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Softbank Contends US A Poor Investment

The investment concern Softbank Asia Infrastructure Fund has closed its Silicon Valley offices.

New Research Says Czech Republic Magnet for Growth and Investment

Prague has topped an international survey ranking 223 regions across Europe based on economic growth and market size. In the index, Prague has been named the most attractive investment region in Europe. Another international report has named the Czech Republic as one of the top three outsourcing destinations worldwide.

Are You Really A Twenty First Century Investor?

Real Estate Investors that educate themselves about CURRENT MARKET TRENDS will reap huge returns NOW!!! Information concerning NEW TRENDS in financial resources will open new and more profitable real estate opportunities for your business.

MGIC Investment 1Q Net Income

MGIC Investment reported net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2005 of $182.0 million, compared with the $130.1 million for the same quarter a year ago.

Yucaipa’s $150 million Pathmark Investment

Pathmark Stores and The Yucaipa Companies jointly announced the execution of a definitive agreement under which Yucaipa will invest $150 million in Pathmark.

Putnam Investment Chief to Retire

Putnam Investments investment chief Steve Oristaglio announced that he will retire later this year.

Are You An Investment Dummy Like Me?

I am good at a few things. I can certainly market well and I consult with others about how to bring more attention to their products and services on the internet for a living.

Pay-Per-Click Search Engines: A Really Bad Investment?
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What was once such a good thing is now a rip-off and a sham!

Lobster Trapping for Investment Ideas

Recently, my family and I took a trip to Maine to visit relatives. During our stay, we toured the rocky shore lines and took in the beautiful architecture of the old towns.

Corporate Venturing — an Investment Area Emerging as a Key Component of Innovation

More than 70 professionals from private and public organizations, academia and capital markets will gather today in Boston for a first-ever forum focused on the state of corporate venturing — an investment area emerging as a key component of innovation.

EOG Resources to Present at Banc of America Securities Investment Conference

EOG Resources (EOG) is scheduled to present on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at 7:30 a.m. Pacific time at the Banc of America Securities Investment Conference in San Francisco.

Arrow Electronics VP to Present at Long Island Investment Conference

Arrow Electronics announced that Ira M. Birns, Vice President and Treasurer of Arrow, will present at the Long Island Investment Conference to be held at the Melville Marriott in Melville, New York on September 23, 2004 at 2:20 PM Eastern Time.

Marketing is a Long-term Investment

“Dig your well before you’re thirsty” is the title of a wonderful book by Harvey Mackay.

Google to Lose Gmail – Yahoo Sells Domains – Ask Goes Famous

Google May Lose Gmail

It seems that Google may have to re-think the name behind their upcoming email service, as they are fourth in line at the US Patent and Trademark Office. The office takes applications on a first come first serve basis, and as a result Google may be forced to come up with a new name.

Protecting Your Software Investment in Case of a Merger or Acquisition

Critical work in your organization is directly tied to the fate of your software vendors. So when PeopleSoft buys J.D. Edwards or Oracle attempts a hostile takeover of PeopleSoft, you are understandably nervous. Your nervousness usually does not stem from your love of PeopleSoft, J.D. Edwards or Oracle, but because the future of the software products you use everyday to run your business is now questionable at best and in jeopardy at worst. The potential buyers reassure you with promises of long term support and future product enhancements. But would you bet your own money on these promises?

How to Research and Purchase a Good Investment Property

How much do you really know about investment property? Accurate research and professional expertise applied to the purchase of an investment property builds a solid foundation for financial success.

How to Avoid the Worst Mistakes Investors Make

Investing is about taking risks, and when you do that, you’re entitled to expect a return that’s commensurate with the level of risk you take. But if you’re not careful, your own mistakes can prevent you from achieving the return that should be yours.

SEO – Sometimes you are a Bad Investment

You will find a broad difference in SEO talent within the industry that I would mainly categorize as the following: perseverance, trustworthiness, leadership, innovation, forward thinking, and teamwork.

No Load Mutual Funds: Investment Hype vs. Investment Help

With the internet such a huge part of our daily lives, many investors have access to a wide range of instant investment information.

Customer Service as an Investment Tactic

An undisclosed number of years back (seemingly before someone figured out that tires should be round) when our family car needed gasoline, we pulled into a ‘service station.’ The first thing that would happen was a friendly man dressed in a neat uniform magically appeared with bubble gum or suckers for the kids.

Buy and Hold: How to Perpetuate Your Investment Losses

A recent cartoon in my daily newspaper showed two guys sitting in a bar. One is saying to the other: “I did learn something from my broker…how to diversify my investment losses.”