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Aug 19, 2014

Southampton, Tuckahoe merger meets mixed reaction at meeting

Southampton and Tuckahoe parents had mixed reactions Tuesday to a renewed push to merge their two school districts. Southampton Superintendent Scott Farina, at a school board meeting Tuesday, presented the highlights of what he called a new "line-by-... #Andrew Cuomo #Eastport, NY #Southampton, NY #Long Island, NY #Westhampton Beach, NY

Aug 16, 2014

Southampton, Tuckahoe school districts to again seek merger after failed attempt

The Southampton and Tuckahoe school districts will once again attempt to merge after voters wary of tax hikes rejected the idea last year, the Southampton superintendent said Friday. The districts are aided by state legislation signed Aug. 5 by Gov. ... #Andrew Cuomo #Southampton, NY #Port Jefferson, NY #Sag Harbor, NY #Kenneth LaValle #Fred Thiele

Aug 14, 2014

NIFA cancels meeting, delaying lifting of wage freeze for correction officers

Nassau correction officers and more than 500 county appointees remain under a 3-year wage freeze after the county's financial control board abruptly canceled a meeting Thursday where the freeze was expected to be lifted. The Nassau Interim Finance Au... #Civil Service #Jon Kaiman #Bay Park, NY

Aug 05, 2014

S&P says wealth gap slowing U.S. economic growth

Economists have long argued that a rising wealth gap has complicated the U.S. rebound from the Great Recession. Now, an analysis by the rating agency Standard & Poor's lends its weight to the argument: The widening gap between the wealthiest Amer... #Congressional Budget Office #International Monetary Fund

Aug 13, 2014

Will You Be Able to Retire?

Aside from the question of whether your spouse is ready for you to be around all day, making the decision to retire requires an enormous amount of financial preparation. How do you know if you're ready? First: Know your expenses Knowing what you spen... #Congressional Budget Office #International Monetary Fund

Aug 11, 2014

Turnaround Management: The Who, What, How, and Why -- It's All About Leadership!

Lessons from the DHL / Airborne Express Merger Failure. "Turnaround management" gets thrown around a lot and like most B-school buzzwords it has lost some of its meanings. What does it take to turnaround an organization? In my experience in multiple ... #Congressional Budget Office #International Monetary Fund

Aug 14, 2014

All Bulgarian Ministries to Undergo Audits by August 25

All ministries will be subject to audits in the period August 15-25 as part of a set of priority economic measures of Bulgaria's caretaker government. According to a media statement of the Finance Ministry, the summary report containing the results o... #Congressional Budget Office #International Monetary Fund

Aug 06, 2014

Wealth gap seen slowing growth

WASHINGTON -- Some economists argue that a rising wealth gap is complicating the U.S. rebound from the recession. A new analysis by the rating agency Standard & Poor's lends its weight to the argument: The widening gap between the wealthiest Amer... #Congressional Budget Office #International Monetary Fund

Aug 07, 2014

Bulgaria's New Cabinet Pledges to Win Back Citizens’ Trust

Bulgaria’s interim cabinet said on Thursday winning back the people’s trust in state institutions should be the first step in leading the country out of the current crisis. Upholding the rule of law and cooperation with the civil society will be key ... #European Union #Europe #European Commission #Bulgaria

Aug 05, 2014

The Punt: Deal or no deal for Mincon?

Irish Stock Exchange newcomer Mincon will hold its first annual general meeting since becoming a publicly-listed company on August 22. It will provide an opportunity for shareholders to question chief executive Kevin Barry about progress since the co... #Irish Stock Exchange #Kevin Barry #Davy Stockbrokers #Michael Noonan (politician)