Monday, April 23, 2012

Tsunami of M&A Deals the New Normal?

Tsunami of M&A deals is 'new normal' in CT
Hartford Business
By Bruce Del Conte Connecticut should be prepared for the trend of business mergers and acquisitions to continue and perhaps even accelerate in 2012, especially for mid-sized privately held companies. There are many contributing factors that are ...

Q&A: Chairman's insight
Drug Store News
DSN: Last year, you emphasized the “new normal,” which seemed to refer to the need to proactively position the benefits of retail pharmacy. How has the “new normal” played out? Loeffler: My point last April was that [the National Association of Chain ...

Tom Humphrey: During session, you win some, lose some, compromise some
Knoxville News Sentinel
By Tom Humphrey Recent events illustrate that the art of compromise, historically valued in the world of politics, remains a constant in the new normal of Republican rule in Tennessee government. So does the belief that consistency is the hobgoblin of ...

First quarter scorecard
Korea Times
We expected policy uncertainty to fade in 2012 as investors became accustomed to new-normal economic fundamentals in the advanced economies. Reduced policy uncertainty would make economic fundamentals more prominent drivers of risk asset performance.

Korea Times

Wedgwood survivor speaks to crime victims
Palestine Herald Press
The first step is to discover what the new “normal” is and to accept it. “You can't go back to where you were before this happened,” Galey explained. “But every one of you has a little kid that is a fighter inside you that doesn't like getting beat.

Recovery activities continue as first anniversary of deadly tornadoes nears
Cleveland Daily Banner
“Recovery 2012” will be filled with information and thanksgiving about the past year and the future reaching toward the “New Normal.” Rochelle Mayberry of Lee University's Leonard Center said exhibition space is still available. Beginning at 8:30 pm, ...

Many happy returns, but will they continue?
Independent Online
The strong returns appear to run counter to the warnings that asset managers have been issuing since the global recession in 2009 that you should expect a “new normal” of lower returns instead of the double-digit returns that characterised the decade ...

Independent Online

Social Engagement: What Happens When You 'Like' Barack or Mitt
National Journal
In 2008, then-candidate Obama's use of social media was revolutionary; in 2012, the ubiquity of social-media platforms has made immediacy and intimacy the new normal. Campaigns “have to be nimble. They have to be listening as much as they're ...

REGION: Secret Stooges: The new breed of agents
If stupidity is the “new normal” in public service, we should embrace it. That's why I propose a complete overhaul that will change the Secret Service culture and take sex off the table, or wherever it is: The modern Secret Service agent should be ...


How Does Social Security Factor Into Your Retirement Plan?
The only jobs out there were $10-per-hour counter-help jobs (one third of what I made in construction) so it is appearing in this new normal, retirement may not be an option. We will have to cobble together a number income streams, employment, ...

A perfect Saturday
The Spokesman Review (blog)
Though Bud Withers was lucky enough to be at Safeco yesterday to see Humber's perfection in person, he had written this interesting Sunday piece on the new normalin football coach hirings. There is a lot of detail on Bill Moos' courtship of Mike Leach ...

The Spokesman Review (blog)

Squeezed charities seek better investment
Financial Times
*Managing charities in the new normal. A perfect storm? Please don't cut articles from and redistribute by email or post to the web. A chugger talks to a shopper in Oxford Street , London , UK.

Financial Times

On World Earth Day, an urgent call for sustainable commerce, says S ...
Times of India
Business protocols, in the new "normal", will have to be altered, necessitating ingenuity in product and services, approachto stakeholders and operations. This endeavour will then spur innovations in design, tweak operational efficiency and change ...

Mediacracy: Rupert Murdoch's "Toxic Shadow State"
The Conversation
Citizens only see the symptoms: the heavily manipulated, aggressively sensationalist and fast-changing publicity cycles that are the new normal of high-level politics. The trend is not describable through commonplace terms like “spin” or “propaganda”.

Tunnel Vision - American Preppers Network
Assuming that our personal world settles into a new “normal” existence and that organizations and communities have stabilized, where do we go from there? What happens when we run out of fuel, machined parts, spare electronic parts, etc.
American Preppers Network

By roy edroso
... we remind you, cost $20 million and made less than $5 million, so I guess Doherty means that guys who think their jobs in middle management make them "wealth producers" and that Patrick Bateman had the right idea are the new normal.

See How Work Email Has Killed The Concept Of Leisure Time
By Meredith Lepore
According to Ron Ashkenas, author and managing partner of Schaffer Consulting, we need to accept the fact that the sharp demarcation between work and home is a thing of the past, and that the new normal is a life that integrates home and ...

The New Normal? | The Motherhood Center Blog | The Motherhood ...
by: Gabrielle Welch, Welch Wellness Being in the throes of softball season where we LIVE at the field, I feel compelled to speak out. As I watch the kids and.

CFO Forum: Operating in the New Normal - The Law Firm of Faegre ...
CFO Forum: Operating in the New Normal. Print page Open MS Word version Email page. Speakers: Douglas R. Wright. Start Date: 09-May-2012. Location: ...

Binoo K John on why catchy phrases, often coined in the US, are infiltrating ...
WHEN INFOSYS CEO SD Shibulal announced the Q3 results of the company last week, he sprung upon us a phrase we hadn't yet heard: “I think the world is in a new normal,” he said trying to explain away the slightly less-than expected fortunes that he...


INSIDE BOYS VOLLEYBALL: Longtime Kennedy coach fitting in as PSAL commissioner
New York Post
That's how life is now for Bromfield – her new normal. Bromfield isn't coaching a volleyball team this spring for the first time in 27 years. To the legendary former John F. Kennedy coach, though, she's helping raise the level of the sport in other ...

New York Post

Foreign Aid III: BRICS as Donors
Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
Given ongoing economic troubles in the United States, Japan, and Europe, flat-line or declining aid budgets from OECD countries are likely to be the new normal. But foreign assistance from emerging economies is growing fast, albeit from a low starting...

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Community invited to tour site of deadly Ohio school shooting as part of ...
The Republic
Spokeswoman Ellen Ondrey says the school will be getting advice from trauma experts on how to best transition to a "new normal." A school spokeswoman told the newspaper that almost every available hall is full of cards, letters, photos and banners.

RNC at a Crossroads
The fundraising ability, influence and efficiency of these groups are raising questions about whether this year isn't just a fluke, but the new normal — where outsiders are the real power center of conservative politics. Some party operatives say they ...


Weekly Review: Loss of Control of Core Inflation by Fed
In the olden days (pre-New Normal), your plan for retirement was based on less risky bonds for income and cashing out the old hacienda so that one could make lifestyle decisions. For those already retired, and the boomers – time to look for Plan B as ...

State budget set, presents 'major challenges'
UK The Kentucky Kernel
We live in a “new normal” with reduced or flat state appropriations and heightened concerns about affordability and access. Additionally, tuition increases cannot fill the gap left by these declines in funding and the increased operating costs of the ...

Raising a Transgender Child: A Star is Born
Huffington Post (blog)
... land as we did eight months ago... but at least now her self-portraits make more sense. PS: At this point, it is noteworthy to tell you that it felt strange to refer to my child as George or to call her a "he". "New normal" surprises me every day.

Board sets maximim tuition increases for Kentucky's public universities
Lexington Herald Leader
"We live in a 'new normal' with reduced or flat state appropriations and heightened concerns about affordability and access," Capilouto wrote in the email. "Challenging budgets and hard decisions, however, cannot be an excuse to shrink from our ...

Lexington Herald Leader

Despite Protests, Bahrain Hosts Grand Prix Race
"The new normal is that people are protesting every night," says Joe Stork, a Middle East expert at Human Rights Watch. Bahrain's Shiite Muslims make up a solid majority in the country but say they face systematic discrimination from the Sunni Muslim ...

Councils testing patience
Herald Sun
Deb Owens, Taylors Lakes ----- Drastic plastic THE trouble with cosmetic surgery (Mia Freedman - "Is plastic surgery the new normal", SHS, April 15) is that it tends to make a younger person look old and an older person look odd. Mara, Melbourne.

A kiss is not a kiss
The Pilot
Our erotica soaked media and "new normal" sexual climate has short-circuited what not long ago was the slow-dance of the boy meets-girl experience. Gone are the days of "A kiss is just a kiss." Now a kiss is understood as a free gift card to imminent ...

Marching towards fragmentation
Ottawa Citizen
So consider our new normal. Provincial firewalls are being touted as a good thing. Quebec, legendary for its relentless whining for bigger pieces of pie, is being held up as a model. The Conservative government, only too happy to confer ambiguous ...

EDC predicts good things for Canadian exporters in 2012
CME-MEC (blog)
"It may not look great on the surface, but behind what many are calling "new normal" growth is a faster-paced global economy, full of opportunity," said EDC Chief Economist Peter Hall. "So far, things are looking good for Canadian trade, ...

Thesis project…approved! |
By Heather
I believe that the current form of the zombie narrative is a direct result of the 'new' normal that arose from both the legacy of terrorism and the collapse of economic systems worldwide. Primary sources have been selected for their portrayal of ...

New art center for White Bear Lake | Twin Cities Daily Planet
Community Supported Art comes to North Minneapolis • NEWS DAY | Anti-immigrant, anti-local government law passes Minnesota House • The New Normal: A demographer and an economist explain what Minnesota has to do to survive ...
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Warming: The new normal? - Local / Metro -
The shrimping season opened for commercial boats earlier this week – and fresh local shrimp in April are practically unheard of.

On My Mind: The New Normal of Buy and Hold - Businessweek
Bloomberg's Tom Keene discusses why security selection matters and the new normal of buy-and-hold. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Surveillance ...

Wrong in All the Right Ways: New Normal
New Normal. This week has been all about adjusting. I think it's going to take a while. We've had the expected drama, though it hasn't been from the kid in the ...

Trade-driven growth story obscured by 'new normal' mantra: EDC ...
From Yahoo! Finance: OTTAWA, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - A new forecast by Export Development Canada (EDC) is focusing on the substantial, ...

Linda C. Black horoscopes for 04/22/12
Chicago Tribune
Reinvent the new normal. Your relationships are your anchor and bedrock. Stand for people's health and wellness (especially your own). It's all about love. To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

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