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11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Koch Industries Expands Empire With $7.2B Buyout of Molex

Koch Industries, the conglomerate controlled by the billionaire Koch brothers, unveiled a $7.2 billion deal on Monday to expand its empire by acquiring industrial-product maker Molex (MOLX).<p>Lisle, Ill.-based Molex manufactures electronic, electric and fiber optic interconnection systems and …

Gigaom | Outbrain plans IPO valued at $1 billion for 2014, hires first CFO

Advertisement<p>Outbrain, a startup that helps publishers like CNN and USA Today serve stories and ads to readers, will reportedly seek $200-$300 …

Infant Motrin Recall: Johnson & Johnson Pulls 200,000 Bottles Due To Plastic Particles

Johnson & Johnson has recalled 200,000 bottles of Motrin Infants formula, a children’s medication that treats fevers, aches and pains. According to the FDA's website, the medicine could contain tiny plastic particles, causing a potential hazard, that were identified in a different lot during …

Neiman Marcus Agrees to Be Sold for $6B

The owners of Neiman Marcus have secured a $6 billion deal to sell the high-end department store outright, ending a years-long attempt to sell Neiman in one piece.<p>The deal shifts the privately-held luxury retailer from one group of private equity firms -- TPG and Warburg Pincus -- to another -- …

How to Embezzle Thousands of Dollars Worth of Textbooks and (Nearly) Get Away

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Here's a new way to rake in several hundred thousand dollars in a year with little more than an …

Debt and taxes: why a wave of big tech deals is on the horizon

As the economy recovers and interest rates rise, cash-rich companies are looking to spend<p>What does Microsoft's $7.2 billion purchase of Nokia have to do with Verizon's $130 billion repurchase of its own business from Vodafone? They reflect the end of a period of historically low interest rates in …

What’s Really Behind the Ever-Rising Cost of Raising a Child in America

It's never been more expensive to have kids. But it's never been cheaper to clothe and feed them, as well. So what's getting more expensive?<p>Much was made last week of a recent study on the cost of child-rearing by economist Mark Lino at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The total cost of raising …

Emerging markets may struggle but real value remains

Emerging markets used to be turbo-charged versions of their developed world counterparts.<p>When growth was strong, and investor confidence high, emerging markets outperformed – this was particularly true in the easy-money boom years between 2003 and 2007.<p>Equally, when investors pulled in their horns …

You Might Not Have Realized Just How Much The 'Department Store' Has Collapsed

The fascination with the decline of JCPenney obscures a much bigger retail story: The traditional "department story" is in a seemingly endless death spiral.<p>This story is driven home in two simple charts.<p>First, check out this one from Citi, which breaks retail sales down into the various component …

J.C. Penney

Fracked-off: Gas extraction 'causes quakes' | Environment

<b>States such as Ohio face high unemployment, so residents often welcome gas extraction [GALLO/GETTY]</b><p>A new technique to extract lucrative hard-to-reach natural gas is causing earthquakes across Middle America, literally.<p>Hydraulic fracking - pounding streams of high pressure water and chemicals into …

US could reclaim role as net energy exporter

Some industry veterans believe it's the biggest development in the energy game since 1859, when the first US oil well gushed from beneath the earth in Titusville, Pennsylvania.<p>In changes that would have been unthinkable just five years ago, the US is set to become a net energy exporter in the next …

Economics

Vodafone to announce $130bn Verizon Wireless deal

Vodafone's board met on Sunday to finalise the planned $130bn (£84bn) sale of its 45pc stake in Verizon Wireless as it prepares to announce the historic deal as early as Monday.<p>In a statement from Vodafone late on Sunday night it confirmed it was in "advanced talks" with Verizon. The news sent …

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