Chris Betancourt

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Ritholtz's Reads: A Look Inside the Fame Factory

Happy weekend! Settle into your favorite easy chair, pour yourself some coffee, and enjoy our long-form reads:<p>When She Talks, Banks Shudder (NY …

Texas Gov. Perry defends veto that led to charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday defended the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power, …

Israel: No Gaza deal until security needs met

Israel will not agree to any long-term ceasefire in Gaza unless its security needs are clearly met, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said.<p>His comments came as Egyptian-brokered, indirect talks between Israel and Palestinian factions resumed in Cairo on Sunday. A five-day truce between the two …

Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police and about 200 protesters clashed again in Ferguson, Missouri late Friday after another tense day in the St. Louis suburb …

5 Must-Read Books for Every Entrepreneur This Summer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re on a plane traveling to your next meeting, taking vacation on the beach, or out on the prairie, there are five must-read books you need to bring with you. It’s a list of new bestsellers and old classics and, no matter the …

Another Teachers' Union Could Call For Obama's Education Secretary To Resign

WASHINGTON — The National Education Association called for Education Secretary Arne Duncan's resignation at its convention last week, and the next largest teachers' union might soon follow suit.<p>The American Federation of Teachers' annual convention starts this week, and though a resolution is not …

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No Longer Hawkers, Modern Street Teams Can Help Build Your Online Presence

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is more opportunity than ever for companies to make real, relevant and lasting connections on the digital landscape. That’s why you should consider taking to the streets to enable conversations simultaneously on and offline around …

Beverly Hills 'Housewife' Kyle Richards Buys Golf Course Getaway

Kyle Richards, actress and reality TV star of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” has purchased a $2.35 million vacation home outside of L.A. with her real estate agent husband, Mauricio Umansky.<p>La Quinta is a resort town and one of the best golf destinations in the country. Richards and Umansky …

Agrium Looking Cheap As Fertilizer Maker Finds Its Footing

<i>F</i><i>orbes Dividend Investor</i> subscribers received this hotline on December 16.<p>Agriculture related stocks have been laggards for most of the past year although prices have picked up in recent months. One Canadian company in the fertilizer business has shown exceptional relative strength while gaining 7% …

20 Crazy Facts You Didn't Know About Jordan Belfort, The Wolf Of Wall Street

<b>Martin Scorsese</b>’s interpretation of <b>Jordan Belfort</b>’s memoir, "<b>The Wolf of Wall Street</b>," may seem like a wild exaggeration of the 26-year-old …

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Zillow CEO: It’s OK to Skip Business School

Is an M.B.A. essential if you really want to get ahead?<p>Spencer Rascoff, a Goldman Sachs alumnus who is now CEO of real-estate website Zillow Inc., passed on getting his M.B.A. While the business degree is often viewed as a must-have for executives, Mr. Rascoff instead got real-life management …