Today in History December 5, 2013
Missouri senate OKs $1.7 billion in Boeing incentives December 4, 2013
BNSF backtracks on benefits for same-sex spouses December 4, 2013
Wisconsin, although not invited to submit a proposal, was working on a deal that included a promise to honor Boeing at next year's state fair with a full-size cheese sculpture of the 777X.
Kicked in their little red cabooses: One day after a lawsuit was filed, BNSF Railway reversed itself and said it would provide health care benefits to the same-sex spouses of its employees.
Fun fact: Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway investment company controls 100 percent of the freight railway, has a railroad crossing sign in his office that alerts him when his executives do something stupid.
Don't know much about history: On this day in 1933, Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, ending Prohibition and allowing the sale of alcohol (Today in History, Page A2).
This explains the little smile and quiet toast your grandfolks shared every Dec. 5.
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