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4 Personality Traits That Make You an Effective Leader

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What makes a good leader? Which personality traits do the best trailblazers share? Every organization has its own benchmarks for determining who would make the best head of its teams, but are those qualities really all that …

Leadership

16 Tips for Getting 90 Percent of Your Work Done Before Lunch

Don't have enough time in a day? Follow these tips to get majority of your work done in the morning.<p>Imagine this.<p>By the time lunch rolls around, you push back from your desk with a satisfied sigh, saunter off to your car, and drive off to have a leisurely, stress-free lunch, daydreaming about the …

Productivity

Retirement Plan Options for Small Business Owners

Want to start a retirement plan, or offer retirement benefits to your employees? This guide can help you choose the right one for your business.

Warren Buffett’s Investment Secret: Stick to What You Know

“Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said, ‘Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.” — Warren Buffett<p>Warren …

Nikkei falls to 1-week low as Japan’s recession spooks market

Japan’s Nikkei share average tumbled 2.6 per cent to a one-week low on Monday morning after Japan’s economy unexpectedly slipped into recession.<p>The …

Stock Markets

Opinion: Gold miners’ pain could be investors’ gain

It looked like gold-mining stocks finally bottomed out about a year ago.<p>After prices for the yellow metal peaked in the summer of 2011 at around …

Stock Markets

3 Reasons Investors Should Avoid This High-Yield Dividend Stock

Annaly Capital Management is one of the most popular high-dividend stocks in the market. While it can certainly provide a large income stream, it's …

Robo-Boom: More Smart Money Betting You'll Let Robots Into Your Wallet

<b>Wealthfront CEO Adam Nash</b> delivers a practiced set of rhetorical questions as we discuss the $64 million funding round his company recently closed. “What if this is the right time? What if the millennial generation really is big enough to drive a change in financial services? What if, like Charles …

Michael Hasenstab Bets Big in Controversial Places

Mutual-Fund Manager’s Bond Purchases Sometimes Align Him With Regimes Criticized by U.S., Europe<p>Ukraine’s deputy prime minister was in a bind when he came to the San Mateo, Calif., office of mutual-fund manager Michael Hasenstab in January 2013. The country’s cash reserves were shrinking, but the …

With stocks no longer cheap, investors reassess

Stocks used to be cheap. Now they're not.<p>That's how some analysts see it in the context of recent valuations. The question now is whether investors …

Day after defeats, Obama strikes defiant tone

WASHINGTON (AP) — For anyone expecting postelection contrition at the White House or vows to change course after a disastrous election for Democrats, …

Dow, S&P 500 close at records after midterm vote | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, with both the S&P 500 and Dow advancing to records, after Republicans took control of the Senate, allaying fears of drawn-out runoffs and raising investor hopes for more business- and energy-friendly policies.<p>A stronger-than-expected report on the …

Energy seen getting biggest boost from Republican Senate | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - While the Republican Party won’t assume its Senate majority until January, U.S. stock investors are already betting the new congressional makeup could lead to faster action on pipelines and trade agreements, sending energy shares higher on Wednesday.<p>Wall Street rose broadly in …

Tesla's Struggle To Mass Produce Electric Cars

Improving its manufacturing process to meet demand continues to be a big challenge for Tesla Motors, whose CEO Elon Musk wondered out loud on Wednesday whether being a perfectionist is costing the company’s growth.<p>Speaking to analysts to discuss Tesla’s third-quarter earnings, Musk emphasized …

5 Things Successful People Do to End Their Days Right

You're probably not at your most energetic toward the end of the day. Here's how the most successful people utilize this time for maximum productivity.<p>Business may be 24-7 and your tech may never get tired, but human beings are cyclical animals. Our creativity and energy levels wax and wane …

Productivity

Asking prices for houses accelerate in 40 metro areas

Home prices may be plateauing across the U.S., but the increase in asking prices for homes has accelerated in 40 of the nation’s largest 100 metro …

Real Estate

The economy and the election: Why are voters so upset?

The American people have spoken, and they’re more than a little pissed off.<p>This frustration manifested itself in Tuesday’s election results, in which …

There's Been A Key Change In Tesla's Earnings Expectations

Thus far the Model X is slated for an ambiguous Spring 2015 release. The Model X crossover vehicle hasn't been officially priced yet, but it will play a crucial intermediary role in Elon Musk's plan to bring the electric car to the masses.<p>Tesla's strategy can be thought of as an upside down …

Republicans claim Senate majority, take control of Congress

Voters handed control of the Senate to Republicans for the first time in eight years on Tuesday, putting the GOP in charge of Congress for the remainder of President Obama's term.<p>Republicans swept to victory in a string of contests across the country, retaining every one of the GOP-held seats up …

2014 Midterms: A complete rejection of President Obama, his agenda and his leadership

Democrats and Republicans alike predicted that November 4 would be a big night for the GOP. The polling had indicated that the election – in the Senate and on the state level – was going to go their direction.<p>And there’s no way to deny that Republicans got everything they wanted Tuesday night – and …