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Jessica Springsteen: From goats to gold? - CNN.com

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edition.cnn.com - Jessica Springsteen, daughter of rock legend Bruce and E Street Band alumnus Patti Scialfa, is edging closer to joining the U.S. Olympic showjumping team. A year out from the Rio Games, Springsteen...

The Uncelebrated Places Where America's Farm Economy Is Thriving

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forbes.com - We consume their products every day but economists give them little attention, and perhaps not enough respect. Yet America’s agriculture sector is not only the country’s oldest economic pillar but ...

A billionaire explains what investors always get wrong

washingtonpost.com - Investors have to wade through a lot of depressing news. Ken Fisher says the secret is to tune it all out. (iStock) Traders often look at the news to anticipate what their next move should be. When...

The Decline Of The COO

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forbes.com - Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. We’re a global management consulting firm and part of the PwC network. In a world where succession planning is increasingly important, it’s ...

China's Central Bank Lowers Borrowing Costs to Help Clean Up Local Debt Mess

bloomberg.com - China’s government needed lower borrowing costs to clean up a local debt mess. The central bank obliged. The three-month Shanghai Interbank Offered Rate has tumbled 194 basis points since March 31,...

Greece to keep paying debts to IMF despite calls to miss

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cbsnews.com - ATHENS --Greece will continue paying its debts, after its ruling Radical Left Coalition narrowly rejected a call by party hardliners to miss its next International Monetary Fund loan payment. Syriz...

Open Marriage: What One Woman Learned From a Year of Sexual Freedom

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time.com - Robin Rinaldi did what many women dream of but few actually do: she took a year off from her marriage and made an agreement with her husband that they could both sleep with other people for a set p...

The E-Mail That Helped Catch Barclays: ‘ISDAfix Is Manipulated’

bloomberg.com - Those words, taken from an e-mail written by a Barclays Plc options trader, came back to haunt the bank Wednesday as it settled U.S. government allegations that it attempted over five years to rig ...

The Skills Businesses Want In A CFO

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forbes.com - Hiring the right CFO is crucial for organizational success, particularly as the finance function is increasingly relied on for strategic counsel. Knowing what companies want in a CFO can help young...

Iraq is Bankrolling ISIL

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politico.com - Last week ISIL took control of the Iraqi city Ramadi and the Syrian city Palmyra, advances that the Iraqi government perversely subsidized. Iraq continues to fund ISIL by continuing salaries to the...

How student debt became a presidential campaign issue

washingtonpost.com - The $1.3 trillion burden of student debt is becoming an issue in the 2016 presidential campaign as candidates court the millions of Americans grappling with the high cost of college. Congressional ...

Japanese shares higher on trade data - BBC News

bbc.co.uk - Japanese shares headed higher on Monday after data showed the country's trade account fell into a deficit in April, but was still better than expected. The deficit was 53.4bn yen ($440m; £283m) - l...

Is Puerto Rico America's Greece?

bloomberg.com - Puerto Rico is sliding towards a possible default, and as a territory of the United States, many people are asking "Is Puerto Rico America's Greece?" Due to a smaller economic footprint and a diffe...

China's richest man loses $15 billion

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cnbc.com - Prior to the drop, the company's shares had risen by more than fivefold since September, baffling analysts. Reuters reports that Hong Kong regulators are looking at alleged market manipulation with...

Ashley Madison: Is infidelity a billion-dollar business? - BBC News

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bbc.co.uk - Noel Biderman sounds like your run-of-the-mill technology chief executive: he peppers his speech with words like "disruption" and of course, his start-up is not just a business, but a vehicle for "...

Key to a Greek Deal Lies With the People

nytimes.com - Most scenarios facing Greece are bleak. The country could default, introduce capital controls, forcibly convert savers’ deposits into bank capital, quit the euro and so forth. But there is still a ...

Millionaire Calculator | CNNMoney

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money.cnn.com - Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2015 Morningstar, I...

Here are the best—and worst—states for working moms - Fortune

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fortune.com - How does your state stack up when it comes to supporting working moms and dads? A new report out Wednesday from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research rates the 50 states on a Work & Family Comp...

Asian shares edge down on U.S. rate hike bets

reuters.com - Markets | Sun May 24, 2015 8:27pm EDT Asian shares edge down on U.S. rate hike bets

Fiat Chrysler Raises Hackles by Refusing to Fix Some Recalled Jeeps

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nytimes.com - Fiat Chrysler’s refusal to repair some of the almost 1.6 million Jeeps recalled for a fire risk has upset some owners and raised questions among current and former regulators. “Jeep advised us they...

5 Characteristics of Thriving Social Entrepreneurs

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medium.com - “A Small Company Depends on Great People Much More than a Big Company.” -Steve Jobs If you talk to founders of successful companies, they will tell you that the most important role for a leader is ...

Denver housing: Rocky Mountain high and HOT

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cnbc.com - When Christopher Simmons began shopping for a home in Denver six months ago, he had no idea the risk and the frustration it would take to get one. The 27-year-old had good credit and cash to put do...

15 interview questions to measure emotional intelligence

uk.businessinsider.com - Earlier this year, Container Store CEO Kip Tindell said one of the most important things a leader can have is high emotional intelligence. “Emotional intelligence is the key to being really success...

House prices rise in Scottish coastal towns - BBC News

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bbc.co.uk - House prices in three Scottish seaside towns have doubled in 10 years, according to the Bank of Scotland. The bank's researchers found that a number of coastal towns had seen "substantial" increase...

Walmart and Target Face No Certain Future

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valuentumbrian.tumblr.com - There are serious risks to the business models of Target and Walmart, and everyone is looking the other way, consoling themselves with their steady and growing stream of dividends. These investors ...

3 Kiva Zip Farmers Take on 3 New York City Slickers

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fellowsblog.kiva.org - Born and raised in Westchester County, NY, which my NYC friends refer to as “Upstate”, you may be surprised to hear I’d never been on a farm before. Fortunately, Kiva Zip gave me the chance to chan...

America's views align surprisingly well with those of "socialist" Bernie Sanders

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motherjones.com - Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a self-described socialist, is an extremely long shot to defeat Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary. Does that mean his views on key politi...

Carving Up Congo

foreignaffairs.com - Earlier this year, angry demonstrators filled the streets of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They were outraged by President Joseph Kabila’s attempts to extend his last term as pr...

Who does best for skills and training in MENA?

agenda.weforum.org - Only three Middle Eastern nations – Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar – make it into the top half of the Human Capital Index – the World Economic Forum’s measure of how effectively 124 eco...

Public-Sector Jobs Vanish, and Blacks Take Blow

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nytimes.com - MIAMI — For the Ingram clan, working for the Miami-Dade County transit system has led to regular paychecks, a steady advance up the economic ladder and even romance. By driving buses in Miami’s sun...

The U.S. military is a national security threat

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salon.com - At $610 billion, it dwarfs the combined military budgets of China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, France, the UK, India and Germany (see chart below). Put another way, one third of all military spending the...

‘Ordinary People’ Ignorant About Inequality? Perhaps Not So Much

blogs.wsj.com - A small cottage industry of experts and academics likes to trumpet just how little Americans (and citizens all around the world) know about key social statistics, such as economic inequality and po...

Kansas Republicans have come up with a disgraceful new way to screw the poor

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motherjones.com - Starting in July, a new law in Kansas will restrict the amount of cash a welfare recipient can take out of ATM's to just $25 a day—a move that critics say introduces a whole new host of financial b...

Greece Finance Minister Varoufakis: 'Catastrophic to leave euro' - BBC News

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bbc.co.uk - Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says if Greece left the euro, it would spell the end of Europe's common currency. He told the the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that Greece had worked hard to meet ...

Amazon to Stop Funneling European Sales Through Low-Tax Haven

nytimes.com - In the continuing battle between European and American tech companies, score one for Europe. In a move that could put pressure on its rivals to follow suit, Amazon will start paying taxes in a numb...

Better Than Raising the Minimum Wage

wsj.com - The American Dream promises that a combination of education, hard work and good behavior can move any citizen from humble beginnings to at least reasonable success. And for many, that promise has b...

A poster child for income inequality

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thehill.com - One-hundred fifty-six million dollars! That's what David Zaslav, the CEO of Discovery Communications, made in a year. That wasn't just a good year. In 2011, he made $52.4 million; in 2012, he made ...

India still looks attractive among emerging markets: Tai Hui - The Economic Times

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economictimes.indiatimes.com - India's stock market valuation is reasonable compared to other emerging markets such as China, Russia and Brazil, which have rallied this year significantly, said Tai Hui, managing director and chi...

Pipeline that leaked wasn't equipped with auto shut-off

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bigstory.ap.org - LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because ...

European Central Bank Expands Mandate as It Struggles to Keep Zone Intact

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nytimes.com - SINTRA, Portugal — Only a few years ago, the European Central Bank was regarded as relatively powerless when compared with its counterpart in the United States. But as it has struggled to hold the ...

Early Retirement Withdrawals Could Fuel Risky Behavior, New Paper Says

blogs.wsj.com - The U.S. makes it easy to withdraw money from a defined-contribution retirement account. That gives workers plenty of leeway in managing their savings, but also risks undermining Americans’ retirem...

Young Entrepreneur to Liberians: Stop Waiting on Gov’t

bushchicken.com - This past weekend, seven young Liberian entrepreneurs traveled to Ghana for a technology conference that brought together 100 young entrepreneurs from across West Africa including Cote D’Ivoire, Bu...

Bitcoin and the Painful Art of Wrist Slitting

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joseph-jett.com - Bitcoin is a virtual currency, invented by the notoriously secretive Satoshi Nakamoto, allowing transfer for payment of goods and services without physical exchange of Euros or dollar bills in the ...

After the East West Link, infrastructure PM Tony Abbott is all talk no work

theguardian.com - The release last week of Infrastructure Australia’s audit report revealed the cost of congestion on Australia’s roads and also the economic value infrastructure adds to our economy. Despite providi...

Brits prepare for holiday season as cheap oil makes travel cheap - Telegraph

telegraph.co.uk - The extra cash from cheaper oil has been supplemented by rising earnings, allowing 13pc of those polled to say that they felt they had more to spend on going out and treating themselves. That numbe...

David Cameron to freeze ministers' pay until 2020 - Telegraph

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telegraph.co.uk - Mr Cameron said ministers themselves would also feel the squeeze in their pay, saving taxpayers £800,000 per year. “There are still difficult decisions to take as we complete the task of clearing t...

Barrick to sell Australian gold mine to Evolution

theglobeandmail.com - Evolution Mining Ltd. agreed to pay $550 million for Barrick Gold Corp.’s Cowal mine in Australia’s New South Wales to add what it said is a “world-class” operation. The deal to buy the mine from t...

How To Say No At Work - In Photos: How To Say No At Work

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forbes.com - Today many companies are expecting their employees to do more work in less time. From interns to managing partners, people say yes to these demands because they want to be a team player, look eager...

Oil's secret transit

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philly.com - Railroads cite national security and business reasons for the secrecy surrounding oil trains. They say they work closely with first responders to assure that firefighters and other emergency worker...

Saudi Arabia and the Shifting Geoeconomics of Oil

carnegieendowment.org - For Saudi Arabia, there are several reasons to give up the role of the market’s swing producer, a powerful economic and political tool that has been unrivaled for many years. Domestic oil consumpti...

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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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