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When Entrepreneurial Success Requires Throwing Your Business in the Garbage

How one entrepreneur jettisoned one successful business model--and succeeded with another. Now that's risk.

FlexShares RAVI: Beating PIMCO At Its Own Game

By Brad Kenagy: In this article, I will be examining actively managed, ultra short-term bond ETFs and assessing which one is the best "money market equivalent" ETF. To get my list of ETFs to research, I conducted a screen using the Fidelity ETF Screener with the following screener criteria. Show More Summary

Walking wounded: The British economy in the aftermath of World War I

It is well-known that World War I was expensive for Britain.  The indirect economic costs were also huge.  This column argues that the adverse implications of the Great War for post-war unemployment and trade – together with the legacy...Show More Summary

Can Mario Draghi save the euro again?

If history has taught us anything, it is that we should pay attention when European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi goes off script. The first time, of course, came when the euro was about to disintegrate in 2012. Back then, speculators were betting that the crisis countries would have to leave the euro zone, which actually […]

How much should you save for retirement?

Struggling to figure out how much you need to put away for retirement? Here's where to start

China working on supersonic submarine that could travel from Shanghai to San Francisco in '100 minutes'

Scientists at China's Harbin Institute of Technology are "a step closer to creating a supersonic submarine that could travel from Shanghai to San Francisco in less than two hours," reports The South China Morning Post. The scientists...Show More Summary

Blog Roundup: Does Mario Draghi’s Speech at Jackson Hole Signal Policy Shifts?

ECB President Mario Draghi is recognizing that the recovery in the Euro area remains uniformly weak.

Today's Headlines

Bloomberg: Putin Holds Poroshenko Talks as Ukraine Tension Grows. Russian President Vladimir Putin began talks with his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, as tensions flared on the two nations’ border. Putin said he’s ready for an exchange of opinions on Ukraine as he addressed a summit of the Russian-led Customs Union in Minsk, Belarus. Show More Summary

Nominations for 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards Close Soon – Get Moving!

If you haven’t nominated business owners, applications, journalists, leaders, or corporations that you feel represent the small business community for the 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards, time’s running out – nominations will close on August 29, 2014 at 3PM EST. Show More Summary

Entrepreneurs Confess Their Worst Decisions

Have you ever made a bad decision as an entrepreneur, one you wish you could take back? You're not alone.

Amazon's AWS Vs.Microsoft's Azure: A Reversal Of Roles Coming Soon?

By Options Calling: Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) cloud service Windows Azure has played second fiddle to Amazon's (NASDAQ:AMZN) cloud AWS for what seems like an eternity. AWS revenue has always stood head and shoulders above Azure revenue. Show More Summary

This Is What Warren Buffett Is Going To Earn On His $3 Billion Investment In The Burger King-Tim Hortons Merger (BKW, BRKA, BRKB)

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is providing $3 billion worth of preferred equity financing for Burger King's merger with Tim Hortons. Buffett's return on that cash will be 9%. On a conference call regarding the merger, Burger King...Show More Summary

In time, S&P 500's milestone will mean little

The Standard & Poor's 500 index, the most commonly used representation of the stock market, made history Tuesday as it crossed over the 2,000 mark and closed at 2,000.02.

Netflix hand-delivers petition to FCC against Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger

Netflix: "Unsurprisingly, given their dominance in the cable television marketplace, the proposed merger would give Applicants the ability to turn a consumer's Internet experience into something that more closely resembles cable television."

India’s Makaan Updates Mobile Site has revamped its mobile site with a new photo view feature that gives the user a feel of the property along with its important details. The current revamp has enabled the company to improve key user engagement metrics like time spent on site and conversion rate.

An Interesting Ad-Lib from ECB Head Mario Draghi's Jackson Hole Speech: Morning Comment

Joe Weisenthal notes Lorcan Roche Kelly of Agenda Research on an [extended ad-lib][1] in Mario Draghi's Jackson Hole speech. Ad lib emphasized; things in the text not mentioned struck through: [1]: More Summary

Amazon's Buys Twitch: Content Is King

By WestEnd511: Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced that it will acquire Twitch Interactive, a leading video game streaming platform, for $970m in cash. The specifics of the deal were not disclosed and it seems that Twitch shareholders have...Show More Summary

Why real estate brokerages should operate like Chipotle

Real estate is notorious for its inefficiencies when purchasing and selling a home. Technology has helped, to some degree, to streamline the housing search and transaction, but in general real estate often lags when it comes to adopting new tech...

White House: Obama can intervene in Syria without congressional approval

Although President Obama has yet to decide on a course of action in dealing with ISIS' advance into Syria, one thing seems clear: He doesn't think he needs to seek congressional approval, said White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Monday. Show More Summary

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