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Economic First Down… or Another False Start

By Joshua Schroeder In both 2010 and 2011 the US economy began growing at quick pace only to peter out later on in the year. Once again...

Happy MLK Day: Celebrate His Loving Spirit and the Message of Peace

Last night, I was privileged to attend a concert celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King -- And what a wonderful experience it...

The Year that Was and the Year to Come

By Joshua Schroeder 2011 was a year marked by extreme volatility driven by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the Arab spring and most of all...

Sears to Close Stores, Woes Continue

By Andrew Nyquist Sears slow grind continues.  After many quarters (and years) of underperformance, the big box retailer announced that it will be closing more Sears...

U.S. Still in the Business of Making Things

By Joshua Schroeder It is a common refrain amongst my friends and family, specifically my grandfather, that the U.S. just doesn´t make anything anymore.  Additionally,...
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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...

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...

Remembering September 11, 2001

Remembering September 11, 2001 In loving memory of the fallen, their families, and our country.  Let us honor you today. September 11.
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The Future of Now

Disgusted with politics, the financial markets and the many varying daily versions of capitalism... yeah, me too.  Welcome to the Era of Hyper Ventilation.  We don't...
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The Upshot of Economic Hardship: Passion, Values, and Innovation

Born down in a dead man's town The first kick I took was when I hit the ground You end up like a dog that's been...

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