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Film Crowd FundingIs anyone here familiar or have experience with funding/producing small time independent films through online crowd funding? ...
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A Friend for IsraelMitt Romney and Benjamin Netanyahu have been friends and confidantes for many years, since they first met in 1976, according to today's New York Times. Their relationship appears to be on firmer ground than the one that Netanyahu has with our current president. This leads to the exploration of sever...
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Japanese Defaulti don't see a way out for japan. their debt/gdp is now approaching 200%, debt service is 25% of their entire budget, they have an 8% fiscal deficit, and their bond dependency ratio is approaching 50%.... all of this while maintaing .97% on the ten year jgb. japanese savings rates are continuing to ...
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Is America in Decline?According to Barack Obama, the answer is a resounding "no!" (see his State of the Union address) and according to Robert Kagan, who wrote a persuasive article in the January 11, 2012 edition of The New Republic (Not Fade Away---The Myth of American Decline), the answer is also no. Here is what Mr. ...
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Martin Luther King and the End of InnocenceYesterday marked the 44th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and with it, the end of the age of innocence in America. Two months later after this horrific event, Robert F Kennedy was assassinated as well. Five years earlier, his brother, President John F Kennedy, had been m...
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Public Sector/Foreign ServiceHey everyone, Something I was wondering is if anyone here has the aspirations to go work in the public sector for the government. Whether its the fed or working in the state department on International issues. Obviously that's not specifically finance needed, but it's something that could be interes...
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Underwater Mortgage: Walking AwayJames Altucher posted this today, I thought I'd share it with all of the people on this forum who claim it's unethical to walk away from an underwater mortgage: SHOULD YOU FORECLOSE lobo @LoboSeawolf sell underwater condo at 70k loss or refinance and rent out? Both use all savings. .Rent w/o refi ...
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TwitterDid Patrick's tweeter account get hacked? Or did he really just tweet a toxin removing weight loss sham. I am thinking the former. ...
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The Congressional Insider Trading FiascoWasn't it wonderful the other day to see Democrats and Republicans working together, side by side, for a common goal--to end insider trading in Congress? How about that? They CAN agree on something after all. President Obama mentioned his eagerness to sign the STOCK Act (STOCK is an acronym for Stop...
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CHAT BANAHAHAHAHAHA i can't be a viewer either - so it's probably an IP ban. ...
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A Tale of Two Newspapers"It was the best of budgets, it was the worst of budgets, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, etc. etc." With apologies to Dickens...
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Show WSO: a startup trading simulationMany of you think about getting into the startup scene, but don't have time to do all the hustling to get to know people and tech trends. Here is a try at this problem.http://panicfund.appspot.com a startup trading simulation, where you can be a virtual investor in nascent startup. for the founders ...
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Startup questionsTwo of my friends and I are currently working on a startup. We are still going through the details, but the basic concepts have been laid down. We are trying to present an alternative to sites like linkedin, that will make it easier and more efficient for finance professionals to network with each o...
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Federal Budget BluesBalancing a budget is never easy. The immediate gratification of being able to buy something we cannot afford is difficult for most of us to ignore. This is true whether we're struggling to manage a family budget of four or the federal budget of the United States. However, when one is attempting to ...
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QuantophobiaThe world of mathematics is populated by the haves and the have-nots. As an artist surrounded by other artists for many years, I can testify that most of us are terrified of even thinking about math. This is ironic because geometry used to play a vital role in painting. For example, the relationship...
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Non-Tech Business Accelerators / IncubatorsAnyone know of any business accelerators / incubators for non-tech companies? My product in particular is a soft-good... I know the NY Economic Development Council has some fashion incubators, but they all seem geared towards designers, whereas my product's value prop is more about the function than...
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What should I do this summer?I'm a graduating senior (math major) who'll be attending grad school (1-year MS program in operations research) in the Fall. I have absolutely nothing lined up for the summer. I realize that recruiting season is over. Is there anywhere that's still hiring? Any suggestions on what I should do? I'd l...
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Health Care MandateThree days of hearings by the Supreme Court will decide the fate of ObamaCare. Is it constitutional? Can the federal government force me to buy health insurance? My first reaction is outrage. Why should I have to be forced to buy something that's so good for me? And then I remembered: I wasn't given...
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The Conscientious InvestorHow much are your investment decisions influenced by your political and social beliefs? For example, if you believe that junk food will give you acid reflux and harden your arteries, would you be eager to add McDonald's to your portfolio, even if it's undervalued? ...
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Citi, you can't be serious.It just keeps getting better. Citigroup has announced that they plan on going forward with a deal to maintain naming rights on the Met's new stadium, Citi Field. The 20 year deal carries a price tag of $20 million a year, totalling a measly $400 million. Definitely a good financial decision when...
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Excel HelpHey guys, I just had a quick question: I'll be interning at a large F500 company this summer and need to brush up on my Excel skills (Pivot tables, V-look ups etc), do any of you have some suggestions on books that cover thoroughly cover these topics? I appreciate your help! ...
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Law: $Hi all, I'm aware I'm not posting in exactly the right forum but you guys may have data points nonetheless. I'm currently working together with a few "magic circle" corporate lawyers (i.e. big firm) and one just told me about the new Ferrari he's gotten himself. That got me slightly worried that he ...
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Internship at International Chamber of Commerce?Hi guys, In my search for work my parents referred me to somebody who they said I could talk with about getting a possible internship at the International Chamber of commerce. Honestly, I've never heard of this organization and I'm not doubting it's legitimacy but I'm just curious to hear more opini...
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Tell me about being a product managerHas anyone here worked as a product manager at a major tech firm in Silicon Valley? I interviewing coming up for a post-MBA position with one of the current web 2.0 darlings (think LinkedIn, Groupon, Facebook, etc). Was originally approached by a headhunter, and don't know anyone currently at the ...
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