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6 types of businesses you can start with almost no cash

But of course, there are dozens of obstacles that may keep you from actually doing that. You might not have enough motivation, for example, or time to actually see the work through; or you might not even have a solid idea to begin with — yet.<p><b>Related: The 10 Best New-Age Business Ideas You Haven't</b> …

Small Business

How Small Actions Help You Take Control of Your Finances

Last year, I wanted to write a book. It seemed like an impossible task. But I figured, “if I can write a long blog post, I can surely write one …

Here’s how emerging market multinationals can become global industry leaders

Lourdes Casanova, Senior Lecturer and Academic Director, Emerging Markets Institute, Johnson School of Management, Cornell University<p>Anne Miroux, …

Market Insanity Reaches Record Highs As Investors Flock Into The Biggest Bubble In History

Investors have forsaken all reason, logic and wisdom by rushing into the biggest stock and financial bubble in history. Even some precious metals …

Stock Markets

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STOCKS HIT ALL-TIME HIGHS: Here's what you need to know

Stocks continued to be seemingly unstoppable on Friday as the major indexes climbed to new highs again. At least one of the major indexes closed every day this week at a record.<p>First, the scoreboard:<p><b>Dow:</b> 19,756.85, +142.04, (0.72%)• <b><br>S&P 500:</b> 2,259.53, +13.34, (0.59%)• <b><br>Nasdaq:</b> 5,444.50, +27.14,</b> …

Markets

Raging Stocks, Fed Fears Trigger ‘Dislocation’ in Global Markets

The Trump rally in stocks and expected interest rate increase at the Federal Reserve meeting next week is whipsawing traders in most asset classes …

Stock Markets

Europe's peripheral markets are warning of trouble ahead

At its latest policy meeting on Thursday, the European Central Bank announced it was extending its quantitative easing program until at least December 2017, while at the same time trimming its asset purchases to a pace of €60 billion a month, down from €80 billion.<p>While many were quick to suggest …

Mario Draghi

Nearly half of US coal is produced by companies that have declared bankruptcy — and Trump won’t fix that

Arch Coal, the country's second biggest producer, filed for bankruptcy in January, and Alpha Natural Resources, the fourth biggest, sought chapter 11 protection in August 2015 (it emerged from bankruptcy in July 2016).<p>But that doesn't mean the companies stopped mining or producing the fuel. In …

Scott Pruitt

10 things you need to know today (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, TSLA, GS, RH)

Here is what you need to know.<p><b>Inflationary pressures are stirring in China.</b> Data released on Friday by China's National Bureau of Statistics showed consumer prices jumped 2.3% year-over-year in November, up sharply from the 0.1% YoY gain seen in October. Pork, a staple of the Chinese diet, saw …

Markets

10 'gray swan' events to watch out for in 2017

In the financial markets, black swans happen. It is, by definition, an unpredictable or unforeseen event that comes with extreme consequences — but its "close cousin, the gray swan, can be envisaged," according to Nomura Global Research.<p>The gray swans are "unlikely but impactful events" that "lie …

Economy

5 things composting will do for your garden

Lee Reich, The Associated PressGathering compost materials together in a bin speeds the composting process and keeps everything tidy.<b>By Lee Reich,</b><i></i> …

Gardening

Capitalism vs. Socialism: A Changed Debate

(Image: LW / TO; Adapted: Matthew Henry, Damian Gladal)<p>Once again, private capitalism's contradictions, flaws and weaknesses threaten its own …

Globalization

The next generation of brain implant is a teeny tiny coil

The micro coils make mind-controlled prosthetics easier to use<p>Research on brain implants has exploded in recent years. With the right mechanisms, they have the potential to help people with everything from paralysis and Parkinson’s disease to certain types of eye damage and blindness.<p>These …

Do you invest like your peers? New study reveals how investing is changing

Many older readers will recall paper-based share dealing and investing over the counter in their local bank branch.<p>But few people under 40 have ever seen a share certificate – and half of Britain’s bank branches have closed.<p>The differences in the investment habits of the various generations go …