Cannabis Industry Legitimized Through Digital Currency

June 19,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, There is an old saying that “cash is king.” But when it comes to forming a legitimate business or industry in the United States, digital currency has dethroned cash.

Those in the cannabis industry, which operates mainly in cash, know this all too well, as their industry is […]

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House Approves Financial CHOICE Act In Major Step to Repealing Dodd-Frank

June 9,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Washington DC, The House on Thursday passed the Financial CHOICE Act, legislation to overhaul and replace the failed Dodd-Frank Act that has contributed to the worst economic recovery of the last 70 years.“Every promise of Dodd-Frank has been broken,” said Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), as he […]

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A new ‘manufacturing caucus’ looks to explore what companies need in terms of employees, education, training, and business opportunities — and help make sure they get it

Although not as dominant an industry as it was several decades ago, manufacturing is still a major part of the New Jersey economy, and […]

By |May 8th, 2017|business and finance|1 Comment

How Amazon’s ‘invisible’ hand can shape your city

The Seattle e-commerce company’s influence goes well beyond shopping


It begins with boxes. For most people who order goods from Amazon—with nearly half of U.S. householdsenrolled in the company’s Prime program, that’s quite a few of us—interactions with the Seattle e-commerce giant start with a search and a click, […]

By |May 3rd, 2017|business and finance|2 Comments

Is It Time to Break Up Google?


In just 10 years, the world’s five largest companies by market capitalization have all changed, save for one: Microsoft. Exxon Mobil, General Electric, Citigroup and Shell Oil are out and Apple, Alphabet (the parent company of Google), Amazon and Facebook have taken their place.

They’re all tech companies, and each dominates its […]

By |April 23rd, 2017|business and finance|1 Comment

Brick-and-Mortar Stores Are Shuttering at a Record Pace

Years of overbuilding and the rise of online shopping have come to a head; malls as ‘energy suckers’

By Suzanne Kapner
April 21, 2017 7:53 p.m. ET

American retailers are closing stores at a record pace this year as they feel the fallout from decades of overbuilding and the rise of online shopping.

Just this past week, women’s apparel […]

By |April 22nd, 2017|business and finance|5 Comments

The Financial Planning Association of New Jersey Spring Conference will feature nationally-recognized business journalist Ron Insana

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How has a Trump Presidency affected the markets, financial planning and your bottom line?

April 21,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

East Rutherford NJ, The Financial Planning Association of New Jersey (FPANJ) will host it’s Spring Conference, on Thursday, May 4. the theme is “Navigating the Winds of Change: The DOL, the Fed, and Washington,” and […]

By |April 22nd, 2017|business and finance|0 Comments

Former U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett Tapped to lead U.S. Export-Import Bank

April 15,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

President Donald Trump said Friday he would nominate former U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett, who had supported closing the U.S. Export-Import Bank, to head the credit agency. Garrett’s fight against the agency was well documented on this blog. Garrett’s considered the agency’s action nothing tantamount to corporate welfare.

Mr. Garrett voted […]

By |April 15th, 2017|business and finance|1 Comment

The number of reluctant part-time workers is still higher than before the Great Recession

Published: Apr 9, 2017 12:57 p.m. ET

Millions of Americans don’t want to work part-time.

The U.S. economy added just 98,000 jobs in March, the smallest gain in nearly a year, after adding more than 200,000 jobs in January and February. Economists predicted that the number of jobs created in March would hit 180,000, so the actual […]

By |April 9th, 2017|business and finance|0 Comments

3 Reasons Your Small Business Should Offer An Employee-Retirement Plan

April 8,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Small business owners probably think they have enough headaches already, what with meeting payroll, dealing with government regulations and pleasing customers.

Setting up a retirement plan for their employees is just extra red tape – and possibly expense – they can do without.

But creating such a plan is […]

By |April 8th, 2017|business and finance|0 Comments