US Stock Futures Pause Ahead of Fed Decision - Wall Street Journal

U.S. stock futures were little changed Wednesday ahead of an update on monetary policy from the Federal Reserve. The Fed will issue a policy statement at 2 p.m. Eastern after the conclusion of its two-day meeting and Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen will ...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The economic lessons from Scotland - Reuters Blogs (blog)

The 21st century campaigns for and against a Scottish political liberation show that governments have acquired an economic importance which Smith could hardly have imagined. If the government's economic role was as limited as Smith would have liked, ...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

China's central bank said to inject $81bn into system - BBC News

China's central bank is said to be injecting 500bn yuan ($81bn; £50bn) into the five biggest state-owned banks to counter slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) is reportedly giving each bank a $100bn ...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Student Debt And The Millennial Entrepreneurship Paradox - Forbes

The millennial generation is living in what one could call a paradox as it relates to entrepreneurship. On one hand, the millennials could be the new great generation. They are the most educated cohort in the history of the United States, they have ...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Generation jobless: America needs action on youth unemployment - The Hill

Unemployment rates have always been higher for youth than for the general population, but the situation has gotten significantly worse since the start of the Great Recession. According to recent statistics, nearly 15 percent of 16-to-24 year olds are ...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Would a bubble be good for the American economy? - The Week Magazine

In an interview with Princeton Magazine, New York Times columnist and Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman faced a difficult and rather strange question: "Are bubbles good or bad and do we need them to create strong economic growth and reach higher ...

Monday, September 15, 2014

Growing Our Economy and Strengthening Our Financial System - The White House (blog)

Six years ago today, Wall Street was rocked by a financial crisis that culminated in the bankruptcy filing of Lehman Brothers, the largest in U.S. history. The financial crisis resulted in the longest and deepest recession the American economy had ...

Monday, September 15, 2014

OECD Cuts Economic Growth Forecasts - Wall Street Journal

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Monday cut its economic growth forecasts for the U.S. and other large developed economies, and said the continued weakness of the recovery demonstrated the need for significant changes in ...

Monday, September 15, 2014

Scars of Recession Remain with Older Americans - The Fiscal Times

Monday marks the sixth anniversary of the bankruptcy filing of Lehman Brothers, a key event in the Wall Street meltdown that led to the Great Recession. The recession wreaked havoc on the retirement plans of millions of Americans, and two studies ...

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Economic Data Points to Upward Trajectory - New York Times

The United States economy grew faster than first thought last quarter, the Commerce Department said on Thursday, the latest in a series of signals that point to a period of sustainable growth ahead. Increased investment by businesses and a slightly ...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

From Corporate To Entrepreneur: What Made Ryan Palmer Start A Luxury Sock ... - Forbes

Ryan Palmer co-founder of London Sock Company is the new king of luxury socks. Mr. Palmer, a senior manager at a Fortune 500 company was inspired to leave his career and turn to entrepreneurship. As he put it, “life is short and we only get one go at it.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

4 Currency ETFs To Watch Right Now - Investopedia

The U.S. dollar is breaking out and that means a number of currency exchange-traded funds are seeing significant moves right now. Currency ETFs provide a way to access the foreign exchange (forex) market, while using the stock market to do it ...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

How Entrepreneurs Can Prepare for a Higher Minimum Wage - Entrepreneur (blog)

As the owner of small business that provides growth capital to other entrepreneurs, I can understand the concerns some have. An increased minimum wage can dent their bottom line but, given the seeming inevitability of an increase, here are some best ...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A New Reason to Question the Official Unemployment Rate - New York Times

A new academic paper suggests that the unemployment rate appears to have become less accurate over the last two decades, in part because of this rise in nonresponse. In particular, there seems to have been an increase in the number of people who once ...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

5 Strong Buy Energy Mutual Funds - Zacks.com

As the global appetite for energy continues to increase rapidly, governments and corporations alike are devoting greater resources for the discovery of new energy sources as well as the development of more efficient technology in this domain. In fact ...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

How Two Entrepreneurial Jetsetters Stay Grounded at 30000 Feet - Entrepreneur (blog)

Sure we live in a hyperconnected world full of FaceTime, Skype, Google Docs and productivity apps. But that doesn't always translate into clear communication between two business partners, especially when if they happen to be traveling and are perhaps ...

Monday, August 25, 2014

If this is a jobs recovery, we have a very low bar - Fortune

In 2009, economists from Rutgers argued that it could take the economy until mid-2017, nearly 10 years from its December 2007 peak, to get back to full employment. Many people dismissed the estimate as way too pessimistic. But now, five years later ...

Monday, August 25, 2014

6 things you should know about the US economy - CBS News

The economy took center stage this weekend as some of the biggest names in finance held their annual meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. You might think a three-day conference is plenty of time to work through some of the biggest financial problems ...

Monday, August 25, 2014

Building the right environment to encourage small business - Tallahassee Democrat (blog)

In a community where small businesses comprise most of the local private-sector economy, there's a distinct emphasis on the kinds of support necessary not only for such firms to get going, but to thrive as they develop. And the newest ventures reflect ...

Friday, August 22, 2014

Fitch launches financial literacy initiative - SunHerald.com

She said teachers will be trained to discuss personal finance, and the course will be accessible online. The computer-based lessons will be offered through the company EverFi and could be incorporated into a variety of courses. Teachers can have ...

Friday, August 22, 2014

How Phoenix entrepreneur funded 9 Kickstarter campaigns - Arizona Republic

Nathan Mummert and his company iSkelter have created nine successful Kickstarter campaigns. Here are the products. Sponsored by. iSkelter. Palmer: Acoustic iPhone 5 Dock. What is it? A dock to naturally amplify the sound of your iPhone.

Friday, August 22, 2014

S&P 500 MAKES NEW ALL-TIME HIGH: Here's What You Need To Know - Business Insider

Ian Shepherdson at Pantheon Macroeconomics said of the report: "The downward trend continues, and is consistent with strong payroll numbers.' 2. Markit's flash PMI for August came in at 58.0, better than the 55.7 reading that was forecast and marking ...

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Young Millionaires: How These Entrepreneurs Under 30 Are Changing the World - Entrepreneur (blog)

Young people today don't just sit around and think about changing the world to suit their purposes--they do it. They may be inexperienced, but they're fearless when it comes to tackling long-stagnant business models and technologies with fresh new ...

Thursday, August 21, 2014

U.S. economy adding better jobs, not just more jobs - MSNBC

Gallup released some interesting data this morning, noting that 58% of full- or part-time workers are “completely satisfied with their job security.” That's not an overwhelming majority, but it's the best result Gallup has found since it started asking ...

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Opinion: Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate Widely Under-Reported - Fox Business

In 2013, foreign direct investment (FDI) in U.S. commercial real estate achieved record numbers and big headlines. Chinese companies alone were reported to have invested $14 billion in the U.S. last year, more than double their total in 2012. However ...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

'To be a young entrepreneur you need to do things, not talk about it' - Belfast Telegraph

"As part of the Young Enterprise programme my team developed a homework diary app, I was the managing director of the company and while the product did not win, I was named the Young Entrepreneur of the Future," she said. "Following my A-Level ...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Best-paying jobs for high school graduates - SFGate (blog)

While many have stressed a college degree as the path to a fulfilling career, there are many well-paying jobs available right out of high school. Some require long-term hands on training, other jobs can be started immediately. An analysis from ...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Why It's a Great Time to Be a Database Geek (and Entrepreneur) - Xconomy

Investors and entrepreneurs say that the flurry of activity in databases—a field that seemed commoditized and dull in the mid-2000s—stems from the demands of big data applications. In the past, it may have not been worth saving and analyzing certain ...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

We've Used All of 2014′s Natural Resources… But It's Only August - RYOT

August 19th is officially 2014′s Earth Overshoot Day — a day when we've used more natural resources than the planet is able to generate in a year. A lot of people aren't aware of this date, but it's something that affects everyone on Earth. In less ...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

It's a good time to hedge your currency deal - Telegraph.co.uk

The best way to hedge is to take out a forward contract, offered by many currency exchange specialists. These allow you to lock in at today's exchange rates for delivery up to two years in advance. So if you are planning to buy a home in the US later ...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Stocks Rise as Rates Return to Fore - Wall Street Journal

U.S. and European stocks staged broad rallies on Monday as investors' gaze turned from Ukraine to Jackson Hole. After weeks spent worrying about the conflict in Eastern Europe, investors began to shift their attention back to the likelihood of ...

Monday, August 18, 2014

6 Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make -- And How to Avoid Them - Entrepreneur (blog)

Anyone who has ever started a business will tell you how hard it is. First you have to create a viable product or service and prove there's a market willing to purchase. The next step is to scale your business and make decisions critical to the future ...

Monday, August 18, 2014

Deener: Economic indicators flashing a bullish signal - Dallas Morning News

The lethargic U.S. economy has been about as exciting as a cruise-ship shuffleboard game for lo these many months, but slowly much of the bad economic juju is starting to fade. In fact, several prominent financial publications, including Forbes and The ...

Monday, August 11, 2014