Vanguard internal dividend up most since 1997-adviser

BOSTON (Reuters) – Vanguard Group Inc raised a profit-sharing dividend for employees by 16.5 percent for 2017, the largest increase since 1997, an investment adviser who follows the largest mutual fund company said on Friday. Daniel Wiener, who also runs a newsletter for Vanguard investors, said via e-mail that payouts made under the Pennsylvania company’s […]

The most elusive whales reveal their secrets in their wakes

The most elusive whales reveal their secrets in their wakes

Beaked whales leave clues to their nature in the waterChris Newbert / Minden Pictures / Getty By Michael Le Page We know next to nothing about some of the largest animals on the planet: the incredibly elusive beaked whales. But we could soon find out for the first time just how many species there are, by […]

Most UK plants will flower at once in short ‘condensed spring’

Most UK plants will flower at once in short ‘condensed spring’

All blooming at onceChris J. Ratcliffe / Getty By Andy Coghlan UK gardens are likely to be ablaze with colour this week as plants all break into flower simultaneously. This “condensed spring” follows much dismal weather: the UK spring has seen snow, twice the usual amount of rainfall and temperatures that are below average. “Cold […]

Gulliver’s most popular posts on the world of travel

Gulliver’s most popular posts on the world of travel

TODAY is a very special day for Gulliver, for it is ten years to the very day since his column at The Economist opened for business. Since then, much has changed in the world of travel. A barrel of oil is now worth a tad over $ 60, instead of around the $ 100 mark […]

The Greatest Warmongers Acquire the Most significant Honor

The Greatest Warmongers Acquire the Most significant Honor

By Chris Rossini Propaganda being what it is, it’s the biggest warmongers who litter the pages of the history books. They get the statues, the busts, and the hosannahs. There are so many examples, but let’s start with the beginning of America’s foray into empire building abroad. For sure, you’ve heard of the ultra-warmonger Theodore […]

Considered one of Russia’s most useful secret businessmen sells–to the state court

Considered one of Russia’s most useful secret businessmen sells–to the state court

IN THE Russian business community Sergei Galitsky served as a rare example of a self-made billionaire who rose with relatively little state help and outside the natural-resources trade. He built his retail company, Magnit, from scratch into Russia’s largest network; it has more than 16,000 stores. Rather than moving to Moscow, he kept his headquarters […]

Tonya Harding's Most Brutal Beat Online video Uncovered

Tonya Harding's Most Brutal Beat Online video Uncovered

Tonya HardingMost Brutal Knockout Video … Unearthed 2/11/2018 1:00 AM PST EXCLUSIVE Wanna see Tonya Harding knock a chick out cold with a devastating right cross?  You’re in luck … because TMZ Sports found extremely rare footage from Tonya’s last professional boxing match — and she straight DESTROYED her opponent.  It all went down in […]