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Buying up the competition

March 24th, 2015  |  Source: The Economist

The latest mobile merger deal is good news for shareholders—and bad news for everyone else

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The Middle Class Has Gotten Smaller In Every State Since 2000

March 20th, 2015  |  Source: HuffPo

America’s middle class is shrinking in every state in America.

new analysis by the Pew Charitable Trusts' Stateline blog, shows that the percentage of middle-class households -- defined as those earning between 67 and 200 percent of a state’s median income -- dropped in every U.S. state between 2000 and 2013. Median income also fell in most states during that period.

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The Fuzzy, Insane Math That's Creating So Many Billion-Dollar Tech Companies

March 17th, 2015  |  Source: Bloomberg

Startups achieve astronomical valuations in exchange for protecting new investors

Snapchat, the photo-messaging app raising cash at a $15 billion valuation, probably isn't actually worth more than Clorox or Campbell Soup. So where did investors come up with that enormous headline number?


How Interest Rates Keep Making People on Wall Street Look Like Fools

March 16th, 2015  |  Source: Bloomberg

Will this be the year they get it right?

If there’s one call that investors and economists almost always seem to get wrong, it’s the direction of long-term interest rates. For years economists have been predicting that rates would rise, yet rates have been on a downtrend for ages.

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The Thin Green Line

March 10th, 2015  |  Source: Paul J Sullivan.com/

The Money Secrets of the Super Wealthy

The “Wealth Matters” columnist of The New York Times reveals the habits, worldviews, and practices that lead to true wealth—and why it’s more important to be “wealthy” than “rich.”

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Global Sustainable Investing Pegged at $21 Trillion

March 9th, 2015  |  Source: Globe-Net.com

The global sustainable investment market has grown substantially in both absolute and relative terms, according to The Global Sustainable Investment Review 2014, a report released by the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA).

Global sustainable investing assets under management (AUM) rose 61%, from US$13.3 trillion at the start of 2012 to reach US$21.4 trillion at the start of 2014.


From frontier to emerging market – Kenya’s economic rise

March 6th, 2015  |  Source: HowWeMadeItInAfrica.com

Imagine vast and beautiful savannah grasslands as two million wildebeest migrate from the Serengeti National Park in the Mara region of Tanzania to the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. This trip is 3,000km in length, and represents, in many ways, the very best of what Africa has to offer the international community. But is this all Kenya puts on the plate? The answer is a definitive “no”. Kenya is moving from a frontier market to an emerging market, and is beginning to attract investment from all over the world.


Which is more valuable — Apple or Wales?

March 6th, 2015  |  Source: Medium.com

“Why Richard, it profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole worldbut for Wales?” — Thomas More, in “A Man For All Seasons”.


Taylor Swift, Trademarks and Music’s New Branding Model

March 4th, 2015  |  Source: Knowledge@Wharton

                       If you’re ready to “party like its 1989,” you’ll have to talk to Taylor Swift first. The pop star recently applied to trademark that phrase and others related to her songs — a move that marks a shift in the industry, as artists, songwriters and music publishers increasingly become independent brands. But the case also raises questions about where artists and industry players might cross the line and damage their reputations.

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Here come the jobs, finally

March 3rd, 2015  |  Source: CS Monitor.com

Even the long-term unemployed are starting to find work.

But how strong is the jobs recovery, really? 

Trevor Parkes has been through the tunnel called unemployment in post-recession America and come out the other side. In the summer of 2013, he moved from Texas to Tennessee so his family could be closer to his wife’s parents. But when his new job evaporated with a layoff after just four months, Mr. Parkes was in trouble: unemployed in a difficult job market, edging toward age 50, and with two kids moving through school.




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