David Okwaisie

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10 companies show how buybacks can boost returns and cover up sins

Stock buybacks can be wonderful for shareholders if a company’s sales and earnings are growing nicely; otherwise, they may help management divert …

Oil price rout to curb U.S. drilling costs even with mega merger

No Wonder They Call Hedge Funds 'Smart Money'!

One of the most amusing phrases on Wall Street is "smart money."<p>This phrase is used to describe the handful of professional investors whose abilities and foresight are thought to be so acute that they spot the big moneymaking opportunities before the average Joe Pro.<p>The smartest of the "smart …

Investing

These Are The Most Creative Techie Resumes We’ve Ever Seen

And these days, a traditional resume often just won't cut it.<p>We've found cool, eye-catching resumes on Instagram and Pinterest, but these are the most creative techie resumes we've seen over the years.

Employment

Fannie-Freddie Regulator’s 3% Down Loans Draw Jeers

Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, has set off a political tempest.<p>The cause: 3-percent down mortgages.<p>Watt, who oversees …

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

<b>1.</b> Sweden just cut interest rates to zero.<p><b>2.</b> Lloyds bank has confirmed its plan to cut 9,000 jobs over the next three years and to close 200 branches.<p><b>3.</b> The world population is growing so fast that not even another world war or a devastating pandemic would reduce the number of people to a …

Lloyds Bank

Obama is driving the country to ruin

If you think of the United States of America as a store, its recent decisions and scandals resemble a sale, perhaps a fire sale. Or maybe even a …

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

Marketing to Millennials: The consumers to change the market landscape

<i>Jamie Gailewicz oversees the Bailey Brand Consulting Client Services team, where he is involved in the ongoing management of clients, delivering sound strategies and inventive solutions.</i><p>To sell to any audience, you have to understand it. Discovering how its members think, act, and purchase is only …

Most Marketers Have Yet to Embrace Twitter Advertising

More than 90% of Twitter's revenue comes from advertising and promoted accounts, especially via mobile, but studies show that the social network is …

How Content goes Viral

Back in 1997, Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith, founders of Hotmail, were looking for fast and economical ways to exponentially accelerate the growth of …

Viral

What Hitchens got wrong: Abolishing religion won’t fix anything

Hitchens believed atheism would end world conflict. But the world’s wars are about politics, not religion<p>Religion has once again become the “opiate of the people.” But this time, instead of seducing the proletariat into accepting its position in a capitalist society, it lulls atheists into …

5 biggest myths about Android

Fear, uncertainty and doubt, or FUD, is a common tactic in marketing and there’s a fair bit of evidence that negative advertising works. Competitive companies are backed up by legions of fans invested in their wares and everyone feeds their thoughts into the biggest rumor mill ever devised – the …

Steve Ballmer

7 Terrifying Latin American Legends

As a child we loved listening to our <i>abuela</i> tell us terrifying tales of weeping women, murderous ghosts, and magical witches. These ghastly legends kept us awake half the night as kids...and, <i>en serio</i>, even as adults, we're still petrified everytime we hear the tale of <i>Ll Llorona</i> or <i>La Luz Mala</i>.<p>Check …

iOS 7 Lock Screen Vulnerability Discovered Which Gives Access To Photos And Social Sharing, Apple Is Working On Fix

Vulnerabilities in Apple’s iOS lock screens have become a fixture of new iOS releases over the past few years, and iOS 7 is not exempt. A new method for bypassing the passcode on a lock screen has been discovered by idle hands and reported by Forbes’ Andy Greenberg. <b>Update below</b>.<p>The lock screen …

Chomsky: The U.S. behaves nothing like a democracy

The MIT professor lays out how the majority of U.S. policies are opposed to what wide swaths of the public want<p>I'd like to comment on topics that I think should regularly be on the front pages but are not -- and in many crucial cases are scarcely mentioned at all or are presented in ways that seem …

Hope Isn’t Enough: Without Conviction or Destination, Obama Flounders

Syria. Egypt. Afghanistan. Guantánamo. Food stamps. Gun laws. Any way you turn, the “hope” Obama has promised is turning rancid, writes Stuart …

Obama’s “Dirty Wars” — and a soiled presidency

Reporter Jeremy Scahill’s riveting film helps explain how the “transformational presidency” turned to nightmare<p>This is what it’s come to for Barack Obama: Reality has sunk in for many Americans, who at last understand that the guy we elected on the naive expectation that he would undo the excesses …

Here's a Reminder of How Bad MORTAL KOMBAT Was