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Revenge of the mom and pop investors

October 24th, 2014  |  Source: Fortune

Individual investors have returned to the stock market in a very big way. But they are putting their money into plain vanilla, no frills, passive corners of the investing world.

In today’s column, my very first for Fortune, I’d like to officially welcome you back to the stock market. According to the Federal Reserve’s latest Z.1 release, it’s official—you’re in again. In fact, you’re just about as in as you’ve ever been.

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Explore wealth in the United States and how it’s distributed.

October 23rd, 2014  |  Source: Infographic Worls

With 46% of global assets owned by the top 1% earners the income equality gap in the United States is substantial. 

Courtesy of http://infographicworld.com/wealth-in-the-united-states/

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Refugee camps are surprising hot spots of innovation

October 22nd, 2014  |  Source: PRI

Think of a refugee camp and you're probably thinking of messy temporary lodging and throngs of displaced people. But Ken Banks, founder of Kiwanja.net and FrontlineSMS, says that refugee camps are surprising hotbeds of innovation.


The Apple Watch's Achilles Heel is the iPhone

October 21st, 2014  |  Source: Forbes

Now that the dust has settled on the long-anticipated unveiling of the Apple Watch, a major obstacle to its success is coming into view: the iPhone.

The Apple Watch has been the subject of breathless anticipation for years because, as Tim Cook said at its introduction, it represents “the next chapter in Apple’s story.” Conceived three years ago, shortly after Steve Jobs’ passing, the Watch is the embodiment of multiple dramatic arcs and aspirations.

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Geopolitics cast shadow over New Silk Road

October 17th, 2014  |  Source: FT

When, with three bangs on a gong, Xi Jinping welcomed a freight train to the Rhine river port of Duisburg in March, he issued a call for Germany to join China in developing a “New Silk Road” between their two economies.


Joel Kurtzman’s Case for Economic Optimism

October 16th, 2014  |  Source: Strategy + Business

As markets appear to be plunging, the founding editor of strategy+business argues that the United States is about to launch an epic new wave of growth.

by Art Kleiner [Erstwhile editor of strategy+business]


Polar vortex will likely make a return this winter

October 15th, 2014  |  Source: Washington Post

If you’re wondering what this winter holds for the Mid-Atlantic, you need not look further than last winter, though not as prolonged, says Accuweather in their winter weather outlook.

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Why Private Donations Aren't Helping America's Poor

October 13th, 2014  |  Source: Business Week

Of late, the comparatively good news on the U.S. economy suggests the worst of the recession is behind us. Nonetheless, millions remain out of work; federal food and nutrition assistance outlays – one measure of the number of people struggling to get by—were at an all time high in 2013.




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