The CommStock Report
(Column ~ 02/12/15)
GM reported a very strong quarter with the exception of about a $400 million loss in Europe, most of which was associated with Russia. Their outlook was for more of the same coming from that business region. Is it worth the cost short term in Russia for some long-term commercial benefit? That has to be the only rationale for being there and doing business in Russia. ...
RiseFest adds two artists to Saturday lineup
(Local News ~ 02/12/15)
SHELDON -- RISE Ministries, the organization behind the Christian music festival RiseFest, continues to add to its lineup for the 10-year anniversary of the festival. Sidewalk Prophets will return to RiseFest, making their second appearance at the festival. Southern rockers Rhett Walker Band will make their northwest Iowa debut...
Music Review: 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
(Business ~ 02/12/15)
Please don't judge the soundtrack by the film. Whether or not you plan to watch the film, and whether or not you think it will be a good film, the soundtrack is quite good. Full of drama and intrigue, the "Fifty Shades of Grey" soundtrack covers a lot of ground musically...
Book Review: 'The Last Good Paradise'
In some ways, Tatjana Soli's novel "The Last Good Paradise" reminded me of the movie "Couples Retreat," starring Vince Vaughn, Malin Ackerman and Jon Favreau. In "Couples Retreat," several couples attend a combined marital therapy retreat and vacation in paradise. In "The Last Good Paradise," Ann and Richard travel to the South Pacific to work on their marriage and escape the stresses of their life back home in Los Angeles...
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