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Economics Daily Digest: The return of investment
Mark Thoma notes that while Eric Cantor says the GOP should be "talking about helping folks," President Obama is the one who's actually going to be laying out a plan to do that tonight, and the Republican response is unlikely to be "Yeah, what he said ...
Three Investment Alternatives for Retirement
Investors at or nearing retirement -- -- their portfolios to the sacred things like fixed income assets. But with the runup in prices our next guest says those traditional bond investments are actually no longer the way to go out. So here with his real ...
India's investment malaise thwarting quick economic rebound
But that, he says, won't justify fresh investment when his firm, a fully-owned subsidiary of UK-based JC Bamford Excavators Ltd, is already running 20 to 25 percent below capacity that was doubled just over three years ago. "Has there been a turnaround ...
AccessKenya Climbs to 19-Month High on Investment: Nairobi Mover
AccessKenya Group Ltd., the East African nation's only publicly traded Internet company, climbed to the highest in almost 19 months as AIB Capital Ltd. said investment in network infrastructure will boost profit margins. The stock advanced 3.2 percent ...
Santander UK probed over investment advice failures
LONDON Feb 13 (Reuters) - Santander's British arm is being investigated by the country's financial regulator for possible breaches in the quality of its investment advice, industry sources told Reuters. The Financial Services Authority on Wednesday ...
Three Urgent Investment Warnings
And right now, there are three investment warnings that I need to repeat so your portfolio doesn't suffer the consequences of any unfortunate memory loss. And to really drive my points home, I'm going to throw in some telling graphics, too. So let's ...
Housing as an Investment? Yes, That Idea Is Back
Still, Yale professor and home-price tracker Robert Shiller says housing remains a pretty crummy investment over the long run. He calculated (PDF) that real (after-inflation) home-price appreciation from 1890 to 1990 was approximately zero percent ...
Chesapeake View On Natural Gas Prices - Investment Implications
Below are notes from a group investor meeting with two senior directors of investor relations and research from Chesapeake Energy (CHK). They are obviously very bullish on natural gas (UNG). High natural gas prices would be bullish for Chesapeake ...
Fidus Investment Corporation Schedules Fourth Quarter and Year End 2012 ...
Fidus Investment Corporation Schedules Fourth Quarter and Year End 2012 ...
NASA Outlines Space Tech Investment Plan
NASA has unveiled a Strategic Space Technology Investment Plan (SSTIP) that prioritizes the agency's tech investments during the next four years. The plan, which is posted on NASA's website, calls for "technology development activities that will ...
Hey Congress: Pre-K is a better investment than the stock market
We touched on this in our footnoting last night, but Obama is riffing off considerable literature suggesting that early childhood education is a tremendously effective investment. Unlike many areas of policy, a number of randomized controlled trials ...
Sources: US Attorney's office investigating NBPA contract with investment firm
The U.S. Attorney's office is investigating the authenticity of a National Basketball Players Association contract that authorized future payment of more than $3 million to an investment firm that employed the son of executive director Billy Hunter ...
Government Spending vs. Investment
A bigger government we need but a smarter government that sets priorities and invest in broad base -- We want to -- about products. We also have to invest in the best ideas now is not the time to got. These job creating investments in science and ...
Lew dodges critiques, remains on track for Treasury
President Obama's nominee to lead the Treasury Department defended his $56,000 investment in a Cayman Islands fund at his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, saying he was unaware it was based in a nation famous for offshore tax havens. Jack Lew ...
Northwest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Crosses Above 6 ...
Northwest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Crosses Above 6 ...
Citi axes 50 investment bankers in Europe, Mideast, Africa
LONDON (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc has begun axing 50 investment bankers across its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) division as a program of cutting 11,000 jobs hits the heart of the investment bank. Citi announced the global cuts, equal to about 4 ...
Mexico needs deep reform to lure oil investment: Shell
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The legal framework governing Mexico's state-run energy sector will require major changes if the country is to boost production and attract significant private investment, a top official for oil major Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L ...
How Broncos could protect investment in Peyton Manning with NFL Draft
How Broncos could protect investment in Peyton Manning with NFL Draft. By Jeff Legwold The Denver Postdenverpost.com. Posted: 02/14/2013 12:01:00 AM MST. Broncos lineman Orlando Franklin (74). (The Denver Post). Today's question about the ...
Breakthroughs with Martin Sheen Showcasing Investment Strategies to Prepare ...
Breakthroughs with Martin Sheen Showcasing Investment Strategies to Prepare ...
Fight child obesity with wise parental investment
Although the mother quietly denied the boy the sweets, he happily left with a small birdhouse — a wise investment in his health and well-being as it symbolizes an entertaining hobby, scientific enlightenment, and nature appreciation taking precedence ...
Domainex Announces Investment Round
UK-based drug discovery company Domainex has announced an investment round to raise 1.5 million pounds ($2.3 million) of capital. This round had a successful first close in December 2012, with investments made by Longbow Capital, Bury ...
Gramercy Adds to Latin America Private Equity Investment Team
Gramercy, a dedicated emerging markets investment manager, has added several hires to its Latin America private equity investment team co-led by Gustavo Ferraro, a managing director and head of Latin American markets at Gramercy and David Britts, ...
Investment Banks Cut Senior Staff by 12% in 2012, Coalition Says
The 10 largest investment banks including Barclays Plc, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Deutsche Bank AG reduced the number of front-office jobs by 12 percent in 2012, according to analytics firm Coalition. The banking and trading positions, which ...
Warren Buffett investment consortium, Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital, to ...
Warren Buffett investment consortium, Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital, to ...
Top Investment Traps: A "To Do List" for SEC Enforcement
Normally, Real Estate Investment Trusts pay healthy yields and offer diversification because they own commercial real estate. But “private” REITs, also sold for high yield, are loaded with broker and management fees. They have been running into trouble ...
Obama: Preschool programs are worth the investment
Washington is about to be hit with a massive set of spending cuts that would curtail spending in education, but President Obama nevertheless traveled to Georgia today to make the case that early childhood education is a worthwhile investment. "We need ...
Artis Real Estate Investment Trust Shares Cross Below Book Value
In trading on Thursday, shares of Artis Real Estate Investment Trust (Toronto: AX-UN) crossed below their last reported book value — defined as common shareholder equity per share — of $15.95, changing hands as low as $15.91 per share. Artis Real ...
VC Bill Gurley defends investment in money-losing Snapchat
Gurley, who spoke on a panel of venture capitalists at Goldman Sachs' annual Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco, was asked why he'd invest in a startup with no revenue model. Benchmark led a $13.5 million investment in the app, valuing ...
Stop Talking About the "Return on Investment" To Preschool
The implication of saying that preschool has a higher return on investment than the stock market is that a state could take its pension fund out of its current investments and use that money to finance a preschool expansion and come out ahead of the ...
Study: Pre-K Investment Pays Off With Higher Incomes, Reduced Crime
Study: Pre-K Investment Pays Off With Higher Incomes, Reduced Crime. February 14, 2013 3:00 PM. Audio for this story from All Things Considered will be available at approximately 7:00 p.m. ET. February 14, 2013. On Thursday, President Obama unveiled ...
Carl Icahn Once Again Reports no Investment Changes in 13F Filing
Mr. Icahn did omit some information on his holdings in the filing, an action some investment managers are permitted by the SEC to take when they're building or eliminating a position. Such "confidential treatment" prevents others from piggy-backing on ...
A look at the higher tax rates on investment income under the new tax law
The recent “fiscal cliff” agreement in Washington preserved tax rates that investors with moderate to low incomes pay on investment income such as capital gains and stock dividends. Not so for top earners, who will pay higher rates on income earned ...
At least two more investment firms dump investments in American gunmakers ...
At least two more investment firms dump investments in American gunmakers ...
Aegon Q4 net income jumps on investment, divestment gains
75 · Automatic spending cuts would hurt Americans: White House. Sponsored Links. Aegon Q4 net income jumps on investment, divestment gains. Tweet · Share this · Email · Print. Related News. ING cuts thousands more jobs at retail bank. Wed, Feb 13 2013 ...
Broadway flop 'Scandalous' a costly investment for Foursquare Church
In a statement to The Times, the church said "the conclusion of Greg Campbell's employment with The Foursquare Church was completely unrelated to our investment in the musical 'Scandalous.'" The statement also said that the "changes made to the ...
Barclays investment bank chief says he's staying
Rich Ricci, the head of investment banking at Barclays (NYSE:BCS) , said management was overly optimistic about the global fee pool when it chose to expand the business in the wake of the Lehman Brothers acquisition. But he told Financial News this ...
Winthrop man pleads guilty to investment fraud
Winthrop man pleads guilty to investment fraud. AP / February 15, 2013. E-mail |; Print |; Reprints |. Text Size: –; +. E-mail. E-mail this article. To: Invalid E-mail address. Add a personal message:(80 character limit). Your E-mail: Invalid E-mail ...
N.C. Treasurer picks two investment firms to park $300 million
North Carolina State Treasurer Janet Cowell will commit $150 million each to two out-of-state investment firms in a new program to boost emerging managers. On the receiving end will be the Philadelphia-based FIS Group and San Francisco-based Leading ...
Former Wall Street investment banker now brews craft beers
Sitting in a manufacturing zone just a couple of hundred yards from the harbor in Stamford, Conn. is one of the area's best kept secrets for an inexpensive Saturday afternoon: a popular new brewery that loves to invite locals in to taste their ...
CPP Investment Board Posts 3% Investment Return
TORONTO--CPP Investment Board, one of Canada' biggest pension funds and a big global investor, generated a quarter-over-quarter investment return of 3%, fueled by gains in publicly traded stocks and higher income from private assets. CPPIB said it ...
INVESTMENT FOCUS-Awaiting proof of the "Great Rotation"
By Mike Dolan LONDON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - The jury's out on the big investment theme of 2013 - the so-called "Great Rotation" out of expensive bonds back into undervalued equity - and don't hold your breath for a verdict any time soon. Only six weeks ...
PSERS chief investment officer Alan Van Noord to retire in June
“Together, PSERS investment team and I have built a well- diversified investment structure and significantly reduced investment risk in the Fund. I am confident that I leave behind a strong investment structure better able to withstand any difficult ...
Why voter studies are a good public investment
Eric Cantor and House Republicans are on one of their periodic attacks against funding for social sciences, with political science as a prime target. Cantor attacked one grant in particular today, “a recent $266,821 grant to figure out why voters chose ...
Preschool is an investment in America
Compared to our counterparts in the developed world, the United States is a wealthy nation of dummies and dropouts. A few years ago, American 15-year-olds were ranked 17th in science and an unimpressive 25th in math when compared with their peers in ...
Investment Manager Remembers His Cattle-Call Roots
To give credit where it is due, Mr. Bolton, a managing director of Neuberger Berman Group LLC, an investment management firm based in New York, recently gave gifts totaling $100,000 to the Actors Fund, a national human services charity that supports ...
Over the Hedge Fund: Pruning Investment Dangers
Amaranth, Long-Term Capital, and Madoff Investment Securities were all hedge-fund accidents waiting to happen. And all gave off visible warning signs that investors could have seen. So argues the Greenwich Roundtable in "Avoiding Mistakes" ...
China takes investment and lending risks others won't in going global
MEXICO CITY — When Venezuela seized billions of dollars in assets from Exxon Mobil and other foreign companies, Chinese state banks and investors didn't blink. Over the past five years they have loaned Venezuela more than $35 billion. Elsewhere ...
President Barack Obama: Investment is needed to grow the economy
President Barack Obama: Investment is needed to grow the economy. State Of Union_2.JPG. President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President John Biden and House Speaker John Boehner, smiles as he gives his State of the Union address during a joint ...
Silicon Valley Investors Launch Firm To Cash In On $50 Billion Pot Industry
BRENDAN KENNEDY received an engineering degree, started a software firm and sold its assets to Boeing, studied for a Yale MBA and then joined a Silicon Valley bank reviewing new-business proposals. His latest venture takes a sharp turn off the beaten ...
Investment banks paying for bond ratings blurs objectivity
That pleased the investment banks that paid S&P for the ratings and cobbled together the deals, known as collateralized debt obligations, or CDOs. When the housing market imploded, the overrated - and therefore overpriced - securities crashed, which ...