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Economic Outlook
September 14, 2010 Posted by
Last Thursday afternoon a natural gas main in a densely populated San Francisco suburb exploded, destroying dozens of homes and creating a fiery mess. Over one hundred homes were damaged, but fewer than 10 people were seriously hurt and only four deaths have been reported as of this writing.
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Life Science; Venture Capital
September 03, 2010 Posted by

Have you wondered how many really good life science M&A exits happen every year? Are the big guys even buying? Do these exits actually provide returns that materially affect the venture funds that are investing?

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FX Outlook; Europe
September 03, 2010 Posted by
The Bank of England's (BOE) powerbase is expected to expand to the highest level in its 316-year history, as the UK's first coalition government since World War II works through the details of an emergency budget focused on cutting government spending to reduce its deficit from 11 percent of GDP down to 2.1 percent by 2015.
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Startups
September 03, 2010 Posted by
If you turn on almost any news channel, you’ll hear a consistent theme coming from Washington policymakers — jobs, jobs, and more jobs. People in D.C. recognize how vital job creation is to our future. And by and large they understand that small, growing companies are the engine for job creation.
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Economic Outlook
September 03, 2010 Posted by
Recently, I had an email exchange with a long-time friend and bond broker with whom I've done business for more than 15 years. Our topic of conversation was the potential for the SEC to enforce a fiduciary duty on his industry.
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Cleantech
September 02, 2010 Posted by
Controversy, consternation, and skepticism always swirl around Cleantech and policy, highlighted most recently by the disappointing COP 15 climate meeting in Copenhagen in December. There was plenty of debate but little in the way of real direction. Despite that, however, it’s instructive to reflect on progress in the last several years.
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Cleantech
September 02, 2010 Posted by
According to a recent report by Pew Charitable Trusts¹, China invested almost $35 billion in clean energy in 2009, just about double the U.S. total of $18.6 billion. Remarkably, China’s total in 2004 was just $2.5 billion.
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Cleantech
September 02, 2010 Posted by
There have been a number of companies to enter or approach registration; however, for the most part, just one in each key vertical.
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