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Day One at the SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit
Today at the SelectUSA Investment Summit, he reiterated that message to 1,000 business leaders from nearly 60 countries. “When you bet on America, that bet pays off,” the president said as he closed his keynote address. Your country is your product ...
An investment worth making
Foreign assistance is well under 1 percent of the total U.S. federal budget, but it is a crucial investment. It bolsters our security and strengthens our reputation abroad. We gain new allies and we improve the lives of countless people around the ...
Records: OSU officials had reservations about Kvamme investment
Ohio State's chief investment officer at first argued against investing the university's money with Drive Capital, a Midwest-focused investment fund run by Mark Kvamme, the former leader of Gov. John Kasich's JobsOhio program. In a March memo released ...
Optimism, and Caution, as Spain Attracts Investment
Foreign direct investment doubled in the first eight months of this year to €19.4 billion, according to Mr. de Guindos, the economy minister. That was thanks in part to Ford and other carmakers that have been expanding production here. For all of 2012 ...
Stock Picks From Two Major Investment Conferences
In Chicago, the fifth annual Invest For Kids Investment Conference, which benefits a number of local philanthropies, took place on Tuesday at the Harris Theater. Featured speakers including Trian Fund Management's Nelson Peltz, Avenue Capital Group's ...
Investment Trends Companies with financial flexibility have valuable tool for ...
Investment Trends Companies with financial flexibility have valuable tool for ...
Farrell: In investment matters, a higher standard is better
Who can you trust when it comes to managing your money, especially your retirement savings? Sad to say, trust is in short supply in finance. Confidence in the economy's commanding heights has taken a beating following a long, depressing litany of ...
This Lawsuit Is Make-or-Break Time for a $4.5 Billion Investment
This Lawsuit Is Make-or-Break Time for a $4.5 Billion Investment. By Anders Bylund | More Articles November 2, 2013 | Comments (4). An unlikely collection of tech veterans banded together in 2010 to buy bankrupt Nortel's patents for $4.5 billion. Three ...
Victims try to recoup losses from investment scam
(AP) - Authorities say victims of an investment scam are unlikely to get much of their money back from James Scott McKee, who pleaded guilty last month to nine counts of aggravated theft and securities fraud. But the victims aren't giving up, and the ...
Taxpayers waiting to see how studio investment pans out
Taxpayers waiting to see how studio investment pans out. Story · Comments · Image (4). Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Taxpayers waiting to see how investment in studio pans out. Conrad Hool and ...
Blood And Gore: Making A Killing On Anti-Carbon Investment Hype
Surprise! Al Gore and his carbon credit huckstering partner David Blood, both principals at Generation Investment Management (GIM), warn in their October 30 Wall Street Journal op/ed feature of peril to fossil fuel investments due to “The Coming Carbon ...
CNL investment to total $300 million
The investment comes in addition to $50 million in real estate projects under way and an additional $100 million for projects that have not broken ground. The new development fund comes from a variety of private sources, is not a real estate investment ...
Dallas-based investment bank expanding reach to Silicon Valley
MHT Partners, a Dallas-based middle market investment bank, is expanding its reach into the technology-rich Silicon Valley by merging with a San Francisco investment bank. MHT said Friday it has joined forces with MidSpan Partners under a new name ...
Uncertainty leading up to Ohio State's $50M investment in Drive Capital - OSU
Concerns from top university officials didn't stop Ohio State from investing tens of millions of dollars into a fledgling venture capital fund, records show, but some OSU students are pleased the university made the deal. OSU recently invested $50 ...
Thai Stocks, Baht Drop on Concern Protests Will Deter Investment
“Most investors have just stopped any new investment in Thai equities to assess the situation and the development of anti-government demonstrations,” said Jitra Amornthum, the head of research at Finansia Syrus Securities Pcl in Bangkok. “The tourism ...
Strong lives begin with investment in early childhood development
Strong lives begin with investment in early childhood development, report says. Print; Font [+] [-]. Leave a comment ». By Lois M. Collins, Deseret News. Published: Sunday, Nov. 3 2013 10:10 p.m. MST. Updated: 57 minutes ago. View 11 photos ...
Most think Twitter investment a bad idea: poll
Most think Twitter investment a bad idea: poll. 0 Comments. Tweet. new. Watchlist Relevance. LEARN MORE. Want to see how this story relates to your watchlist? Just add items to create a watchlist now: X Add. Twitter Inc. (TWTR). X Add. Facebook Inc. Cl ...
Google lifts post-Nokia hopes with Finnish data center investment
The investment is in addition to 350 million euros the world's No. 1 Internet search company has already spent on the data center, built on the site of paper company Stora Enso's former mill in Hamina, southeastern Finland. Google bought the mill in ...
Foreign investment takes a turn for the worse
Global investment activity fell by nearly a third in the second quarter of 2013 following two consecutive quarters of growth, according to the latest data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The OECD said that this ...
What a Big Investment Says About BlackBerry's Endgame
BlackBerry's announcement that the company was ending its sale process and receiving a $1 billion investment is all about the company's endgame. The obvious conclusion from the announcement was that Fairfax Financial Holdings was unable to pull off its ...
Alabama chancellor says Nick Saban is best investment in university history
“Nick Saban's the best financial investment this university has ever made,” he said. “We have made an investment that's been returned many fold.” Alabama's athletic department's revenue has increased by 112% since Saban was hired, and last year ...
Most buyers see homes as good investment, industry group's survey says
Most people who recently bought a home see their purchase as a good investment, with a large share saying that it's better than the stock market, according to an industry report released Monday. Among those who bought a home over the year through June, ...
Global Foreign Investment Declined By 28 Percent In Second Quarter: OECD ...
Global Foreign Investment Declined By 28 Percent In Second Quarter: OECD ...
Facebook's Legacy: Gutless Investment Bankers
There's a strange new animal among the spirits of Wall Street: the cautious investment banker. Born of the disastrous Facebook (FB) IPO, he is well-groomed, sober (thanks to 2008), and terrified of another flop. How do we know? Investment bankers have ...
Gold Investment Fund (ETF) Outflows Are Heavy In October, As Prices Test ...
Gold Investment Fund (ETF) Outflows Are Heavy In October, As Prices Test ...
Your Next Investment: People, Not Projects
Many investors say they invest in people, not ideas. Everyone has great ideas, but not everyone has the right mix of intelligence, resourcefulness and determination to execute the idea. Enter Pave, an impact-investing site that need not be compared to ...
Vornado Loses $256.2 Million on Investment in J.C. Penney
Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) lost a total of $256.2 million over the course of its three-year investment in the J.C. Penney Co. department store chain, the company said today in a regulatory filing. The New York-based real estate investment trust sold ...
Hannover Re Profit Falls on Lower Investment Income
Net investment income from Hannover Re's 31.8 billion euros in assets under management declined 27 percent to 364.2 million euros in the quarter. The year earlier figure was boosted by the sale of real estate in the U.S. and gains from instruments used ...
Justin Bieber leads $1.1 million investment in new...
Justin Bieber leads $1.1 million investment in new...
What The Shuanghui-Smithfield Acquisition Means For Chinese Overseas ...
What The Shuanghui-Smithfield Acquisition Means For Chinese Overseas ...
If an Investment Trend Is Hot, Stay Away!
Sound investment principles have not changed in decades. The fact that two economists with very differing opinions about market efficiencies and opportunities were co-recipients of the Nobel Prize this year, is obvious that even the most educated and ...
5 Hidden Investment Risk
Overlap or concentration risk: if you invest in multiple mutual funds, even with different investment objectives you might be surprised to find that you are investing in the many of the same companies. Retail Fund managers have one goal; the highest ...
Don't Blame Congress for Cutbacks in Public Investment
First, it's important to understand what “public investment” actually means when looking at the national accounts. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, which measures these things, investment consists of spending on reusable assets including ...
Brian McCann Would Be Wrong Free-Agent Investment for Champion Red Sox
With the confetti still lining the city streets following their World Series victory, the Boston Red Sox are plotting moves that will help bring the franchise a second consecutive championship next year. One of the premiere names on the free-agent ...
Southbank residents urge Downtown Investment Authority to focus on housing
The Downtown Investment Authority hosted discussions Monday and Tuesday night before it submits its redevelopment plan to the city. Monday night's focus was the north side of the river, while Tuesday's focus was the south side. “I've had the ...
Charge: Issaquah woman fleeced friends, teammates in investment scam
Rivera, 39, bilked one friend out of nearly all of her $152,000 investment after promising the woman she'd be able to finance her home with the earnings, said Jack McClellan, a state Department of Financial Institutions attorney. From 2004 until 2008 ...
Investment in 'Millionaire' Cedric pays daytime dividends
“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” wraps production on all 175 episodes of its 12th season Wednesday at Metropolis Studios in East Harlem. By most accounts, the veteran daytime game show is off to a good start under its new host, Cedric the Entertainer ...
The Two Things You Need To Know To Crush Your Investment Management ...
The Two Things You Need To Know To Crush Your Investment Management ...
Samsung's Investment Plan Falls Short for Some
SEOUL — Samsung Electronics, the world's biggest smartphone maker, summoned investors to a luxury hotel here Wednesday to tell them why they should buy its stock. Despite a promise of more cash and other goodies, some investors left grumbling that it ...
Star India Reveals $3.2 Billion Sports Investment
LONDON — Star India, 21st Century Fox's pay TV subsid, has announced a 200 billion rupee ($3.2 billion) investment in the Indian sports business. Following News Corp's 2012 buyout of ESPN's 50 per cent share in the ESPN Star Sports joint venture ...
Readying For A Busy 2014, Google Ventures Adds Two New Investment Partners
Google Ventures had added two new investment partners to its roster, bringing on Shanna Tellerman and Dave Munichiello to the ranks. The firm is also announcing a new EIR, Nikhil Chandhok, who led YouTube's Music efforts for four years. Tellerman ...
Amb. Locke takes on role of pioneering director on Chinese investment
“We go everywhere in China with it,” U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke told POLITICO last week at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington. “I speak to about two different groups a week, 15 to 20 top CEOs of that community, pushing Chinese ...
Cash Hoards Lend Thrust to US Capital Investment: Economy
Production and investment are starting to climb, based on announcements by companies from automaker General Motors Co. (GM) to aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. That in turn benefits suppliers including United Technologies Corp. (UTX), the maker of ...
Growing Endowments Change Colleges' Investment Strategy
In a year of strong gains, college endowments reversed a long-term trend toward alternative investments like private equity and venture capital funds, according to a study released Wednesday. Overall, endowments earned an 11.7 percent investment return ...
DeviantART draws $10M investment from Autodesk
The new investment comes from software company Autodesk, who confirmed the funding to GigaOm today. However, we still don't really know how Autodesk's new interest in deviantART will translate to its own business. The SEC document shows that $10.01 ...
Your Twitter investment is doomed — here's why
Now you're crowing about how your Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) investment has turned around. Well, guess what? You got lucky. And I bet you sold most of your position on the way down. Frankly, it's a wonder you have anything left to invest. Good thing ...
Greeson: Coaches' pay an investment in the SEC
Not in today's arms race that is college sports, when the best investment in the history of Alabama was Saban. Those are not my words. That's what university chancellor Dr. Robert Witt said in an interview on 60 Minutes last weekend. In case you're ...
Obama Brags About Falling Deficit as Jobs Disappear and Public Investment ...
Obama Brags About Falling Deficit as Jobs Disappear and Public Investment ...
Is Twitter A Good Investment? 11 Pros And Cons For Buying TWTR Shares
It will be a little while before small investors will be able to purchase shares of Twitter, but that isn't stopping people from wondering: Is Twitter a good investment? Here are some pros and cons about Twitter to consider before buying shares of TWTR ...
Can competitive elections decrease investment? Yes.
Assuming that the costs of delaying such a costly-to-undo investment for a few months is not high, then one would expect a decline in the associated sector in the pre-election period. Moreover, because the incentive for delay derives from the policy ...