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Derivatives still a major threat to financial markets, derivatives association says

You know something needs a fix when regulators, who love to crack down, and trade groups, who defend their constituents, come together to argue that major changes are necessary.<p>Such a scenario is now playing out in the derivatives world.<p>Four years ago G-20 leaders descended on Pittsburgh to solve …

Enbridge invests $200-million in Texas wind power project

Enbridge Inc. has announced a deal to invest US$200-million in a 110-megawatt wind project in Texas.<p>The Keechi Wind Project is being built with Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc., a Colorado-based firm that has worked with Enbridge on three other wind projects.<p>Construction for Keechi Wind began …

OurCrowd is crowdfunding the venture capital deal

An Israeli entrepreneur is taking venture capital deals for tech startups online in a new twist on crowdfunding.<p>Jon Medved has raised about $22 …

The No. 1 rule for good business writing? Get to the point

Ever waded through page after page of a business document until your eyes glazed over, but you couldn't figure out the point of it?<p>Yup, we've all been there, and probably done that.<p>None of us likes to spend time reading uninteresting or irrelevant content. So if we don't want to bore or annoy our …

Third-quarter earnings season forecast: Overcast, chance of pain

The fall earnings season can be a dampening one.<p>Early projections, full of promise, begin to yield to the market's inclemency by the second half of the year. "Everybody starts off way more optimistic, then reality starts to set in almost every year. That's just a given," said John Zechner, chairman …