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2014 Look ahead: Investment outlook expected to continue
To some stakeholders in Butte, all this talk about renewed investment and belief in Uptown is more than lip service. It's real, they say, and should continue to build in 2014. “I'm seeing some cohesiveness and forward-thinking and some get-it-done ...
How To Make A Little Bit More On Your Investments In 2014
When businesses talks about increasing ROI, the focus is invariably on the denominator: How can we obtain our current level of earnings (or more) by making less of an investment? Asking that question that way makes perfect sense, of course, because it ...
Investment banker's neighborhood residents react to his arrest
Investment banker's neighborhood residents react to his arrest. Posted: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 12:12 PM EST. Updated: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 12:12 PM EST. By Colter Anstaett - email. Aubrey Lee Price before going on the run (left) and after ...
Chimera Investment Corporation (CIM): Chimera Investments - An IntREITsting ...
Chimera Investment Corporation (CIM): Chimera Investments - An IntREITsting ...
Solar is a bankable investment for Iowa and the nation
ALEC fails to mention that customers pay for grid infrastructure and that the $10,000 to $1 million-plus solar investment made by the customer increases grid stability, grid efficiency and energy security. No one can take away the sun. The “free riders ...
What's on Deck for Investment-Related Taxes in 2014
The 3.8% Medicare surtax will be imposed on the lesser of an individual's net investment income for the year or adjusted gross income in excess of $200,000 for single filers and $250,000 for married taxpayers filing jointly. Note that these income ...
Investment advice for 2014: forget broad indexes and buy selective securities ...
Investment advice for 2014: forget broad indexes and buy selective securities ...
Berkshire Converts Crisis-Era USG Investment to Stock
Subsidiaries at Buffett's company exchanged notes for 21.4 million shares after the building-supply maker said in November it planned to redeem notes due in 2018, according to a filing today from Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire. USG advanced 3 cents to ...
UGH... Crocs just got a $200M investment
Forbes is reporting that the latter has just received a staggering $200 million investment from The Blackstone Group - which now owns a 13 percent stake in Crocs, as well as two seats on the company's board of directors. Share prices for the amusingly ...
Investment opportunities in the legalized marijuana business
YESTERDAY, JANUARY 1ST, RECREATIONAL USE OF MARIJUANA OFFICIALLY ILLEGAL FULLY IN COLORADO SO DOES NOT LEGALIZATION OF POTS CREATE AN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU AND I? FILLETED DAYTON IS E O OF ARE ...
Fees Bounce Back to '09 Levels for Investment Banks in Europe
So, how did 2013 turn out for investment banking fee-take in Europe? Well, after a few years of depressed revenues, when clients stood on the sidelines, European economies began to show signs of life last year. And so did dealmaking. The U.K. was the ...
Investment outlook for 2014: Yale Bock
Investment capital flows to places where it is treated well, meaning higher returns and stable political environments as one is a byproduct of the other. Mature countries where the rule of law can be counted on and investors do not have to worry about ...
Emerging markets: Cheap but risky investment
You should always leave the New Year's party before you start an argument with a ficus, and it's certainly best to leave before you lose the fight. Similarly, it's best to come to some investments early and leave them early, which brings us to emerging ...
3 Best Bargain Stocks for 2014 - Investment Ideas
With stocks having their best year since the mid-1990s, you might think that there's few stocks left that are truly a bargain. Valuations trended higher throughout 2013 even as earnings rose. The S&P 500 is trading with a forward P/E of 16 which isn't ...
Altcoin Investment for Dummies
But also maybe not, as the people who lost, in toto, between $10,000 and $20,000 after making a sensible-sounding investment in Dogecoin are acutely aware. Stolen meme money: This is not a joke. We got here because of a mysterious person or persons ...
Mid-year progress reports for Cleveland's "Investment Schools" are coming ...
Mid-year progress reports for Cleveland's "Investment Schools" are coming ...
UPDATE 1-Housing spurs 2013 UK growth, investment doubts cloud 2014
However, the central bank and other economists say Britain needs more exports and business investment to fortify growth in 2014 and shake off a dependence on consumers saving less and spending more. Britain's economy grew at an annualised rate of ...
NEXT plc : Housing spurs 2013 UK growth, investment doubts cloud 2014
Britain's booming construction industry and fast-rising house prices suggest the economy finished 2013 on a high but a sharp fall in business lending raises doubts about how sustainable the recovery will prove. Friday's lending, housing market and ...
Four Forces that will Propel Retail Investment Sales in 2014
The recession took a major toll on the retail real estate sector but, despite waffling consumer confidence, the sector continues to improve. Retail now accounts for 19 percent of total U.S. investment volume year-to-date 2013. Jones Lang LaSalle's ...
Investment banks just had their best year since 2007
Over the past year investment banks have faced a welter of lawsuits and intrusive new rules, suffered costly missteps in the bond market and slashed pay and staff numbers. It may seem surprising, then, that 2013 was actually the best year for the ...
Koller joins local investment team
MUSCATINE, Iowa — Financial consultant Ryan Koller recently joined the staff of Central State Investment Services (CSIS), located at Central State Bank, 301 Iowa Avenue in downtown Muscatine. As part of a three-member team that includes financial ...
High Times launches fund for cannabis investment
Executives at High Times, a New York publication that has covered the marijuana scene for four decades, are launching a new private-equity fund expected to boost Colorado's newest industry. The HT Growth Fund plans to raise $100 million over the next ...
Bankers' pay
“NAUGHTY or nice” is not a discussion investment bankers have with Santa before Christmas but one they have with their bosses early in the new year. The haggling usually opens with the boss saying what a tough year it has been and the bankers, often ...
Pemex's To Do List Before Opening To Private Investment Includes Debt, Bad ...
Pemex's To Do List Before Opening To Private Investment Includes Debt, Bad ...
Here's Why Your Home Isn't a Good Investment and Won't Help You Retire Rich
Some Americans believe that buying their own house is the best and smartest investment they'll ever make. There are several valid reasons buying a home is better then renting. There is no landlord telling you what pets you can have or how many guests ...
Investment Trends Indicators show market could move higher
But William Delwiche, investment strategist at Robert W. Baird & Co., says 2014 will be the more important year when it becomes clear whether we are in a longer-term bull market. "Indicators we're relying on say conditions that supported stocks in 2013 ...
What Is an Investment Thesis?
But first, here is another interpretation of what an investment thesis is and how to create one -- straight from my 10th grade English class. Ms. Jones' thesis. I'll never forget the way Ms. Jones (I've used a different name for privacy) taught me to ...
Major land investment firm buys subdivisions
Three partially developed subdivisions, including Dorchester Place in the heart of Covington, were purchased in 2013 by The Drapac Group, an Australian land investment and development company looking for good buys in the Atlanta market. Drapac USA ...
County's investment practices questioned
LISBON - A state audit of Columbiana County's finances that included a special look at investments was critical of the former treasurer's management of the investment program. Released Dec. 24, the routine audit for 2012 contained eight non-compliance ...
Investment options for health accounts
Many HSAs pair with mutual fund companies to offer different investment options. Try to pick a fund with a low expense ratio. There are also companies that allow you to invest in precious metals and real estate, but it is important to keep the HSA ...
Bitcoin is hardly a wise investment
Bitcoin was the hot investment of 2013. Is it wise to think that the stateless currency will still be a hot investment in 2053? That's what the bitcoin cognoscenti would have you believe. SecondMarket, a finance startup, runs the Bitcoin Investment ...
Your Best Investment In China In 2014
Your Best Investment In China In 2014. 2 comments, 0 called-out. Comment Now. Follow Comments Following Comments Unfollow Comments. Comment Now. Follow Comments Following Comments Unfollow Comments. Chinese residential property prices ...
British manufacturers plan investment in push for growth
Two-fifths of the 200 senior executives surveyed by EEF, the manufacturers' trade association, said they planned to invest modestly in the UK in 2014. A further fifth were planning a significant investment. Other priorities were to improve productivity ...
Investment Firm Spends $49 Million on Madison
Real-estate investment firms Sitt Asset Management and Ashkenazy Acquisition have purchased a mixed-use Upper East Side building for $49 million. The five-story building, at 711 Madison Ave., includes women's fashion store Roberto Cavalli and nine ...
Bemis cuts investment overlap, saves on DC plan expenses
Bemis Corp., a company that specializes in flexible packaging, has packaged the restructuring of its defined contribution plans to reduce investment-option overlap, increase diversification, simplify choices and save participants more than $700,000 a ...
Is art really a good investment?
Like many other art world outsiders, when I began working in the art market in 2005, after a decade of working with investment banks, private equity firms, stock exchanges and hedge funds, I was convinced that the rules of these financial players could ...
Wearable computing startup OnTheGo Platforms raises $700000 investment round
Portland startup OnTheGoPlatforms, which makes software to enhance smart glasses with built-in Internet access, said today that it's raised $700,000 from a collection of seed investors. OnTheGo's technology is built to work with smart glasses. For ...
Best Investment Ideas 2014: 16 Income Gushers
With 10-year Treasury rates still below 3% and money market funds yielding less than 0.5%, capturing income from your investments still requires that you take on additional risk. All of the “Best Ideas” below contain recommendations of stocks, MLPs, ...
Best Investment Ideas 2014: Six Technology Stocks
Each year Forbes polls noted investment advisors and money managers in an effort to find out what some of their best investment ideas are for the year ahead. Below is a selection of six technology stocks they came up with among the 35 individual best ...
High Times launches investment fund for marijuana business
Denver-based MassRoots, a social network for the medical-cannabis community, said Thursday it had closed on a $150,000 seed investment from ArcView. ArcView estimates that the country's legalized cannabis market, valued at $1.44 billion last year ...
Ex-FCC chairman Julius Genachowski joins Carlyle's flagship investment team
Genachowski, 51, who pioneered President Obama's online fundraising strategy in the 2008 election, will become managing director of District-based Carlyle's U.S. Buyout Fund, the firm's flagship investment pool. The private-equity firm just completed a ...
Investment Directions: Electronics Gets Interesting, Humans Take On Computers ...
Investment Directions: Electronics Gets Interesting, Humans Take On Computers ...
Guru Round Up: The 43 Best Investment Ideas For 2014
Last year was a year for stock market record books as index fund buyers added 30% to their nest eggs while many hedge fund managers under performed. Oddly, some of the smartest investment advisors believe that despite the run up, selected equities ...
U.K. businesses plan to raise hires, investment
A measure of manufacturing companies' plans for investing in new machinery and staff training rose to its highest level since 2007, while investment intentions at services companies were the strongest since 2000. The improvement in corporate U.K.'s ...
Investment and fare increases cannot compensate for decades of neglect, say ...
Investment and fare increases cannot compensate for decades of neglect, say ...
Don't Ignore Your Investment Losers
CHRISTIAN MAGOON: First-time investors are attracted to the latest investment winners and ignore the losers. The problem with this philosophy is that investment winners and losers tend to rotate due to many influences, including the business cycle and ...
Takeaways from Feld, Wilsons' first investment stories
An investment can be years of hard work and perseverance. You best believe it can really be what the founders say it can. Avoid complicated deals, says Fred Wilson. He learned that in his first deal, an uber-complex one involving the purchase of ...
Broadway's 'Glass Menagerie' Recoups Investment
A scene from Sara Krulwich/The New York Times A scene from “The Glass Menagerie” with, from left, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Cherry Jones and Zachary Quinto. The critically acclaimed Broadway revival of “The Glass Menagerie” has recouped its $2.6-million ...
Investment boom on US energy assets has legs
A boom in capital investment in US energy transportation and storage infrastructure is likely to continue through the decade, raising growth and job prospects, according to a study released Tuesday. High levels of investment will continue through 2025, ...
Goldman Reshuffles an Investment Banking Group
George Lee was named chairman of Goldman Sachs's technology, media and telecommunications investment banking group Goldman Sachs George Lee was named chairman of Goldman Sachs's technology, media and telecommunications investment ...