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State Investment Head Nervously Eyes `Cliff' Talks
The executive director of Minnesota's State Board of Investment is keeping tabs on the stock market volatility related to the policy debate in Washington over taxes and spending. President Barack Obama and Congress have until Monday to o head off ...
Your single worst investment bias
Mitch Tuchman is the co-founder, with Steve Beck, of MarketRiders, an online subscription software service for do-it-yourself investors. MarketRiders provides low-cost, tax efficient portfolios using exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and sends automated ...
NOOK Media Announces Strategic Investment by Pearson
Pearson's strategic investment in NOOK Media will accelerate customer access to digital content by pairing its leading expertise in online learning with NOOK Media's expertise in online distribution and customer service. This will facilitate improved ...
Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Named Top 25 Dividend Stock ...
Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Named Top 25 Dividend Stock ...
Nook Media draws $89.5M Pearson investment
The Pearson investment is surely intended to be another shot in the arm. Barnes & Noble said in its statement today that the deal will "accelerate customer access to digital content" and "facilitate improved discovery of available digital content and ...
Investment Firm Buys Southland Homes In $28 Million Deal
(STMW) – Tinley Park-based Mack Cos. said it has sold nearly 200 single-family homes in the south and southwest suburbs to an Arizona-based real estate investment trust for $28 million. Mack — which buys, rehabs then rents foreclosed homes and other ...
FAM Real Estate Investment Trust Completes $58.8 Million Initial Public Offering
FAM Real Estate Investment Trust (F.UN, F.WT) announced today that it has completed its IPO, raising gross proceeds of $58.8 million. A total of 5,880,000 units were sold. Each offered unit consists of one trust unit in the capital of the REIT and one ...
2 Buys from Bill Gates' Secret Investment
Bill Gates has a secret. It's something very few people know. For the most part, only those who closely follow his business or work with him are aware of this secret. As the second wealthiest person on Earth, with a net worth of about $65 billion ...
2012 smashes record for Chinese investment in U.S. deals
At $6.5 billion, Chinese investment in U.S. projects during 2012 bested the previous 2010 record of $5.8 billion and shows few signs of slowing down, according to a report released Friday by New York-based research firm the Rhodium Group. With $5 ...
US CFTC index investment data for Nov
US short index investment in commodities rose $4.3 billion to $85.9 billion in November. * US long index investment in commodities rose $7.9 billion to $296.5 billion. * US index net length in commodity markets rose $3.6 billion to $210.6 billion. To ...
Evercore Wealth Management Completes Acquisition of Mt. Eden Investment ...
Evercore Wealth Management Completes Acquisition of Mt. Eden Investment ...
Triplex in 24th Street Corridor could be investment property
2890-2894 Folsom St., $1.599 million. Three-flat triplex Square footage: 5,400. Open home: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. This three-unit triplex is in an Edwardian building in the Mission District's trendy 24th Street corridor. Among the Victorian finishes ...
Ex-LDS bishop charged with investment fraud with singles ward members
OGDEN — A former LDS bishop is facing criminal charges after investigators say he involved members of his congregation or those who knew him through his church position in an investment scheme. Chad Bennett Reid, 57, of South Ogden, was charged ...
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The judge in the Upper Crust pizza bankruptcy case on Friday delayed the purchase of four of its stores by an investment firm with ties to the chain's founder, Jordan Tobins, to give a lawyer for former workers more time to fight his alleged ...
Editorial: Return on Investment Justifies Tourism Ads
What a refreshing way to close out 2012 and usher in 2013 — a state Cabinet department that can provide actual return-on-investment statistics for the tax dollars it has spent. That's what New Mexico's Tourism Department has to show for the $1.2 ...
A Homemade 130/30 Investment Strategy: A Longer-Term Perspective
Recently, Seeking Alpha posted a blog article of mine that served as a quasi product review of the Credit Suisse 130/30 ETF (CSM) as well as a homemade alternative ETF strategy that essentially replicates the constraints of a 130/30 investment strategy ...
Pearson Makes $89.5M Investment In B&N: The EBook War In Education Is On
You may not know it by listening to the evening news, but there's something of a silent war ongoing in the education sector. And perhaps not surprisingly, that war involves tablets. Apple held their own live event around 11 months ago just to show off ...
Miami Heat's Shane Battier's Classy, Low Key Investment Home – Look!
Jose Lambiet's Gossip Extra has a piece about the 34-year-old Heat sharp-shooter and his wife's classy, low-key investment they've been calling home the last few months. The couple bought this 4,300-square-foot four-bedroomer right after the Heat's big ...
Barnes & Noble's Nook Division Receives $89.5 Million Investment From Pearson
“Pearson's strategic investment in NOOK Media will accelerate customer access to digital content by pairing its leading expertise in online learning with NOOK Media's expertise in online distribution and customer service. This will facilitate improved ...
What future for Europe's investment banks?
These are the firms that underwrite securities, trade a variety of financial instruments and currencies, and provide associated advisory services—for instance, in mergers and acquisitions. In today's environment, most investment banks are reassessing ...
Scott Burns: Low investment expenses? No worries
Q: My husband retired last year at age 63 after hip-replacement surgery barred him from continuing to drive a log truck. His employer has offered a Vanguard funds 401(k) plan only for the past 15 years, so he has less than $285,000. Vanguard called him ...
A new year, with a new start to investment opportunities
“It's like having a big white sheet of paper to draw on,” said Hobbes. “A day full of possibilities,” said Calvin. “It's a magical world, Hobbes old buddy...let's go exploring.” Bill Watterson wrote those words in December 1995 as he concluded the last ...
A sure-thing investment: rental properties - The Star-Ledger
At about the same time housing prices began to fall several years ago, Erika O'Neil started thinking of her retirement. She bought a house in Monmouth County as an investment property and turned it into a single-family rental. Three-and-a-half years ...
Investment Trends Firms invest during slow economy
Undaunted by a weak economy, some small companies have been taking the counterintuitive step of investing in growth. As many of their bigger counterparts have pulled back from large expenditures, these firms have been putting money into their plants ...
The Most Interesting Investment Questions For 2013
1. Can Ben Bernanke begin to back away from the zero interest rate policy before the end of the year? 2. Is it possible for Apple investors and Tim Cook to find lasting contentment in the post-Jobs era? 3. What will Steve Cohen's lawyers do with all of ...
Investment Power of Utilities Sapped
Utilities have traditionally taken on more debt than other companies because of their perceived resilience. But the threat of credit-rating downgrades can't be ignored. GDF Suez has cut its investment plans by 20% for the next two years, and raised its ...
Need A Defense Contractor Investment? I Like Lockheed Martin In 2013
Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking ...
Investment in higher ed is needed
About 1,000 students from high schools throughout Southern Nevada participated in the 56th annual Sun Youth Forum on Nov. 20. The students were divided into groups to discuss a variety of topics. A representative was chosen from each group to write a ...
MOVES-City Of London Investment
Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:40am EST. Dec 31 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointment was announced on Monday. To inform us of other job changes, email to [email protected] CITY OF LONDON INVESTMENT GROUP PLC ...
10 Investment Resolutions For 2013
Lay out an investment plan. Determine if you want to build a portfolio around sectors of the market or asset classes. My preference is to use asset classes as they permit one to diversify all over the globe, whereas sector investing leaves gaps in the ...
U.K. Commercial Property Investment Fell 9% on Non-London Slump
Investors bought 30 billion pounds ($49 billion) of income-producing property in the U.K. this year, about 9 percent less than in 2011, according to broker Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. (JLL). London real estate deals totaled 18 billion pounds in 2012, the ...
Evercore Wealth Management Buys Mt. Eden Investment Advisors
Evercore Wealth Management has completed its acquisition of San Francisco-based wealth management firm Mt. Eden Investment Advisors. Terms of the deal, first announced in early November, were not released. Evercore Wealth Management is a ...
Uni-Pixel: Possibly The Best Investment For 2013
This article is about Uni-Pixel (UNXL), which is currently trading at $10.60 and has the potential to break $100 within the next 12 months based on expected growth. In order to educate unfamiliar and experienced investors, it is broken into three ...
LodgeNet will file for bankruptcy protection and be acquired by investment ...
LodgeNet will file for bankruptcy protection and be acquired by investment ...
AIG, A Surprising Investment Opportunity
"Great investment opportunities come around when excellent companies are surrounded by unusual circumstances that cause the stock to be misappraised." - Warren Buffett. American International Group (AIG) is a prime example of an investment opportunity ...
Carlile finishes $65M buy of Washington Investment Corp.
The buyout of Washington Investment Corp. included $35 million in cash and $30 million in notes, according to a news release. Based in Yuma, Co., Colorado Community Bank has assets of $485 million and 17 branches. The transaction gives Carlile ...
Vestar to Triple Investment From Duff & Phelps Sale
(DUF) to investors including Carlyle Group LP (CG) for $665.5 million, will reap a more than three-times return on its stake in the investment-banking firm. Vestar, a New York-based buyout firm, paid about $53 million for a 34 percent stake in Duff ...
Homeowners Choice and Walter Investment are best performers of 2012 among ...
Homeowners Choice and Walter Investment are best performers of 2012 among ...
Start Out New Year With Conservative Investment Strategy?
Because I do think this will be resolved I think treasuries going to be one of the worst investment -- in the next few years. However this -- into recession there's a flight to quality never -- around the world goes into US treasuries -- Which is ...
Your best investment for 2012? It might have been...Apple!
It closed out 2012 on a strong note, up almost four and half percent, to $532.17. If you'd bought a single share at the beginning of the year, you'd have seen a better-than-31-percent return on your investment. That was more than double the S&P 500's ...