Farmers offered to match donations made by Farmers employees, agents and district managers, their friends and families up to $100,000 to help those affected by the 7.9 magnitude earthquake. Mercy Corps and the Red Cross Society of China were selected to receive donations. After I read such news,I remember the following:
I did statistical work at Farmers from Nov. 1951 to December 1952 before accepting a teaching offer to the Army Language School,Monterey, California. Time goes like an e-mail. It is 2008 now, more than half a century ago as my own personal history.
First group of Chinese tourists arrived in US under new pact. According to the Department of Commerce, Chinese travelers spend about $6,000 per visit to the US,more than any other foreign tourists. It is a boost to US economy.
The Bush administration plans to prop up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It is likely to cost taxpayers less than $25 billion. A further collapse in the housing market would require an infusion of $100 billion oor more according to Chief Budget Analyst. Washington Post published on July 23, 2008 on page D1.
Francis Shieh a.k.a. Xie Shihao on Friday,July 25, 2008 at 3.50 p.m.