To some, it seems almost as if California has lately become New Jersey West. Incidents of possible corruption and conflict of interest are exposed at least once a month these days, with almost no consequences for anyone involved.
Both Apple and Samsung are poised to introduce new smartphones in early September. It’s a yearly ritual that highlights the intense competition between the two leading phone makers, each vying to outdo the other. Most expect Apple to release an iPhone design with a larger 4.7-inch display and Samsung to release a Galaxy 5 with a more substantial enclosure.
The life science industry occupies a significant portion of real estate in San Diego and is evolving at a rapid pace. At a recent CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) San Diego educational lunch program, led by Crista Swan of Project Managers Advisors Inc., a panel of experts discussed the driving factors that are changing the industry and the innovations the real estate community is implementing in response. Four key trends emerged.
A friend of mine sent me a Web article on the subject of identifying which U.S. states most exhibit a “socialist” approach to governance. The metric used was the ratio of state gross domestic product (GDP) that government spending represented. It then listed the top 10 “socialist” states and the bottom 10 by this percentage metric, and described the state government as controlled by either Democrats or Republicans, drawing a narrative conclusion correlating “socialism” with Democrats.
Whichever way Californians vote this fall on Proposition 49, which aims to persuade Congress to pass a constitutional amendment overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision on political fundraising, they will send a dangerous message to the rest of America.
With the ashes settled from the crash and burn of the Republican campaign of 2012, it is a good time to reflect on some basic problems. Editorial pages and business magazines are full of advice. Broadcasters add their biased opinions for solutions to help the conservative wing of the party win young and ethnic voters.
Since it was invented, the Internet has become a necessity in the lives of many. With it, we engage in commerce, games, communication, learning, and we start and grow businesses. Our transactions can transverse the globe in the matter of seconds. It’s really the one invention that can change lives in the blink of an eye from the comfort of our living rooms.
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