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Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Should You Care About Rising Interest Rates?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | August 3, 2015 | Business
Dear Carrie, It seems pretty clear that after many years of below-normal levels, interest rates are about to start climbing. What does this mean for my investments and for my finances in general? --A Reader Dear Reader, Predicting when the Federal Reserve will begin raising interest rates seems to be...
Jeff DeGraff

Before There Were TED Talks, There Were Chautauquas

Jeff DeGraff | August 3, 2015 | Business
Innovators can learn a lot from the turn-of-the-century Chautauqua movement. These getaways allowed people to take a break from their normal routines and experiment with new ideas. In our own moment, we desperately need this free time--this space to reflect and create.
Lenny Sanicola

Long-Term Care: The Retirement Family's Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Lenny Sanicola | August 3, 2015 | Business
It became clear to me that unless you have so little money that you will qualify for Medicaid, or so much money that you can pay the bills out of your own pocket, you should consider buying long-term care insurance.
George Yeo

Why Singapore at 50 Is Like a Banyan Tree, a Bonsai and Nanotechnology

George Yeo | August 3, 2015 | World
SINGAPORE -- Singapore is only what it is because it is diverse. There is one requirement to being Singaporean: a new citizen has to enlarge his heart and broaden his mind to embrace those who are different from him.
Russ Warner

Want Higher Revenue Growth? Get a Compliance Ethics Program

Russ Warner | August 3, 2015 | Business
If top managers want to create a strong, lasting company with high revenues, they must clearly and frequently communicate their stance regarding ethical behavior. By implementing a culture of honesty and integrity at the top, employees will learn which behaviors are allowed and which are not.
Sramana Mitra

Man and Superman

Sramana Mitra | August 3, 2015 | Business
I have recently discovered a source of immense pleasure: National Theater Live. Every few weeks, we get to see a world class play, live streamed from London's National Theater, right here, at the Menlo Park Guild. On June 7, we got...
Eric Olander

U.S. Not Concerned About Chinese Competition in Africa -- But It Probably Should Be

Eric Olander | August 3, 2015 | World
In this week's podcast, Eric & Cobus take a look back at Obama's Africa trip and analyze the increasingly divergent paths the U.S. and China are taking to engage Africa.
Christian Weller

Growing Wealth Inequality Could Slow the Promising Growth of Older Entrepreneurship

Christian Weller | August 3, 2015 | Politics
Entrepreneurship has been thriving among older households, even while it has been declining among younger ones.
Rana Florida

Five Industries Ripe for Disruption

Rana Florida | August 3, 2015 | Business
If these sprawling campus behemoths don't make better use of technology, all of those dormitories, student centers, and administrative buildings that they are so busy building will have to reinvent themselves.
Bill George

The Millennials: Ready To Lead Now

Bill George | August 3, 2015 | Business
Many Baby Boomers look down on Millennials as over-protected, lazy, attention-seeking young kids who haven't faced hardship. They are dead wrong.
Leo W. Gerard

Oil Corporations Scheme to Export America's Security

Leo W. Gerard | August 3, 2015 | Business
Oil honchos and their legion of lobbyists petitioned Congress last week to pad corporate profits at the expense of American energy independence and national security. And Republicans on a Senate committee voted to comply.
Jeffrey Sachs

The Cure for Gilead

Jeffrey Sachs | August 3, 2015 | Business
Gilead has the cure for Hepatitis C (HCV) known as Sofosbuvir, which is taken alone or in combination with other drugs. Now we need a cure for Gilead. The lives of 5 million HCV-infected Americans and an estimated 160 million HCV-infected people worldwide are at stake.
Fred Kofman

How to Become Your Own Hero (3.4)

Fred Kofman | August 3, 2015 | Business
You cannot control the world. You cannot control other people. Sometimes it seems as though you can't even control yourself! That is why it is so tempting to feel like a victim when something goes wrong.
Erin Daruszka

Putting Your Best Foot Forward to Attract the Right Job Candidates

Erin Daruszka | August 3, 2015 | Business
Often getting through the first step of the job application process is so cumbersome that you lose viable candidates right out of the gate. Here are some remedies for common first impression issues.
James Calder

How Gary Vaynerchuk Has Improved My Life

James Calder | August 3, 2015 | Business
My favorite television program today is not on TV at all because it is a web series called The Ask Gary Vee Show. If you are short on time, Gary Vaynerchuk is the one and only marketing expert that you should spend your time following, no matter what industry of business.
Amal Clooney

It Is Time for Sisi to Set Al Jazeera Journalist Mohamed Fahmy Free

Amal Clooney | August 2, 2015 | World
President Sisi should know that the world will be watching the court's verdict on Aug. 29, and his government's response to it. Media freedom in the region is at stake. And, as the Council of Europe has put it, "it will be the commitment shown to free speech which determines whether or not Egypt grows -- or shrinks [--] in the eyes of the world."
Terry Savage

What About the Stock Market?

Terry Savage | August 2, 2015 | Business
Selling stocks is far more difficult than buying them. Whether you were right (and the stock is up) or wrong (and the stock fell), you have to lock in the results of that decision when you sell. No longer can you hope for a different, or better, outcome.
Daphne Mallory

Why Companies Getting Tax Breaks Should Help Fight Senior Poverty

Daphne Mallory | August 1, 2015 | Business
With cuts to federal, state and local funding that would otherwise provide basic transportation, meal delivery and affordable housing to senior citizens, there are tremendous, dare I say, heroic opportunities to serve.
James Stafford

Former Exxon President On Mission to Clean Up Oil Sands

James Stafford | July 31, 2015 | Business
Canada has given oil sands a dirty reputation, but a breakthrough, commercially viable technology has caught the eye of a former Exxon Mobil president who is putting it to use to clean up Utah's billions of barrels of oil sands.
Nathan Gardels

Weekend Roundup: Turkey Enters the Syrian Quagmire to Fight ISIS -- And the Kurds

Nathan Gardels | August 1, 2015 | World
The Syrian quagmire, in which both the Islamic State and the Kurds have been fighting for territory, has now sucked in Turkey. Last week's ISIS attack on Turkish soil, Kurdish gains along the Syrian border and the surprise advance of the secular and liberal pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party in recent elections -- which clipped the parliamentary majority of President Erdoğan's neo-Islamist ruling party -- have conjoined into an explosive state of affairs. To boot, NATO, which is obliged to defend a member state under siege, has now been drawn into a three-way fray in which Turkey is lashing out at both the Kurdish resistance and ISIS. Writing from Istanbul, Behlül Özkan ominously foresees "Armageddon" descending on the region. Mustafa Akyol, also writing from the shores of the Bosphorus, argues that Erdoğan's assault on the Kurds in tandem with ISIS is aimed at bolstering his nationalist credentials at home in order to block the HDP, which stands in the way of his autocratic vision. (continued)
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