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Nick Hanauer Is Wrong: It's Investment, Not Demand, That Creates Jobs
At the core of his beliefs is this idea that it is demand which creates both jobs and economic growth rather than investment. The implication of this, to him, is that there's no cost to taxing either the rich or the returns to capital in order to ...
PF Body to Give Options for Investment of Funds
Retirement fund body EPFO (Employees' Provident Fund Organisation) plans to give an option to its subscribers to choose from various investment products where they want their money to be invested and a larger focus might be eventually on the equity ...
Failed Baja condo project haunts U.S. buyers
Purchasers like the Marriotts, who signed contracts and deposited $254,000 for two units — half their sales prices — are facing a tough reality after years of hoping and waiting: Their investment, drawn from Connie Marriott's retirement savings, may ...
Worthy investment program under congressional fire
According to published reports, the next such program that could appear in the budgetary crosshairs is the Overseas Private Investment Corp. OPIC, as it's known, performs a number of functions to encourage U.S. private investment in designated ...
Misfit Inc. founder walked away from investment firm, found 'spiritual home ...
Misfit Inc. founder walked away from investment firm, found 'spiritual home ...
It's time for infrastructure investment
Groups that are usually at odds, including liberals and conservatives, Republicans and Democrats and business and labor, often agree, at least in general, about the value and importance for the economy of infrastructure investment. An unusual ...
Why Chipotle Is Still a Better Investment Than Panera
Better on the earnings front, too. Chipotle's significantly higher growth rate is a strong sign that it's a better investment candidate than Panera, despite trading at a pricier earnings multiple. However, a look at the two companies' earnings profiles ...
South Korea seeks to boost investment in foreign equities
Song In-chang, director-general of the finance ministry's international finance department, said the move was aimed at boosting capital market efficiency and returns to savers. “Individuals are having difficulty finding decent investment opportunities ...
Somerset County Ranked 2nd In Local-Economy Investment
According to Somerset County: Somerset County is one of the top two New Jersey counties based on local investment and economic expansion, according to New York-based financial technology company SmartAsset. SmartAsset recently completed a study ...
Corbyn to unveil 'Vision 2020' to end austerity with public investment plan
He is expected to further flesh out his economic vision for Britain 2020, signposting the way a Labour government under his leadership intends to return all of our United Kingdom to the sound economics of public investment so as to bring an end to the ...
Ride-Hailing Service Didi Kuaidi to Get Backing From China Investment Corp.
China's homegrown ride-hailing service is getting an influential backer in its battle against Uber Technologies Inc.: China Investment Corp. China Investment Corp., the country's sovereign-wealth fund, has made a commitment to invest in Didi Kuaidi ...
SoftBank Leads $100M Investment In India-Based Budget Hotel Network OYO Rooms
SoftBank is back investing in India after it lead a $100 million round for OYO Rooms, a two-year-old startup that runs an online marketplace for affordable hotels in the country. OYO Rooms was founded by 21-year-old Thiel Fellow Ritesh Agarwal, and it ...
HSBC Investment Bank Profit Slips; Provisions Offset Trading
HSBC Holdings Plc said first-half profit at its investment bank dropped 5.6 percent as legal expenses overshadowed an increase in revenue from foreign exchange and equities. Pretax profit in global banking and markets, the division that houses the firm ...
EBRD Sees Record Turkey Equity Investment in Year of Uncertainty
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is set to make record equity investments in Turkey this year, even as the country awaits the formation of a government and confronts regional instability. The EBRD, as the London-based lender and ...
The Business Case for ESG Investment
Corporate investment in ESG practices has been widely investigated in recent years. Studies show that a business corporation may benefit from these resource allocations on multiple levels, ranging from higher market and accounting performance to ...
Decisiv Announces Growth Equity Investment
The growth equity investment by Blue Diamond Capital will be used by Decisiv to further enhance the product offerings as well as expand its ecosystem partnerships and asset base by attracting new light-, medium- and heavy-duty OEMs, service networks, ...
Hays, Travis counties among best in state for public, private investment
Hays and Travis counties are among the top counties in Texas receiving the most public and private investment, according to a report from personal finance website SmartAsset. On a national, county-by-county level, SmartAsset tallied the change in the ...
Tesla gigafactory investment at $183M, tax deal finalized
Tesla Motors can start applying for refunds on gigafactory taxes after the state of Nevada finalized its $1.3 billion incentive agreement with the company in the second quarter. The agreement allows Tesla to submit refund claims on local sales and use ...
The case for health as a high-return investment
Launched in support of the United Nations' Every Woman Every Child initiative, it was able to align $12 billion in public and private resources towards financing country-led five-year investment plans for women's, children's and adolescents' health ...
The Morning Leverage: Wall Street Plugging Into Companies Seeded by CIA's ...
The Morning Leverage: Wall Street Plugging Into Companies Seeded by CIA's ...
Investment Consortium Buys Germany's Tank & Rast
LONDON — A group of investors led by the private equity arm of German insurer Allianz agreed to acquire Autobahn Tank & Rast Holding, the German motorway service area operator, its owners said on Monday. The investment consortium will pay more than ...
Microsoft: What Software Company Has to Gain From Reported Uber Investment
The software company reportedly invested $100 million as part of a massive $1 billion fundraising round Uber recently completed, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. While the investment has been interpreted as a ...
Investment income, expenses batter CNA's results
Net income fell 48.3% to $138.0 million as investment income declined and expenses rose at CNA Financial Corp., the company said in a statement Monday. Net written premiums for the second quarter were off 1% to $1.64 billion while revenues declined ...
AIG profit lifted by AerCap, China investment; raises buyback
(Reuters) - Insurer American International Group Inc reported a 5.6 percent jump in quarterly operating profit, driven by investments in one of China's biggest insurers and earnings from aircraft leasing company AerCap. AIG, the largest commercial ...
Denver event staffing firm gets new CEO following investment
DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - A Philadelphia investment firm has made a "significant equity investment" in the firm behind much of the event security and staffing needs of big Denver venues like Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Pepsi Center and Red ...
Kapors pledge $40 million investment in tech diversity
SAN FRANCISCO — Mitch Kapor and wife Freada Kapor Klein will invest $40 million over three years in a set of initiatives designed to give women and underrepresented minorities a better shot at becoming technology entrepreneurs. The longtime Silicon ...
To restore economy, Greece must focus on the basics: stability, investment and ...
To restore economy, Greece must focus on the basics: stability, investment and ...
Victims lose millions in investment scam
Authorities say victims believed Roberts when he allegedly promised guaranteed returns on a real estate investment. "He would approach potential victims telling them that they could double their investment and he would make good on that first ...
TICC Capital's Investment Adviser to Be Acquired by Benefit Street Partners
BSP will replace the current members of the investment adviser's investment committee and will be supported by BSP's team of over 100 employees and nearly 60 investment and research professionals; -- Over time, BSP plans to transition the Company's ...
Europe needs major investment if it is to avoid another Greece
In addition to that, the euro-area needs its own vehicle to boost public investment, bringing together funds from member states but also its own money based on euro-area debt. We are aware that building such a tool requires far-reaching and complex ...
Against All Odds Resource Investment Is At Record Highs
Many investors will be shocked at a new report this week. Showing that investment in the downtrodden natural resources sector is actually hitting record highs right now. Research firm Preqin, as covered by Law360, reported that resource-focused private ...
New $877M body plant 'biggest investment' in Flint since at least the '80s
FLINT, MI – In front of hundreds of employees and officials, General Motors and the UAW announced an $877 million investment into Flint that will bring the addition of a new body shop to the city. GM Vice President Cathy Clegg said the company is very ...
Iran To Prioritize Companies From Neighboring Countries For Overseas ...
Iran To Prioritize Companies From Neighboring Countries For Overseas ...
First Round releases 10 years of investment data and some of it will surprise you
What factors might indicate that a startup will become a good investment? One of Silicon Valley's most successful investment firms, First Round Capital, analyzed 10 years of its data to release a study on what exactly makes a good entrepreneur. And ...
Soros's Investment Chief to Depart
The billionaire's Soros Fund Management LLC on Tuesday said that Chief Investment Officer Scott Bessent would exit at the end of this year to start his own hedge-fund firm. Mr. Bessent will be the fifth chief investment officer to depart since April ...
Everest investment advice business sues Maryland attorney general's securities ...
Everest investment advice business sues Maryland attorney general's securities ...
Aid should be seen as foreign public investment, not just charity
A road built by China in Mauritania's southern Brakna region. The 'emerging donor' countries eschew the term aid because of its simplistic connotations, preferring the language of 'mutual benefit'. Photograph: Li Jing/Xinhua ...
Real Estate Investment Aided by Ponzi Scheme Could Recoup Victims' Money
And, it turns out, one heck of an investment. In a Ponzi-meets-“The Producers” fraud, two brothers-in-law tricked investors out of $96 million, diverting much of the money, which investors thought was going into managed funds, to prop up the then ...
Motorola investment and Tesla earnings--5 things to know today
1. Motorola Solutions gets $1 billion from Silver Lake. Motorola Solutions has attraced a $1 billion investment from Silver Lake, a private equity group specializing in technology companies, to fund its transition away from radios and walkie talkies ...
4 sneaky investment fees to watch for
A front-end load is a sales charge on purchases that effectively reduces your investment. This investment fee is a commission or sales charge applied at the time of your initial purchase of an investment, such as a mutual fund or insurance policy ...
Portland's CashStar gets $15 million investment
FTV Capital, an investment firm with offices in San Francisco and New York City that has invested in CashStar in the past, led the $15 million Series D round. Joining FTV Capital in pouring more money into CashStar are existing investors Passport ...
Why Motorola just got a $1 billion investment from Silver Lake
The investment is another new chapter in Motorola's reinvention since being forced into selling its struggling mobile phone business in 2008 by activist investor Carl Icahn. CEO Greg Brown told The New York Times that he wants Motorola to provide all ...
Millennials: Consider CDFIs for Your Socially Responsible Investment Portfolio
It reports that 49 percent of millionaire Millennials consider social responsibility as an investment selection factor compared to 43 percent of Gen-Xers, 34 percent of Boomers, and 27 percent of seniors. For non-millionaire Millennials, social ...
Green Roofs, Built on Private Investment
The extreme rainstorms that strike with increasing frequency -- such as the Memorial Day weekend downpours in Texas -- are having devastating effects beyond the severe flooding they cause. Sudden and forceful rains overwhelm urban storm-drain systems, ...
5-month-old Durham tech startup snags Lowe's investment
SoloPro CEO Tommy Sowers disclosed the news via blog post this week, saying that the investment gives SoloPro a longer runway and “also signals a strong interest from a leader in DIY (do-it-yourself) home improvement to connect early with DIY ...
Triangle Capital's net investment income rises 10 percent
Triangle Capital reported second-quarter net investment income of $16.2 million, or 49 cents per share, falling a penny per share short of Wall Street's expectations. Still, the company's net investment income, bolstered by its larger investment ...
Ackman's Investment Is Latest Jolt for Mondelez
For Mondelez International Inc. MDLZ 0.56 % and its chief executive, Irene Rosenfeld, William Ackman's investment is the latest jolt in a yearslong roller-coaster ride of activism and corporate restructuring. Mondelez, which sells Oreo cookies ...
At investment conference, PolyMet predicts profitability, Buffalo Wild Wings ...
At investment conference, PolyMet predicts profitability, Buffalo Wild Wings ...
Coastal Markets Generate Most 1H Retail Investment Activity
Coastal markets continued to attract the most retail property investors during the first half of this year, according to recent data from Real Capital Analytics (RCA). Seven of the 10 most active investment sales markets were coastal, with Chicago ...
This new fund investment could challenge ETFs
“What we are trying to do is level that playing field and give them investment vehicles that are as efficient as one another,” Isaac said in a telephone interview. Specifically, NextShares would do this by adopting ETF's tax efficiencies and ...