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It’s time for social to grow up

Guest Post: When DiGiorno Pizza used the #WhyIStayed hashtag to sell pizzas, it inadvertently leveraged a serious conversation on domestic violence for financial gain. It was a mistake that was uniquely social, as was the immediate furor the brand faced globally.

FT’s new U.S. boss: Journalists should ‘turn the microscope’ on themselves

9 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Last July, Gillian Tett, who started her job as the Financial Times’ U.S. managing editor Sept. 1, wrote about the influence Pierre Bourdieu had on her work. Bourdieu, a French sociologist and intellectual, identified the “social silences”...Show More Summary

Can iPhone widgets make news apps cool again?

10 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The Financial Times notably embraces HTML5 web apps — and print! — over mobile apps. Quartz, perhaps the most widely praised new media site of the last year or so, is similarly app-less. Vox and FiveThirtyEight launched this year without native apps, and the Gawker network gets by without them just fine, too, thank you very much. Show More Summary

Caterpillar Posts Record 21 Consecutive Months Of Declining Global Retail Sales, Worse Than Financial Crisis

Once upon a time, when such things as industrial production, machinery sales and construction, trade and commercial interactions mattered, today's Caterpillar retail sales, which painted a grusome picture for global manufacturing and industrial production, may have gotten more than a casual comment on page... Show More Summary

Marcato's Life Time Valuation: Classic Financial Engineering, Little More

By Detroit Bear: Marcato Capital's managing partner Mick McGuire is the master of the "PropCo/OpCo" model for unlocking shareholder value. After spending years with Bill Ackman at Pershing Square, McGuire began running his own fund in 2010 and has pursued similar value unlocking strategies. Show More Summary

Is Amazon Prime Worth It?

We’ve been Amazon Prime members for the last few years, and for the most part, it’s made financial sense for us. We make plenty of purchases on Amazon, and when Christmas time comes, the two-day free shipping it includes is amazing for last-minute shopping. Show More Summary

Despite SureInvestment Debacle, Morgan Stanley Shines In 2014

By Don Dion: In September of 2014, Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) joined the roster of financial institutions hit with fines for misdeeds while conducting the their day-to-day operations. This time, instead of misrepresentations of loan quality...Show More Summary

Gigi Jordan transferred funds while son was dying: financial adviser

Gigi Jordan's former financial adviser recalled Thursday a late-night request from her to transfer money from her son’s account — around the same time her autistic child lay on a hotel bed dying.

A better way to calculate the value of your time

This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. It’s both fascinating and useful to calculate the value of your time. Financial freedom gives you options and flexibility. But without time, that means nothing. Time is a precious resource that we should spend wisely. But you already know this – we’ve written about it quite a bit. Knowing [...]

Goldman Sachs Offering Solar PV Financing Lower Than Bank Loans In Japan

Solar power is a very safe investment, but it has taken banks and financiers a bit of time to get used to the technology. However, there are a lot of promising movements in this arena. One of the most recent is news that Goldman Sachs...Show More Summary

Fed signals intent to continue low rates

``The Federal Reserve reassured financial markets Wednesday that a key interest rate will stay near zero for "a considerable time" after its bond purchases end next month, deferring for now a clear signal on how it will begin to shift away from low-rate policies it's had in place since the 2008 financial crisis.''

Is It Time to Buy Zions Bancorporation Stock?

Many investors have shunned bank stocks since the financial crisis, but is now the time to jump back into Zions Bancorporation?

Kellogg: Time To Get Going

By Equity Watch: Kellogg (NYSE:K) is among the leading consumer food companies of the world and remains on track to delivering a healthy financial performance in the long term. Although changing consumer breakfast preferences have negatively...Show More Summary

Walgreen, CVS, Rite Aid: Battle Of Better Targeting Tactics?

By whatstock2investin: In the corner drugstore industry, let's compare three companies and see which one could be worth our time and investment money. Source for financial figures described are in Google finance. Walgreen (NYSE:WAG)Show More Summary

Conoco Phillips Is Not Exiting The North Sea

By Michael Fitzsimmons: ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) has an excellent position in the North Sea and has no plans to exit the region. A recent report in the Financial Times that COP has put its 24% interest in the Clair oilfield interest...Show More Summary

Wall Street Awaits Any Signal From Fed on Interest Rates

Mark Lennihan/AP By MARTIN CRUTSINGER WASHINGTON -- Financial markets are awaiting the end of a Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday to see whether the Fed sends any clearer signal about the timing of an interest rate increase. The phrase...Show More Summary

Tax Doubts Dampen Hiring by US Companies

Financial Times, Tax Doubts Dampen Hiring by US Companies: US chief executives see little chance of Congress reforming the country’s tax system after November’s midterm elections, leaving them cautious about hiring and investing for the next six months, a survey of chiefs has found. Randall Stephenson, chief executive of telecoms...

Park Cash In Medallion Financial And Drive A Smooth 8% Dividend Yield

By Alan Goodman: I have followed Medallion Financial (NASDAQ:TAXI) for years and have been long for that time. My investment horizon is measured in years, not quarters and while my ego may not get pumped up the way it does with giant...Show More Summary

A Hong Kong Tycoon Just Placed The Largest Order In Rolls-Royce History

Hong Kong real estate entrepreneur Stephen Hung just placed an order for 30 Rolls-Royce Phantoms — the largest such order in company history. Valued at $20 million by the Financial Times, the fleet will be owned by Hung's upcoming Louis XIII Hotel and Casino in Macau, where it will shuttle wealthy Chinese gamblers around town. Show More Summary

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