Wednesday, February 21, 2007

8 Signs of a Wealthy Woman, A YouTube Wannabe: My Random News Wrap

What common traits are shared by wealthy women? How much more will we pay for medical care over the next year? Those are a few of the questions addressed in this midday wrap of random news.

1) 8 Flags of a Wealthy Woman:
"What keeps women from achieving the financial security they -- and their families -- deserve? I believe the root of the problem lies in the dysfunctional relationship women have with money."-- The 8 Qualities of a Wealthy Woman by Suze Orman

2) Health care costs are expected to climb.
"U.S. spending on prescription drugs, hospital care and other health services is expected to double to $4.1 trillion over the next decade, up from $2.1 trillion in 2006, a government report released on Wednesday found."-- Reuters

3) Corporate giant buys rival of You Tube

"Viacom, the parent of networks like MTV and Comedy Central, which produce the types of programs that are ideal for watching on the Web, said today that it had reached a deal with the Silicon Valley start-up Joost to distribute video online.

The agreement came a little more than two weeks after Viacom demanded that YouTube remove more than 100,000 clips of its programming." --NYT



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