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Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)’s Income From Alibaba’s IPO Swells Even More

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) has a major stake in Alibaba which has grown even more in value as the news about Alibaba raising the price of the IPO hits the market. CNBC reported that the new price range for the already world’s larest IPO is going to be between $66 and $68 owing to strong demand […]

The Economic Growth Picture: Industrial Production In August

By John M. Mason: Industrial production in the United States increased at a good rate in August, although not the speed we would like it to be. Year-over-year, industrial production rose by 4.1 percent, down from the 4.8 percent rate of increase it achieved in July. Show More Summary

5 Things to Watch at This Week’s Fed Meeting

The Federal Reserve concludes a two-day policy meeting Wednesday with a statement, new economic projections and Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s press conference. Here are five things to watch.

Steer Clear Of Viking Therapeutics' IPO

By Don Dion: Viking Therapeutics, Inc (Pending:VKTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical firm developing treatments for metabolic and endocrine disorders, plans to raise $55.0 million in its upcoming IPO. The San Diego, California-based firm will offer 5.0 million shares at an expected price range of $10-$12 per share. Show More Summary

Celebrity Real Estate: Inside Jay-Z and Beyoncé's $45-Million Holmby Hills Rental

Jay-Z and Beyoncé rented this newly-built house in Holmby Hills for about a month, "probably over the summer," and now it's mid-September and there are pregnancy rumors floating around. We're not saying Blue Ivy's little sibling was conceived in...

Following Abuse Charge, Radisson Suspends Vikings Sponsorship

Radisson has decided to step away from its sponsorship with the Minnesota Vikings in light of the child abuse charges against star player Adrian Peterson.

This color-changing nail polish could prevent sexual assaults

Undercover Colors is a startup that's aiming to develop a nail polish that changes color when it comes into contact with known date rape drugs.

How Cultural Marketing Is Different From Consumer Insights

Modern marketing efforts are mostly based on the analysis of consumer psychology and behavior. This kind of analysis has proven very effective in reaching consumers with messages about products, services and brands. However, this kind of marketing, taken by itself, can offer an incomplete picture of consumer behavior. Show More Summary

Olive Garden: Breadstick Policy Is 'Italian Generosity'

Olive Garden has fired back in the battle of the breadsticks. The Florida-based chain's parent company says the unlimited breadstick policy—one of many things criticized by hedge fund Starboard Value—is an example of "Italian generosity." In its response to Starboard's 300-page criticism, Darden Restaurants says the salads Starboard...

NASA: This August was hottest on record

Newly released temperature data from NASA shows that this August was the hottest on record globally. This summer overall was also tied as the fourth warmest summer on record by NASA's rankings. August's record temperature was 1.3°F higher than the 1951-1980 average August temperature, according to the NASA data. Show More Summary

Consider the hipster: An interview with PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel thinks that too many entrepreneurs today are incrementalists, content to simply tweak the familiar and stand on the shoulders of yesterday's giants, rather than undertake the hard work of imagining and building something completely different. Show More Summary

Hurricane Odile destroys homes, causes massive flooding in Baja California

Hurricane Odile caused tremendous damage Sunday and Monday as it made its way through Cabo San Lucas and the Baja California peninsula, and residents and business owners are trying to clean up before more flooding hits. "From what we...Show More Summary

Bitcoin CEO's death ruled suicide

A coroner's court in Singapore has ruled the death of an American Bitcoin CEO a suicide. Autumn Radtke, who died at 28 years old on Feb. 26, committed suicide in Singapore, according to the coroner's report, released Monday. Radtke owned a startup company, First Meta, that facilitated Bitcoin trade. Show More Summary

The Daily Show downplays ISIS's threat to America by mocking Lindsey Graham

U.S. intelligence officials say that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) doesn't pose a threat to the U.S., at least in the short term, but on Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned that in the fight against ISIS, President Obama "needs to rise to the occasion before we all get killed back here at home." Jon Stewart isn't buying it. Show More Summary

Microsoft: Citi Ponders Payout Ratio in Wake of $2.5B Minecraft Buy

Following Microsoft’s (MSFT) announcement this morning it will spend $2.5 billion to buy Swedish games maker Mojang, makers of the hit game “Minecraft,” Citigroup’s Walter Pritchard offered up not just one but two notes questioning what the company should do with its cash pile, which totaled $85.71 billion at the end of the June quarter, on [...]

Mastercard and Basware – Exploring Payments and Discounting (A Tragic Irony)

Categories: Accounts Payable, Analysis, Learning / Research, Procurement Financials, Suppliers Tags: L2, Process & Best Practice Earlier this month, the Mastercard and Basware teams shared with Spend Matters and Trade Financing Matters a very comprehensive survey-based research study the two firms (and partners) had completed over the summer months. Show More Summary

10-year-old goldfish survives surgery to remove tumor

George the goldfish is doing swimmingly after having a tumor removed from his head last week. The family of the 10-year-old goldfish noticed the growth, and took George into the Lort Smith Animal Hospital in Melbourne. Surgeon — not sturgeon — Dr. Show More Summary

What's wrong with Markus Persson? He sold Minecraft for $2.5B, but sounds SO depressed!

E arlier this year, Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson was at home with a fever when a group of his more vocal customers violently turned against him and Mojang, the gaming company he co-founded, following a clarification of its...Show More Summary

China August Retail Sales: Online Shines And Offline Dulls

By WestEnd511: China's monthly retail sales provide critical read-through for investors given that many US consumer staple and discretionary companies have exposure to China. As such, investors can get a better global perspective of the underlying driver behind the companies' performance. Show More Summary

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