Report: Hampton Roads weathered economic storm well (Virginian-Pilot)
Brookings Institution of Washington also reported that the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News region was one of 10 metro areas in its study that showed signs of an economic recovery. The study measured the nation’s 100 largest metro areas by changes in employment, wages, home prices and other benchmarks, and said that Hampton Roads ranked 16th in economic health.
Home Construction Rebounds Solidly From April’s Steep Decline (NY Times)
Construction of new homes leapt back in May after dropping sharply a month earlier, the government reported on Tuesday, signaling that the housing and construction markets might be hitting a bottom.
Has the 401(k) failed? (Fortune)
A small but vocal group of advocates think the 401(k) is a relic of a bygone age. What’s wrong with the current system – and how it can be salvaged.
Find the upside in a downturn (BNET)
Don’t let the recession get you down. Lean times are a great opportunity to get more competitive and position your business for future growth.
Be Selective With Your Social Networks (Entrepreneur)
Make sure they’re right for your business–and you have time to maintain them.