Invest in or Replicate Iowa

Jim Offner has written an interesting profile (published in Delta SkyMiles magazine) on the great state of Iowa that may pique the interest of those of you looking to invest in or replicate a working economic model. Ranked as the 4th lowest in unemployment, Iowa was barely hit by the housing crash, and is known … Continue reading Invest in or Replicate Iowa

Big 2012 Mergers and Acquisitions

Take a look at several of the big M&A transactions for 2012 reported by Barclays: - Hertz acquired Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. for $3.7 billion - ConAgra Foods acquired RalCorp for $6.8 billion - Exelon and Constellation Energy merged. That is a $11.2 billion transaction - United Rentals acquired RSC Equipment Rental for $4.2 … Continue reading Big 2012 Mergers and Acquisitions

Goldman Sachs Gave Millions in Restricted Shares for 2012 to Top Executives

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Goldman Sachs gave Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein $13.3 million shares of restricted stock for 2013, and that Goldman's top 12 executives received a combined $99.78 million of restricted shares. Read more here: on.wsj.com/Xk2t3b

Operation HOPE is Giving Aspiring Youth Entrepreneurs the Chance to Shine

By Natasha L. Foreman If you live in or will be in the Atlanta area Wednesday, January 16th then there's only ONE place that you need to be from 9:30am to 11:30am, and that's cheering on and supporting aspiring youth entrepreneurs at Operation HOPE's HOPE Business In A Box (HBIAB) pitch competition at Jean Childs … Continue reading Operation HOPE is Giving Aspiring Youth Entrepreneurs the Chance to Shine