Thursday, June 30, 2011

Seven signs you won't survive the New Normal

7 signs you won't survive the new normal
Washington Technology
By Bill Scheessele Leaders are confronting significant issues in their business development organizations as they deal with the new normal in the government contracting industry. Many firms will not survive if their leaders ignore warning signs and ...
Biotechs are looking at a new normal
Boston Globe
By Robert Weisman WASHINGTON — Confronted with an expanding set of funding, regulatory, and payment challenges, biotechnology companies must focus on being more selective about the drugs they choose to develop and should join forces with other drug ...
Global Warming and the Science of Extreme Weather
Scientific American
Second of a three-part series By John Carey | June 29, 2011 Extreme floods, prolonged droughts, searing heat waves, massive rainstorms and the like don't just seem like they've become the new normal in the last few years—they have become more common, ...
How to recude personnel expenses in your body shop
Search-Autoparts.com
As everybody is adjusting to the new normal and becoming more efficient in the collision industry's changing environment, personnel expenses need to be reduced. Eliminating positions in a business is never an easy process, even when it's necessary to ...
Wireless Management Platforms with Integrated Apps Drive Value
TMC Net
Digital Megatrends 2015: The Role of Technology in the New Normal Market survey showed many executives expect mobility to have the greatest impact on their business. According to this market survey, the use of mobile apps is becoming increasingly ...
Daily check up: On Avastin, data vs. emotion
Boston Globe (blog)
Biotech's new normal: Globe reporter Robert Weisman is at the Biotechnology Industry Organization conference in Washington, where companies talked about how they are dealing with a drop in funding for drug development by being frugal and finding new ...
Mayor asking for resident input
Grand Island Independent
The economy has created a "new normal" for the city to work under as it addresses issues such as the Lincoln Park pool, marketing the city Fieldhouse, naming rights for city investments, redistricting of council wards, developing the next economic ...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Normal is out; New Normal is in

The 3-D Hurricane and the New Normal
FXstreet.com
In a sense, debt, deficit, and demographics will reset the world to a “New Normal”—an extended period of lower economic and return expectations for the aging and debt-ridden developed world. In contrast, emerging economies with healthy government and ...
Hottest summers could become the new normal within decades
SmartPlanet.com (blog)
By Christina Hernandez | June 28, 2011, 4:00 AM PDT Sweltering heat waves could become thenew normal, according to new research out of Stanford University that estimated the start of permanently hotter summers in parts of the world within two decades. ...
New normal is the new black
Zawya (subscription) (press release)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 28 2011: The multitude of natural, economic and social occurrences sweeping the world are demand indicators signalling that it is time for 'the new normal', according to change master, Ian Berry. "Normal is out . .
A 'new normal' for wild horse management
Journal Record (subscription)
By Anne Wallace Allen WASHINGTON – The federal Bureau of Land Management says the number of people adopting wild horses has dropped in recent years because of the economy. The poor economy has squelched demand for the nation's wild horses, ...
Silver Producers Enter Profitable Phase, Part II: Reaping the Dividends
SilverSeek.com
That is exactly the situation at hand with silver (and gold) producers and, the 'old' share price, perhaps, only retains meaning in terms of a technical chart pattern, but beyond that we'll have to construct a 'new normal' price for shares based on the ...
The Falling Dollar Makes Investing in Innovation a Dangerous Game
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
Given a rebound that is far more subdued than previous snapbacks from recession, there exists a belief – albeit controversial – that the economy has reached its limits, or a “new normal” of subpar economic growth. The above argument has gained greater ...
Swiss corporate demand for quarter-end rumored
ForexLive (blog)
Like everyone else, Corporate Switzerland seems u willing to buy into the new normal of a super-strong franc. They are therefor under-hedged and have to buy francs at record prices to square their books before the end of the second quarter. tell me ...

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Boom, Gloom and the New Normal


ICIS Launches new eBook - Boom, Gloom and the New Normal
PR Newswire (press release)
The latest chapter of the eBook, called 'Boom, Gloom and the New Normal - How Western Baby Boomers are Changing Global Chemical Demand Patterns', is available for free download athttp://www.icis.com/newnormalebook. "Since the early 1980s, ...
The 'New Normal' of Talent Management
Human Resource Executive Online
HR executives -- and their C-suite leadership -- must act now to deal with the "new normal" of talent management. A global recession, a lack in needed skill sets, an aging workforce and disconnected talent strategies are combining to create corporate ...
A New World For Bond Investors
San Francisco Chronicle
In just a few short years many basic assumptions that underpinned bond investing have gone up in smoke, leaving investors to figure out what the new normal truly will be. (To get you started on the basics of bonds, check out 5 Basic Things To Know ...
OUR VIEW: Birmingham City Council, Mayor William Bell actually work well ...
The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)
By Birmingham News editorial board The "new normal." That's what Birmingham Mayor William Bell called the pared-down, $375 million, 2012 operating budget passed by the Birmingham City Council last week. That may be. What wasn't "normal" this year was ...

Marty Kaplan: Pessimism is the last taboo
The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.
The new normal of high unemployment and stagnant wages will likely not turn out to be just a phase. The next generations may indeed do worse than the ones before them. Thanks to the Supreme Court, big money will keep tightening its stranglehold on ...

Climate change hots up in 2010, the year of extreme weather
The Guardian
"I don't believe that years like 2010 and 2011 will become the 'new normal' in the coming decade. [But] a warmer planet has more energy to power stronger storms, hotter heat waves, more intense droughts, heavier flooding rains, and record glacier melt ...
Local child obesity getting worse
Dayton Daily News
File AP Photo/NYT Josh Haner “If, over a period of 10, 15, 20 years, the adults have gotten bigger, the grandparents have gotten bigger, the kids are getting bigger ... bigger is the new normal,” said Dr. James Ebert, lead physician for Dayton ..

Monday, June 27, 2011

The American Police State is the New Normal

The American Police State is the 'New Normal' - Yahoo! News
COMMENTARY | According to The New York Times, the FBI just raided a data center in Virginia and seized many of its servers, causing websites owned by "tens ...
news.yahoo.com/.../8696821_the_american_police_state_is_th...

This is the new normal
Manteca Bulletin
What we are now experiencing is — and will continue to be — the “New Normal.” Until our last days, and those of our grandchildren, “different” will be “ordinary.” Future generations will study the heyday of the 1990s and early 2000s much the same as ...
Butler Coach Brad Stevens '99 Adjusts to the "New Normal"
DePauw University
He says his wife and DePauw classmate, Tracy (Wilhelmy) Stevens, "refers to this as the 'new normal'." You'll find the complete article at the newspaper's website. Stevens, who has been head coach at Butler for four years, was an economics major and ...
The new normal?
Albany Times Union
But those barriers are now history, and local residents are wondering if this is the new normal. It's not scientifically accurate to call this spring's heavy rains and floods a definitive "sign of global warming," because weather is a short-term bump ...
Barresi, Board of Education approves portions of common education budget
Tulsa Today (blog)
Saying that after three years of budget discipline tight budgets are “a new normal,” Barresi had asked the Board of Education to back her intention to assure “that teachers' retirement and health benefits are fully funded so school administrators have ...
Munson: Tourists converge on surging Gavins dam
DesMoinesRegister.com
Maybe we'll see a new normal along the Missouri in terms of flood control. During his years in Yankton, the climate overall, Becker said, has been "dryer, a little more arid" than in Iowa. "You wouldn't know it this year," he added. ...
Officials: Carpedia plan helping hospital adapt
The Westerly Sun
I call it the new normal," said Jeanne LaChance, hospital executive vice president and chief operating officer. The hospital announced last month that 29 employees would be laid off and 59 others would have their hours reduced. ...
Oyster harvesters remain wary after Mississippi River flooding
NOLA.com
He called it “weird” and prays that “weird is not the new normal.” From Hurricanes Rita, Katrina, Gustav and Ike to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Voisin anticipates “the great flood will be the straw that breaks the camel's back for some farmers, ...
Insurers study climate change to decide rate hikes in Alabama
al.com (blog)
... likely to go up in the wake of the deadly and costly April 27 tornado outbreak, but the extent of the increase will vary by company and will depend on whether the storms are considered a freakish anomaly or part of a new normal for tornado risk. ...


The abnormal became our New Normal

Rugby: Quakes can't shake Crusaders' resolve
New Zealand Herald
The abnormal became our new normal. It's about getting on and accepting that and doing the best you can. "A lot of teams do team-building exercises, putting adversity on their players like going to an army camp. "We haven't had to create that. ...
Budget Cuts Slash Stipend For Oklahoma Teachers
News On 6
"It's a new normal," she said. "We must work smarter with less. We must be wise stewards of taxpayer money. And we must operate our state's education system in the most efficient way possible." "Meeting our obligation to fully fund retirement and flex ...
Giusti: Thoughtful Stewardship of New Canaan's Financial Future
Patch.com
That is not the kind of principled, robust, forward thinking leadership that produces real gains for both sides by facing up to the realities of our new-normal economy, even here at the Next Station to Heaven. By the way, the present value of the ...

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Flirting and Infidelity and the New Normal

Flirting Online and Infidelity: Is This Our New Normal?
Huffington Post (blog)
Preliminary data shows that not only is flirting online and infidelity very close to becoming our "new normal," it's often tolerated within relationships. The Normal Bar is an interactive survey gathering data from thousands of people on what the norms ...
Letters to the President: #886 'The new normal? Hardly'
CNN (blog)
I've never been a particular fan of this phrase “accepting the new normal.” I hear people toss it around after some kind of cataclysmic event, and I understand what it means - it is all about letting go of how your world was before and accepting how it ...
Auto Industry Adjusts To New Normal: Low Sales
North Country Public Radio
by Sonari Glinton Jun 24, 2011 (Morning Edition) — The US auto market is slowly rebounding. But even as sales rise, they're still off the peaks of 10 years ago, by some 5 million cars a year. Many analysts and dealers say the industry is actually ...
Timothy Blumentritt: The implications of the 'new normal'
Marietta Daily Journal
by Timothy Blumentritt The Kennesaw State University Corporate Partners program recently hosted a session exploring what the term “new normal” means with respect to our economy. In previous conversations, our partners had asked such questions as “Is ...
Travelling With Your Kids
KVUE
There are some blessings to being an “older parent” and this new “normal” of going through security is one of the times I am happy to have self sufficient children. I remember just trying to get my young children on the plane (pre-security days) with ...
Durable Goods Says the Economy Was Better in May 2011
Global Economic Intersection
This decrease could be seasonal as it did happen last year (we do not have enough new normaldata for seasonal analysis), but it more likely is caused by too much capacity (too many employees). As employment data was terrible in May, employment levels ...
Oklahoma Board of Education approves leaner budget
NewsOK.com
“We're dealing with a new normal here. This is the third year in a row that the state budget has made a cut and it has significantly impacted education.” The budget was approved during a public meeting of the state Board of Education at the state ...
English: Nobody works here for free
Toronto Star
With more journalism programs graduating more students, and the recession-battered media industry continuing to cut costs, unpaid internships have become the new normal, raising valid concerns that only those who can afford to work for free will become ...
Auto Industry Adjusts To New Normal: Low Sales : NPR
The U.S. auto market is slowly rebounding. But even as sales rise, they're still off the peaks of 10 years ago, by some 5 million cars a year.
www.npr.org/.../auto-industry-adjusts-to-new-normal-low-sale...
How Do You Create a New Normal? A Three-Part Path to Scale (June ...
Social innovators wrestling with the idea of systems change don't get far without being asked, “How will your idea achieve scale?” That's exactly what a ...
www.ssireview.org/.../how_do_you_create_a_new_normal_a_...

Friday, June 24, 2011

New Normal Mindset

Allianz Life Study Confirms “New Normal” Mindset Prevails Among Boomers
Insurance News Net (press release)
“Despite a significant rebound in the equity markets since the financial crisis, this new study confirms that a 'new normal' mindset has dug deep roots in the minds of boomers,” said Allianz Life President and CEO Gary C. Bhojwani. ...
Imperial Oil Continues Existing Share Repurchase Program
Canada NewsWire (press release)
CALGARY, June 23, 2011 /CNW/ - Imperial Oil Limited today announced it has received final acceptance from the Toronto Stock Exchange for a new normal course issuer bid to continue its existing share repurchase program facility that will expire on June ...
More than 400 attend H&M opening
Pacific Coast Business Times
The new normal for retail arrived with a roar on the South Coast as trendy discounter H&M opened its doors at noon at the State Street location formerly occupied by bookseller Barnes & Noble. A throng of about 450 shoppers waited and occasionally ...
Nearly all 'Peg properties will be flood-protected
Winnipeg Sun
That's assuming, of course, that high-level floods don't become the new normal. In 2007 a city council tired of paying to sandbag the same properties year after year approved a flood mitigation program that would see the city pay most of the cost of ...
Green Investing: Putting Your Money Where Your Values Are Pays Off
Forbes (blog)
Green is the new normal. Applying ethics and values to investing may just be the new normal and could possibly be more profitable for investors in the long term. Let's explore three myths about this new world of “values” investing. ...
OUR OPINION: Flooding needs to be disarmed of key weapon
Grand Forks Herald
That probably will become the “new normal” in Bismarck and Minot, too. Moreover, the forecasts may have to factor in not only North Dakota snowmelt and rainfall, but also Rocky Mountain snowpack depths and even policy decisions made in Ottawa and ...
Tennessee woman missing since mid-April
WDAM-TV
"There's a… there's a new normal," Clint Bobo, her brother, said. For Clint, life has changed drastically since Apr. 13, the day he saw his sister being walked from their Decatur County home by a man wearing camouflage. "I'm getting by, day by day. ...
High unemployment is the new normal | David Freddoso | Beltway ...
By David Freddoso
Today's initial jobless claims number of 429000 is slightly worse than last week's. But what it really implies is that in the era of Obama, 9 percent unemployment is indeed the new normal: Initial claims have now been above the 400000 ...
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Japan's New Normal | Slog
Japan had invested billions in building its nuclear power industry, but now, of its 54 nuclear power plants, only 17 remain in operation. No prospect...
slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2011/.../japans-new-normal

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Low Auto Sales: New Normal

Auto Industry Adjusts To New Normal: Low Sales
NPR
by Sonari Glinton The US auto market is slowly rebounding. But even as sales increase, they're still not at the peaks hit 10 years ago. In 2000 and 2001, more than 17 million automobiles were sold in America. Last year, just under 12 million were sold. ...
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The New Normal
Benzinga
By SurlyTrader Jason Hsu from Research Affiliates released a nice whitepaper on our “3-D Hurricane and the New Normal” which refers to the three D's of debt, deficit and demographics in the developed countries. A nice little synopsis of our current ...
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Writers on the Range: Monster wildfires have become the new normal
Summit Daily News
By Roy Keene and Tim Hermach / Writers on the Range The wildfire historian Stephen Pyne calls Arizona's Wallow Fire a “monster.” “Burning along the trajectory that every major fire in the region has followed, it will burn until the rains come,” In 2002 ...
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Black Swans From New Normal
Gold Seek
Mohammed El-Erian is given credit for the phrase 'The New Normal' to mean an altered state of perceived instability within the normalcy realm, as in crisis being called normal, like endless crisis. As buddy Jim Mess in Europe says, just like trying to ...
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new normal? Disclosure rules, investor pressure and a slow economy held back ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
While there are always exceptions, average total pay for Minnesota CEOs has been flat or falling for three years. The highest-paid CEO in the survey is Stephen Hemsley at UnitedHealth Group. Mark Twain may have captured the sentiments of Minnesota CEOs ...
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A Marketer Who Said To Agencies, 'Catch Me If You Can'
Forbes (blog)
By AVI DAN This is the first in a series of informal talks with top CMOs and other senior marketers to explore their approach to brand building and marketing as they adjust to the New Normal. I wanted to find out what they focus on, ...
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Rams well positioned for eventual 2011 NFL salary cap
Turf Show Times
However, NFL owners and players are sending very positive signs that we might be approaching a return to (a new) normal, complete with a salary cap that will shape how a free agent period with a game show pace will happen. What the St. Louis Rams will ...
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Profiles in Fed Cowardice
New York Times (blog)
Notice that the Fed does not buy into the notion that there has been a large rise in the structural rate of unemployment, that 9 percent is the new normal. That stuff off to the right, labeled “longer run”, is in effect the Fed's estimate of how low ...
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New Normal for Congress

Congress' Approval at New Low: Survey
Newsroom America
The current low rating appears to be the new normal for Congress; Americans approval of Congress has been below 25 percent since January 2010. The polling firm said its most recent survey was conducted June 9-12, in the midst of the Anthony Weiner ...
Monster wildfires have become the new normal
High Country News (subscription)
The wildfire historian Stephen Pyne calls Arizona's Wallow Fire a "monster." "Burning along the trajectory that every major fire in the region has followed, it will burn until the rains come," he predicts. In 2002, the 500000-acre Biscuit Fire in ...
Fun again: Rory remnant of golf's good old days
PGA Tour
new normal, if you will. Forget about trying to be like Tiger Woods. Today, it's all about wanting to be like Rory. "He has more talent,'' said Rory's uber-agent Chubby Chandler, "than anyone playing now." He's also got a Q-rating off the charts. ...
How I Learned to Love Bartering
New York Times (blog)
Valuations are still down considerably compared to prerecession levels, credit markets are still tight, buyers are skittish and sellers are still coming to terms with the “new normal.” While things seem to be loosening up at the high end of the ...
New Library Study: Demand Up for Technology, Budget Cuts Limit Access
PR Newswire (press release)
Yet a pervasive "new normal" of increased demand for library technology resources, paired with decreased funding at state and local levels, is impacting service to millions of Americans, according to the report released today by the American Library ...
Registration for FEMA Assistance Closes Monday
WHNT
With emergency efforts wrapping up and rebuilding efforts taking shape, people continue to get familiar with their new normal in north Alabama. FEMA keeps their contributions coming, but their role changes too. The deadline to register for FEMA ...
The Joy of Contracting: Many Employers, No Safety Net
DailyFinance
He thinks the shift is fundamental, calling it "the new normal." But, he notes, "once people try working as an independent consultant, 80% don't want to go back to their old way of working." Case in point: Retired Lt. Gen. ...
Province opens chequebook for home repairs
CTV.ca
ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU — The sound of drills and hammers will be replacing the splish splash noise that had become the new normal in flooded areas south of Montreal. On Tuesday the province outlined guidelines for repairs which will see homeowners ...
Visualization: When will your city recover?
Governing (blog)
Although the recession technically ended two years ago, 48 metro areas – including Detroit, Reno and Toledo, among others – won't return to their pre-recession, peak employment levels until 2020 or beyond, giving credence to the idea of a “new normal” ...
Minnesota Chamber president's view: Reform must drive the state budget
Duluth News Tribune
He recently told an audience in Mankato that it's time to accept the “new normal.” “This is not about ideology; this is about chronology,” he said. “We're not going back to the old normal. We're headed toward the new normal. Even though we've recovered ...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Al Gore: Games are the New Normal

Al Gore shares an incontestable truth: 'Games are the new normal'
Joystiq
"Games are the new 'normal' for hundreds of millions of users every month." Gore went on to speak about his own admittedly short past with gaming, saying that the last game where he felt he "was best in the world, potentially" was Pong. ...
The Wealth Of The States Vs. 'New Normal' Stagnation
Forbes (blog)
A growing number of conservative and populist commentators have created a boomlet critiquing NRO's recent d├ętente with the Progressives' “New Normal Stagnation Narrative.” Stagnation is indefensible, intellectually, politically, and morally. ...
The New "New Normal": Are We in a Growth Recession?
TIME (blog)
For a while following the financial crisis, the phrase the “new normal,” claimed by bond fund manager PIMCO's Mohamed El-Erian, seemed like the strongest contender. It referred to the idea that this economic turnaround would be slower and less ...
The “New Normal”: A More Pro-Life America and Falling Obama Approval Ratings
National Right to Life News
If you look at polling data, not just recently, but over time, the “new normal” for Obama is low approval ratings from a public that simply lacks confidence in him. In early June we wrote a series of posts for www.nationalrighttolifenews.org (which I ...
Beijing's Strange Composure in the Face of Crises
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Right now, the best that those interested in something other than this new normal of Chinese governance is to fight a rearguard action, trying to protect the odd foray forward. Reformists have weighed in on the issue of independent candidates, ...
Addressing bullying and relational aggression
Auburn Citizen
Another report, “The New Normal? What Girls Say About Healthy Living,” indicates that a girl's relationships with her peers are critical components of her health and safety. A report focusing on the Internet, “The Net Effect: Girls and New Media” says ...
Respond to What Life Brings You
Patch.com
Look for Your New Normal. Negative events have a longer lasting impact that alters our lives significantly. Don't try to re-establish every aspect of what your life was before. Think of the setback as a life lesson that can be used to improve your ...
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