Category Archives: Finances

  1. Congress Unveils Trade Bill Boosting Obama’s Pacific Talks

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    April 16, 2015 by Bill Johnson

    Legislation sought by President Barack Obama to boost his trade agenda, including a deal with Pacific nations, was unveiled in Congress with key lawmakers agreeing on a compromise designed to win support from reluctant Democrats.

  2. IMF Global Economic Outlook Solid as Growth Diverges

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    April 14, 2015 by Bill Johnson

    The International Monetary Fund highlighted an increasing divergence in the growth paths of the world’s major economies this year, as a pick-up in the euro zone and India is expected to be offset by diminished prospects in other key emerging markets.

  3. New Details Emerge on Mexican Finance Minister’s Property Deal

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    March 20, 2015 by Bill Johnson

    MALINALCO, Mexico—New details about the controversial sale of a house to Finance Minister Luis Videgaray show the seller—a prominent government contractor—didn’t make a profit on the transaction, undermining Mr. Videgaray’s suggestion that the deal was done solely out of commercial interest.

  4. The Next Big Thing You Missed: How to Add Location Data to Your App Without Relying on Google

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    September 9, 2014 by Bill Johnson

    There are curious kids, and then there are curiously curious kids.

    At an early age, Gil Elbaz developed a seemingly inexplicable fascination with data, and this being the early 1980s, he couldn’t feed his immense curiosity without some good old fashioned hard work. He would hone in on a question like “What’s the coldest place in the world?” and his parents would pull out a massive reference book where he would dig for the answer. “One of the annoying things about a book is you can’t sort,” Elbaz says. “So you want to find the coldest place, but the only way to do that is flip through all the temperatures in a 100 page book.”

  5. Your Presents On Way Offer Holiday Sales Clues: EcoPulse

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    August 20, 2014 by Bill Johnson

    Holiday presents are en route to U.S. retailers, and the supply chain is hinting at stronger November-December sales this year than last.

  6. Banking Ikea Style Puts Billionaire’s Model to Test

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    July 25, 2014 by Bill Johnson

    Ikea billionaire Ingvar Kamprad made his fortune helping the world stay frugal with cheap home furnishings. The same model is now being peddled at his bank, where customers get rewards for resisting luxury.

  7. Personal finance tips: How to invest in your company’s shares, and more

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    July 21, 2014 by Bill Johnson

    Three top pieces of financial advice, from knowing when to buy or lease to understanding overdraft protection