Saturday, February 25, 2012

Austerity is the New Normal Says ECB's Mario Draghi; Also New Normal: Less Small Business Credit

Austerity New Normal Says ECB's Mario Draghi | Atlantic Sentinel
Austerity New Normal Says ECB's Mario Draghi Europe's social model is "gone" says central bank president ... 

The New Normal: Less Small Business Credit
Small businesses are borrowing less now than before the financial crisis. Federal Reserve call report data shows that bank to loans to small businesses hit their high before the 2008 financial crisis, and have not returned to pre-recession levels.

What We're Reading
New York Times (blog)
But though the average price has climbed 11 cents per gallon over the last two weeks, national restaurant sales have, surprisingly, increased because diners think of $3.50 gas “as the new normal,” one analyst says. But he worries about future customer ...

New York Times (blog)

Coon Rapids to hold Navigating the New Normal work session
Coon Rapids Herald
by Peter Bodley Navigating the New Normal is the title of a Coon Rapids City Council work session that will be presented by the Urban Land Institute Minnesota (ULI MN). The work session Tuesday, Feb. 28, 6:30 pm, will involve not only the city council, ...

Hangover Star Gets A New Man In NBC Pilot!
Justin Bartha has signed onto the Glee boss's NBC comedy pilot, The New Normal. Bartha, or Doug from The Hangover flicks, will play Rannells's husband. The pilot will feature Rannells and Bartha living with a surrogate as they try to raise a family.

UK Economy: Weak growth the new normal, for next 5 years at least
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The Daily Illini in trouble
Chicago Reader
There's a new normal in print journalism and college papers are not immune to it. I've just had a conversation with Lil Levant, publisher of the Daily Illini and general manager of Illini Media Company, the not-for-profit that controls the student-run ...

Chicago Reader

UK Economy: Weak growth the new normal, for next 5 years at least
ForexLive (blog)
By Sean Lee || February 24, 2012 at 03:21 GMT Thanks to everyone for taking the time to fill out our survey. The response was outstanding. We received a lot of really helpful input as to what is core to the site, as well as what more you would like to ...

Los Angeles Times to Enact Paywall
Daily Beast
Are paywalls the new normal? They just might be after the Los Angeles Times announced Friday that the newspaper would erect a paywall on its site come March 5. The move comes nearly a year after one of the country's biggest papers, The New York Times, ...

Daily Beast

[TV] Hangover Star Cast in Glee Creator's New Sitcom
Bartha has joined Ryan Murphy's new CBS sitcom The New Normal. The show co-stars Andrew Rannells and Bartha as a couple living with a surrogate and trying to raise a family. Ellen Barkin is playing a grandmother as well. The show is still in the pilot ...

U-T San Diego
Unpredictability is the new normal. In this new environment where pundits' predictions are routinely defied, now would be a good time to revisit the question of whether California's 5 million Republican voters will have a meaningful voice in who will ...

Eden man continues to beat the odds
Hamburg Sun
“Our family had to learn a new normal.” Even standing in large crowds, or smelling strong odors, such as perfumes or food cooking in a restaurant, can set off Dave's lungs, Sue explained. This past summer, Dave's health took a turn for the worse.

Hamburg Sun

PRESS DIGEST - British business - Feb 24
WEAK GROWTH IS THE 'NEW NORMAL', ANDREW SENTANCE WARNS Britain better get used to weak growth and a bumpy recovery as that is the best the economy can expect over the next four to five years, a former Bank of England rate-setter has warned.

How To Make Sure That Your Next Home Purchase IS A Smart Investment
by Donna Robinson - 24 February 2012 With the housing crisis dragging on, we're seeing a lot of recent media attention on renting as the new “normal”. There have been quite a few articles out there about why buying a home is not a good investment, ...


New Residential Home Sales Decline, -0.9% in January 2012
Economic Populist
The average home price is around early 2004 levels and simply has not come down enough to meet that new normal of low wages for most of America. The average includes those million dollar homes, which registered at least 1000, over $750000 for December ...

Lofty oil new headache for debt-ridden Europe
Looking past the near-term uncertainty surrounding Iran, Andrew Sentance, a former member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, said high and fluctuating prices for energy were part of a "new normal" economic climate in which Asia is the ...

Kiwis back in market for homes, say agents
New Zealand Herald
Veda managing director John Roberts said there was a sense that people had accepted a still-struggling economy as the "new normal". "They just have to get on with their lives ... this is good for New Zealanders and it is good for the economy.

Electric Car Boosters Seek To Calm 'Range Anxiety'
AOL Energy
"The idea was to show the community that EVs really are a viable form of transportation," Delello said, adding that an ad campaign for the vehicles used the tag line 'The New Normal'. The central Illinois town now has 14 charging stations, ...

Taking the business pulse of the Upper Valley
New Hampshire Business Review
It was a little hard, it's coming back now, but it's almost like a new normal. I think everyone is a little more cautious in where they're spending their money. Milne: We're about half business-to-business and about half consumer so we see it on both ...

Kitcommentary from Kitco Metals Inc. - "At The Movies" (press release)
This, however, appears to be the new 'normal' for the time being. Spot gold traded at $1779 in the early minutes of Friday action and then gave back about $5 falling to $1774 amid early book-squaring and some profit-taking, while silver gave back only ...

Why Economic Policy Has Stopped Working
These developments are combining to create a difficult recovery accompanied by volatile economic and financial conditions – which is the "new normal" for the UK and other major western economies for the time being. And these characteristics of the ...

Hard disk drive shortage takes aim at enterprise SAS, SATA in 2012
Search Storage
“I've been told the new normal for mission-critical will be 1 million inventory -- never again 3 million. It's just too expensive for the drive makers to provide that level of high-end 'accommodation.'” Monroe said the change will force the top eight ...

Flood outlook forecasts relief for Manitobans
'New normal' Infrastructure Minister Steve Ashton said weather patterns are changing, so the province needs to be prepared despite what the forecast says so far. "The new normal is certainly indicating we have to be on guard for greater severity of ...

Housing troubles 'not a short-term issue,' bank officer says
Omaha World-Herald
It could be that the current percentage has become a "new normal," he said, since consumers recently have slowed down their reductions in borrowing. Leach said people shouldn't be misled into thinking that US manufacturing is failing.

Free Breast Cancer Program For Couples
Garden City News
Topics are scheduled as follows: March 7 - Solving Problems, Managing Issues and Improving Communication; March 14 - Exploring Your Role as Caregiver or Survivor, and Integrating Problem Solving into Your "New Normal." Sessions will be led by Alisha ...

Textbook Publishers Come Under Fire From Former Contributor
Education Week News (blog)
The problem, Keeghan says, is the result of what she calls the "new normal" among "too many educational publishers": a severe lack of oversight of the quality of materials and apathy to do anything about it. She highlights the recent consolidation of ...

CoxHealth's New 'Halo' Procedure Keeps Esophageal Cancer at Bay
"It takes away the cells that have the possibility of becoming cancer and new, normal tissue grows in its place," says Dr. Peter Ramsey, a Ferrell-Duncan gastroenterologist. It's an outpatient procedure that has the potential to keep cancer at bay, ...

Spinning Necessity as a Virtue: Families to Stand in for Fragmenting Social ...
EconoMonitor (blog)
... the US is highly neurotic, my sense is that the weakening of community ties and short job tenures (meaning tenuous social relationships in the workplace) are bigger culprits than nuclear families, which became the new normal in the 1950s and 1960s.

Editor's Eye on Baltimore: The Red Queen vs. The Court Jester by Newt Fowler
Citybizlist (press release)
The "new normal" is that change now drives every business, customer and market. The debate over what drives change often revolves around whether each of us, including our employees, competitors and customers, feeds that change or change is forced on us ...

Citybizlist (press release)

Letter: Hutton to run again for BOE
This 2 percent cap introduced what we have labeled "a new normal." While our teachers' contracts have required some employee contribution toward their health benefits for many years, the new state legislation has significantly changed that compensation ...

Taxman won't get more in Windsor's proposed budget
Windsor Star
After four years of keeping tax hikes at zero (or less), Colucci said Windsorites may think it's thenew normal, but he points to a list of Ontario cities with 100000 or more residents — most have set or recommended their 2012 budgets, and none of ...

A new “Normal” | In the Wings
By Peter D. Kramer
Westchester Sandbox Theatre presents regional premiere of 'Next to Normal' “Next to Normal,” the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and three Tony.
In the Wings

What's Hot In.... Consumer Marketing | Ketchum Blog
By Kelley Skoloda
“Companies need to remember that in the 'new normal' the consumer is much more savvy and thoughtful of their purchases so it is even more important than ever for companies to stand up and tell their story of why them.” Larger agencies ...
Ketchum Blog

Jane Lynch, out of the tracksuit | Gay San Diego
By admin
He's already got “Glee” and “American Horror Story” on the air, and now NBC has ordered a pilot for “The New Normal,” a half-hour comedy project Murphy co-created with Allison Adler. It's set to star “The Book of Mormon” actor Andrew ...
Gay San Diego

Economically calibrating risk predictions - Banking Analytics Blog
By Andrew Jennings
While there are many commentators trying the define what the “new normal” will look like in a post-crisis economy, there's still a lot of new learning to be done and not much in the way of economic consistency. So it seems a good time to talk ...
Banking Analytics Blog

Single moms, poor babies — Joanne Jacobs
By Joanne
More than half of births to women under 30 are out of wedlock, reports the New York Times, trumpeting the “new normal” in middle America. Including older mothers, 59 percent of babies are born to a married couple. One group still largely ...
Joanne Jacobs

Ever see a bluefish frenzy? | For What It's Worth
By Chris Fountain
Just sayin'. The New Normal. February 24, 2012 at 1:20 pm. Just_looking,. You can't simply look at the avg test scores and compare homogeneous Darien with heterogeneous Greenwich. Dramatically different racial and socioeconomic ...
For What It's Worth

Graph of the Day: Putting the Squeeze on Labor, Part II - Blog of the ...
By Benjamin Landy
We cannot accept that disparity as the new normal. View more from the Graph of the Day Series. Posted by Benjamin Landy on February 24, 2012 in Economics & Inequality | Permalink | Email this post · Technorati Tags: capital, economics, ...
Blog of the Century

News Headline Summary - Talking-Forex - First for FX News
Telegraph writes: "Weak growth is the 'new normal', Andrew Sentance warns". Economic commentary. Britain better get used to weak growth and a bumpy recovery as that is the best the economy can expect over the next four to five years, ...
Talking-Forex :: News & Events

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Security & the New Normal – enabler vs. barrier · Axway ‏ ”The dam on BYOD is about to break. We need to look at encryption, monitoring access…” – #RSAC annual analyst teleconference. And oh, so many more. Follow ...
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New Normal News: The New Normal: 2012 Politics
This is just a new normal for us,” said Mayor John Watson. The long-time Vinton mayor knows the scene inside the city is changing. Crews are leaving streets ...

The New Normal in the Big Easy | American Apparel & Footwear ...
The theme of this year's event is “Practical Approaches to the New Normal.” The funny thing is that the “new normal” is anything but. Today, the entire sourcing ...

A New Normal and the Right to Reproduce | Feminist Studies in ...
"It used to be called illegitimacy. Now it is the new normal." So begins a recent article in the New York Times. According to a new report, more than half of births ...

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