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Tom Bergeron

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No one knows their business like the people who live it every day. Here is a collection of insights from across all the industries we cover.

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Mergers and competition: How merger transactions impact consumers

With some calling 2015 “the Year of the Merger,” we saw a whopping $4.7 trillion in mergers last year, the largest volume in history. Shell and BG Group, Time Warner and Charter Communications, Dell and EMC, Heinz and Kraft, all began...

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Women's Equality Day: Much to celebrate, much to fight for

This week we celebrate Women's Equality Day, established to commemorate women earning the right to vote. While we rightly celebrate the anniversary of this milestone in the fight for equality, it is also an appropriate time to reflect on areas where...

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Urban Enterprise Zones need to continue

Since its inception, the Urban Enterprise Zone program in Plainfield has been instrumental in contributing to the revitalization and redevelopment of the city. The benefits that have accrued to the city are too many to mention. If Plainfield and...

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Jet.com's 'mafia': The good news for New Jersey's technology ecosystem

Many in the New Jersey tech community greeted the recent sale of Hoboken's Jet.com to Walmart with mixed feelings. Sure, we were thrilled to hear that Jet.com had successfully executed a highly profitable exit. Walmart paid $3.3 billion, even more...

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Retailers looking for another handout from New Jersey customers

When is $36 billion not enough? Ask a big box retailer and they will say never. Back in 2010, retail groups took advantage of the financial crisis and lobbied the federal government for a special interest bill.

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Why distribution is right for New Jersey

The recent announcement that Amazon will locate two new fulfillment centers here in New Jersey comes as little surprise to anyone developing or financing commercial real estate in the Garden State. The development of distribution and logistics...

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What's in a name? More than one may think, especially for transgender individuals

What's in a name? For many, this question is no more than a philosophical exercise. However, for transgender individuals, their name is a very real and concrete form of self-expression.

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Now is the time to rethink how we build a modern life sciences infrastructure for the next generation

PlanSmart NJ recently announced its findings on underutilized office and retail centers in its Guide to the Future.

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Companies use crowdfunding-for-performance for philanthropy

A Q&A with Christina Giunta-Quarino, director of community relations for New York Red Bulls and Erit Yellen, senior advisor, FanAngel, on how companies use crowdfunding-for-performance for philanthropy.

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Industry Insights: N.J. hospitals bear brunt of state's financial crisis

New Jersey’s budget shortfall requires doing more with less. That’s understandable. But it’s unfair that New Jersey’s hospitals, particularly those tending to the state’s most vulnerable and needy populations, seem to...

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