Chris Christie

Denny Hatch is the author of six books on marketing and four novels, and is a direct marketing writer, designer and consultant. His latest book is “Write Everything Right!” Visit him at dennyhatch.com.

In 2010, we spent 4 days in Atlantic City. Near where we were staying was a monstrous gleaming glass tower under construction, currently in temporary bankruptcy. This was the Revel hotel and casino with 1,400 rooms. It opened April 2, 2012. Revel is again bankrupt and will close in September along with three other casinos

Yahoo has 196.6 million unique visitors each month. Yet Yahoo generated zero new revenue in 2013. My opinion: Yahoo CEO No. 6 (in as many years), Marissa Mayer, is hanging on by her fingernails. Any person with 196.6 million names unable to generate new revenue should seek some other line of work. What triggered this column was a Feb. 17, 2014 Time magazine story, "THE MAYER EVENT:It's crunch time for Yahoo's turnaround strategy."

The word in New Jersey: "Don't cross Governor Chris Christie." Christie—now up to his snout in troubles—is alleged to be vindictive. The current brouhaha may have been launched because Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich failed to endorse Christie. As a result, the governors' aides reportedly created a massive traffic catastrophe on the Fort Lee side of the George Washington Bridge, the busiest bridge in the world.

Hurricane Irene menaced the Eastern seaboard, pounding tens of millions of Americans with wind, rain and floods—but largely sparing New York after an unprecedented shutdown of the largest U.S. city ahead of the massive storm. In New Jersey, the ocean surge and rainfall caused severe inland flooding. Gov. Chris Christie said damages there would total at least $1 billion and could reach "tens of billions of dollars." Virginia's governor called the blackout in his state its second-largest ever and warned that electricity might not be restored for a week.

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