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  • The ‘Black Swan’ Covid Catastrophe Shows Us Just How Fragile Our World Is

    The Guardian January 3, 2021 So-called Black Swan events are by definition rare, extremely impactful and retrospectively predictable. History may ultimately deem the COVID-19 pandemic a one-off aberration that signifies nothing. The 2008 financial crisis similarly prompted dire predictions of class warfare, but in the end......

  • For Seinfeld, Transcendental Meditation and Weight Training Will ‘Solve Just About Anyone’s Life’

    CNBC January 1, 2021 Making wise cracks on a stage may not be as easy as it looks. Just ask Jerry Seinfeld, who shares his secrets for overcoming creative blocks and spells of low energy. Now 66, Seinfeld calls Transcendental Meditation “the ultimate work tool.”......

  • Inside the New PPP program: How it Differs, What Changes Mean, Who Can Apply

    WRAL TechWire December 30, 2020 Congressional passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 extended many of the relief programs created last March by the federal CARES Act. Among them is the Payroll Protection Program (PPP), which now includes eligibility for 501(c)(6) non-profit organizations. Thomas......

  • The Industrial Sector: No End in Sight of Its Success

    Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services December 2020 As e-commerce continues to drive the nation’s economy, industrial assets are now the leading demand in real estate, according to a report by Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services. With most of the country adhering......

  • Few Positives in Final Fall Enrollment Numbers

    Inside Higher Ed December 17, 2020 US colleges and universities lost about 400,000 students this fall, according to the most recent data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Public institutions lost four percent of their enrollment, a troubling trend given public campuses enroll seven......

  • Action by Congress Critical to Prevent Housing Market Crisis

    The Hill (Opinion) December 4, 2020 There are more than 13 million small rental properties across the country, representing about 30 percent of the total rental housing stock. A key deadline is approaching when both a national eviction moratorium and CARES Act unemployment benefits expire. Without......

  • Can We Begin to Close the Urban/Rural Divide in 2021?

    NC Spin December 3, 2020 A century ago, rural areas and small towns dominated the state’s economy, with tobacco, textiles, and furniture – “the Big Three” – accounting for North Carolina’s prosperity. Emerging industries from pharmaceuticals and fintech to high-end professional services later drew capital......

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise is Moving its Headquarters from Silicon Valley to Houston

    YahooFinance December 12, 2020 What does Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s decision to relocate its corporate headquarters from San Jose to Houston say about the future of the technology workplace? Perhaps a lot. The tech manufacturer made the announcement with its recent earnings report. Founded in a......

  • Politics Aside at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds

    Walter November 9, 2020 In an era of shrill partisanship, a group of North Carolina legislators is finding common ground – at a campground. An obscure patch of woods in west Raleigh is a venue for lawmakers to connect with the outdoors, build relationships and......

  • One Group Is Unreservedly Happy About the Election Results

    The New York Times (Opinion) November 8, 2020 While finishing third-place in an election isn’t usually cause for celebration, libertarians are “ecstatic” over last week’s returns. Political strategist Liz Mair calls the results a “silver lining out of the country’s political divisions.” In terms of......