Activision Gets Candy Crush in Tax-Saving $5.9 Billion Deal – Bloomberg

Activision Blizzard Inc.’s plan to buy the Dublin-based maker of Candy Crush Saga for $5.9 billion not only gives it access to the fast-growing mobile gaming industry, it will help save taxes. By using $3.6 billion of cash stored outside the U.S. to help finance the acquisition of King Digital Entertainment Plc, Activision will save […]


State Officials Warn of Business-Filing Scam – Hartford Courant

The letters, sent to businesses across Connecticut from the “Division of Corporate Services,” look vaguely official, with citations to state statutes and an assurance that completing the included form — and paying the $150 fee — “will fulfill your corporation’s records requirement” under Connecticut law. But the mass mailing, state officials say, is part of […]


Motivating Employees Is Good Business – Forbes

Smart business owners know that there’s a direct link between motivating employees to be successful in their assignments and the success of that business. Want a good example of why you should be one of these smart managers?  Let’s imagine that your best employee has just resigned. How much will it cost – directly and […]

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Technology is leveling the playing field in finance – Business Insider

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Wikimedia CommonsFintech companies are balancing the scales When we talk about technology changing the world we often hear about how it makes our lives easier, more connected, safer or even healthier. They’re all things we can easily identify with. The internet makes our lives easier, services like Skype and WhatsApp allows us to be more connected – […]

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Former Haitian finance minister Henri Bazin dies in Port-au-Prince – Miami Herald

Henri Bazin, a university professor and former Haitian minister of finance and economy, died Tuesday at his home in the Port-au-Prince neighborhood of Turgeau, Haiti’s Nouvelliste newspaper reported. Word of Bazin’s death quickly spread through social media and was confirmed by his friend and former boss, ex-Prime Minister Gerard Latortue of Boca Raton. Bazin served […]

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Robin Williams' son and San Quentin inmate teach finance behind bars – CNNMoney

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Why Robin Williams’ son hangs out behind bars San Quentin inmate Curtis Carroll, nicknamed “Wall Street,” spends 18 hours a day studying the stock market. He carries a folder labeled “penny stocks” with printouts of his favorite stocks, broken down by how they performed …

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Workfront Raises $33M For Its Enterprise Work Management Service – TechCrunch

Work management solution Workfront (previously known as AtTask) today announced that it has raised a $33 million Series E funding round led by growth equity firm JMI Equity, which also previously led the company’s $38 million Series D round last year. Greenspring Global Partners and Atlas Peak also participated in this round. The company has […]

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Advice for New Entrepreneurs Starting a Business – Huffington Post


Oliver C., a student at the University of Southern California asks: “I’ve been listening to your Money Girl Podcast for a few weeks now and have to say thank you for all the information you are sharing. I’m …

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Stocks Fall Amid Persisting Greek Uncertainty – Fox Business

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 (REUTERS) FOX Business: The Power to Prosper U.S. equity markets fell on Monday, a day after the Greek people voted overwhelmingly in opposition of economic reforms demanded by the nation’s eurozone creditors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 46 points, or 0.26% to 17683. The S&P 500 lost 8 points, or 0.39% to 2068, while […]

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The 3 Risks Your Business Should Prepare For This Year – Forbes

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One of the most visible risks facing corporations today is cybersecurity, but there are many others — and some that are just starting to emerge. To find out more about what is keeping the C-Suite up at night and how businesses can better prepare for risk, I checked in with Peter Zaffino, President and CEO […]

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