Posts tagged “Opinion Analysis”
Analysis: There is a move in Congress to increase legislative oversight of the Fed’s operations. Some in Congress and in the country even want to abolish the Fed. But at the other end of the spectrum, many economists say it was only the quick and decisive actions of the Fed in the last year that saved the country from a financial meltdown and another ‘great’ depression.
The Angel Connection: Cary's Kevin Flannery doesn't get an offer in premier of investor vs. entrepreneur reality show. The very hyped first episode demonstrates many rights and wrongs in fundraising and starting a new business.
Analysis: This deal is a clear win for Microsoft, which receives the search volume it needs, without the risk and expense of a full acquisition of Yahoo!, all for a fraction of the proposed acquisition price.
Analysis: Big Blue uses some of its billions in cash in deals made Tuesday for data analytics firm SPSS and security software company Ounce. IBM still has lots of money left to invest. Look for more deals topping $1 billion this year.
Analysis: The recovery from the current recession will be slower but some growth will begin this quarter, says N.C. Bankers Association economist Harry Davis. However, N.C. unemployment will continue to increase.
Miss deferred compensation compliance deadline? You still may be able to fix documents, avoid triple tax if you act quickly
TechLaw: As of January 1, 2009, documents containing deferred compensation must include "magic language" to avoid the adverse tax consequences of Internal Revenue Code Section 409A. Although the IRS has not provided any relief to taxpayers who missed the deadline, you still may have a limited opportunity to comply.