The transaction is expected to generate about $35 million in combined synergies, resulting in substantial long term cost savings, and create long term value for shareholders. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) and Journal Communications (NYSE: JRN) have agreed to merge their broadcast operations and spin off and then merge their newspapers, creating two focused and separately traded public companies that offer long term opportunities to create value for shareholders. Scripps Company name, and the Scripps family shareholders will continue to have voting control.
Health care and health issues are in the forefront of current events. With emphasis on creating a new, comprehensive health care system, a need exists for health advocates for the people who might not have access or the opportunity to be aware of all the options available. It is my belief that the best choice of an audience in medical issues is a woman to educate and inform on healthcare aspects.
Alpha hydroxy acids work. The most effective AHA is glycolic acid, which, because of its smaller molecular structure, is better able to permeate the skin and get down to business. Glycolic acid in a concentration between eight and 15 percent will, if used consistently and correctly, will have an effect on the appearance of your skin..
The holidays are right around the corner and soon we will be thinking of gifts for our loved ones. Do you have a toddler on your shopping list? You will want to make sure the toys you buy are safe. Always check that you are buying toys that fit the age and skill level of your child.
Watchmakers are a bit more murky. Swatch Groups lower end mechanical watch brands like Tissot don really offer much over the copycat brands for half the price (easier service being one), and some more reputable brands rising from China. Swatch Group holds quite a bit of patents on precision mechanics manufacturing involving their higher end brands, that they have also invested plenty.
Year to date investment results include $3.6 million of costs associated with winding down the Scripps Ventures I and II investment funds and $80.1 million of investment write downs. Investment write downs include $35.1 million due to the decline in value of the Company’s investment in America Online (“AOL”) and $23.0 million due to the decline in value of the Scripps Ventures investment portfolios. 2001 Net investment losses were $45.8 million, $29.8 million after tax ($.37 per share) in the fourth quarter.