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An Arab billionaire shares his explosive views on Obama, Iran, ISIS, and what falling oil prices will do to the Middle East

This is the second year in a row we spoke with this investor.<p>Last year, the investor agreed to answer our questions, but only if we redacted his name and only referred to him as an "Arab" investor and billionaire. We went with the same set up this year so we could get the most honest outlook on …

Shell expects oil price recovery to take several years

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) expects oil prices to recover gradually over the next five years, with progress slowed by persistent global oversupply and receding Chinese demand growth.<p>Shell's company logo is pictured at a gas station in Zurich April 8, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann<p>The …

The New Economics Of Oil: Sheikhs Vs. Shale

The official charter of OPEC states that the group's goal is "the stabilisation of prices in international oil markets". It has not been doing a very good job. In June the price of a barrel of oil, then almost $115, began to slide; it now stands close to $70.<p>This near-40% plunge is thanks partly to …

As oil prices drop, Wall Street takes one for the team

With the recent drop in commodity prices, especially for West Texas Intermediate crude oil, consumers are poised to win big-time while many in the …

GARTMAN: We're Witnessing The End Of The Oil Era

In an appearance on CNBC's Fast Money on Monday, Gartman, publisher of the Gartman Newsletter, said that crude oil prices will fall demonstrably from current levels.<p>Earlier on Monday, it had been reported that Gartman saw crude oil going to $10 a barrel, but he backed a bit off that claim in his …

9 Small Business Twitter Marketing Examples to Study

Are you debating whether your small business should invest time on Twitter?<p>Do you wonder how Twitter can help your business?<p>By being an active part …

Beyond “Just Do It”—Crafting Taglines that Work

Taglines 101 for small businesses & the rest of us<p>Nike’s <b>“Just Do It”</b> may be the ultimate marketing tagline of all time and for good reason. It works. …

6 Super Smart Website Strategies for Your Small Business

Making a great first impression with your website<p>We all understand the importance of a first impression. Well, your website is oftentimes the first …

Starting a Company? 8 Free Online Courses You Can't Miss

Looking for new skills or insider know-how? Hop online and hone your expertise for free.<p>Entrepreneurial education is slowly but surely becoming more mainstream. Traditional universities are offering entrepreneurs more tools than ever before. But education start-ups such as Coursera and Udacity have …

The Average American Worker Has Made No Progress In The Past Decade

The mass layoffs and sky-high unemployment levels of the Great Recession have mostly receded. What's left is a bigger issue: the fact that wages basically haven't moved in a decade for the majority of American workers.<p>A new report from the Economic Policy Institute, highlighted by economist Jared …

The US Is By Far The Best Place In The World To Be An Entrepreneur

The U.S. is the home of Silicon Valley, countless startups, and the world's most celebrated culture of entrepreneurship. It's no surprise that it was ranked as having the top environment for entrepreneurs among the world's 20 largest economies in Ernst and Young's annual survey.<p>The U.S. ranked as …

The Wild and Crazy Career Paths of 5 Self-Made Billionaires (Infographic)

Virgin Empire founder Richard Branson’s first job was selling Christmas trees. NBA Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s first job was selling garbage bags. Las Vegas Sands Corporation CEO Sheldon Adelson’s first job was selling newspapers. Groupon co-founder Eric Lefkofsky’s first job was selling …

Target Will Beat Wal-Mart; J.C. Penney May File for Bankruptcy: Burt Flickinger

In an economy where the consumer is king, the retail sector is one of the best gauges of growth or decline. And this season’s retail earnings show …

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Convert Community Goodwill Into Cash

You've worked hard to build your company's reputation in the local community. Convert that goodwill to real value as you prepare to sell your business.<p>Valuation can make or break the sale of your business. If your company is overvalued, it won't capture the attention of serious buyers and can …

Why You May Need to Sell Out To Grow Up

Selling a part of your company can provide just the boost it needs to get to the next level<p>Every business owner has limitations. Nobody can do it all, all the time, and continue to grow the company. At some point an owner has to sell out to grow up!<p>Selling out can take many forms. Some owners are …

Why the US is turning into a subscription-based economy

Rapid changes are taking place in the way people buy things, and companies are reacting accordingly. Increasingly, the US is moving toward a subscription-based economy in which firms will focus less on selling things, and more on gaining recurring customers—a trend seen in companies like Netflix, …

Small Business Lending May Not Be as Bright as Recent Surveys Suggest

While Big Bank lending is coming back, it may be at the expense of smaller banks. And no overall lending increase is in sight.<p>New data suggests the economy is on the mend, and that small business owners are reaping the benefits as banks start to lend again.<p>But a closer look suggests circumstances …

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E-Cig Companies Will Never Promise To Help You Quit Smoking

Two or three years ago, e-cigarattes were exotic. These strange sticks, their ends LED-lit and their owners expelling odorless smoke – “It’s vapor!” – would look as futuristic as a Replicant’s food injector. They gave the smoker nebulous powers, namely the ability to smoke on a plane, and they were …

Yiftee: A Gifting App That Boosts Local Businesses

Check out a simple app that encourages consumers to shop local.<p>When I remember at the last minute that it's my mom's birthday a shameful thing happens. Because she lives 2,000 miles away I turn to Amazon, or some other huge retailer capable of emailing her a gift card <i>right now</i>. What I'd rather …

What to Tell Employees During an Ownership Transition

Ownership transitions can be tricky. Don't exclude the backbone of the business--your employees.<p>Once they've decided to sell, most good business owners' next thoughts focus on the impact of this decision on their employees and their welfare. After all, it's more than a simple business transaction …

Selling Your Business: Checklist for a Smooth Closing

When it is finally time to close a business sale, preparing a closing day to-do list and understanding what will happen will ease the transition.<p>Once you and your business buyer negotiate the fine points of a deal, it’s time to schedule the sale closing. A few easy steps will help you lay out what …

A Discount Grocery Chain Is Being Touted As 'Wal-Mart's Worst Nightmare'

WinCo, a Western grocery chain with about 100 stores, has a business model that allows for cheaper prices than Wal-Mart, writes Brad Tuttle at Time.<p>WinCo keeps costs low by buying directly from suppliers and eliminating middlemen, according to Tuttle. It also doesn't accept credit cards and has …

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Web Browser-Based WYSIWYG Editor Barley Opens To The Public

Web editor Barley has opened its doors to the public, emerging from being invite-only and allowing new customers to use its simple and gorgeous-looking interface. With today’s news comes the release of new templates and features and the roll out of a 30-day free trial customers can take advantage …