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A California startup is letting anyone invest in loans to let homeowners go solar. ...
From: The Atlantic | By: Todd Woody | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Maclean's readers write inThe post Letters: Hockey should be referred to as ‘Canada’s disease’ appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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This is the fifth and final post in a “How To Not Suck…” series on insurance. Previous posts looked at auto insurance, homeowner’s coverage, and life insurance, and long-term care policies. Now that we’ve talked about insurance for your car,...
From: Consumerist | By: Karin Price Mueller | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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As the saying goes, there are two things you never want to see being made: laws and sausages. But to hear David Stockman tell it, there could be a third thing added to that list: how crony capitalists make money. Today, Mr. Stockman gives a complete...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: David Stockman | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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France's prime minister has announced plans to cut 21 billion euros ($29 billion) from pensions, social care and health care as a part of a 50-billion-euro effort to rein in the country's debt and deficit....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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In a world where breaches (exemplified by "Heartbleed," Target and all stripe of individual, corporate and government database compromise) and identity theft have become the third certainty in life, jealously guarding our privacy must be our individual...
From: Huffington Post | By: Adam Levin | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Matthew PerlmanThe Brooklyn Paper84th Precinct Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown Fool me once Cops are looking for a 40-year-old man who they say swiped a phone from a woman’s pocket and nearly...
From: The Brooklyn Paper | By: By Matthew Perlman | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Yingli Green Energy was gaining 6.1% to $4.26 after the solar panel maker signed a deal with Shanghai Sailing Capital Management to form a fund for the company's projects in China. The 1 billion yuan ($161 million) fund will...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Filed under: Insurance, Family Money, Budgeting, Having a Baby Vetta/Getty Images Babies are adorable and loving -- and they come with a hefty price tag. The average middle-income couple will spend $241,080 to raise a child who was born in 2012 (not...
From: Daily Finance | By: Mary Beth Storjohann | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Community is defined as a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. For one Michigan city that characteristic would be generosity, as in the $50 million anonymous donors have spent to send the town’s...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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INVESTORS have developed a remarkable enthusiasm for the European debt they once shunned. On April 10th, only two years after Greece imposed the biggest debt-restructuring in history on its private creditors, it raised €3 billion ($4.1 billion) in...
From: The Economist | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration is a favor-dispensing machine.
From: Reason | By: Veronique de Rugy | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Free annual credit scores could be coming your way. A bill was proposed in the…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Sheiresa Ngo | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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'The best Finance Minister in the world, if not indeed, the best in our history'The post Stephen Harper’s speech at Jim Flaherty’s funeral appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Funding a documentary is no small feat. Credit card debt, favors and missing paychecks for months (maybe years) are all variables in the equation. Bridge loans and crowd-funding are both popular financing methods, but the most prestigious support comes...
From: Variety | By: stevechagollan | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Pivot will air the Stanley Tucci drama “Fortitude” in a new deal with Britain's Sky Vision and will debut a revamped “Take Part Live” on May 12, the network announced Wednesday. “Take Part Live” hosts Meghan McCain and Jacob Soboroff will...
From: The Wrap | By: Tim Molloy | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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While the rest of us struggle to get approved for a Crate & Barrel credit card, celebrities are out scooping up policies on their unfairly toned and/or talented bodies. Just imagine: you spend hours in the gym working on getting enviable legs, and...
From: She Finds | By: Jihan Forbes | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Participant Media’s network Pivot today announced the pickup of Sky Atlantic’s 12-episode drama series Fortitude starring Stanley Tucci and Michael Gambon. The series became available in the U.S. in December when Starz, which originally had committed...
From: Deadline Hollywood Daily | By: NELLIE ANDREEVA | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Why is it that some nations, such as Switzerland, respond quickly to the need for reform – improving railroads, health care systems and schooling – even before the systems break down? And why do other nations, such as Italy and France, wait until...
From: New Geography | By: Nima Sanandaji and Stefan Fölster | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of SouFun Holdings Ltd are higher 4.32% to $13.27 on Wednesday morning after receiving a ratings upgrade. The Chinese real estate internet portal was upgraded to "buy" from "neutral" at Goldman Sachs . "We believe SouFun...
From: TheStreet | By: Amanda Schiavo | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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By Mike Serebrennik: "Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry." -Bruce Banner, The Incredible Hulk What I call "The Hulk" stocks are also known as "anti-fragile." I like "The Hulk" description more, because the image of "The Hulk" getting...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Mike Serebrennik | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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You've probably heard of Maslow's hierarchy of needs. It's the ranking of primary human needs for psychological well-being as described by American psychologist Abraham Harold Maslow, and is usually illustrated not unlike the old-school food pyramid:...
From: Business Insider | By: Libby Kane | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Its no secret that the payments market needs disrupting. Ask any merchant who’s paying upwards of three to five percent of every transaction for processing and that fact becomes painfully obvious. And consumers are growing weary of carrying around...
From: Pando Daily | By: Michael Carney | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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by Mike Dang TIME reports that a new survey shows that Millennials are good with their money—recognizing that they need to save and become better with their money. One of the financial virtues of this group appears to be a slow and steady approach...
From: The Billfold | By: Mike Dang | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Abbot Laboratories posted mixed results in their 2014 first quarter earnings report released on Wednesday.Excluding special charges, the healthcare product manufacturer posted a net income of $375 million, or 41 cents per share,...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- While most investors have been transfixed on the market shift away from 2013's momentum winners, energy stocks have quietly been building strength in 2014. >>5 Stocks Insiders Love Right Now Year-to-date, energy sector...
From: TheStreet | By: Jonas Elmerraji | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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In the dark days of 2008 and 2o09 after the credit bubble burst, it seemed like the United States was drowning in debt defaults and delinquencies and might not come back for air. Data coming out of Wall Street banks now, however, tells us that isn't...
From: Business Insider | By: Linette Lopez | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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France's prime minister has announced plans to cut 21 billion euros ($29 billion) from pensions, social care and health care as a part of a 50-billion-euro effort to rein in the country's debt and deficit.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara. To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Wonkbook’s Number...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The Supreme Court opens its final argument session of the Term next Monday, and it begins with a one-hour argument at 10 a.m. on the latest round in the long-running controversy over default on Argentine bonds.  Arguing for the government of Argentina...
From: SCOTUSblog | By: Lyle Denniston | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Xtreme Power, the well-funded grid battery startup whose ambitions flamed out in bankruptcy this January, has a new owner. On Tuesday, the Lyle, Texas-based startup’s assets were acquired by Younicos, a Berlin-based grid battery and energy management...
From: Greentech Media | By: Jeff St. John | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Living with the pressure of paying down thousands of dollars in student debt can be a challenge for younger workers. NerdWallet profiles a 28-year-old writer who is working off her debt while trying to improve her partner's credit, as well....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Filed under: Fantastic Freebies, Professional Development, College, Education Image Source/Getty Images Take Ivy League classes while snuggled cozily in bed ... for free? Sign me up! Thanks to the growing popularity of Massive Open Online Courses, many...
From: Daily Finance | By: Annalisa Kraft-Linder | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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You want to know how the working poor really live? My husband works an average of 50 hours per week just so we can barely make it paycheck to paycheck. We are the in-betweeners. Not making enough to live "comfortably" -- but not "poor" enough to get...
From: Huffington Post | By: Ashley Schmidtbauer | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Debt reduction is a fact of life for the United States. We are going to have to reduce our debts and that should spur the economy into high gear. Maybe. It’s clear that the deleveraging of our debts is close to an end and the theory is that all that...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jim Bennett | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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By Karen Pierog (Reuters) – Detroit reached its first deal with a retired workers group on Tuesday over pension and healthcare benefits and was close to a deal with at least one of its pension funds, giving a major boost to the city’s plan to exit...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Tweet This PostI’ve been surfing my usual internet hangouts over the last week or so – in between working on various editing, formatting and sales projects for the Tiny Publishing Bidness – so although I did surf, and read and observe reports on...
From: Chicago Boyz | By: Sgt. Mom | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Cold War 2 may be inevitable even if World War 3 is not around the corner. But could a new Cold War be as damaging to the United States as an EMP attack or Russia’s nuclear weapons? In a related report by The Inquisitr, some journalists have already...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Patrick Frye | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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 Ever heard of the term "financial martyrdom"? If you haven't, don't feel so bad since I just coined it at this very moment. In an earlier post, I talked about a Franklin Templeton bond fund I was offered that was full of Ukraine bonds. Let's just say...
From: International Political Economy Zone | By: Emmanuel | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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A Florida GOP congressman faced pushback from his constituents over raising the minimum wage, with one man directly challenging him to work at a local fast food restaurant for a day, Think Progress reported. “Lay your tie and your suit down, just for...
From: The Raw Story | By: Arturo Garcia | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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[This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are anonymous, allowing them to share openly without fear of retribution. Every Wednesday, we'll run one new story...
From: Pando Daily | By: Startups Anonymous | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Saying the state's budget surplus should be used to pay down debt, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the Legislature to make changes to a rainy-day fund measure on the November ballot.
From: Miami Herald | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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IBM is reiterating full-year guidance for EPS of at least $18 (consensus is at $17.84).Big Blue spent an eye-popping $8.2B on buybacks in Q1, up from $5.8B in Q4. That allowed EPS to nearly meet estimates in spite of a $450M revenue miss. On the other...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Anyone opposing an incumbent Republican for any reason other than amnesty is a fraud or an idiot.
From: Human Events | By: Ann Coulter | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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American Horror Story: International Edition
From: Time | By: Laura Stampler | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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In Q1, Kimco (KIM) acquired five shopping centers totaling 900K square feet for a gross purchase price of $216M, including $113M of mortgage debt. Three of the acquisitions were buyouts of partners in joint ventures.Kimco in Q1 sold interests in 11 U.S....
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Mobile TeleSystems OJSC shares closed up 2.2% to $15.76 in trading on Wednesday.The rise follows the company's upgrade to "buy" from "hold" by analysts at Standpoint Research. The firm set a $20 price target on the shares.Must...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- General Motors was gaining 1.7% to $33.92 Wednesday after the automaker asked a federal court in Texas to postpone lawsuits against it related to ignition-switch defects in vehicles made before the company exited bankruptcy in...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- ConocoPhillips was gaining 1% to $73.67 Wednesday following a price target increase from Oppenheimer. The analyst firm raised its price target for ConocoPhillips to $85 from $80. Analyst Fadel Gheit said the increase reflects...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --Shares of Sirius XM Holdings Inc. are up 2.43% to $3.16 in afternoon trading on Wednesday. The satellite radio company announced today it will run special programming for the 2014 National Basketball Association playoffs. Programs...
From: TheStreet | By: Amanda Schiavo | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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