Hudson Valley News
8:51 am
Wed June 5, 2013

NY Congressman Surveys District Businesses

A New York Congressman has launched a survey to assess the needs of businesses in his district.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu May 23, 2013

“An Evening with Barbara Corcoran” in Poughkeepsie, NY

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    The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Leadership Alliance and KeyBank are proud to present “An Evening With Barbara Corcoran” on Monday, June 10 at 5:30 p.m. inside the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie.

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New England News
6:03 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Business Community Worried About Rising Healthcare Costs in Massachusetts

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In an article recently published by the Wall Street Journal, Massachusetts is the state with  the highest per-capita expenditure on healthcare, with the average individual paying more than $9,200 a year on health care costs. Expenses taken into account include emergency care, physician visits, nursing home care, prescription drugs, dental care, and other categories.

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10:35 am
Wed March 13, 2013

"Trading Bases: A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball" by Joe Peta

    After the fall of Lehman Brothers, Joe Peta needed a new employer. He found a new job in New York City but lost that, too, when an ambulance mowed him down as he crossed the street on foot.

In search of a way to cheer himself up while he recuperated in a wheelchair, Peta started watching baseball again, as he had growing up. That's when inspiration hit: Why not apply his outstanding risk-analysis skills to improve on sabermetrics, the method made famous by Moneyball--and beat the only market in town, the Vegas betting line? Why not treat MLB like the S&P 500?

In his book, Trading Bases: A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball (Not Necessarily in That Order), Peta shows how to subtract luck from a team's statistics to best predict how it will perform in the next game and over the whole season. His baseball "hedge fund" returned an astounding 41 percent in 2011-- with daily volatility similar to funds he used to trade for.

New York News
4:41 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Business Leaders Convene in Albany to Support Fair Elections

Leading members of New York's business community gathered today at the Albany Institute of History and Art to call for state lawmakers to pass publicly-financed fair elections this legislative session.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Tue January 29, 2013

"After The Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead" by Alan Blinder

    Alan Blinder is an esteemed Princeton professor, Wall Street Journal columnist, and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. He has written a major new book on this nation’s most recent financial crisis.

After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead is a comprehensive and coherent narrative of how the worst economic crisis in postwar American history happened, what the government did to fight it, and what we can do from here—mired as we still are in its wreckage.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Rich Honen

Our tech attorney, Rich Honen pays us a visit with some thoughts on the so-called Fiscal Cliff, the players, their views and what is means for us all.

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New England News
4:00 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Dalton Company Expands with Purchase of Southern Maine Rival

A large employer in Berkshire County has recently announced they are expanding and planning to bring more jobs to the area, with an agreement to purchase a stationery company based in Southern Maine. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

Crane & Co., a manufacturer of stationery, announced Thursday that they had reached a deal with Hallmark Cards, Inc. to acquire subsidiary William Arthur, based in Kennebunk, ME. Crane which operates a manufacturing facility in North Adams, said that with the acquisition they are likely to add 100 jobs to the small city.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Massachusetts Legislative Session Seen As Business Friendly

   The Massachusetts Legislature during the course of its just concluded two year session passed some key measures affecting businesses. On the whole the session was seen as beneficial to the state’s business climate.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Rich Honen - JP Morgan and Facebook

Rich Honen of Phillips Lytle LLP joins us to talk about JP Morgan Chase and Facebooks recent trading blunders.