Brace yourself for yet more stark economic news: babies may be suffering from more diaper rash in this down economy, reports Advertising Age, which is labeling "America's baby bottoms" as the "economy's latest casualty."
You work exhausting hours trying to hold onto your job and provide for your family in a scary economy. When you get home, you help prepare dinner, play with the kids, help with homework, read goodnight books. Then there are chores around the house and, finally, a chance to crash and have a little time with your wife -- unless you had to bring work home. You squeeze in however many hours of sleep you can.
Buy a MegaRoll of Charmin bathroom tissue ("It's 4 Single Rolls in 1!"), and you will help save the planet. You can also score points for environmental responsibility by cleaning clothes with Tide Coldwater, or wrapping your baby's behind in Pampers.
When Mark Ketchum joined the board of struggling consumer products maker Newell Rubbermaid at the end of 2004, he had no idea what he was in for. A 33-year veteran of Procter & Gamble, where he headed mega-brands like Pampers, Ketchum, 57, was asked to serve as interim CEO after the board finally lost its patience with underperforming former chief Joe Galli in October 2005.
Procter & Gamble Co. reported Monday that its earnings soared 44 percent in its fourth fiscal quarter with growth in its beauty and health care businesses pushing its full-year sales past $50 billion for the first time.
Everyone pays lip service to the importance of diversification, but few investors really understand how to get the full benefit of mixing different types of assets. In fact, it's well worth reviewing the theory behind diversification because it's the one free lunch in investing.