News of the Day: Thanksgiving Snow Storm

A vast storm system lumbering up the East Coast threatens to spoil Thanksgiving in all sorts of ways — ice to slick the roads, heavy rain to foul up the airports and wind so ferocious it could ground Spider-Man in the Macy’s parade. Two days ahead of the holiday, the system packed a band of snow from upstate New York …

News of the Day: Black Friday Starting Before Thanksgiving Ends

If you are one who desires to simplify your life and lead a life less driven by consumerism, avoid television the week of Thanksgiving! I have been amazed at how obsessed the news media is concerning “black Friday.” It is so bad that Thanksgiving has become nothing more than an unavoidable bump in the road to the Christmas shopping season. …

News of the Day: ISU Defeats No. 2 OSU

Wow. That seemed to be the single word the erupted across social media sites as news began to spread of Iowa State’s stunning upset of No. 2 ranked Oklahoma State. ESPN’s David Ubben summed up the evening this way: “Oklahoma State’s title hopes? Gone. Brandon Weeden’s Heisman hopes? Dashed. Iowa State shook up the college football races Friday night.” As …

News of the Day: Cards Win Game 6 and Obama White House Ties to Lobbies

The St. Louis Cardnals won a thrilling come-from-behind Game 6 in the World Series on David Freese’s 11th Inning home run. Twice, the Texas Rangers had the Cardinals down to their last strike only to see the Cards somehow rally. The Game is already being touted as one of the greatest thrillers in baseball history. Also interesting are little headlines …

News of the Day: Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

It is fitting that I first learned of Steve Jobs’ death while reading on my iPad. A “Breaking News” alert popped up on my screen. As I reflect on the impact of his life on Global Business, Technology, and Culture, I am truly left without words. I remember when the first Macintosh computer was introduced in 1984. I was a …

News of the Day: Labor Day 2011

Labor Day is the official end of summer and the beginning of fall. Weather and politics have dominated the news this past week. Hurricane Irene caused major destruction along the East Coast of the U.S., with most of the damage caused by flooding in New England. Tropical Storm Lee drenched the Gulf Coast States with 10-20 inches of rain. In …

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News of the Day: Hurricane Irene

  Hurricane Irene pounded the eastern coast of the United States after making landfall in North Carolina. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Bloomberg), the U.S. has suffered $35 billion in losses in nine separate events so far in 2011. That tied a record for disasters causing more than $1 billion damage in a single year.

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The Debt Crisis Debate – A Call for Courage [Opinion]

  The debt ceiling crisis continues to confound the USA’s politicians. News shows are in a 24-hour spin cycle as the two parties in Washington play a deadly game of chicken with each other. What is certain (to me) is that whether it is within the next week or the next year, American will face a financial reckoning because of …