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This 55-Year-Old Is An Amazing Breakdancer Who Learned How To Do It At Goldman In The 80s

In the breaking world, he's known as "B-boy Silverback." In the 80s, people called him "Vanilla Shake" (that was before "Vanilla Ice" came along).<p>Graham got his start in the breaking scene while working as an analyst at Goldman Sachs during the early 1980s.<p>Back then, he used to go to legendary …

Wall Street

The Soul of a Hedge Fund 'Machine'

The Bridgewater founder talks about how his firm measures employees and economies to steer its $160 billion in investments.<p>How do you build the world's largest hedge fund? Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio says he did it by creating a culture of "radical truth and radical transparency." Mr. …

Hedge Funds

Meet Kjell Inge Roekke, Norway's Self-Made Tycoon Who Just Became An Oil Baron

His company Det norske, hitherto a rather modest oil explorer, paid $2.1 billion in cash to bag Marathon Oil's Norwegian business, turning it into the Nordic country's second-largest oil producer behind Statoil.<p>It is deals such as this that have turned Roekke, 55, into one of Norway's richest men, …

North Sea

Nouela

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Apple introduces MFi specs for Lightning cable headphones, support arriving in future iOS update

We’ve learned Apple has quietly introduced a new specification for manufacturers in its Made-For-iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) program that allows them to create headphones that connect to iOS devices using a Lightning connector instead of the usual 3.5mm headphone jack. Apple has not flipped the switch …

Epicurean Dealmaker's epic rant (with tweets) · finansakrobat

Uber Gets an Uber-Valuation

Car Service Secures $1.2 Billion in Funding, Valuing It at $18.2 Billion, Among Highest Ever<p>Uber Technologies Inc.'s whopping valuation of $18.2 billion is a bet by some of the world's top investors that the car-hailing smartphone app can grow by expanding world-wide and branching into new arenas, …

Venture Capital

Hot Pot Chain Offers Fish Soup, With a Side of Investment

A Chinese restaurant chain known for its spicy fish soup has added a new menu item that highlights China’s appetite for financial products that offer big returns but little in the way of disclosure.<p>Luo Luo Fish Hot Pot, a Beijing-based chain that serves traditional fare from southwest Guizhou …

Clintons were ‘dead broke’ after leaving White House

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton says she and hubby Bill Clinton were “dead broke” after leaving the White House and “struggled” to make ends meet.<p>“We …

7 Cities Where the Sharing Economy Is Freshly Under Attack

As Uber, Lyft, and airbnb expand around the globe, even smaller cities like Grand Rapids are feeling forced to regulate sharing economy …

Transportation

Venezuela Prostitutes Earn More Selling Dollars Than Sex

The arrival of a Liberian-flagged freighter with Ukrainian, Arab and Filipino sailors spells one thing for Elena -- dollars. And greenbacks are king …

Meanwhile In Brazil, Three Days Before The World Cup Kick-Off...

With the world cup set to kick off in three days, things in the host country - which according to numerous report is largely unprepared for the grand …

Credit Suisse deals with the decline of bond trading

Making money on Wall Street isn’t what it used to be. Revenues from fixed-income trading–the lifeblood of Wall Street banks in recent years–is shriveling. A decline in trading has been prolonged and a quick rebound doesn’t look promising. To stay in the business, more banks are going to look to cut …

Credit Suisse

First British shale gas 'to fuel homes next year’

Cuadrilla is preparing to submit planning applications by the end of this month to frack at two sites in Lancashire next year<p>Shale gas could be fuelling British homes for the first time by late 2015, under plans from fracking firm Cuadrilla.<p>The company is preparing to submit planning applications …

Iran leader slams West's 'stupid' missile stance before talks | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s Supreme Leader described as “stupid and idiotic” Western expectations for his country to curb its missile development, striking a defiant tone ahead of a fresh round of nuclear talks.<p>Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his …

Rebels appeal to join Russia after east Ukraine referendum | Reuters

DONETSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Moscow rebel leaders in eastern Ukraine called on Monday for their region to become part of Russia, the day after staging a referendum on self-rule, although Moscow stopped short of endorsing their bid for annexation.<p>Announcing the result of the vote in …

Why Do Investors Love Large Hedge Funds?

It’s the always present question mid-size and start-up funds ask themselves day in and day out. Why do investors keep plowing money into the largest …

OBOS vil kjøpe resten av Block Watne-konsernet

Vil sluke resten av Block Watne<p>OBOS eier allerede en tredjedel av BWG Homes. Nå vil de bla opp minst 1,35 milliarder for resten av aksjene.

World Bank reports unread: policy recommendations go undiscovered.

The World Bank is an organization of 10,000-plus employees whose mission is the eradication of poverty. One element of what they do is writing policy …

Valuing Today’s Fast-Growing Software Companies

Here’s a head scratcher: When faced with valuing software-as-a-service companies (in simple terms, those that sell software via a subscription model …

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