| Nov 17, 2013
As a corporate executive, Roland Smith is a fixer, repairing beleaguered companies. In his leisure time, he also embraces risk, climbing mountains and riding motorcycles. In the Army, he was a test pilot.
Analysts and merger experts say Smith, 59, may...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Instead of just phoning a local landlord, house renters in Orlando may soon be dealing with call centers and centralized maintenance crews as Wall Street gets more involved in local home rentals.
In one of the surest signs that the home-rental...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Of the many ideas at Chicago Ideas Week, the biggest one to catch on may be Chicago Ideas Week itself.
We've reached Year Three of this annual festival of discussions, demonstrations and interactive experiences, and what recently seemed new now feels...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 6:16 PM
The tide appeared to turn this summer. Deutsche Bank upgraded Groupon from "hold" to "buy" in June. Second-quarter results announced in August prompted Raymond James to upgrade Groupon to "market perform," while UBS bumped it up to "neutral." Morgan...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 3:33 PM
A decade ago, Taymour Tamaddon was an MBA. student with a background in physics trying to convince Baltimore-based money manager T. Rowe Price to hire him as an intern.
Not only did Price give him the internship and hire him later as a health care...
| Sep 13, 2013
Taking the easy route with investing is turning out not to feel so easy.
A no-brainer approach to investing in 401(k)s, IRAs and 529 college savings plans during the last few years has been to choose an "allocation fund," or a fund that takes you off the...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 7:52 AM
Artists and photographers have until Thursday, Sept. 12, to enter the second annual Farm to Frame photo contest at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey.
Born from the desire to foster community awareness and involvement in local foods, Farm to Frame...
| Jul 3, 2013
In a shocking loss for individuals who thought they could count on gold to keep them safe, investment statements arriving in household mailboxes soon will show people the unthinkable.
In three months investors in gold have lost 23 percent. The loss is...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 2:40 PM
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| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:04 PM
With a shareholder vote just days away, T. Rowe Price, one of Dell Inc.'s major investors, reaffirmed its opposition to a $24.4 billion buyout offer for the personal computer manufacturer.
"We continue to believe the proposed buyout does not reflect the...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:02 PM
In Florida, where nearly one of every five nursing homes is on a state "watch list" for poor care, patient advocates say a federally mandated watch-dog program is crumbling — at a time when it's needed most.
"It's really a broken system," said...