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From Russia with love and money

November 17th, 2010  |  Source: FT.com

Yuri Milner is very popular among internet entrepreneurs. Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, encourages him to drop by and Mark Pincus, chief executive of Zynga, an online games company, regards him as a trusted adviser. Among Silicon Valley’s venture capitalists, feelings are decidedly cooler.

 

 

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Can these two loss makers really create value?

November 16th, 2010  |  Source: FolioMag.com

 

Newsweek.com is the Odd Man Out

In all the rhetoric from the two camps, no mention of Newsweek's Web site.

 

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It Pays to Hire Women in Countries That Won't

October 12th, 2010  |  Source: HBS Working Knowledge

 

Call it corporate alchemy. New research finds that multinational companies can spin gender bias into gold by recruiting and hiring well-educated female managers in countries that traditionally discriminate against women.

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Wall Street Noir: Moody's "Double Agent" Ratings

September 28th, 2010  |  Source: Wall Street Noir: Moody's "Double Agent" Ratings

By Richard (RJ) Eskow

Consultant, Writer, Senior Fellow with The Campaign for America's Future

 

What happened to Moody's is what happens to every "agent" who thinks he can serve two masters. The sad thing is that it keeps happening, even though we've seen this movie before.

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FINRA fines Trillium for phony quotes

September 14th, 2010

High-frequency trading is one of our favorite subjects over on FierceFinanceIT, and we encourage you to tune in for our take on the subject. The issue has really heated up recently as the regulatory response to the May 6 Flash Crash is expected this month.


Why private military and security companies should be regulated

September 8th, 2010

[PDF] Why private military and security companies should be regulated

José Luis Gómez del Prado 03 Sep 2010

The independent experts of the UN Working Group on mercenaries have arrived at the logical conclusion that a new binding international legal instrument is necessary to regulate and monitor the activities of private military and security companies (PMSC) The reasons are developed in the present article…

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Do not get fooled again: Banks new overdraft rules…

August 16th, 2010

New Checking Account Overdraft Rules Now in Effect

Your real options are explained here by Bill Hardekopf, CEO of LowCards.com and author of The Credit Card Guidebook.

“Some Americans may be surprised by new changes in their checking accounts.Overdraft protection is no longer available for checking account customers unless they “opted in” for this service. The new Federal Reserve rules started yesterday.

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Books, and the E-Books Competition Investigation

August 6th, 2010

As Barnes & Noble considers selling itself—and its founder considers forming an investor group to buy it—it, along with e-book rivals Amazon and Apple face an investigation into suspiciously uniform prices for e-books by Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal. [Press release]

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Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County.

July 27th, 2010

ALEXANDRA PELOSI’s latest for HBO Documentaries premieres at 9 p.m. 7/26/10:

In the Emmy-nominated filmmaker’s sixth documentary, Pelosi chronicles the lives of children living on the poverty line in one of the nation’s richest counties.

Rep. Judy Biggert and Sen. Chris Dodd introduced the film in Washington last week.

Website http://itsh.bo/aPTNYt Movie poster http://bit.ly/9Am1ve




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