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MSF Rescue Ships | Paralympic Controversy

We speak to Médecins Sans Frontières about life on board the Aquarius rescue ship and with the Paralympic games set to kick off in Rio in two weeks time, could funding controversies and financial woes impact upon the prominence of the games?

Blockchain Bastardized by Banks’ Back Office, Reports FT

The Financial Times’s Martin Arnold and Jane Wild today report on the latest status quo embrace of blockchain, the technology for financial ledgers that used to be synonymous with the fantasy currency Bitcoin, but that has increasingly...Show More Summary

Viacom Lessons

CREATIVE TRUMPS FINANCIAL Tom Freston is one of the best managers of all time. Not only did he oversee the spectacular growth at MTV Networks, he left his charges alone, they made the decisions, he was the cheerleader, the advisor, but they were empowered. Show More Summary

As Tim Cook set to receive $100M+ on 5th anniversary as CEO, Financial Times rates his performance

With Tim Cook set to receive more than $100M in stock bonuses as he reaches his fifth anniversary as Apple’s CEO today, the Financial Times has assessed the performance of AAPL under his leadership in a series of five charts. In a ‘good...Show More Summary

10 Tuesday AM Reads

My two-for-Tuesday morning train reads: • Why a surging stock market isn’t making ordinary investors happy (The Guardian) • Apple chief Tim Cook’s five years in five charts (Financial Times) but see also The Apple-Google shift (Medium)...Show More Summary

A venture capital fund founded by Cambridge University is considering an IPO

A venture capital fund established by the University of Cambridge could go public within the next 18 months, The Financial Times (FT) reports. Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC), founded by Cambridge University in 2013 to fund startups...Show More Summary

The Guardian reveals for the first time it pays rebates to advertising agencies

The Guardian has revealed in its annual accounts it pays rebates to advertising agencies, Campaign's Gideon Spanier first spotted. Parent company Guardian Media Group's (GMG's) financial statements for the year ended April 3, 2016 includes...Show More Summary

Be Easy to Hire: How to Be the Best Candidate for the Job

Looking for a job can be difficult for the job seeker. It's also difficult for the employer. They're making a big time and financial commitment. Make it easier on them by being the one and only candidate they consider by differentiating yourself.

The 10 Worst States for Retirees

Are you close to retirement? If so, you may want to take some time to see how your state of residence may impact your financial situation. After all, you need your money to last now that you're done working, and you don't want to find yourself strapped because of a high cost of living or taxes....

3 financial hurdles you face if you're raising children

Children are a blessing. They are heirs who extend the family into future generations. In earlier times people would sire large families as a retirement planning strategy. All this comes at a cost. If you are in the financial advisory business, it’s likely you are helping clients plan. Show More Summary

Felix Zulauf: Final Leg of the Bull Market

It’s no secret that Felix Zulauf has made timely calls on our show in the past. Just last December on FS Insider, Zulauf called the bottom in gold, which has since risen about 30 percent. This time on Financial Sense, Zulauf discusses his current outlook and how problems developing...

Global Non-Hydro Renewable Electricity Up 70% From 2010–2015

By Meteor Blades A study commissioned by the Financial Times shows that the planet’s 20 largest national economies generated 8% of their electricity from renewable energy — solar, wind, and other green power sources — in 2015, up from 4.6% in 2010. Show More Summary

Katie Couric once took a $1 million cut in her salary to save other people's jobs

During tough financial times, you'll want Katie Couric in your corner. According to the New York Post, a new book about mega-agency CAA, " Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency," reveals that the veteran...Show More Summary

Wall Street's most hated activity needs a complete overhaul

It's time to talk about "Fed watching." Fed watching, among the dullest of Wall Street activities, became elevated to an art form in the wake of the financial crisis. Monitoring every public communication from a Fed official, parsing...Show More Summary

"The Essence of Finance Is Time Travel"

Balancing your budget seems like a simple task. Just spend less than you earn , right? If you’ve ever wondered why such a simple task can become so complicated, it’s because optimizing your financial life involves a fair bit of time travel. Read more...

Will Brexit Promote Free Markets?

For those celebrating Brexit as a way to push for freer markets, be aware that there is going to be a fight over this. This is from a Financial Times piece arguing that the UK must ensure that its agriculture industry continues to receive...Show More Summary

A Long Road Home: Financial Samurai Passive Income Update 2017

When I left my job in early 2012, I made it a goal to achieve a $200,000 annual passive income figure by June 2015. At the time, I had around $80,000 in annual passive income and figured why not shoot for $200,000 in order to never have to go back to work again. In those days, 4% interest rates Read More...

Sports Direct is paying the brother of billionaire founder Mike Ashley to do deliveries

A company owned by the brother of Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley is making an estimated £300,000 ($391,557) handling international deliveries for the discount sports retailer, according to the Financial Times. The paper found that...Show More Summary

10 things you need to know in markets today

Good morning! Here's what you need to know in markets on Monday. Pfizer is reportedly close to scooping up cancer drugmaker Medivation for $14 billion (£10.7 billion). The Financial Times and Bloomberg are reporting that the deal could close as soon as Monday, citing people close to the deal. Oil is sliding. Show More Summary

Pfizer is reportedly close to spending $14 billion on cancer drugmaker Medivation (MDVN)

Pfizer is reportedly close to scooping up cancer drugmaker Medivation for $14 billion. The Financial Times and Bloomberg are reporting that the deal could close as soon as Monday, citing people close to the deal. In April, pharma giant Sanofi went public with a $9.3 billion bid for the company. Show More Summary

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