And the Bridges (& Roads) All Fall Down...
John Jordan 5/15/2012 8 comments
The nation's infrastructure is crumbling. And because of the lack of leadership in Washington, state and municipal officials have been forced to come up with funding solutions on their own.
NYS Rolling Dice on Gaming
John Jordan 3/30/2012 38 comments
New York State officials have proposed legalized gambling as a way to address budget shortfalls. Now it just looks like a matter of time before the cards are played.
Not Really Feeling in the Holiday Mood
John Jordan 11/9/2011 17 comments
Retailers seem to be pushing the holiday season, maybe because consumer sentiment surveys suggest overall confidence remains low, despite some recent good news on the jobs front.
Obama's Housing Relief No Silver Bullet
John Jordan 10/31/2011 19 comments
The latest changes to the federal government's home refinancing plan are just a start -- a stopgap measure until unemployment falls and high inventories of unsold homes decline.
Job Stimulus Light
John Jordan 10/20/2011 12 comments
A pared down stimulus focused on highway and bridge construction could compel some from the GOP to defect.
Wall Street Braces for Weaker Outlook
John Jordan 10/12/2011 22 comments
No one seems to be shedding too many tears for Wall Street these days, despite the fact profits are down, job losses will continue, and bonuses will be smaller than last year.
Next Stimulus Must Focus on Jobs, Period
John Jordan 9/12/2011 18 comments
The business community is giving some serious thought to the president’s proposed American Jobs Act and even embracing some facets of it. The caveat: It has to deliver what it promises.
Devastation's Silver Lining
John Jordan 9/1/2011 22 comments
If there's an upside, it's that destruction leads to construction – and that means jobs. It may also mean positive things for the economy.
Invest, Defer, or Get Off the Road
John Jordan 8/12/2011 14 comments
An interesting scenario is playing out in New York and New Jersey that has all the ingredients for a case study on the nation's infrastructure. It's worth keeping an eye on.
Big Blue Still Shines at 100
John Jordan 6/20/2011 16 comments
IBM isn't about a product as much as a culture or a way of doing things. And that's what's enabled the company to succeed where many others have failed.
Fracking Fracas Hits New York
John Jordan 4/22/2011 27 comments
Proposed plans to drill for natural gas in New York could come to a head later this year as decisions about a controversial practice known as 'fracking' are handed down
Construction Sector Faces Bumpy Road
John Jordan 4/14/2011 11 comments
While some publicly traded contracting firms have benefited from construction booms abroad, government budget cuts mar the outlook for firms engaged in bridge and road construction in the US
Telecom-equipment maker Ciena is a stock trader’s dream, as long as the timing is correct.
The FTC is offering a $50,000 cash prize to the person or group that can come up with a solution to those annoying robocalls.
Akamai is in the middle of four significant tech trends.
John Malone of Liberty Media will be taking over Sirius XM satellite radio when the existing CEO Mel Karmazin steps down. What's it mean?
Demand for students of the humanities exists, despite widespread aspersions on the discipline.
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