Duane Pieper

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Red Sox Notes: Tanaka, Starters, Drew, Ortiz

• As noted earlier this evening, Cherington indicated that the Red Sox have yet to schedule a meeting with <b>Masahiro Tanaka</b> and agent Casey Close. The …

Gridiron success won't stop Winston's diamond dreams

Jameis Winston has already made a name for himself in college football.<p>A redshirted freshman, he won the Heisman Trophy last month. And on Monday …

Wealthy Investors Look to Add Risk to Portfolios

By Hal M. Bundrick<p>NEW YORK (MainStreet) Even the wealthiest among us worry about having enough set aside for retirement. When high net individuals …

China's Outbound Tourism 2014: The Young And The Old Joining The Middle Aged Abroad

In the autumn of 1989 I found myself for a number of complicated reasons organising the first ever German festival of Maltese literature (yes, beside falcons they also have literature on that little island in the Mediterranean Sea) in West-Berlin. With my six guests I also ventured for a day-trip …

Chinese stocks did horribly last year. And 2014 doesn’t look much better

When it comes to GDP growth, China beat the bears again. Analysts expect the country grew somewhere in the ballpark of 7.6% in 2013, just slightly down from 2012’s 7.8%. That’s compared with global GDP growth of around 2.9% (including China), according to the International Monetary Fund (pdf, …

Stock Markets

IBM's stock fell 2.1 percent in 2013

Number of the day<p>2.1 percent<p>That was the drop in value of IBM stock last year, its first annual decline since the financial crisis in 2008. Even as the computer-services giant boosted its dividend and added about $20 billion to its buyback plan, the shares became the only loser in the Dow Jones …

Call for major record labels to change for digital age

<b>Over the past 20 years the music industry has had to deal with plummeting CD sales, online piracy and new ways of listening to music via the internet.</b><p>Now the industry is being polarised by music streaming services.<p>Companies such as Spotify and Deezer provide vast catalogues of tunes which users can …