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'Tis the Season for (Really Bad) Advice

Dan Solin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

It's bad enough to receive advice from these "investment professionals" without charge. It must be far worse to pay for it.

Welcome to Silicon Everywhere

Diane Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Diane Smith

Entrepreneurs with courageous vision and the right tools -- money, brains and broadband -- represent our nation's strongest arsenal to innovate, create jobs, and build a prosperous future.

Progress and Promise in Las Vegas

Venture For America | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Venture For America

By Jude Stanion, Venture for America Class of 2012 When I moved to Las Vegas over a year ago, I thought I knew what I was getting myself into. I had ...

How Wall Street Can Save the Planet

Jung-kyu Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jung-kyu Kim

Innovation in finance got a bad name following the 2008 crash, but the whiz-kids on Wall Street can play a crucial, positive role in our quest for sustainable development, if only they choose to put their brilliant minds to it.

Anchorage Food Scene Grows With Alaska Economy

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Alaska Dispatch News

A strong economy, attractive business environment and well-educated population has matured Anchorage's culinary palate beyond buffets, luring locals t...

Irrational Exuberance?

Michael Farr | Posted 11.01.2013 | Business
Michael Farr

It would be interesting to look out how some of the high-flying technology stocks have performed in an effort to determine whether or not there may be some froth building up in stock prices.

What Now: It Still Takes Too Long and Costs Too Much

Margaret Anderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Margaret Anderson

It's not difficult to build a case that the federal government shutdown was just one more straw on the camel's back for medical research and innovation in the United States.

The Cardinal Way: Built to Last

Tony Calandro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Tony Calandro

The Cardinal Way is much more than a baseball strategy for a midsize market team to successfully compete in Major League Baseball. It's a model for how any business can efficiently manage finite resources.

Charity Navigator's Focus on Results Isn't a Slam Dunk

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tiziana Dearing

Charity Navigator, a web site that provides potential donors with a way to evaluate in which nonprofits to invest, has announced a shift in how it will evaluate nonprofits itself. Some nonprofits are up in arms over whether such reporting will be fair and sufficiently nuanced.

Investing Lessons From Recent Events

Dan Solin | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

The S&P 500 is at an all-time high. It's up almost 8.5 percent since it closed April 30. I wonder how many investors achieved anything close to that increase in value in their personal holdings. Here are some lessons you can learn from these recent events.

Best and Worst Investing Advice During the Shutdown

Dan Solin | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

Especially in times of crises, those who succumb to Cramer's nonsense may find their retirement dreams seriously affected. For CNBC and Cramer, it's apparently of little concern, as long as those advertising revenues keep rolling in.

A Fire Sale at Tesla

Mary Buffett | Posted 12.15.2013 | Business
Mary Buffett

Last week, I received an email from Tesla Motors that talked about an unfortunate event with one of its electric vehicles. As I read through it, it called to mind how Warren Buffett handled himself during "The Great American Express Salad Oil Scandal." While this story is almost 50 years old, it bears repeating.

Better Late Than Never: DTC to Propose Fair Procedures to Lift DTC Chills

Gary Emmanuel | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Gary Emmanuel

If you're not a securities professional, chances are you've never heard of the DTC. While the three-letter acronym, DTC, can easily be mistaken for th...

QE Tapering as a Wake-up Call for Emerging Markets

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Emerging markets are not currently as vulnerable as they were in previous moments of global interest rate hikes.

A Haitian Solution for Public Infrastructure to Eliminate Diarrheal Disease

Alan Ricks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Alan Ricks

It is undeniable that Haiti needs -- and deserves -- a functional and dignified solution that provides the major tools to combat diarrheal disease -- clean water, primary healthcare, and clean waste. This is not a Haitian problem: It is a global one.

Can Africa Follow China's Industrialization Path?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 10.02.2013 | World
Marcelo Giugale

If anything, China had to import all that. This should make industrialization relatively easier for Africa, a region super-rich in commodities. But that depends on how that wealth is spent. Is it going to build Africa's human capital?

Democracy Sees Off Investors, For Now

Madhusree Mukerjee | Posted 11.24.2013 | World
Madhusree Mukerjee

To the dismay of politicians and executives alike, Indians have stalled hundreds of billions of dollars worth of projects by refusing to surrender the necessary natural resources.

Resource-Backed Investment Finance in Least Developed Countries

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 11.23.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

What kind of financing opportunities could result for infrastructure from the combination of natural resource abundance, governments' lack of capital market access, and weak governance environments? As it turns out, quite a few.

Taper and Tantrums

Michael Farr | Posted 09.20.2013 | Business
Michael Farr

Markets can process and react to good news or bad news, but they hate uncertainty. We view the continued uncertainty over tapering as a potential negative.

Global Markets Are Not Prepared for the German Election

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Investors are expecting an eventual reduction of support by the Fed, and Merkel winning the election this weekend. However, what stock markets have not priced in is the resurgence of Eurozone troubles into the headlines. So what are the options, why is this important and how will this effect markets?

NextGen Investment Advisory Firms--Go Tech Or Go Home!

April Rudin | Posted 11.17.2013 | Technology
April Rudin

Every day, I roll up my sleeves with the goal of helping (even a teeny bit) move an entire industry from the stone age to the space age. So I thought it wouldn't hurt spending a little time seeing and hearing what a group of financial services "techies" thinks about technology and the future.

Workers' Capital Stewards Urge United Commitment to Economic Impact Investing

Marco Trbovich | Posted 11.16.2013 | Business
Marco Trbovich

With the tremendous amount of pension capital that's currently managed, the market may be ignoring an enormous economic engine that could be reinvested in our communities at this time.

Addressing the African Challenge

Elizabeth Filippouli | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Elizabeth Filippouli

Governance broadly is one main challenge facing global thought leaders. More specifically, the fact of an interconnected and very large global economy...

Should Investors Own Gold?

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

No one can tell you today whether diversification into gold is a good idea, a neutral idea, or a bad idea. But almost everyone will tell you that diversification is generally a good idea.

Finance as an Economic Cholesterol

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Finance is good for growth. But too much of it can be a bad thing.