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J.C. Penney Investor Perry Cuts Investment by Almost Half
J.C. Penney Co. (JCP) investor Perry Corp. cut its investment in the struggling retailer by almost half as the department-store chain seeks to raise capital. Perry now owns 10 million shares of J.C. Penney, amounting to a 3.3 percent stake, the New ...
Square Competitor Leaf Scores $20 Million Investment From Payments Giant ...
Square Competitor Leaf Scores $20 Million Investment From Payments Giant ...
Protesters Gather Outside Education Investment Conference In Center City
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As a conference of entrepreneurs interested in investing in education took place inside, protesters gathered in front of the Union League on South Broad Street Monday evening with a word of warning to students, teachers and staff ...
Doubts Raised on Value of Investment Consultants to Pensions
Here's a brainteaser: Would you invest $10,000 in a mutual fund without knowing its past performance? Probably not. Yet, if you were in charge of $13 trillion of pension money, would you accept the recommendation of an investment consultant without ...
Wall Street Vet Rewrites Script For Entertainment Investment
Amy Nauiokas is hardly the first veteran of Wall Street and venture finance to try her hand at the entertainment space. But red carpets and gifting lounges are definitely not her motivation. Rather, she sees a historic opportunity to apply the rigors ...
Investment-Grade Corporate Bonds Log Record Month
Buoyed by the largest corporate-bond deal ever—a $49 billion sale by Verizon Communications Inc. —highly rated companies sold more debt in September than any other month in the 18 years records have been kept. The activity shows how investors, ...
To Attract Urban Investment, Build a Bus Line
Streetcars may be sexy and light rail may be alluring, but it turns out that building a bus line is how a city can get the most bang for its buck when it comes to attracting development. A new study from the public transit advocacy group Institute for ...
Eaglestone Makes First Investment in Australian Wind
Eaglestone NV, an investor in renewable energy, struck its first private-equity deal by backing a portfolio of Australian wind-power projects alongside Denham Capital Management LP. The planned wind farms include the 100-megawatt Glen Innes project in ...
Redpoint Adds More Investment Talent; Nabs Former Twitter Platform Director ...
Redpoint Adds More Investment Talent; Nabs Former Twitter Platform Director ...
Three Things Your Investment Advisor (Likely) Won't Tell You
The investment advisor business is a hard field to break into. There's a ton of licensing and test-taking. Firms don't hire fresh off the street. Rather, they seek to cherry-pick successful advisors from other firms. Why? Because the successful advisor ...
ScottishPower warns Labour's energy price freeze would hit investment in UK
He said that while the current regulatory framework in the UK encouraged investment on a "massive scale", a freeze in domestic prices would hinder the appetite for energy companies to invest in future infrastructure. "To the extent such a freeze would ...
Crisis Mode? Heed Investment Gurus To Avoid Investment Mistakes
Graham said “individuals who cannot master their emotions are ill-suited to profit from the investment process.” (if you're wondering how to avoid the tendency to be governed by emotions, hire an investment advisor with a solid non-market-timing driven ...
Brazil's Odebrecht plans $8.1 billion landmark investment in Mexico
UL plans to spend $8.1 billion in Mexico in the next five years in what appears to mark the biggest investment pledge yet from a Brazilian firm in Latin America's No. 2 economy. Odebrecht, one of Latin America's biggest family-owned companies, will ...
Government shutdown creating investment opportunities?
Government shutdown creating investment opportunities? Advertisement. Details. Description. United Advisors' Scott Martin, American Wealth Management's Laif Meidell and FBN's Charles Payne on the government shutdown's impact on the ma... More Info ...
Redpoint Ventures hires former Twitter executive Sarver in investment hunt
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Venture capital firm Redpoint Ventures said it has hired former Twitter Inc executive Ryan Sarver to be a partner as it seeks investment opportunities in technology applications and platforms. Before leaving the social media ...
How to Choose The Right Investment Banker to Sell Your Business
It is a truism among old-time investment bankers to not take on clients who "need them," The idea being that if a business owner is not capable of selling their business on their own, the business is probably unsellable. For starters, you and your team ...
Auto parts supplier eyes Valparaiso investment
2013-10-02T06:30:00Z Auto parts supplier eyes Valparaiso investmentJoseph S. Pete [email protected], (219) 933-3316 nwitimes.com. 53 minutes ago • Joseph S. Pete [email protected], (219) 933-3316. An auto parts maker wants to invest $25 ...
Global investment banking fees up 3 percent in first nine months
JPMorgan retained its top ranking in the investment banking league table, taking in $4.4 billion in fees or 7.8 percent of the total. Second-place Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAC.N) booked fees of $4 billion. The top five spots were filled by U.S ...
The Best Investment in Footwear
Skechers (NYSE: SKX ) has is up 65% year-to-date, outperforming Brown Shoe (NYSE: BWS ) , Wolverine World Wide (NYSE: WWW ) , Deckers Outdoor (NASDAQ: DECK ) , and Nike (NYSE: NKE ) , which have appreciated 26%, 39%, 62%, and 43%, ...
Grain Summit Sees Africa as an Emerging Leader for Investment
Top leaders and experts of Africa's grain sector are gathered in Mombasa, Kenya this week for the 5th African Grain Summit. The theme for this year's summit is “Africa: The Emerging Frontier for Global Investments in Grain Trade.” Participants include ...
The Media Research Center's Strange Investment
She says it's not unheard of for a nonprofit to buy a house for investment purposes or as a recruiting tool for a job candidate. Martin's house, just off a lake in rural Pennsylvania, is more than 100 miles from the group's headquarters in Alexandria ...
New dress code horrifies investment bankers
You wake up on a Friday afternoon still a bit hungover from a colleague's bon voyage party. He's either going to a hedge fund or an internet start-up. Someone said it's actually a coffee start-up. Or maybe a coffee hedge fund. You forget. It's Friday ...
Philippine Investment-Grade Climb Complete as Moody's Raises
The Philippines won a rating upgrade from Moody's Investors Service, completing the nation's ascent to investment rank as President Benigno Aquino leads a growth resurgence that's outpacing the rest of Southeast Asia. The rating on Philippine ...
BMW says South Africa strikes scuppered investment
Johannesburg (AFP) - German automaker BMW said on Thursday that strikes at its South African plant have wrecked an opportunity to expand production there. South Africa's auto sector has been crippled for several weeks as factory workers and then parts ...
Collecting For Hobby And Investment
Collecting should be viewed as a hobby first and an investment second. Collecting for investment only is a lot of work and typically doesn't pay well. Only when a potential financial benefit is combined with the “psychic return” of holding collectibles ...
Tom Clancy Made $230 Million Profit On Investment In Baltimore Orioles
Best-selling author Tom Clancy, who died yesterday, and his former wife Wanda, have made a $230 million pretax profit on his original investment in the Baltimore Orioles. BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 13: Exterior view of Ori... BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 13 ...
LI marketing firm nets $2M venture capital investment
FamilyPet, a pet-focused marketing firm in Great Neck, has received a $2 million venture capital investment amid a dry spell of funding for the Island. The company, which runs a network of eight websites offering pet-related services and merchandise, ...
Guest Column: Democrats should honor U.S. 'Investment Heroes'
Economic calamity begets radical politics. America's worst financial panic and recession since the 1930s gave birth to both the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street. Now Occupy seems to be fizzling out, but Tea Party Republicans may yet plunge the nation ...
Etihad Investment in Jet Airways Approved by Indian Cabinet
Etihad Airways won Indian government backing to invest in Jet Airways (India) Ltd. (JETIN), paving the way for the first share sale by a carrier in the Asian country to a foreign airline since restrictions were eased. The approval will result in ...
Why investment in universal education makes business sense
When four large companies from the energy, media, management consultancy and toy manufacturing sectors convened a panel on global education investment, the crowd engaged in the full 90-minute discussion. Interestingly, the room was filled not just with ...
Investment regulators from three countries gather in Salt Lake City
Regulators who oversee investment opportunities are gathering in Salt Lake City this week with discussions on their agenda about changes in U.S. law that could affect how investors interact with the securities industry. The North American Securities ...
3 Universal Traits of a Great Investment
Open human head with dollar sign, briefcase with gears depicting business minded person Getty Images Depending on your personal investing philosophy, risk profile, strategy, and a host of external factors, there's a long list of traits you could put on ...
A Better Investment Than Fifth & Pacific
Fifth & Pacific (NYSE: FNP ) has outperformed Jones Group (NYSE: JNY ) and PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH ) over the past year. While Fifth & Pacific has potential going forward, it's not the best investment option in this group based on revenue growth, ...
Berkshire Hathaway Could See $680 Million Profit on Mars Investment
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. stands to make at least $680 million in profit from a 2008 investment in candy company Mars, Inc. Mars recently bought back $4.4 billion of bonds from Berkshire that it had sold to the giant conglomerate to help ...
China charm offensive may not revive UK investment
Politicians including the Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne are off to China in the next couple of weeks to try and drum up business. With expensive infrastructure projects like the expansion of nuclear power ...
Why investment responsibility matters
As we write this column, our University prepares to honor 50 years of black undergraduate presence at tomorrow's Founder's Day Convocation. On the same day, President Brodhead plans to take a proposal for investment responsibility to the Board of ...
3 hot health IT investment opportunities
Health IT is hot, and it's about time. Investors and entrepreneurs alike are flocking to the sector that once seemed insurmountable, yet is desperately in need of imagination, creation, and disruption. Digital health funding is up 12 percent in the ...
Tower Group Exploring Private-Equity Investment
After hemorrhaging money to pay homeowners' and other insurance claims from superstorm Sandy, Tower Group International Ltd. (TWGP) is exploring ways to bolster its capital as it substantially increases its commercial claims reserves, according to ...
Philippines Upgrade Puts Country On Investment Map - Thanks To Domestic ...
Philippines Upgrade Puts Country On Investment Map - Thanks To Domestic ...
Reality Check: Are Personal Seat Licenses A Risky Investment?
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – In the Minnesota Vikings' new 65,000 seat NFL stadium, the club will charge 48,000 fans a one-time personal seat license fee even before they're allowed to buy a season ticket. Fans may have sticker shock at the price tag, but ...
Exclusive: Charges in massive investment fraud case
The Department of Justice has filed felony charges against an East Bay man and his son, in what could turn out to be the largest securities fraud case in California history. At stake is more than $700 million from about 2,800 investors, many of them in ...
Turn your passion into a career investment
Imagine leaving your job as vice president at a college to start a magazine with your wife, or quitting the investment business to raise alpacas. Two couples did just that to pursue their most passionate interests as both hobbies and vocations. Whether ...
A Leisurely Investment
Imagine staying in a hotel room where you walk out onto a balcony to find a babbling brook paralleled by a quiet walking path. The air is so clean and crisp that it heightens your senses and makes you feel truly alive. If you desire a bite to eat or an ...
Hands on with the 2DS: An entry level investment
Hands on with the 2DS: An entry level investment. The 2DS doesn't do anything crazy: There aren't any special gimmicks or mind-blowing features that will send current handheld owners stampeding to their wallet. It's a simple device that fills a gap in ...
There are still bargains to be had on stock market
In September 2012, MFC's investment segment completed an acquisition of Compton Petroleum Corp., a Calgary producer of natural gas and oil that had been mismanaged and was near bankruptcy, Geygan said. MFC paid $33 million and got what Geygan ...
Finding your money tree: Investment funding in Northern Nevada
Bryan Lang relocated his company, Trans World Health Services, to Reno about 10 years ago for tax reasons. Like many companies in the very early stages, the health care software outfit was self-funded. Steven Kay was brought on as CEO in 2011 to help ...
WB Games Montreal gets $1.5 million investment from government
WB Games Montreal gets $1.5 million investment from government. by Sophie Prell · Writer RSS on Oct 5th 2013 7:30PM. 0. Quebec's government has invested $1.5 million in WB Games Montreal, developers of the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins, as part ...
Duke trustees approve investment method revisions
The Duke University Board of Trustees on Saturday approved revisions to the university's approach to socially responsible investing, approved construction projects and received updates on a range of academic and financial topics, including the ...
First Person: Owning Real Estate in a Diversified Investment Portfolio
In 2012, Warren Buffett famously said in a CNBC interview that he would buy a "couple hundred thousand" single family homes if he could. So, does it make sense for everyone to own physical real estate in a diversified investment portfolio? As a former ...
Jim Kenyon: At Colby-Sawyer, a Big Return on Investment
Emmons' Investment Management course is the epitome of hands-on learning. Emmons doesn't lecture his students about how Wall Street operates or have them play computer games to make pretend investments with Monopoly money. This semester ...