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Billionaires Are Flocking to These Stocks -- Should You, Too?

Source: The Motley Fool/<p>Paying attention to the stocks that billionaires are buying can give investors insight that helps frame their own decisions, especially when the billionaires are investing legends Warren Buffett, George Soros, and David Einhorn.<p>Because these billionaires have proved …

Alfa, Harbour Energy To Buy Pacific Rubiales For $5.30 Per Share

Mexican conglomerate Alfa SAB and Harbour Energy said on Thursday morning they have entered into a definitive agreement to buy Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. for 6.5 Canadian dollars ($5.30) a share in an all-cash deal. Alfa already owns 18.95% of Pacific Rubiales. The price represents a 39% premium …

These 2 simple slides show just how hot FinTech is right now

In the UK, London's TransferWise was valued at $1 billion (£637 million) earlier this year in a $58 million funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz. The peer-to-peer lender Funding Circle also recently raised $150 million, reportedly at a similar valuation.<p>They are just two examples from an …

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Here's the top stock pick from each of 50 biggest hedge funds

The 50 largest hedge funds increased their exposure to stocks by 5.3% in the first quarter, according to FactSet.<p>That's a jump from 1% in the fourth quarter, according to the firm's latest data on hedge fund ownership published Wednesday.<p>Apple was still the largest holding in the aggregate …

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Dow Chemical just announced a bunch of layoffs

Specifically, the US chemical giant, which had $58 billion in sales in 2014, will cut 1,500-1,750 positions or 3% of its global workforce, in its effort to boost profitability.<p>"At our Investor Day last fall, we committed to a new, three-year $1 billion productivity drive," Dow CFO Howard …

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10 things you need to know today

<b>Woodstock for capitalists</b>. This weekend was Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholders meeting. CEO Warren Buffett and vice chair Charlie Munger talked about a lot of things including Berkshire's portfolio companies, investing, the economy, and management. "If we get back to normal interest rates, …

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Design & Development News | The Next Web

All stories in Design & Dev<p>Here's proof notifications don't have to suck<p>Notifications suck. I mean they really, really suck. Consider what my desktop workspace looks like at any given time. I mean, yes, I did create those reminders and yes, I do need to do all of those things, but displaying …

18 Bands to Check Out From South by Southwest 2014

From punk screamers to electronic pranksters, these acts justified their buzz—or sparked some.<p>Gaga's vomit; Tyler's riot—the headlines can make it seem like the South by Southwest music festival exists for already-famous musicians to grab even more publicity. But despite the attention-getting …