By Jane Wells, CNBC.com
Perhaps no industry has been as male dominated as the defense industry. Now, two major contractors, including the largest defense company in the world, will soon be led by women.
Marillyn Hewson Marillyn Hewson has been named CEO of Lockheed Martin beginning Jan. 1.
Chairman and current CEO Bob Stevens said the board chose Hewson after the man set to take the job, Chris Kubasik, was fired last week for having a "lengthy, close personal relationship" with a subordinate.
Stevens said an employee came forward with the allegation against Kubasik in late October. The company did a three-day internal investigation and then hired an outside firm to confirm he had violated the company's ethics standards.
"We here live and work by a list of values," Stevens told analysts on a call Monday morning. "They are not negotiable."
That led to the choice of Hewson, who was already set to become president and COO.
"Marillyn Hewson is ready now to be the chief executive officer of this
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- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Work + Money – Mon, Nov 12, 2012 1:41 PM EST
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You're searching in all the wrong places -- because you're looking over your shoulder rather than forward. Lightening doesn't strike twice, Aries, so stop recreating what you once had. Put your money on something brand new instead.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You're not feeling particularly passionate about the tasks of the day -- they are more like chores than anything else. But even the most unpleasant of your tasks has its place in the lexicon of money making, so stick to it.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
You're feeling like one of the crowd. Your longing to stand out is a source of energy, so put it to good use! Just don't forget that socking away your pennies,
"My Shopping Addiction" captures an intimate look into the lives of young people facing a crisis brought on by a dangerous addiction to spending. The third installment of the show, My Shopping Addition, features Tawnie, a life size barbie girl who is addicted to buying bikinis and shoes. My Shopping Addiction airs Mondays at 11pm/10c on Oxygen.Read More »from My Shopping Addiction: Sneak Peek
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NEW YORK - October 1, 2012 - Oxygen Media today released a study, conducted by Research Now, targeting the shopping habits of young men and women. The results confirm that while only six percent of Americans admit that they are personally addicted to shopping, a large number of U.S. adults confess to spending behaviors that are compulsive and 32 percent said they know someone who may be addicted to shopping. Most people believe compulsive shopping is more prevalent in society than compulsive stealing and gambling, and as common as eating disorders. The results
Ways to Gain Financial LiteracyFinancial know-how does not come naturally to everyone. Teenagers especially, are quite grim about how to manage finances really well. Both men and women are equally bad at managing finances and there is no easy way for them to learn it when asked about it in a poll.
Here are 5 ways to easily gain financial literacy:1. Differentiate Between Your Needs and Wants
A lot of people are involved in impulsive purchasing which is why they spend too much money. Such people would do great if they were able to differentiate between their needs and wants. Before you go out shopping, prepare a list of items that you actually need to avoid falling to the temptation of buying everything you come across in supermarkets.2. Your Means Are Scarce
People need to realize that there's a limit to every other resource they can access. Many think that purchasing through credit cards will help themRead More »from Five Ways to Gain Financial Literacy
- Mandy Seay, QuickEasyFit | Work + Money – Mon, Nov 12, 2012 10:12 AM EST
Written By Mandy Seay For QuickEasyFit
Monthly Budget PlanInflation is present everywhere in the world today. Prices are rocketing sky high each month. The grocery, electricity and other utility bills have doubled in just two years. The fuel price has also gone up by more than 100%. The day to day small things also cost more now. In such an era, saving even a few dollars everyday accumulates to quite a lot of money per month. So much money is spent on things that are not required as such. Reduction on even a few will be extremely helpful in the long run.
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With Veteran's day just around the corner, our thoughts are with America's soldiers abroad and their spouses left behind. There is one moment we can all appreciate: the unmistakable, unbridled joy of a soldier returning home to their family. Tear-jerkers ahead!
Did someone order a hero in a box?
This soldier dad gives his kids a bit of a scare, but it doesn't stop them from welcoming him with a giant hug!
Duaghter on the phone with soldier dad, doesn't know he's already home
Maybe someone should pinch this little girl so she knows she's not dreaming!
Santa Delivers Wish for Soldier's Daughter
This little girl asked for two things for Christmas: a blue truck and her daddy.
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Dad, Home on Leave, Surprises Kids
The high-pitched chorus of "Daddy!" when this soldier surprises his five children is just too much.
A Soldier's Gift
You might want to keep the tissues nearby for this one.
Soldier Surprises Daughter at School
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At the supermarket yesterday I handed the cashier a blank check and said, "$25 over, please."Read More »from Happy Birthday -- Yes, You! -- from Angie
You don't have to fill out your check at our supermarket. You just give them the blank and the machine fills it out.
If you want to make the check for over the amount and get some cash back, you just tell the cashier.
It was a busy day. She and one other cashier watched over ten or 12 customer checkouts.
I watched her hand as it went into the till, first drawing a $20 bill and then a $5 bill.
Her attention was divided and she did not notice.
"It's not my birthday, but I thank you even so," I told her.
This stopped her in her tracks. Was she about to hand me too much money?
"You said $25 over," she said, looking at the two bills in her hand. By this time the other cashier was paying attention.
"I did say that," I said, "but that's not what I mean."
I pointed to the $20 bill, still in her hand, and said, "I mean that."
She looked at the bill and had to laugh.
"What is it?" the other
There are plenty of good reasons to stop using credit cards but many people don't really take them into consideration. I would like to share with you my reasons to quit using credit cards and raise that awareness level! Credit cards can be great tools when they are used correctly, but it's very easy to abuse a credit card and damage your credit score while putting yourself further into debt. I don't want to bash credit cards today, I just want to teach responsibility and show you how to be wise with your money. So read on for 9 smart reasons to stop using credit cards!
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- betterhealthblog.com | Work + Money – Fri, Nov 9, 2012 9:01 PM EST
Using cell phones all the time is not a good habit. Not only does it distract you from continuing other activities throughout the day; it also incurs you whopping amounts of bills. Even if you are always busy downloading ringtones, wallpapers, or just messaging your friends, it wastes a lot of your time. So, what you can do to curb this habit? This particular habit can be directly called cell phone addiction. In this article, we will discuss how you can get rid of this habit.
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- Babble.com | Work + Money – Fri, Nov 9, 2012 3:18 PM EST
Baby registries are a great way to help new parents get the baby items they need before their little bundle arrives. Baby items can really add up, so it's nice to have friends and family chip in with gifts and registries are a good way to give them a bit of direction. I hadn't a clue what I was doing when I registered for my baby shower before I had a baby and as such, I thought it might be helpful to share some of the insight I learned through the process in the hopes that it can be quick and painless for any of you planning to do this in the future! Here are 10 tips when registering baby items:
1. Take a seasoned mama friend
I cannot overemphasize the importance of this. If you've never been into a baby store, then you have no idea how many baby gadgets and gizmos exist out there...believe me there's a lot! Without someone with you to show you the ropes, it's easy to want to turn right around and walk out the door. Take a friend with whom you share a similarRead More »from 8 Things to Know Before Starting Your Baby Registry
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