Women and the Confidence Gap

Women and the Confidence Gap

Besides earning less, women have less confidence about their stability

In a poll by the National Women’s Law Center, women were more likely than men to feel that they are falling behind economically. They worry more about their financial future. For many women, the concerns are not unfounded. More than 14 million women live in poverty. More than 17 million have no health insurance. On average, women earn only 77 cents for every dollar paid to men.

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Web Video Ad Spending Set to Grow Worldwide

 Web Video Ad Spending Set to Grow Worldwide

YouTube and NBC Olympic coverage are only part of the online video story. It is a worldwide phenomenon predicted to generate $4.5 billion in 2012, up from $1.2 billion in 2008, according to In-Stat. The research company said the technology’s mainstreaming would drive growth in what was once a plaything mainly for students and young adults.

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Chris Anderson’s Recon-Drone Theory

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 Next gen online revenue streams

Moving beyond the Long Tail, “Wired” editor and author Chris Andersen is now pondering the economics of advertising on micro-sized social networking sites. In keynote remarks at the MediaBistro Circus in New York, he detailed his frustrations with his own micro social site which is about, of all things, reconnaissance drones. Second video after the jump.

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Banks Choking Business Credit

Banks Choking Business Credit

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke would prefer to avoid another emergency

Banks struggling to recover from multibillion-dollar losses on real estate are curtailing loans to American businesses, depriving even healthy companies of money for expansion and hiring.

Two vital forms of credit used by companies — commercial and industrial loans from banks, and short-term “commercial paper” not backed by collateral — collectively dropped almost 3 percent over the last year, to $3.27 trillion from $3.36 trillion, according to Federal Reserve data. That is the largest annual decline since the credit tightening that began with the last recession, in 2001.

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The Curse of the IMF – Higher TB Rates

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There’s more for these protesters to worry about than debt!

The International Monetary Fund could be bad for your health. The organisation loans money to countries with financial problems, and in return requires governments to undertake “structural adjustment” policies aimed at improving their financial management.

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Ten Rules for Bootstrapping Your Business

Ten Rules for Bootstrapping Your Business

When the going gets tough, the tough go bootstrapping

Walk a Mile in These Bootstrapped Shoes.

Much the way nature has evolved, the world of business operates in fluid balance with money serving as its breathable oxygen. And in much the same manner as nature, businesses feed off the less fortunate, using their superior strength to suffocate and feed off of the revenue streams of their daily prey, walking casually away to find their next meal.

Welcome to the startup business playground, where some of the best and brightest talent in this country has been burned at the stake. 

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Recreate The Thrilling Gamble Of Using eBay By Playing The eBay Slot Machine

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Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, MI, has a giant eBay-themed slot machine. Technabob wanted to give it a spin…

By the time I managed to stumble my way over from the buffet line, the eBay slots were so busy that I didn’t even manage to donate my money to them. … From what I could tell, they’re those typical nickel slots with tons of perplexing jagged lines which must match up in order to pay the big bucks. Of course, unlike the real eBay, there’s no guarantee that the highest bidder will win anything.

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Money from Heaven

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 “Who wants free money?”

People in Aberystwyth had an unexpected windfall when a man showered twenty thousand pounds into the air at a pedestrian crossing.


The man was heard to shout: “Who wants free money?” seconds before hurling the cash into the air in Alexandra Road. The incident caused chaos as drivers and pedestrians, some on their hands and knees, picked up the money.


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300mph Maglev Train from Disneyland to Vegas gets Government Funding

300mph Maglev Train from Disneyland to Vegas gets Government Funding

Proposed maglev train

Could a 300mph train from Disneyland to Las Vegas be on the way? A transportation bill just signed into law chips in $45 million to study the idea, which has a maglev (magnetic levitation) train similar to the Shanghai SMT in the picture above making the 260-mile run from fantasyland to sleazetown in just under two hours.

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It Isn’t Easy Being Rich

It Isn’t Easy Being Rich
Oh the pain of being wealthy!

The wealthy don’t generally speak publicly about their finances, in good times or bad. It’s in poor taste, for one, and their employers could fire them for talking even a little. But people who provide services to the wealthy – lawyers, art advisers, personal trainers and hairstylists – say they are getting an earful about their clients’ financial anxieties.

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