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China: Ecological Civilization Rising?

Returning to China for the first time in a quarter century this month was equally awe inspiring and terrifying. The observation deck of the truly gorgeous Shanghai World Financial Center is breathtaking, a fitting testament to China's rise. Show More Summary

Huangpu Park, Opium Wars and Information in the Digital Age

Shanghai, the world's largest city by population and China's global financial center and transport hub, is the symbol of a rising China. The name of the city in Chinese translates as "upon-the-sea." The city grew in importance during the nineteenth-century due to European recognition of its favorable port location and economic potential. Show More Summary

New York Church Taking Walmart To Court Over Gun Sales

Trinity Church sits in the shadow of lower Manhattan’s One World Trade Center, its brownstone Gothic Revival spire dwarfed by the Financial District’s surrounding skyscrapers. On 9/11, Trinity provided refuge from the plume of debris when the towers fell just three blocks north. The church survived without much damage. Today, it’s a landmark and site […]

London: Here's a Play about the Evils of Capitalism... In a Suite at the May Fair Hotel

last monthTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Raising the temperature in the Amber Suite What to do when you?re a five star hotel in an egregiously expensive city which is one of the centers of the banking world which caused the global financial crisis, and your prices are suchShow More Summary

New WTC towers fill with tech tenants

When lower Manhattan's new World Trade Center was conceived a decade ago, nobody had in mind a Silicon Valley in the sky. Financial companies, which dominated the original twin towers, are scarce... To view the full story, click the title link.

One World Trade Center: Public Building, Private Information

One World Trade Center is perhaps the most high-profile publicly-owned office tower in the country. Its financial information, however, is more closely-held than many privately-owned buildings.

Vogue’s Shiny New Office Has a Big Rat Problem

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Earlier this month, Condé Nast commenced its long-anticipated move to 1 World Trade Center, whose landlord is counting on the magazine publisher to anchor the building and attract other hip companies to the fortified Financial District. The ongoing rodent problem at Vogue, however, might give some prospective tenants pause. Even Anna Wintour is worried. Read more...

Top 3 luxury hotels in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is the world?s most vertical city, resulting in an iconic skyline that forms the backdrop for a nightly laser show showcasing some of its most dramatic skyscrapers. But it?s more than a top financial center and trade hub; it?s practically a must on any trip to Asia, especially for foodies and nightlife aficionados. Show More Summary

First Tenant of 1 World Trade Center Moves In

James Barron, New York Times: More than 13 years after a terrorist attack destroyed the twin towers -- symbols of New York City's might, financially and structurally -- the first employees of the first tenant in the building erected to take their place arrived for their first workday there on Monday. Show More Summary

How to Change the World—and Make Some Money Too

Young adults flock to investments that promote social good. This was a hot topic at a big ideas festival over the weekend and is front and center with financial firms.

Financial World's 'Ray Rice Video' Has Arrived

Those interested in why federal regulators seem unable to rein in big banks might want to check out a new ProPublica report and a companion piece airing on public radio's This American Life this weekend. The reports center on secret recordings made by Carmen Segarra, a Federal Reserve specialist hired...

World Trade Center Lures New Tenant

Developer Larry Silverstein announced Thursday that financial research firm Morningstar Inc. has signed a lease for 30,000 square feet at 4 World Trade Center, the austere, glassy 2.3 million square foot office tower on the southeast corner of the site.

China Tried To Built A Replica Of Manhattan... And It's Not Looking So Great

Yujiapu, in China's Tianjin Binhai New Area, was modeled on Manhattan and expected to become the financial center of the world. But it languishes as many wasteful Chinese ghost cities have. At one point it was reported that the Juilliard School had signed an agreement to set up an institute in Yujiapu. Show More Summary

Generate Electrifying Profits With Huaneng Power

By Ken McGaha: The Creation Of The Opportunity Just a few short years ago, the center of focus in the investing world was China. It seemed, everywhere you turned for any type of financial news, China was the main topic. Everyone agreed that you had to invest in China if you wanted to make real money and be considered a serious investor. Show More Summary

Bringing the Girl Scout Movement to the Crossroads of the West

Salt Lake is a city on the move: a vibrant financial center that is demonstrating to the world the continued strength of America's economy. It is a place where shrewd leadership, hard work, innovation and determination are creating jobs and opportunity. Show More Summary

The lucky entrepreneur behind the ‘super food’ shake

S cott Kanyok is a lucky guy. And he hopes that luck extends into the startup space. In 2001, the then-Wall Street financial analyst was 20 minutes late. That’s how he avoided being in the World Trade Center when the first plane hit. Four...Show More Summary

D.C. is a bigger financial powerhouse than Shanghai

For the first time, New York is the top dog among the world's financial centers. This is according to the newest version of the Global Financial Centres Index, which aims to "examine the major financial centres globally in terms of competitiveness." The index pulls from external data sources — the U.N., the World Bank, etc. — as […]

Financial firm eyes big downtown lease

Nearly three years ago, Brookfield Properties lost one of its biggest tenants at its sprawling, 8 million-square-foot downtown office complex across West Street from the World Trade Center. That's... To view the full story, click the title link.

UB Super health drink founder cheated death three times

Scott Kanyok is a lucky guy. And he hopes that luck extends into the startup space. It started when, in 2001, the then-Wall Street financial analyst was 20 minutes late. That’s how he avoided being in the World Trade Center when theShow More Summary

A Financial Center Is Envisioned on a Muddy Tract in Southern China

A largely empty expanse in Shenzhen is the setting for a financial experiment that could have a huge impact on the world’s second-largest economy. But so far it is just a bold blueprint.

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