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Private real estate assets reach all-time high of USD740bn

From HedgeWeek, By Preqin, Global assets under management* of the private real estate industry have reached USD742bn, an all-time high [...]

Charts Show 28 Seriously Troubled Mega-Banks: 24 of Them in Europe

By Michael Shedlock, I have been saying for years that European banks are in far worse shape than U.S. banks. [...]

A New Business Strategy: Treating Employees Well

By Alana Semuels, The Atlantic NORWICH, Vt.–Call centers are not, typically, very happy places—especially around the holidays. Workers have quotas [...]

Significant Changes in Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Holdings

By Jon C. Ogg, 247WallSt, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its public equity holdings as of September 30, [...]

REITs Will Be Separate GICS® Sector

From Horan Capital Advisors Blog, http://disciplinedinvesting.blogspot.com/2014/11/reits-will-be-separate-gics-sector.html Earlier this week S&P Dow Jones Indices, along with MSCI, announced real estate investment [...]

What State Offers the Best Bang for the Buck?

Below is a map of the United States showing how far $100 gets you in goods and services.  Not surprisingly, [...]

The Company That Turns Plastic Bottles Into Fabric—and Jobs

By John Tierney, The Atlantic, A startup in Pittsburgh shows what a social enterprise is capable of. Plastic bottles at [...]

3 lessons to teach your kids about money

  Sharon Epperson , CNBC   (Photo: Sait Serkan Gurbuz, AP) The shopping spree may start months, weeks or maybe [...]

Market Cap to GDP: The Buffett Valuation Indicator Is Now in Levitation Mode

By Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives, Market Cap to GDP is a long-term valuation indicator that has become popular in recent [...]

The Company Speeding A Genetic Revolution

  When Renee Valint’s daughter Shelby was born in 2000, she seemed weak, like a rag doll. Shelby learned to [...]

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