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Inflation Hitting Items you Love at your Local Supermarket

By Andrew Nyquist Last night I was interviewed by SmartMoney about the recent rise in food prices.  The article was published this morning and focuses on inflationary pressures showing up at your local Supermarket.  Food inflation is, and will continue to be a hot topic, as evidenced by today’s CPI (Consumer Price Index) release. To borrow a…

Occupy Wall Street: Another Call for Reform

Every election, we hear politicians tell us that we are in need of change, along with the 19 different ways that they are going to deliver on it.  They run tons of commercials and promise us the moon; with plans, charts, and a who’s who of political economists supporting their economic ideas……

Interview: Take 5 with TheStreet.com’s Noah Kass

By Andrew Nyquist He’s talented, he’s charming, and he’s dedicated his life to helping those in need.  He’s Noah Kass, Clinical Director of The Realization Center and author of hit column “Ask Noah” on TheStreet.com.  His style is a strong blend of empathy and understanding with a dash of no nonsense….

Saying Goodbye to a Great One: Remembering Steve Jobs

By Andrew Nyquist Steve Jobs was an iconic leader.  Period.  And his loss is a big one.  Not only to those who knew and loved him, but also to those he touched.  And he touched so many of us in so many ways.  Remembering Steve Jobs, he was the true essence of an…

Kindle Fire is the Salt, You are the Baboon

Guest blog by Chuck Van Nostrand. There has been much talk about how the Kindle Fire is or is not an iPad killer. In my opinion, and the opinion of some other people (CDEspinosa), Amazon (AMZN) isn’t focused on Apple (APPL) or the iPad, and isn’t looking to kill anything…

Euro Bonds, Market Technicals, and Social Mood

By Andrew Nyquist A few high level thoughts for this week and the week ahead: 1)  Euro Bonds on the Horizon???:  Word out of Europe is Euro bonds may be on the horizon.  Finally the possibility of some action after a painfully slow response by European powerbrokers such as Germany.  It seems Europe is just…

Leadership in a Time of Crisis

With the threat of a dreaded double-dip recession looming on the horizon and unemployment promising to remain stubbornly high for the foreseeable future, the 2012 election cycle seems ever more likely to once again be all about the economy, stupid.  Unless President Obama is able to demonstrate real progress over…

Revving it Up with NASCAR’s Chief Marketing Officer Steve Phelps

Steve Phelps is an accomplished guy:  He’s spent 20 years in professional sports leading corporate sponsorship and marketing initiatives for the National Football League (NFL) and the National Association for Stock Car Racing (NASCAR), twice been named to Sports Business Journal’s “Forty under 40” sports executives, and even found himself starring…