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Emerging Markets, BRICs Breaking Out of Sideways Range

Emerging markets continue to charge higher in 2014 after years of trending downward. Below are long-term charts of the emerging markets ETF (EEM) and the BRIC ETF (EEB) going back to 2009. As shown, the last six months (boxed in charts) have been a boon for EM as a whole and the BRIC countries. Show More Summary

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. "That we have dreamed of this event, that everybody without exception has dreamt of it, because everybody must dream of the destruction of any power hegemonic to that degree, — this is unacceptable for Western moral conscience, but...Show More Summary

Rulers For $0.25! Markers For $0.97! Honey, Get The Kids, Lets Go To Staples!

By Stone Street Advisors: I don't cover Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS), nor do I claim any particular expertise in the office/school supply sector or other tangential businesses in which Staples attempts to operate. However, I can't help but question the strategic thinking behind their current back-to-school commercials/promotions. Show More Summary

Name you should know: Danny Marti, Obama’s nomination for new ‘piracy czar’

Contrary to its descriptive-sounding name, the position of “piracy czar” doesn’t actually require knowledge of swashbuckling and looking good why wearing an eye patch. No, it’s actually a role created by U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration to help manage official positions on intellectual property, piracy, and other tech policy related to the two. And since […]

Your Network is Your Net Worth: Designing Social Capital for Breakthrough Innovation

One's network of family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances largely dictates attitude, values, beliefs and how one behaves. Yet, few will challenge their established network and most will leave its growth and development to chance throughout their lifetime. Show More Summary

EU widens aid to dairy exporters hit by Russia food ban

``The European Commission will help pay storage costs for butter and skimmed milk powder. EU aid will also extend to certain cheeses. Last year EU cheese sales to Russia were nearly 1bn euros.''

An Upbeat Attitude Makes Success Simple

Your attitude determines how you interpret events in the past as well as the strategies and tactics you'll pursue in the future.

Why Overvalued Stock ETFs Still Offer Opportunity

Let us recall that every significant economist and every major U.S. investment firm predicted interest rates would climb in 2014. The primary basis for the assessment? U.S. economic growth would accelerate and encourage the Federal Reserve to end ultra-easy monetary measures. Well, now that...

How Much Is Cliffs Natural Resources Worth? A Business Owner's Perspective

By Siming Ma: Mr. Buffett suggests that the stock of a company should be evaluated from a business owner's perspective, i.e. how much is a private buyer willing to pay to acquire the entire business? This requires us to understand two...Show More Summary

LG Asked for 'Mom Confessions,' and Moms Delivered

LG launched its #MomConfessions campaign earlier this year with a series of cynically amusing TV spots, and since then, real moms have started to get in on the confessional action. While the appliance brand and agency Hill Holliday seeded the campaign with their own Tumblr posts ("I go running to relieve stress. Show More Summary

Here's How Little You Earn On Stocks After You Pay The Man, Uncle Sam, And The Invisible Hand (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM)

Fees, taxes, and even inflation just kill your investment returns. A Thornburg Investment Management study of "real, real returns," which was alerted to us by Cullen Roche at Pragmatic Capitalism, shows how various costs eat into your stock market returns. Show More Summary

BlackBerry: What It Will Take For Profitability In FY2016

By Elephant Analytics: This article aims to look at what is required for BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) to achieve profitability in FY2016. John Chen has stated that BlackBerry is still targeting break-even by the end of FY2015 and profitability during FY2016. Show More Summary

4 Ways the World’s Top CEO’s Keep Their Online Reputation Intact

The term "reputation management" has earned its own reputation as a kind of vague PR buzzword. However, developments in computing, the internet and social media have made it primarily an issue of search results, and therefore something CEOs need to know about.

JP Morgan’s security breach points to broader issues in cyber security

It turns out that protecting an institution full of personally identifiable information is more complex than just having a good cybersecurity team.

ISIS Sends “A Message in Blood” With Another Beheading Video

Islamic State terrorists have released another beheading video. This one apparently portrays the beheading of a Kurdish man in Iraq. The video was entitled “A message in blood to the leaders of the American-Kurdish alliance” and apparently was meant as … More » The post ISIS Sends “A Message in Blood” With Another Beheading Video appeared first on EveryJoe.

Silver: Antimicrobial Use In Glass And Beyond

By Jason Russ: The Importance of Industrial Uses There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of different uses of silver (NYSEARCA:SLV). Industrial uses of silver are, cumulatively, the largest demand sources of the metal. While industrial...Show More Summary

10 Universal Marketing Lessons from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The climax of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has come and gone, but there are still plenty of people dumping freezing cold buckets of water on their heads to raise awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig...Show More Summary

GamesBeat 2014 panel shows how to move from the East to the West

GamesBeat 2014's latest breakout session will focus on Eastern European and Asian game makers coming to the West. And hint: Get your tickets fast.

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