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Author:
Chris Manheim
Posted:
01.04.2010

CB Richard Ellis’s Incentives Rankings Are Realistic

I was recently asked to comment on CB Richard Ellis’ recent “EIG State Incentives Ranking Report”  as an Certified Economic Developer who has been practicing in Illinois for nearly 30 years. Click on the link and take a look at the map and state rankings list that’s generated.  Illinois, Indiana and Iowa are marked “competitive.” […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
12.30.2009

What Glitters Isn’t Always Gold

Gold fever seems to be on the decline as the precious metal fell $90 an ounce in just two days after the commodity reached a high of $1,226 an ounce in early December.  The lion’s share of the blame for the decline was placed on newbie investors, who got skittish in their belief that gold […]

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Author:
Jafer Hasnain
Posted:
12.29.2009

Lou Dobbs Is Wrong: America’s Melting Pot a Job Creation Engine

Lou Dobbs’ resignation from CNN after 27 years  has led to speculation about his future plans — whether in politics or a possible move to Fox News.  Dobbs, known for his controversial opinions on immigration, went so far as to question the validity of Barack Obama’s Hawaiian birth certificate and suggested that the president was […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
12.14.2009

Buddy, Can You Spare a Job?

With the national unemployment rate at 10.2 percent, President Barack Obama is focusing on job creation – the American public’s number one concern.  The administration’s “White House to Main Street” summit and tour is gathering advice from a variety of stakeholders, including business executives, small-business owners, economists, union officials and Ed Pawlowski, the mayor of […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
11.12.2009

Young Entrepreneur Responds to Recession

Jason Sadler, a 26-year-old former marketing professional from Florida has resolved his unemployment woes  by founding his own company – I Wear Your Shirt.  The entrepreneurial concept is simple.  Sadler wears a T-shirt provided by any company for a day and uses social media tools to promote the firm.  And it’s earning Sadler nearly $85,000 […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
10.28.2009

Majority of UK Commercial Property Loans in Default

The majority of commercial property loans in the United Kingdom are currently in default, according to a study by CB Richard Ellis.  Approximately £200 billion ($327 billion) is required to refinance existing loans secured against £450 billion of properties over the next five to seven years.  Only half of that amount is available, according to […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
10.19.2009

President Barack Obama, Nobel Laureate

The announcement that President Barack Obama, after just nine months in the Oval Office, had won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize stunned the world — including the humbled recipient. “I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many transformative figures that have been honored by this prize,” Obama said […]

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Author:
John Coletta
Posted:
10.12.2009

At Long Last, Cubs Sale a Done Deal

As a follow-up on a previous blog, the Chicago Cubs have been sold to the Ricketts family in an $800 million deal that encompasses the team, Wrigley Field and a 25 percent stake in Comcast SportsNet.  The Tribune will keep a five percent stake in the assets; this means the transaction is worth approximately $845 […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
09.29.2009

New Economic Reality Impacts Everyday Life

The long recession has dramatically impacted the lives of all Americans, according to demographic data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.  Commutes are lengthier; people are not moving; immigration is down; and couples are delaying marriage.  The annual American Community Survey report, based on information gleaned from three million households, highlights how deeply the recession […]

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Author:
Jacob Cherian
Posted:
09.08.2009

India Still Lags in Innovation

Much has been made in the world’s press about India’s economy buoyed by its IT sector. And a lot of it is justified.  The nation’s IT sector managed to grow some 20 percent in 2008, according to India’s National Association of Software and Services Companies, and IT firms have already extended 100,000 job offers for […]

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