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Wall St West? What You Can Learn From A Financial Services New Media Start-Up In Silicon Valley

April Rudin | Posted 06.16.2014 | Media
April Rudin

I suddenly realized that it no longer felt novel to be turning virtual pages on a tiny lit up screen, checking out a conversation between people I'd never met about a story I wrote, in real time. "New media," I realized, is already old.

Twitter: As a Bluebird on Facebook's Shoulder? Satisfactual!

Jim Treacy | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Jim Treacy

Mark Zuckerberg is rapidly collecting a portfolio of dominant, social media properties - each performing nicely on its' own and become even more powerful if integrated. Twitter sits in that bullseye.

Tinker, Taper, Forward Guide: The Fed Confronts the 'Coldilocks' Economy

Terry Connelly | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Once upon a time in a century far, far away, the U.S. economy was perceived by one and all as in a "Goldilocks" state: not too cold, not too hot, just right."

Massive Misconceptions About Where the Bernanke Fed's Money Explosion Went

Robert Auerbach | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Robert Auerbach

Eighty five billion a month will seem tiny compared to the avalanche of the $1.863 trillion excess reserves exploding rapidly into the economy. That would devalue the currency, cause more rapid inflation and worry investors about a coming collapse.

In Philanthropists' Shoes: Three Perspectives on Being Genuine From Luxury Brands and High Net Worth Individuals

Bruce E. Whitacre | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Bruce E. Whitacre

If the association between a company and a cause, or the social impact of the company's action does not resonate with consumers and other stakeholders, what is the point of the best-laid plans?

Magazine Slams Facebook

AP | Posted 11.24.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook Inc.'s stock took a hit Monday after an article in the financial magazine Barron's said it is "still too pricey" despite a ...

The 10 Most Respected Companies

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 06.26.2012 | Business

Maybe you can't get no respect, but some companies certainly can. On Saturday, Barron's released the results of an investor survey that asked for ...

3.5 Billion Reasons Why Your 401(k) Plan Is a Loser

Dan Solin | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

A recent article discussed the estimated $3.5 billion paid by mutual funds to advisers to 401(k) plans. These payments are euphemistically called "revenue-sharing." In reality, they are legal bribes.

Barron's Brings Us Halloween in July Predicting $150/bbl Oil

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.04.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Business must be slow and circulation down at Barron's. What better way to stimulate newsprint distribution than a blazoned scaremonger front page headline as in this past weekend's edition, "Get Ready For $150 Oil".

Has Computer Trading Made the Stock Market a "Crapshoot"?

Robert Auerbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Auerbach

A new book will prove indispensible for those interested in the problems and benefits of replacing human traders with algorithmic machines -- in one of most important markets in the world.

AIG Stock Could Drop As Government Sells Shares

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK: Shares in American International Group (AIG) (AIG.N) could drop this year as the U.S. government sells stock it owns in the insurer, Barron'...

7 Classic Bad Calls In Business Journalism

Daily Finance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This week, Barron's has a cover story entitled, "Bye-Bye Bear." The basic idea is that the bear market is finally over for good and "America's money m...

Citizen Murdoch: What "War at the Wall Street Journal?"

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

We may be losing interest in newspapers but our fascination with the people who publish them has never been stronger. Our current dread-and-awe buccaneer is Rupert Murdoch, The Man Who Owns the News, according to a recent bio.

25 Best Givers Ranked By Barron's

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

How do you judge the philanthropic efforts of others? According to the new rank and profiles created by "Barron's" and Global Philanthropy group, you ...

Barron's: Bear Stearns Could Get Higher JPMorgan Bid

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bear Stearns Cos (BSC.N: Quote, Profile, Research) could fetch a higher takeover bid from JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N: Quote, Profile, Research), and a...

Berkshire Hathaway Shares Fall After Barron's Says Sell

CNBC | Alex Crippen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Berkshire Hathaway shares fell as much as 5 percent today to $134,050 each, after a cover story in Barron's over the weekend recommended, "Sell Buffet...