Ticker symbols (tic symbol) are part of the folklore of Wall Street. They were originally developed in the 1800s by telegraph operators, who reserved one‑letter symbols for the most active stocks to conserve wire space. Railroads were the dominant issues at the time, so they had the majority of the one‑letter designations.
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Events this week led me to several questions about Christmas, Easter and Yom Kippur. Most readers are familiar with the first two, but some may not know much about the third.
The long-running editorials, bank fines and regulatory investigations into Wall Street bankers and their performance prior to the 2008 housing bust has a lot to be desired. The continued investigations and fines do not surprise me. In fact, I have harped in this column over the decades that in keeping with past Wall Street history, once a bubble bursts and people lose big money, then and only then does a clamor go out looking for authorities to investigate.
The 3rd Congressional District offered new and more diverse boundaries in 2012 when 58 percent of voters elected Erik Paulsen (R). Although the district is considered one of the most affluent in Minnesota because of its inclusion of Edina, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove and Wayzata, it also offers a blue collar work ethic from cities like Brooklyn Park, Coon Rapids and Bloomington, and a more rural perspective from places like Minnetrista, Maple Plain and Victoria.
There is a time when experience must come into play as voters decide how their ballots will be cast. In the 6th Congressional District contest on Tuesday, Nov. 4, we believe that Republican Tom Emmer of Delano is the candidate best prepared to serve in Washington, D.C.
As we begin cleaning up our yards and flower beds, it seems like fall would be a good time to prune the trees, shrubs and plants before they go into winter dormancy, and we would be wrong.