Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:05:00 -0500

Hasbro and Indiegogo today announce that they are partnering to seek out, identify and grow the most innovative gaming ideas out there.

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:30:00 -0500

Five tips to navigate the awesome (but endless) sea of startup events.

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:00:00 -0500

Great UXpectations! The dark days of poor UX are finally lifting. Is your company involved?

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:30:00 -0500

A great office culture and a unique domain name can help you break through the market clutter.

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:30:00 -0500

Finding time to read is finding time to succeed.

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:00:00 -0500

Employers increasingly are finding that the more tedious the task, the more effective it is to make a game of it.

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:30:00 -0500

Podcasting has seen a meteoric rise over the past several years, boosting many entrepreneurial personalities into the national spotlight.

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:18:00 -0500

The National Labor Relations Board's latest move means franchisors can be held legally accountable by workers.

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:17:00 -0500

The proposed class-action suit comes as SoulCycle prepares to go public.

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:00:00 -0500

As an entrepreneur, the to-do list, ideas and things that clamor for your attention never stop. It's time to take back control.

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:30:00 -0500

With the growing prominence of digital marketing, customers are coming to expect a more personalized experience, and today's savvy brands are doing everything they can to measure up.

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:00:00 -0500

It's a great resource to have and to use as a guide; it will help you strategize, implement and map out your PR efforts so you're never left clueless on what the next steps are.

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:30:00 -0500

Too many people have become obsessed with an idea and quit their jobs impulsively only to find their potential business isn't as strong as they thought it would be.

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:15:00 -0500

Technology allows companies to hire talent far beyond commuting distance but melding a team from far flung individuals requires more than just technology.

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:10:00 -0500

It's an end of an Insta-era.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:47:00 -0500

If there was any sense at all the improved data access and better sharing would encourage consumers to select care from that particular hospital, I suspect that more clinics would jump at the opportunity to provide it. Instead, and rather perversely, sticky data likely represents a business advantage for most hospitals, and unfortunately, one they seem reluctant to give up any time soon.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:14:00 -0500

A year ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, it’s amazing at how small a role the American space program has played during this tempestuous summer of early primary campaigning. It’s certain that NASA will live long and prosper no matter who’s ultimately elected as our 45th president; the American space [...]

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:51:00 -0500

'Gravity Falls' is one-of-a-kind, proving TV can be amazing without being crass or edgy.

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:00:00 -0500

Someday, you might sell your business. You may have planned for this all along, using a business sale as your exit strategy or wealth building plan. In other cases, the prospect of selling your business can be a surprising or even emotional issue. If you’re in business, you’ve done plenty of selling. [...]

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:00:00 -0500

Image courtesy of Lucasfilm and Disney The biggest opening weekend of all time stands at $208 million for Jurassic World, closely followed by $207 million for The Avengers. The biggest opening weekend in December is the $84 million haul for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, after which they are all $77 million or below. In [...]

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:00:00 -0500

Last week Public Health England (PHE), a government agency, published a detailed report on electronic cigarettes that describes them as far less dangerous than the conventional kind and recommends them as a harm-reducing alternative. “Encouraging smokers who cannot or do not want to stop smoking to switch to EC [...]

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:34:00 -0500

In a Wednesday complaint, the FTC called Vemma an "illegal pyramid scheme" and found the company focused on recruitment of distributors over bona fide retail sales, while also misleading distributors, mostly young adults, on their ability to earn income by selling its energy and nutrition drinks.

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:19:00 -0500

Companies that want team leaders to do a better job should consider offering stress-reduction perks like yoga and meditation classes and liberal vacation policies. They should also rethink their corporate culture and try to take pressure off the managers who show the most potential. That’s the message of a new [...]

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:39:00 -0500

Comedy gold is right: 11 of the 15 highest paid TV actors in 2015 hail from the world of sitcoms, with The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons leading the pack.

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 19:01:00 -0500

This spring, Harvard announced that it had admitted just 1,990 students from its record-high applicant pool of 37,509. That means only 5.3% of those who applied got in, including the 977 students given seats in the early action pool. Together with the 4,292 applicants who were deferred from that group [...]

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:40:00 -0500

Paris is taking a page from other major cities in the world, declaring a day without cars throughout much of the city, including the major tourist spots, on September 27th

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Chaldean Business Leaders Debate The Economic Bailout
By joe acho :: Thursday, October 2, 2008 :: 13498 Views :: Article Rating :: Business & Finance

The economic explosion continues to ripple throughout the country.  Calls for taxpayers to bailout private companies for fear of an economic downturn plays on every network and old guard paper media outfits.  “You only seem to get the real news from talk radio and the Internet,” says Bashar Jarbow.  “You can’t trust the TV networks or newspapers anymore.”

Jarbow has good cause to be disillusioned.  However, hidden in some news pages were weak warnings of the looming economic crisis.  Fadi Faraj of Chicago, Illinois e-mails an archived article in the New York Times back Business Page titled, Fannie Mae Eases Credit To Aid Mortgage Lending. 

Faraj, highlights the intense pressure from the Clinton Administration to force mortgage loans to low and moderate income people.   Congressional leaders arm twisted private banks to make more subprime loans to borrowers whose incomes, credit ratings and savings are not good enough to qualify for conventional loans.

“The corruption and cover-up of a backdoor housing welfare program has hurt our nation more than any terrorist attack.  We have been bombed by greedy politicians and crooked bankers in bed with congress,” says Chaldean business leader Imad Jeddou.  “This will cost every American above the age of 18 nearly half-a million in debt that they will have to carry to his children and grandchildren.  If all those who vote for this bill are not voted out of office, America is on the path to becoming a weak European socialist society.”

Jeddou is not alone in calling on congress to stop their reckless spending.  Jeddou says that the bailout would permanently price out of the housing market all those responsible Americans who have been patiently saving to buy a house that they can actually afford.  The current housing correction is necessary to remedy the historic run up in housing prices over the past decade. By bailing out the housing market, the government will prevent housing prices from returning to affordable levels, thereby ensuring that renters will not be able to buy a home and current homeowners will not be able to upgrade.

Jeddou is frustrated over the government bailout of the housing market and says, “it’s both fiscally and morally irresponsible;  it is an unfair subsidy being paid to the wealthy (bankers), the greedy (mortgage brokers, flippers, and yes some homeowners), and the irresponsible (some homeowners), with little or no benefit to those paying the bill (taxpayers).  Why should responsible Americans be forced to pay for the mistakes of others?”

Jenna Yakou disagrees.  The Chaldean broker says, “It was irresponsible politicians forcing banks to lend to undeserving homeowners.  We get that now, but many responsible Americans will be affected by a poor economy