Monday, March 19, 2012

Cost cutting in the New Normal [video]

Deloitte | Cost Cutting Practices in the New Normal | Deloitte Insights ...
Tune into the latest episode of Deloitte Insights to learn about cost cutting practices in today's business environment.

Weekend Meme: "Husbands the Series" Returning, Jayson Blair In "The New Normal ...
Jayson Blair, last seen as a gay jock making out with a dude in the showers on The Hard Times of RJ Berger has been cast in a heavily recurring role on Ryan Murphy's The New Normal. He's going to play Clay, "who has a Midwestern feel, is dangerously ...

Should I stay or should I go?
National Business Review
Comments after nn NBR Weekend Review post by Ben Kepes (Christchurch's punishing 'new normal') have morphed into a discussion about where to live. Some advocate Australia, others sing the praises of New Zealand. I've shopped around over the years, ...

California Authors series: Rites of spring
Sacramento Bee
But this year that something is a new realization: Change, especially with the weather, is the new normal. The lack of rain troubles me the most. We'll get very little surface water due to a limited snowpack in the Sierra. I can pump from my wells, ...

Cope with death at work
Chicago Tribune
The truth is that you'll never return to normal, but you can create a new normal. A new life is unimaginable after the loss of an intimate other, but it is possible. Don't expect yourself to care about your job or anything else in the same way you did ...

Victims of 2 Tri-City house fires live on despite lost livelihoods
Bellingham Herald
"It's a new normal with that loss that's always there." The trauma of the fire steered Harvill into new territory, while a family in Pasco, who suffered loss in a fire, wanted nothing more than to restore what was lost. Harvill is president of the ...

Bellingham Herald

Australian housing market just a jobs crisis away from collapse
The Australian
Lowe speculates that the extended period of high debt and spending and low saving was a period of adjustment to the era of low interest rates and financial innovation that had run its course by 2005, and what we see now is the new normal.

Mitsubishi to Enter i-MiEV Prototype in 2012 Pikes Peak Hill Climb
Truth About Cars (blog)
... asked the company to increase allocations of the i-MiEV to Normal (the car is being rolled out first on the coasts) because of the EVTown program in Bloomington and Normal, the company featured the midwestern city in its “Welcome to the New Normal” ...

Truth About Cars (blog)

Carving hope on the slopes
North Shore News
"What is the new normal? I am not going back the way I was, so I have to understand the way I work now and just do it the best I can. I think I have gotten into that groove and knowing how the new Mark operates," he said. "I've sort of settled into ...

Silicon Valley: Don't worry, be happy. America's future is here.
Toronto Star
“I think the so-called 'jobless recovery' is the new normal.” Facebook might generate $3.7 billion in revenues, he notes, but it still has just 3500 employees. Saffo says this period of profound transformation is “not necessarily a bleak period — just ...

Listen to Mother Nature
A few weeks ago the Iowa Environmental Council visited to tell them the reduced spending on the outdoors cannot become the “new normal” for this state. Waterways are filthy. Iowa dedicates less money to recreation and conservation than most other ...

Markets Break Through Key Levels
Seeking Alpha
What is noteworthy about this range is that we have what appears to be a "new normal" above $100 for the first time. Also noteworthy is that the stock market appears to be OK with it, and the bond market - despite a good bit of an adjustment - has not ...

Challenging weekend for Air Canada after multiple pilots reportedly call in sick
National Post
Smith warned that Canadians may have to bear unforeseen costs should pre-emptive government intervention become a “new normal.” With files from Monique Muise, Montreal Gazette, Postmedia News Todd Korol / REUTERS.

National Post

U-T San Diego
From a workforce supply perspective, we know that the untraditional, adult learner is the new normal. We accept the fact that adult learners will need groundwork in reading, writing and math skills to be ready for careers or college.

Slower Growth in Medicare Spending — Is This the New Normal ...
By Lisa Abbott
Slower Growth in Medicare Spending — Is This the New Normal? Authors: Chapin White, Ph.D., and Paul B. Ginsburg, Ph.D. “For many years, policymakers have appropriately singled out federal spending on health care — especially ...
Ethics & Health Law News

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 18 March 2012 ...
Is this a case of having a new normal, with the previous normal having been exaggerated by the success of the Wii, or something more sinister? With Microsoft saying this week they won't be showing a new Xbox at E3 this year, and Sony in a ...
DVDGuy's Blog @ Digital Digest

Value-Based Purchasing Must Bring Healthcare Providers ...
By erica.carnevale
Healthcare reform is the new normal. Change will be constant with continuous adjustments to projected regulations, but one mandate is here to stay: Pay for Performance CMS style…popularly known as Value-Based Purchasing (VBP), ...
HealthWorks Collective - The...

Oprah and Charlie Rose Are in Permanent Beta | Ben Casnocha
By Ben Casnocha
... Zachary Karabell says there are deep, structural changes to job market / employment in America, and it's the new normal 2012/03/15; Asked recently married friend about when he and his wife were going to have kids.
Ben Casnocha

Forums - Generation Y living with their parents is worse in Europe
clacy. Registered: Sep 2006. Posts: 2053. 03-17-12 05:37 PM. Western Civilization is in for a rude awakening. "The New Normal" is a fact, not just a catchphrase. Edit/Delete • Quote • Complain ... Forums

What to do now ? | MyFDL
By cmaukonen
I really do not believe that there is much of a chance for things to “get back to normal” as it were and that this and what will come next will be the new normal for most of us. One place to start is to see how other people in other ...
cmaukonen's FDL blog

Written Inc.: Students riot near Fanshawe College. London cringes.
By Carmi
It gets tiring after a while that this kind of thing is our new normal. My first gut reaction: Enough. So, here's the deal: I propose we use social media to find the morons responsible and bring them to the attention of the cops. I'll use this entry as a ...
Written Inc.

'The New Normal': Ryan Murphy Casts 'RJ Berger' Star In Pilot
Ryan Murphy's NBC comedy pilot "The New Normal" has picked up a new bad boy. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Jayson Blair (MTV's "The Hard ...

Climate Superstition Is The New Normal | Real Science
All ten of Virginia's warmest months of March occurred with CO2 below 350 ppm VIRGINIA Climate Summary March 1921 and March 1945 were both 10F above ...

Friday Fragments - Finding My New Normal - Putting the FUN in ...
You know you look rough when a random guy looks at you and offers to buy you a coffee "or three or four" It's been an exhausting week! But now I get to ...

Christchurch's punishing 'new normal'
National Business Review
But it's only those who live and work in the region who can really understand what the “new normal” actually means. But what we're talking about here is a “new normal” that is going to have repercussions throughout the country that will fundamentally ...

Retiring On The 'New Normal' Portfolio
Seeking Alpha
Borrowing the term "New Normal" (NN) from Bill Gross, the following portfolio provides yield and inflation protection for retirees. The portfolio is defensive in its construction and the projected growth is modest, hence the NN name.

Ryan Murphy's NBC Comedy Pilot Casts 'RJ Berger' Bad Boy Jayson Blair (Exclusive)
Hollywood Reporter
If picked up by the network, the actor will play a recurring role on the "Glee" co-creator's "The New Normal." Ryan Murphy's NBC comedy pilot, The New Normal, has just picked up a new bad boy. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that MTV's The Hard ...

Hollywood Reporter

Old magazine's portrait of Nebraska worth a peek
Kearney Hub
We're so focused on today that we forget that every day creates a new normal in ways big and small. What was high-tech, fashionable and modern decades ago, or even yesterday, can look outdated today. The Kearney Hub welcomes letters commenting on these ...

Low beam, winter and the missing Paddy
Hornell Evening Tribune
Perhaps this is the new normal, and perhaps it wasn't such a great idea to let all those manufacturing jobs slip away to Mexico and China. A great nation makes things, and we don't make enough of anything anymore. It's OK to trade with China, ...

Death of the man cave (1992-2012)
Los Angeles Times
... the beer-postered wall last year when the phrase “mom cave” began to spread and “man cave” joined the list of phrases from our lexicon that are misused, overused and targeted for their general uselessness, much like “baby bump” and “the new normal.

Standing on the Sun: New Perspectives on Capitalism
Business Insider
As you read each chapter, pay attention to the subtleties that are more obvious abroad than they currently are in the United States and then think about how your business models or infrastructures might need to change to adapt to the new normal.

Digital dilemma plagues Malaysian marketers
Malaysia Star
It's a matter of time before mobile becomes the new normal. Industry stats last December show that 57% of mobile web users in Malaysia are accessing the web via their mobile devices, 50% while waiting for something and 47% while lying in bed.

SOAPnet To Air MAKE IT OR BREAK IT Marathon On March 26
We Love Soaps
9 am – Episode #MAK2011 – "The New Normal"- With the World's tryouts over, there is very little for The Rock girls to celebrate. 10 am – Episode #MAK2012 – "Free People"- When the new coach arrives at The Rock, life as they knew it changes – for the ...

We Love Soaps

Wounded warriors show their spirits are unbroken
Contra Costa Times
Supporters of parathletics, including the Navy's Safe Harbor program for seriously wounded, ill and injured service members, say they help them achieve a "new normal," despite their new limitations. Retired Navy Master Chief Will Wilson, ...

Andrew Sentance warns volatility to remain
FT Adviser
He said western economies were facing a “new normal” that would roll out in two phases. The first will see the current disappointing growth seen in western economies continue through to the mid-2010s, “accompanied by financial volatility and high and ...

FT Adviser

Tulsa Public Schools Will Start Next Year With Fewer Teachers
News On 6
Now that money is going away - and the state isn't replacing it - basically making the budget cuts of 2 years ago - the new normal. "We're not going to get any new money, those dollars went away," said TPS Superintendent Keith Ballard.

Henryville Elementary students may return to class Wednesday
"This is our new normal," says Karla Heinz, kindergarten teacher. School leaders are putting together the logistics of transportation, planning a dry bus run on March 19th. That's one of the things that kept classes from starting on Monday.

One step forward, two steps back
Business Standard
However, this should not be surprising, given the sticky and high inflation (which has become anew normal) and lack of sources for raising money. Almost all companies that were reeling from the pressure of higher raw material costs will now be forced ...

Embracing social media helps businesses
Reno Gazette-Journal
The new normal is working when it is convenient and when work does not get in the way of life. It's not that the latest generation hates the regimented work routine, they just don't get it. They want to work whenever they can from wherever they are.

The Walking Dead Boss Teases Sunday's Finale: "There Will Be More Bloodshed...
E! Online
The New Normal: "He's growing up in this world where everyone else is trying to hold onto the pre-apocalyptic world while Carl is quickly forgetting it. Lori and Rick are at different levels of recognizing it—Lori more than Rick," Mazzara says of Carl ...

E! Online

Face the Facts: Preaching the Truth Crucial to Educating Consumers and ... (press release)
In fact, Stark noticed a significant change in the marketplace throughout 2011 as people began to realize that what we're seeing is the real estate market, the new normal. “Over the last year, as people have come to accept the fact that what we're ...

PR companies need to engage clients to stay ahead
Malaysia Star
“I think the whole idea of doing more with less is today the new normal. Stop complaining about it. The opportunities and challenges for companies are outstripping the ability to grow budgets.” On a separate point, Tunheim says having a “PR Act” or ...

Malaysia Star

Will Natural Gas Price Sink to $1?
Barron's (blog)
Natural gas producers must keep drilling to hold onto land leases, but dry gas production cuts are going to be the new normal – not a good thing for earnings. Citigroup Global Markets estimates the number of horizontal natural gas rigs will be further ...

Are You Future Ready for the Next Black Swan Event?
Business Finance Magazine
... conditions but also how long they are expected to last. You will have a mild reaction to a cold snap that warms right back up. On the other hand, a prolonged chill requires a much stronger response. This is where discussion of a new normal comes in.

Business Finance Magazine

The Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail
It seems that you are happy with the dividend and have gotten used to the swings that have become the new normal for COS. I don't see a new advance forming at the moment. Make it a profitable day and happy capitalism! Have your own question for Lou?

Globe and Mail

A New Normal For The American Family: Kids Outside Of Marriage
By The Huffington Post News Editors
A 23-year-old unwed mother, Tori is the new normal. As The New York Times recently reported, more than half of births to American women under 30 now occur outside of marriage, most of which are to women without a college degree.
The Huffington Post | Full News Feed

Moving on After Cancer Treatment: Adjusting to the New Normal
Listing of performing arts, museums and galleries, films, exhibitions, lectures, and athletic events open to the entire community. Check it out.
UCLA Happenings | All Events | 30 Days

Standing on the Sun: New Perspectives on Capitalism
By Ivana Taylor
... read each chapter, pay attention to the subtleties that are more obvious abroad than they currently are in the United States and then think about how your business models or infrastructures might need to change to adapt to the new normal.
Small Business News, Tips, Advice...

Cross-Border Risk Management for a Dynamic World
By Dante Disparte
Among the many challenges facing risk managers in what has become the new normal is how to effectively manage cross-border risk, which is more important today than in recent memory. Whether we realize it or not, the rules of engagement ...
Risk Management Monitor

Buying Better Food on a Budget (Grocery Geek)
By Jessica
And I'm learning more about food and determining what I want the new normal to be. In 2008, we spent a tight $400/month on groceries. Meals out were few and far between. We ate little meat. Our oldest child was a mere 11 and one child ...
Good Cheap Eats

By Cynical30
They have already conditioned people to accept them as the new normal. 2) “OPT OUT” is the TSA lingo to address folks like me who make them earn their fat gov't paycheck with full benefits, so now I just exclaim “OPT OUT” to make it easy on ...
The Burning Platform

This Is Where “The Money” Really Is – Be Careful What You Wish ...
By Stefan B
We have long shown that “investors” whatever that term means in the New Normal – those gullible enough to put their money in Bennie Madoff, pardon Bennie Bernanke Asset Management? – have been not only reluctant to put their money ...
SGTreport - The Corporate Propaganda...

All Living with the new normal messages
I am also a survivor of sorts--I'm at least a bit more than a year out of treatment, with all clear scans so far. My new normal also involves eating, as I have very ...,64942,0.htm?...

From CBA Live 2012: The rise of the Virtually Domiciled
Novantas, LLC
... for banks going forward, as the better a bank understands what customers are doing (and where they are doing it), the better positioned the bank is to serve them, sell to them, and ultimately grow share and profits in the “new normal” environment.

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