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Germany Braces for Rail Strike as Train Drivers Walk Out

wsj.com - FRANKFURT—German train drivers kicked off what could be the longest train strike in the country’s postwar history, grinding most of Germany’s long-distance rail traffic to a halt and threatening a ...

The Lessons Google Ventures Learned From Secret

bits.blogs.nytimes.com - For many in Silicon Valley, the rapid rise and precipitous fall of Secret, the prominent start-up that recently closed its doors, will most likely serve as a cautionary tale of how not to run a com...

Kocherlakota Reiterates Fed Shouldn’t Raise Rates in 2015

blogs.wsj.com - The Federal Reserve shouldn’t raise its benchmark short-term interest rate in 2015, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota reiterated Tuesday. The U.S. central bank “ca...

6 Hard Truths About Being a Millennial Entrepreneur

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forbes.com - Call it entitlement, call it independence: Millennials want to be a generation of entrepreneurs. Roughly two in every three Gen Y-ers have aspirations of going into business for themselves. About 1...

Fidelity Forex - Latest Forex and markets information

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fidelity-forex.com - © 2015 Copyright Fidelity Forex UG (haftungsbeschränkt) | Imprint | Privacy Risk warning: Trading Foreign Exchange (Forex) and Contracts for Differences (CFD’s) is highly speculative, carries a hig...

Why The New Retirement Involves Working Past 65

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forbes.com - Calling all linguists and word inventors: we may need to coin a new term for retirement — or at least redefine the word. The 16th annual retirement survey of 4,550 full-time and part-time workers b...

Q&A: Insights from Mexico on gender parity

agenda.weforum.org - Mexico ranks 68th out of 136 countries on the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index. While the gender gap on education has been closed, women still lag behind men in terms of labour force ...

Australia's biggest bank posts flat quarterly profit - BBC News

bbc.co.uk - Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), the country's biggest bank by market value, has posted a quarterly cash profit that is unchanged from the same period a year ago. The lender's third quarter ca...

Investors flee US stocks at financial-crisis levels

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cnbc.com - Many investors appeared to ditch American stock funds in April, in the biggest exodus since the financial crisis. But far from taking that as a bad sign, some investors view the news as an indicati...

Northwestern MutualVoice: Should Your Business Consider Group Disability Insurance?

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forbes.com - When small business owners choose employee benefits, group disability insurance sometimes gets lost in the shuffle—a fact that Manish Shah, CASL®, a Northwestern Mutual financial advisor in Princet...

Wells Fargo charged with opening accounts without customers' permission

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money.cnn.com - The accounts are being opened by Wells Fargo employees under pressure to meet unrealistic sales goals and quotas, according to the civil complaint filed by the Los Angeles City Attorney. The compla...

Hedge fund managers’ pay slashed to $211,538 an hour

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marketwatch.com - SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Talk about stagnant wages. In the hedge fund industry, it’s worse. How about wage cuts? Institutional Investor’s Alpha annual rich list was published Tuesday. And for ...

Slump in bonds spooks stock markets, commodities surge

reuters.com - Markets | Tue May 5, 2015 8:51pm EDT Slump in bonds spooks stock markets, commodities surge

McDonald’s Workers Prep to Stage Largest Low-Wage Protest Ever

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magazine.good.is - McDonald’s execs are having a bad year. Not only is their brand rapidly falling out of the favor of young Americans, they’ve also got an increasingly angry, underpaid worker base on their hands. De...

Intercontinental Exchange Reports Record First Quarter 2015 Results

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ir.theice.com - $3.06 Adjusted Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations, +26% y/y $850 Million Consolidated Revenues, less Transaction-based Expenses, +7% y/y 15% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend Payment to $0.75...

Why economic optimism is out of fashion

project-syndicate.org - For the past 25 years, a debate has raged among some of the world’s leading economists. At issue has been whether the nature of the business cycle underwent a fundamental change after the end of th...

Oil tops $60 a barrel for first time in 2015

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money.cnn.com - Traders are buzzing about whether its a sign that the era of low gas prices for American drivers is over. "It looks like this market is breaking out," said Phil Flynn, a senior energy analyst at th...

Air Ambulances Offer a Lifeline, and Then a Sky-High Bill

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nytimes.com - Clarence W. Kendall, a rancher in Pearce, Ariz., was moving bales on top of a haystack when he fell eight feet and struck his head on the corner of a truck below. His health insurance covered most ...

Australia shares lead losses on Asian markets - BBC News

bbc.co.uk - Australia's stocks led losses in Asian markets, following the US trend. US trade figures had shown that the country's deficit jumped sharply to $51.4bn in March, its highest level in more than six ...

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What Would a Young Warren Buffett Buy Today?

blogs.wsj.com - We know what stocks Warren Buffett, circa 2015, is buying. But what stocks might a young Warren Buffett – say if a 1960 Warren Buffett was somehow teleported to 2015 – find attractive? The value to...

JetBlue to offer flights between New York and Cuba

latimes.com - JetBlue Airways announced Tuesday that it will begin offering a daily flight between New York and Cuba -- a move that makes it the first major U.S. carrier to offer a flight to the country since tr...

What history teaches us about house prices and low interest rates

voxeu.org - Although the nexus between low interest rates and the recent house price bubble remains largely unproven, observers now worry that current loose monetary conditions will stir up froth in housing ma...

The Biggest Lesson From David Einhorn’s Fracking Presentation Isn’t Just About Oil

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deadcompanieswalking.tumblr.com - When it comes to accounting tricks, fracking companies have nothing on Silicon Valley. Like a lot of people in the investment world, I’m still processing David Einhorn’s speech at the Ira Sohn Conf...

China mulls new monetary tool that ‘the world has never seen’

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marketwatch.com - BEIJING (Caixin Online) — China’s central bank is considering lending to policy banks through a new tool so they can buy bonds issued by local governments, a person close to the regulator says. The...

JPMorgan Chase under investigation in French criminal probe - Fortune

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fortune.com - JPMorgan Chase JPM is being investigated by French authorities for its role in a potentially criminal financing fraud involving an investment firm there. Managers of the French investment firm Wend...

Kiva - Loans that change lives.

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kiva.org - With so many great Kiva loans available, how to choose just one? Here are some suggestions from other lenders on ways to narrow your search: If you need additional help or have suggestions on ways ...

Jobs- Spring 2015 Economic Forecast

amp.twimg.com - Employment growth is benefiting from strengthening economic activity. Unemployment, though on a declining path, still remains high, but is expected to fall this year.

The U.S. Energy Boom Will Give a Modest Boost to the Economy, an IMF Paper Says

blogs.wsj.com - The U.S. energy boom may offer a modest boost to the U.S. economy but probably won’t noticeably alter the country’s overall balance of trade, income flows and financial transfers, according to a ne...

Steve Case, Top Founders Weigh In on the Future of Entrepreneurship

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inc.com - As you might imagine, Steve Case--the co-founder of AOL and, until recently, chairman of the Startup America Partnership, a White House-led initiative to spur high-growth entrepreneurship--spends a...

Family members barred from owning companies - China - Chinadaily.com.cn

chinadaily.com.cn - Spouses and children of senior government officials in Shanghai have been prohibited from setting up companies in the city. The move - the latest salvo in the campaign against corruption - is aimed...

How a U.S. Textile Maker Came to Embrace Free Trade

wsj.com - How a U.S. Textile Maker Came to Embrace Free Trade Milliken & Co., like other U.S. firms, dropped protectionist stance as business went global

China April HSBC services PMI hits 2015 high, stock rally boosts business for some

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finance.yahoo.com - BEIJING, May 6 (Reuters) - China's services sector grew at its fastest pace this year in April as a sizzling stock market rally helped boost consumer confidence and spending, a private survey showe...

Economic Growth in Eurozone Appears to Be Gaining Momentum

nytimes.com - PARIS — It may not be at escape velocity yet, but the European economy is definitely picking up steam, an official forecast showed on Tuesday, as low oil prices, favorable foreign-exchange rates an...

Why the US has entered the currency wars

project-syndicate.org - In a world of weak domestic demand in many advanced economies and emerging markets, policymakers have been tempted to boost economic growth and employment by going for export led-growth. This requi...

From correction to correction - Authers' Note - Markets & Investing Video - FT.com

video.ft.com - From correction to correction May 6, 2015 : The ongoing correction in European bonds has triggered a sharp fall for European equities. John Authers reports on a global retreat from a bet on deflation.

EYVoice: 3 Alternatives To An IPO

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forbes.com - Guest contributor Bill Demers, EY and David Fabian, EY All entrepreneurs dream of propelling their start-up to market leadership, but not all businesses are suited for life in the public eye. In to...

Competition Bureau approves sale of Glentel to Bell

theglobeandmail.com - Mobile phone retailer Glentel Inc., operator of mall fixtures like WirelessWave and Tbooth Wireless kiosks, will be sold to BCE Inc. for $594-million after Competition Bureau approval of a takeover...

Who Are the Highest Paid Female Executives in the U.S.?

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Thriving start-up community takes time

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tallahassee.com - BOULDER, Colo. – The recipe for a thriving startup community comes down to four principles, according to Brad Feld, one of the country's premier experts on early-stage entrepreneurship. Sitting in ...

Here's the upside of a sideways stock market

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finance.yahoo.com - While professional investors appear to be quite fully invested in stocks, based on such measures as the National Association of Active Investment Managers survey and others, the public is unexcited...

Economic Mobility Trumps the Income Gap as Bigger Worry — WSJ/NBC Poll

blogs.wsj.com - Presidential candidates, take note: When it comes to class differences, Americans are far more concerned about moving up the economic ladder than about the rich becoming richer. The debate over ris...

Inside Boston University, A Debate Over Whether Climate Change Is Real

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thinkprogress.org - "Inside Boston University, A Debate Over Whether Climate Change Is Real" CREDIT: Andrew Breiner/Shutterstock/Boston University Probably the last thing you’d expect to find when browsing the website...

Kirsten Gillibrand and Rosa DeLauro have the best parental leave proposal in Congress today

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vox.com - Paid parental leave is a great benefit for new parents like me, and it makes a lot of sense for employers of higher-end workers (like Vox Media!) to offer it. But plenty of Americans aren't so fort...

Should investors dump their bonds?

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finance.yahoo.com - Bond investors are scrambling to figure out whether interest rates have bottomed and where to deploy their cash. European government bond and U.S. 10-year Treasury yields are trading at their highe...

Why this bull market still has legs

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marketwatch.com - Editor’s Note: This is a free edition of The Technical Indicator, a daily MarketWatch subscriber newsletter. To get this column each market day, click here. CINCINNATI (MarketWatch) — Technically s...

Why the strong dollar is worrying US policymakers

theguardian.com - In a world of weak domestic demand in many advanced economies and emerging markets, policymakers have been tempted to boost economic growth and employment by going for export led-growth. This requi...

Don't Exclude the Possibility of a Greek Default: Munchau

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bloomberg.com - The Eight-Point Post Bailout Guide to Ireland: Taylor 38:02 - On “Morning Must Read,” Brendan Greeley recaps the op-ed pieces and analyst notes that provide insight into today's headlines. Columbia...

Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications looks to sell 51% stake in Reliance Infratel - The Economic Times

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economictimes.indiatimes.com - NEW DELHI: Reliance Communications, India's fourth-largest telecom carrier, is looking to sell a majority stake in unit Reliance Infratel, the country's No. 3 tower company, at a valuation of Rs 20...

Join the #IamSmallBiz Photo Competition

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uschamber.com - You're invited! Calling all small business owners across the nation to join the conversation surrounding America's premier small business event. You can join the competition by sharing a picture of...

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Most advanced economies consider themselves market driven, however a Market Economy should be far beyond ideologies and political feuds into an Economics reflecting Market "Demand-to Supply"  Equilibrium
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