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The MBA Debate: Is Management Savvy Impacted By Executive Education?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Lately, I’ve been hearing this question often, especially among young, aspiring entrepreneurs: ‘Is an MBA worth it?’ While I don’t think an MBA …

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The Los Angeles Times Photographer Series with Marcus Yam – May 5, 2015

Los Angeles Times staff photographer <b>Marcus Yam</b> will be the next speaker for the Los Angeles Times Photographer Series, on May 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Yam, who was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, left a career in aerospace engineering in 2006 to pursue …

Senate nears Iran deal rebuke to Obama

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Senate backers of a bill the White House fears could dismantle a potential nuclear deal with Iran are closing in on a veto-proof threshold of support.<p>The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is expected to approve the bill next Tuesday and hold a full Senate vote soon after. The …

What Wikipedia Cannot Tell You About Buying a Home

5 Take-Away’s from A Decade of Real Estate<p>As we are confidently moving out of the recession, there are many first-time buyers who, thankfully, won’t …

Falling mortgage rates spur surge in home loan applications

Mortgage rates keep falling, and that has borrowers rushing to close a deal.<p>Applications for home loans soared 49% for the week ended Jan. 9, according to the Mortgage Bankers Assn., the largest pop since 2008. The jump from a week earlier came from a 66% increase in refinances, and a 24% gain in …

Realtors report strong finish to 2014: Sales of homes, median prices both rise in Volusia-Flagler

The improving economy, low interest rates and harsh winter weather in the Northeast and Midwest combined to produce the strongest December in years …

The Ultimate 34-Step Property Management Checklist

Over the past 10 years of managing properties, we have learned a lot, had successes, and have made mistakes along the way. Over the last three years, …

Honda Is Designing Houses, Because Cars And Homes Will All Be Part Of The Smart Grid

You can see as much from a prototype smart home recently opened by Honda in California. It features an enormous 9.5-kilowatt solar array, a …

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac reach deal to ease mortgage lending

Mortgage financing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, together with their federal regulator, have drawn up rules aimed at loosening constricted lending standards to make mortgages more affordable and easier to get for those with less than stellar credit.<p>The move comes in response to criticism that …

The bottom ninety percent of US families are no wealthier than in 1986

The long-simmering issue of economic inequality in the US got moved to the front burner yesterday, with Federal Reserve head Janet Yellen noting in a speech that the effects of income and wealth disparity “greatly concern” her.<p>One key distinction in the debate is whether economic inequality is …

10 Ways To Update Your Home Without Major Renovations

We all crave the creature comforts of a cozy, well-designed home. While there are a lot of do-it-yourselfer’s out there who work tirelessly on their …

Rise and Shine! Get Your Daily Briefing

Gabriella Schwarz / June 2, 2014<p>We’ve seen from “Flipboard in the Wild” that Flipboard often goes hand-in-hand with something caffeinated and …

CFPB Clarifies Rule That Could Cause Heirs To Lose Their Homes

When the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau implemented rules to protect consumers from getting caught in mortgage “debt traps” earlier this year, …

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Here's The Salary You Have To Earn To Buy A Home In These 12 Major US Cities

Mortgage website HSH.com analyzed median home prices and interest rates for common 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages, as well as property taxes and insurance costs, to figure out how much money it would take to pay a home's mortgage principal, taxes, and insurance — and how much you would have to earn …

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Hardest-Hit program for underwater homeowners to accept more applications

“Underwater” borrowers who missed out last year on a state program that reduces mortgage balances will get another chance.<p>As of 9 a.m. May 15, the …

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Here’s Why Owning Your Own Home Really is a Good Investment

Naysayers may disagree, but owning rather than renting can be a viable investment – with the right planning<p>According to a recent Gallup poll, more …

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The Art of Architecture: Some of Tumblr's Best Architecture Drawings

Tumblr is full of well curated blogs featuring creative works from architecture students, professionals, and enthusiasts; Drawing ARCHITECTURE is one …

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