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Food for Thought. Thoughtful debate and insightful observations/ commentary on actions/events in financial markets, investments, societies, and governments around the world that impact our lives. Also Oxstone Team’s Global Investment Commentary and Best Investment Ideas.

Special Report: Blackstone champions hedge funds for the little guy

NEW YORK | BY LAUREN TARA LACAPRA Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Blackstone Group, in New York February [...]

Au Bon Pain: A Success Story

The cafes of the Au Bon Pain chain normally can be found in a number of American cities in or [...]

China’s Currency Moves

After a volatile month for China’s stock market in July, currency moves made news in August. On August 11, the [...]

The Fed Is Looking at a Very Different Dollar Than Wall Street

By many popular measures, the dollar has traded sideways for the last six months. Then there’s the Federal Reserve’s measure. [...]

25 Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World

From List25 YouTube Channel, These are 25 maps that will change the way you see the world. Link: 25 Maps [...]

The 10 richest people of all time

Who had more money, John D. Rockefeller or Genghis Khan? It’s a simple question with a very difficult answer. This [...]

7 Countries Near Bankruptcy

Puerto Rico defaulted on its $58 million debt repayment this week for the first time in its history. With its [...]

China’s Crisis: The Price of Change

By Rodger Baker, Stratfor, Last week was an eventful one for China. First, the People’s Bank of China shocked the [...]

More college students selling stock—in themselves

Amid higher-education borrowing boom, programs aim to capitalize on graduates’ future earnings Elida Gonzalez feared drowning in college debt on [...]

How to be a better spotter: the golden rules of watching wildlife

By James Kay, Lonely Planet, Birdwatchers and other species of traveller with a passion for watching wildlife are a breed [...]

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