Archive for March 5th, 2017

A balance between career, family and contributions to society have become tests in today's hyper-connected business world.

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Just what White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon meant when he recently suggested “deconstructing the administrative state” is unclear. To critics, he would gut the whole superstructure of social and environmental safeguards, starting with the Environmental Protection Agency (which, say news reports, may face a staff cut of one-fifth). But regardless of Bannon’s meaning, the relentless growth of the administrative state is a reality that we can’t escape.
To be clear about vocabulary: the “administrative state” and “the regulatory state” are essentially one and the same. It is a gigantic…

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Tax reform is a hot political issue, and therefore, so are federal budget deficits. A big question about what the Trump administration and Congress might hammer out on taxes is: Will tax reform be revenue neutral or will it expand the budget deficit?But it’s important to keep in mind that all budget deficits are not created equal.In simple terms, there are three main causes for an increase in the federal government’s budget deficit. First, the size of government increases, with the acceleration in government spending outrunning any increase in federal revenue. Second, a slowdown in the…

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Oliver Schmidt, who served as Volkswagen general manager for three years in Auburn Hills, thought he could avoid being swept up in one of the largest automotive criminal investigations in U.S. history by cooperating with the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice. He was wrong.

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Forget the doubters. The numbers don’t lie. This Wall Street bull’s got game.

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(Bloomberg) — Chinese real-estate investors are losing interest in the U.S. as their concern over yuan depreciation eases and questions swirl around President Donald Trump's stance on protectionism. That's the view of Andrew Haskins, executive director of Asia research and advisory services at Colliers International, who expects Chinese capital to return to Asia as investors pull out of America.

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Medical expenses are a burden whenever they hit, but a recent study found they're most common around this time of year.

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A two-year oil slump has been hard on an American archetype—the Texas wildcatter. The Schillers of Houston have put their mansion on the market, sold some horses and are plotting a comeback; ‘What other choice is there?’

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<p>A month before taking office in 2009, Barack Obama promised “a bold agenda” to create jobs rebuilding U.S. roads and bridges with “shovel-ready projects.” Almost two years later, Obama conceded what Donald Trump may yet learn: “There’s no such thing as shovel-ready projects.”</p>

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The volume of home equity lines of credit is now up 21 percent in the past two years, to the highest level since 2008, according to Fitch Ratings.

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<p>For seven years in the 1990s - while he was struggling to make it as an autobiographical monologist - Kornbluth, now 57, simply neglected to file.</p>

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