Jesse Jackson to take on tech’s lack of diversity

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How to invest like a billionaire

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By Mark Hulbert, MarketWatch

Opinion: The world’s richest people didn’t make their money trading stocks

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — In a roundabout way, the latest Forbes magazine ranking of the world’s billionaires can help you become a better investor.

But not by catering to your greed in hopes that someday you too could be on that rarefied list of the super-super wealthy.  

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Ukraine did not pay for gas supplies in February, the debt rose to $ 1.89 billion

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Ukraine has not paid for Russian gas supplies in February, after which its debt to ” Gazprom “has grown to $ 1.89 billion, said

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Examining sustainability and longevity in the actors’ career: professional expectations and labour market conditions (my PhD proposal)

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Hello, here’s the most academic looking of my new head shots, which seem like the perfect companion to my PhD proposal. I thought some of you might be interested to know about what I am planning to spend the next 6-8 years of my life studying (am I crazy?!). It’s probably likely to change and shift a bit over the next year of so, but I think this is the general direction of the research. BTW I will be pursuing this in the Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Goldsmiths College, University of London.

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Examining sustainability and longevity in the actors’ career: professional expectations and labour market conditions.

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My research will look at longevity and sustainability in the career of the actor. Specifically, what skills are required to manage a career over a lifetime? I will look at professional expectations versus professional experience and how this…

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Boeing and the Johnsons Tie For Best DJIA Stock of the Week

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NYSE-flag24/7 Wall St. is rather focused on, and perhaps a bit concerned about, how the Dow Jones Industrial Average can manage to post big gains in 2014. After all, the DJIA rose by some 26.5% in 2013 and 8 of the 30 DJIA stocks at the end of 2013 were trading above what Wall Street analysts considered to be fair value.

This focus has led us to target the best DJIA stock, or stocks, of the week. That title goes to Johnson & Johnson in a narrow victory over The Boeing Co. (NYSE: (BA). The gains were actually so close that they are a tie. We would normally not be so detailed on the percentage gains in favor of rounding, but the results were simply so close that we wanted to highlight it.

Keep in mind that the DJIA itself actually lose 0.2% in this last week. The SPDR Dow…

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12 Rules of Investing

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Returns of Global Market Indices

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* Important Note: Due care has been taken while gathering the information, and I use it personally too. However, there is always the possibility of typo errors. No guarantee of accuracy. Do shout out if you spot any mistakes, and I’ll amend it!

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GLOBAL RETURNS
2006
First Biz Day Last Biz Day Difference % Change
STRAITS TIMES INDEX 2,369.37 2,985.83 616.46 26.01788661
NASDAQ composite 2243.74 2,415.29 171.55 7.645716527
S & P 500 1,268.80 1,418.30 149.50 11.78278689
DOW JONES 10,847.41 12,463.15 1,615.74 14.89516852
KLCI 892.85 1,096.24 203.39 22.77986224
HKSE 14,944.77 19,964.72 5,019.95 33.59001176
MSCI EMERGING MARKETS (Weekly) 744.61 912.65 168.04 22.56751857
Nikkei 16,361.54 17,225.83 864.29 5.282448963
2007
First Biz Day Last Biz Day Difference % Change
STRAITS TIMES INDEX 3,037.74 3482.3 444.56 14.63456385
NASDAQ 2,423.16 2,652.28 229.12 9.455421846
S & P 500 1,416.60 1,468.36 51.76 3.653819003
DOW JONES 12,474.52 13,264.82 790.30 6.335313904
KLCI 1,117.09 1,445.03 327.94 29.35663196
HKSE 20,310.18 27,812.65 7,502.47

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