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Ousting of Libyan PM Ali Zeidan brings threat of civil war

The ousting of Libya's prime minister, who fled to Europe this week, has triggered fighting between eastern and western regions that threatens to divide the country.<p>Ali Zeidan, a popular figure with western diplomats, was sacked by the Islamist-led congress on Tuesday after failing to prevent a …

Hedge Funds Are for Suckers

At the height of the financial crisis in 2008, a group of famous hedge fund managers was made to stand before Congress like thieves in a stockade and …

The 20 Richest Real Estate Tycoons On The Forbes Billionaires List

Property values are rising globally, creating wealth–and new billionaires–across the planet. Fifteen people join the FORBES ranks this year thanks to their real estate holdings, bringing the total number of property tycoons on the FORBES Billionaires List to 135.<p>The most elite group–the 20 …

The Risk Behind Buffett's Advice

Warren Buffett’s investment advice echoes the long-term stock investors’ refrain: “Buy and hold.” Further, adopting academics’ (and Jack Bogle’s) beliefs, he advises holding an inexpensive S&P 500 index fund. That sounds easy. And, coming from the master, undoubtedly profitable. We only need to …

How Kat Cole Went from Hooters Girl to President of Cinnabon by Age 32

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When Kat Cole traveled to Egypt with the international director of Cinnabon last year and the call-to-prayer came on over the speakers, she stopped and said, “That is so beautiful.” The Egyptian franchisee she was with turned around, …

Spanish 'prostitution for beginners' workshop angers prominent feminists

An enterprising association of sex workers in Barcelona has angered some of Spain's most prominent feminists by offering an "intro to prostitution" course in response to what its members say is a growing number of women turning to sex work in the wake of Spain's financial crisis.<p>At a cost of €45 …