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Crude Oil and Gasoline Prices Perform a Strange Dance for Spring 2017

Spring begins on Monday, March 20, 2017. Expect to be greeted by warmer weather across most of the U.S. Also expect to be greeted by a strange dance between crude oil and gasoline prices, because things are a bit wacky in this commodity market. Today’s average price for regular gasoline across the U.S. is $2.297 … Continue reading

A Question, A Problem, and a Recipe for Pi Day 2017

Pi Day is Tuesday, March 14, 2017 or 03.14.2017. Whether you are a serious math geek, a dabbler in numbers, or just a wanna-be, you’ll love Pi Day. Here in the U.S., we’ve been observing Pi Day for almost 30 years. The first Pi Day event occurred in 1988 and was hosted at the Exploratorium … Continue reading

Unconscious Bias: #NotTheNanny

What does a nanny look like? In the last two days, social media has been buzzing with a video of an interview between Professor Robert Kelly and a reporter from the BBC. It appears that Kelly is Skyping from his home office. He is providing comments on the scandal involving South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye and … Continue reading

The Brawny Man Makes Room For Women: #StrengthHasNoGender

We are starting the second week of Women’s History Month. International Women’s Day (IWD) will be observed around the world on tomorrow,  Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Participation in IWD has been growing annually with thousands of events – global gatherings, conferences, awards, exhibitions, festivals, fun runs, corporate events, concert performances, speaking events, online digital gatherings, … Continue reading

A Message From Small Business Owners: Before You Offer To Help Us, Ask Yourself These Five Questions

A recent post by Ruth Carter of Carter Law Firm, Time is Scarcest Commodity of Entrepreneurship, resonated with me so much that I was compelled to read it again. Here’s the introduction: Being an entrepreneur is one the most challenging and rewarding things I’ve done in my life. I have almost total autonomy over the … Continue reading

#OscarMishaps and Making Things Right

If it is not obvious to you by now, some folks will be talking about the finale of the 2017 Academy Awards Program for a very long time. I watched the Oscars last night and stayed engaged 3+ hours up to the last award given for Best Picture. I watched as the director of La … Continue reading

Where Are Gas Prices After 30-days With A New POTUS?

We just passed the 30-day mark with our new president of the United States (POTUS), Donald J. Trump. Those in the media as well as others are asking how is our new president doing? Here’s a question that was posed to me: Has there been a shift in gas prices under the new Trump administration? … Continue reading

The “Seer of Seers” Says Six More Weeks of Winter

Today is my niece’s and nephew’s birthdays. I was also reminded earlier this morning by Al Roker, the Today Show’s meteorologist, that February 2nd is Groundhog Day. Roker informed Today Show viewers that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning. As this historical tradition goes, we are in for six more weeks of winter! It … Continue reading

Samsung Reports on Investigation of Galaxy Note7 Overheating Incidents

  Activities of the past two weeks, including the inauguration of America’s 45th president, put the squeeze on some newsworthy information that may not have received proper coverage. One of these announcements came from Samsung about the cause of the Galaxy Note 7 battery overheating incidents that caused a few of the smart phones to catch … Continue reading

Zika Virus Updates: Researchers Report New Better, Faster Test

Since my last post on the Zika virus, Holiday Travel Warnings and A Conundrum in Columbia, researchers and scientists around the world continue to work aggressively to develop a vaccine for treatment as well as studying other impacts of the disease on humans, the unborn, and mosquito populations. This week, scientist reported a better way to … Continue reading