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Norwegians are now paying more for a second-hand Tesla Model S than a new one

The first Tesla Model S to be delivered in Norway rolled onto its streets on August 7. By the end of September, it had become the best-selling car in the country—not just among electric vehicles but conventional ones too. Tesla sold 616 cars in September (link in Norwegian), giving it a market …

Electric Vehicles

96.8% of trades placed in the US stock market are cancelled

New data from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) show that only 3.2% of the orders placed in the stock market in the second quarter of 2013 actually went through.<p>Although the SEC isn’t saying as much, experts think it’s a sign that high-frequency trading are flooding the market with …

Stock Markets

Despite GOP Resistance, Obamacare Competition 'Robust' Among Health Plans

Despite critics who said consumer choice of health insurance plans would be lacking on the newly launched marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act, competition is “robust,” particularly in markets where Republican-leaning states decided against operating their own exchanges, industry analysts and …

Square doubles in size in a year; now boasts 600 employees

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>In 2012 Square had 300 employees, but as of today that number has blossomed into 600. That forced the mobile payments startup …

Ten Ratios To Make You Money In Stocks

Evaluating stocks to buy and sell can be a tricky business, even with all of the data available at your fingertips. Out of the dozens of ratios and metrics that give clues to the financial health of a company, a few of them are extremely useful for their simplicity and effectiveness.<p>Here are ten …

European banks remain in the danger zone

Five years after the Lehman Bros. collapse hit the global financial services industry like a neutron bomb – headquarters left intact but little of value inside, including the CEOs – Europe's banks haven't changed much. They're still too big and over-leveraged. Makes you wonder what they, and their …

Economy

The Truly Staggering Cost Of Inventing New Drugs

During the Super Bowl, a representative of the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly posted the on the company’s corporate blog that the average cost of bringing a new drug to market is $1.3 billion, a price that would buy 371 Super Bowl ads, 16 million official NFL footballs, two pro football stadiums, …

Power Your Portfolio With The Mass Index

The majority of technical tools that I use in my analysis and discuss in my trading lessons are ones that I have used for decades or are strategies that have evolved over the years. I was fortunate in the early 1980s to have access to CompuTrac, which included the majority of today’s most …

The global economy’s long climb back to the new normal

There is perhaps no more potent symbol of the post-Lehman Brothers global collapse than what happened in Detroit.<p>A bankrupt city. A crippled auto industry. Workers with no future.<p>Fast forward five years. Last week, Ford Motor Co. repatriated much of the production of the Fusion – a popular sedan …

Economy

Is The U.S. Dollar Set To Spike?

So markets wait with bated breath on the words of a bearded academic-turned-central-banker on September 18. Bond king, Bill Gross of Pimco, probably has it right suggesting Ben Bernanke and his Fed have already agreed on a small cut to QE even though economic data out of the U.S. has shown only …

Federal Regulations Cut Standard of Living by 75 Percent Over 56 Years

Thursday, 27 June 2013<p>Written by Bob Adelmann<p>More in this category: « Subway Restaurant Founder Slams Destructive Federal Regulations Monsanto and …

Regulation

Syria is roiling oil markets, but the real story is the chaos in Libya and Nigeria

Traders are bidding up the price of oil hoping for a big return should the usual course of conflict-related events unfold: a spike in anticipation of war, in this case in Syria, followed by a plunge once the bombing starts and the market accepts that there will not be Armageddon. Meanwhile, the …

Oil

World's 39 Largest Electric Power Plants

In 2011, the world consumed about 4 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity.<p>The vast majority of those electrons were produced at large electric power plants located in remote locales.<p>Sandwiched between two steep cliffs on the Yangtze River in central China, the Three Gorges Dam is hands down …

Quitting Your Job For Fantasy Football

You may just call it late summer; for many die-hard sports fans, it's called fantasy football drafting season.<p>Fantasy sports is a huge business, with an estimated 36 million people in the U.S. and Canada picking teams and talkin' trash, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.<p>And now we …

9 In 10 New Drugs Are No More Effective Than The Old Ones

Medical ethics researchers say the time has come for fundamental reforms at the FDA, which has gotten too cozy with industry. The result? Not enough innovation and more risk for consumers.<p>A few sobering facts about the drug industry. Only one in 10 products approved by the Food and Drug …

Burning Man PhotoWalk

PhotoWalk in Block Rock City!<p>See the updated event here on Google+!<p>This will be A M A Z I N G ! I can’t wait to walk around the desert with all of …

Investors Are Rotating Out Of The US And Into Europe

Flight of Europa.flickr/cliff1066European equity funds just had their biggest week in more than two years, taking in $2.3 billion in new assets under management (AUM).<p>Curiously, in the same week, U.S. equity funds - which have seen robust expansion of AUM all year, including recent notable inflows …

Investing

11 All-Natural, Instant Energy Boosters

Are these the hottest startups around, or the next billion-dollar exits?

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>LinkedIn (s lnkd) has released its second-annual ranking of the startups that Silicon Valley engineers most want to work for, …

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There's Room For Optimism If Marketers Can Get Over 'The Lehman Effect'

The spectacular collapse of Lehman Bros. in 2008, and the chain reaction on Wall Street almost destroyed the world. Literally. It certainly destroyed the marketing world as we know it by changing the make-up of companies and diminishing their appetite for risk taking, once a part and parcel of …