Thursday, May 30, 2013

Finding a new normal after the Boston bombing

After bombing, couple works to find 'new normal'
Boston Globe
The couple knows that their lives have changed, that, as she puts it: “We're finding the new normal.” But they feel their relationships — marriage, family, and friends — have created a solid foundation for healing. “Just spending more time with the ...

US Fed reduction of monetary stimulus would be premature, Stiglitz says
Irish Times
“Clearly the economy is not back to normal, and to accept this as the new normal would be really wrong.” US stocks dropped and treasuries fell for a fourth week, the longest slide since August, after Fed chairman Ben Bernanke said the Fed may cut the ...

US Coastguard visit up to superpower: McCully
New Zealand Herald
Mr McCully told TVNZ's Q+A programme this morning that the visit underlined the "new normal" relationship with the US. "We have managed to, I think, get into a place where the relationship is out of political contention. We're not moving around on the ...

White is the new normal
The News-Press
But remember that white is the new normal. Some of the trends that caught our eye will be coming to Clive Daniel Home in the months ahead. Kris Kolar is the VP of Merchandising & Design for Clive Daniel Home in Naples, recently named the nation's top ...

Finding 'the new normal'
Sanford Herald (registration)
Although his name has become synonymous with Sanford's April 2011 tornado, experience can't help Mike Hollowell grasp the grief of those affected by Monday's natural disaster in Moore, Okla. "I just can't imagine what's going through their minds right ...

Treasury terms of trade projections assume a new normal
The Australian Financial Review
A new Treasury working paper helpfully sheds light on how exposed the federal budget is to the terms of trade, and just why Treasury has made its particular set of terms of trade assumptions. For the first time in recollection, the paper explains the ...

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The New Normal Is Morphing

PIMCO | - New Normal ... Morphing: " . . . . Back in 2006, PIMCO rejected the consensus view of a “great moderation” (and “goldilocks”) in favor of the concept of a “stable disequilibrium.” Specifically, we argued that stability on the surface was accompanied by weakening and increasingly unstable underpinnings. Our concept of a stable disequilibrium is back. Whether it is due to a lack of timely understanding, an insufficiently agile political system or imperfect policy tools, the collective response to the unusual multi-speed dynamics of the last few years has added this concept to the dynamic characterization of the New Normal. . . ."

Extreme weather: The new normal?
On Monday, when a devastating tornado touched down in Moore, Okla., the mile-wide twister traveled for 20 miles with wind speeds up to 200 mph and was on the ground for 40 minutes. Officials say the latest death toll now stands at 24 people and rescue ...

The New Normal: Where Gay Couples Are Really Raising Kids
If you thought that San Francisco, New York City or Portland (Oregon or Maine) was where the highest percentage of same-sex couples are raising children, you thought wrong. While the liberal cities might be known for their strong gay culture, gay ...

It's all good, just don't mention the nukes
OPINION: The "new normal" is how people are describing the United States-New Zealand relationship around the traps in Washington these days. That is not to be confused with the "old normal" - the state of relations during the decades-long standoff over ...

Survey: Law firm leaders recognize new reality
Philadelphia Business Journal
The new normal really is permanent and not just some temporary residue form the recession. That's what law firm managers told consulting firm Altman Weil in its fifth annual “Law firms in Transition” survey. But are they making the necessary changes to ...

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

The New Normal Ain't Normal

The New Normal Ain't Normal - Outside The Beltway
By James Joyner
A generation of kids with massive student loans and no prospects is bad news for the status quo.
Outside the Beltway

FIELDS: Paying for the new psychiatry
Washington Times
Sometimes politics redefine abnormal into the new normal. Mental health is back at the top of public attention in the wake of shootings and uncertainty over health care, and who pays for it. For years, the Behaviorists and the Freudians duked it out ...

Low voter turnout is 'the new normal,' observers say
MetroNews Canada
The turnout mirrored that of recent elections in Ontario and Alberta, suggesting whatever is keeping B.C. voters from the polls is not unique to the province. “It's becoming the new normal,” said Alison Loat, co-founder of Samara Canada. “The non-voter ...

HFT and dark pools are the 'new normal' in Australia
High-frequency trading (HFT) is the new normal, and investors in Australia had better get used to it. That was the gist of the speech to the Australian Shareholders Association by ASIC chairman Greg Medcraft, where he made favorable comments about both ...

Ratings Sink “The New Normal” “Cleveland Show” Not One Million Moms
Lez Get Real
new-normalx400_0_0 One Million Moms loves to claim victory for anything that they don't actually manage to do . In their latest fundraising letter, OMM claims to have gotten “The New Normal”, “Don't Trust the B—- In Apt 23″, “The Cleveland Show ...

Under Surveillance: The New Normal?
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, much has been said about the role “surveillance” played in capturing those responsible for the horrific act. A recent New York Times/CBS News poll found that 78 percent of ...

Huge crops a 'new normal' for Washington apples
The Packer
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (234-258-223) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 36s and 40s lower, others generally unchanged. Cartons two-layer hass 32s mostly $25.25-26.25, 36s mostly ...

First Person: The New Normal in Home Refinancing
Yahoo! Finance
Until a few years ago, all it took to refinance a home was good credit and a current property tax assessment. Thanks to tougher banking standards and new Fannie Mae requirements, what once was a simple process has turned into a 7-week headache for my ...

Flurry of theater stars hit TV screen in wake of 'Smash,' with mixed results
Andrew Rannells, Gad's former Broadway co-star in "The Book of Mormon," didn't have any better luck in the NBC show "The New Normal," which was yanked off the air....

The American Spectator : The Spectacle Blog : The New Normal
By F.H. Buckley
The New Normal. By F.H. Buckley on 5.15.13 @ 7:00PM. I don't incline to conspiracy theories. They let people off too easily. Conspiracy theories assume that, behind every malign event, is an evil directing mind. He only bears the guilt, ...
The Spectacle Blog

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Richard Nicoll Introduces A New "Normal"

Richard Nicoll Introduces A New "Normal"
RICHARD NICOLL is eschewing the idea of bold fashion statements for a different form of chic - a look he describes as "the special normal". His understated, versatile aesthetic is encapsulated in his new capsule collection for, which ...

Texas blast exposes the new normal
Tahoe Daily Tribune
If I told you that government officials possessed ironclad proof that an imminent threat to this nation had the capacity to create a 9/11's worth of injuries and deaths every year at an annual economic cost of a quarter trillion dollars, ask yourself ...

One Million Moms Take Credit For 'The New Normal' Cancellation
Instinct Magazine (blog)
The New Normal got the axe by NBC after the show's first and only season! Another program we have worked to end, Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23, has also been canceled and will no longer air on ABC. A number of other shows we have taken action on are ...

How Tax Exemption Became an American Right
Slate Magazine (blog)
My new story on this Time of Scandal delves into the history of politics and tax-exempt groups. Until very recently—by which I mean "until last week"—both parties seethed at the outrage of obviously political groups getting tax exemption and then ...

2013 Network Cancellations: Gay Characters Being Targeted?
We're still processing the fact that so many of our favorite network shows got the axe this month (don't leave us, The New Normal!). But some analysts are wondering if there is a troubling correlation between many of the series that were recently canceled.

Progress Gets Canceled
Patriot Post
The most prominent victim was "The New Normal," Ryan Murphy's NBC sitcom credited by many leftists with paving the way for America's growing support for the gay agenda -- and helping with Obama's reelection. Sharon Waxman at put it this ...

David Sirota: Texas Blast Exposes the New Normal - Truthdig
If I told you that government officials possessed ironclad proof that an imminent threat to this nation had the capacity to create a 9/11's worth of injuries and deaths every year at an annual economic cost of a quarter trillion dollars, ask yourself: ...
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Living with the new normal

Living with the new normal
Lancaster Newspapers
In May 1990, we spent almost a month in England on a working vacation. We had planned to spend five days in London at each end of the trip, but after enjoying Hyde Park, a double-decker bus tour and the London Zoo, we were shocked by the news of an ...

What we're seeing is 'the new normal'
Marietta Daily Journal
... with a downer: The Brookings Institution says that, adjusted for population growth, it will take nine more years to return to the pre-recession level of employment. In other words, what we're seeing now is, for better and for worse, the economy's ...

The New Normal's Justin Bartha Is Engaged To Lia Smith
With summer approaching, celebrity engagements just keep coming, with Justin Bartha reportedly being the latest A-lister to get down on one knee. The Hangover actor is engaged to LA fitness instructor Lia Smith, according to a report by Us Weekly ...

Treatment is key to the new normalcy
Zanesville Times Recorder
There is a new normal for these victims. With early detection, preventative treatments, debriefing, variants of cognitive behavior therapy and medication, the answer to the question about being normal can certainly be a cautious yes, with the right ...

'The New Normal' Star Justin Bartha Talks About The Show's ...
NBC's "The New Normal" was canceled on Friday. The comedy, starring Andrew Rannells, Justin Bartha, Ellen Barkin and NeNe Leakes, got the axe from the ...

Google Glass. Creepy privacy invasion or the new normal? « Hot Air
You've seen Google Glass on the news, right? (Or “the Google glasses” as I keep calling them.) You're to be forgiven if you haven't seen them in person, since ...

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

New Normal For Fast Food: Price Cuts and Stagnant Sales

The New Normal For Fast Food: Price Cuts and Stagnant Sales
Wall Street Journal
Burger sales are falling at McDonald's, which on Wednesday reported its fourth monthly global same-store sales decline since October, when sales at restaurants open at least 13 months fell for the first time in nine years. While not unexpected, the ...

Innovations in 5: 'Wait, what now?!' is the new normal, and the long wait for ...
Washington Post (blog)
“Volatility and stress are as bad for business as they are for the brain. Business owners often pull back when faced with challenges like political instability, market inconsistency, and fluctuating consumer confidence. That means that they simply ...

UK Looking Good in 'New Normal': Ex-BoE Official -
"We are now in a new normal of growth where you know that's not too bad, that's OK. We've seen business surveys and other indicators showing that the economy is growing quite slowly." (Read More: 'Herd Behavior' Makes BoE Action a Closer Call) ...

Gastric Band: Adjusting to a New Normal
Huffington Post
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's announcement that he underwent gastric banding in February has sparked discussion about bariatric surgery and will undoubtedly lead many people to investigate this option. It is critical that potential patients ...

New session of Livestrong at the Y will be offered in June
The Oshkosh Northwestern
... the increasing number of cancer survivors who find themselves in the transitional period between completing their cancer treatment and the shift to feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to attempt to return to their normal life or their ...

If This Is The New Normal, This Company Is In Trouble
The motley Fool (blog)
If This Is The New Normal, This Company Is In Trouble. By Chad Henage -- entries represent the personal opinion of the blogger ...

Report Finds Enormous Cost of HF Delays in New York
Unfortunately for these struggling landowners poverty seems to be the “new normal” as the Governor has shown little desire to approve the process which bi-partisan leaders across the [...] Read the full article here: Report Finds Enormous Cost of HF ...

Christchurch hotels continue 'new normal' trade (press release)
Christchurch hotels continued to trade steadily throughout 2012 in what has become the 'new normal' trading environment of high occupancy levels and solid rates driven by reduced room capacity. New figures presented at the Tourism Industry Association ...

Executive order makes open data the new normal
Executive order makes open data the new normal. By Adam Mazmanian; May 09, 2013. open eye and data. Under an executive order, civilian agencies must produce data in open, machine-readable form to promote public access and commercial use.

Blue Angels aviators' tours extended
Pensacola News Journal
But the federal budget cuts known as sequestration have brought about a new normal for the Blues, who would usually be recruiting two new pilots this summer to fly in the 2014 season. “We haven't been shut down since the Korean War in the 1950s.

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Drug-Sniffing Dogs and the New Normal

Are Drug-Sniffing Dogs the New Normal?
Boston magazine's Boston Daily (blog)
... Secretary of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), said in an interview that the video and a March 6 memo, which Commissioner Luis Spencer sent to the 11,500 prisoners, are attempts to prepare Massachusetts for the new normal.

In nursing, specializing is 'the new normal'
Globe and Mail
The role of nurses is evolving across Canada as the industry attempts to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex health care system. Many colleges, educational institutes and nursing organizations are rolling out specialized training programs to ...

Globe and Mail

'New Normal's' Justin Bartha to Be Honored at 2013 West Coast Liberty Awards ...
Hollywood Reporter
The New Normal star Justin Bartha is being honored at the 2013 West Coast Liberty Awards, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. our editor recommends. Lance Bass to Host 2013 West Coast Liberty Awards (Exclusive). The Magic Johnson...

Hollywood Reporter

Congressional malfeasance: The new normal
Washington Times
Then there's the classic sleight of hand called future “budget cuts”. Never mind that the federal budget is automatically re-baselined each year with built in increases. Any claimed future “cut” is really only a small decrease in what has become a “new ...

Washington Times

Property Matters: Private renting - the new normal?
Insider Media
Martin Ellerby, associate director of PlaceFirst, discusses the importance of quality in the private rented sector. With as many families now renting in the private sector as the social housing sector, the role of private is - quite rightly - coming ...

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

NBC cancels The New Normal

NBC axes 'Go On,' 'New Normal,' and 'Smash'; renews 'Community'
Yesterday, the Peacock network went on a cancellation spree which as of last night now includes rookie comedies “Go On” and “The New Normal.” However, the network did decide to spare longtime bubble show “Community,” which was part of complicated ...

'Smash' and 'The New Normal' Cancelled, NeNe Leakes Reacts
'Smash' and 'The New Normal' Cancelled, NeNe Leakes Reacts. Two Black actresses are now out of a job as top TV networks have begun to announce show cancellations. Both Jennifer Hudson and NeNe Leakes' NBC shows have been dropped from the ...


Housewife NeNe Leakes Loses One Job! RHOA Star's Show, The New Normal ...
Radar Online
The reality TV veteran, 45, got her big acting break when she was cast in both The New Normal and Glee by a big fan, producer Ryan Murphy. And NeNe gave Ryan and his fellow New Normalproducer, Ali Adler, a shout out in her next tweet, writing, “I love ...

The New Normal Gets Cancelled, Buy Sean Hayes' New LGBT-Themed Sitcom ...
Big Gay Picture Show (blog)
the-new-normal-pic2 It's pretty bad news for gay characters on US TV, as the network axe is falling as they prepare to announce the shows for next season, and LGBT characters aren't doing well. As THR reports, Ryan Murphy's The New Normal, about a gay ...

Big Gay Picture Show (blog)

NBC Cancels 'The New Normal' And 'Smash' From Lineup
Ryan Murphy's The New Normal and musical drama Smash are the latest victims of TV cuts. Network bosses are currently choosing which series to continue and which to axe, and the Glee creator's gay family comedy is one of the unlucky ones. The NBC ...

NBC Cancels Gay-Themed 'The New Normal'
On Top Magazine
NBC on Friday announced that The New Normal would not return for a second season. The New Normal featured a gay couple (played by Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha) trying to start a family and the surrogate mother (Georgia King) who comes to their ...

On Top Magazine

NBC Cancels 'Smashed' and 'New Normal, Is 'Community' Safe? Katharine ...
Beauty World News
After two seasons NBC decided to cancel their Friday night Broadway drama "Smash." The network has also confirmed that the series "The New Normal" which was co-created by "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy will not be returning either according to the Los...

Beauty World News

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Buffett Ignores Gross's New Normal, Pities Bond Investors

Buffett Ignores Gross's New Normal, Pities Bond Investors
Gross's firm, Pacific Investment Management Co., coined the term “new normal” in 2009 to describe an era of lower returns, heightened regulation and shrinking U.S. clout in the world economy following the 2008 financial crisis. The view contrasts with ...

Buffett Ignores Grosses New Normal, Pities Bond Investors
Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A), said he ignores macroeconomic forecasts such as Bill Gross's “new normal” when investing and sympathizes with people who stuck with bonds amid low interest rates. “It doesn't make any ...

SETH KLARMAN: 'Investing, When It Looks The Easiest, Is At Its Hardest'
Business Insider Australia
If you thought that Baupost's Seth Klarman would be the next to join twitter (the New Normal Yahoo Finance), #timestamp his minute-holding trades, ignore the money-losing ones, trumpet his winners, always make money, scream at all those who don't agree ...

Business Insider Australia

Work habits to impress your boss
Perth Now
Businesses adjust to a 'new normal' · What advice would you give a new 32yr old millionaire? How to leave work on time every day. IN A related feature we took a look at the kinds of habits bosses hate. The habits listed there ...

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

The new new normal in food safety

Welcome to the new normal in food safety
Troy Media
Even so, the challenge of tracking food products and ingredients upstream and downstream touches on the core of what is required to manage risks posed by the new normal in the business of food and agriculture. The new normal presents a number of ...(read more at link above)

Situation new normal: Another year of solid but slow growth
At Pimco, we have long believed that the global economic recovery from the financial crisis of 2008 was to be subpar despite the historic amount of stimulus applied in 2009. The “new normal” recovery, as we described it then (see Pimco Secular Outlook, ...

Deloitte Monday Briefing: The New Normal For Inflation
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
United Kingdom: Deloitte Monday Briefing: The New Normal For Inflation. 19 March 2013. Article by Ian Stewart. The Monday Briefing, written by Ian Stewart, Deloitte's Chief Economist in the UK, gives a personal view on topical financial and economic ...

Is out-of-control partying the new normal with social media?
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -. The rape case in Stuebenville, Ohio where two teens were convicted for raping an allegedly drunken 16-year-old girl has gained national attention and is raising concerns locally. Dr. Ronald King, therapist from the Pastoral ...

High street distress is the 'new normal'
Fresh Business Thinking
Following a prolonged period of distress on the high street and a spate of high profile insolvencies, lacking a relevant proposition to attract today's consumer and onerous store portfolios have been pin-pointed as some of the key drivers that may lead ...

No evidence of abuse as ASIC rules dark trading 'new normal'
The Australian
Source: The Australian. AUSTRALIAN Securities & Investments Commission chairman Greg Medcraft has declared dark and high-frequency trading "the new normal" of financial markets after two inquiries found no evidence of systemic abuse of the practices.

American Catholic bishops and the new normal
As Catholics around the world rejoice at the election of a new pope, Americans worry about the leadership in our country by our bishops. We read canon law and wonder why it isn't always being upheld. We question those in politics who claim to be ...

New, tougher normal here to stay for charities
Civil Society Media
A feeling of de ja vu accompanied today's release of the Managing in the 'new normal' report, which monitors charity attitudes and reported behaviours over the year, with many of the findings from the 2012 report repeating themselves. Part of what was ...

The PJ Tatler » Welcome to the 'New Normal' Economy
To get excited about these jobs numbers really is to embrace the slow-growth New Normal reality. The economy continues to grow too slowly to really crank up ...

Part-Time Work Becomes the New Normal
Part-Time Work Becomes the New Normal. March 13, 2013. Economists were surprised by the massive "beat" in Friday's reported job numbers. The unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percentage points to 7.7% and the economy allegedly added 236,000 jobs.

Reinventing self is a new normal in this economy
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Jarrett Helms holds up a baby outfit inside a bedroom inside his home on Friday, March 8, 2012. He recently left his job as a high powered consultant to found Cradle &Thread, a philanthropic baby clothing line. For every $100 of merchandise sold, the ...

Disruptive technologies: the new normal?
Business Review Europe
For anyone who doubts the power and prevalence of 'disruptive technologies'—defined by a Harvard Business School professor as a new technology that unexpectedly displaces an established technology—just look at the speed of adoption of new ...

Business Review Europe

Xbox 720 Release Date News; $70 Games The New Normal Says Analyst ...
Xbox 720 Release Date News; $70 Games The New Normal Says Analyst [REPORT]. By Mo Mozuch on March 12, 2013 4:25 PM EDT 0. Xbox 360 Logo. Will Xbox 720 games cost $70? (Photo: The Xbox 720 release date news and rumors have ...

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 ...

'The New Normal' abnormally preachy
London Free Press
The New Normal got an indirect comical name-check in the series finale of 30 Rock earlier this year. New network president Kenneth (Jack McBrayer) showed Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) a list of his "TV no-no words." In precisely the following order, the list ...

UK companies adjusting to 'new normal' despite economic gloom
Fresh Business Thinking
UK companies adjusting to 'new normal' despite economic gloom. 11/03/2013. By Daniel Hunter UK businesses are more confident now than three months ago about their prospects for 2013, according to a major survey of marketing professionals.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New Normal State Budgets

WATCHBLOG: The new normal – or – two charts that demonstrate how screwed Pennsylvania is | PA Independent: " . . . Think the $1.5 billion the state is spending on pensions this year is causing budget problems? The total will crank up to around $6 billion in fiscal year 2034-35. And the annual contribution will increase every single year for the next two decades, at least. The pension crisis is not a passing trend, folks, this is the new normal of state government budgeting. The costs could be even higher and it could take even longer to pay off the debt if lawmakers continue to avoid putting in the full annual contribution that the actuaries running the funds say is necessary, or if the funds fail to generate their expected 7.5 percent annual returns. . . ."

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Gay New Normal

Comment: The New Normal? What is the cost of the new gay idealism? - "When it comes to the squeaky cleanness of the new pinkwashed dream, I can’t help but thinking of Dolly Parton’s response when asked if she believed in equal marriage: “Sure, why can’t they get married? They should suffer like the rest of us do”. Gay experience is full of the same emotional turmoil, joy, neurosis, happiness and despair as the lives of straight people – and we risk ignoring this rich seam of gay stories by creating a new normal: a conventional model to which, we should bear in mind, many gays have no interest in conforming. Now that in democratic, free societies, gay life is finally being lived by choice rather than fate, it’s crucial that gay culture reflects the reality of these lives in all their complexity – however troubled, dark, non-conformist or ‘un-normal’ they may be." (read more at link above)

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