Facebook

Who ever dreamed that Facebook would come to this? Congress will make it easier for law enforcers to tap into Facebook, Google, Twitter, Skype and other encrypted Web communications services.

Kiplinger Article

Private firms plan to boost hiring of new college grads by 13.5% this year, with an increase in nearly every field…accounting, engineering, sales, etc.  The newcomers will also nab higher starting salaries for the first time since 2008.  The average for a 2011 grad with a bachelor’s degree: $50,034.  One cloud: Government offices will hire 10% fewer grads than last year.

Ending Saturday Delivery

U.S. Postal service trucks

The U.S. Postal service is poised to end Saturday mail delivery perhaps as early as October, the start of the government’s fiscal 2012, despite objections from some of the members of Congress.

What about those 1099 regs for 2011?

A new business reporting headache is headed for a swift demise in Congress. Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), the top Senate tax writer, has introduced a bill to repeal an expansion of the 1099 reporting rules to payments of more than $600 made to corporations.

The Missing Element In This Recovery:

The missing element in this recovery, says the Kiplinger Letter, is CONFIDENCE. Lacking a clear picture of what’s ahead, business managers are reluctant to commit to new hires, more space and inventory.

Is your business an insider or an outsider?

Globes

After a lull in the action, business and innovation are on the rise! After corporations put new outsourcing projects on hold last year as the economy imploded, outsourcing specialists feared for the worst.

It’s a Bird, it’s a plane, NO – It’s DART ART!

DART Art

Dart stands for Dallas Area Rapid Transit and the photo of the ‘reclining man’ is one of three sculptures located near the Dallas Arts District. Area newspapers have had aq field day with the argument between the artistic vision strategically placing Dallas as a cultural center and the money spent that could have gone to better transit ticketing and efficie4ncies.