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Jul 17, 2014

Private Equity, Venture Returns Are Best Since Buyout, Dot-Com Booms

The last time venture capital returns were this good, the Pets.com sock puppet had its own balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade...

Jul 30, 2014

US economy beats forecasts with 4.0% growth business live

Live coverage of the latest US growth figures, which show America has recovered from its winter contraction US GDP grew by annualised rate of 4.0% in Q2 But, inventory building has boosted growth 2013 growth revised higher too Earlier: New rules on U... #Barclays #Ashworth, Inc. #Federal Reserve #Argentina #Greece

Jul 26, 2014

EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

(AP) -- The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed. Among the 15 new people subjected to an EU-wi... #European Union #Crimea #Federal Security Service

Jul 25, 2014

Demand for aircraft, machinery boost June durable goods orders

Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in June after a May decline, helped by a recovery in demand in a key category that signals business investment plans. Orders for durable goods increased 0.7 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted... #European Union #Crimea #Federal Security Service

Jul 24, 2014

MTA capital funding gap could mean more fare, toll hikes, report says

The MTA will likely come up with only half of about $27 billion the agency says it needs for infrastructure investments over the next five years, and could resort to additional fare and toll hikes to make up some of the remaining cost, a new state re... #MTA #Long Island Rail Road #LIRR #Metropolitan Transportation Authority #Thomas DiNapoli

Jul 21, 2014

Baldwin entrepreneur: Good sales reps essential to grow your startup

There's something to be said for love at first sight. "My type of product doesn't sell over the phone. You have to get in front of a store owner or buyer. My products are so unique and cute, that's what gets them every time," says Diane Baumann, owne... #MTA #Long Island Rail Road #LIRR #Metropolitan Transportation Authority #Thomas DiNapoli

Jul 24, 2014

Gareth Bale tells James Rodríguez: put down roots at Real Madrid

Welsh winger extends hand of friendship to new No10 Im feeling good I want to improve each season How will new galáctico fit into Real masterplan? The meteoric rise of a new Colombian superstar Gareth Bales first season at Real Madrid: an appraisal G... #Real Madrid #Gareth Bale

Jul 20, 2014

Editorial: Export-Import bank shouldn't be tea party trophy

The U.S. Export-Import Bank is a sleepy federal program that never caused controversy in Washington until controversy became the name of the only game in town. Founded in 1934, the bank supports exports of U.S. businesses by granting loans, loan guar... #U.S. House of Representatives #U.S. Republican Party #Farmingdale, NY #Melville, NY

Jul 17, 2014

UnitedHealth Group to participate in health care overhaul, join state exchanges next year

The nation's largest health insurer expects to play a much bigger role in the health care overhaul next year, as the federal law shifts from raising giant questions for the sector to offering growth opportunities. UnitedHealth Group said Thursday tha... #UnitedHealth Group #Stephen Hemsley

Jul 17, 2014

Southampton mansion Wooldon Manor sells for $80 million

An oceanfront mansion in Southampton has sold for more than $80 million to two separate buyers, one of the brokers handling the sale said Thursday. A portion of historic Wooldon Manor, the 14.5-acre estate that once belonged to the Woolworth family, ... #New York, NY #Woolworths #Brightwaters, NY #Corcoran Group