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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
February 28, 2013 Posted by
There was plenty of reason for terminal housing bulls to snort and pound their hooves this week, however a longer-term view argues for a more docile view.
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Observation Deck
February 27, 2013 Posted by

Four years of quantitative easing and an essentially zero percent target rate have certainly had an impact on the bond markets and corporate cash management. We saw the Fed's balance sheet balloon to over $3 trillion in January, the ten-year Treasury note hit an all-time low of 1.39 percent in July of last year, and U.S. corporate bond issuance had a record year with over $1.3 trillion in new issuance. Now that we are two months into 2013, it might be worthwhile to take a look at how this year is shaping up in terms of corporate bond issuance and what that means for corporate cash investment portfolios.

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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
February 22, 2013 Posted by
Getting Bowled over, Italian decisions, and sequestration frustration!
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
February 20, 2013 Posted by
Sequester spending cuts are coming.  Will Congress focus on the ax or the chicken?
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
February 15, 2013 Posted by
Merger February, Europe recession, payroll tax woes, and the Fed’s high yield conundrum.
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Cleantech; Life Science; Startups; Technology
February 13, 2013 Posted by

Every time I meet with a group of tech company CEOs they say the same thing: hiring world-class talent is one of their biggest challenges. They struggle to find, attract and retain the engineering, scientific and technical talent they need to grow their businesses.

So when I saw the results of our annual Startup Outlook survey this year, I was not surprised. While nine in ten startup executives said they were hiring, an equal number said it is challenging - or extremely challenging - to find workers with the skills they need.

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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
February 12, 2013 Posted by

A lover's statement of "whatever it takes" can be quite believable.  But can a Central Banker make the assertion with the same credibility?

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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
February 08, 2013 Posted by
Free Wi-Fi, oil surge, Draghi swing, and S&P persecuted.
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