Investigation Into Causes of Teamsters Pension Failures Should Precede Benefit Cut Negotiations

When pensions fail, generally all parties responsible—including the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (the federal government agency that protects pensions)—agree there is no need to investigate the causes of the collapse. Wall Street firms earning fat fees for managing pension assets; conflicted investment consultants recommending asset allocations, as well as money managers […]

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Missing the Biggest Elephant in the Room: The New Impossible Trinity and Global Economic Turmoil

There is a gut feeling that there is something deeply wrong with the global economic situation today. The global economy is still stuck in the “recovery” mode six years after the global financial crisis, in spite of central banks’ seemingly unending rounds of quantitative easing and, more recently, negative interest […]

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Silver Wheaton As The Ultimate Streaming Service

“There’s a healthy appetite for streams right now.” That’s according to Randy Smallwood, CEO of Silver Wheaton, who stopped by our office last week during his cross-country meet-and-greet with investors. Randy should know about the appetite for streams. His company had a phenomenal 2015—”the best year we ever had,” he says—highlighted by […]

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‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ Is Already Being Overshadowed By The ‘Modern Warfare’ Remaster

Activision has debuted both Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare remaster today, but the older game is attracting dramatically more attention than the new one.

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How Will The Virgin America Deal Alter Alaska Air’s Capital Structure?

Alaska Air has recently announced its plans to acquire Virgin America for $57 per share in cash. The Seattle-based airline will also assume Virgin America’s long-term debt and capitalized aircraft operating leases worth $1.4 billion, making the aggregate transaction value $4 billion. The primary objective of the deal is to […]

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Can The Government Make Doctors Better Doctors?

You can take this to the bank. Every innovation in the production of every good or service – anything that lowers costs or increases quality – originates on the supply side of the market. There has never been a successful innovation that originated on the demand side. This principle applies to […]

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BrandVoice: How Colorado Is Winning Over Tech Entrepreneurs Building Startups

Rod Buscher spent decades building some of the biggest car dealerships in Colorado, including a line for legendary Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway. But after more than 30 years in the dealership business, Buscher called it quits to find a better way for car buyers and sellers to strike deals on their own.

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Kate Middleton Took New Photos of Princess Charlotte to Mark Her First Birthday

Kensington Palace released four new photos Sunday in honor ofPrincess Charlotte’s first birthday. The young princess, who celebrates her birthday Monday, was photographed by the Duchess of Cambridge in Anmer Hall, a ten-bedroom country house on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. The imagesof arosy-cheeked Charlotte pushing playing blocks on […]

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Alternative Ideas For A Sideways Market

A sideways market is like a violent roller-coaster to nowhere, with intense climbs and stomach-turning drops. Unlike a real roller-coaster, however, most investors don’t find themselves at the end of a several-year sideways market and think, “Gee, that was fun.” While traditional asset classes can do the bulk of the heavy […]

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