Today is a special one. At last the memories of a harsh winter can be put to rest. This is the first day of summer. More than that, it's the summer solstice. So in this hemisphere, it's the longest day of the year measured by hours of daylight. In light of all that, today marks a good time to take a new look at how business is shaping up for the balance of the year. The good news is that with the advent of summer there comes a number of indicators that things are looking up. The economy ...

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