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Heracles battles the three-bodied monster Geryon, whose cattle he has come to steal as part of his Twelve Labors.  Side B of an Attic black-figure amphora, name-vase of the Painter of Munich 1379; ca. 540 BCE.  Found at Vulci; now in the Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich.

04.17.17 Net Worth: -$38,203

I bought my first stock today.

I bought 25 shares of Rexahn Pharmaceuticals Inc (RNN) at $.407 a share.

I bought 5 shares of Apricus Biosciences Inc (APRI) at $1.54 a share.

I know it’s small, but it’s my start and I’m not much of a gambler… yet. I intend on buying and selling often for a profit until I feel confident enough to invest in bigger stocks with high yield dividends.

First day jitters.

vox.com
Why Hollywood’s writers are on the verge of a strike — and what it could mean for the industry
By Alissa Wilkinson

In a nutshell:

– Writers get paid by the episode and most TV shows have gone from 22 episodes a year to 10.

– Production companies/studios want writers to work exclusively on one series for the duration of the series, meaning a writer on hiatus from 10-episode Series A isn’t allowed to write for 10-episode Series B.

– Writers could once count on residuals from syndicated broadcast re-runs of episodes they wrote to supplement their income, but ratings for syndicated broadcast shows are down. Meanwhile, residuals from streamed views of episodes are substantially smaller than those from broadcast TV.

– The WGA’s health plan is running a huge deficit and is about to implode. Since the Big Six studios (Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, and Warner Bros. Pictures) have seen record profits over the last 10 years, the WGA wants them (and the other 344 production companies and studios that make up the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers) to pay more into the plan.

The strike is slated to start May 2nd if an agreement can’t be reached. It will not only delay the Fall 2017 TV season but affect Saturday Night Live and all late night TV shows immediately, as well as sideline production crews.

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So Pepsi had Kendall Jenner uniting the world and then Heineken pulls this. Good show, Heineken, good show.