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LG Display unveils flexible TV panel that can be rolled up to 3cm

LG Display has come up with a new flexible TV panel that people can roll up just like a newspaper.<p>The South Korean company on Thursday unveiled two 18-inch OLED panels -- one that's rollable and another that's transparent. This means televisions using this type of technology can be easily hidden on …

Big Law, Big Problems: The Bright Future For Small Firms

The era of the small law firm is dawning.<p>When I graduated from Yale Law in 2010, the majority of my classmates accepted positions as associates at major law firms in major metropolises. They worked themselves silly at the very bottom of the totem pole. Four years later, many are questioning the …

Valuation (Online Class)

Chapter 1: Investor Behavior: An Overview

Investor Behavior: The Psychology of Financial Planning and Investing. H. Kent Baker and Victor Ricciardi, editors, 3-24. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & …

Investing

Latin America catches entrepreneurship fever

<b>For generations, the countries of Latin America have relied on the export of raw materials for their wealth.</b><p>From Venezuela's oil, to copper from Chile, Argentinean soybeans, bananas from Ecuador, Mexican silver, and timber from Brazil - the vast region is blessed with a fabulous array of …

Entrepreneurship

In Norway, everyone is now a millionaire, thanks to oil

Everyone in Norway became a theoretical millionaire on Wednesday in a milestone for the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund that has ballooned thanks to high oil and gas prices.<p>A preliminary counter on the website of the central bank, which manages the fund, rose to 5.11 trillion crowns ($828.66 …

S Africa oil: time to look offshore? | Financial Times

To date, South Africa has done little to explore its offshore oil. Geological data is old and out of date, existing oilfields are ageing, and few new …

This Wall Street bull says the US energy boom could go on for decades

The most prominent oil bull on Wall Street says the US government seriously underestimates the continuing rise in American oil production. Citi’s Edward Morse, who defied the tide to correctly call the 2008-2009 oil price crash, says that the US Energy Information Administration (EIA)—while …

Oil

Retailers of all stripes sing holiday blues

Investors are dismayed: Stores discounted early and often, but deep price cuts ate away at profits.<p>Several major retailers got hit with serious cases of the post-holiday blues on Thursday as their after-hours stock prices tumbled after a challenging holiday season.<p>Familiar retail chains — including …

Power play: Utilities want solar users to pay up

The explosive growth of solar power -- a new rooftop system was installed every four minutes in 2013 -- has utility companies pushing in several states to scale back what they call unfair rate advantages that solar users have long received.<p>The debate centers on net metering, which requires utility …

KXL contractor tied to trade group

The contractor hired by the State Department to evaluate the environmental risks of the Keystone XL project once held a lobbying contract from a trade group that included a subsidiary of the company seeking to build the Alberta-to-Texas pipeline.<p>The contractor, Environmental Resources Management, …

Cineworld cinema chain buys Poland-based CCI

The UK's largest cinema operator is buying about 100 multiplexes in eastern Europe and Israel in a cash and shares deal worth about £500m.<p>Cineworld is buying the outlets from Cinema City International (CCI), which is listed on the Warsaw stock market.<p>The UK company will pay CCI £272m in cash, and …

Eastern Europe

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Niger uranium mining dispute a test case for use of African natural resources

The protracted negotiations on uranium mining between Niger and Areva, the French energy multinational, are not just a trial of strength between an African government and a big company. The face-off will also test whether there is more than just pious sentiment to the notion that African countries …

Macau Casino Boom Lures Hong Kong Billionaire Clan To Ante Up Anew

The Macau gaming boom behind the rise of two billionaire newcomers onto the 2014 Hong Kong Rich List unveiled by Forbes yesterday is attracting fresh investment money from another rich list member.<p>International Entertainment, 75% controlled by the family of Hong Kong billionaire Cheng Yu-tung, said …

China and US battle for trade leadership | Financial Times

Chinese exports increased by 4.3 per cent in December compared to the same month last year, while imports rose by 8.3 per cent. That gave China a …

From Spanish Royals To American Tax Protestors, Tax Evasion Can Mean Jail

You might say these two stories are unrelated. On the one hand, members of the much criticized Spanish royal family are being hauled into court. Princess Cristina, the younger daughter of King Juan Carlos–who has his own image problems these days–must appear in court March 8th. The Princess faces …

Cineworld merger widens vision as Europe's second biggest cinema chain

Cineworld will become Europe's second largest cinema chain after Odeon UCI, as it unveiled plans to buy a major central European equivalent.<p>Cineworld, which already earns the biggest box-office revenues in the UK, announced on Friday that it will buy Cinema City International, a Warsaw-listed …

Manufacturing and construction figures show fragility of economic recovery

Manufacturing flat. Construction down. The latest data sits oddly with the upbeat surveys from business and the boom-boom Britain headlines.<p>So what's going on? The first thing to note is that official figures can be volatile and that over the latest three months, a better guide to the trend, there …

Cuba, Land Of The $250,000 Family Sedan

For the first time in more than 50 years, the Cuban government began selling new and used vehicles last week to anyone with the money to buy one. And as crowds gathered at state-owned car lots in Havana to check out the inventory, a consensus quickly emerged.<p>The cars on sale had either been priced …

U.S. Corporate Tax Reform Likely On Hold Until November 2014

Despite their end-of-year push to overhaul the U.S. corporate tax code, Senators Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Dave Camp (R-Mich.), who chair the tax-writing committees in Congress, appear to have missed their window of opportunity to implement any significant reforms prior to the mid-term elections in …

Investment in North Sea oil and gas to rise sharply, say analysts

Wood Mackenzie believes 14 new fields with the capacity to produce 438m barrels of oil equivalent will be brought on stream by the industry in 2014<p>Investment in North Sea oil and gas production is expected to pick up significantly this year.<p>Energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie has forecast that 14 new …

A Green-Movement Website Shakes Up The Debate Over GMOs

A 26-part series on genetically modified food was not Nathanael Johnson's idea. And he didn't realize it would take six months, either.<p>Last year, Johnson was hired as the new food writer for Grist, a website for environmental news and opinion. Grist's editor, Scott Rosenberg, was waiting with an …

Total to invest £30m in Britain’s shale gas hunt

French energy giant expected to take 40pc stake in UK fracking licenses<p>French energy giant Total is preparing to deliver a major boost to Britain’s search for shale gas by investing close to $50m (£30m) in exploration in the East Midlands.<p>The deal, expected to be announced on Monday, will see Total …

Chemical Spill In West Virginia May Further Burn Coal's Image

A chemical spill near the West Virginia state capitol in Charleston has the surrounding residents in a state of disarray. The chemical, used to help cleanse coal, has leached its way into the local tributaries, causing officials there to warn against any use of tap water.<p>But it is also causing some …

$1.35 Billion In Losses Reported By Nevada's Major Casinos

Nevada's big casinos are on a losing streak. For the fifth straight year, the state's largest casinos are reporting net losses – in this case, a total of $1.35 billion in the most recent fiscal year. That's the news from a report released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board Friday, which focuses on …

France struggles to cut down on nuclear power

<b>The Fukushima disaster led many countries to rethink their view on nuclear energy. Germany plans to abandon it altogether, but French President Francois Hollande also wants to cut nuclear output sharply - by a third in 20 years. It's a big ask in a country that now relies on nuclear for 75% of its</b> …