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Wielding Weapons Against Cancer

The June issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance profiles a handful of pharmaceutical companies poised to post healthy gains thanks to new drugs that could tip the scales in the battle against cancer.  I had the pleasure of reworking an old idea to … Continue reading

21. April 2017 by John W. Tomac
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Big Data on Campus

New work for The Chronicle of Higher Education’s big  look at the “big data” on campus. Being able to collect and analyze all sorts of information is reshaping colleges, sometimes for the better, but it comes with some limitations.   One … Continue reading

19. April 2017 by John W. Tomac
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Egg-cellent Lighting

Chickens love LED lights—and not because they help lower their electric bills. New research shows that the energy efficient bulbs trick the birds into thinking it’s summer. That means no decrease in egg production in fall and winter. Read all about it … Continue reading

18. April 2017 by John W. Tomac
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Invisible Employees

One thing you don’t have to worry about when you’re self-employed is absent employees. Larger organizations aren’t so lucky. There are lots of federal regulations that protect workers thanks to the EEOC, ADA, ADAAA and FAMLA.There are also state laws … Continue reading

04. April 2017 by John W. Tomac
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A Healing Economy

Here’s a quick-turnaround job for TIME. The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates–and maybe that’s a good thing for the economy. The author says low rates and quantitative easing were the treatment for a sick economy. Now that we’re nearly back … Continue reading

17. March 2017 by John W. Tomac
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Stick to Sports

Here’s a recent assignment for The Ringer. Since the run-up to last year’s election, a number of sportswriters have injected a healthy dose of political opinions in their columns and on social media. More often than not, these scribes have been extremely critical … Continue reading

16. March 2017 by John W. Tomac
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Liberty’s Flameout

Last Saturday, I was working in my the studio with the TV on in the background. In the middle of the afternoon, the news started reporting spontaneous protests at JFK and other airports around the country in response to the … Continue reading

06. February 2017 by John W. Tomac
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