Friday, March 2, 2012

Bernanke: high unemployment could become a new normal

Bad news Ben a party pooper
New York Post
Bernanke also said he's concerned that high unemployment could become a new normal instead of a cyclical quirk as in past years. Bernanke also failed to impress investors when he offered little hope of additional stimulus in the government's ...

New York Post

Is 6 percent the 'new normal' for India's GDP growth?
Is 6 percent the new normal for India's GDP growth?Miserably, it feels like it. India's GDP expanded by 6.1 percent in the quarter that ended in December, the slowest pace in nearly three years on the back of slowing business investments, ...


Finding 'New Normal' After School Shooting
"There will be a new normal you reach, but it will be different than how things were before. But it can still be good, and you can be productive, and you can get through this and come out of it even stronger."

The workplace's new normal
Reuters Blogs (blog)
This year, possibly more than in any of the eight years we've conducted the research, respondents' beliefs about careers and work-life balance paint a picture of change and a movement to a new normal in the workplace. Accenture's research was conducted ...

DiNapoli on Wall Street's 'new normal' after report shows smaller profits, bonuses
DiNapoli said he couldn't say for sure if the trend on Wall Street was “the new normal”, but he did note that just like this month has seen an improvement in the markets—the Dow hit 13000 for the first time since 2008 this week—last February started ...

Is India's 6% GDP Growth Rate the New Normal?
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Alex Frangos Without reform, inflation will crop up whenever growth pokes above 7%, forcing the central bank to raise interest rates to slow thing down. India's disappointingly slow economic growth rate of 6.1% in the last three months of 2011 has ...

Further reading: the new normal
Financial Times (blog)
Thursday's treat from the beyondbrics team: The gulf between India's lofty ambitions and its poorest state; do India's disappointing growth figures reflect a new norm?; the opportunity cost of not developing digital economies in the Middle East; ...

The digital world will punch the channel in the mouth
His message to a mostly middle-aged audience is about the new normal in the ever challenging digital world, which just happens to be the title of his book. The author of the book The New Normal: Exploring the limits of the Digital World basically ...

Manufacturers Gather in Chicago for First Ever Commodity Risk Conference
MarketWatch (press release)
CHICAGO, IL, Mar 01, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- On March 19 and 20, 2012, industry-leading media sites MetalMiner(TM) and Spend Matters(TM) will host Commodity EDGE: Sourcing Intelligence for the New Normal, a two-day business-to-business ...

Compuware Study Shows Many CIOs Unprepared to Address Mainframe Developer Shortage
MarketWatch (press release)
"This rise in mainframe development coupled with a lack of new developers--a trend we call the 'New Normal of Mainframe'--puts teams at risk of becoming less effective in supporting the applications that are critical to today's world economy.

Bernanke Befuddled
The New American
With the same number of people working (about 130 million) today as were working 10 years ago (with a much smaller population) the new normal may be different from whatever the chairman might perceive it to be. Part of the problem is in the counting ...

Editorial: Manager, council chart new course for city
The Oshkosh Northwestern
The city of Oshkosh boldly demonstrated Tuesday what the new normal looks like in the current economic climate. Taxpayers should be pleased that decisive leadership by city manager Mark Rohloff and his staff paved the way for meaningful reform at City ...

Time to shrink it
... for Sunday's telecast essentially flat - up a bit in total viewers but static among the bull's-eye audience of viewers 18 to 49 years old - Hollywood started coming to grips with one of its biggest worries: Is this the new normal for the Oscars?

Like this story, share it with millions of investors on M3
Questions are now arising over whether a 6% GDP growth rate is the new normal for India. For the fourth quarter, he is expecting a GDP number above 6.5% In exactly 15 days, many investors and market analysts are hoping the RBI will cut interest rates ...

Facing Higher Ed's IT Funding Future
Campus Technology
Thayer also served four years on the Educause Advisory Group on Administrative Information Systems and Services and was a co-presenter of "IT Funding: Coping with the 'New Normal,'" one of the sessions at the Educause 2010 Annual Conference back in ...

ABI urges action on portable pension pots
FT Adviser
By Julia Bradshaw | Published 01:00 | comments Yvonne Braun, head of savings and retirement for the ABI, said the country's biggest pension challenge was to make the automatic transfer of funds the “new normal” when people leave their jobs.

Why is RBI caught between inflation and slowdown
For a second straight quarter, the Indian economy has grown at a rate under seven per cent, which, according to Reserve Bank of India' s Governor D Subbarao, is the 'new normal.' The country's real growth in gross domestic product in the third quarter ...


FAS Budgets Stay Flat Post-Crisis
Harvard Crimson
“This is the new normal.” Janet Hatch, director of administration in the History department, said she is bracing her department for the continued challenges of a leaner operation. “We still have to be careful, and careful going forward.

The Smart Cube to Present Forecasting Insights and Strategies at Commodity EDGE
Spend Matters
These types of advanced forecasting and modeling capabilities serve as the core of our upcoming conference, Commodity EDGE: Sourcing Intelligence for the New Normal and why we welcome organizations such as The Smart Cube as a Silver Sponsor.

Do Consumers "Get" Your Brand?
Research suggests that the "new normal" for brand development will not rest on how aware people are of any given brand but rather on how aligned each organization is with its identity and promise among customers, employees, prospective customers, ...

It is apparently going to take more than shrinking bank profits to put a big ...
New York Times
... the cycles are always there” on Wall Street, he and other state officials had been forced to prepare for the possibility that securities firms might never be able to hoist up the local and regional tax base. “This could be the new normal,” he said.

New York Times

Most residential appraised values fall in Sedgwick County (blog)
“This is an ominous and disturbing trend if that's the new normal,” Commissioner Karl Peterjohn said of the decline in commercial property sales. One positive point in Borchard's report was a spike in the number of square feet added to the county in ...

Get a Job with HBR this Month (blog)
So how do you go about finding a new gig in this new normal? Do you send out your resume for every conceivable position listed on the web's countless job boards — and contribute to the mountain of resumes that HR managers have come to dread?

Accenture Research Finds Few Professionals Plan to Leave Their Employers ...
MarketWatch (press release)
"We're looking at a new normal in the workplace," said Nellie Borrero, Inclusion & Diversity lead at Accenture. "Employees are defining success in a variety of ways, customizing their own approaches and balancing personal demands with their desire to ...

Ryan Murphy To Helm One Hit Wonders, Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese ...
In addition to Glee, he also is co-writting the TV pilot The New Normal starring The Book of Mormon's Andrew Rannells, and serves as the creator, executive producer and a writer of TV's American Horror Story. Ryan Murphy To Helm One Hit Wonders ...

Slimmer Pickin's
New York Post
“Is this the new normal? That's the big question,” DiNapoli told The Post. “We all need the economy to kick into high gear.” The situation could get worse before it gets better for those donning pinstripes and pricey shoes. Wall Street firms, such as ...

What is the grain market telling us?
Farm and Dairy
We like those numbers for no other reason than if 2010 prices are, as some suggest, the “new normal,” there's everything new and nothing normal about any of 'em. Moreover, alone or as a group, they make an interesting yardstick to measure today's ...

Oil Stocks: Markets Prepare for a Nuclear Iran
Kapitall Blog (blog)
Many believe $100 barrels will become the floor under the “new normal” for the oil market. So, as the threats of a war escalate, the economy prepares for impact. Will this benefit US oil companies? For ideas on how to invest on such a trend, ...

Kapitall Blog (blog)

Deep Inside Hollywood
Meanwhile, Ellen Barkin has joined the cast of Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler's comedy pilot "The New Normal." She'll play the mother of a woman who becomes involved as a surrogate for a gay male couple trying to have a baby... Kevin Bacon will take on the...


Gold Star wife gets seat next to first lady
“The command has allowed me to take this job from everyday to over the top, to include helping 45 survivors in the area find their 'new normal,'” Felts wrote in biographical information provided to the Army. She was among the Army survivors who helped ...

WEALTH - The Passing of Wealth
Palm Springs Life
“The new normal is not good, because the estate law is in flux and Congress has made it very difficult to plan,” says Michael Eisenberg, a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' Financial Literacy Commission.

Yes, Recovery Winter Is Sustainable
Slate Magazine (blog)
The fear is that a few months of job growth in the 200k-300k range lead to new household formation leading to rising rents leading to tighter money to push job growth back down below 200k and then everyone declares a "new normal" of 8+% unemployment ...

Slate Magazine (blog)

Is Snooki Pregnant: What It Means For Her Brand, Career And Baby Mamas Everywhere
Now it is the new normal.” Only in Snooki's case, we get to watch it play out in the tabloids. And in terms of her career, it's a much bigger, heavier and potentially more destructive wrench. See, the 4'9” star has built her name upon her Jersey Shore ...


Challenges and Opportunities: The New Normal Lending ...
By Nicholas Ziegler
While there is optimism in the market for 2012, there is still hesitation – and those negative factors include debt availability, the tightening of the CMBS market and the need to resolve distressed debt.
Commercial Property Executive

The New Normal
By SharedPurpose
New research by APCO for Share Our Strength* shows takes a look at family dinner cooking behaviors of low income Americans – and the results may be surprising to some. Earlier this week, my colleague Robin Deliso wrote about what ...
Shared Purpose

American Power: Gay Archie Comic Books
By Donald Douglas
They just don't think this queer is the new normal stuff is all that peachy-keen all-American. It's not. So, if you go over to comment, just tell the freaks at "The New Civil Rights Movement" that they aren't civil and gay marriage isn't a civil right.
American Power

Eyewear: Spring Is Here: 12 Best Songs of 2012 So Far
By Todd Swift
'Screws Get Loose' - Those Darlins have taken the new normal, girl-group New Wave mannerisms that so many bands are now accessing, and have made a truly fun, brilliant song with its sexy double-entendres. 7. 'Default' - Django Django ...

VIX and More: Recent TVIX Volume and VIX Futures Volume
By Bill Luby
What it will take for the VIX futures and related markets to get to a point where Credit Suisse feels comfortable about reopening the creation units window for TVIX remains to be seen, but for now at least, the new normal in the VIX futures ...
VIX and More

When Less Really Does Mean Less: Observatory: Design Observer
By Design Observer
Since the banking crises of 2008, designers fromWestern nations are learning painfully to adapt to the new reality: less is the new normal. ... In other words, I grudgingly embraced the new reality: less is the new normal. Since the banking ...
Design Observer: Main Posts

If The rest Fails, Copy a high profile « Flambeau Events
By Henderson
The hottest news with Lindsay Lohan, Mel Gibson, Padraig harrington and some other shining superstars, makes a particular wonder regarding the differences between a hollywood and a new “normal” individual. The main problem by means ...
Flambeau Events

Rotten Economic News Continues to Stream Out of India | Via Meadia
By Walter Russell Mead
Adding to the “new normal” of global economic gloom, India's growth has slowed to its most tepid pace in three years, according to Reuters. High interest rates, rising inflation, and a manufacturing sector hampered by expensive inputs and ...
Via Meadia

When Does it Become the “New Normal”
Other than one payment to kill off student loan #2 after the financial bloggers conference, I haven't made a large debt payment since October of 2010 (To heap ...

Welcome to Retail's 'New Normal'
As consumers' spending habits change, your best bet is to seek companies that have pricing power.

The New Normal...are we there yet?
Has the new normal arrived yet for nonprofit leaders and organization? How effectively are you managing your current transitions?

Finding 'new normal' after school shooting | Health - Home
For students, parents and teachers in Chardon, Ohio, the week has been a disorienting one after a high school shooting left three teenagers dead.

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