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- Russian ruble firms sharply as government pressures exporters December 17, 2014MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's ruble strengthened sharply on Wednesday after dramatic falls on the previous two days as the government pressured exporters not to hoard foreign-currency earnings and the central bank announced new measures to support financial stability.
- PepsiCo earnings may be pressured by currency fluctuations December 17, 2014(Reuters) - PepsiCo Inc earnings could come under pressure in the fourth quarter due to currency fluctuations, investors said, as the company's biggest foreign markets - Russia, Mexico and Canada - have all taken hits to their currencies in recent months.
- U.S. consumer prices fall on gasoline; eyes on Fed December 17, 2014WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices recorded their biggest drop in nearly six years in November as gasoline prices tumbled, but that did not change views the Federal Reserve would start raising interest rates in mid-2015.
- FedEx profit misses expectations; stock down December 17, 2014CHICAGO (Reuters) - FedEx Corp on Wednesday posted lower-than-expected quarterly earnings as results at its FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight units missed estimates, and it reiterated an outlook analysts consider conservative, sending its stock down nearly 5 percent.
- Wall St. climbs ahead of Fed decision December 17, 2014NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were higher shortly after the open on Wednesday, following a three-session losing streak for major Wall Street indexes, as investors awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve's final statement of the year that may set the stage for interest rate hikes in 2015.
- Dollar recovers ahead of Fed; rouble off lows December 17, 2014NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar rebounded against major currencies on Wednesday on expectations that the Federal Reserve would signal rate hikes were on track, while the rouble recovered as...
- U.S. consumer prices fall on gasoline; eyes on Fed December 17, 2014WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices recorded their biggest drop in nearly six years in November as gasoline prices tumbled, but that did not change views the Federal Reserve would start...
- Wall St. climbs ahead of Fed decision December 17, 2014NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were higher shortly after the open on Wednesday, following a three-session losing streak for major Wall Street indexes, as investors awaited the U.S. Federal...
- World market shockwaves ripple far and wide from oil price epicenter December 17, 2014LONDON (Reuters) - The financial turmoil engulfing Russia is a symptom of a wider world markets quake that has its epicenter in oil's collapse and Western disinflation but is now rippling far and...
- Brazil Congress approves lower fiscal goal in 2015 budget December 17, 2014BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Congress on Wednesday approved federal budget guidelines that set a much lower savings goal for next year, in line with President Dilma Rousseff's efforts to regain...
- Cow farmers get high-tech tracking app December 17, 2014Brazilian startup BovControl is turning cows into data with a mobile app.
- Google Ventures: less Ubers, more health care December 16, 2014The venture capital investment arm of the tech giant has quadrupled its funding of life sciences and health startups this year.
- Rahm Emanuel: How Chicago saved its small businesses December 16, 2014Read full story for latest details.
- How Memphis is lowering crime and reviving neighborhoods December 16, 2014Read full story for latest details.
- 7 lifehacks to eliminate your holiday hassle December 12, 2014Whether curating the perfect gift or finding a pet-sitter, these startups offer time-saving services that might just seem like holiday magic.
- Novelty gifts for people with money to burn December 17, 2014For those who've got the cash, these holiday gifts can really make a statement.
- Saving America's malls from the brink of death December 17, 2014Read full story for latest details.
- Meet the 'accidental American' with a big tax bill December 16, 2014Israeli citizen Elad Shahar may owe the U.S. government $6,000 in taxes, even though he hasn't lived in America since he was seven and has never earned a penny there.
- The 2014 tax breaks you'll be able to take December 16, 2014Congress waited until the last minute to decide what to do with a slew of expired tax breaks. They extended most of them, and a handful will affect individuals directly.
- Get your portfolio ready for 2015 and beyond December 16, 2014Rattled by the rocky markets? Ignore the turmoil and prognostications and focus instead on creating a long-term investing strategy that will see you through 2015 and beyond. Here's how.
- NBA confirms L.A. Clippers sale to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer May 30, 2014Donald Sterling sues the NBA for damages and demands to be reinstated as owner.
- FBI and SEC probe into Carl Icahn and golfer Phil Mickelson May 30, 2014Authorities are looking into the potenial insider trading.
- Google launches "right to be forgotten" service in Europe May 30, 2014Now European citizens can request to have search results removed.
- Five crazy things Steve Ballmer has done May 30, 2014In light of Ballmer placing the highest bid on an NBA team in history on Thursday, here are some of his wackiest actions and greatest hits.
- Zuckerberg's latest donation reawakens concerns over mixed results in Newark May 30, 2014Facebook founder and his wife donate $120 million to Bay Area schools, claim to have learned from previous gift to Newark, N.J. schools.
- $3 a month for advance access to web shows December 17, 2014The founding CEO of Hulu, Jason Kilar, is about to release a new online video service that aims to make web video shows worth paying for.
- Jack Ma made $18.5 billion this year December 17, 2014Think your 8% return this year in the S&P 500 was pretty good?
- Uber to use Baidu's maps and apps in China December 17, 2014Smarting from a string of black eyes this month, Uber has scored a major win in China.
- Cow farmers get high-tech tracking app December 17, 2014In Brazil, there are more cows than humans. The country is the world's largest exporter of beef in the world.
- Theater chain drops 'The Interview.' Will others follow? December 17, 2014One major movie theater chain has decided not to show Sony's "The Interview," and other theater owners may follow on Wednesday.
- FOREX-Dollar recovers ahead of Fed; rouble off lows December 17, 2014* ECB policymaker comments hurt euro (Updates prices, adds comments, changes byline, dateline; previous LONDON)
- UPDATE 1-Kenyan shilling firms, stocks down on profit-taking December 17, 2014* Bond sale buoys shilling * BAT, Safaricom lead stocks lower (Adds shilling closing rate, stocks, bonds) By George Obulutsa NAIROBI, Dec 17 (Reuters) - The Kenyan shilling firmed on Wednesday helped...
- EMERGING MARKETS-Rising rouble calms Latam markets after recent rout December 17, 2014SAO PAULO, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Latin American stocks and currencies were mostly stronger on Wednesday after Russia's rouble rebounded against the dollar, easing investor jitters over global financial...
- UPDATE 1-Russian cenbank says extra financial measures will aid rouble December 17, 2014MOSCOW, Dec 17 (Reuters) - The Russian central bank said on Wednesday it would take additional financial measures to speed stabilisation of the rouble.
- CANADA FX DEBT-C$ steady as markets await Fed, eye oil and rouble risks December 17, 2014* Canadian dollar at C$1.1632 or 85.97 U.S. cents * Bond prices mixed across the maturity curve By Solarina Ho TORONTO, Dec 17 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar was little changed against the greenback...
- China seeks Balkans foothold December 17, 2014Chinese Premier Li Keqiang tells a summit of eastern European leaders that China will pledge billions of dollars in funding as it seeks a stronger foothold in the region. Should the EU worry over, or welcome, the approach? David Pollard reports.
- Russia turmoil sparks flight to safety December 17, 2014The collapse in Russia's rouble slows for a while, but fears of how the crisis will hit not only Moscow but its trade partners are deepening. As Ciara Lee reports, the repercussions could be felt far and wide.
- Ivory trade boom swamps law efforts December 17, 2014Demand for ivory has claimed the lives of tens of thousands of African elephants and now a conservation report says the illegal trade is overwhelming efforts to enforce the law. Amy Pollock reports.
- Mi casa, new casa December 17, 2014Spain is seeing the first signs of improvement in the house-building sector for the first time since the financial crisis hit in 2008. David Pollard reports.
- Russia worries rock emerging markets December 16, 2014Russia's rouble crisis is sending Asian emerging market investors running for cover, with many running to the safety of the Japanese yen. Tara Joseph reports.
Charles O’Reilly: How to Create a Culture of Success Charles O’Reilly explains why companies with strong cultural norms of adaptability perform better over the long-run, and how managers can help create an adaptive corporate culture within their own organizations. O’Reilly is the Frank E. Buck professor of management at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
A story of culture | Stephen F. Black Transcending Poverty & Transforming Communities Stephen Black studied American History at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving his Bachelor’s degree in 1993, magna cum laude, and attended Yale Law School, graduating in 1997. Following law school, Black moved to Birmingham, became involved in public affairs and practiced law at Maynard, Cooper and Gale. He spent a year serving as an assistant to the Governor, researching policy issues and economic development projects. Leaving the Governor’s Office in 2001, he returned to Maynard, Cooper and Gale. In 2004, Black was appointed to the University of Alabama faculty, and was asked to create, and then direct, a new Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility. Also in 2004, he founded Impact Alabama: A Student Service Initiative; he currently serves as its President and Board Chairman. In 2013, Chancellor Robert E. Witt asked Black to serve as Special Advisor to The University of Alabama Chancellor for Outreach and Community Engagement.
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Introduction to Thresholds of Increasing Complexity | Big History Project Threshold 1: The Big Bang | Big History Project Threshold 2: The Stars Light Up | Big History Project Crash Course Big History: Stars & Galaxies Threshold 3: New Chemical Elements | Big History Project The Periodic Table: Crash Course Chemistry Threshold 4: Earth & Solar System | Big History Project Crash Course Big History: The Solar System & the Earth What Was The Young Earth Like? | Big History Project Threshold 5: Life on Earth Video | Big History Project Mini Thresholds Of Life | Big History Project Crash Course Big History: The Origin of Life How We Proved An Asteroid Wiped Out The Dinosaurs from The Big History Project Threshold 6: Humans and Collective Learning | Big History Project Crash Course Big History: Human Evolution Migrations and Technological Creativity | Big History Project Threshold 7: Agriculture | Big History Project Where and Why Did the First Cities and States Appear? | Big History Project Why Did Civilizations Expand? | Big History Project How Did the World Become Interconnected? | Big History Project Threshold 8: The Modern Revolution | Big History Project Coal, Steam, and The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History How Did Change Accelerate? | Big History Project
David Christian: The history of our world in 18 minutes Backed by stunning illustrations, David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in a riveting 18 minutes. This is “Big History”: an enlightening, wide-angle look at complexity, life and humanity, set against our slim share of the cosmic timeline.
Change to an Elder Culture | Rich Grehalva In this short talk, Rich Grehalva shares an idea drawn from his Native American heritage about how our society needs to transform from an “elderly” culture to an “elder” one. Rich Grehalva, is an experienced sales & marketing executive, author, speaker and coach.
Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN, Inc: Culture Trumps Strategy “You can’t have a sustainable organization unless you have an incredibly engaged culture,” shared CEO of HSN, Inc. Mindy Grossman in her Stanford GSB View From The Top talk. Grossman also emphasized the importance of self-awareness in achieving personal and professional success.
Frederic Kaplan: How I built an information time machine Imagine if you could surf Facebook … from the Middle Ages. Well, it may not be as far off as it sounds. In a fun and interesting talk, researcher and engineer Frederic Kaplan shows off the Venice Time Machine, a project to digitize 80 kilometers of books to create a historical and geographical simulation of Venice across 1000 years. Frederic Kaplan seeks to digitize vast archives of historical information to make maps that move — through time. WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO HIM? Frederic Kaplan is the Digital Humanities Chair at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the EPFL’s Digital Humanities Lab Director. Kaplan leads the lab in applying computation to humanities research. His latest project is the Venice Time Machine, a collaborative work archiving 80 kilometers of books from throughout 1000 years of Venetician history. The goal of the time machine is to create an information system which can be searched and mapped. Think of it as a Google Maps for time. Kaplan holds a PhD in artificial intelligence from the University Paris VI. He lives in Switzerland.
Toby Eccles: Invest in social change Here’s a stat worth knowing: In the UK, 63% of men who finish short-term prison sentences are back inside within a year for another crime. Helping them stay outside involves job training, classes, therapy. And it would pay off handsomely — but the government can’t find the funds. Toby Eccles shares an imaginative idea for how to change that: the Social Impact Bond. It’s an unusual bond that helps fund initiatives with a social goal through private money — with the government paying back the investors (with interest) if the initiatives work. Toby Eccles has created a radical financial instrument that helps private investors contribute to solving thorny public problems. WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO HIM? All too often, an ex-inmate walks out of prison with the exact same problems he or she walked in with: lack of skills, lack of support, no job. And they end up re-offending and back in jail. It’s an expensive problem to fix, but it’s a much more expensive one to ignore. A director at Social Finance in London, Toby Eccles explores the arbitrage between those two options. In 2010, his pioneering Social Impact Bond allowed private investors to support a UK program targeting ex-prisoners who served short sentences (the limited government funding only goes to ex-inmates who served long terms). The £5m scheme, funded by 17 investors, supports training and support for 1,000 ex-inmates; if they re-offend less than a control group, the government will pay investors back, plus interest, through the savings accrued by achieving the program’s targets. More such bonds are now being tried across the world, including in New York City and Massachusetts (both addressing recidivism), and extended to new fields such as development. Eccles founded Social Finance in 2007, and he oversees all of the firm’s social impact bond work, where, he says: “We are incentivised to work with the complicated and with those willing to change.” “We are incentivised to work with the complicated and with those willing to change.”
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- Janus Capital Group says launching EM managed volatility fund December 17, 2014NEW YORK (Reuters) - Janus Capital Group said on Wednesday the firm was launching the INTECH Emerging Markets Managed Volatility Fund, which will seek to target above-market returns with lower risk...
- MSCI could exclude Russia from Emerging Markets index December 17, 2014LONDON (Reuters) - Index provider MSCI said it may exclude Russia from its emerging markets benchmark if authorities introduced capital or foreign exchange controls.
- Investors in beat-up oil bonds lean on banks for rescue December 16, 2014BOSTON (Reuters) - Independent oil exploration and production companies are leaning heavily on bank credit lines to survive plunging crude prices, making it a nervous time for U.S. funds holding...
- Wells to raise minimum stock commission size for FAs December 16, 2014(Reuters) - When the almost 11,000 financial advisers in Wells Fargo & Co's branch brokerage system get their 2015 compensation plan on Wednesday they may grimace at one change that could hit their...
- U.S. terrorism insurance bill killed by objections in Senate December 16, 2014WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill to extend an expiring federal terrorism insurance program effectively died on Tuesday when the U.S. Senate failed to reach an agreement to hold a vote before Congress...
- Encore: Will retirement pay you a ‘happiness bonus’? December 17, 2014Retirees’ sense of well-being tends to rise well into their 70s, and surveys suggest that many people’s retirement health and money worries prove to be unfounded.
- Slide Show: ‘The Colbert Report’ leaves us 5 important investing rules to live by December 17, 2014In honor of the final episode of “The Colbert Report,” MarketWatch highlights investing lessons that can be gleaned from the long-running satirical TV show.
- A half a percent that can change your retirement December 17, 2014Even a slight change in your return can made a huge difference in your retirement account given the proper time horizon.
- These 5 questions predict how rich you’ll be December 17, 2014Five simple questions may predict personal financial health and wealth surprisingly well.
- Mark Hulbert: Why Wall Street’s oldest market timing system is bullish December 17, 2014The Dow Theory, the oldest stock market timing system that remains in widespread use today, remains bullish despite the market’s recent weakness. Mark Hulbert discusses what it will take for the Dow Theory to flash a sell signal.