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What Investors Should Be Thankful For in 2014

Investors have many reasons to be thankful this holiday season. And like capital gains, they come in short-term and long-term varieties.<p>A Good Year for Returns<p>On the most immediate level, 2014 has so far been a rewarding year for investors, despite some scares along the way.<p>Large-cap growth mutual …

Antitrust lawmakers air concerns about AT&T plan to buy DirecTV

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top two lawmakers on the U.S. Senate’s antitrust panel have written to regulators expressing concerns about AT&T Inc’s plans to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion, including the impact on three regional sports networks.<p>Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mike Lee, the chair and ranking …

Are you about to be sacked?

You’ve got that uneasy feeling. Things aren’t quite right at work. Was it something you’ve done? Are you, gulp, about to be fired? Did you make a mistake that you’ve yet to realise?<p>Most professionals worry about career mistakes and job security at some point in their careers. But, what are the real …

Get on board with social media or step aside

“Do you use Twitter?” It was a simple question I’d asked my seatmate, the chairman of a large multinational retail firm, at a dinner for board directors a couple of years ago.<p>With barely concealed incredulity he replied that he wouldn’t dream of it. Twitter was something for his grandchildren and …

Social Media

29 Brilliant Quotes From Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett's Right-Hand Man

And then at age 31, he met Warren Buffett, who convinced him to go into investing.<p>Today, Munger is Warren Buffett's right-hand man at Berkshire Hathaway and has an estimated net worth of $1.3 billion.<p>We've compiled a list of his most insightful quotes about business, investing, and life in …

Wall Street

Evolving Culture of Science Engagement

As a kid, I was a popular-science junkie. Back in the 1980s, I was able to feed my habit with a steady stream of paperback books, a few glossy magazines, and the occasional special on public television. Today's offerings run the gamut from polished shows on radio and television and full-scale …

French magistrates propose $6.1 billion fine for UBS: source

PARIS (Reuters) - French investigating magistrates have proposed that UBS AG UBSN.VX pay a fine of 4.88 billion euros ($6.16 billion) in an investigation into whether the Swiss bank helped wealthy French individuals dodge tax, according to a judicial source.<p>The logo of UBS bank is seen at its …

When loose lips sink companies

A company is planning to go public sometime in the next year and I know everything about it.<p>I know management’s strategy, which board members they are planning to "dump", which employees they are going to ease out and replace before they announce the IPO, who the company’s main competitors are, who …

First time boss? Avoid these major sins

If you lose three nights of sleep, someone needs to go.<p>There’s no escaping it. At some point in any career, you will probably be a boss for the first time… and you will undoubtedly make some of the big mistakes that new supervisors inevitably make.<p>The key, of course, is to avoid some of the most …

Dumb interview questions, smart answers

The job interview. It’s the necessary, angst-ridden big step in the process of landing a job.<p>It’s no wonder we get jittery: we all know that we’ll be asked some outlandish, abstract or just plain ridiculous questions. What’s more, there’s a hidden code — a language of interviewing that the hiring …

Catastrophic intern gaffes

There’s a steep learning curve for many interns and along the way, mistakes can — and do —happen. Most of the time, those errors are innocent and don’t amount to much more than a learning experience.<p>But sometimes intern gaffes can lead to major consequences.<p>We turned to question-and-answer site …

Are young workers brats or brilliant?

Terrell Gates sent a task to one of his young analysts with clear directives: make this your priority and have it done by the end of the day.<p>Gates, chief executive of Texas-based Virtus Real Estate Capital, needed the spread sheet for a prospective investor. He didn’t think much about it for the …

The secret to making your personal mantras stick

We all live by a set of philosophies and beliefs. They guide the course of our lives and our careers. They give us meaning and purpose and they help us make important decisions.<p>But could you articulate these principals if someone asked you what they were?<p>For many, the answer is probably not. Our …

Forget the MBA

For some jobs, companies are looking for specific credentials that MOOCs can provide, and not necessarily a degree.<p>When Luis Ochoa wanted to make the leap from investment banking analyst to corporate strategist, he didn’t follow the usual path of getting a master’s of business administration …

Stanford University

Cedars-Sinai says number of patient files in data breach much higher

A data breach this summer involving Cedars-Sinai Medical Center patient records was much worse than previously disclosed.<p>The Los Angeles hospital has notified state and federal officials that medical records of more than 33,000 patients were on a laptop stolen from an employee's home during a June …

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

How Social Media Has Forever Changed Fundraising

Since July 29th, which is the earliest reported date of the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge,” ALS has raised over $22 Million dollars and added 453,000 new …

7 Psychological Tricks That Will Help You Nail Your Next Job Interview

While interviewers consciously take note of the answers you provide, your body language reveals subconscious clues to your personality and attitude.<p>So how do you ensure that your body language is giving off the right vibes? A recent Quora thread discussed just that, answering the question: "What …

How Goldman Controls The New York Fed: 47.5 Hours Of "The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes" Explain

When nearly a year ago we reported about the case of "Goldman whistleblower" at the NY Fed, Carmen Segarra, who alleged she was wrongfully terminated …