Richard Russell

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Name: Richard Russell
Date registered: July 31, 2012

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Richard is a Consultant at Fulcrum Inquiry, an accounting and economics consulting firm that performs economic damages analysis involving commercial litigation, financial investigations, business valuations, and forensic accounting.

Latest posts

  1. Global Unemployment is Expected to Break the All-time Record, And Then Get Worse — February 19, 2013
  2. City of Tampa to Seek Damages from BP for 2010 Oil Spill — February 10, 2013
  3. Slow Down When You Eat: Technology Invades The Dinner Table — February 8, 2013
  4. High School Graduation Rate Highest Since 1976 — January 27, 2013
  5. Incentives for Scientific Research Are Changing — January 12, 2013

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Feb 19

Global Unemployment is Expected to Break the All-time Record, And Then Get Worse

The global all-time high of unemployed workers was 199 million people in 2009. In 2012, the amount of jobless topped 197 million, with the International Labour Organization (ILO), an agency of the United Nations based in Geneva, declaring a “crisis in labour markets of both advanced economies and developing countries.” In the last year, 4 …

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Feb 10

City of Tampa to Seek Damages from BP for 2010 Oil Spill

The city of Tampa, Florida is seeking $50 million in compensation from BP for the 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Although they were not directly affected by the oil contaminate, the city is claiming that the effects on tourism negatively affected its tax revenue. The city alleges that because …

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Feb 08

Slow Down When You Eat: Technology Invades The Dinner Table

Eating too quickly has been proven to be bad for health, causing heartburn, digestive problems, and even weight gain. The old method to curb this bad habit was having a mother or a spouse remind us to slow down and “chew your food.” Now with the help of technology, no such verbal reminders are necessary. …

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Jan 27

High School Graduation Rate Highest Since 1976

A study of the 2010 school year by the Education Department shows that the nation’s four-year high school graduation rate is the highest it has been since 1976. The national dropout rate has also fallen to about three percent overall. Many students who don’t finish their coursework in four years instead take five or more …

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Jan 12

Incentives for Scientific Research Are Changing

The research community has historically shown a strong bias toward work that would ultimately create a profitable product or solution.  As a result, many solvable problems without a ready and lucrative market get little attention.  This is a frequent complaint amongst those with obscure illnesses.  The research funding has simply not been there. The increase …

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Dec 06

Mobilization of the Internet

Is your webpage ready for the smartphone revolution? With about half of all cell phone subscribers now owning smartphones, and two thirds of new phone purchases being smartphones, the internet is becoming increasingly mobile. Focusing on cell phones merely scratches the surface, as it does not take into account the tablets (such as the Apple …

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Dec 05

Consumer Confidence at Five-Year High

Despite the looming “fiscal cliff,” consumer confidence is at a five-year high. This is good news for retailers going into the shopping season, but there are slight signs of wear and tear. The final November index for consumer sentiment is lower than it was in early November, which could mean that the “fiscal cliff” is …

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Nov 28

Black Friday Weekend: A Great Success

Sales are up from last year’s Black Friday weekend, 13% up to be exact. While not as large an increase as last year’s 16% growth over 2010, it is a strong start to the shopping season.  Even though Cyber Monday’s sales are not considered in this amount, this weekend boasts the most online sales ever, …

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Nov 23

Why You Should Stay at Home Today

In 1966 the Philadelphia Police Department coined the term Black Friday to describe the traffic jams and crowding of downtown stores, a description which is still accurate today). This day, although a great day for retailers, has historically been wrought with horrible scenes ending up in the next day’s newspapers. Incidents ranging from near riots …

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Nov 20

Will Black Friday and Cyber Monday provide the gust that lifts the retailing industry up?

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the entire year, in the biggest shopping season of the year, comprising nearly 20% of annual retail sales. With many people waiting outside stores for hours huddled in blankets and sleeping bags to be the first to get the major deals, the shopping bonanza is expected to …

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