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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
11.06.2012

Lance Armstrong’s Downfall

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has been banned for life from cycling and stripped of his titles, with all 14 years of his meteoric career officially expunged from the records.  According to International Cycling Union (known by its French acronym of UCI) president Pat McQuaid, “Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling.”  Armstrong […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
10.29.2012

The Truth About Those Unemployment Numbers

The nation’s unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent in September, the lowest level reported since January of 2009.  That is a 0.4 percent decline from the 8.1 percent reported for the previous month, yet represents a slight hiring slowdown after the Department of Labor revised the July and August numbers upwards by 86,000.  A total […]

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Author:
Renata Pasmanik
Posted:
10.25.2012

Rod Santomassimo: The Secrets of Superstar Brokers

For his new book, Brokers Who Dominate, Rod Santomassimo, founder and president of The Massimo Group, spent two years interviewing the young guns, dominators and game changers who have shaped the commercial real estate industry.  In an exclusive interview with the AlterNow Podcasts, Rod tells us about these superstar brokers and their tales of ambition, […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
10.18.2012

Who Are the 47 Percent?

Will the real 47 percent please stand up?  Although Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a now famously leaked video suggested that nearly half of Americans believe that they are victims for relying on Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment benefits, etc., we thought it might be helpful to look at who benefits the most from […]

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Author:
Mike Ricamato
Posted:
10.15.2012

End to the NFL? Referee Dispute Hastens Controversial Call

There was a quick turnaround in the NFL referee lockout after a replacement referee botched a call that turned a Green Bay Packers’ Hail Mary interception into a touchdown for the Seattle Seahawks during a pivotal “Monday Night Football” game.  Thanks to the national uproar that resulted, the NFL and the NFL Referees Association (NFLRA) […]

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Author:
Mike Ricamato
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Controversial Call Hastens End to NFL – Referee Dispute

There was a quick turnaround in the NFL referee lockout after a replacement referee botched a call that turned a Green Bay Packers’ Hail Mary interception into a touchdown for the Seattle Seahawks during a pivotal “Monday Night Football” game.  Thanks to the national uproar that resulted, the NFL and the NFL Referees Association (NFLRA) […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
09.11.2012

Condoleezza Rice Breaches Augusta National’s Men Only Membership Rule

As the nation celebrated the 40th anniversary of Title IX this summer, the previously all-male Augusta National Golf Club invited the first two women to join its ranks.  The invitation to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice — whose handicap is reported to be between 13 and 14 — and South Carolina financier Darla Moore […]

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Author:
Richard Gatto
Posted:
09.10.2012

Want to Feel Better About the Economy? Take a Look at the Rest of the World

There is no doubt that America needs to get its economic mojo back: in the 2nd quarter its GDP grew at an annualized rate of 1.7 percent, according to revised figures published on August 29th.  That growth number is down from two percent in the 1st quarter and 4.1 percent in late 2011. But, anyone […]

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Author:
Matt Ward
Posted:
09.06.2012

Chicago’s Tech Boom

Chicago’s high-tech community wants to lure the area’s start-up companies back to 1871 — the year that the Chicago Fire burned the city to the ground.  1871 is the name of a 50,000 SF space on the Merchandise Mart’s 12th floor designed to house entrepreneurs seeking a collaborative and flexible work environment.  The name reflects […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
08.29.2012

RNC Deja Vu

As Hurricane Isaac barreled its way up the Gulf Coast, the GOP was forced to cancel the first day of its Tampa-based 2012 nominating convention because of the whims of Mother Nature. The storm brought back unwanted memories of 2008’’s Hurricane Gustav, which forced the Republicans to postpone the start of the convention that nominated […]

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