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Janet Yellen may want to check her math. One reason the Federal Reserve Chair has used to justify keeping interest rates barely above zero is the fact that the labor force participation rate–or the share of Americans over 16 who are in the labor force–has risen over the past year.

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The multitude of technology choices

Usually we do not realise it, but our relation with technology is far from simple. Not only at the macro-level, such as the interactions between social media and society, but also for every individual. 683 more words


Chicago Gourmet Shows "Food is Art," But Also a Complicated Business

A delightful weekend at Chicago Gourmet in Millennium Park gave me a whole new appreciation of just how compelling yet difficult the food business is.  In addition to munching on incredible creations, sampling fine wines and delighting in eye-catching presentations, we heard top restauranteurs sharing their secrets and their challenges.  314 more words


Cities, companies, and innovation - Accelerate!

In their quest for the commonalities and differences between cities and companies, Geoffrey West and his team came across the crucial interplay between those two social structures. 1,254 more words


Deutsche Bank: The US May Now Be In A Recession

Three months ago, we presented an analysis which showed something disturbing: according to Deutsche, the “current business cycle is already the fourth longest in the post- WWII period, and the corporate debt-to-GDP ratio suggests that imbalances are building”, and that worse, as a result of soaring corporate debt and rolling-over profit margins, “a recession could hit as soon as the second half.”

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Marion Street Market - A Valiant Effort in a Difficult Industry

Small business is hard – especially the restaurant business.

So sorry to see Marion Street Market close this week.  No one likes to see any establishment go out of business.  328 more words


Introducing J. Sylvester Wood, author of Keeping It Safe

“Excellent in every category. ….Particularly pleased with the high quality cover graphics, and overall quality of the book itself…..Thanks for your great work!”

J. Sylvester Wood is a Registered Financial Planner with over 30 years of experience as a financial professional. 233 more words