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Signs of Life in the Eurozone

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project-syndicate.org - NEW YORK – The latest economic data from the eurozone suggest that recovery may be at hand. What is driving the upturn? What obstacles does it face? And what can be done to sustain it? The immediat...

stories - Bloomberg Business

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bloomberg.com - We’re constitutionally averse to giving investment tips. You won’t find us pushing a specific stock or asset class or telling you what to do with your money. But there are things we’re comfortable ...

More College Degrees Aren’t Enough to Wipe Out Inequality, Paper Says

blogs.wsj.com - Better education would lift the earnings of men in the bottom half of the income scale but wouldn’t be enough to erase inequality between the rich and poor, according to a new paper. The study, by ...

University Reveals Matthew McConaughey's Speaking Fee, After Saying It Wouldn't

huffingtonpost.com - HOUSTON (AP) -- A Texas university that booked Matthew McConaughey as its May commencement speaker has broken the silence on the Texas-born actor's speaking fee. The University of Houston said in a...

Northwestern MutualVoice: What You Need To Know Before Borrowing From Your Retirement Plan

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forbes.com - When you’re in need of cash, a loan from your qualified retirement plan might seem like a good option. In fact, from 2009 through 2013, about one in five people who were eligible to take loans from...

U.S. corporations pressure two states accused of curbing gay rights

reuters.com - Elizabeth Ladd, owner of River Knits Fine Yarns, poses while holding up a 'This businesses serves everyone' sticker she plans to place outside her business in downtown Lafayette, Indiana March 31, ...

Home Price Growth Remains Weak in Early 2015, Says S&P/Case-Shiller

wsj.com - Home Price Growth Remains Weak in Early 2015, Says S&P/Case-Shiller National index rose 4.5% in 12 months ended in January, down from December

UN News - Senior UN officials stress need for employment, decent work to achieve sustainable development

un.org - 30 March 2015 – Top United Nations officials today underlined the importance for States to create employment opportunities and decent work for all in order to achieve poverty eradication and sustai...

IPO Market Cools As Tech Stars Keep Taking Private Cash

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forbes.com - A choppy first quarter for the U.S. stock market resulted in the least active three-month stretch for initial public offerings in two years, even as breathless reports about blockbuster fundraising...

China’s Big Stock Market Rally Is Being Fueled by High-School Dropouts

bloomberg.com - There’s a story that Joseph Kennedy sold his stocks on the cusp of the Great Crash of 1929 after a shoe shine boy shared trading tips with him. If even the shoe polisher is buying stocks, he reason...

The McDonald’s fight that could change franchising

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cnbc.com - An ongoing fight between McDonald's and labor unions has entered a key phase this week, with parties squaring off over accusations of wage violations and unfair working conditions. The outcome of t...

Why we need transparent financial benchmarks

voxeu.org - Benchmarks are heavily wired into modern financial markets. For example, trillions of dollars in bank loans and several hundred trillion dollars (notional) of derivatives transactions depend on dai...

That was the quarter that was - Authers' Note - Markets & Investing Video - FT.com

video.ft.com - Share via twitter Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via google+ That was the quarter that was Apr 1, 2015 : The first quarter of 2015 saw a big gain in the dollar and further falls in the...

Q & A With Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann (with image) · gatesfoundation

storify.com - Q & A With Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann On Tuesday, March 31, Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann held a live Q & A on her Facebook page. Missed the chat? We've compiled the ques...

The Youngest Baby Boomers Got Their Biggest Raises Early

blogs.wsj.com - In 1979, the Labor Department began to track the careers of young men and women born between 1957 to 1964. The survey has tracked the same 10,000 people who were between 14 and 22 when they were fi...

Three Simple Tax Rules To Steer Clear Of IRS

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forbes.com - Respect these three simple tax rules and you’ll reduce your chances of coming to grief with the IRS. 1. Keep business and personal affairs separate. You’ll be better off if you can separate your ta...

A billionaire's warning on index funds

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money.cnn.com - In fact, nearly one in every $5 invested in stock funds is invested in an index fund, up from less than one in every $10 in the year 2000. There are a number of reasons why: Investors are becoming ...

How Cheap Oil Is Changing the World

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theatlantic.com - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton has said that The End of Power "will change the way you read the news, the way you think about politics, and the way you look at the world." George Soros added th...

Oil prices edge lower as Iran talks extend beyond deadline

reuters.com - Business | Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:22pm EDT Oil prices edge lower as Iran talks extend beyond deadline

UN World Food Program

wfp.org - Qadra (centre) and her friends cannot wait to use their new SCOPE cards as they wait in front of a retail store in Bossaso, northern Somalia. In February, Somalia became the second country in the w...

CenturyLinkVoice: The Role Of The CFO In IT Strategy

forbes.com - Rapid change is a part of the world of the IT professional. It always has been and always will be. In today’s fast-paced ‘the Internet of Things’ world the intensity of that change has increased an...

FTSE 100 Politics, the Bears Get My Vote

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cfdtrading.com - Trading Contracts for Difference (CFDs) on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. Before deciding to trade these products offered by Forex Capital Markets L...

Ramping up GST while cutting company tax will be a tough sell for Hockey

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theguardian.com - Every taxation review really boils down to two questions: how much should we tax? and how should we raise that tax? The tax paper released by Joe Hockey on Monday is clearly focused on increasing t...

Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, the Great Recession, and the Uses — and Misuses — of History

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live.worldbank.org - The two financial crises of the past century, the 1930s Great Depression and 2008 Great Recession, occurred against the backdrop of sharp credit booms, dubious banking practices, and unstable globa...

11 Safe High-Yield Dividend Stocks for Times of Volatility and Uncertainty

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thestreet.com - NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- With the Federal Reserve indicating interest rate increases, conflict in Yemen, oil price drops, and a bull market that has run for a full six years, positive stock market r...

IRS chief: Ted Cruz tax plan not viable

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politico.com - “You can call [tax collectors] something else than the IRS if that makes you feel better, but basically someone has to follow through on all of that,” Koskinen said. | Getty IRS Commissioner John K...

ADM Announces Plan to Fight Deforestation

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nytimes.com - Archer Daniels Midland, one of the world’s largest commodities suppliers, has joined the growing number of major agriculture and food companies promising to take steps to conserve forests that are ...

EYVoice: After A Modest First Quarter, The Best Is Yet To Come For US IPOs

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forbes.com - After a frenetic 2014, the US IPO market took a breather in the first quarter of 2015. But there’s plenty of reason to believe that the pace will pick up soon. In fact, everything points toward 201...

Low-wage workers plan major strike

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money.cnn.com - A coalition of workers will walk off the job on April 15, according to the group known as Fight for $15. It said "tens of thousands" of workers are planning to go on strike in cities across the Uni...

Service Marketplace StarOfService Takes On Thumbtack

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techcrunch.com - French startup StarOfService plans to provide a solid Thumbtack alternative for the rest of the world. To achieve this goal, StarOfService is opening its marketplace in 80 countries and just raised...

China’s stock market sure looks like a bubble

washingtonpost.com - (Reuters/Aly Song) China's housing bubble is starting to pop, so, right on cue, its stock bubble is starting to re-inflate. Now they're nowhere near their 2007 highs—in fact, they're barely halfway...

Taiwan and Norway sign up to AIIB

bbc.co.uk - Taiwan and Norway are to join the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). They become the last countries to apply to the China-led bank before the Tuesday deadline. They join more than 40 ...

Living standards back at May 2010 level

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bbc.co.uk - It has been a recovery much slower than in any recession since the War, but it is now reasonable to say that living standards are back to where they were at the time of the last election. In its qu...

Investors wary of Bombardier’s enthusiasm for regional jets

theglobeandmail.com - Earlier this month, two Bombardier Inc. executives sat in the cabin of a nearly finished 76-seat regional jet destined for American Airlines and talked up the plane in superlatives. This is the bes...

Activists Stop Paying Their Student Loans

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npr.org - Latonya Suggs says she borrowed thousands of dollars in student loans to attend the for-profit Corinthian Colleges but has nothing to show for it. Most employers don't recognize her criminal justic...

New Scottish property transaction tax comes into effect

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bbc.co.uk - A new tax which changes the way people pay duty on house purchases has come into effect in Scotland. The Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) replaces UK stamp duty under new devolved powers c...

US stock futures just took a nosedive

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finance.yahoo.com - The first quarter wrapped on Tuesday with the Dow falling 200 points.  And at around 9:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday night in New York, US stock futures were taking a major leg lower.  Each of the major in...

Unsound infrastructure - Authers' Note - Markets & Investing Video - FT.com

video.ft.com - Share via twitter Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via google+ Unsound infrastructure Apr 1, 2015 : Politicians are anxious for big institutional investors to finance projects. But John ...

Hong Kong stocks widen gains after China data

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marketwatch.com - HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Hong Kong stocks widened their opening gains Wednesday morning after two separate gauges of Chinese manufacturing activity in March both came in better than markets had e...

Speaker.gov | Reforming the Flawed DOD Acquisitions System

speaker.gov - In remarks at the Center for Strategic & International Studies last week, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) outlined a framework for defense acquisition reform focused o...

When Censorship Backfires: How Blue Coat Silenced A Security Researcher

forbes.com - When security researchers are silenced by governments or private companies, it’s often to the detriment of technology users of all ilks. Ignorance is certainly not bliss when it comes to digital vu...

EU should be giving more help to Ukraine - George Soros

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bbc.co.uk - Billionaire investor George Soros is a man whose gambles have usually paid off. He became known worldwide as "the man who broke the Bank of England" for making a $1bn bet against the pound in the e...

HIV clinic opens at epicenter of Indiana health crisis

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msnbc.com - “It was a very positive start,” Cooke said by email. “It was at times emotional due to all the hard work and sleepless nights to make this a reality. Even some tears were shed seeing the response w...

How Much Do I Need to Invest?

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marybstorj.tumblr.com - You know the importance of investing for your retirement and growing your wealth so you can achieve your biggest financial goals. But how much should you contribute to make sure you have enough in ...

100 students refuse to pay their loans

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money.cnn.com - It's a risky move, but she's not alone. More than 100 of the now-defunct for-profit school's students are taking the same stand. And the government is willing to hear them out. The "debt strikers" ...

Boston Fed Has Pretty Good Idea How Many Dollar Bills You’re Carrying

blogs.wsj.com - You might need to check your purse, pocket or wallet to get that answer. But if you are the average American, a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has an answer: three. What’s more,...

Uncertainty about long-term aid leaves thalidomide victims in limbo

theglobeandmail.com - Marie Harnois gets around on a child-sized tricycle so crucial to her survival, she has given it a name: Arthur. It’s a homemade device that she steers with her only arm and propels like a scooter ...

Welcoming China to the table of global governance

project-syndicate.org - It is safe to say that the most consequential geostrategic development of the last two decades has been China’s rise. Yet the West has failed to accord China – not to mention the other major emergi...

Penny Pritzker – D.C.'s Top 50 Women in Tech 2015

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fedscoop.com - Few people in Washington have spoken more about data in the past year than Penny Pritzker. As the government begins to realize the value of the data it creates and provides to the public, Pritzker ...

US consumer confidence soars; house prices rising - The Economic Times

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economictimes.indiatimes.com - NEW YORK: US consumer confidence rebounded strongly in March amid optimism over the labor market, a hopeful sign that a recent sharp slowdown in economic activity will be temporary. A combination o...

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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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