Arianna Huffington Discusses Sleep And Success

The Huffington Post didn’t become the website it was on a run down, sleep-deprived mind. Read why Ms. Huffington herself declares that rest is the most important factor that leads to success.

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Biblical Predictions For Emerging Markets.

Did the biblical story of Joseph and his dream predicting seven years of plenty followed by seven years of famine anticipate a modern market pattern of up and down years that emerging markets seem to be following? Seems like a fascinating premise.

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Outrageous! The Government Is Giving Out Free Cell Phones And Free Cell Phone Minutes To Welfare Recipients

Did you know that the federal government is giving out free cell phones and free cell phone minutes to welfare recipients?  It may be hard to believe, but it is true.

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Were You Born To Be An Entrepreneur?

An usual account of the so called “start-up doctor.”

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Winning: Which Billionaires Are Off To A Great Start In 2012

It’s always fascinating to track the 1%’s successes and failures. Today’s quick stats will show you which billionaires and their company’s have started the New Year off right and which ones have not. Get the list here!

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If The Economy Is Improving….

Everywhere you turn these days, someone is proclaiming that the economy is improving.  Barack Obama is endlessly touting the “improvement” in the economy, the mainstream media is constantly talking about “the economic recovery” and an increasing number of Americans seem to be buying into this line of thinking.  A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found that 37 percent of Americans believe that the economy will improve over the next year, while only 17 percent of Americans believe that it will […]

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A Monumental Change in the Energy Sector

If Steve Farris is right, we may never see $4 natural gas prices again. Farris is the CEO of oil and gas producing giant Apache. He has over 40 years of experience in the energy industry. I was fortunate to see him speak at the first-ever “natural gas vehicle infrastructure” conference in Houston, Texas this week. The theme at the conference was creating a nationwide network of natural gas fueling stations. Once the network is built, companies like Ford, Toyota, […]

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Canadian dollar proving less sensitive to risk

As private investors join central banks in diversifying away from the U.S. dollar and euro, the Canadian dollar appears to be growing less sensitive to risk aversion. Now that Canada has cemented its role as a safe haven during periods of economic weakness, with the fourth largest AAA-rated bond market globally, relatively new foreign inflows have strengthened the loonie relative to the U.S. dollar. As a result, the greenback is expected to rise less than it has previously during periods […]

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MarketWatch Says Retirement is Endangered

Robert Powell from MarketWatch posted a reasonably thorough assessment as to why retirement in the US is “endangered” with topics ranging from Social Security not being able to meet its obligation to why various demographic segments should expect a higher retirement age, smaller payouts and means testing. This has been a popular topic here and from 50,000 feet something is going to have to have, actually a whole lot of somethings will have to give. From 30,000 feet a solution […]

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U.S. Manufacturing Already Has Record Profits and Is Doing Quite Well Without Any Government Help

Obama at the SOTU: “If you’re an American manufacturer, you should get a bigger tax cut. If you’re a high-tech manufacturer, we should double the tax deduction you get for making products here. And if you want to relocate in a community that was hit hard when a factory left town, you should get help financing a new plant, equipment, or training for new workers.” In December, I posted about the financial results for the U.S. manufacturing sector through Q3 […]

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