July 15, 2013 by apicomely
“It’s taken a long time to explain and get out there. I think that’s what this is all about, both for the governor and the community looking at this in a very systematic way.” But his remarks, delivered privately to the Colorado Forum, which backs the drive to get the issue on the November ballot, became public only after members leaked them to the media. “It may have looked like a soft rollout, but he’s been working this issue for months trying to understand where people’s objections were, where support was, what issues as we were drafting this needed to be enhanced,” Klapper said. “This is not a new engagement for the governor.” It stands to be a crucial one, though. The petition effort needs to produce 86,105 valid signatures by the Aug.
Finance office a ‘chaotic mess’
From previous meetings, the Selectmen had tasked Andrews to determine the makeup of search committees in other towns. Andrews reported that two towns used an external firm, either completely or partially, and identified the consultants as the Collins Center of the University of Massachusetts and a private search firm. Costs ranged from $12,000 to 15,000 to $17,000 with outside resources. Andrews said a “homegrown” process is possible; the one example he found broke down mid-process and had to call in outside resources.
Finance set to surpass tech as most-profitable U.S. industry
financial sector in 2008, the technology industry consistently has been the most-profitable part of this country’s economy. In 2012, tech companies contributed almost a fifth of all profit reported by the corporations in the S&P 500 index, slightly more than the earnings of financial services companies. Yet if those same large companies report second-quarter results over the next few weeks that are in line with Wall Street expectations, finance will be well on its way to overtaking tech this year to once again become the U.S. industry that earns the most annual profit.
Egypt’s new finance minister faces daunting task
Galal received a doctorate in economics from Boston University in 1986 after graduating in business administration from Cairo University. During his 18 years as an economist at the World Bank he concentrated on the Middle East and North Africa. He later headed two Cairo-based think-tanks, the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies and the Economic Research Forum. MARKET ECONOMICS In a July 2011 ERF paper, Galal said competitive markets should be allowed to allocate resources, improve production and encourage innovation, but should be regulated to prevent anti-competitive behavior and promote a more egalitarian society.