Monthly Archives: December 2015

Reduce, reuse, recycle in 2016

This holiday season and everyday, reducing consumption is an over-arching goal for thoughtful people.  Plastic and trash washing up on beaches all over the world are a pressing reminder that nowhere is an island when it comes to humans and … Continue reading

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North America gearing down into 2016

The US GDPNow Dec 23 read for Q4, undershot even the most pessimistic of consensus forecasts (blue band below), coming in at 1.3% (seasonally adjusted annual rate–green line) on large downward revisions in real consumer spending growth and residential investment … Continue reading

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60 Minutes: Michael Caine, captivating at 82

Happy holidays… The veteran British actor who’s made dozens of films and won two Oscars over 50 years is still going strong as a leading man at the age of 82. Here is a direct video link. View More: 60 … Continue reading

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Rigged markets reward cheaters at expense of legitimate users

Important Op-Ed in the New York Times this morning updating on the fight to restore some transparency and utility in financial markets that have been co-opted by a handful of scalpers and cheaters who have purchased preference and control over … Continue reading

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Retail sector: much culling coming

After the debt rush, consumers continue to retrench and the massive retail overbuild from 2005-2015 has much consolidation to complete. Collecting more superfluous ‘stuff’ is out of favor. This is progress! Davidowitz & Associates Founder and Chairman Howard Davidowitz discusses … Continue reading

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The need for work life balance

Great discussion with The Current’s Anna Maria Tremonti on the challenge of being successful both at work and caregiving.  Solutions take flexibility for both men and women.  Traditional roles and thinking tend to polarize and limit options for both. In … Continue reading

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