Category Archives: Business

Size doesn’t matter; age does

John Haltiwanger, Ron S. Jarmin, and Javier Miranda, “Who Creates Jobs? Small versus Large versus Young”, The Review of Economics and Statistics, May 2013, Vol. 95, No. 2, Pages 347-361. Abstract The view that small businesses create the most jobs remains appealing … Continue reading

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The top 15 cities for tech startups

From Infoworld: The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) list measures overall venture capital investment in each respective market to compile its data.

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Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa

Dr. Michael Duffy of Iowa State University publishes them online.  Next time I attempt working out the economics of alternative fuels, I should start there…

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Institutional Investor on high-frequency trading

From Institutional Investor: Inside the Machine: A Journey into the World of High-Frequency Trading 10 Jun 2010 Michael Peltz An editor’s journey into the world of high-speed trading and proprietary algorithms that make or break markets. At 2:45p.m. on Thursday, … Continue reading

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Smart Grid in China

From Institutional Investor: Investors Want to Plug Into China’s Smart-Grid Market 01 Apr 2010 Xiang Ji Beijing’s massive conversion to a smart power grid could just one-up the rest of the world. Savvy entrepreneurs and investors are looking to get … Continue reading

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Corporate bonds boom in China

From Business Week: In China, a Burst of Corporate Bonds Thanks to streamlined regulations, more companies are issuing debt cheaply and fast By Frederik Balfour Hong Kong – Here’s a little-known fact: Chinese companies now issue more corporate debt than … Continue reading

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B of A recaps at market

From Institutional Investor: At the Market Deal for Bank of America 03 Jun 2009 Steve Rosenbush BofA issues stock to withstand market volatility. Raising $33.9 billion in capital is no mean feat for a bank, especially given the violent mood … Continue reading

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Solar panels get cheaper

From Business Week: Solar Panels Get Cheaper With Congress considering both a cap on carbon dioxide emissions and renewable energy requirements for power companies, utilities are trying to figure out how they’ll produce clean energy. One increasingly viable option: solar … Continue reading

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Bonds for Microsoft

From Business Week: Bonds for Microsoft Cash is king these days—so much so that even debt haters are willing to take out loans to get more of it. On May 12, Microsoft sold bonds for the first time in its … Continue reading

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An ethanol glut?

From Business Week: Lobbying for a Better Blend The ethanol industry is about to hit a wall—the “blend wall.” U.S. biofuel factories now have the capacity to make about 12 billion gallons of ethanol a year, and the U.S. market … Continue reading

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