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Dividend Recaps: How Private Equity Is Sucking the Life Out of Good Companies

Filed under: Investing, Banking

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.”

— Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 3

Shakespeare was right, of course. And it’s the “…

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Crowdfunding Rules: 3 Keys for Kick-Starting a Business with Web Money

Filed under: Investing, Small BusinessOnce the domain of artists and philanthropists, crowdfunding — in which several investors put up cash for a project or business idea posted to the Web — has become a major source of capital for start-up entrepren…

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How the JOBS Act Turns Ordinary Joes Into Venture Capitalists

Filed under: Economy, Investing, Small BusinessOn Thursday afternoon, President Obama signed the JOBS Act, and among the changes it will bring to the world of business startups is one that makes use of a rising trend: The power of crowdsourcing.

The …

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Outback Serves an IPO; Benihana Asks for a Private Table

Filed under: Company News, Investing, Food & DrinkThe tables are turning in the casual dining industry. Outback Steakhouse is gearing up to go public. Benihana (BNHN) is looking for a way out.

Outback has been public before, thriving during the ea…

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An Insider Shares Mark Zuckerberg’s 6 Secrets for Success

Filed under: People, Facebook, Books, LifestyleFacebook’s initial public offering has focused yet another spotlight on the social networking site and on Mark Zuckerberg, its iconic leader. But beyond the hoopla surrounding the IPO, there’s another, qui…

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