Hi Capital Commerce readers! (and hopefully you haven't given up on this blog despite its recent silence.) Jimmy P has moved on to Reuters, where he's gotten off to a great start. I'll be trying to fill his shoes at Capital Commerce.
About me: I've covered many different subjects at US News, from country credit ratings to the stimulus package, but my main beat has been small business and entrepreneurship, and I've been writing a blog on that subject, Risky Business. I often touched on issues of economic policy on that blog, so Capital Commerce won't be a huge change for me.
This might be the most interesting time in my life thus far to be writing about economic policy (and when I say "interesting," I just mean that. Not necessarily in a good or bad way.) Has Washington replaced New York as the financial capital of the country? The world? I'll cover that and many other issues.
I always enjoyed Jimmy P's unique commentary and analysis and thought they were the best part of this blog, so expect to see opinions here. But because I can only write in my own voice, the nature of those opinions will probably be the biggest change from the old order.