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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:00:00 -0600

Facebook has spent billions acquiring companies over the years. Here's what it bought, and why.

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:00:00 -0600

Kevin Roberts, global CEO of advertising giant Saatchi & Saatchi, says that, to get people to fall in love with your product or service 'beyond reason,' you have to get them to feel.

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:00:00 -0600

A survey of more than 2,000 employees found that only 45 percent of time at the office is spent on primary job duties.

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:00:00 -0600

The best in the biz give their tips on how to be a best-in-class content marketer.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:00:00 -0600

A recent Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate survey found strong interest among teens in one day purchasing the roof over their head.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:00:00 -0600

The California tech giant hasn't always been a synonym for success.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:00:00 -0600

Board games, role-playing games and other offline diversions are having a renaissance.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:00:00 -0600

Every addicting product or service shares certain essential qualities. Here's author Nir Eyal's primer on why maximizing habit-forming triggers is so important.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:30:00 -0600

This franchisee coaches others to follow in her entrepreneurial footsteps.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600

Get ahead of things early, lay down a firm foundation by asking the right questions and handle the flood.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:45:00 -0600

Grade yourself on this checklist of managerial behaviors. Spot leadership mistakes that elicit less-than-desirable results.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:30:00 -0600

Service-based businesses tend to struggle with promotions during the holiday season. Instead of letting this busy time of year pass you by, focusing on these tips to boost your sales.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:00:00 -0600

SEO is not just about what is written. An SEO strategy for images is important for promoting, and protecting, your brand.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:30:00 -0600

As any good salesperson knows, speak their language and you're halfway there.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:15:00 -0600

Steer clear of inappropriate business remarks that will ricochet well beyond a private gathering.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:00:00 -0600

What do marketers and big data have in common? They both have an insatiable desire to know more about their targets.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:39:00 -0600

The noted author and publisher died earlier this month at the age of 78.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:30:00 -0600

Hearing someone talk about how they 'wish' they had time to invest back in themselves and work out more often is crushing.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:00:00 -0600

Working with others on a project is one of the most effective ways to move an idea forward.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:30:00 -0600

Do you find yourself using the term 'a lot' with regularity? Break the habit with these more-specific synonyms.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:20:00 -0600

U.S. regulators expect Internet service providers to sue the government over any changes in the way they are regulated and must reevaluate any proposals to make sure they stand up in court.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:15:00 -0600

Hey, remember me? It's your body, encouraging you to obtain proper rest and nutrition in the run-up to that big project.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:08:00 -0600

Is there really room for a third mobile operating system after Apple's iOS and Google's Android? For years, Samsung has thought so -- but it has yet to deliver.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:04:00 -0600

Peter Friedman ran social media for Apple before it was even called social media. Here's his top social-media secret for building buzz around your brand.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:00:00 -0600

From an explosion in video to brands embracing micro-content, 2014 was a busy year for marketers.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:30:00 -0600

Whether it's mastering a game or succeeding in your life's calling, there is a short list of what works.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:15:00 -0600

Crowdfunding platforms can be about more than selling concrete commodities.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:03:00 -0600

Check out the predictions we made in 2010 to see what's changed since then.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:00:00 -0600

For tech entrepreneurs, paying too much attention to first adopters can be a deadly move for business, says startup pro Martin Zwilling.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:00:00 -0600

As the co-founder of Cisco and Urban Decay, Sandy Lerner has made an impact in the worlds of technology and cosmetics, and now she is working to change the country's food production infrastructure through organic and sustainable farming.

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:42:00 -0600

An interesting take on climate change activism has grown in the State of Oregon and is spreading throughout the world. Atmospheric Trust Litigation reasons that a government elected by the people has a duty to protect the natural systems required for their survival. And since the founding of this nation, courts have affirmed that government is a trustee of the natural resources that we depend on. But does a public trust doctrine apply to a nebulous entity like climate?

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:19:00 -0600

In 2014, CEOs are most relying on digital marketing, e-commerce, customer experience management, business analytics and cloud business  to improve performance over the next five years.  These five technology areas are expected to deliver the most business value by CEOs and senior executives through 2019. The report  2014 Gartner CEO and [...]

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:16:00 -0600

Enormous technological changes in medicine and healthcare are heading our way. These trends have a variety of stakeholders: patients, medical professionals, researchers, medical students, and consumers. In Part 1 of this article, we look at the technology trends already underway today, or those that will likely have an impact on us in the near future.

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:04:00 -0600

Forget moonmen and those old "canals" on Mars, if you want to find life in our solar system, your best bet might be to set your sights beyond the asteroid belt to Jupiter's moon Europa.

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:58:00 -0600

'Dragon Age: Inquisition' is full of crafting and side quests, and this can be a problem.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:15:00 -0600

Gutsy Delta Air Lines stuck its neck out Friday, endorsing President Obama’s move to reshape immigration policy by restricting deportations. “Delta Air Lines applauds the steps announced this week to enact much-needed reforms to the nation's immigration system," said Joanne Smith, Delta's executive vice president and chief human resources officer, in a [...]

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:48:00 -0600

Earlier this month, I wrote a piece saying that there was a never better time to buy an Xbox One than now. That was in the wake of Microsoft announcing a price cut of many of their most popular bundles from $400 down to $350, which, factoring the cost of a [...]

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:23:00 -0600

Being an entrepreneur — especially a successful one — is a gift not to be taken for granted. If you’re an entrepreneur yourself, you can probably relate to many of these things that I'm grateful for as a small business owner.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:57:00 -0600

Personal finance site WalletHub surveyed 5,525 Black Friday ad scans from 22 of the country's biggest U.S. retailers, including the world's largest store chain, Walmart, and competitors Kmart, Sears and more.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:05:00 -0600

The conventional wisdom is that humanities majors are wasting all that tuition money and dooming themselves to lives of underemployment. The conventional wisdom is wrong. Humanities degrees are actually worth well more than the cost of college.

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Chaldean Business Leaders Debate The Economic Bailout
By joe acho :: Thursday, October 2, 2008 :: 11687 Views :: Article Rating :: Business & Finance

The economic explosion continues to ripple throughout the country.  Calls for taxpayers to bailout private companies for fear of an economic downturn plays on every network and old guard paper media outfits.  “You only seem to get the real news from talk radio and the Internet,” says Bashar Jarbow.  “You can’t trust the TV networks or newspapers anymore.”

Jarbow has good cause to be disillusioned.  However, hidden in some news pages were weak warnings of the looming economic crisis.  Fadi Faraj of Chicago, Illinois e-mails www.CHALDEAN.org an archived article in the New York Times back Business Page titled, Fannie Mae Eases Credit To Aid Mortgage Lending. 

Faraj, highlights the intense pressure from the Clinton Administration to force mortgage loans to low and moderate income people.   Congressional leaders arm twisted private banks to make more subprime loans to borrowers whose incomes, credit ratings and savings are not good enough to qualify for conventional loans.

“The corruption and cover-up of a backdoor housing welfare program has hurt our nation more than any terrorist attack.  We have been bombed by greedy politicians and crooked bankers in bed with congress,” says Chaldean business leader Imad Jeddou.  “This will cost every American above the age of 18 nearly half-a million in debt that they will have to carry to his children and grandchildren.  If all those who vote for this bill are not voted out of office, America is on the path to becoming a weak European socialist society.”

Jeddou is not alone in calling on congress to stop their reckless spending.  Jeddou says that the bailout would permanently price out of the housing market all those responsible Americans who have been patiently saving to buy a house that they can actually afford.  The current housing correction is necessary to remedy the historic run up in housing prices over the past decade. By bailing out the housing market, the government will prevent housing prices from returning to affordable levels, thereby ensuring that renters will not be able to buy a home and current homeowners will not be able to upgrade.

Jeddou is frustrated over the government bailout of the housing market and says, “it’s both fiscally and morally irresponsible;  it is an unfair subsidy being paid to the wealthy (bankers), the greedy (mortgage brokers, flippers, and yes some homeowners), and the irresponsible (some homeowners), with little or no benefit to those paying the bill (taxpayers).  Why should responsible Americans be forced to pay for the mistakes of others?”

Jenna Yakou disagrees.  The Chaldean broker says, “It was irresponsible politicians forcing banks to lend to undeserving homeowners.  We get that now, but many responsible Americans will be affected by a poor economy