Thursday Dec 5
Palantir: The worst-kept $9B secret in Silicon Valley
Quasi-secret intelligence-software startup Palantir is reportedly in the process of raising more than $100 million at a $9 billion valuation.
Thursday Dec 5
Bank of China Refuses Currency Status for Bitcoins
In addition to money-laundering issues raised by the anonymity of bitcoin, there is also fraud.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
John Locke Foundation
Businessweek mentions N.C.'s renewable energy mandate miscue
In an article about the unlikely partnership between a Georgia-based Tea Party group and the Sierra Club, Bloomberg Businessweek briefly mentions North Carolina's recent debate over the state's renewable energy mandate.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
International Business Times
Dreaded H7N9 Bird Flu Strain Reaches Hong Kong, At Least One Confirmed Infected
The dreaded H7N9 bird flu strain has reached Hong Kong. On Monday, health officials confirmed and reported the country's first patient to succumb to the infection.
Drone Deliveries Are Cool. Drone Returns Could Be Revolutionary
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Fri Nov 29, 2013
Wendy's Dropping the Pretzel Bun
The pretzel bun has been having a good year, but one restaurant is giving it up.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Sustainability Leads to Cost Savings, Revenue Growth
Sustainability programs are producing cost savings, revenue growth , competitive advantage and environmental benefits across corporate America, writes Harold L. Sirkin, a senior partner of the Boston Consulting Group , in a Businessweek management blog.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
John Locke Foundation
Businessweek profiles Rubio's anti-Obamacare plan
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio , R-Fla., attracts attention in the latest Bloomberg Businessweek for his plan to "unravel Obamacare."
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Piaras Kelly PR
Making Paywalls Pay
BusinessWeek has dubbed 2014 the year of the paywall . In Ireland, it is certainly going to be a topic up for debate.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Carbon Fiber: The Good News Keeps Coming
Carbon fiber has been a hot topic for investors recently and it appears to have just gotten hotter.
Media Research Center
GOP Destroying Islands with Climate Change, Businessweek Says
Climate change hysteria requires increasingly taller tales. The latest issue of Businessweek blamed Republicans for the alleged future destruction of a small chain of islands in the South Pacific.
BusinessWeek: Drowning Kiribati
"In our interview, [Anote] Tong said he believes the Obama administration cares about the issue.
Chiquita loses suit to stop SEC release of Colombia records, Businessweek says
Chiquita loses suit to stop SEC release of Colombia records, Businessweek says Chiquita Brands International's attempt to stop the SEC from releasing documents on payments to a Colombian terrorist group was dismissed this week by U.S. District Judge Richard Leon in Washington.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Some great info on ACA including cancellations
Before the ACA Established Minimum Coverage Standards, 78 Percent of Medical Debt-Related Bankruptcies Were For Individuals That Had Health Insurance.
Private capital solution to GSE reform suffers setback
The federal government remains committed to changing the large role the government-sponsored enterprises plays in the nation's housing finance, but so far appears to dislike private solutions offered so far.
Massachusetts minimum wage hike: Approved raise in hourly wage
A Massachusetts minimum wage hike bill was approved by the Senate Tuesday in a 32-7 vote.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Treasury Bond Rule Will Be Costly For Clearinghouses
According to Businessweek, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission will be voting today on a new rule that will result in Treasury collateral being subject to a "prearranged and highly reliable funding arrangement."
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Dropbox seeks more funding at whopping $8B valuation -- report
File-hosting service Dropbox has raised $257 million to date, and it's looking to double that entire amount in a massive round of funding that values the startup at $8 billion, Businessweek reported Monday .
Sat Nov 16, 2013
The Panda's Thumb
Ark Park as Xanadu?
A Slate article the other day compared the Ark Park to Coleridge's Xanadu : "an extravagant vanity project born out of boundless narcissism and ambition."
Fri Nov 15, 2013
2014: A transformative year for lenders
According to Businessweek, more than seven years after the subprime bubble began to deflate, lenders and borrowers will begin operating under a new set of rules, with the new regulations about to phase in on Jan. 10. So what does this mean for lenders? The 2010 Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law called for the newly created Consumer Financial ... (more)