNIE MAE 18.78 -0.65 -3.35 11,459,752 07/03
FEDERATED INV-B 33.00 -0.86 -2.54 748,228 07/03
FEDEX CORP 74.97 0.27 0.36 1,964,647 07/03
FIDELITY NATIONA 20.14 -0.61 -2.94 2,640,723 07/03
FIFTH THIRD BANC 10.56 -0.09 -0.85 10,525,809 07/03
FIRST HORIZON NA 7.07 -0.60 -7.82 4,375,294 07/03
FIRSTENERGY CORP 81.79 0.22 0.27 967,559 07/03
FISERV INC 48.24 0.49 1.03 1,659,996 07/03
FLUOR CORP 179.92 -0.04 -0.02 1,754,329 07/03
FORD MOTOR CO 4.42 0.06 1.38 32,063,318 07/03
FOREST LABS INC 34.72 0.05 0.14 1,322,819 07/03
FORTUNE BRANDS 54.85 0.63 1.16 1,275,064 07/03
FPL GROUP INC 64.85 -0.91 -1.38 1,581,804 07/03
FRANKLIN RES INC 91.14 0.29 0.32 1,532,632 07/03
FREDDIE MAC 14.50 -1.42 -8.92 15,214,051 07/03
FREEPORT-MCMORAN 108.64 1.07 0.99 8,239,526 07/03
GAMESTOP CORP-A 38.78 -1.63 -4.03 2,201,118 07/03
GANNETT CO 19.60 -0.23 -1.16 3,636,318 07/03
GAP INC/THE 16.45 -0.24 -1.44 4,471,081 07/03
GEN GROWTH PROP 32.60 -1.00 -2.98 2,244,690 07/03
GENERAL DYNAMICS 83.22 1.36 1.66 1,248,573 07/03
GENERAL ELECTRIC 26.91 0.40 1.51 38,673,593 07/03
GENERAL MILLS IN 60.75 0.18 0.30 1,475,515 07/03
GENERAL MOTORS 10.12 0.14 1.40 24,720,070 07/03
GENUINE PARTS CO 39.46 0.13 0.33 670,679 07/03
GENWORTH FINANCI 17.52 -0.25 -1.41 2,185,080 07/03
GENZYME CORP 73.03 0.57 0.79 2,356,414 07/03
GILEAD SCIENCES 51.09 -0.20 -0.39 4,344,238 07/03
GOLDMAN SACHS GP 178.89 0.10 0.06 6,189,608 07/03
GOODRICH CORP 46.26 0.19 0.41 1,036,342 07/03
GOODYEAR TIRE 17.83 0.28 1.60 3,056,246 07/03
GOOGLE INC-CL A 537.00 9.96 1.89 2,400,686 07/03
H&R BLOCK INC 21.81 -0.07 -0.32 2,165,535 07/03
HALLIBURTON CO 50.55 -2.39 -4.51 11,413,403 07/03
HARLEY-DAVIDSON 35.54 0.07 0.20 2,014,978 07/03
HARMAN INTL 38.24 -0.19 -0.49 576,259 07/03
HARTFORD FINL SV 64.60 0.45 0.70 1,894,534 07/03
HASBRO INC 34.89 0.41 1.19 1,158,141 07/03
HCP INC 31.49 -0.31 -0.97 1,058,068 07/03
HERCULES INC 16.16 -0.22 -1.34 785,723 07/03
HERSHEY CO/THE 32.87 0.19 0.58 908,699 07/03
HESS CORP 119.54 -0.44 -0.37 2,479,632 07/03
HEWLETT-PACKARD 43.44 -0.17 -0.39 13,615,086 07/03
HJ HEINZ CO 47.47 0.32 0.68 1,992,699 07/03
HOME DEPOT INC 22.54 0.02 0.09 11,323,965 07/03
HONEYWELL INTL 50.31 0.69 1.39 4,918,824 07/03
HOSPIRA INC 38.62 -1.68 -4.17 1,996,971 07/03
HOST HOTELS & RE 12.91 -0.02 -0.15 4,620,389 07/03
HUDSON CITY BNCP 16.62 0.03 0.18 4,726,482 07/03
HUMANA INC 38.51 -1.43 -3.58 2,537,867 07/03
HUNTINGTON BANC 5.49 -0.25 -4.36 9,398,205 07/03
IAC/INTERACTIVEC 18.08 -0.34 -1.85 2,084,301 07/03
IBM 119.54 0.44 0.37 6,117,601 07/03
ILLINOIS TOOL WO 47.20 1.04 2.25 2,636,749 07/03
IMS HEALTH INC 23.18 -0.20 -0.86 577,155 07/03
INGERSOLL-RAND-A 36.65 1.03 2.89 2,691,139 07/03
INTEGRYS ENERGY 50.75 -0.36 -0.70 546,129 07/03
INTEL CORP 20.66 -0.27 -1.29 41,364,951 07/03
INTERCONTINENTAL 106.00 -2.10 -1.94 1,230,610 07/03
INTERPUBLIC GRP 8.30 0.10 1.22 4,329,378 07/03
INTL FLVR & FRAG 39.63 1.36 3.55 584,139 07/03
INTL GAME TECH 23.18 -0.46 -1.95 3,839,509 07/03
INTL PAPER CO 22.42 -0.10 -0.44 4,792,483 07/03
INTUIT INC 27.79 0.55 2.02 2,394,274 07/03
INTUITIVE SURGIC 250.34 0.18 0.07 492,787 07/03
ITT CORP 60.69 -0.09 -0.15 841,862 07/03
J.C. PENNEY CO 36.69 0.71 1.97 3,324,185 07/03
JABIL CIRCUIT 16.29 0.15 0.93 2,967,725 07/03
JACOBS ENGIN GRP 78.25 1.53 1.99 1,626,219 07/03
JANUS CAPITAL GR 24.64 -0.84 -3.30 3,429,114 07/03
JDS UNIPHASE 10.99 0.06 0.55 2,274,866 07/03
JOHNSON CONTROLS 28.62 0.29 1.02 3,188,658 07/03
JOHNSON&JOHNSON 65.12 0.48 0.74 7,716,435 07/03
JONES APPAREL 13.38 0.11 0.83 687,650 07/03
JPMORGAN CHASE 35.31 0.71 2.05 33,060,198 07/03
JUNIPER NETWORKS 22.75 0.88 4.02 11,099,490 07/03
KB HOME 16.95 0.30 1.80 2,863,952 07/03
KELLOGG CO 48.80 0.34 0.70 1,806,161 07/03
KEYCORP 11.10 -0.02 -0.18 5,482,055 07/03
KIMBERLY-CLARK 60.81 1.16 1.94 1,639,483 07/03
KIMCO REALTY 34.06 0.25 0.74 1,760,507 07/03
KING PHARMACEUT 10.58 -0.13 -1.21 1,678,542 07/03
KLA-TENCOR CORP 39.90 -0.41 -1.02 2,481,355 07/03
KOHLS CORP 42.52 1.41 3.43 5,084,366 07/03
KRAFT FOODS INC 28.81 0.09 0.31 6,875,283 07/03
KROGER CO 29.45 0.45 1.55 5,056,713 07/03
L-3 COMM HLDGS 89.32 1.75 2.00 1,102,011 07/03
LABORATORY CP 67.72 0.21 0.31 834,958 07/03
LEGG MASON INC 38.23 -1.04 -2.65 2,788,625 07/03
LEGGETT & PLATT 14.66 -0.32 -2.14 5,586,955 07/03
LEHMAN BROS HLDG 22.85 0.49 2.19 38,007,336 07/03
LENNAR CORP-CL A 11.47 0.02 0.17 5,484,162 07/03
LEUCADIA NATL 44.40 -0.94 -2.07 1,208,192 07/03
LEXMARK INTL-A 32.61 0.21 0.65 842,617 07/03
LIMITED BRANDS 16.90 0.20 1.20 3,218,630 07/03
LINCOLN NATL CRP 45.82 0.44 0.97 1,328,117 07/03
LINEAR TECH CORP 31.67 -0.39 -1.22 3,758,325 07/03
LIZ CLAIBORNE 13.61 0.53 4.05 2,188,184 07/03
LOCKHEED MARTIN 101.48 1.18 1.18 1,659,363 07/03
LOEWS CORP 45.96 -0.46 -0.99 1,134,081 07/03
LORILLARD INC 67.26 -0.99 -1.45 898,763 07/03
LOWE’S COS INC 20.22 -0.01 -0.05 8,458,070 07/03
LSI CORP 5.84 -0.06 -1.02 7,193,077 07/03
M&T BANK CORP 71.48 -2.38 -3.22 1,717,367 07/03
MACY’S INC 18.50 -0.33 -1.75 5,544,741 07/03
MANITOWOC CO 27.58 -1.25 -4.34 3,611,578 07/03
MARATHON OIL 51.24 -0.32 -0.62 5,125,776 07/03
MARRIOTT INTL-A 25.55 0.27 1.07 2,900,646 07/03
MARSH & MCLENNAN 26.56 -0.19 -0.71 2,250,442 07/03
MARSHALL &ILSLEY 14.14 -0.62 -4.20 7,169,343 07/03
MASCO CORP 14.92 0.01 0.07 3,525,075 07/03
MASSEY ENERGY CO 75.46 0.59 0.79 5,344,951 07/03
MATTEL INC 17.22 0.08 0.47 2,222,162 07/03
MBIA INC 4.05 0.08 2.02 7,387,050 07/03
MCCORMICK-N/V 35.49 -0.01 -0.03 483,310 07/03
MCDONALDS CORP 57.19 -0.24 -0.42 5,834,766 07/03
MCGRAW-HILL COS 38.96 -0.05 -0.13 1,273,219 07/03
MCKESSON CORP 54.59 -0.32 -0.58 895,355 07/03
MEADWESTVACO COR 23.31 0.11 0.47 1,121,518 07/03
MEDCO HEALTH SOL 46.32 -0.04 -0.09 2,035,400 07/03
MEDTRONIC INC 51.06 0.12 0.24 2,720,362 07/03
MEMC ELEC MATER 54.96 -2.33 -4.07 4,617,634 07/03
MERCK & CO 38.45 0.41 1.08 10,686,927 07/03
MEREDITH CORP 27.07 0.06 0.22 424,509 07/03
MERRILL LYNCH 31.12 -0.03 -0.10 16,634,569 07/03
METLIFE INC 52.75 0.06 0.11 3,282,042 07/03
MGIC INVT CORP 7.05 0.57 8.80 2,197,589 07/03
MICROCHIP TECH 29.53 -0.15 -0.51 1,358,543 07/03
MICRON TECH 5.77 -0.14 -2.37 15,157,104 07/03
MICROSOFT CORP 25.98 0.10 0.39 37,076,426 07/03
MILLIPORE CORP 67.00 -0.08 -0.12 197,523 07/03
MOLEX INC 23.26 0.04 0.17 567,478 07/03
MOLSON COORS-B 54.07 -0.31 -0.57 668,376 07/03
MONSANTO CO 120.21 0.80 0.67 6,335,122 07/03
MONSTER WORLDWID 18.41 -0.26 -1.39 2,161,450 07/03
MOODY’S CORP 33.94 0.49 1.46 3,344,297 07/03
MORGAN STANLEY 35.91 0.04 0.11 9,272,649 07/03
MOTOROLA INC 7.06 -0.09 -1.26 19,300,153 07/03
MURPHY OIL CORP 94.76 -0.37 -0.39 2,095,040 07/03
MYLAN INC 11.85 -0.30 -2.47 3,672,206 07/03
NABORS INDS LTD 48.71 -0.40 -0.81 6,771,851 07/03
NATL CITY CORP 4.69 0.08 1.74 8,154,914 07/03
NATL OILWELL VAR 85.12 -0.46 -0.54 5,470,269 07/03
NATL SEMICONDUCT 19.78 -0.31 -1.54 3,763,085 07/03
NETAPP INC 21.94 -0.05 -0.23 4,624,666 07/03
NEW YORK TIMES-A 15.23 -0.01 -0.07 746,499 07/03
NEWELL RUBBERMAI 16.14 0.01 0.06 2,806,547 07/03
NEWMONT MINING 50.15 -0.84 -1.65 5,314,177 07/03
NEWS CORP-A 14.56 0.15 1.04 7,051,388 07/03
NICOR INC 42.08 -0.47 -1.10 384,371 07/03
NIKE INC -CL B 58.52 0.43 0.74 2,476,680 07/03
NISOURCE INC 17.71 -0.55 -3.01 2,343,885 07/03
NOBLE CORP 61.65 -1.14 -1.82 4,137,047 07/03
NOBLE ENERGY INC 93.21 -2.63 -2.74 1,772,776 07/03
NORDSTROM INC 30.72 0.27 0.89 3,756,857 07/03
NORFOLK SOUTHERN 58.91 1.09 1.89 2,840,324 07/03
NORTHERN TRUST 67.99 -0.54 -0.79 1,174,530 07/03
NORTHROP GRUMMAN 66.03 0.09 0.14 980,216 07/03
NOVELL INC 5.90 -0.04 -0.67 1,658,660 07/03
NOVELLUS SYS 20.98 -0.45 -2.10 1,861,265 07/03
NUCOR CORP 62.54 0.60 0.97 9,922,153 07/03
NVIDIA CORP 12.49 -5.54 -30.73 74,705,538 07/03
NYSE EURONEXT 46.65 -1.07 -2.24 2,467,872 07/03
OCCIDENTAL PETE 87.25 -1.17 -1.32 6,267,512 07/03
OFFICE DEPOT INC 10.81 -0.03 -0.28 3,522,529 07/03
OMNICOM GROUP 42.83 -0.36 -0.83 3,780,308 07/03
ORACLE CORP 20.73 -0.09 -0.43 21,598,115 07/03
PACCAR INC 40.80 0.94 2.36 2,104,666 07/03
PACTIV CORP 20.99 0.32 1.55 988,596 07/03
PALL CORP 38.52 -0.39 -1.00 616,415 07/03
PARKER HANNIFIN 70.53 0.29 0.41 1,545,250 07/03
PATTERSON COS 29.02 -0.11 -0.38 732,868 07/03
PAYCHEX INC 31.04 0.20 0.65 2,590,273 07/03
PEABODY ENERGY 77.62 -0.28 -0.36 12,291,443 07/03
PEPCO HOLDINGS 25.13 -0.19 -0.75 863,661 07/03
PEPSI BOTTLING 28.56 0.26 0.92 1,439,738 07/03
PEPSICO INC 66.77 1.01 1.54 5,573,082 07/03
PERKINELMER INC 28.08 0.10 0.36 800,570 07/03
PFIZER INC 17.75 0.13 0.74 24,349,936 07/03
PG&E CORP 38.70 -0.74 -1.88 1,669,949 07/03
PHILIP MORRIS 51.47 0.87 1.72 5,152,703 07/03
PINNACLE WEST 30.58 -0.33 -1.07 404,862 07/03
PITNEY BOWES INC 33.35 0.16 0.48 633,216 07/03
PLUM CREEK TIMBR 42.52 0.33 0.78 1,048,957 07/03
PNC FINANCIAL SE 55.69 -1.34 -2.35 2,184,184 07/03
POLO RALPH LAURE 63.34 0.73 1.17 736,131 07/03
PPG INDS INC 55.63 -0.02 -0.04 1,145,485 07/03
PPL CORPORATION 51.78 -0.96 -1.82 1,790,456 07/03
PRAXAIR INC 94.19 3.22 3.54 2,238,318 07/03
PRECISION CASTPT 94.30 0.52 0.55 1,189,663 07/03
PRINCIPAL FINL 41.02 -0.42 -1.01 1,055,858 07/03
PROCTER & GAMBLE 63.67 0.98 1.56 11,551,694 07/03
PROGRESS ENERGY 41.43 -0.21 -0.50 942,175 07/03
PROGRESSIVE CORP 19.43 0.00 0.00 4,345,457 07/03
PROLOGIS 51.87 0.19 0.37 1,651,014 07/03
PRUDENTL FINL 60.96 -0.70 -1.14 2,212,267 07/03
PUB SERV ENTERP 46.18 -0.29 -0.62 1,268,724 07/03
PUBLIC STORAGE 80.06 -0.28 -0.35 725,378 07/03
PULTE HOMES INC 9.70 0.36 3.85 5,460,264 07/03
QLOGIC CORP 14.17 0.27 1.94 1,924,019 07/03
QUALCOMM INC 45.05 0.00 0.00 8,972,805 07/03
QUEST DIAGNOSTIC 48.26 0.26 0.54 606,698 07/03
QUESTAR CORP 69.13 -1.69 -2.39 1,397,816 07/03
QWEST COMMUNICAT 3.76 0.11 3.01 18,421,638 07/03
RADIOSHACK CORP 12.26 0.22 1.83 2,478,545 07/03
RANGE RESOURCES 63.64 -2.79 -4.20 2,704,002 07/03
RAYTHEON CO 57.65 1.31 2.33 2,453,111 07/03
REGIONS FINANCIA 10.31 -0.28 -2.64 16,174,742 07/03
REYNOLDS AMERICA 47.32 0.15 0.32 1,115,516 07/03
ROBERT HALF INTL 22.47 -0.39 -1.71 1,622,640 07/03
ROCKWELL AUTOMAT 42.97 0.65 1.54 961,838 07/03
ROCKWELL COLLINS 48.64 0.79 1.65 981,913 07/03
ROHM & HAAS CO 45.06 -0.20 -0.44 1,735,847 07/03
ROWAN COMPANIES 42.52 -1.25 -2.86 3,457,225 07/03
RR DONNELLEY & S 28.90 0.30 1.05 843,671 07/03
RYDER SYSTEM INC 65.68 -1.29 -1.93 721,545 07/03
SAFECO CORP 67.18 0.09 0.13 1,672,056 07/03
SAFEWAY INC 28.74 0.72 2.57 2,936,609 07/03
SANDISK CORP 18.43 -0.29 -1.55 7,891,421 07/03
SARA LEE CORP 12.15 0.03 0.25 3,140,488 07/03
SCHERING-PLOUGH 19.79 0.32 1.64 13,930,267 07/03
SCHLUMBERGER LTD 101.88 -1.48 -1.43 8,440,713 07/03
SCHWAB (CHARLES) 20.35 -0.12 -0.59 5,677,999 07/03
SCRIPPS NET-CL A 41.34 -0.41 -0.98 735,228 07/03
SEALED AIR CORP 18.89 0.47 2.55 1,269,908 07/03
SEARS HOLDINGS 73.78 0.03 0.04 1,074,088 07/03
SEMPRA ENERGY 56.26 -0.55 -0.97 1,609,545 07/03
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS 47.53 0.83 1.78 1,382,166 07/03
SIGMA-ALDRICH 52.91 0.04 0.08 774,254 07/03
SIMON PROPERTY 87.72 -0.45 -0.51 1,231,042 07/03
SLM CORP 18.45 -0.37 -1.97 3,325,785 07/03
SMITH INTL INC 81.48 0.05 0.06 3,304,223 07/03
SNAP-ON INC 50.18 -0.61 -1.20 384,180 07/03
SOUTHERN CO 35.32 0.11 0.31 3,359,842 07/03
SOUTHWEST AIR 13.05 0.20 1.56 4,765,654 07/03
SOUTHWESTRN ENGY 45.04 -2.57 -5.40 4,909,750 07/03
SOVEREIGN BANCOR 7.15 -0.12 -1.65 5,351,941 07/03
SPECTRA ENERG 28.02 0.07 0.25 3,294,357 07/03
SPRINT NEXTEL CO 8.51 -0.23 -2.63 22,469,212 07/03
ST JUDE MEDICAL 41.24 0.47 1.15 1,323,738 07/03
STANLEY WORKS 44.37 1.06 2.45 557,287 07/03
STAPLES INC 23.34 0.22 0.95 6,302,781 07/03
STARBUCKS CORP 15.56 -0.12 -0.77 10,558,604 07/03
STARWOOD HOTELS 37.49 0.18 0.48 2,143,777 07/03
STATE ST CORP 62.00 0.52 0.85 2,405,683 07/03
STRYKER CORP 62.50 -0.06 -0.10 657,281 07/03
SUN MICROSYSTEMS 10.63 -0.03 -0.28 6,873,912 07/03
SUNOCO INC 39.69 -1.21 -2.96 2,880,641 07/03
SUNTRUST BANKS 34.92 -1.25 -3.46 4,406,466 07/03
SUPERVALU INC 30.70 0.36 1.19 1,630,578 07/03
SYMANTEC CORP 19.12 -0.42 -2.15 7,315,772 07/03
SYSCO CORP 27.08 -0.13 -0.48 2,148,475 07/03
T ROWE PRICE GRP 52.67 -0.44 -0.83 2,219,665 07/03
TARGET CORP 46.90 0.21 0.45 5,152,569 07/03
TECO ENERGY INC 20.15 -0.53 -2.56 3,336,781 07/03
TELLABS INC 4.37 -0.05 -1.13 3,031,001 07/03
TENET HEALTHCARE 5.58 -0.08 -1.41 3,382,238 07/03
TERADATA CORP 22.80 0.37 1.65 372,055 07/03
TERADYNE INC 10.32 -0.24 -2.27 3,173,403 07/03
TEREX CORP 45.92 -1.30 -2.75 3,560,192 07/03
TESORO CORP 18.98 -0.30 -1.56 6,263,175 07/03
TEXAS INSTRUMENT 27.44 0.24 0.88 10,076,248 07/03
TEXTRON INC 47.84 0.89 1.90 1,423,313 07/03
THERMO FISHER 56.76 0.18 0.32 1,625,788 07/03
TIFFANY & CO 40.32 0.12 0.30 1,202,342 07/03
TIME WARNER INC 14.69 0.14 0.96 10,887,088 07/03
TITANIUM METALS 12.01 -0.67 -5.28 3,367,895 07/03
TJX COS INC 31.23 0.00 0.00 2,888,926 07/03
TORCHMARK CORP 58.57 -0.30 -0.51 391,510 07/03
TOTAL SYS SERVS 22.17 0.03 0.14 434,725 07/03
TRANSOCEAN INC 142.91 -3.14 -2.15 5,586,848 07/03
TRAVELERS COS IN 44.34 0.26 0.59 2,543,178 07/03
TYCO ELECTRONICS 35.14 -0.25 -0.71 1,659,844 07/03
TYCO INTL LTD 39.14 -0.18 -0.46 3,174,455 07/03
TYSON FOODS-A 14.35 0.04 0.28 1,733,059 07/03
UNION PAC CORP 70.85 0.64 0.91 3,451,063 07/03
UNISYS CORP 3.65 0.11 3.11 2,381,760 07/03
UNITED PARCEL-B 59.47 0.93 1.59 5,184,728 07/03
UNITED TECH CORP 61.05 1.35 2.26 5,402,814 07/03
UNITEDHEALTH GRP 22.96 -2.16 -8.60 22,790,029 07/03
UNUM GROUP 20.93 -0.07 -0.33 1,799,532 07/03
US BANCORP 27.67 -0.43 -1.53 13,361,348 07/03
US STEEL CORP 155.80 2.40 1.56 10,546,004 07/03
UST INC 54.12 -0.61 -1.11 726,600 07/03
VALERO ENERGY 37.09 -0.83 -2.19 9,497,043 07/03
VARIAN MEDICAL S 50.87 0.10 0.20 471,378 07/03
VERISIGN INC 36.74 -0.48 -1.29 2,898,037 07/03
VERIZON COMMUNIC 35.75 0.12 0.34 10,600,958 07/03
VF CORP 74.49 -0.51 -0.68 895,270 07/03
VIACOM INC-B 29.67 -0.35 -1.17 3,527,402 07/03
VORNADO RLTY TST 87.78 0.31 0.35 617,540 07/03
VULCAN MATERIALS 56.49 0.10 0.18 913,629 07/03
WACHOVIA CORP 14.88 -0.50 -3.25 33,164,334 07/03
WAL-MART STORES 56.60 0.10 0.18 11,795,882 07/03
WALGREEN CO 31.45 0.06 0.19 4,883,566 07/03
WAMU INC 5.38 0.07 1.32 24,522,494 07/03
WASH POST-B 588.00 13.75 2.39 21,279 07/03
WASTE MANAGEMENT 36.46 0.11 0.30 2,699,960 07/03
WATERS CORP 65.31 -0.04 -0.06 602,828 07/03
WATSON PHARM 27.25 0.08 0.29 422,870 07/03
WEATHERFORD INTL 44.21 -1.54 -3.37 8,616,333 07/03
WELLPOINT INC 44.98 -2.17 -4.60 5,309,022 07/03
WELLS FARGO & CO 23.92 0.33 1.40 28,357,729 07/03
WENDY’S INTL INC 26.90 0.04 0.15 314,020 07/03
WESTERN UNION 23.33 -0.56 -2.34 5,569,762 07/03
WEYERHAEUSER CO 49.43 -0.17 -0.34 1,201,281 07/03
WHIRLPOOL CORP 62.69 1.83 3.01 1,094,781 07/03
WHOLE FOODS MKT 22.71 -0.01 -0.04 2,401,563 07/03
WILLIAMS COS INC 37.80 -0.70 -1.82 5,142,144 07/03
WINDSTREAM CORP 12.05 -0.14 -1.15 3,969,882 07/03
WRIGLEY WM JR CO 77.78 0.04 0.05 1,277,113 07/03
WW GRAINGER INC 81.46 1.66 2.08 812,876 07/03
WYETH 46.99 0.55 1.18 3,900,832 07/03
WYNDHAM WORLDWID 17.64 0.21 1.20 872,439 07/03
XCEL ENERGY INC 20.04 -0.15 -0.74 1,346,652 07/03
XEROX CORP 13.48 0.25 1.89 3,849,674 07/03
XILINX INC 23.72 -0.06 -0.25 4,669,989 07/03
XL CAPITAL LTD-A 19.87 -1.07 -5.11 2,186,355 07/03
XTO ENERGY INC 63.81 -2.90 -4.35 7,711,168 07/03
YAHOO! INC 21.35 0.47 2.25 21,925,845 07/03
YUM! BRANDS INC 35.41 0.26 0.74 1,984,277 07/03
ZIMMER HLDGS 68.02 0.21 0.31 727,733 07/03
ZIONS BANCORP 27.05 -4.57 -14.45 12,385,651 07/03
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Berkshire Hathaway- A GOOD Investment For YOU?

Posted on July 6, 2008. Filed under: -- Building Wealth, -- For The Investor In YOU, -- Investing | Tags: , , , , |


By Molly Greaves

You’re lucky enough to own some Buffet investments. But are they are the best investment?  

Buffet

All of us know Warren Buffet. And if you dont, I will blog soon about all of the reasons the rest of the world knows him. Stay tuned for that.  If you’re like me, you highly respect the guy, and some of you may also think he’s a funny, nice guy that has quite the knack for investing,  like I think.   Buffet is loved by so many people for making them MEGA RICH. Not everyone, however, is ready to jump into Berkshire Hathaway these days.

SmartMoney’s June 2008 edition quotes 10 people from the finance sector who share their experience to advise on the question: “Would you Invest in Berkshire?”  A lot people think Berkshire is a must buy if you can afford it, but here are 5 quotes from 5 experts that arent so sure about that. 

-“Berkshire’s out performance versus the market has narrowed over the past decade and will continue to narrow. Finding good investments will be harder than ever. There’s fiercer competition,” says Doug Kass from Seabreeze Partners.

-“The salad these days for insurance–the backbone of the Berkshire complex–are over. Profit margins will be under pressure in the face of a more competitive landscape.  Buffet expects insurance-industry profit margins to shrink by 4 percentage points in 2008–even without a catastrophe.”

-“Berkshire’s premium valuation and it’s perception as a safe harbor are by-products of the credit crisis and market turmoil. Should the stock market conditions improve, Berkshire’s shares may  under per as other financial shares regain their footing.”

-“Investors will dump shares if Buffet, 77, is no longer at the helm. They may even sell if he starts to delegate more tasks and responsibilities than he already has.”

-“A sum-of-the-parts analysis indicates that Berkshire shares are fair-to-overpriced relative to the market. Melding price-to-book ratios on insurance and its other businesses on produces a fair value of $125,000. Buffet himself said investors should be able to find better opportunities than Berkshire stock.”

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Suze Orman’s Insurance Action Plan

Posted on July 6, 2008. Filed under: -- Book Summaries, -- Building Wealth, -- For The Investor In YOU, -- Insurance Help For YOU, -- Top 10... | Tags: , , , , |


 

I’ve gotten good response emails from a few readers that liked my Suze Orman post. They too say they cant handle her show, but appreciate her knowledge and advice. 

Since I’m one that just loves deals and knowledge, I wanted to share with you what I found when investigating ways to be a better insurance consumer. I got this tidbit from Suze Orman’s book “Women & Money: Owning The Power To Control Your Destiny.” Although the title implies that the book is for women, the advice is for all. This is verbatem from her book. I’m not an insurance whiz by any means, but I do find the information valuable to readers so I still wanted to type it up and post it anyway. 

SUMMARY FOR LIFE INSURANCE & HOME INSURANCE:

-Get life insurance to protect anyone who is dependent on your income.

-Buy term insurance. Do not buy any other type of insurance.

-Opt for a guaranteed renewable policy. 

– For maximum protection, aim for a death benefit that is equal to twenty times the annual income your dependents need to cover their living costs.

– Make your revocable living trust the beneficiary of your life insurance policy.

HOMEOWNERS

-Make sure your dwelling limit coverage is updated to reflect the current cost of rebuilding your home if it were destroyed.

-Check that your dwelling limit coverage is either guaranteed replacement cost or extended replacement cost. 

-Make sure your possessions are insured for replacement value; if you just have actual cash value coverage, you need to upgrade your policy.

-Confirm that your policy has an automatic inflation adjustment.

-Find out your coverage for additional living expenses. Ideally, you want a policy that will pay your living costs indefinitely while you rebuild/repair your home. 

-Get a separate personal umbrella policy if you’re assets are valued at more than $500,000.

RENTERS

-Make sure you have your own personal renter’s policy. If the value of your personal assets exceeds the liability coverage in your policy, buy an additional personal umbrella policy.

CONDO/CO-OP/TOWN HOUSE OWNERS

-Get your own personal condo owner’s policy. If the value of your personal assets exceeds the liability coverage in your policy, buy an additional personal umbrella policy.

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Interview Your Realtor? Yes, of course.

Posted on July 6, 2008. Filed under: -- Investing, -- Moving?, -- Real Estate Guide For Today's Market, -- Top 10..., . More Resources For YOU! | Tags: , , , , |


By Molly Greaves

Once you start working with a realtor, I’m sure you’ll want the process to be as smooth and efficient as possible. That’s why after your realtor asks you questions to find out your needs and wants for your new property, you’ll need to interview her too, to make sure you have the right match for you. You’re going to want to be in the hands of a professional known in real estate if you want to close on a place more quickly. If you don’t click with a realtor, don’t feel badly moving on to the next; it’s all part of business. They’re going to make a hunky chunk of change from working with you, so you have the right to decide who you employ. Wouldn’t you agree? 

Also, do make sure that when you go in for your inital meeting, you carry an outline with you of what your needs and wants are. Make sure you spend a lot of time to make sure the list is complete with details that you have. You want to give a good enough description so you can attract the home of your dreams to you. You’ll also want to be most prepared so your realtor finds you something that YOU like, not what she likes or is hoping to sell. Equally important, you also dont want to waste time looking at things that dont interest you in the slightest. Time’s too precious, gas is too high.

This will set the foundation up for a professional experience that will make the buying process easier on you and anyone else involved in the process.  

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Doing YOUR Part To “Go Green…” And Then Some…

Posted on July 6, 2008. Filed under: -- Austin Related, -- Energy/Being GREEN, -- Volunteering, . More Resources For YOU! | Tags: , , , , , |


 

Do you remember The Movie, Uncle Buck? Remember the part when someone tells him his car is on-fire?

Do you still see people with their cars “on fire?”

Call this number to Report Smoking Vehicles. The car needs to be put to rest for our environment’s sake. Wouldn’t you agree?

800-453-SMOG (7664)

It’s one small step to reducing our carbon footprint.

http://www.smokingvehicle.org

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List of Popular Websites and Blogs with an Environmental and Green Focus

Posted on July 6, 2008. Filed under: -- Book Summaries, -- Energy/Being GREEN, -- How YOU Can Help!!, -- Top 10..., . More Resources For YOU! | Tags: , , , , |


By Molly Greaves

Today I read Green to Gold,  which lists its top websites and blogs with an environmental focus.

I wanted to share them with you in case you’re interested in checking them out. Maybe you’ll even bookmark them, or pass them along.

http://www.worldchanging.com

http://www.wbcsd.org

http://www.triplepundit.com 

http://www.treehugger.com

http://www.sustainablog.blogspot.com

http://www.sustainablemarketing.com

http://www.sustainablebusiness.com

http://www.sustainability.dictionary.com

http://www.sustainability.com

http://www.commonsblog.org

http://www.csrwire.com

http://www.eco-advantage.com

http://www.enn.com/business_news_main_d.html

http://www.env-econ.net

http://gristmill.grist.org

http://www.makower.typepad.com/joel_makower

 

In case you care—the book  brings business leaders to terms with the fact that the “Green Wave” consumer trend is here to stay, pointing out the risks and the impact to the bottom-line for businesses for not doing anything about it. It states that companies that are taking charge are seeing drive in revenue growth, and increased customer loyalty, yet some companies have yet to do anything about it.

 

 

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Top 10 Environmental Issues

Posted on July 6, 2008. Filed under: -- Book Summaries, -- Energy/Being GREEN, -- How YOU Can Help!!, -- Top 10..., . More Resources For YOU! | Tags: , , , , |


By Molly Greaves

Daniel C. Esty and Andrew S. Winston are the authors of this new book Green to Gold, which I started andfinished today.  Here’s what they claim are the Top 10 Environmental Issues facing us today:

1. Climate Change

2. Energy

3. Water

4. Biodiversity and Land Use

5. Chemicals, Toxics and Heavy Metals

6. Air Pollution

7. Waste Management 

8. Ozone Layer Depletion

9.  Oceans and Fisheries

10. Deforestation

 

It’s a good read so check it out!

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3 Speaker Luncheon WITH ABTA (Austin Business Traveler’s Association). Should Be Another Great Event

Posted on July 6, 2008. Filed under: -- Austin Related, -- Building Wealth, -- For The Investor In YOU, -- On MY Calendar, -- Uncategorized, -- What MOLLY's Up To | Tags: , , , |


July 8 at the Omni Southpark in Austin…Maybe I’ll see you there…

“Yep, it is a motley crew indeed, but don’t mistake these 3 for what you might see on the bulletin board in your local post office.  They are actually our featured speakers for July, and all have semi-legitimate ties to NBTA.  First on the billing is our own Kevin Maguire, who also moonlights as the President of NBTA, and who will be sharing with us all the efforts and accomplishments of our national organization.  Next up, Shane Downey, the NBTA Manager of Government Relations.  Shane is a past speaker at ABTA and will provide us with a great overview of the inner workings of the NBTA PAC and how and which legislative issues are selected for action – – whether it be to support or oppose.  And last, but certainly not least, is Scott Solombrino, the President of Dav El Transportation, and the President of the NBTA Allied Leadership Council.  Scott, also a past speaker at ABTA, brings us his passion and knowledge of the PAC program, as well as his personal insight to legislative issues and the political process.”

 Event Link:  http://www.austinbta.org/events/links/EUH3502

 

This should be a great event. This will be my 3rd time hanging with the group, and I’m sure it will be just as good as the last two times. This group is full of some very smart,  well-respected,  passionate and professional people that I’ve learned a ton from so far. The best part is that they also know how to have fun! Tons actually!

I went to my first meeting thinking it was for “people in business that like to travel,” but learned when I got there that it was for “people that work in the travel industry.” Hahah.  Anyway, when I explained the confusion, they were like “who cares, join the party!” and so I did and had such a blast. When these fine travel industry folks aren’t working hard at work, they’re out enjoying Austin, doing things like hotel hopping in party buses, and hosting bonfires at hotels. Good, wholesome fun. 

They’re having a speaker series this month at the Omni near Southpark in Austin. I’m not familiar with the area, but am excited to attend. I called ahead to see if there were any volunteer opportunities too. 

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Reaching Out To Your Alumni Can Be Fun and Strategic—Even If You Are 50 Years Younger Than They Are!

Posted on July 6, 2008. Filed under: -- Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , |


 I’m extremely proud of the education I received from Duquesne University, and really appreciate the Leadership & Change Management degree I earned from their business school. So much in fact, that I recently started reaching out to fellow Duquesne business school grads to network with them, to let them know I’m here to help them if I ever can, and also to learn about  how they’ve put their education to use. It’s amazing what people have done.

As I had thought, this has been a great group of people to network with because right out of the gate, I knew that we had a common set of values we shared and could talk about. Important values Duquesne instills in it’s graduates including integrity, ethics, and leadership; characteristics I look for with those that I like to surround myself with. Plus, if they graduated from the business school, it’s also likely they probably enjoy chatting about business too.

I have had great encounters via email with many caring Duquesne grads. I even recently met with someone face-face  from Duquesne’s Leadership and Advancement Department when she was down in Austin last month. We had a great time…and got to hang out for almost 6 hours! It was really nice to show someone from Pittsburgh around Austin. I’m also now planning to attend a holiday cocktail party in November with a bunch of alum that are flying into Austin to catch up on the lake. Recently, someone that graduated more than 50 years before I did said he would talk about his business experience on a podcast I’m going to launch soon. What a great conversation we had, and I cant wait to talk with him again to learn more. He was a very funny man, and I’m so happy to have Duquesne in common with him.

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Need Office Furniture? Check out the Top 10 Office Furniture Retailers/Contractors in Austin

Posted on July 6, 2008. Filed under: -- Austin Related, -- Moving?, -- Real Estate Guide For Today's Market, -- Top 10..., . More Resources For YOU! | Tags: , , |


by Molly Greaves

Need Office Furniture? Check out the Top 10 Office Furniture Retailers/Contractors in Austin ranked by office furniture revenue in 2006. Got this list from the Austin Business Journal 2008 Book of Lists.

1. Rockford Business Interiors 442-0703  

2.  Workplace Resources of Austin 472-7300

3.  Furniture Marketing Group Inc. 908-4600

4.  Shelton-Keller Group Inc. 481-1500

5. Office Depot Inc–Business Services Division 837-8999

6.  Austin Business Furniture 832-6400

7. Furniture For Business 833-9000

8. Office Furniture Now! 448-3769

9.  Texas Office Products and Supply  472-1340

10. Corporate Express Inc. 997-2100

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