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Just another word for nothin’ left to lose

Mike Bloomberg grew up in Boston, but he pretends to be a New Yorker. The mayor of New York lives in a ritzy townhouse on the upper east side of Manhattan, but he pretends to be a man of the people and rides the subway down to City Hall every day. Bloomberg pretended to put his financial information empire into a blind trust when he became mayor, but then he put a deputy mayor in charge of it so he could ke ...

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It’s Kentucky Calling

Thoroughbred Research Group, the City of Paducah, McCracken County, and the Greater Paducah Economic Development Council today announced the location of a Thoroughbred Research Group call center operation in the city of Paducah, KY. The company is leasing 6,000 square feet in the Village Business Center. The company expects to be fully operational on April 1st. Thoroughbred Research Group (formerly known as ...

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The man who saw the future

Ten years ago, before the collapse of the tech bubble and the inflation of the housing bubble, nearly everyone in Washington was convinced that Wall Street could do no wrong. The movers and shakers believed that if the government would just get out of the way of the men with the Midas touch, America's domination of the global economy would continue uninterrupted well into the new century. So said Sen. Phil ...

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New Jersey, New Jobs, New Vista

The Capital Real Estate Group and architects RMJM today unveiled the design for Vista Center, a new LEED-Platinum office tower in Trenton, NJ, which will be the city’s largest commercial development in decades. At a time of economic crisis, this major investment will bring new jobs, revenue and an iconic tower to New Jersey’s capital city. Trenton’s Planning Board unanimously approved the preliminary site p ...

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Sitting in clover

Ever since Patrick chased the snakes out of Ireland and became St. Patrick, March 17 has been a good day to look for miracles. Well, here's a small one: United Airlines is charging $236 for a round-trip, first class ticket between Boston and Miami. The current economic calamity has clobbered the airline industry, and nowhere is this more apparent than in those plush sections up front behind the curtains -- ...

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