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Angel conference gets $25000 investment
The prize for the winner of the annual Willamette Angel Conference competition just got bigger. The Oregon Community Foundation said it will be throwing a $25,000 investment into what was already a $200,000-plus pot. The annual conference, which ...
Boston investment firm workers on job at home
It was a day when traders and money managers in Boston's financial hub spent more time glued to the news than buying stocks. Financial headlines for news-hungry traders in Boston, New York, and around the world led with the manhunt in Watertown for the ...
Legislation gives Hawaii regulators new tools for clean energy investment
A bill that gives the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission new financial regulatory tools to drive clean energy infrastructure investment and reduce long-term rates has won final passage and awaits the governor's signature. Senate Bill 120, which was ...
Miami Dolphins defensive end Jared Odrick files lawsuit over alleged ...
Miami Dolphins defensive end Jared Odrick files lawsuit over alleged ...
Cashing In On Macroeconomic Trends: Two Harbors Investment Corp.
Two Harbors Investment Corporation (TWO) is a high-yield real estate investment trust (REIT), primarily dealing with residential mortgage-backed securities and residential mortgage loans. The management strives to provide stable and long-term risk ...
Highly skilled workers drive innovation, investment: Guest opinion
Intel has invested more than $25 billion in Oregon building our most advanced manufacturing operations, with significantly more to come with the addition of Mod I and Mod II at D1X, the new development fabrication facility. This type of investment ...
How Twitter is becoming your first source of investment news
On Monday afternoon at 2:56 p.m., three hours after the fastest runner of the Boston Marathon crossed the finish line, my Twitter feed lit up. Someone in the office yelled “Two explosions at the Boston Marathon, may be terrorism.” Within seconds, there ...
China's Clean Energy Investment Puts America to Shame - The Motley Fool
Not by screaming, "Drill, baby, drill," but by investing billions of dollars in home-grown energy sources. Yes, I'm talking about clean, renewable energy, and China's investment in these energy sources make U.S. subsidies look like the half-hearted ...
Title X an investment in women's health - The Billings Gazette
Title X is an investment, it means we put money into prevention to save lives and save taxpayer dollars down the road. By investing in family planning, we reduce unintended pregnancy, cervical and breast cancer, and the need for abortion. Today we took ...
Guest opinion: Investment in our schools is investment in Billings
Good schools make Billings more desirable and will help to attract new residents and businesses. This in turn increases economic development and makes Billings a better place to live. An investment in our schools is an investment in Billings. It takes ...
Why eBay Is a Better Investment Than Amazon - The Motley Fool
Why eBay Is a Better Investment Than Amazon. By Daniel Sparks and Erin Miller | More Articles April 21, 2013 | Comments (0). Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ) is a great business, though the stock has significantly underperformed the Dow Jones year to date ...
Be leery of "bondlike' claims by investment products - InvestmentNews
Financial advisers must remain wary of the claims of some funds and investment products that promise to be “bondlike” but fail to live up to that promise. Advisers' vigilance is particularly needed as investors grow skittish of bonds: The chief risk to ...
Jared Odrick sues investment adviser in alleged fraud
The Financial Industry Regulatory Agency recently accused a company called Success Trade of allegedly selling $18 million in fraudulent and unregistered promissory notes to 58 clients, with Yahoo! Sports uncovering that a large portion of investors ...
Investment Trends Commercial aerospace industry appears to be taking off
With corporate earnings hardly growing, a Brookfield money manager has turned to an industry that appears to be taking off: commercial aerospace. Ignoring the jokes about airlines never making money for investors, David Stamm of Dana Investments ...
Is Apple Officially an Income Investment?
It may seem unusual to think of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) as a dividend stock, but that may be the stock's inevitable destiny. Already, Apple's dividend yield is approaching 3%, and that's before a likely significant dividend boost that many analysts are ...
Supporters Of Education Investment Hold Pep Rally
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesota lawmakers are taking up education legislation this week. So, they along with teachers, students and parents held a pep rally at St. Paul Central High School to support new investments in education. “We want to make ...
Renewables Investment Seen Tripling Amid Supply Glut
The plunge in the cost of wind and solar power that bankrupted more than two dozen manufacturers is forecast to spur a tripling of investment in renewables by 2030 and to reduce the grip fossil fuels have on world energy supply. Annual spending on ...
Review: Andrew Norman a sound investment at Brooklyn Festival
Andrew Norman's experimental "Music in Circles III" on Saturday night at Glendale's Alex Theatre, LACO's latest commission in its Sound Investment program funded by audience donations, operates in a sonic world very much its own. I couldn't detect any ...
Hillsborough's Community Investment Tax tapped out
But at a September 2005 meeting, Commissioner Ronda Storms pushed to spend an additional two or three years of Community Investment Tax money to pay for storm-water drainage and transportation upgrades. County officials told commissioners Storms' ...
Year Of The Snake Investment Guide: Bain Capital Casts A Wide Net In China
China once again this year can boast one of the world's best-performing economies, yet a weak stock market has made it difficult for investors to make money. To learn about where investors should look for relatively good returns, I recently talked to ...
Indonesia Draws Record Foreign Direct Investment
The government's Investment Coordinating Board said Monday that such investment rose 27% in the January-March period from a year earlier—picking up from a 23% expansion in the final quarter of last year—to 65.5 trillion rupiah ($6.7 billion). Foreign ...
Contours Of The Investment Climate
There were three developments from late Friday that will impact the investment climate this week. First, the G20 was not critical of Japan's efforts to reflate its economy. We felt that comments from senior U.S. Treasury and IMF officials prior to the ...
I lost $2000 on Apple, but still betting on recovery
With shares now trading around $390, Pszeniczny is down almost $2,000 on his initial investment. In hindsight, Pszeniczny said he probably bought shares when they were "over-inflated." But he's not cashing out just yet. In fact, Pszeniczny said if ...
Knocking on EU's door, Serbia tries to tap investment potential
Negotiations are likely to last much of this decade, but the process alone will unlock EU funds and should help to anchor Serbia in a reform drive that the government hopes will unleash its investment potential. "When accession negotiations start ...
Are Municipal Bonds Currently A Good Investment?
In 2012, four investment grade bond issues defaulted, out of the approximately 10,000 issues rated by Standard & Poor's. While the number represented is less than 0.1 percent, defaults did occur. As CDs are safer than bonds, the logical move would be ...
Gold prices making a comeback
And while hedge fund titan John Paulson, who runs the Paulson Advantage Fund, has seen his gold holdings lose value (he has a 21.75% stake in the SPDR Gold Trust ETF), on balance, he's still up on his investment. Gold was around $905 when he started ...
Investment Lessons From 'The Walking Dead'
Relevant market analogy: “All too often we are making investment choices based on a very charismatic presentation,” O'Shaughnessy said. There are strategies that look good over a short time-frame that falter in the long run, he said. “In the hands of a ...
Hedge fund takes $2 billion stake in Microsoft
Forget Windows. The future of Microsoft (MSFT) is in its enterprise software business and the cloud, said Jeffrey Ubben, founder and CEO of activist hedge fund ValueAct Capital. In fact, Ubben believes in Microsoft so much that he's taking a stake in ...
Ivory Coast Sets Minimum Investment Level for Prospect Licenses
Mining companies seeking an exploration license in Ivory Coast are required to have a minimum investment budget of 600 million CFA francs ($1.2 million), according to a document from the Ministry of Mines, Oil and Energy. Investors applying for a ...
Roundup: VC Investment, Tableau Q1, Greenest Building, Asteroids, & More
On Earth Day, the world's “greenest office building” is opening in Seattle, providing a model for commercial developers weighing the costs and benefits of sustainability. Meanwhile, Northwest venture investment was down in the first quarter; Tableau ...
The Samwer brothers lift the veil off their latest investment in Kreditech
This is the first known investment Oliver (pictured, above) and Marc Samwer, founders of the Rocket Internet incubator, have made since launching Global Founders Capital. Founded in March 2013, the firm's €150 million fund is aimed at startups around ...
Ignoring Carbon Cost 'Bad Investment Decision,' David Blood Says
David Blood, who co-founded Generation Investment Management LLP with Al Gore, said investors should stop giving money to companies that don't account for the cost of pumping carbon into the atmosphere. “We're still seeing businesses assume that ...
Bell: Cordarrelle Patterson's talent makes for a smart investment - USA Today
Picking prospects in the NFL draft is not an exact science. It's hit or miss. Boom or bust. Roll the dice. Hope and pray. Few players in the upcoming talent festival may epitomize the conundrum like Cordarrelle Patterson, the Tennessee product rated by ...
VFC Corporation - Better Than Danaher As An Investment You Don't Need To ...
VFC Corporation - Better Than Danaher As An Investment You Don't Need To ...
Portland School Board members push for more high school investment
Superintendent Carole Smith released her budget last week, characterizing it as “relatively stable” because it used increased state funding to help offset the loss of grants and one-time funds. But as staffing allocations trickled out to schools, a ...
Lukoil Board Approves Investment Program of over $20 Billion - Report
The board of directors approved an investment program and will allow the company's management to revise it upward by up to 10%, he said. "There are two things we won't be doing no matter what the price of oil is: reducing payments to our shareholders ...
Barclays May Follow US Peers in Higher Investment Bank Profit
Barclays Plc (BARC), the first U.K. lender to report first-quarter results, may report a rise in profit at its investment bank, helped by gains in the U.S. as Europe's sovereign debt crisis crimps income from the region. Pretax profit at the unit, led ...
Andreessen Horowitz Leading Investment in 3-D Printer Shapeways
Andreessen Horowitz Leading Investment in 3-D Printer Shapeways. By Ari Levy - 2013-04-23T13:00:00Z. Shapeways Inc., the 3-D printing company that creates made-to-order products, raised $30 million from investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, ...
Shanghai Bank Regulator Tightens Rules on Investment Products
In the Huaxia Bank case, an investment product sold by the Shanghai branch of the bank initially failed to repay 140 million yuan ($22.6 million) owed to investors on maturity. The bank initially said the employee who sold the product was acting on her ...
Indonesia Sees Foreign Investment Surge
BEKASI, Indonesia — When General Motors transferred Marcos A. Purty to Indonesia in 2011, he would look out his window at a mothballed auto plant in West Java at the cluster of locally made Toyotas and Nissans that dotted the otherwise deserted staff ...
Coach stock surges after earnings
Coach is back in the game! Shares of the luxury handbag maker jumped 10% Tuesday after the company blew past earnings and revenue expectations thanks to solid sales growth around the world. Overall revenue climbed 7% during the fiscal third quarter ...
Can anything stop Tesla?
When you look at Tesla (TSLA) as an investment lately, it's the anti-Apple (AAPL). Shares of Tesla are up 50% so far this year and hit a new all-time high on Tuesday. But can Tesla continue to charge (pun most definitely intended) higher? The electric ...
CBS responds to Aereo threat with an investment in streaming video service ...
CBS responds to Aereo threat with an investment in streaming video service ...
Miami Dolphins player demands refund from DC firm over investment
The legal troubles of a D.C.-based online trading company deepened this month when a Miami Dolphins player filed a claim with regulators demanding that he get paid back the money he loaned to the company in an investment deal gone awry. Defensive ...
Investment firm seeks $8 billion in legal fight with Deutsche Bank
The German bank began its own proceedings against Sebastian Holdings in London in 2009, alleging the investment company owed it $250 million for unpaid margin calls in 2008. This case centers on highly-leveraged and complex currency trades ...
China Must Improve Foreign Investment Climate, U.S. Group Says
Improving the foreign-investment climate and removing the monopoly status of state-owned companies will boost productivity and economic growth, the American Chamber of Commerce in China said in a report today. Doing so will help China escape the ...
Porter protecting the investment with tweak rather than wholesale approach
While fans and perhaps others rail on Porter to keep Chris Carter and Justin Maxwell (among others) on the bench, Porter keeps writing their names on the lineup card. Bo recognizes the Astros have made an investment in players — be it a smaller ...
Denver Post hosts investment panel
The Denver Post invites readers to attend an investment roundtable at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, at its auditorium, 101 W. Colfax Ave. in Denver. A panel of four experts will discuss recent market volatility and their outlook for the remainder of the ...
Investment bank lifts Credit Suisse as private bank dips
Zurich-based Credit Suisse relies on stable revenues from wealthy clients to balance risk from the investment bank. But wealth income has suffered as a global crackdown on tax evasion challenges Swiss bank secrecy, prompting wealthy Europeans to ...
Silver Institute: Silver Investment Rises In 2012 But Fabrication Dips
“The bulk of investment was driven by those with concerns about loose monetary policies and elevated fiscal deficits in the major economies as this continued to encourage allocations to hard assets, gold in particular, but with silver benefiting from ...