From the monthly archives:

September 2011

Recessionary pressures are in full force again, and another wave of layoffs does not bode well for the commercial real estate market. Vacancies in office buildings and warehouses rise as businesses close their doors, and property management companies have a lot on their plate as they simply try to maintain non-producing properties. A recent example [...]

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Systemic Risk Management

by Jared Wade on September 29, 2011 · 0 comments

On the three-year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy — and with it, the beginning of the financial crisis that threatened a run on at least a dozen major global banks — a rogue trader was discovered to have defrauded his employer, the Swiss bank UBS, of nearly $2 billion. What’s $2 billion between former [...]

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Everyone knows that the U.S. health care system is inefficient. This hurts both the nation and the employers that offer coverage to their workers. But a new study by researchers at Cornell University and the University of Toronto claims that the average U.S. physician pays $61,000 more in administrative costs per year than their Canadian [...]

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Back in May we ran the very cleverly named article “Next Stop: Better Bus Safety.” (Nice work, Emily.) It addressed the concern that many of the new, discount bus companies sending dozens of buses up and down the Eastern Corridor every day were experiencing fatal accidents. Around that time, lawmakers started to take notice. Two accidents, [...]

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