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Redefining a "Good Deal"

Lee Wang | Posted 02.19.2014 | Hawaii
Lee Wang

More than ever, I get asked by my friends, family, and clients to find them a "good deal." Whether it's their first home or 5th investment property, everyone wants a good deal. Usually, my question is: "what do you consider a good deal?"

No More Handouts to Corporations in the US-EU Trade Pact

Ilana Solomon | Posted 02.17.2014 | Green
Ilana Solomon

This week, the Sierra Club and nearly 200 organizations from the US, Europe, and across the world joined together in a sending a simple, clear, and decisive statement to the US Trade Representative and the EU Trade Commissioner: Keep investor-state dispute settlement out of the U.S.-EU trade pact.

Financial Advisors Reveal How They Manage Your Money

Tim Chen | Posted 02.11.2014 | Money
Tim Chen

Hiring a financial advisor means taking a giant leap of faith: here's my hard-earned money, make it grow. You are putting your financial future into their hands. The investment process can seem complicated, convoluted and confusing.

Hit by the Bus: How to Protect Your Business, Your Family and Yourself

Jack Garson | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

The challenges of succession -- both professionally and personally -- don't go away if you ignore them. The need for planning exists. The results are worse if you ignore the difficulty.

Shell Decision Another Black Eye for Louisiana's Energy Future

Peter Gardett | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Peter Gardett

Large infrastructure projects are the energy sector's version of Hollywood blockbusters; the focus of endless industry drama and rumor-mongering that swells in proportion with inevitably inflating budgets.

Investing for Beginners: Basic Investment Terminology

SaveUp | Posted 02.04.2014 | Money
SaveUp

You own part of the company (aka a share in the company). The price of that share can fluctuate given what people think the company is worth (or will be worth) and what they are willing to pay for a share.

Something Better Than Coal in Your Stocking?

Terry Tamminen | Posted 02.02.2014 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Legend says that naughty kids get a lump of coal in their Christmas stocking, so do nice kids get clean energy in theirs, at least metaphorically speaking?

How Do Governments Invest

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Efraim Chalamish

We have come a long way since sovereign wealth funds' controversial investments in distressed financial and infrastructure companies in the U.S. and Europe. Indeed, their investment behavior has changed in recent years and new trends are emerging.

Millennial Venture Pours Resources Into Former Foster Youth

Christopher Norris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

Miccolis shares that Ephraim is the inspiration behind her award-winning, Philadelphia-based social venture, that's bridging to the gap between foster care and interdependence, while providing great coffee in a supportive community-driven environment.

'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?