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Why you should care about Basel III and obscure banking rules.

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After you read this, you will care about Basel III

Jul 2, 2013
The Federal Reserve just approved final regulations to implement Basel III financial rules in the U.S. You should care.

If at first you don't succeed, try Bitcoin

Jul 2, 2013
The Winklevoss twins of Facebook fame are pitching an investment fund for Bitcoin.

Baby, it's grand: The piano business

Jul 2, 2013
Steinway Musical Instruments, which has been in business for 160 years, has agreed to be bought by Kohlberg for about $438 million.

Good hack, bad hack: A cybersecurity camp teaches the ethics of hacking

Jul 2, 2013
Engineers like to take things apart to learn how they work. When applied to computer networks, the urge can increasingly get young techies in trouble.

Why rising interest rates make the bond market crazy

Jul 2, 2013
You hear it again and again as if it's a natural law: "bond prices decline inversely as interest rates rise." Here's why they do.

Egyptian protests aren't all bad for business

Jul 2, 2013
Protests began on Sunday, resulting in a virtual shutdown of many local businesses for the third straight day.

A hot job? A/C repair during a heat wave

Jul 2, 2013
The heat continues to bear down on the Southwest United States. One business that is booming: air conditioner repair.

Dunkin' Donuts goes after the Starbucks formula

Jul 2, 2013
In the past, Dunkin' Donuts put out aggressive ads against coffee competitor Starbucks. Now, it's following its lead.

Affordable Care Act mandate delayed

Jul 2, 2013
The Obama administration announces the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act will be delayed by a year.

Why you should care about Basel III and obscure banking rules.

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Babylon of the Occident - Instrumental The Shanghai Restoration Project
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Know You Bonobo
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