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Helping Hand: Oil Families Warm To The Idea Of Working With Private Equity

Forget what you’ve seen on <i>Dallas</i>, or <i>The Beverly Hillbillies</i> for that matter, running a family-owned oil and gas business, though lucrative, is a capital intensive and technically challenging way to make a living. No more so than in recent years with the rise of new drilling and completion …

Japan's latest economic stimulus exposes its dirty debt secret

The surprisingly aggressive monetary move made by the Bank of Japan (BOJ) overnight may look like a winner today, but it could easily backfire down …

Slovakia’s Aeromobil 3.0 takes off, but will it land in your garage?

They may make sense as science-fiction, but flying cars are actually pretty impractical in the real world. Yet Slovakia’s Aeromobil is steadily …

Marine Tahmooressi is released from Mexican jail

A Mexican judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a Marine held behind bars since April 1 on weapons charges.<p>Lawyers for Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, 25, a reservist who served two deployments to Afghanistan, had argued that his arrest at the San Ysidro border crossing was improper and that he …

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Branson's ambitious space-travel project plagued by problems and delays

It launched amid much fanfare, but Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic commercial space-travel programme has been plagued with problems and delays. After a string of failures, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield last year said that the difficulties of aerospace engineering meant it was inevitable that …

Individual Investors Can Beat the Market

Quantitative strategies, as implemented by money managers such as Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA), LSV Asset Management, AQR, and Vericimetry (where I am a shareholder in their small cap value fund, VYSVX), invest in stocks with characteristics that have produced high returns in the past. The …