The VA is going on a hiring blitz.
The beleaguered Veterans Affairs department is launching a major recruitment campaign to bring aboard legions of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals. Plans are to also beef up the ranks of support staff, hiring for roles as diverse as chaplain, clerk, electrician, librarian and plumber.
“We need tens of thousands of new doctors, new nurses, new clinicians,” Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday, about a month into his new role.
Coke, which is buying 17 percent of Monster, has long been savvy about liquid hedges. The company was an early mover on bottled water, with Dasani, and its Minute Maid is dominant in juice. It bought the Vitaminwater brand in 2007 and Honest Tea in 2011. Since January, Coke has amassed a 16 percent stake in Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR), giving it a healthy dose of coffee and coffee-making technology.
Tesla’s second quarter results and forecast for the year head were good enough to kick the company’s shares slightly higher in after-hours trading. It reported revenue of $769 million in the second quarter, up from $405 million in the same period last year. The company’s net loss expanded to $62 million from $31 million, as Tesla spends on building its network of charging stations and service centers and on the development of its upcoming Model X SUV.
A business unit of Citigroup will pay $5 million to settle civil charges that one of its private trading venues violated federal law by failing to protect its clients’ confidential trading data, U.S. regulators said Friday.
It was the first time since October 2012 that no respondents reported declining wages at their firms. The economists represented a broad spectrum of businesses, including goods-producing, transportation, finance and services industries.
GE reported $36.2 billion in second quarter revenue, up 3% from the prior-year period and falling roughly in line with what Wall Street analysts had expected. Net income came in at $3.5 billion, up 13% from the same time in 2013 and resulting in earnings of 35 cents per share on a GAAP basis. Excluding special items — like the effect of discontinued operations — GE reported an earnings-per-share figure of 39 cents, a result that falls in line with the analyst consensus.