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Re/Max Prestige rebrands as Laer Realty Partners

The owners of a large Boston-based brokerage, Re/Max Prestige, have abruptly ended the firm’s affiliation with franchisor Re/Max Holdings,  rebranding their 14 offices and 280 agents as Laer Realty Partners. Announced today, the launch of the new, independent brand —...

The Coastal "Ark Hotel" Can Float Away When Sea Levels Rise

How's this for being prepared? If water levels rise too much, this waterproof building design could actually float in the ocean. As sea levels rise and coastal cities try to figure out how to deal with the threat of flooding, some cities are starting to consider building farther from the water's edge. Show More Summary

Watch John Hamm show his frustrated face on Sesame Street

Seeing Mad Men's unflappable Don Draper express feelings of guilt, amazement, or happiness is rare. But Jon Hamm, on the other hand, knows how to be a real human being. For his guest spot on Sesame Street, he showed Murray an array of complex emotions, such as guilt, to the confused puppet. Watch an unkempt Hamm conduct a master class in emoting. -- Jordan Valinsky More

Yellen Pegs Europe’s Economic Struggles to Weak Banks

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said that some of Europe’s economic challenges spring from the still-unfinished work of strengthening its banking sector after the 2008 financial crisis.

Here Come Bank Of America Earnings

Bank of America is about to report it's Q1 2014 earnings. Analysts expected earnings per share of $0.30 and revenue of $22.1 billion. Last quarter the company beat earnings estimates despite a dismal dismal mortgage market. That miserable...Show More Summary

Check out these amazing Tesla Model S hot-rod sketches

Saleen, a particularly well-known tuner, is developing its own hot-rodded version of the Tesla Model S electric sedan.

Biz Stone: Mega-wealth ‘amplifies who you are’

The Twitter founder talks about who he is now, after leaving Twitter, watching the rise of the smartphone, and dealing with massive amounts of money.

States embracing Obamacare are doing a better job of covering the uninsured, surveys show

New surveys out Wednesday morning provide a glimpse into just how many Americans have gained insurance since the Obamacare health insurance marketplaces opened in October. First, Gallup reports that states which fully embraced the law by setting up their own exchanges and expanding their Medicaid programs saw their uninsured rate drop this year three times […]

U.S. Bancorp's CEO Discusses Q1 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

U.S. Bancorp (USB) Q1 2014 Earnings Conference Call April 16, 2014 9:00 AM ET Executives Sean O’Connor – Director, IR Richard Davis – Chairman, President and CEO Andy Cecere – Vice Chairman and CFO Bill Parker – Vice Chairman and Chief...Show More Summary

IndiaHomes Raises Rs 150 cr (USD$25m), to Expand to 50 Major Towns

Property portal IndiaHomes said it has raised Rs 150 crore from US-based venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and two existing investors.

Pope Francis Earns More Coolness Points

Whether you are Catholic or not, you have to admit that Pope Francis is pretty cool. This time, he proved it once again by giving two school children a ride on the Popemobile. In St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis hopped … More » The post Pope Francis Earns More Coolness Points appeared first on EveryJoe.

Red Lobster Spinoff Caught in Trap of Its Own Making

Restaurant operator finds additional forces gathering against its actions.

XL Group Plc Is Over-Reserved, But Not That Undervalued

By Stephen Simpson, CFA: XL Group plc (XL) may have nearly gone out of business during the worst of the credit crisis, but in the time since the company has done a pretty decent job of repairing its capital situation, even if at a high cost in terms of dilution. Show More Summary

About That "Strong" March Retail Sales "Bounce": Good Thing Summer's Coming!

Submitted by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, What would we do without the Wall Street Journal? Do people actually pay for this lame-brained noise? Retail Sales Surge as Consumers Rev Up Growth Indicator Posts Best Monthly Growth...Show More Summary

Microsoft’s First Digital Assistant, Cortana, Is Here

Sometime ago buzz began about a new digital assistant that would be available with the unveiling of Windows Phone 8.1. Now, Microsoft’s first assistant, Cortana, is here. Microsoft has made the new Windows Phone 8.1 available to developers which means your carrier will have the phone available very soon. Show More Summary

Can Amazon Compete In Groceries?

By Vin Colby: Short on toilet paper and lettuce? Your groceries might soon be delivered to your front door. Retail behemoths Walmart (WMT) and Amazon (AMZN) are both readying major efforts to gain dominance in the online grocery business, which currently accounts for less than 1% of sales in a $568 billion market. Show More Summary

Micron Technology: Worth Between $29-33 Per Share, Strong Buy On Market Correction

By Achilles Research: Micron Technology (MU) continues to make an attractive value proposition. This goes particularly after equity markets corrected last week and stocks started to tank. Micron Technology also couldn't escape the sudden negative sentiment and corrected sharply. Show More Summary

Hedge Funds Are Having Their Most Miserable Start To The Year Since 2008

Hedge funds are having their worst start to the year since 2008 gaining only 1.23% year-to-date, says a new report by research firm Preqin. You'll recall 2008. It was when Wall Street thought the world would end. Now it's safe to say...Show More Summary

As Promised, The New York Attorney General Has Begun His War On High Frequency Trading Firms

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has subpoenaed a number of high frequency trading firms for information on their "special relationships" with exchanges and dark pools, Bloomberg reports. Dark pools are private exchanges where investors can trade stocks anonymously. Show More Summary

Not All Dry Bulk Shippers Are Created Equal

By MTF Investing: Since the 2009 collapse of the Baltic Dry Index (BDI), and the subsequent slowdown of the global market, investors have seen the weakest of the Dry Bulk Shippers dry off. The massive run up of the BDI and subsequent collapse, along with contracts companies had put on new buildings, proved too much for some companies. Show More Summary

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