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You'd be hard pressed to find an industry harder hit the last decade than the record biz. Like mothers warning their daughters for centuries, people stopped buying the cow when they could get the milk for free. As free music became the norm, many wondered who would survive.
There are two things I love most in life: trading and baseball. Historically, peak performance in baseball involved finding something that gave players an edge over their opponent. Some players used amphetamines. Others thought steroids gave them the edge.
The Funny Business Product of the Week! An idea that ensures no one will ever want you to buy them a gift again.
Anyone looking to last Tuesday’s elections as the harbinger of things to come can draw several lessons from the bipartisan results across the Eastern seaboard. Quite simply, Tuesday was the sequel to the 2008 “Change” election – and elected officials in Washington would do well to pay attention to voters in New York, New Jersey and Virginia, whose message resonated loud and clear.
I need your help. I'm looking for high-intensity shoppers demanding the absolute lowest prices this holiday season.
If you're like me, just looking at a glass of iced tea or coffee or wine makes you have to go to the bathroom. I sometimes wonder what's the point of actually drinking the stuff—I should just pour it down the flusher and save time. Sound familiar? Then I have the BEST JOB EVER for you.
Rules are changing when it comes to the way we used to think about having competitive advantages. As the Galleon situation plays out, we no longer know if it's ok to access and actually trade on certain information.
There is one man in Palm Beach who hasn't lost his fortune in a Ponzi scheme: Ken. For those of you who thought Barbie's boyfriend couldn't be any more emasculated, Mattel is releasing the "Palm Beach Sugar Daddy Ken".
Did you know that October is also the month where the entire country needs to think about repairing its toilets?
Now in an a new fit of pique, Lieberman has threatened to join a filibuster of a health care plan that includes a public option, even if there is a state opt-out provision. His ostensible reasons for joining Republicans in killing health care reform is his concern that Congress is “trying to do too much at once” and that a public option would spell trouble for the growing national debt.
Individual patients seeking healthcare solutions beyond our borders is nothing new. What is new is that Corporate America, facing rising medical costs, is considering sending employees overseas, and paying the bill.
History teaches us that it is unlikely one country will remain a superpower forever. To say nothing of military strength, America’s economic power is shrinking as other countries have quickly emerged as competitive forces in economic might, technology prowess and cultural influence, writes Gary Shapiro, President & CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association.
People are understandably cautious about the economy – and their own wallets – as we head into this year’s holiday season, but “value” does not equate only to “lowest price” for most customers, writes Brian Dunn, CEO of Best Buy.
Those who protest these limits on executive compensation are pushing back by arguing that top talent at the 7 firms will flee to Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan or hedge funds that have no limit on executive compensation. So what?
I'm about to head out to my 30th high school reunion in L.A. this weekend. 30 years! Impossible. Seems like only yesterday that I saw my parents off to their 25th.
Anthony Viceroy, President of Global Operations, Porter Novelli writes, "Upon peering into its crystal ball late last year, the Economist dubbed 2009 "The Year of the CFO" — which sounds like a pretty exciting prospect for a guy like me. But in its article, the magazine went on to posit, “Recession, credit crunch and the increasingly complex nature of global companies will all play directly into the bean counter’s hands......that’s harsh"
Apple’s iPhone initially caught the public’s imagination because it was the high-fidelity cell phone. Nothing else looked or acted like it.
It finally listed. It didn't sell. In a shocking development, no bids came through for the $1.1 million Microsoft Xbox autographed by Sarah Palin.
Lots of investors get hung up on earnings season -- they simply spend way too much time thinking about what the numbers mean. But here are four reasons why, if you're a typical investor, you might want to re-think an investment strategy based on earnings data.