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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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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
February 05, 2013 Posted by

The FOMC had an uneventful meeting last week.  Uneventful, that is, if you consider ongoing balance sheet expansion as "nothing new."

Though it may be nothing new, the Fed's stubborn attitude toward the economy is ramping up the exit risk they will face once the economy catches hold.

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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
February 01, 2013 Posted by
Agreement on the Hill, GDP head fake, Fed sidelined, and steady jobs.
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
January 30, 2013 Posted by

How could GDP growth be -0.1 percent when the Bloomberg median estimate was 1.1 percent with a low of positive 0.3 percent?  Further, how could growth stumble so much and markets remain so unconcerned?

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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
January 25, 2013 Posted by
Obama round two, UK exit?, DFA drag, and debt ceiling push.
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