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November 5, 2012
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  • Commentary: President must repair Washington-Wall Street rift
    Columnist William Cohan writes that no matter who wins the presidential election this week, one of the first things he must do is resolve the rift between Washington, D.C., and Wall Street. "Plenty of Americans may feel that the antagonism between the two is useful -- and lord knows there have been times in recent history when the relationship between the power centers in Washington and New York City has been unbearably cozy," Cohan writes. "Yet the truth is that America functions best when Wall Street and Washington have a symbiotic -- rather than adversarial -- relationship." Bloomberg (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
5 Cures for Business Growing Pains
A growing business is a successful business, but it comes with its own set of complications. Growing pains can arise from new employees, added roles and responsibilities, and a premium on office space. Read this informative e-book for five practical tips to managing your growing office space.
  Industry Update 
  • Investors pile money back into U.S. equities
    U.S. stock funds pulled in $1.06 billion in the week that ended Wednesday. It marked the first time since mid-September -- when the Federal Reserve said it would buy mortgage-backed securities -- that money going in exceeded money coming out. The inflow came partly from money market funds, which recorded $28.4 billion in outflow, the most since June. Reuters (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Pay makes modest recovery on Wall Street, analysis finds
    Pay is set to rise moderately on Wall Street this year but bonuses will be smaller and more tightly tied to long-term performance than in the past, according to the latest analysis of compensation in the financial sector. Cash and stock awards, commonly called incentive pay, will range from flat to increases of up to 10%, according to a forecast by the consulting firm Johnson Associates. The Wall Street Journal (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • FINRA extends arbitration system to RIAs
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority announced late last week that its arbitration process was available to registered investment advisers, even though the watchdog does not officially keep an eye on the approximately 28,000 RIAs in the country. The rub is that FINRA is interested in becoming the self-regulatory organization for RIAs, though it says the arbitration move and the SRO hopes are unrelated. Reuters (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  New York Focus 
  Career Development 
  • 7 steps to leading past your fears
    It might be impossible not to feel scared sometimes, but leaders must work through that to keep team members brave and on track, Kevin Eikenberry writes. Among the seven steps he advises taking: "Acknowledge the team's emotions. If the team is scared, let them know it is OK; and be genuine with them about your feelings too." (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  On The Economy 
  • Factory orders in U.S. gain 4.8%
    Orders for manufactured goods in the U.S. rose 4.8% in September, largely because of increased demand for commercial aircraft. September's increase in factory orders marks almost a complete recovery from the previous month's downturn. MarketWatch (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Financial Products 
  • BlackRock adds 7 ETFs for iShares 529 Plan
    BlackRock made seven exchange-traded funds available for the iShares 529 Plan for college savings. The portfolios are the Barclays 1-3 Year Credit, the MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility, the MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility, the MSCI ACWI ex US, the iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond, the iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond and the High Dividend Equity. (11/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible."
--George Orwell,
British novelist and journalist

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