Talk about a big month: Father Time makes way for his replacement, and so does Alan Greenspan.
See the World, Via That Wide Web
The new domain "travel," for, you guessed it, travel-related companies, launches today. Visit Tralliance.travel to get a domain of your own.
Techies Gone Wild The Consumer Electronics Show, where hot products are often launched, kicks off in Las Vegas. Bill Gates showcased the Xbox and the Tablet PC at recent shows, so his January 4 preview speech could be intriguing.
Labor Relations Set To Music The Pajama Game, starring Harry Connick Jr., opens on Broadway. You'll hum songs about supply-chain efficiency ("Racing With the Clock") and union negotiations ("Seven-and-a-Half Cents") for days after seeing the show.
Our Loss, Andrea Mitchell's Gain
Alan Greenspan presides over his final Fed meeting, capping 19 years of hard-to-parse economic analysis. For more, see Decision Makers Do-si-do.
W-2, Where Are You?
Today's the day for distributing W-2s and 1099s to people and entities whose payments are covered by these forms. Furthermore, your quarterly tax return for Q4 '05 (form 941) is due. And, attention slackers: If you did not pay FUTA tax in full and on time last year, file form 940 today.