Q: Pat, could I have your assessment of WSP Global? Thanks.

A: WSP Global Inc., $148.68, symbol WSP on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 117.3 million; Market cap: $17.4 billion; www.wspgroup.com), is a professional services consulting firm. It employs about 47,000 people, mainly engineers, technicians, scientists, environmental specialists, planners and architects. The company is headquartered in Montreal.

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Q: Hi, all. I wonder what your thoughts are on Carnival Corporation. We only own 100 shares, but as we spend about a month a year with Princess, owning 100 shares gets us about $500 U.S. in spending credits on their cruises as a shareholder benefit. Plus, it has a nice, decent dividend. Thanks.

A: Carnival Corp., $44.68, symbol CCL on New York (Shares outstanding: 718.6 million; Market cap: $31.7 billion; www.carnival.com), operates a fleet of 104 cruise ships worldwide and is based in Doral, Florida.

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