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  1. Venmo: Its Business Model and Competition

    An in depth look at increasingly popular digital payment app Venmo.
  2. Tour Legendary Investor Jack Bogle's Office

    Legendary investor Jack Bogle takes Investopedia on a tour of his historic office at Vanguard.
  3. Big Money is Moving to Socially Responsible Investing

    Mega-sized endowments, pension funds and hedge funds have the ability to move the markets and change investing trends.
  4. Why is social responsibility important to a business?

    Take social responsibility seriously, and your business could benefit from happier, more productive staff members while helping ...
  5. How to Divide a Jointly Owned Business in Divorce

    If you divorce and own a joint business, you need to decide if you will keep, close or sell it.
  6. How to Fund a New Business With a ROBS Plan

    A ROBS plan provides a unique way to fund a new business.
  7. How The NFL Makes Money (GME, HRL)

    The National Football League is the most successful sports league in the world. How does the NFL make money, and what is ...
  8. A Defined Benefit Plan for Small Business Owners

    Wish you had a pension to help see you through your retirement? Today, small business owners may be able to create their ...
  9. Extreme Socially Responsible Investing

    Make your money work for you without putting it into ventures that don't support your values.
  10. Unilever Turns to Condiments After Dumping Spreads (UL)

    The European consumer goods giant agreed to buy condiments specialist Sir Kensington as part of its bid to boost exposure ...
  11. The Economic Benefits of Legalizing Weed

    As more states vote in favor of legalizing weed, here's a look at the economic benefits to state economies.
  12. Go Green With Socially Responsible Investing

    Find out how morals and ethics can bring you a surprising return.
  13. Is there a difference between socially responsible investing (SRI) and green investing?

    Green investing is considered a subset of socially responsible investing. Both of these terms refer to investment philosophies ...
  14. What is socially responsible investing?

    In the financial world, where profit and return are often the priorities of the average investor, the vehicles we use to ...
  15. How Social Impact Bonds Work

    Social impact bonds are one way to funnel money to projects that will impact society.
  16. Unicorn Profile: Grab

    Grab, Uber's largest competitor in Southeast Asia, has already handled 19 million rides
  17. Who Are Patent Trolls & How Do They Work?

    Patent trolls are in the business of patent litigation, enforcing their patent rights against alleged infringers through ...
  18. The 3 Best Cities to Open a Gym

    If you're an entrepreneur with a love of fitness, opening a gym or health club might be just the thing. Here are the best ...
  19. Bezos, Buffett and Ortega Battle it Out for World's Second Richest Man

    Zara's Amancio Ortega just bumped newly-ascendant Bezos in the ever-changing spot for the world's second-richest man.
  20. Target's Easter Toys and the 5 Most Costly Product Recalls (TGT)

    Target's Easter recall may not be worth much, but here's a list of product recalls that cost the manufacturers dearly
  21. TradeStation's Evolution into Online Broker Dealer

    TradeStation's John Bartleman on expanding from research to customized trading tools to serve its global users.
  22. Financial Literacy Tools for Small Business Owners

    Learn more about where you can access some of the best free financial literacy resources and tools available for small business ...
  23. Pros and Cons of Robo-Advisor Personal Capital

    A look at the pros and cons of robo-advisor Personal Capital's robust platform.
  24. Microsoft Buys Deis to Compete With Google, Amazon (MSFT, AMZN)

    Microsoft’s acquisition of startup Deis and its container technologies is meant to help it catch up with Amazon Web Services.
  25. Trump Trade: Goldman Sachs Examines GDP Expectations

    The Trump trade may be getting ahead of itself. Goldman Sachs deep dives into the GDP implications of several key economic ...
  26. Millennials: Finances, Investing, & Retirement

    The generation born between 1982 and 2004. The Millennial generation follows Generation X in order of demographic cohorts ...
  27. Great Indian E-Commerce War: Bezos vs Son

    Son's play could create India's largest online retailer, setting his empire up for a head-to-head contest with Amazon.com.
  28. Stocktoberfest East 2017

    StockTwits recently hosted Stocktoberfest East.
  29. Balance and Protect Your Estate With Life Insurance

    Three tips for using life insurance to preserve your estate and equalize estate distributions.
  30. How does accrual accounting differ from cash basis accounting?

    The main difference between accrual and cash basis accounting is the timing of when revenue and expenses are recognized. ...
  31. European Union Considering RBS Proposal (RBS)

    The European Union is considering allowing RBS to keep its beleaguered mortgage unit after the Scottish bank failed to find ...
  32. Free Ice Cream Day: Americans Love It (GIS, UN)

    Americans consume and produce millions of gallons of ice cream every year.
  33. Now Selling: Veg-O-Matic Maker Going Public

    Reserve shares on the company website – But wait, there's more!
  34. 3 Reasons Why Startups Should Hire Kindergartners

    A child-like approach to creativity, boundaries and fearlessness can be helpful to a startup.
  35. Declaring Bankruptcy is no Easy Out

    Going bankrupt can help pull you out of debt, but it's rarely the best option.
  36. What to Do if Your Practice Is Your Most Valuable Asset

    If you are a financial planning professional, consider taking time to review your own advice.
  37. Top 3 Crowdfunding Platforms of 2017

    Looking for a new way to fund your business or personal project? These crowdfunding sites may do the trick.
  38. Art Feud! Charging Bull Sculptor Attacks Fearless Girl

    The maker of Wall Street's iconic bronze bull statue wants answers from New York City about his creation's new neighbor.
  39. How WhatsApp Makes Money

    In short, WhatsApp makes money just $1 at a time.
  40. Bankruptcy Consequences

    You've done the deed and are out from under your debts – or embarked on a repayment plan. What consequences can you expect ...
  41. Private Equity Profits Shrink as Loan Sector Cools Off

    Returns have been falling for private equity funds that lend to small companies.
  42. HARIBO to Open its First Factory in America

    Haribo solidifies gummy bear supremacy with its first American-based factory.
  43. Tony Robbins on the Fiduciary Rule

    Best-selling author and entrepreneur Tony Robbins on the Dept. of Labor's "Fiduciary Rule"
  44. Combining Business Ownership and Marriage

    As with any new couple, there are several steps business owners need to take when they get married.
  45. 3 Simple Lifestyle Changes to Make You More Productive

    If you are looking to become more productive it's important to find out what works best for you. Here are three ideas to ...
  46. Opinion: Fintech Will Require Regulation

    A national charter to address responsibility and compliance among fintech innovators may bring much needed oversight.
  47. Why Your Family Business Needs a Succession Plan

    It is important to have a succession plan in place for your family business.
  48. 8 Most Successful Products from Shark Tank

    With its eighth, 5 million viewers, some studs and a whole lot of duds, we take a look at the 10 most successful products ...
  49. How and Why Businesses Should Insure Key Personnel

    Here are three tips to help business owners make the right decisions when insuring key personnel.
  50. Exit Strategy: Know How You Will Leave Your Business

    All business owners need to have an exit strategy in place, preferably sooner rather than later.
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