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Raising the Next Generation of Chief Executives

27 May

Children of entrepreneurial parents are making mom and dad proud by creating successful start-ups of their own.

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Government R&D, Private Profits and the American Taxpayer

27 May

Taxpayer-financed research can generate large rewards down the road. In an era of tight budgets, a slice of the profits could finance new innovations.

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Wall Street opens higher, rebounding from steep selloff a day earlier

27 May

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeGreece and its European creditors have played down fears that Athens would default on a payment to the International Monetary Fund next week. At 9:46 a.m. ET (1346 GMT) the Dow Jones industrial average was up 44.77 points, or 0.25 percent, at 18,086.31, the S&P 500 was up 6.18 points, or 0.29 percent, at 2,110.38 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 20.15 points, or 0.4 percent, at 5,052.90. Apple’s 0.9 percent gain to $130.74 gave the biggest boost to the S&P and the Nasdaq.

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U.S. stocks fall the most in three weeks as dollar soars

26 May

Traders work by the post that trades Time Warner Cable stock on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange“A strong dollar is going to hurt exports and the revenue line of companies, which wasn’t strong to begin with,” said Rick Fier, director of trading at Conifer Securities in New York. The buoyant data comes after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday that the central bank could raise interest rates this year if the economy keeps improving as expected. At 11:01 a.m. ET (1501 GMT) the Dow Jones industrial average was down 183.94 points, or 1.01 percent, at 18,048.08, the S&P 500 was down 20.4 points, or 0.96 percent, at 2,105.66 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 57.53 points, or 1.13 percent, at 5,031.83.

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U.S. cable operator Charter to buy Time Warner Cable for $56 billion

26 May

A customer leaves a Time Warner Cable store in Palm Springs in this file photoCharter Communications Inc, controlled by cable industry pioneer John Malone, offered to buy Time Warner Cable Inc for $56 billion, seeking to combine the No. 3 and No. 2 U.S. cable operators to compete against market leader Comcast Corp. The partners, who said on Tuesday the deal would mean better access to broadband Internet for many consumers, immediately faced questions about likely regulatory obstacles that helped sink Comcast’s earlier bid for Time Warner Cable. The Federal Communications Commission was unusually quick to comment, saying it would closely review the deal’s merits. “In applying the public interest test, an absence of harm is not sufficient.” Charter, in which Liberty Broadband Corp owns about 26 percent, offered about $195.71 in cash and stock for each Time Warner Cable share, based on Charter’s closing price on May 20.

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Europe stocks stumble, dollar lifted by U.S rate view

25 May

Traders work at their screens at the stock exchange in FrankfurtBy Emelia Sithole-Matarise LONDON (Reuters) – European shares fell in thin trade on Monday while the dollar powered ahead after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated that the central bank was poised to raise interest rates this year. Investor concerns about Greece’s debt problems and a poor regional and local election result by Spain’s ruling People’s Party also weighed on the euro and European shares. The pull-back in European stocks mirrored losses on Wall Street on Friday after Yellen suggested the Fed was ready to act if the economy kept improving as expected, though a raft of recent data has suggested it is growing only modestly in the second quarter.

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Rapid Expansion: Risks and Potential

24 May

A Q. and A. with Loh Lik Peng, founder and chief executive of the hospitality group Unlisted Collection.

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Yellen tone suggests choppiness for markets ahead

23 May

A street sign for Wall Street hangs in front of the New York Stock ExchangeU.S. stock investors have been enjoying an extended period of low volatility and steady gains, but with the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates this year and major indexes near records, the market could get a bit choppier in coming weeks. Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Friday said she expected the U.S. central bank to raise rates in 2015, though the process was expected to be gradual, with the timing of the first hike dependent on the strength of economic data. Some weak reports have pushed back the expected lift-off, but Yellen’s words suggest the Fed is still headed to rate increases later this year.

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Exclusive: Altice seeks financing for Time Warner Cable bid: sources

22 May

Time Warner Cable office is pictured in San DiegoSAN FRANCISCO/LONDON (Reuters) – French telecommunications group Altice SA is talking to several banks about raising debt for a potential bid for Time Warner Cable Inc, the second-largest U.S. cable operator, according to people familiar with the matter. The talks are an important step for Altice in putting together a bid for Time Warner Cable, which is also being courted by Charter Communications Inc after Comcast Corp abandoned its $45.2 billion offer for Time Warner Cable last month over U.S. antitrust concerns. Altice is in discussions with banks including JPMorgan Chase & Co, Nomura Co Ltd, BNP Paribas SA, Societe Generale, Barclays Plc and Royal Bank of Canada about a financing package to support a proposed acquisition, the people said.

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Greece sees reforms deal with lenders in next 10 days

22 May

Greek flag flies behind a statue to European unity outside the EU Parliament in BrusselsGreece expects to reach a cash-for-reforms deal with its creditors in the next 10 days and aims to meet all its payments in June, the government’s spokesman said on Friday, after the prime minister met with EU leaders. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande held talks on the sidelines of an EU summit in Riga late on Thursday with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, hoping to speed the resolution of Athens’ debt crisis. “We think conditions have matured for (talks) to progress further and in the next 10 days, in May, for the deal to be sealed,” government spokesman Gabriel Sakellaridis told Skai TV.

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