In his SOTU speech, President Obama talked about the need to improve wages for all Americans, with a special emphasis on raising the minimum wage. But economic inequality exists as much because of oversized compensation at the top as it does because of inadequate pay at the bottom.
On the same day a BNSF oil train derailed and exploded in Casselton, North Dakota, Warren Buffett -- owner of holding company giant Berkshire Hathaway, which owns BNSF -- bought a major stake in pipeline logistics company Phillips Specialty Products Inc.
Academics are influential, because they are perceived as uniquely able to evaluate all sides with equal rigor, free from bias or obligation. If that is to continue, they must be completely transparent about their sources of funding.
Make no mistake: Here in D.C., the secret political contributions from the 1 percent of the 1 percent of the 1 percent are doing as much damage to our environment as anything else.
Both the AAN and Chamber have spent millions on ads calling for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. While Aetna stands to gain financially from the law, it and other insurers have been critical of the potentially profit-threatening consumer protections and regulations in it.
It isn't worth risking your hard earned savings.
The American Dream is alive and well in Generation Y; its entrepreneurial spirit as strong as any generation since the so-called Greatest Generation. It would be a shame if the inevitable erosion of hope in crowdfunding turns entrepreneurs away.
The phrase that you need to know is 'fiduciary standard.' The fiduciary standard is a code of conduct for the approximately 10,500 registered investment advisors who are regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange.
For nearly a decade, SAC Capital Advisors has been on the radar of the federal government for alleged systemic insider trading. On Monday, United Sta...
If equity crowdfunding had the same alert system color code as Homeland Security, it would have jumped from green to orange on October 23rd, 2013. Fo...
Now that the most significant change in securities law in years has become the law of the land, it's incumbent on Americans to ask a basic question: how will the JOBS Act actually create jobs?
Shareholders -- the owners of the company -- deserve to know where their money is going. Currently, it's too easy for one person in corporate management to secretly spend company money on pet political projects.
Chances are, you or someone you know has given money to a crowdfunding platform. It's less likely, though, you've received anything significant from your contribution. (Unless you count that signed CD your friend released two years ago.) But now we're one step closer to making that a thing of the past.
This proposal -- like some of the other rules implemented under Dodd-Frank -- will do little to accomplish the desired effect of narrowing the gap between employee compensation and executive compensation. If anything, it may have the opposite effect.
The few companies with robust capacities for leveraging their reputational strategy share a common DNA. Every decision is made through a prism and reflects the concerns of the stakeholders who provide it with its sustenance and success.
Could Cuban just be another case of an entitled billionaire who believes he is above the law? Anything is possible, but more likely, Cuban simply believes he is innocent and he is willing to pay to prove the point.