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If you're a big fan of college basketball, think twice -- even thrice -- before making any changes to your portfolio over the next couple of weeks. Why? Because today marks the opening game of March Madness, and during tournaments as popular as this one you are especially prone to act irrationally when your favorite sports team loses. And I don't just mean doing something foolish in your local sports bar. When your favorite team loses, believe it or not, you're also likely to do something foolish in your portfolio, too. That at least is the conclusion reached by a rigorous academic study that appeared in the ...
which helped India to gain independence, and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. Gandhi is often referred to as Mahatma Gandhi (; Sanskrit : महात्मा mahātmā or "Great Soul", an honorific first applied to him by Rabindranath Tagore ), and in India also as Bapu (, bāpu or "Father"). He is officially honoured in India as the Father of the Nation ; his birthday, 2 October, is commemorated there as Gandhi Jayanti , a national holiday , and worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence . Gandhi first employed civil disobedience while an expatriate lawyer in South Africa, during ...
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All eyes are on Japan these days. Animation, fashion and food trends. We are beginning to see a new wave of Japanese style fashion infiltrating the US consciousness. High profile artists such as Gwen Stefani are showing a decidedly Harajuku look, and the up coming release of the Memoirs of a Geisha movie is sure to spark a deep interest in Geisha and Japan inspired fashions. Gaijin Geisha offers an ever changing collection of hand made tsumami kanzashi. Traditional hair pins worn by the Geisha in Japan. One of the few places to sell these hair ornaments outside of Japan, and one of even fewer to make them. A fan of Anthony ... market research, surveys and trends
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This book is a great book for beginning investors. Nearly every book I’ve read on the subject has been dry and boring, and I’d tend to retain little knowledge as I trudged my way through. Michael Sincere does an amazing job of covering a large amount of information in a format that’s easy to read and understand. Most books on stocks I’ve read are heavily biased towards fundamental or technical analysis, and do very little to explain both. This book covers both fundamental and technical analysis, and gives the pros and cons of each, suggesting that using both is best, and leaves it to the reader to ... market research, surveys and trends

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Federal officials have fined Texas $3.96 million for errors in issuing food stamp benefits, according to a letter to House Speaker Joe Straus. The penalty is for a high rate of overpayments or underpayments two years in a row, said the letter from U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Kevin Concannon. Among the four states hit with penalties, Texas was fined the most. Also fined were Indiana ($1.2 million), Maryland ($742,238) and Iowa ($205,730), federal officials said. Texas plans to appeal, said Geoff Wool, a spokesman for the state Health and Human Services Commission. He said the commission learned of the fine on ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Free Money Finance: The First Million is the Hardest Million to Make
Why does the 1st million seem so difficult to make? It’s the principle of compound interest that makes the 1st million the hardest million that you will ever earn. Here are a few examples. If you started with $100,000 and would like it to grow to $1,000,000 than you would need a 900% return on your money. ($100,000 + $900,000) = $1,000,000 If you started with $10,000 and would like it to grow to $1,000,000 than you would need a 9,900% return on your money. ($10,000 + $990,000) = $1,000,000 If you started with $1,000 and would like it to grow to $1,000,000 than you would need a 99,900% return on your money. ($1,000 + $999,000) = ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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With the U.S. economy on life support lending from the central banks of China and Japan and the White House backtracking on open markets in textiles, steel, and agriculture while proving unable to conclude new free trade deals, it’s time for American economists, CEOs, and political leaders to fess up. In its current form and mode of operation, globalization is ultimately unsustainable and is presently undermining long term U.S. welfare and power. As usually presented in the press and quantified in economic models, globalization presumes a world of private enterprises engaging in free trade through open markets under ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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1994, Why Do Nasdaq Market Makers Avoid Odd-Eighth. Quotes? .... March 1973 to November 1981, in Exchange Rate and Trade Instability, Causes, ... Mackay, C., 1852, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, ..... Fund Performance and Investment Style, Working paper, SSRN. ...
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I'd like to transcode the commentary tracks of some DVD's for iPod listening, preferably on a mac. I think I have it narrowed down to some obscure VLC commands. Not really knowing where else it would be appropriate to ask this, but does anyone else think that the years and events since the turn of the century (2000) have been particularly trying, difficult, and full of tragedy? Especially in light of this weeks most recent disasters. Odd spot. A couple weeks ago I discovered a pink patch about 2 inches long by 1 inch wide on the top of my left breast. Being a city person, I am curious about why so many barns on the ...