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#Funding for basic #science is flat, if not shrinking and the traditional #career path in #biomedical research is getting longer and narrower. How can we change this trend to support a new generation of #researchers? http://bit.ly/1ezQWw2
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#Congressional districts these days look less like neighborhood #maps and more like #Rorschach tests. Why? #Gerrymandering. This is the process by which state #officials redraw #districts to their own #party's benefit. http://bit.ly/1oUMhtd
By Jason Barrett   Four months into 2014, politicos are gearing up for election season. The midterms are 207 days away, and as officials here in California get their stumping shoes on, reformers are looking for ways to end the partisan gridlock that permeates the nation’s political climate. The fix lies in the oft-ignored process of map-making, and it may be simpler than you think. Congressional districts these days look less like neighbor...
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The challenges identified in the recent report on #crowdfunding by the #European Commission were strikingly similar to those faced by platforms operating in the U.S. See what they are: http://bit.ly/1hpwtVh
By Daniel Gorfine   and Jackson Mueller  On March 27, the European Commission issued “Unleashing the Potential of Crowdfunding in the European Union” as part of an effort to stimulate and unlock “new and different ways” of providing access to capital for startup  companies and small businesses. The release provided a brief overview of crowdfunding in Europe and various impediments to the development of crowd-investing platforms. The communicat...
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Emerging markets demonstrating mature #fiscal decisions will expand access to more stable sources of capital and make them more able to move forward, rather than back to bad times. http://bit.ly/1dLGmSi
By Donald Markwardt   Emerging markets have been featured prominently in the headlines over the past year, and not in a good way. Since last spring, when the Federal Reserve startled investors by announcing an earlier reduction of monetary stimulus than expected, emerging market economies have been hit by bouts of rapid currency depreciation, falling asset prices, and investment capital flight. This year alone, we have seen troubling developm...
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The mass exodus of #investors from emerging #markets#stocks and #bonds is an alarming development. This article explores the main causes for the drop in emerging market #asset #prices. http://bit.ly/1ff76Jx
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Here are the six reasons why the #medical #research world has changed over the past three decades, and why the #BRAIN Initiative will succeed. http://bit.ly/1iQX8gw
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#Industry experts project that 60% or more of former OTC #derivatives volume will be centrally cleared. This may mean that the role of #broker-#dealers will increasingly shift from #principal to agency #trading, enabling connectivity and access to #liquidity in a multichannel landscape of trading venues. http://bit.ly/1lRiijH
By Keith Savard   Prior to the financial crisis that slammed capital markets in 2008, the notional value of financial derivatives increased at a spectacular pace. This kind of growth may resume once users understand the market’s ongoing transformation resulting from the Dodd-Frank legislation passed by Congress in 2010. By the same token, it’s possible that derivatives trading will migrate to exchanges as the advantages become more apparent an...
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Top-tier #banks aren't the only #firms that use #derivatives. To protect themselves from #cash flow #volatility, changes in foreign exchange and #commodity prices, non financial firms also depend on derivatives. Here are some examples. http://bit.ly/OgaOb3
By Heather Wickramarachi   For top-tier banks, financial derivatives are part of the contemporary toolkit for mitigating the risks involved in complex transactions. But non-financial firms are major players in the derivatives market as well. Cash flow volatility, which can arise from adverse changes in interest rates, foreign exchange and commodity prices, can rob these firms of the liquidity needed to meet fixed costs. Derivatives such as fo...
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$700 trillion in global over-the-counter (OTC) #derivatives is a bit of an exaggeration. Read on to find out why and how #OTC derivatives can strengthen #market stability and public confidence. http://bit.ly/1hc4ecP
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Here's a helpful article on how to save for a successful #retirement, featuring our "Best #Cities for Successful #Aging" report. http://bit.ly/1lrOIkO
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