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

This Entrepreneur Raised $2M With A Five-Slide Presentation -- About Nothing - Forbes

Itay Adam is an outgoing chutzpah-filled Israeli, a lifelong entrepreneur and a huge Seinfeld fan. In his 22 years of online marketing, after funding many ventures, both successful and not, Adam went on (much like on Seinfeld) to raise money for a ...

Friday, August 15, 2014

Mansfield University to offer real estate class - Elmira Star-Gazette

Mansfield University is offering 60 hours of real estate pre-license courses required for individuals to become licensed salespersons in Pennsylvania. The classes will be held in Memorial Hall, Room 107, 6-9 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, Sept. 15 ...

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ferguson's economy: Tough times, but with signs of progress - CNNMoney

There has been recent investment and renovation in the business district, with new restaurants, retail and other buildings developed in recent years, according to Rebecca Zoll, CEO of North County Inc., the regional economic development association.

Friday, August 15, 2014

5 Remarkable Things Happy Entrepreneurs Do - Entrepreneur (blog)

Entrepreneurs are famously optimistic. They are endowed with a bias toward optimism, according to research by Penn State University. This tends to be doubly true for serial entrepreneurs, who look at each time at bat as an opportunity to hit a home run.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Eurozone economy stalls, adding new worries for American recovery - Los Angeles Times

The Eurozone's feeble recovery came to an outright halt in the second quarter, the latest in a batch of disappointing global economic indicators that have clouded the prospects for American growth. Economic output in the 18-nation Euro area stalled in ...

Thursday, August 14, 2014

How US states can get small businesses growing (again) - Fortune

Growth without jobs. That's the prospect an editorial in The New York Times posed a couple of weeks ago. That headline, sparked by the government's report that the U.S. economy created 209,000 jobs in July, likely strikes a chord with policy makers and ...

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Local Lift Is A Kickstarter For Local Businesses - TechCrunch

Kickstarter, Indiegogo and other crowdfunding platforms have been a big hit with product makers and creative types, but a new company called Local Lift wants to bring the power of crowdfunding to those in the local, small business community, too. With ...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

One key sign the job market is bouncing back - CBS News

Federal data released on Tuesday provide additional evidence that the job market is strengthening by leaps and bounds. That should set the stage for higher wages, and perhaps even a shift in the balance of power from employers to employees in a way ...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Ukraine Crisis Takes Toll on Germany's Economy, Powerhouse of the Eurozone - New York Times

PARIS — An important reading on the health of the eurozone economy is expected to show this week that growth stagnated in the most recent quarter as German output faltered, confirming the assessment of many analysts that a lasting recovery remains out ...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Solve Problems Like an Entrepreneur by Focusing on the Process - Lifehacker

Most people solve a problem by identifying a goal and then pursuing a path directly towards that ideal, but when you ask a successful entrepreneur what to do, you might get a different answer. They don't think in terms of an endpoint; they think of the ...

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Regulatory Environment Has More Impact on Business Than the Economy, Say ... - Forbes

We owe the intensity of the current regulatory environment to misdeeds in the financial system, which led to the near collapse of the financial system and an acute economic downturn six years ago. The regulations were meant as a cure and a preventive ...

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

7 Secrets for Standing Out in a Tough Job Market - Parade

When you started your job search, you probably didn't realize you were taking on a full-time job, did you? Although the job market has experienced growth this year, it's still a race for Millennials who are trying to get a jumpstart on their career ...

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Can you be an entrepreneur? Take this quiz to know - Economic Times

Take this personality quiz to find out if you have the right traits to be an entrepreneur or are likely to be better at managing a franchise or sticking to a salaried job. ET SPECIAL: Save precious time tracking your investments. Take this personality ...

Monday, August 11, 2014

Consumers at pivot point as US economy steams ahead - MarketWatch

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — As goes the consumer, it's often said, so goes the economy. But is it really true? The simple answer is yes. How much consumers spend accounts for up to 70% of economic activity. The more they spend, the faster the U.S. ...

Monday, August 11, 2014

Creating an Ever-Flexible Center for Tech Innovation - New York Times

As dean of Cornell Tech, a closely watched collaboration in New York City between Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Mr. Huttenlocher is overseeing the creation of an institution dedicated to technological innovation, ...

Monday, August 11, 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

Yoga As An Especially Apt Metaphor For The Life Of An Entrepreneur - Forbes

And, surprisingly, it occurs to me every day that working out on a yoga mat is very much like being an entrepreneur. Yoga means “to join or yoke together,” and it brings the body and mind together in one harmonious experience. In my case, I'd add ...

Friday, August 08, 2014

China posts record trade surplus, but domestic economy may lag - Reuters

While manufacturing appears to have picked up in the world's second-largest economy, unexpected weakness in the services sector this week has renewed concerns about the growth outlook. The weak housing market remains China's biggest risk, posing a ...

Friday, August 08, 2014

10 Pointers Every Young Entrepreneur Needs to Know - Entrepreneur

A young entrepreneur might run across a lot of articles offering advice for the new business owner. But how many articles are actually geared toward the young entrepreneur? As a former young entrepreneur myself (now I'm 30), I've decided to share my ...

Thursday, August 07, 2014

U.S. Mortgage Delinquencies Fall as Job Market Improves - Bloomberg

The share of U.S. mortgages that are seriously delinquent fell to the lowest in six years as the job market improved, allowing borrowers to stay current on payments while higher home prices made it easier for others to sell. Mortgages that were more ...

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Weak market reaction on American positive macroeconomic data - CountingPips

However, the market reaction on the American positive macroeconomic data appeared to be weak amid the Ukraine political tension aggravation. Russia banned the supply of a range of goods from Western countries in response to the previously imposed ...

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Italy Falls Back Into Recession, Raising Concern for Eurozone Economy - New York Times

FRANKFURT — The Italian economy shrank in the second quarter, according to an official estimate on Wednesday, taking economists by surprise and provoking concern that violence in Ukraine and tension with Russia could be pushing the broader ...

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Austin Entrepreneur Has 'Vision' for Medical Future - TWC News

Austin Business Journal Editor Colin Pope said local entrepreneur Kyle Samani had a vision for the future of health care—literally. Samani launched the company Pristine EyeSight, which uses Google Glass to provide doctors with information about ...

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Business: Employment 'challenging' for Millennials in the job market - Virginia Gazette

Among Hispanic Millennials the effective rate is 16 percent and the nominal rate is 11 percent.Young women are doing better than young men in the job market. Among women, 18-29 years old the effective unemployment rate is 12.8 percent and the nominal ...

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

A Jobs Indicator to Watch - Wall Street Journal (blog)

The job market's improvement in 2014 has been a welcome development, but we are still a long way from the ideal: a market in which anyone who wants to work can quickly find a job and anyone who wants to hire can, for the right price, find a willing ...

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Entrepreneur Scott Jones starts app training boot camp - Indianapolis Star

Tech entrepreneur Scott Jones's latest venture: an app development boot camp in Carmel for beginning and advanced computer programming students. The camp, initially offering five courses costing from $1,000 to $4,000, is similar to others that have ...

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Why Is the Economy Still Weak? Blame These Five Sectors - New York Times

The economy keeps underperforming. Yes, new G.D.P. data last week were better than expected. But the United States is still producing around $800 billion a year less in goods and services than it would if the economy were at full health, and as a ...

Monday, August 04, 2014

S&P 500 gains 0.7%, recovers a bit from last week's slide: stock market live ... - MarketWatch (blog)

Jonathan Krinsky, chief market technician, at MKM Partners, used the analogy of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” in noting that it takes very little for investors and analysts to cry “big correction” every time the stock market turns volatile. Nonetheless ...

Monday, August 04, 2014

US stock markets plunge - The Spokesman Review

The stock market had its worst one-day drop since February, driven down by a confluence of worries, from weak company earnings to the looming end of stimulus from the Federal Reserve. But it wasn't just stocks that suffered; oil fell to its lowest ...

Friday, August 01, 2014

Economy gains 209000 jobs; jobless rate, 6.2% - USA TODAY

The high-flying labor market showed no let-up in July as employers added 209,000 jobs. The unemployment rate rose to 6.2% from 6.1%, the Labor Department said Friday, as 329,000 Americans, including many who had given up their job searches, surged ...

Friday, August 01, 2014

5 Essential Reads for Startup Entrepreneurs - Entrepreneur

For entrepreneurs to stay afloat in the startup world, they have to be able to learn on the fly. Otherwise, they will just sink. While I believe the best lessons come from actual experience, founders can also learn a great deal from listening to ...

Friday, August 01, 2014

Shares down as Wall Street tumbles; Dollar adds to monthly gain - Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets tumbled on Thursday, hurt by ongoing tensions with Russia and Argentina's second default in 12 years, while the U.S. dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies for its strongest monthly gain in ...

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Summer School for Entrepreneurs Is Now in Session - Entrepreneur

In high school, summer school had terrible connotations, like failing algebra. Summer school was always reactionary, used to make up course credits. You might be out of school now (some of us may have never needed it), but that doesn't mean you can't ...

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Expectations High for Strong July Jobs Report - Fox Business

Expectations are running high for another strong monthly jobs report when the U.S. Labor Department releases its July figures on Friday. The consensus among economists is a gain of 233,000 jobs and that the headline unemployment rate will hold steady ...

Thursday, July 31, 2014