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What is Activist Investing?

What is Activist Investing?

Carl Icahn, unhappy with the $13.65 buyout target proposed by Michael Dell and his partnering private…

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As Facebook IPOs, will Zynga shares soar or fall?

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) shares won’t be available to the public for a few months, but that hasn’t stopped the firm from making an impact on the market already. The biggest benefactor of the soon to be biggest IPO in history was Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA). With news surfacing that…

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Quebec's Unemployment Mystery

Despite otherwise strong economic indicators in the final months of 2011, the unemployment rate in Quebec rocketed up from 7.3 percent in September to 8.7 percent in December. The sudden loss of jobs across the province has left economists scrambling to identify the cause.
During December, the third…

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The Political Economy of U.S. Debt

Before the twentieth century, the study of both markets and power was contained in a single discipline known as political economy. Specialization within academia, however, caused the field to divide into what we now recognize as economics and political science. While this schism fostered a thorough analysis of each subject…

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The Social Network goes Public

[media-credit name="Bloomberg" align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit]Ever since early 2011, when Goldman Sachs invested $450 million in Facebook, people have been speculating about the firm’s IPO debut date as well as who would hold the title of lead underwriter on the deal. Many thought this…

31 Jan 11:48 PM 0 Read More...

Iran’s Oil Bluff

[media-credit align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit]Iran is threatening to take the world economy hostage using oil. Crippled by economic sanctions levied by Western powers wary of Iran’s nuclear program, the Iranian Government is menacing to block the strategically vital Strait of Hormuz and cut off the…

31 Jan 11:41 PM 0 Read More...