Garden Fresh Introduces Spring With Lemonicious Menu in April

March 31, 2015 by · Comments Off on Garden Fresh Introduces Spring With Lemonicious Menu in April 

Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp., parent company of Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantation restaurants, announces it's going tart and tangy for the month of April, welcoming spring with invigorating menu items….

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Madison Square Garden (MSG) Stock Receives Ratings Upgrades Today

March 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Madison Square Garden (MSG) Stock Receives Ratings Upgrades Today 

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — The Madison Square Garden Co. received a pair of ratings upgrades this morning, the first from Topeka Capital which upgraded the company to “buy” from “hold” and the second from Morgan Stanley which now has an “overweight,” from “equal weight” rating on the stock. Both firms cited the sports, entertainment, and media business company's recently announced restructuring …

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Madison Square Garden to spin off sports and entertainment business

March 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on Madison Square Garden to spin off sports and entertainment business 

Madison Square Garden Co, which owns the New York Knicks and New York Rangers, said it would spin off its sports and entertainment business into a publicly traded company. Shares of Madison Square Garden were up 5.3 percent at $85 in after-market trading. The company said in October that it was exploring a separation of its entertainment business from its media and sports business. The …

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Jamie Dimon’s Rapid Ascension Through the Banking World

March 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on Jamie Dimon’s Rapid Ascension Through the Banking World 

By Phineas Upham

Born in New York City in 1956, Jamie Dimon was a third-generation stock broker who began his career working for Wells Fargo. It was at Wells Fargo that he worked under Sandy Weill, until personal differences drove the two apart. Dimon left Fargo to join Bank One, which would eventually merge with the firm known as JP Morgan Chase. Dimon’s ascension through the ranks of choice would culminate with position as CEO and as chairman of the board.

Dimon was instrumental in a few important mergers and acquistions that have shaped the financial industry today. He helped integrate Smith Barney with Travelers Group. Dimon also helped in the merger of Travelers Group with Citicorp, which resulted in Citigroup. The company would go on to become a massive banking giant, and it would have done so with Jamie Dimon at the helm had personal tensions not developed with Sandy Weill. Weill resented Dimon’s stature and growth in the industry, and Dimon resigned in 1998.

Dimon left Citigroup and is said to have told a coworker that he would never work for anyone else again. The next job he took was as Chairman and CEO of Bank One, so he’d stay true to his word. Dimon repaired Bank One’s ailing finances and managed to merge it with JP Morgan Chase. He took on the role of president at that point, and then as CEO in 2006.

Dimon was leading JP Morgan Chase during the crisis of 2008. He mostly avoided huge losses, acquired Bear Stearns for pennies on the dollar, and played an important role in the crisis and recovery thereafter.


Phineas Upham is an investor from NYC and SF. You may contact Phin on his Phineas Upham website or LinkedIn page.

JB Smoove 'psyched' to perform at Garden of Laughs benefit

March 26, 2015 by · Comments Off on JB Smoove 'psyched' to perform at Garden of Laughs benefit 

JB Smoove says he's “psyched” to be performing this weekend at the Garden of Laughs benefit at Madison Square Garden. The actor-comedian sees his participation as the perfect confluence of opportunities: …

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Swimming pool maintenance 101

March 25, 2015 by · Comments Off on Swimming pool maintenance 101 

A backyard swimming pool can provide hours of fun for kids and kids at heart. Instead of hiring a professional to maintain it you can find fun by maintaining it yourself. Failing to maintain a pool spell disaster for swimmers due to high amount of bacteria or algae and creates an ugly sight. Insufficiently maintained pool can damage its surface over time. This is why maintenance is so important for an in-ground pool.

Most important aspect of pool maintenance is chemical balancing. Sufficient chlorination is a must for a healthy pool and its viability and longevity. Next is the balanced pH level. By testing water twice a week with an appropriate pool testing kit is necessary to see chemical presence in the water. During warm months you need to run water through the filter at least for six hours each day.

Vacuuming the bottom of the pool at least once a week is a must for a well maintained pool. Warm weather will require more vacuuming to control algae buildup. Even if you use a machine to clean the floor manual cleaning may be necessary to clean hard to reach areas. Check the bag and the filter for debris accumulation and cleaning.

Mountain America Credit Union Celebrates Garden City, Idaho Branch

March 25, 2015 by · Comments Off on Mountain America Credit Union Celebrates Garden City, Idaho Branch 

Mountain America Credit Union is pleased to announce the addition of the Garden City Branch in Garden City, Idaho. The Garden City Branch is a new location recently added as the result of a merger with …

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How to Start a Simple Container Garden

March 24, 2015 by · Comments Off on How to Start a Simple Container Garden 

It's called a container garden, and here's how it works. I suggest visiting your local library and picking up a copy of “The Vegetable Gardener's Container Bible” by Edward Smith to get started.

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Olive Garden's neverending comeback

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Darden Restaurants, the owner of Olive Garden, is thriving under new management. Sales are up after a hedge fund took over. And the stock is at a record high.

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Olive Garden gets boost from diners splurging on extras

March 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on Olive Garden gets boost from diners splurging on extras 

Olive Garden is weaning diners off two-for-$25 dinners and luring them to splurge a bit on extras like drinks and desserts. Those add-ons, a sign that customers might be more willing to open their wallets, …

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