Month: December 2012

Why I’m Looking for a New Bank

On December 18, 2012 Mr. Paul Downs of the New York Times wrote an interesting article about how small business owners are often forced to change bank relationships after being a loyal customer for many years. How many of you have had a similar experience? It started with little annoyances, the kind of stuff that you… Read more »

Forbes: The Most Important Stories of 2012

      President Obama Is Reelected Hurricane Sandy Hits New Jersey The Internet Goes Dark Against SOPA Second Presidential Debate Vice Presidential Debate Grammy Awards First Presidential Debate 2012 Olympic Games – Opening Ceremony 2012 Olympic Games – Closing Ceremony Academy Awards Apple Introduces iPhone 5 Third Presidential Debate Tragedy At Sandy Hook Elementary… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal’s 10 most read articles of 2012

    Facebook Sets Historic IPO Next iPhone to Slim Down An Apple Exit Over Maps Facebook’s IPO Sputters Apple Tries to Keep Edge With New iPad No More Résumés, Say Some Firms Twinkie Maker Hostess to Close Facebook Readies IPO Filing Apple’s Secrets Revealed at Trial Investors Pummel Facebook 8 of  the top 10… Read more »

U.S. Consumer Spending Surges During Pre-Christmas Weekend

Three-day average of $119 for Dec. 21-23 tops pre-Christmas comparables Gallup reports: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ self-reported daily spending surged to $119 during the pre-Christmas weekend spanning Dec. 21-23, easily the highest three-day average for the holiday season and for the year. This is also the best pre-Christmas showing since Gallup began daily tracking of consumer… Read more »

The JOBS Act and ineffective Government

Or more specifically the Jumpstart Our Business Startups act was signed into law this past April 5, 2012 with a fair amount of fanfare. This law is a bit of a misnomer in that it is not about jobs per se rather intended to encourage funding of United States small businesses by easing various securities… Read more »