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When I was in my late 20s — at an age when I knew Utopia was just around the corner if only we could complete the task of perfecting the human race — I discovered Robert Pirsig’s “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.”

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For Georgetown Square area residents lamenting the loss of Tom’s Donuts, don’t despair. The Donut Bar is coming soon in the same spot at the Fort Wayne shopping center on East State Boulevard.

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Total U.S. construction spending rose 0.2% in April from March, and March’s level was revised up 0.5% from the prior release, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Construction spending was up 9.8% from a year earlier in April 2021, but this is deceptive since spending fell outright between F…

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I was recently asked by a client about ensuring that their website is compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). That’s right, while most employers are aware that the ADA require public places to be accessible to those with disabilities (i.e., parking spaces, ramps, curbs and b…

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President Joe Biden laid out his infrastructure plan in a recent address to Congress. The American Jobs Plan contains spending priorities that go well beyond traditional roads and bridges. It deserves an honest appraisal, including an assessment of the economic conditions we now face. I begi…

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This month, nearly 2 million Americans will graduate college with a bachelor’s degree. Roughly 800,000 will receive a master’s degree, and just over 200,000 will receive law, medical or doctoral degrees. Additionally, just over 1 million students will receive an associate’s degree. Some of t…

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ALDI planned to welcome back shoppers to its renovated Fort Wayne store when it reopened at 9 a.m. May 6. The store, at 7325 S. Anthony Blvd., is part of an ongoing initiative to remodel and expand existing ALDI stores nationwide. The Fort Wayne store will be open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.

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One feature of the past two or three decades is what economists call the polarization of labor markets. This is a fancy way of saying that we are seeing growth in high- and low-wage jobs, but a decline in middle-wage work. By any definition, the U.S. still has a large middle class, but three…

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One of my favorite jokes involves an election in a mythical town in which there are 1,000 Christian voters and 250 Jewish voters. There is an election for mayor featuring a Christian candidate and a Jewish candidate, who get, respectively, 1,000 votes and 250 votes.

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During the time of remote work, the amount of email and text message traffic has exploded. While some of this email traffic is certainly necessary to complete projects, many of it replaces the usual face-to-face conversations that we have with co-workers and friends. This leads to many insta…

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Round 2 of COVID-19 relief funds have been allocated and billions have been sent out already. Did you get $1,400 for each person in your household? Unless you had less than $80,000 in income ($160,000 for a couple), you didn’t see those checks.

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It’s commencement season, and this year’s grads are headed into a competitive employment environment. One of the factors that will determine their destiny is social media. What they do — and don’t do — can mean the difference between finding an ideal job, and finding themselves with limited …