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Why the Global Fund Is a Terrific Investment
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced today that it will need $15 billion to continue its life-saving work. If the world comes together to meet this replenishment goal, it will build on one of its greatest achievements of ...
EIA: Foreign firms doubling down on US shale investment
Foreign investment in U.S. shale oil-and-gas plays is on the rise, according to data released Monday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Of the $133.7 billion spent on U.S. shale ventures between 2008 and 2012, joint ventures with ...
Bill Adair: Fact-checking 'is a good investment'
Bill Adair says in an interview with Brendan Nyhan for Columbia Journalism Review that while he is leaving newspapers for academia, the lessons he learned from founding PolitiFact are worth sharing with all of journalism. Fact-checking, he said, is ...
Merrion Names Conlon Investment Unit CEO as O'Dwyer Retires
Merrion Capital Group appointed David Conlon as head of its investment management unit, replacing Joe O'Dwyer, who is retiring on health grounds, according to an internal e-mail. John Conroy, chief executive of Dublin-based Merrion Capital, confirmed ...
Rail investment sparks new jobs in Washington, Mo.
Rail investment sparks new jobs in Washington, Mo. Print Email. 2013-04-08T12:30:00Z 2013-04-08T12:45:36Z Rail investment sparks new jobs in Washington, Mo.By Tim Logan [email protected] 314-340-8291 stltoday.com. 2 hours ago • By Tim ...
Is Google following Apple's lead?
Google's stock is down 9% from its all-time high but there's still room to fall before panic should set in. Apple may not be the darling of every investor's eye but Google is starting to lose some love too. Just a month ago, shares well on their way to ...
EU watchdog rejects easing insurer long-term investment rules
With this in mind, the EU Commission last year asked the watchdog to look at the amount of regulatory capital insurers must set aside as a buffer for long-term investments, particularly for small companies, infrastructure and socially responsible ...
Cordish family rolls snake-eyes with offshore investment?
David Cordish is known for making some very shrewd development bets, but the owner of the Inner Harbor's Power Plant Live! and the Maryland Live! casino appears to have made an investment for which he'd have to give an unfortunate title: Developer ...
Memphis investment firm merges with Austin-based Meritage Capital
“Marrying two hedge fund platforms is no small undertaking, and their long-standing relationship as industry peers created the foundation for a strong combination,” Elizabeth Nesvold, managing partner of investment bank Silver Lane Advisors, said in a ...
BitInstant CEO Calls Bitcoin a 'Really Risky Investment'
As evidenced in the past week, dealing with Bitcoins can be a traumatic experience. With so many record highs followed by equally steep drops that seemingly happen several times an hour, we wouldn't be surprised if traders have broken out the Xanax by ...
Dividend from south Red Line closure: Big Green Line investment
South Side CTA rail commuters not only will enjoy a smoother, faster ride on the Red Line by the end of the year, but they also will get an extra benefit -- track and station improvements to the southern Green Line. To prepare for the Green Line to ...
Somo, Developer Of The Summly iOS App, Secures New Investment From MMC ...
Somo, Developer Of The Summly iOS App, Secures New Investment From MMC ...
A Tale of 'Government Investment'
What did the citizens of the United States get for that “investment,” the kind we are making today in green energy? It was the Great Aerodrome, and on October 7, 1903, the aircraft developed by Langley's team of experts was launched from a catapult on ...
Guinea cuts mining taxes, cites investment climate
CONAKRY, April 9 (Reuters) - Guinea's National Transitional Council has adopted changes to the country's mining code reducing some taxes, in an effort to improve the investment climate, government officials told Reuters on Tuesday. The changes cut ...
Russia's Sistema plans up to $1 billion investment in India
Russia's Sistema plans up to $1 billion investment in India. Tweet · Share this · Email · Print. Analysis & Opinion. Investment boost needed to break India's vicious cycle · India's growing global humanitarian role: Is it enough? Related Topics. Deals ...
Next investment for the Ravens should be on the offensive line
Season in review: Ngata was voted to his fourth straight Pro Bowl in 2012, but admittedly, Ngata wasn't quite himself as he showed up on the heavier side during training camp and then struggled with injuries during the season. He still fought through ...
Fiat says investment in Melfi plant equally divided with Chrysler
TURIN (Reuters) - Fiat Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said on Tuesday that the investment to build Jeeps at its Melfi plant is shared with U.S. unit Chrysler. "The investments forecast for Melfi of over a billion euros will be equally divided ...
BlueCrest Said to Hire DW Investment's Heelan to Build ABS Group
BlueCrest, the third-biggest European hedge fund, is luring traders from rival asset managers and Wall Street banks as it seeks to build an “investment-bank quality” trading group, pushing traders to avoid big bets on the direction of bond prices and ...
San Francisco Giants Investment in the Bullpen Paying off Early in 2013
San Francisco Giants · Teamstream_header · San Francisco Giants Want more real-time San Francisco Giants news? Visit Team Stream on BleacherReport.com! ×. San Francisco Giants' Investment in the Bullpen Paying off Early in 2013. By. Mark Reynolds ...
AIG: Too big to ignore? - opinion
Those three letters used to be synonymous with the worst of the credit crisis. Now, they're a symbol of the financial sector's recovery. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent ...
Investment Firms in Talks to Buy Frontier Airlines
Two investment firms are in discussions with Republic Airways Holdings Inc. to acquire discount-carrier Frontier Airlines in a deal that could be valued at more than $1 billion including debt, said people close to the negotiations. Indigo Partners LLC ...
Penn hires new chief investment officer
Peter Ammon, one of the directors of the nation's second-largest university endowment, will serve as Penn's next chief investment officer, the University announced Tuesday. Ammon, who currently works in the Yale University Investments Office, will ...
American Century investment leader heading to Janus funds
At American Century, Chang oversaw six others who each headed investment operations for a separate area as such as fixed income or U.S. growth equity. These six will report directly to American Century chief executive Jonathan Thomas until a successor ...
A Passive Investment Portfolio Built For Low Risk And Long-Term Success
When looking at long-term investment returns, a wise investor knows that you cannot simply look at return alone. Lowering taxes and expenses are your first priority in order to preserve and grow wealth. When I first began researching the major ...
Colonie Center purchased by investment firm
With additional investment and a revamped leasing strategy, Colonie will be an even more attractive home for current and prospective retailers in Albany. The transition in ownership will be seamless for shoppers, and our goal is to make the shopping ...
Oak Hill Investment Management Now Called Jasper Ridge Partners
Oak Hill Investment Management has completed a spin-out from The Robert M. Bass/Oak Hill organization and is now called Jasper Ridge Partners. Robert M. Bass will continue to own a minority stake in Japser Ridge, a statement says. Jasper Ridge ...
Why Bitcoin Is a Horrible Investment Idea
The relatively new currency of bitcoin recently peaked to a value near $240 per bitcoin from less than $20 at the start of the year. This 1,200% return in less than five months would pique anyone's interest. Many call this a bubble, while others are ...
RBA's Kent Says Aussie, Lower Mining Spending to Hurt '13 Growth
“The peak in resources investment is now close,” Kent said in a speech to the Bloomberg Economic Summit in Sydney today. “Once it has passed, the decline in mining investment -- and the effect of the still high level of the exchange rate and ongoing ...
Is life insurance a good investment? (Stewart Welch)
It sounds like you don't need the life insurance for its traditional 'protection' value so the question is, "Is it a good investment?" If the insured person is in much poorer health now than he/she was when policy was initiated, it's probably a good ...
Why A Real Estate Investment Overseas Can Double As A Retirement Plan
An opportunity to use overseas real estate as both an investment vehicle and a strategy for a new and better life, both immediately and longer term in retirement. Overseas real estate amounts to the surest strategy for creating and preserving legacy ...
China And California Sign Deal To Boost Investment
BEIJING (AP) — California and China signed an agreement Wednesday to look for ways to boost trade and investment, even as Gov. Jerry Brown acknowledged the state's reputation for red tape and its limited willingness to offer tax incentives. Brown told ...
Berkeley Investment Group Delivers a Hat Trick in Stock Pitch Competition
The stock must have a market cap above $200 million and presentations are judged on the quality of presentation, the Q&A, the stock selection and the investment thesis. One team from each bracket enters the final round and they face another set of ...
GM Pledges $5 Billion Investment In Opel Unit
The investment will finance the engineering and building of 23 new or refreshed vehicles that Opel has or would introduce over the next three years—including a new small car platform being developed with French partner PSA Peugeot Citroën . "As a ...
Brown University Investment Committee Recommends Divestment from Coal
The committee, ACCRIP (Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies), is charged with ensuring that the university's investments match the institution's ethical principles, and it has recommended divestment only three times in ...
International investment disputes hit record in 2012 – UN report
10 April 2013 – Foreign investors are increasingly resorting to investor-State arbitration to settle investment disputes, with a record number of cases filed last year, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Conference on Trade ...
Latvian hockey players make massive investment in earthworm breeding program
Andrew Ference may be hockey's most well-known environmentalist, but he's hardly the only guy in the game looking to do his part for the earth. And sure, he's restoring the Brazil's Atlantic forest with every Tyler Seguin goal, but there are much, much ...
Brown promotes Chinese investment in Calif. as trade mission opens, signs ...
Brown promotes Chinese investment in Calif. as trade mission opens, signs ...
Gold, Long a Secure Investment, Loses Its Luster
Gold, pride of Croesus and store of wealth since time immemorial, has turned out to be a very bad investment of late. A mere two years after its price raced to a nominal high, gold is sinking — fast. Its price has fallen 17 percent since late 2011 ...
Denver officials launch business investment program
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and the city's Office of Economic Development on Wednesday launched a five-year Business Investment Program that will include a tax credit designed to support businesses that are investing in growth through capital ...
Inside the Hive
The report, available for free download online and at an interactive companion site, took a look at research and development, capital investment, workforce, and technical talent and concentration to rank each state, in the fifth series of the study ...
First Quarter Venture Investment Activity Turns Up, Report Says
Earlier this week peHUB covered a rather downbeat first-quarter report from Preqin on worldwide venture investing. A second study from CB Insights paints a brighter picture, at least in the United States. Investment activity rose modestly to $6.9 ...
India to Ask Investment Banks to Sign Integrity Pacts
NEW DELHI - India will soon finalize a so-called integrity pact that investment banks will have to sign when they work on stake sales of government companies, said Sangita Choure, joint secretary in India's department of disinvestment in a recent ...
Tiffin City Council holds firm on investment policy
The city's investment policy, which limits how much the city can save at any one financial institution, has grown controversial in recent weeks. Some have pushed to change the policy, saying the city could bring in more investment revenue if more money ...
Google Glass Gets An 'Investment Syndicate'
Google Ventures announced the launch of an “investment syndicate” aimed at funding entrepreneurs building interesting ideas for Google Glass. It's called the Glass Collective, and includes partners at Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner ...
RBS Japan Investment Bank Chief Set to Step Down
The chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC's Japan-based investment bank is expected to announce he is stepping down this week, before a possible sanction against RBS from Japanese authorities over the alleged manipulation of interbank ...
Investment Conflicts SEC Should Police First
Sales of investment products have been burgeoning with conflicts for years, but the SEC has mostly looked the other way. Brokers and advisers have been selling expensive, risky vehicles that have often gotten their clients into trouble. The pros have ...
The Problem With Investment Banks, as Seen By a Bank
Many of the world's largest investment banks are likely to offer investors paltry returns for the rest of the decade. And uncertainty caused by rising regulatory costs means investors should shy away from banks that combine complex trading activity ...
A HARP Extension Strings Along Walter Investment Management
Now what: Investors in Walter Investment Management have certainly been given the all-clear signal after today's HARP extension. Adding to the optimism, earlier this week Walter Investment purchased the reverse mortgage servicing rights to Wells Fargo ...
Financial regulators say multiple NFL, NBA players ensnared in $18 million ...
Financial regulators say multiple NFL, NBA players ensnared in $18 million ...
Chinese investment is finally heading where it's really needed: Oakland
Mayor Jean Quan said the project will generate an estimated 10,000 jobs over the course of 8-15 years, and indicated that the investment was part of a larger trend. “We're starting to see more aggressive investments in the U.S. by the Chinese and we're ...