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Wall St Week Ahead-U.S. bond market faces possible reckoning | Reuters

NEW YORK, May 30 (Reuters) - The rally in U.S. Treasury bonds surprised many, taking 10-year yields to their lowest levels in 11 months. Jobs data and the European Central Bank meeting next week will determine whether bond prices have further to go.<p>The bond market’s rally is the result of a …

How Google’s Robots Can Learn Like Humans

Fresh from being named our Most Innovative Company of 2014, and with AI firm DeepMind now in its stable, Google sees a future where technology learns from its mistakes.<p>Is this how Google becomes more machine than man?<p>Our freshly minted No. 1 Most Innovative Company of 2014 has, of course, an …

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FORTUNE — A big challenge for investors is piercing management’s feel-good, “it’s all great if you leave out the bad stuff” earnings metrics to measure a company’s true profitability. Even the official GAAP accounting numbers frequently need plenty of scrubbing to reveal the real picture. For …

The right price for investing advice could be $0 - Encore - MarketWatch

If you’re approaching retirement, chances are good you’re looking for, or are already working with, a financial adviser. Which raises two critical …

Bogle critiques Klarman call, backs 'buy and hold'

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Investors shouldn't try to time the stock market with moves in and out, but they also shouldn't hold all equities and ought …

Seth Klarman warns about bubbles, pointing to Netflix, Tesla, bitcoin and more

Mt. Gox files for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in the U.S.

10 Things We Should Be Talking About On This International Women's Day

Women are making huge strides as leaders, innovators, and money-earners. In fact, we are breaking new ground in every industry and closing, albeit slowly, the infamous wage gap every year. While there is a great deal to celebrate this upcoming International Women’s Day, on Saturday, March 8th, …

Is Marissa Mayer’s Year-Old Employee Review System at Yahoo Finally Taking Aim at Underperformers?

A little over a year ago, only a few months into her tenure, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer sent out an internal “goals” memo to employees that outlined a …

40 Eye-Opening Customer Service Quotes

Customer service excellence has always been and will always be one of the critical competitive advantages for any business. Here are 40 quotes supporting this premise:<p>Make a customer, not a sale. ~ <i>Katherine Barchetti</i><p>The goal as a company is to have customer service that is not just the best but …

4 Ways to Actually Use Big Data | Inc.com

Just a few days into 2014, Southwest Airlines, the biggest discount carrier in the U.S., was put to the test. Wintry weather in the Midwest and Northeast had forced the sudden cancellation of hundreds of flights. Thousands of stuck passengers reached out to phone and web support to rebook, only to …

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The Future Of Marketing: A Little Less Campaign And A Little More Action

Each year the fall rolls around. Summer tans have faded. Marketing planning begins. Here’s the sequence: Agencies get briefed, ideas are presented, concepts get developed, creative gets shot, media gets bought, ads run, results get measured, and (maybe) awards get submitted. Celebratory dinner with …