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December 27, 2012
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  • Debt ceiling is days away, Geithner says
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said in a letter to Congress that the U.S. government's borrowing will reach the $16.4 trillion debt limit Monday, but that the Treasury plans to resort to "extraordinary measures" to allow it to legally keep borrowing. That will buy the government two months before it is unable to meet its financial obligations, Geithner said. The Washington Post (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
Rather than focus on what you can afford to pull out of the business to cover your living expenses, you need to focus on how much you need to earn at your business in order to afford the lifestyle you want to have. This is where the Personal Earnings Goal, or PEG, comes into play. Learn how to calculate your PEG and find out how much you really need to make.

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  • Corporate bond returns set to drop in 2013
    Corporate bonds are unlikely to yield the impressive 9.6% returns from the U.S. and 13.3% returns from Europe that they saw in 2012, Wall Street Journal analyst Richard Barley writes, so investors might want to look to Spanish and Italian corporate bonds for high yields in the coming year. He also recommends examining subordinated European bank and insurance debt. The Wall Street Journal (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
Click here to access the report.

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  • Multifamily rents are on the rise
    Multifamily rents are rising, according to Reis. It reports that the effective monthly rent averaged $1,044 in October, a 3.7% increase from a year ago. One reason is lack of supply in the affordable sector. The Wall Street Journal (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

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  • Policymakers prep final push to avert "fiscal cliff"
    With President Barack Obama and members of the Senate headed back to Washington, D.C., political leaders are preparing to make a final attempt at averting the "fiscal cliff" that economists say could send the U.S. back into recession. In a sign that there may be a way to break the standoff, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, urged the Senate, where Democrats hold the majority, to offer a proposal that could restart movement toward a budget compromise. Reuters (12/26), Politico (Washington, D.C.) (12/26), Bloomberg (12/26), The Hill/On The Money blog (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind."
--William Butler Yeats,
Irish poet and playwright


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