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5 Tricks To Brainstorm Like It's Your Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your next business idea is just around the corner: You just don't know it yet. Many people I have talked to who want freedom from the cube farm say that the lack of an idea is the only thing holding them back. But why let that be the case.<p>…

Music Festivals

Joe's Crab Shack Made One Change That Turned Around Business

The chain had split off from parent company Landry's Restaurant Inc. and was closing under-performing stores.<p>Today, Joe's Crab Shack has pulled off a big turnaround, with 18 consecutive quarters of sales growth, reports Nation's Restaurant News.<p>CEO Ray Blanchette says that one major change spurred …

Olive Garden

The Fed's Obsession Over Labor Force Participation Could Be A Big Mistake

Over the past two years, the unemployment rate has fallen faster than both Wall Street's and the Fed's own forecasts, and the latest 6.7% reading is hinting that the time for policy normalization is near.<p>The concurrent decline in labor force participation, however, has prompted many assertions that …

Economics

How to invest in the 'Mint' emerging markets

Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey have been tipped as the next economic giants. Can savers make money or is this the latest investment fad?<p>The chances are you have probably heard that Mint is no longer just a peppermint sweet; it is now also an investment acronym which in the next decade or two …

A New Fed Study Destroys One Of The Central Tenets Of Monetary Policy

New research by Federal Reserve staff economists Steve Sharpe and Gustavo Suarez suggests that the outlook for business investment — a notably lacking aspect of this economic recovery — has little to do with changes in interest rates.<p>"A fundamental tenet of investment theory and the traditional …

Economics

The World's Most Influential Business Thinkers 2013

<b>Clayton Christensen</b> is still the most influential business thinker in the world, according to Thinkers50, a just-released ranking put out every other year by the consulting team Crainer Dearlove.<p>Christensen, a professor at Harvard Business School and the author of business best-sellers including <i>The</i> …

China prepares to liberalise finance as hedge funds and estate agents salivate

Beijing is making preparations to let its money off the leash, and the repercussions will be felt everywhere<p>It's a long way from Beijing to Belgravia but London's upmarket estate agents would be well advised to keep a close eye on developments in China over the next 10 days. The price of a mansion …

How China Profits From Our Junk

In this excerpt from the forthcoming Junkyard Planet, author Adam Minter explores China's central role in the world's vast global recycling trade.<p>China’s reputation as the “world's factory” is well-established. But what happens to everything the world throws away? Since 2002, the Shanghai-based …

How Jeff Bezos Makes Decisions

Over the last 19 years, Amazon.com has revolutionized the way we shop—and for much of that time, journalist Brad Stone has been watching closely. This week Stone, a senior writer at Bloomberg Businessweek, published <i>The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon</i>. I talked with Stone about …

Economics

GUNDLACH ON TESLA: There's Something Wrong With This Picture

And then he got to equities.<p>Gundlach told CNBC's David Faber that Tesla is "just fascinating."<p>No, not because Elon Musk buys James Bond submarine cars.<p>This is not a good fascinating he's talking about.<p>Gundlach pointed out that as Tesla's stock is shooting up, Ford and GM are also in local highs. …

Tesla

China’s central bank now has $3.66 trillion in foreign reserves. But where’d it come from?

China’s central bank now has $3.66 trillion in foreign-exchange reserves. That’s more than the combined reserves of the four runners-up: Japan, the euro zone, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland.<p>What’s even more remarkable is that China amassed these dollars (and other foreign currencies, but for the sake …

China
Europe

Why China may not be over-investing

2013-10-11T17:09:01.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>Here’s a refreshingly different view on China, courtesy of Karen Ward, senior global economist at …

At Global Gathering, Many Worry About U.S. Strength

When you invite guests over, you probably straighten up the house to make a good impression.<p>This week, the nation's capital is welcoming guests from all over the world. Thousands of finance ministers, central bankers, scholars and industry leaders are in Washington, D.C., for the annual meetings of …

American Banks' Loan-To-Deposit Ratio Is At A 30-Year Low

In fact the ratio of these two measures, the so-called loan-to-deposit ratio is now at the lowest level in some 30 years.<p>This creates material headwinds for economic growth. Unfortunately there is no evidence that the current monetary policy will reverse the trend of weakening loan growth. And as …

Monetary Policy

Konstantin Malofeev, Marshall Capital Partners

With his monk-like visage – dark hair, slightly shaggy beard – Konstantin Malofeev could be a dead ringer from Father Zosima from <i>The Brothers</i> …

Vladimir Putin
China