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Indicators To Watch For Figuring The Market's Next Move

The hostile tender for Allergan, a $50 billion deal pursued by Bill Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals, is a leading indicator of deal activity finally moving into high gear. During the mid-eighties LBO insanity, deals accounted for at least 20% of the S&P 500 Index’s upward trajectory. Label this …

Private Equity Shifts Gears In Emerging Markets

After surveying another year of disappointing results from their emerging market investments in 2013, many private equity (PE) investors that had enthusiastically piled into the big developing economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China (the BRICs) are rethinking their emerging market …

The Bull Market Isn't Over. It's Changing.

Since early 2009, when many of the world’s equity markets correctly began to anticipate the end of the Great Recession, investors have enjoyed a remarkably pleasant ride. Of course, there have been rough patches—debt crises in Europe, political impasse in the U.S., persistent deflation in Japan—but …

3 Reasons Why Harley Davidson Shines

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Sales of hogs, aka motorcycles, have continued to ride back from the depths of hell known as the Great Recession. Excluding …

IRS Paid Bonuses to 1,100 Who Owe Back Taxes

The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday.<p>More than 2,800 workers got bonuses despite facing a disciplinary action in the …

Looking for the Best Startup Idea? Be Specific

I am absolutely convinced that today, startups who try to solve problems within a narrow segment of the market are bound to be successful. Of course, …

Startups

Keys to Business Success: 3 Lessons From the Masters

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's no secret, entrepreneurs aspire to achieve success by creating their own distinctive path and system.<p>Several of today's entrepreneurs can be viewed as pioneers who've separated themselves from the norm. If it seems you are …

Entrepreneurship

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Small changes. Big results.<p>Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, …

Time Management

How I Went From Zero to 380,000 Twitter Followers Without Spending a Dime

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As social media is becoming more engrained in our everyday lives, it is becoming imperative for businesses to get on board. And Twitter is huge for companies, as it provides a place to share news, engage with loyal customers and …

Social Media