BlackRock's new investment strategy: sustainability

Jan 14, 2020
The world's largest money manager now sees climate change as investment risk.
Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, said that climate risk is “compelling investors to reassess core assumptions about modern finance.”
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Arlan Hamilton: Changing venture capitalism, diversifying business

Jan 8, 2020
"I feel like there is a great mission here and I won't stop until I am obsolete and I'm not needed."
Backstage capital founder, Arlan Hamilton.

How Reno, Nevada, turned its economy into a small powerhouse

Mayor Hillary Schieve said playing on the region's strengths and diversifying its economy helped revive the struggling, post-recession city.
A neon sign welcomes people to Reno, Nevada.
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Why banks are doubling down on wealth management services

Jul 23, 2019
For big banks, loans and stock trading are becoming less reliable sources of income.
A flag flies outside the Bank of America Corporate Center in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina.
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The future of American infrastructure might lie in public-private partnerships

Feb 6, 2019
The promise of investment in "cutting-edge" technology came out of this year's State of the Union.
Then-U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke (L) and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao (C) watch US President Donald Trump speaks wave during his visit to the U.S. Department of Transportation on June 9, 2017 in Washington, D.C. 
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Hedge funds are facing challenges in an uncertain market

Jan 11, 2019
For years, when stocks were making gains, hedge funds were criticized for their fees and lackluster performance.
Hedge fund performance on average dropped by less than the S&P 500 in 2018, according to Hedge Fund Research. Above, traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange.
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Verizon's bet on Oath falters

Dec 11, 2018
Verizon created Oath out of its investments in “legacy” digital media companies AOL and Yahoo. The goal was to compete with internet giants Facebook and Google. It seems that the world’s biggest wireless network just wasn’t able to make that…

Investing while foreign-born: The advantages of being an immigrant venture capitalist

Dec 6, 2018
Immigrants comprise 13.2 percent of the U.S. population, yet 20.6 percent of the country’s entrepreneurs are immigrants, according to a 2016 report from the New American Economy.
Co-founders of One Way Venture in Boston, Semyon Dukach and Eveline Buchatskiy.
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What business investment says about our economy's future

Nov 28, 2018
After the tax law passed last year, Republicans argued that companies would take their tax savings and make big investments in themselves — plants, equipment, trucks, that sort of thing. But over the last year, there are signs that business investment…