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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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Private hands, public money

The U.S. Treasury Department, Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and Office of Thrift Supervision issued an unusual joint statement this week assuring the public that the government ''stands firmly behind the banking system during this period of financial strain.'' The nation's top financial overlords also went out of their way to declare forthrightl ...

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