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March 11, 2013
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How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
Rather than focus on what you can afford to pull out of the business to cover your living expenses, you need to focus on how much you need to earn at your business in order to afford the lifestyle you want to have. This is where the Personal Earnings Goal, or PEG, comes into play. Learn how to calculate your PEG and find out how much you really need to make.

  Capital Markets 
  • "Stress test" results differ from market indicators
    The Federal Reserve's most recent "stress test" indicates that Citigroup is safer than JPMorgan Chase. The result contrasts with credit ratings and prices for credit default swaps, which indicate JPMorgan is safer, and has some analysts questioning whether the test can accurately measure the safety of the biggest banks. "At the end of the day, there is a legitimate question about the ability of regulators to fully evaluate $2 trillion institutions because of the complexity and exposures they have," said Fred Cannon of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. Reuters (3/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  Investment News 
  • Singapore Press Holdings eyes REIT
    Singapore Press Holdings Ltd., which owns the Paragon retail center in Singapore, is considering forming a REIT. Its stock rose in response to the news. "Setting up a REIT makes sense for Singapore Press Holdings as they can monetize their assets," says Pearlyn Wong, an analyst with Bank Julius Baer & Co. Bloomberg (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
Click here to access the report.

  Real Estate Marketplace 
  • U.S. Bank Tower trading for $367.5M
    Singapore's Overseas Union Enterprise is acquiring the 72-story Los Angeles U.S. Bank Tower and other related properties for $367.5 million. The 1.4 million-square-foot tower is about 56.3% occupied. MPG Office Trust is the seller. The Wall Street Journal (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Kimco buys Conn. mixed-use project for $42M
    Kimco Realty has acquired a 187,000-square-foot retail/office property in Wilton, Conn., for $42 million. The mixed-use development, called Wilton Executive Campus, is next door to a 97,000-square-foot retail center that the REIT bought six months ago for $39.7 million. The Advocate (Stamford, Conn.) (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Number of hotel deals is expected to increase in 2013
    The number of hotel transactions in Europe was down 21% in 2012 versus 2011, but the number of deals is expected to rise this year thanks to better financing opportunities. "There are early signs that this will be the strongest hotel-transaction year since before the crisis," said Frits van Paasschen, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide CEO and president. Reuters (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How SDN Makes Campus Networks Better
When should agencies adopt SDN? IDC reports that SDN provides immediate benefits for government campus networks, including modernized IT infrastructures that are more agile, cost-effective, and collaborative.
Read this new IDC paper to learn more.

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