Saturday, March 30, 2013

Buy and Hold in the New Normal

Even in 'New Normal', Buy and Hold Still Beating Market Timers
Even in 'New Normal', Buy and Hold Still Beating Market Timers. By Validea,  . . . Since equity markets peaked in 2007, macroeconomic factors have by and large been the driving force behind stocks. The U.S. more at link above

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Abnormal In New Normal Joblessness

RealClearMarkets - There's Lots of 'Abnormal' In 'New Normal' Joblessness: "February's job report showed nonparticipants at 89.3 million. That's almost a million more than 2012's annual rate (88.3 million) and almost 10 million more than 2008's annual rate (79.5 million). Looked at another way: If 2008's labor force participation rate of 66% prevailed today, instead of February's depressed 63.5%, then there would be over six million more in the labor force and the unemployment rate would be an incredible 11.6% - the highest in the BLS' records!"

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The New Normal for Seniors

6 Realities of the 'New Normal' for Seniors
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
When President Obama gives the State of the Union address Tuesday, it will doubtless be filled with aspirational calls to improve lives in the United States and throughout the world. It will call for action on many fronts. It will positively frame ...

U.S. News & World Report (blog)

Christian Science Monitor
Normal behavior is often what has become average and commonplace. In that light, even what is now considered unacceptable behavior may eventually move into the mainstream and become a new normal. Considering behavior in those terms, normal is ...

Is This the New Normal? Drone Strikes, Secret Memos and an Imperial President
Huffington Post
... Kobe Bryant Scolds Fans For Using 'Gay' As An Insult 247 · LOOK: Former Westboro Baptist Church Member Shows Support For LGBT Community. . . Gay And Lesbian Parents Are The 'New Normal' In Quebec ...

When slut becomes the new normal
The Daily Princetonian
At the beginning of the year, I had the pleasure of trying to study through a party that had somehow spread from a neighboring room to the hallway. Three guys loitering outside my door loudly discussed a female student of their acquaintance ...

Black Women Wearing Their Natural Hair: Fad Or New Normal?
MIDLAND/ODESSA--The natural look is something you may see more African American women opting for. The days of chemically straightening to achieve sleek bone straight hair is a thing of the past for many women. Serenity Salon and spa owners Juana ...

Surviving the New Normal
Delta Business Journal
I think most everyone would be forced to admit that, at least for now, there is a “new normal.” And, while that may mean different things to different people, most everyone can agree that at least in business, attention to detail is crucial to success ...

Assassination by remote control: The new normal?
If George W. Bush had told us that the “war on terror” gave him the right to execute an American citizen overseas with a missile fired from a drone aircraft, without due process or judicial review, I'd have gone ballistic. It makes no difference that ...
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Saturday, March 23, 2013

The new normal of higher education

Professors reject the new normal
The Australian
PROFESSORS in the US have pushed back against what they called the “new normal” of higher education – namely that it can no longer be free or at least affordable – during a forum organised by the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education last week.

The New Normal | Parent Revolution
The New Normal. This week – on Tuesday, February 12 – the parents of 24th Street Elementary School in Los Angeles achieved an unprecedented victory.

Toy Fair 2013 and the new normal
Kids Today (blog)
No matter how good or bad attendance was, however, I think it's time we accept that falling or steady attendance is the new normal and it's not going to change any time soon. We have simply lost too many smaller retailers and our larger merchants have ...

Kids Today (blog)

President's Letter: Welcome to the 'new normal' - Online News ...
So, as I sat down to write this, it struck me that, instead of referencing that again, maybe we all just need to acknowledge that “change” is our new normal.

The New Normal
Harvard Crimson
Drone strikes have received attention from nearly every academic association and think tank, including the American Society of International Law, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Naval War College. And, for better or worse, they have become a ...

UTA Signs 'New Normal's Andrew Rannells
EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Rannells has signed with UTA. Rannells made his name on Broadway before segueing to television with his first on-screen roles — a lead on NBC's freshman comedy The New Normal and recurring on HBO's Girls. On stage, Rannells...

BBRY Surges 8%: High Volatility the New Normal?
Barron's (blog)
Shares of BlackBerry (BBRY) are surging by $1.12, or 8%, at $15.11, despite some negative news flow earlier today. A Securities & Exchange Commission filing this morning indicated that former Co-CEO Jim Balsillie had completely cleared out of his 5% ...

Is LeBron James' Dominance of the NBA His New Normal?
Bleacher Report
The economist Herbert Stein had a law that is perhaps applicable in this situation: "If something cannot go on forever, it will stop." So no, LeBron will not keep scoring over 30 points while hitting over 60 percent of his shots. We're impressed by ...

Bleacher Report

The New Normal for Disaster Recovery: Incorporating Cloud-Based Recovery ...
The Data Center Journal
The New Normal for Disaster Recovery: Incorporating Cloud-Based Recovery Into Business Continuity Plans. Enterprises and governments are challenged by operational risks to their often complex and mission-critical IT environments. As businesses and IT...

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

In Japan, dying alone is the new normal

In Japan, dying alone is the new normal
In Japan, dying alone is the new normal. Bloomberg News. Itoko Uchida, 82, was counting on the nephew she raised to support her in old age. He refused, forcing her to pay for a sponsor to join the 420,000-long queue of Japanese waiting for a nursing home bed. With no relatives willing to help, the Tokyo widow had to spend $7,600 on a professional service to be her guarantor and assist with an application to a nursing home, she said. An erosion of traditional Confucian values in Japan means fewer elderly are being cared for at home by relatives -- a fact neither Uchida nor Japan's government were fully prepared for...

6 Realities of the 'New Normal' for Seniors - Yahoo! News
From Yahoo! News: When President Obama gives the State of the Union address Tuesday, it will doubtless be filled with aspirational calls to improve lives in the ...

Newtown victim Anne Marie Murphy's parents face new normal after Sandy Hook ...
Two months after the Newtown, Conn., massacre that left 27 people dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the 86-year-old parents of slain teacher Anne Marie Murphy are getting used to the new normal. While the Dec. 14 killing of 20 children and six ...


Real-Time Marketing is the New Normal
Business 2 Community
Everything is happening now. Instant delivery of films and books to our computers. Instant gratification. And if we can't have it now, we can certainly get it tomorrow, rather than waiting for the Wells Fargo Wagon or Pony Express to make a delivery ...

Temporary work called the new normal for many in NH
The Union Leader
Woodsville native Kimberly Maki, who was hired by Bonney Staffing for a temporary work stint screening applicants, sits at her desk and talks with employment specialist Jasmin Curtis. Maki, who has a background in human services and speech and language ...

The New Normal: America, Debtor Nation
Roosevelt Torch
The New Normal: America, Debtor Nation. By Ari Shroyer. Student Trustee. Published: Monday, February 18, 2013. Updated: Monday, February 18, 2013 14:02. Before Congress and the American people, President Obama delivered a rousing manifesto for ...

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Wall Street New Normal - Fewer Jobs, Higher Pay

Wall Street's New Normal: Fewer Jobs, But Higher Pay
"I think it's hard to say what the new normal is going to be," DiNapoli said in an interview Tuesday with CNBC. "I think the industry is going to continue to be in transition and restructure." (Read More: Wall Street Bonuses Seen Higher in 2012: NY...

Krugman versus Wapo: Why Slow U.S. Growth Could be the New Normal
Paul Krugman doesn't like this Washington Post piece by Jim Tankersley that discusses whether slow growth is going to be the “new normal”. The article cites pessimistic arguments from Bush-appointed former Fed Governor, Kevin Warsh. Krugman calls foul ...


Is Vulgar the New Normal?
Huffington Post
Watching the 85th annual Academy Awards last week, I cringed. A lot. I cringed as host Seth MacFarlane opened up with a musical number called, "We Saw Your Boobs." I cringed during the Lincoln assassination joke. I also cringed during many of the ...

Why food riots are likely to become the new normal
The Guardian (blog)
Make no mistake: on a business-as-usual scenario, this is the new normal. Overall, global grain consumption has exceeded production in eight of the past 13 years. By mid-century, world crop yields could fall as much as 20-40% because of climate change ...

The Guardian (blog)

A new normal for the Department of Education
Casper Star-Tribune Online
Whether you love embattled Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill or loath her, most people can agree on a few key points. First, Hill may have been just the most recent in a line of many mediocre-to-bad superintendents who have led ...

What Is The New Normal In Commercial Real Estate Environment, Asks Genesis ...
Daily Markets (press release)
What is the “new normal” in commercial real estate, asks Genesis Capital? A new annual report produced jointly by Real Estate Research Corporation (RERC), Deloitte, and the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), entitled Expectations & Market ...

The New Normal in Baghdad
Middle East Online
The New Normal in Baghdad. The US invasion ten years ago broke up the old Iraq; but now its worst elements and aspects have rejoined in different formations, and a frustrating, demoralising stasis seems to have been reimposed. Will it be possible to ...

The 'New Normal' -- Calif. Youth Giving Up the Gun
New America Media
Ed. Note: In the debate around gun violence, no one group is impacted and implicated more than youth and young adults. Over the past several weeks NAM youth reporters from across the state have been speaking with their peers about how they experience ...

Research reveals flexible working is the new normal in UK offices
Fresh Business Thinking
Flexible working is now offered by almost all (94%) UK organisations, according to research published by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM). The report, Flexible working: Goodbye nine to five, found half of managers (50%) believe flexible ...

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

New Normal at PaleyFest: Yoko Ono OKs Use of John Lennon Track

'New Normal' at PaleyFest: Yoko Ono OKs Use of John Lennon Track for Special ...
Hollywood Reporter
The New Normal at PaleyFest - H 2013. Courtesy of Paley Center. "The New Normal" at PaleyFest. NBC's The New Normal is prepping for a poignant and sweet season finale to its freshman season. our editor recommends. 'The New Normal': Mary Kay Place ...

'The New Normal' At PaleyFest 2013: Spoilers, An All Music Episode And More
At tonight's PaleyFest panel featuring cast and producers of NBC's freshman comedy The New Normal, it came as no surprise when show co-creator Ryan Murphy confirmed that recurring guest star John Stamos, who hosted the panel, would continue to recur ...

Justin Bartha & Andrew Rannells: 'New Normal' at PaleyFest!
Just Jared
Justin Bartha & Andrew Rannells: 'New Normal' at PaleyFest! Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells hit the red carpet at the 2013 PaleyFest Panel for their show TheNew Normal on Wednesday (March 6) at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif. The guys ...

Just Jared

'The New Normal' is building towards a wedding and the baby (blog)
"The New Normal" cast and creators were on hand at Paleyfest 2013 where they talked about what fans can look forward to for the big season finale. "We've been building towards David and Bryan getting married. And we're building towards a baby being ... (blog)

LeBron James' Late-Game Heroics Becoming the Miami Heat's New Normal
Bleacher Report
Add late-game closer to the growing list of roles that LeBron James is proving to his critics that he's more than capable of filling. With the Miami Heat once again spending the night on cruise control against an inferior opponent Wednesday night (in ...

Bleacher Report

We're Booming | Caregiving becomes the 'new normal'
The Courier-Journal
Today we're starting a new column designed to speak to the health and wellness needs of baby boomers. Anita Miles Curpier, a health consultant and registered dietitian, will write about everything from caregiving to dating after 50 to staying active ...

The New Economic Normal?
National Review Online
What if today's sluggish economic growth turns out to be the new normal? That's the unsettling question asked by some of our most creative economic thinkers. And the people asking it are not necessarily partisan opponents of the Obama administration.

'The New Normal's' Georgia King, Andrew Rannells & Jayson Blair prep for baby
NBC's The New Normal is counting down to its season finale, and with only a few episodes left-- and a few weeks left in Goldie's (Georgia King) pregnancy-- the gang is preparing for the big delivery. Series EP Ali Adler confirmed for LA TV Insider ...

Hotel spas shift focus in new normal
Hotel News Now
Hoteliers are placing more emphasis on health and well-being as opposed to self-indulgence in the post-recessionary environment. Spas are not significant revenue drivers, but they can add to the aura and appeal of a hotel. A 4- or 5-star hotel without ...

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Facebook News Feed - The new normal

Facebook's revamped News Feed: The new normal
Facebook's revamped News Feed: The new normal. How do you know when the news feed revolution is over? When they all start to look the same. Dan Farber. by Dan Farber. March 7, 2013 6:00 PM PST Follow @dbfarber. (Credit: New York Times) ...

RBI chief rejects high inflation as 'new normal'
Reuters India
"Accepting a new normal for inflation not only has no theoretical or empirical support, but entails the moral hazard of policy inaction in dealing with supply constraints," Subbarao said in the text of a speech to bankers in New Delhi on Friday, a copy ...

Chris Pronger's new normal
The News Journal
Chris Pronger's new normal in post-concussion era. Flyer still has symptoms....

PaleyFest honors barrier-breaking 'New Normal'
The cast of 'The New Normal' gathered at the annual television festival PaleyFest in Los Angeles Wednesday. Now in its first season, the show has been building up to the birth of a same sex couple's first child, carried by a surrogate. (March 7) ...

Ryan Murphy Says 'New Normal' Changed The World In A Weird Way
On Top Magazine
“The New Normal, Modern Family, Glee … people feel that they know gay couples more than ever,” Murphy said. “If you know someone and you know what their struggle is, you're less likely to have prejudice against them. [Gay rights] is biggest civil ...

On Top Magazine

PHOTOS: NeNe Leakes Attends PaleyFest With Her New Normal Cast Mates
Reality Tea
NeNe was in attendance with the cast of her hit show "The New Normal" as they shared what's in store for their characters through the rest of the season. Have you been watching? It should be noted that NeNe's dress is like an Angelina Jolie / Kenya...

Reality Tea

Yoko Ono Grants John Lennon Song Rights To 'The New Normal' Season Finale
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the song, in which Lennon passionately expresses the love he has for his son Sean, will feature in the season one finale of TheNew Normal, about a gay couple which hires a surrogate in a bid to become fathers.

Shacks are the new normal
Mail & Guardian Online
Shacks are the new normal. 08 Mar 2013 00:00 - Faranaaz Parker. Tweet. A university study has highlighted the challenges facing the urban poor — and proposed ways to make the best of all they are likely to get. Informal choice: An exhibition based on ...

The sequester debacle: the new normal?
Sonoma Valley Sun
We are in new territory in American political history. The old-school model held that under conditions of divided government, both parties would work out a compromise by “meeting in the middle” to craft a solution that would be acceptable to the ...

Sonoma Valley Sun

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Dangerous New Normal in Student Debt

Many students can’t earn their way out of this trap--

A Dangerous ‘New Normal’ in College Debt - ". . . . The student debt crisis may become a dangerous “new normal,” according to a report this week by the nonprofit State Higher Education Executive Officers Association: “In the ‘new normal,’ retirement and health care costs simultaneously drive up the cost of higher education, and compete with education for limited public resources. The ‘new normal’ no longer expects to see a recovery of state support for higher education such as occurred repeatedly in the last half of the 20th century. The ‘new normal’ expects students and their families to continue to make increasingly greater financial sacrifices in order to complete a postsecondary education. The ‘new normal’ expects schools and colleges to find ways of increasing productivity and absorb ever-larger budget cuts, while increasing degree production without, we hope, compromising quality.”. . . Our national educational aspirations and the debt crisis that they’re creating are colliding. We are on an unsustainable track. This will not end well."

BUSINESS MARKETING: What's the new normal?
Chances are you and I will probably never experience a sinkhole swallowing us or a cataclysmic, almost instantaneous change in the marketplace, but the new normal says that we are going to experience some emergencies and major disruptions to our ...

Monroe County building bust is the new normal
Pocono Record
The major housing subdivision era has come to an end in Monroe County and might not return anytime soon. Not a single proposed major subdivision — dividing a property for at least five new home lots — came before the county's 20 municipalities during ...

FP Passport: Actually, food riots might not be the 'new normal'
Foreign Policy (blog)
This week, Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed warned in the Guardian that food riots, spurred on by increasing prices and volatility, are going to make social unrest like the Arab Spring the "new normal." We now know that the fundamental triggers for the Arab ...

How to stop food riots from becoming the new normal:
Stephen Brian (21). Friday March 8, 2013, 9:30 pm. How to stop food riots from becoming the new normal: Method #1: If they can get the taste/texture right ...

Ellen Barkin NOT Being Fired From The New Normal Despite Tabloid Report
“Ellen Barkin will get the boot from 'The New Normal' — simply because she's so obnoxious!” declares the National Enquirer. The supermarket tabloid thinks it has a big TV scoop, citing so-called “insiders” who claim that after “repeatedly infuriating ...

Yoko Ono Allows THE NEW NORMAL Use Of John Lennon Song
Broadway World
Yoko Ono Allows THE NEW NORMAL Use Of John Lennon Song Genre-bending musical artist Yoko Ono has agreed to allow NBC's The New Normal to feature one of her deceased husband's most beloved and cherished songs in the season finale of the ...

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Slow growth as America's new normal

Is slow growth America's new normal?
Washington Post (blog)
Is slow growth America's new normal? Good economists are great storytellers. They sculpt narratives with squiggly graphs and crowded charts. Like a novel, a good economic ...

Extreme weather makeover: Has abnormal become the new normal?
Kansas City Star
Extreme weather makeover: Has abnormal become the new normal? Like everything else about the 21st century, Midwest weather in the coming age could be set on sensory overload. Crispier summers. Fewer but heavier snowfalls. Thunderstorms more...

Kansas City Star

The new normal: Don't get mad, get a product endorsement
Suffer a heartbreak, then sign on the dotted line. That seems to be the new normalthese days. So it shouldn't have shocked those who saw the new Olay TVC—the first in a series of “webisodes”—with socialite and newspaper columnist Mons Romulo ...

India's new normal growth rate is 6-7%
Note also that the average GDP growth rate during 2000-10 was 7.2%, higher than thenew normal rate of growth, so the assumption of employment growing at the same rate as in the previous decade may not hold good. The study finds that India's ...


The New Normal in Baghdad - International Crisis Group
The US invasion ten years ago broke up the old Iraq; but now its worst elements and aspects have rejoined in different formations, and a frustrating, ...

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Zero Growth New Normal

Zero growth: The new normal for struggling economies?
Globe and Mail
Some of the investing world's leading minds have concluded that the U.S. and much of the rest of the developed economies are circling the drain and that there is no chance of a sustained recovery for as far as most investment horizons can stretch. We ...

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Enabling Inclusion

Enabling Inclusion: The Ruderman Foundation Welcomes The New Normal
The Jewish Week (blog)
Congratulations to The Jewish Week for launching “The New Normal,” your new disability blog! The title strikes a perfect balance between what was and the change we are creating. Your welcome initiative is part of an important shift in the dialogue ...

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

The New Normal in fashion - shoes you can walk in

The New Normal
W Magazine
The New Normal. Years of clunky footwear have women longing for—dare we say it?—shoes you can walk in. Karin Nelson catches up with three designers who are treading lightly. By Karin Nelson Photograph by Matt Irwin Styled by Ondine Azoulay...

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Ag volatility the new normal?
Tight grain supplies and high price volatility (for both crops and the inputs required to grow them) have paced the corn and soybean business in the last few years, begging some to wonder whether those conditions comprise a "new normal" in the industry.

The Course of Capital: Accepting the New Normal
Commercial Property Executive (blog)
The Course of Capital: Accepting the New Normal. By Mike Ratliff, Senior Associate Editor. While the recession and ongoing recovery have presented opportunities for the industry, it is safe to say that many commercial real estate professionals would ...

Finding Alpha in the New Normal
Advanced Trading
Adapting to the new normal of the equity markets, diversifying into other asset classes and confidently managing the risks for healthy returns can be achieved. Understanding, managing and analyzing data is the key. Data is the fuel for the engine of ...

Storms are becoming Mindanao's new normal
GMA News
One of the traditional attractions of Mindanao, the "land of promise," has been it's typhoon-free climate. But deadly storms in the last two years, bringing landslides and flooding, have shaken Mindanaoans' perception of their place. After Typhoon ...

China's cyberwar: Intrusions are the new normal (FAQ)
To try to put APT1's activities -- and the new normal of state-backed intruders trying to gain access to major companies and news organizations -- in perspective, CNET has assembled the following list of frequently asked questions. Q: What evidence ...

Dying Alone Is New Normal as Japan Spurns Confucius
Itoko Uchida, 82, was counting on the nephew she raised to support her in old age. He refused, forcing her to pay for a sponsor to join the 420,000-long queue of Japanese waiting for a nursing home bed. With no relatives willing to help, the Tokyo ...

"The New Normal" Recap: I Hate You Ryan Murphy
For anyone who has not yet seen the latest episode of The New Normal, it is my obligation to inform you that this recap contains character death. So get your tissues ready. We start off with the sweet story of Harvey Milkbone. This is good, since I've ...

The New Normal: Blogging Disability
The Jewish Week
The “new normal” became a bit of a buzzword about five years ago, after the 2008 financial crisis. It was a way to describe the change in our economy, and seems to imply reassuringly that the chaos and upheaval were subsiding and would go away ...

Banks Stand to Drive Mortgage Business by Shifting to “New Normal”
Reverse Mortgage Daily
Despite high levels of consumer confidence, banks stand at risk of missing an opportunity to significantly increase their mortgage businesses, according to research from Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group (CG). CG's mortgage market outlook shows ...

The New Normal | Indianapolis Star |
The weak economic recovery will force those on fixed incomes to make some difficult choices.

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New Normal - Google News