From the monthly archives:

September 2009

Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in American Samoa after a tsunami, triggered by a 8.3 magnitude earthquake, struck the area. News reports claim more than 100 people have been killed, including 77 people in Samoa, more than 25 in American Samoa and at least six in Tonga. The death toll is likely to […]


The flu season is expected to peak in October, just one day away. Because of this, OSHA is holding a forum on preparing your workplace for the expected outbreak of the H1N1 virus. “Workplace Preparedness: How Small Businesses Can Prepare for H1N1 Influenza” will be held tomorrow, September 30th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm […]


This college football season may see more upsets than usual — it may also see more blame placed on the flu. Earlier this month, outbreaks were reported at numerous universities — all in time for the beginning of the football season. Duke reported that two to three dozen players experienced both the traditional and H1N1 flu, […]


I was lucky enough to attend a conference on the regulation of the insurance industry, held yesterday at NYU’s Stern School of Business. What was most interesting during this meet-up of industry minds, was the discussion between Roger Ferguson and Eric Dinallo. For a quick background, Ferguson is president and CEO of TIAA-CREF and a member […]