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Solid BDC Buy: 7.6% Yield, Top Notch Management, Dividend Covered, Insiders Buying

What happened?<p>Main Street Capital Corporation (MAIN) just announced its semi-annual supplemental cash dividend payable in June of 2018. The following …

Aquaculture is the latest hotness for Silicon Valley venture capitalists in 2018

Silicon Valley investors don’t usually pay a whole lot of attention to fish. But the world’s protein shortage is convincing venture capitalists that there’s money to be made in aquaculture, the ancient art of rearing aquatic animals and plants for food.<p>Demand for new ways to feed the world’s 10 …

Aquaculture

The citation graph is one of humankind's most important intellectual achievements

When researchers write, we don't just describe new findings -- we place them in context by citing the work of others. Citations trace the lineage of …

How CIO/CFO Relationships Are Evolving

In an era when organizations have to move forward quickly with innovative -- often expensive -- tech initiatives, CIOs and CFOs may have to form a …

Magnetar Capital Launches Push to Buy Minority Stakes in Private-Equity Firms

Firm hires former Hycroft Capital managing director to lead strategy<p>Sign in or subscribe for access to peerless insight & analysis, curated data & interactives, and networking events.

Why Is Blockchain Suddenly So Hot?

To fully appreciate what blockchain technology can bring to a corporate treasury department, start by setting aside all preconceptions about…

4 Trillion-Dollar Industries Blockchain Is Poised to Disrupt -- in a Good Way

The threat of hacking and complex free-trade logistics are just two current challenges that Blockchain can ease.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the past few months, the Blockchain ecosystem has grown tremendously. Not only have cryptocurrencies continued …

Blockchain

Lemonade raises $120 million round, led by SoftBank

Lemonade, a mobile-first digital insurer for homeowners and renters, has raised $120 million in Series C funding led by SoftBank Group. Axios has …

Bitcoin bubble will burst but blockchain technology will be useful, says private equity investing giant

The bitcoin cryptocurrency is a bubble which will burst, but the underlying blockchain technology will have some useful applications, according to a …

The Concept of the Weekend Is Dying

On May 1, 1886, in booming, industrial Chicago, at least 30,000 workers walked off the job in what would become one of the most famous rallies for a shorter workweek in America. The shutdown left the usually smoke-filled skies eerily clear. The “great refusal,” as it is sometimes known, ultimately …

Medical Journals

Private equity firms are making a fortune stripping capital out of their companies

So just how much have PE firms paid themselves in special dividends extracted from their portfolio companies? $4.76 billion in the third quarter, bringing the year-to-date total to $15.3 billion. So the year-total for 2017 is going to be a doozie.<p>In all of 2016, this sort of activity - …

The new titans of Wall Street are crushing it this year

Shares of alternative investment managers — those which deal with assets outside of traditional equities, like private equity, distressed debt and real estate — are up roughly 40% so far this year, over double the S&P 500's benchmark 13% return in the same period, according to data from Goldman …

Analysis: Caesars bankruptcy ends amid Asia market shift, Vegas shooting | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Caesars Entertainment Corp (CZR.O) has an eye on expanding its Caesars, Harrah’s and Horseshoe brands in the United States and abroad after its casino operating unit emerges from nearly three years of bankruptcy as soon as Friday with $10 billion less in debt.<p>The marquee sign at …

Klarman's Baupost Plans to Return Some Investor Money

Seth Klarman’s $30 billion Baupost Group plans to return some capital to investors by year end because the hedge fund doesn’t see enough …

Private equity is trying to poach young bankers mere weeks into their jobs

Recruiters for some of the world's largest and most prestigious private equity firms are firing off meeting invitations a full three months sooner than four years ago, Bloomberg News' Yueqi Yang reports.<p>Junior analysts — the most entry level position at most banks — are getting a flurry of …

Uber's new CEO resigns from the NYT's board

Dara Khosrowshahi, the new CEO of Uber, has resigned from the board of directors of the New York Times Company, which operates the newspaper, …

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Bosses. Now They Teach New Managers These 6 Things

The transition to management requires a transformation of thought.<p>The transition from individual contributor to manager is not an easy one. In many cases, the skills that got you the promotion will not be the same ones that make you effective as a manager. Luckily, we have organizations like Google …

Emotional Intelligence

31 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

3 Women Share What It's Really Like to Have a Threesome

"Everything was exciting."<p>Cosmopolitan.com asked three women to share their experiences with threesomes and figuring out how to make it work.<p><b>How old are you?</b><p><b>Woman A:</b> 22.<p><b>Woman B:</b> 40.<p><b>Woman C:</b> 25.<p><b>How old were you when you first had a threesome?</b><p><b>Woman A:</b> 19.<p><b>Woman B:</b> 40.<p><b>Woman C:</b> 25.<p><b>Were you in a</b> …

This scientist scanned his brain 2X a week for 18 months

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning for a year and a half, Russell Poldrack started off his day by climbing into an MRI machine and scanning his brain …

The Brain

Google hires Tesla’s Autopilot Engineering Manager and former SpaceX Director of Flight Software

<b>Update</b>: A source close to the company tells us Rose is not working on Google’s car project. We are also hearing that he might have been let go at Tesla.<p>Robert Rose has an impressive resumé as a software engineer. He worked at HP while completing his MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering at …

Abandoned, But No Wasteland: Chernobyl Offers Animals Room To Thrive

When you think of a nuclear meltdown, a lifeless wasteland likely comes to mind — a barren environment of strewn ashes and desolation. Yet nearly 30 years after the disaster at the nuclear reactor in Chernobyl, in the former Soviet Union, a very different reality has long since taken root.<p>In and …

As World Turns it Drags Time and Space

An international team of NASA and university researchers has dramatically improved the accuracy of the first direct evidence that the Earth drags …

NASA Mars rover finds clear evidence for ancient, long-lived lakes

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Three years after landing in a giant Martian crater, NASA's Curiosity rover has found what scientists call proof that the basin had repeatedly filled with water, bolstering chances for life on Mars, a study published on Thursday showed.<p>The research offered the most …

Found! First Earth-Size Planet That Could Support Life

For the first time, scientists have discovered an Earth-size alien planet in the habitable zone of its host star, an "Earth cousin" that just might …

Kissinger poisoned the Middle East: America is living in a quagmire of his making

W made matters worse, but the region’s radicalization can all be traced to our steady support of the Shah of Shahs<p>The only person Henry Kissinger flattered more than President Richard Nixon was Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran. In the early 1970s, the Shah, sitting atop an enormous reserve …

Russian scientist says he is stronger and healthier after injecting himself with 'eternal life' bacteria

Anatoli Brouchkov has willingly become a human guinea pig for the 3.5 million-year-old bacteria<p>If injecting yourself with 3.5 million-year-old bacteria could keep you looking and feeling youthful and healthy without having to fork out for a gym membership, would you do it?<p>Russian scientist Anatoli …

Xcode confirms 2 GB RAM for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, 4 GB RAM for iPad Pro

Hamza Sood has cleverly used asset catalogs with the Xcode 7 GM to confirm the rumors around the iPhone 6s and iPad Pro RAM specifications. It confirms that the iPhone 6s has 2 GB of RAM, up from 1 GB in the iPhone 6, and the iPad Pro has 4 GB RAM, a 100% increase from the 2 GB in the iPad Air 2’s …

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sheds stocks, hints at large investment

By Jonathan Stempel<p>Aug 14 (Reuters) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc has eliminated its stakes in National Oilwell Varco Inc and Phillips …

The paradox of popping back in time

Time travel often appears in the movies, but it’s a pity that the science never matches up with the fiction, argues Quentin Cooper<p>Here we go again. The movie <i>Predestination</i>, released in the UK this February, is the very latest in the long history of time travel films. There's been more than 100 …