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Letter: Issue 1A a good investment in future
Please join me in voting for Issue 1A, Natural Areas and Open Space. I enjoy viewing wildlife, hiking, biking and simply being part of nature. My human spirit soars every time I visit Eagle's Nest and Red Mountain open spaces, and I can't wait to take ...
New York investment banker takes time off work amid shocking claims in divorce ...
New York investment banker takes time off work amid shocking claims in divorce ...
Harley Luplow: Seeking fertile investment ground, locally
Conventional wisdom holds that in the long term (we are talking decades sometimes), the small retail investor will accumulate some wealth with a disciplined investment approach. Typical advice is to go 60 percent in equities (stocks) and 40 percent in ...
With $19 million investment in Scott, Christie returns to Florida for campaign ...
With $19 million investment in Scott, Christie returns to Florida for campaign ...
Investment in family planning saves billions
A report released recently by the Guttmacher Institute showed that public investment in family planning actually saved taxpayers $13.6 billion in 2010 from the costs associated with preventing an estimated 2.2 million unintended pregnancies in the same ...
Skarbeck: Investment industry sees rise of the machines
Naturally, some investment firms fear robo-advisers will steal clients and/or drive down their fees. Firms that charge management fees to oversee portfolios of mutual funds and ETFs—where the investor is effectively paying two levels of fees—fall in ...
Fundraising Acceleration Is The New VC Investment Thesis
Even more eye-popping was the valuation: $1.12 billion. Although Slack pivoted from an earlier incarnation as a games company called Tiny Speck, such a growth in valuation in just the first 8 months of a new product's existence is almost completely ...
Warriors tout Thompson's deal as smart investment
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers saw a familiar gesture when he walked through the locker room or onto the practice floor during the preseason, and it resonated with him as much as anything he heard at the ...
Investment Fund For Social Enterprises In Asia Targets Growth Capital Gap
There's a dearth of growth capital available for social enterprises in Southeast and South Asia. With that in mind, Singapore-based Impact Investment Exchange's (IIX) Impact Partners is launching a new growth fund on Nov. 6 called, appropriately enough ...
Hotrod Lincoln? Ford to overhaul Lincoln Motor Company with $5 billion ...
Hotrod Lincoln? Ford to overhaul Lincoln Motor Company with $5 billion ...
Buying a domain as an investment
Buying a domain as an investment. What do you think about this? Buying a domain as an investment. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock. When I say, "investment" you probably think about the stock market or real estate. Well, in the modern world you can ...
Chinese Direct and Financial Outbound Investment
China is an emerging investor in business abroad via overseas direct investment, and is also exploring options to invest in international financial markets. China became the third largest outbound direct investor in 2012 and, in conjunction with plans ...
Cautiously, Stifel Emerges as an Investment Leader
So between investment bankers and public finance, we're the No. 1 underwriter of negotiated public finance issues in the state. When we talk about following the money, where else are the opportunities? Following the money for the most part is making ...
Update: YPF Benefits From Argentina's New Investment Rules (YPF)
One law reduces the minimum investment necessary to circumvent currency controls from $1 billion to $250 million. Another law increases the length of shale drilling contracts from 25 years to 35 years. Since the laws were passed, the sentiment around ...
Examining the Future of Foreign Investment
Chinese government agencies are beginning to loosen restrictions related to outbound investment activity, recently increasing the minimum threshold at which foreign investments are subject to government oversight from $30 million to $1 billion, making ...
Autodesk Announces $100 Million Investment in 3D Printing
Autodesk has announced a new program which aims to invest up to $100 million in 3D printing companies over the next several years. The Spark Investment Fund will invest in innovative entrepreneurs, startups and researchers in the 3D printing field who ...
Digging Into Downtown's Chinese investment Boom
Then in August, real estate investment firm Shenzhen Hazens snapped up the Luxe City Center hotel, also across from L.A. Live (just north of Fig Central), and two adjoining lots for $105 million. The company is looking at a $250 million reworking of ...
HSBC Currency, Equities Offset Investment Bank Charges
“HSBC has an investment bank that feeds off their strong transaction banking, and hence they are showing significantly better results in places such as foreign exchange, which thrive on customer flows,” said Chirantan Barua, analyst at Sanford C ...
Ex-BofA Investment Banker Charged in 'American Psycho'-Style Double Slaying
Hong Kong police have charged a British investment banker who worked for Bank of America with the gruesome slaying of two women, including one whose body was found “near-decapitated” and stuffed into a suitcase on the balcony of the man's luxury ...
5 Questions to Answer Before Raising a New Investment Fund
While creating this kind of investment fund may sound simple enough, not all new funds have the same goals and objectives - particularly when it comes to accelerating economic growth in a neighborhood, city, region or state. In order for a fund to be ...
In Bill Gross's Latest Investment Letter, a Sly Reference to 'Adaptation'
Analyzing an investment essay by Bill Gross usually requires a background in finance. But the investor's latest dispatch might be more successfully interpreted by a doctoral student in literature. Mr. Gross, the former chief investment officer of the ...
Pimco Rehires Marc Seidner as a Top Investment Officer
Mr. Seidner worked at Pimco from 2009 until January this year, and was a member of the firm's investment committee. He previously worked at Harvard Management Co. with Mohamed El-Erian , Pimco's former chief executive, who also resigned from the firm ...
Chile seeks to speed up $6 billion of private investment
"The majority of problems that private investment projects face ... can absolutely be resolved," he said after a cabinet meeting called by President Michelle Bachelet to revise economic measures being taken by the government. "We will work to clear the ...
Miracle Saves Active Investment Management
The sub-heading for the article reads "But any paradigm shift is seen as a long way off." In other words, active investment management is dying a slow death, and for good reasons. In this blog, I explore the shortcomings of active investment management ...
County zeroes in on investment consultant
The county is considering hiring PFM Asset Management, an investment agency that counts the city of Chicago, the state of Illinois and Milwaukee (Wis.) County among its clients, to help the treasurer invest county funds. Jeff Schroeder and Michelle ...
Cuba seeks over $8 billion in foreign investment
The menu of possible investments is a key step in a push for foreign capital that includes the relaxation of investment restrictions and the creation of a special trade zone around a new deep-water port west of Havana. "Cuba is pushing strongly to take ...
Cuba Seeks Over $8 Billion in Foreign Investment
The Cuban government remains opaque, refusing to release basic information like current levels of foreign investment. Malmierca told The Associated Press that the figure could be misused by the United States, which maintains an embargo on Cuba that the ...
Carl Icahn's Investment Fund Loses 5.3% In Third Quarter
Icahn's investment fund lost 5.3% in the third quarter, according to new financial figures released by Icahn Enterprises on Tuesday, and has now returned 4.4% in the first nine months of 2014. Icahn's investment fund, which invests Icahn's personal ...
Investment Group Buying Varsity Brands
“We now look forward to accelerating this work in partnership with Charlesbank – a pre-eminent partner that brings unique investment acumen in the education market – and to building on Varsity Brands' key competitive strengths,” said Varsity Brands ...
Emerson CEO says lower tax rate would spur $2 billion investment
“It's not going to drive incremental investment per se, but obviously we know that money would go to the use here in the United States because of the strong U.S. environment we see right now for both growth and investments. It would be a good thing for ...
Pentagon Sought Sanctions Exemptions for Iranian Investment in Afghanistan
Though the engagement with Iran ultimately faltered, the efforts demonstrated the lengths to which the American military was willing to go to promote business investment in Afghanistan to replace billions of dollars the U.S. and its allies have spent ...
Tennessee ranked top state for foreign job investment
Clarksville, TN – November 4, 2014– According to the most recent Global Trends Report, Tennessee has been ranked the top state in the nation for foreign direct investment job commitments in 2013. The annual report from the IBM Institute for Business ...
China draft rules ease limits on foreign investment
In a draft foreign investment catalogue China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) cut the number of sectors where China limits foreign investment to 35 from 79, opening up areas such as real estate, steel, oil refining, paper making and ...
China says to cut red-tape for new investment
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will cut red-tape for approving new investment to improve government efficiency and boost capital spending, the cabinet said on Wednesday in its latest measures to support the cooling Chinese economy. An online system for ...
Dominique Strauss Khan's Investment Banking Venture Just Went Bust
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former International Monetary Fund boss caught up in a string of scandals, has just seen his one-year old investment banking firm go down the drain. Last week, Strauss-Kahn's business partner Thierry Leyne fell from a ...
$190 million investment bears 'job security' for Alcoa employees
A massive expansion at Alcoa's Davenport Works is part of the aluminum producer's plan to expand products it makes for aerospace customers. The company planned to begin construction in 2015 on a $190-million expansion to the facility that would include ...
Top Five Most Costly Investment Mistakes
At FutureAdvisor we analyze over $30 billion in investor portfolios to recommend improvements, and as a result we are able to see common mistakes that a lot of Americans are making. Below are some of the key mistakes that people make and some tips for ...
How Will Johnson & Johnson's Ebola Investment Pay Off?
Investors ought to be thinking about how this investment will pay off for Johnson & Johnson. It appears that despite the rush, there is a good chance that the company can earn positive return on this investment. However, the additive effect to its ...
Cloud Encoding Startup Encoding.com Gets Strategic Investment From Harmonic
Cloud encoding startup Encoding.com has gotten some validation from one of the big players in the more traditional video processing world. That's because Harmonic has made a strategic investment in Encoding.com, which could lead to closer integration ...
Panelists talk about responsible investment at WorldPensionSummit
Pension funds around the world should do more to improve the markets and the planet, thereby improving sustainability and potentially helping to restore trust in the financial system. Speaking on a panel on responsible investment and environmental ...
Triangle Capital's investment income falls
Raleigh investment firm Triangle Capital's net investment income declined 8 percent to $15.4 million in the third quarter. Net investment income per share was 51 cents, compared with 61 cents a year ago. Triangle Capital makes loans to midsize ...
MTA plan is an investment in city transit
Two years after superstorm Sandy, there is no question that NYC is better equipped for the next big storm. The city has implemented 16 new laws to improve building resiliency. Con Edison has invested $1 billion to fortify electrical substations. On ...
Walter Investment posts net loss of $70.8M in 3Q14
Walter Investment Management (WAC) reported a GAAP net loss for the third quarter of 2014 of $70.8 million, or a loss of $1.88 per diluted share. The company had revenue of $386 million, down 21.1% year-over-year and missing Wall Street expectations by ...
The best stock investment I ever made
He made close to six figures on the trade and dubs it his best investment ever -- at least so far. Yuan is one of a handful of "average Joe" investors CNNMoney spoke to who snapped up shares of big American companies on the cheap during the dark days ...
AOL CEO: Investment Mode Will Turn Into Profit Mode
It is just we have investment mode. That will turn into profit mode and you're seeing that happen now. You have and they on a programmatic. You have been on the forefront of that. How do you continue to build on that. A more aggressive facebook and ...
Investment flows
A big reason for its fast economic growth is that China has been a magnet for the world's investment capital. Over the past two decades, China attracted more foreign direct investment (FDI) than any country save America. So the recent prediction made ...
5 key findings on insurers' investment yields
Exploring strategic issues facing life insurers, the report focuses on major asset classes, investment trends and portfolio results for 430 insurers, the companies grouped by business focus (life, annuities, accident and health, mixed, and reinsurance ...
Solar Investment Tax Credit: Does Republican Win Increase Uncertainty On ...
Solar Investment Tax Credit: Does Republican Win Increase Uncertainty On ...
CoverMyMeds hiring as fast as it can after Francisco Partners' investment
"We had some choices (among investment firms)," Scantland said. "We talked to a number of people; (Francisco Partners has) been a great partner. They have a lot of experience and connections in health-care IT." This is the first outside investment in ...
TVA makes final payment to Congress' on $1B investment
“The federal government's original investment in TVA amounted to 'venture capital; in what came to be known as 'the Great Experiment' in the Tennessee Valley,” Johnson said. “It showed that the unified development of a region's resources could help ...