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2012-03-04 08:00:00

Since the March 2nd Wall Street Journal article “IRAs Get Sexier”, which described an IRA owning Koa trees rather than stocks and bonds, the phones at New Direction IRA have been ringing off the hook. According to CEO and co-founder Bill Humphrey, "It seems like more investors tired of Wall Street want different investment choices." With self directed accounts, clients can invest in whatever they choose. Humphrey listed trees, real estate, gold, private companies, and other...

2012-02-14 11:20:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking back to the 1950s, the way Americans got their news was pretty simple - it was either their local newspaper or one of the three nightly newscasts. Today, there are a myriad of ways to get news - online news sites, on one's phone, cable television, blogs, and, still local newspapers and nightly newscasts. But with all these different choices, do people trust that each will get them the news fairly and accurately? Overall, the...

2012-02-09 11:47:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on its commitment to deliver the sources that influence business, Factiva has expanded its aggregated content to offer more global sources, blogs and images. In the last year, Factiva's content has increased by more than 20 percent, totaling more than 35,000 sources and furthering its position as one of the largest global digital business aggregators and archives. The new sources comprise 1,500 licensed publications, 1,600 websites, nearly 8,000...

2012-02-03 12:39:00

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Increasing environmental awareness among consumers, coupled with rising operational costs, is creating unprecedented opportunities for businesses to become stronger, more socially responsible organizations through green innovation. As a result, sustainability training is in high demand for today's professionals. According to The Wall Street Journal, online job postings requiring sustainability skills have quadrupled in the past two years.* Long a...

Google Wants Bigger Presence In China Market
2012-01-13 13:23:17

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Google is trying to smooth over its relationship with China after having a rough couple of years. Google's top executive in China told the Journal that the company is looking to make a range of moves to expand its presence in China, including hiring more engineers and product managers. Daniel Alegre, the executive interviewed by the Journal, said Google wants to focus on services that do not require government-imposed censorship. He...

2012-01-11 23:01:00

Hong Kong and Singapore Top Index; United States Falls to 10th; Countries Trying to Spend Their Way Out of Recession Failed, Data Shows WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Economic freedom declined worldwide in 2011 as many countries attempted -- without success -- to spend their way out of recession, according to the 18th annual Index of Economic Freedom, released today by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. The average economic...

2012-01-11 23:01:00

Nation's global score slips for fourth straight year WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sharp increases in government spending and more costly regulations contributed to another decline in the United States' ranking in the annual Index of Economic Freedom published by The Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation. A growing sense that policymakers put special interests above the public interest also was a factor as the U.S. score for economic freedom...

2012-01-06 08:00:00

Robert Wiley from CEAG responds to a Wall Street Journal article about Thinner/Lighter TVs increasing manufacturers profits Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 06, 2012 Editors from CEAG have come out with several predictions and many facts regarding what will be shown in the CES 2012 Televisions category next week. The company has many articles associated with announcements that have already been made and has individual write ups on each manufacturer and what they are expected to offer. In one...

2011-12-21 14:00:00

This year's hot gift is the Porter Garden Telescope by Telescopes of Vermont (PRWEB) December 21, 2011 It's this year's hot gift for the person who has everything: Telescopes of Vermontâs masterful remake of the 1923 Porter Garden Telescope is this yearâs top pick in the Wall Street Journalâs Holiday Gift Guide 2011. The Porter Garden Telescope, a magnificent garden sculpture and optically superb instrument, is cast in bronze and bears a hand...

Google Amping Up Its Retail Shopping Feature
2011-12-02 13:48:28

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Google is considering an Internet service that would be in direct competition with Amazon.com. Google is talking with major retailers and shippers to set up an Internet service that would let consumers shop for goods online and receive their orders within a day for a low cost, according to the report. The move would be in direct competition with Amazon's Prime program, which offers consumers fast shipping for items on Amazon's website...