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Want Angel Investors? Here's What You Need to Know Right Now. (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re seeking funding from angel investors, you have to know where to strike.<p>Angel investors are most likely to back Internet, health-care and mobile technology startups in their own backyard. That’s according to data on angel deals …

Fannie Mae earns $3.7B in 2Q; paying $3.7B to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fannie Mae is reporting net income of $3.7 billion from April through June as the housing market continued to recover.<p>Though the …

Ecuador Will Be the First Country to Launch a Digital Currency

The debt-ridden nation will issue a state-backed virtual currency to reduce its dependence on the dollar.<p>In an effort to save real cash, Ecuador plans to start making virtual money.<p>The debt-ridden country (it has a $4.5 billion budget gap this year) plans to institute a state-backed digital …

Digital Currency

Australia’s ‘miracle’ economy now looks much less miraculous

Australia hasn’t had a recession since the early 1990s, thanks to an economy ever-more focused on digging stuff out of the ground and selling it to the industrial behemoth that is China.<p>Still, all is not perfect in the land of Oz.<p>To wit, unemployment shot up to 6.4% in July, the highest level since …

Exports

Spying revelations lead to German encryption boom

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Revelations about the National Security Agency's electronic eavesdropping capabilities have sparked anger in Germany and …

The infrastructure Africa really needs is better data reporting

This week African leaders met with officials in Washington and agreed to billions of dollars of US investments and infrastructure deals. But the terrible state of statistical reporting in most of Africa means that it will be nearly impossible to gauge how effective these deals are at making …

Africa

The wisdom of less: How Procter & Gamble can grow by shrinking

After more than a decade of widespread expansion, picking up everything from beauty products to razors to batteries, Procter & Gamble announced last …

The Federal Reserve Is Telling Us The Economy Is Pitiful

Fewer than one-third of Americans report being better off financially than they were five years ago, with weak household savings and hefty debt burdens holding back large segments of the economy, according to a new Federal Reserve survey.<p>Just 30 percent of survey respondents described themselves as …

Motorola's Road to Irrelevancy - Focusing on Its Core

<b>Remember the RAZR phone?</b> Whatever happened to that company?<p>Motorola has a great tradition. Motorola pioneered the development of wireless communications, and was once a leader in all things radio. In an earlier era Motorola was the company that provided 2-way radios (and walkie-talkies for those …

Argentina bonds, stocks firm on possible deal to exit default | Reuters

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine bond prices and stocks firmed on Thursday, with news that international banks may be close to a deal to buy debt from holdout creditors that would resolve its debt crisis.<p>Attorneys Jonathan Blackman (L) and Carmine Boccuzzi, lead lawyers representing Argentina in …

Why businesses that pass on data-driven marketing & sales tools might get left behind

SAN FRANCISCO — Salespeople and marketers at a few companies have been testing out marketing startups’ data-powered tools, and some have found impressive results. These companies’ competitors might want to get in on this whole notion of data-driven sales, just to keep up.<p>This means that these …

Five years after recession, most households still not better off

Five years after the financial crisis, most U.S. households see themselves as either being worse off than they were in 2008 or about the same, …

Google's latest invention: a data-warehousing system named Mesa

Of course, Google has been busy. In the past few years, researchers have cooked up a complex and powerful new data-warehousing system called Mesa.<p>Mesa was born out of Google’s core business: Internet advertising. To serve its advertising customers and internal needs, Google collects detailed …

China's export growth accelerates, imports sag

BEIJING (AP) — China's export growth accelerated in July but imports sagged in a possible sign of weakness in the world's second-largest …

Asian stocks mostly down on Ukraine, Iraq jitters

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks sank Friday as jitters over the crises in Iraq and Ukraine escalated but Chinese stocks rose after trade figures showed …

Walmart China accused of using old meat, oil

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- In the wake of a massive expired-meat scandal in China involving brands such as McDonald's Corp. MCD, +0.35% a Wal-Mart …

Dollar slips against yen, euro amid global conflict

NEW YORK (MarketWatch)—The U.S. dollar fell against the Japanese yen and the euro on Friday as warfare in Ukraine and Iraq sent investors searching …

A surge into stocks by Japan’s public pension fund

Japan’s Government Investment Pension Fund, the world’s largest pool of publicly managed pension assets, is poised to make a change to its investment …

Ahead of the Bell: US Productivity and Labor Costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department reports productivity figures for the April-June quarter. The report will be issued Friday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern.<p>…

Softbank’s weak results are forcing it to find growth outside of Japan

<b>The numbers</b>: The Japanese mobile phone operator’s net income fell by 68%, to 77.6 billion yen ($763 million), in its fiscal first quarter (ending in June). Operating profit, which excluded interest payments for Softbank’s Sprint acquisition and other one-time costs, fell by 16%, to 337.6 billion …

The 10 Best Cities for Work-Life Balance

Having a positive work-life balance isn't totally dependent on your job; where you live can also play a role.<p>Bloomington, Indiana, tops this year's ranking of the best cities for work-life balance, according to the finance site NerdWallet. Home to Indiana University, the top employer in the region, …

5 reasons not to retire in the U.S.

When it comes to retiring, more baby boomers are finding greener (and cheaper) pastures overseas.<p>More than half a million retirees receive their …

10 Things You Need To Know In Advertising Today

2. <b>The 614 Group released a study after working with nine advertising technology companies including Adaptly, Outbrain, and Solve Media.</b> The nine companies looked at some of the key problems and concerns surrounding native advertising.<p>3. <b>Cofounder and CEO of Simple Reach, Edward Kim responds to John</b> …

Delphi to contest pressure to file U.S. taxes despite UK tax base | Reuters

(Reuters) - Auto parts supplier Delphi Automotive Plc (DLPH.N) said it would “vigorously contest” pressure by U.S. tax authorities to file taxes in the United States as a domestic company, when its tax base is in the UK.<p>Delphi Corp.'s headquarters is seen in Troy, Michigan October 8, 2005.<p>Delphi, …

Analysis - Nissan closes gap with Honda in U.S. thanks to stylish designs, discounts

DETROIT (Reuters) - For more than 25 years, the contest among Japanese car makers in North America has been a two-horse race, led by Toyota with Honda in second place and Nissan in the rear view mirror -trailing far behind. Not anymore.<p>View of the headlights and grille of the Nissan Sport Sedan …