By kelly.anderson@burkeoil.com (Kelly Burke)

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Futures ticked down yesterday on positive domestic economic news, even as international turmoil escalated. Inventories were expected to show draws, but other economic data out indicates the economy is continuing to recover. The CPI (consumer price index) was up 0.3%, and existing home sales came in up 2.6%, both of which are good indicators. Today, gasoline continued downward, closing down -.0206 but ULSD inched up a little to 2.8754 (up 0.0212 on the day)....


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By Patty Manko


The “Goldilocks” environment for the US stock markets continued in the second quarter as gains continued broadly in the major stock indices.  The “Goldilocks” environment now seems to mean moderate economic growth and low inflation combined with accommodative monetary policy that is “just right”.   During the quarter, both the US Federal Reserve and the World Bank lowered their 2014 estimates for GDP growth to 1.9% and 2.8% respectively.  The main culprits cited for the reduction in future growth projections...


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2014 Towers Watson Data Services (TWDS) compensation surveys are being completed and TWDS has announced the dates for its fall series of webcasts for survey participants and companies that may be interested in participating in the future.

David Seitz and Marc McBrearty


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The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has finalized changes to its auditing standards that will require auditors to consider the need to review the compensation programs of executive officers to identify and assess the extent to which they create risks that company financials would be misstated.

Steve Seelig and Bill Kalten


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By MChapman

Sunday on This Week in Business, Jim Lowell, Chief Investment Officer at Adviser Investments & Editor off fidelityinvestor.com, joined hosts Paul Guzzi and NECN anchor Mike Nikitas to discuss the impact of international unrest on the US economy and the latest Massachusetts employment data. Watch this segment here.

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In the Briefing Room, Tony Kingsley, Executive Vice President of Global Commercial Operations for Biogen Idec, joined to discuss the company’s latest drug development efforts to combat A...


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By John Foley Jr.

Businesses these days can benefit greatly from utilizing social media outlets as a form of advertising. Since creating a business page on many social media sites these days (such as Facebook, Twitter, and the like) is completely free, all businesses should be taking advantage of these resources to boost sales […]

The post Getting on a Regular Social Media Schedule appeared first on Grow Socially.


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Are You an Effective Leader?

July 21, 2014

 

By hgordon2013

Edgewater ConsultingI’m a bit of a history buff and I recently finished reading Jeff Shaara’s new book “The Smoke at Dawn” which focuses on the Civil War battle for Chattanooga.

The book has me thinking about what makes an effective leader. At the beginning of the novel, one general has every advantage, but focuses on the wrong things. While the other general begins at a major disadvantage, focuses on the right things, and ends up winning the battle.

The novel reinforced some core leadership principles that were...


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 Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) just released its annual policy survey to obtain feedback from institutional investors, corporate issuers and others on possible changes to the proxy advisor’s voting policies for 2015.

Brian Myers and Josh Steinfeld


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Better Parking Comes to Boston

July 19, 2014

 

By admin

Schneider Associates’ client Haystack recently announced the Boston launch of its parking app with a glamorous event at the Liberty Hotel. After being greeted by parking “zombies” and “angels” illustrating how Haystack plans to save Boston from “parking hell,” Haystack’s 24-year-old founder and CEO Eric Meyer gave Boston’s hottest residents  the 411 on the anticipated app. The service allows for “parking by the people” and is an innovative resource to help connect fellow parkers and solve the...


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Thinking about Siblings

July 18, 2014

 

By Patty Manko

sibsjourney resized 600Brothers and sisters share the longest relationships on earth.  However, sibs are often not thought of when we talk about future planning for individuals with disabilities. 

SibsJourney held their annual conference for young adult siblings at Brandeis University over the June 20-22 weekend. The three young women who founded SibsJourney, Renee, Claire and Ellie, did an amazing job of pulling it all together, from fundraising to organizing.  It was great that Don Meyer, the creator of Sibshops,...


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