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Aug 27, 2014

Dick's Sporting Goods Moves Up In Market Cap Rank, Passing Peabody Energy

In the latest look at stocks ordered by largest market capitalization, Russell 3000 component Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc (NYSE: DKS) was identified as having a larger market cap than the smaller end of the S&P 500, for example Peabody Energy Corp (NY... #NYSE #Peabody Energy #Dick's Sporting Goods Inc

Aug 18, 2014

Case Foundation, Omidyar Network Back White House Effort To Spur Impact Investing

Several weeks ago, the U.S. National Advisory Board to the Social Impact Investment Task Force met at the White House to discuss its newly issued report, "Private Capital, Public Good: How Smart Federal Policy Can Galvanize Impact Investing--and Why ... #Case Foundation #Omidyar Network

Aug 13, 2014

Good government and capitalism meet near Las Vegas

Las Vegas , perhaps the ultimate symbol of capitalism, ironically is bookended by two huge examples of business/government partnership... #Case Foundation #Omidyar Network

Aug 27, 2014

US commander: Taliban will test Afghans in 2015

(AP) -- Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said as he stepped down as the top U.S... #Afghanistan #Hamid Karzai #Kabul #Barack Obama #Taliban #John Campbell #US Marine Corps #Ashraf Ghani #Abdullah Abdullah

Aug 26, 2014

US health official: Ebola has 'upper hand'

(AP) -- The Ebola virus has the "upper hand" in an outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, a top American health official said, adding that experts have the tools to stop it. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for D... #West Africa #Sierra Leone #Liberia #Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf #Centers for Disease Control and Prevention #Republic of Guinea

Aug 25, 2014

Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn't deter tourists

(AP) -- Businesses in California's wine capital on Monday mopped up thousands of dollars in high-end vintages, swept glass from ghostly downtown streets ordinarily bustling with tourists and rushed to reopen in advance of the summer's last holiday we... #San Francisco, CA #California #Napa Valley #Napa, CA

Aug 13, 2014

Buenos Aires holidays: Art, opera and very good steak in the capital of Argentina

There are many things to enjoy in Buenos Airea - it's brilliant art galleries, it's fine (yet often remarkably cheap) restaurants. Just watch out for the Latino lovely who whisks your husband away, says Deirdre Fernand... #San Francisco, CA #California #Napa Valley #Napa, CA

Aug 23, 2014

Rosol of Czech Republic wins Winston-Salem Open

(AP) -- Lukas Rosol got a few big breaks on his way to the Winston-Salem Open final, and a few more in winning his first ATP Tour title of the year. The Czech rallied from a set down Saturday to beat Poland's Jerzy Janowicz 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-5 in the c... #San Francisco, CA #California #Napa Valley #Napa, CA

Aug 26, 2014

U.S. durable goods orders skyrocket on aircraft demand

Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July but much of the strength came from a huge surge in demand for commercial aircraft. Outside of transportation, orders actually fell. Orders for durable... #Boeing #Singapore #Commerce Department

Aug 27, 2014

Football transfer rumours: Joe Allen to Manchester United?

Todays rumours are to the point Well start the day with some high-grade banter: Ángel Di María has handed in a transfer request after Manchester United s Capital One Cup fiasco against MK Dons . Ho ho ho, tee hee hee. And heres some more banter for y... #Manchester United #Capital One #Milton Keynes Dons