The Editors' Blog
Posted by Dan Barkin on February 24, 2015
The Nasdaq is approaching 5,000. On Tuesday, the tech-heavy index finished at 4968.12.
It has taken around 15 years for the Nasdaq to climb back from the dot-com crash. That's not as long as it took the Dow to recover from the '29 crash (1954, 25 years later. I was a year old when the Dow came back to its September 1929 peak.)
But it still feels like a long time since the March 10, 2000 closing high, when the Nasdaq finished the day at 5,048.62.
Posted by Dan Barkin on January 14, 2015
Today a group of new senators and representatives were sworn in at the General Assembly in Raleigh. Here’s a speech from nearly 101 years ago on how they should approach their new role.
Posted by Dan Barkin on January 7, 2015
We are in a transitional energy phase, and the transition is all over our newsprint. One of the challenges of editing a daily paper is connecting dots. Tuesday, we probably could have had a big box on 1A that said: "A directory to all the energy-related stories in today's paper."
Posted by Dan Barkin on December 12, 2014
A year ago, I was paying around a buck more per gallon. I figure that I will pay around $1,000 less on gasoline in 2015 at this rate. I’m feeling pretty good about this. So why is the drop in oil bothering the stock market so much?
Posted by Dan Barkin on November 17, 2014
According to data kept by the Department of Public Instruction, almost 80 school systems in North Carolina have less than 10,000 students apiece. More than 25 school districts have less than 3,000 students each, which is the annual enrollment growth in Wake County.