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Best Islamic Organizations to Follow on Pinterest

1.) The Islamic Relief USA
The Islamic Relief USA Pinterest profile has a variety of boards about ending suffering, illiteracy, hunger, and diseases for the people of the world. Islamic Relief has been active in helping those in need for the last 25 years

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Polystyrene Foam Recycling is A Step in the Right Direction

By discussing a possible statewide Idaho foam ban, we would be asking business owners to spend significantly more money on replacement products

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Expansions in Oil Drilling Make U.S. Less Dependent on Mideast

The deal calls for Cunningham Energy working in conjunction with BE Resources to acquire leases in oil fields in Green Creek, Rock Creek and Stringtown, all within West Virginia’s Smithfield District. The oil field leases will cover over 425 acres with the potential for more

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Google Employs Fewer Women than Competitors

From Businessweek: Google has finally acknowledged its diversity problem. Laszlo Block, the company’s senior vice president for people operations, reversed the company’s reluctance to reveal the number of women and minorities in its workforce. The statistics disclosed on Wednesday show that 30 percent of Google workers are women and 39 percent are racial or ethnic minorities. The [&hellip

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Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770: Famous Alums

New York City real estate titan Andrew Farkas is one of the biggest donors to the Hasty Pudding Institute.  Farkas is a proud graduate of the class of 1982, and is the CEO of Island Capital Group.  He is highly successful and was recently named number 16 on the New York Observer’s list of “100 Most Powerful People in Commercial Real Estate.”

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Millennials are Investing Conservatively

What the Millennials are actually doing is removing themselves from the economy in any meaningful way. Instead of buying durable goods such as washer, dryers or refrigerator, these Millennials are spending longer time at home with their parents and not buying or even renting their own homes until much later than their preceding generation

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Investing in a New Business

While many people turn to banks for funding, you can also get the financial aid from larger investment firms like Advantage Capital. Large investment firms often look for new, promising businesses to invest in

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Hedge Funds and their Benefit, Explained

Hedge funds have an investment manager who earns a profit based upon a private placement memo (PPM) that investors enter into. Investment managers work for firms like Gregg Hymowitz of EnTrust Capital, which oversee hedge fund investments. The PPM often pays investment managers based on a percentage that the hedge fund manages as well as an incentive for earning above a certain threshold (known as a carried interest). The performance of a hedge fund can vary widely based upon the quality of the hedge fund management as well as the timing of the entry into an investment by a hedge fund

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Investors and their Customers

Movies like “Boiler Room” and “Wall Street” give investors like Alain Kodsi and the stock market itself a bad name. The majority of investors provide a vital service to their customers, and why not. Happy customers are repeat customers and they are the best form of advertising for brokers. Notable Stock Brokers Throughout the decades [&hellip

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Could Bloomberg’s Proposed Foam Ban Do More Harm than Good?

If approved, New York City would join several other cities and states interested in prohibiting the use of polystyrene by introducing legislation similar to the California Foam Ban. A ban on polystyrene foam would have substantial and negative impacts on businesses. Additionally, it would make little difference to the amount of waste in the environment

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