Thursday, June 16, 2011

16 June 2011

Dateline: 16 June 2011

AxSA Factoid of the Week
The United States is not alone in its need to confront major infrastructure troubles. In fact, to our north, the Canada Federation of Municipalities estimates that the cost of overhauling their own aging infrastructure is over $123 billion, with 60% of that representing work to everything from water and sewer systems to highways and ports. More significantly, thanks to growth in many of the country's cities, new transit and sewer needs are estimated to cost an additional $115 billion.

News & Commentary
Parts of Downtown Vancouver Destroyed
Globe & Mail
Following the loss of a hockey game, Canadians showed their ugly side and sacked their own city, one often hailed for its livability. View Here

Firms Squeezed on Tax Bills
With the increased use of liens and punitive levies, the IRS is aggressive in its collection of unpaid taxes from small-business owners...Read More

Travelers Face a Weak Dollar Abroad
Smart Money
Planning a foreign vacation this summer? Expect the whole excursion to cost you more...Read More

Greek PM Reshuffle Plan in Doubt as Deputies Quit
International Business Times
Efforts to institute austerity measures are pitting Papandreou against members of his socialist party, as Greeks take to the streets in opposition...Read More

"Meaningful Probability" of a China Hard Landing
Economist Nouriel Roubini says speculative investment and hyper-development could be China's undoing when demand does not materialize...Read More

7 Ways to Help Entrepreneurs Help the Economy
The Altantic Monthly
We can turn our country around. We simply need to bank on, and incentive, our small businesses...Read More

Core Values of the Top Small Company Workplaces
While entrepreneurs don't think much about the culture of their organizations, there is evidence that suggests they should...Read More

Five Tough Questions Every Entrepreneur Must Ask About Growth
Harvard Business Review
If you plan to grow your business, you must take a serious look at your company, its people, its finances, and its impact...Read More

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