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Bill Black: Question to Our Bank CEOs Who Are Criminals: “Have You No Sense of Decency”?

Lambert here: I couldn’t make up my mind whether there was any redundancy in the headline or not. By Bill Black, the author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One and an associate professor of economics and law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Originally published at New Economic Perspectives […]

Irish government expects further IAG offer for Aer Lingus: Deputy PM

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's government expects International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) to make a further offer to convince it to sell its 25 percent stake in Aer Lingus, Deputy Prime Minister Joan Burton said on Thursday British...Show More Summary

WSJ: Are Prestigious Private Colleges Worth the Cost?

Wall Street Journal, Are Prestigious Private Colleges Worth the Cost?: When college-acceptance letters are mailed to high-school seniors this spring, students who get offers from a wide range of schools may find themselves contemplating this question: Are prestigious, private colleges worth the additional cost?

Book Review: Hand to Mouth - Living in Bootstrap America

In 2013 Linda Tirado saw the following question on an online forum she followed: Why do poor people do things that are so self-destructive? Tirado felt she could explain what she'd seen and how she'd reacted to the pressures of...

Virgin Money’s profit soars

Virgin Money’s full-year pretax profit more than doubled as it sold more mortgages. ||| London - Virgin Money Holdings (UK) PLC, one of many smaller banks seeking to challenge Britain's big four lenders, said its full-year pretax profit more than doubled as it sold more mortgages. Show More Summary

HK shares close at six-week low

Hong Kong shares followed mainland markets down on Thursday. ||| Hong Kong - Hong Kong shares closed at their lowest in six weeks on Thursday, following mainland markets down, weighed by financial stocks amid concerns over China's economic slowdown. Show More Summary

What’s on your plate (and the back burner) when you start your own real estate brokerage

Last week, I opened my own brokerage. I like to think of it as the most independent independent brokerage around, and instead of naming it something cute and witty, I went with Boardman Realty. The day after I opened my new company, I decided I had made a big mistake and wanted to take it back. I guess I was just experiencing some first-day jitters...

Asia has a new growth star as China makes its slowdown official

China officially clipped its growth target early Thursday, cutting its expectation from 7.5% to "around 7%". The world's biggest developing economy has already been slowing down: Growth in 2014 was 7.4%, the lowest since 1990. Barclays...Show More Summary

Costco posts higher second-quarter profit on tax benefit

(Reuters) - Costco Wholesale Corp reported a higher quarterly profit, due to a tax benefit related to its special cash dividend last month. Costco, the third-largest U.S. retailer, said net income rose to $598 million, or $1.35 per share, for the second quarter ended Feb. Show More Summary

'Digital washing' can wreck your strategic business planning

France's 1930's Maginot Line failure may seem an odd analogy, but 'digital washing' of old ideas and lack of forward thinking also have the potential to create strategic disaster in a highly competitive world where speed to market and agility are key

Halifax Website Redesigned

Halifax have redesigned their website to give it a fresh new look, and made it "responsive", so that it works across all types of device.

Financial Technology Competition Launched

Financial technology startup companies are in with the chance of winning funding of £35,000 thanks to a new competition.

Qld Labor tweaks asset sale language

Government denies backflip, but opposition leader cries hypocrisy.

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