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January 29, 2015 Best ways to profit from beaten-down energy stocksSource: CNBC
An investor could drive themselves to the point of paralysis trying to figure out the exact moment for an opportunistic energy stock investment. One day the oil prices are back up 5 percent—signaling a "bottom" has been...
January 29, 2015 Why It's So Hard for McDonald's to ChangeSource: Bloomberg Business
McDonald's is an industrial wonder. It's the biggest restaurant chain in the world, measured by sales, with some 14,000 locations in the U.S. and 36,000 globally. That's the problem. Executives proudly refer to "the system,"...
January 28, 2015 Making a profit and being socially responsible gains steam with investors: David BrooksSource: Mass Live
The big debate during the 20th century was about the relationship between the market and the state. Both those institutions are now tarnished. The market is prone to devastating crashes and seems to be producing widening...
January 27, 2015 How Fracking Contributes To Oil Glut, Cheap Fuel For You And MeSource: Forbes
For the average consumer, the plummeting price of oil is very good news. Renting cars of varying shapes and sizes on visits to the U.S., I think about the price for a tank of gas almost as much as the cops lying in wait for...
January 27, 2015 Greek Election Reflects a Deep Divide in EuropeSource: NY Times
BRUSSELS — The Greek election not only strengthened opponents of austerity, it also highlighted a fundamental tension at the heart of Europe’s six-decade-long push to forge a closer union of democratic states: what to do when...
January 26, 2015 Nick Stern Is Wrong; Climate Change Is Not The Largest Market Failure The World Has Ever SeenSource: Forbes
The takeaway line from the Stern Review, Sir Nicholas Stern’s (now Lord Stern) investigation into climate change and what, if anything , we might do about it, is that climate change is the largest market failure the world has...
January 26, 2015 Is Davos just an excuse for the 1% to have a bonding session?Source: The Guardian
Committed to improving the state of the world. That’s the motto of the World Economic Forum, which wraps up in Davos tomorrow with the rich and powerful pondering whether to listen to Mark Carney’s views about the global economy...
January 23, 2015 Market Structure Map - The CommitteeSource: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC
The chief of the regulatory body overseeing our markets declares investors and issuers the essence of them and then bends to special interests and forms an advice committee constructed of sixteen intermediaries and observers, two...
January 22, 2015 Google: A Leader In Socially Responsible Investing, But Improvement Needed In Some AreasSource: Seeking Alpha
There are many ways to understand and develop socially responsible investing (SRI). What is "responsible" for each person is vastly different, and what might be "responsible" to one person might be "irresponsible" to others. That...
January 21, 2015 Forget the Davos Joke. Last Year's Predictions Turned Out RightSource: BusinessWeek
An evergreen joke among speakers at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos warns against making predictions. Whatever you say, the punchline goes, will be proven wrong.
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