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PayPal Philanthropy

PayPal Philanthropy

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted February 21, 2006
Last Friday, I introduced you to the mechanism of micro-finance as a catalyst of the future world economy.

Nigerian Unrest Boosts Oil

Nigerian Unrest Boosts Oil

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted February 20, 2006
Luke Burgess here, writing from the comforts of my couch today as the U.S. market’s are closed for in honor of President’s day

Banking in Bengali

Banking in Bengali

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted February 17, 2006
There’s an unwritten rule in international business: the more dangerous the opportunity, the more enticing and astronomical the rewards could be.

Another Fulcrum

Another Fulcrum

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted February 15, 2006
I remember riding in the front seat of a car in China and noting the nameplates of the cars in front of me, wondering, “Will names like Dongfeng ever roll off the tongues of American consumers?”

Starving for Oil

Starving for Oil

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted February 13, 2006
You already know oil is the lifeblood of modern industrial society. Today almost every human endeavor from transportation, to manufacturing, to electricity, to plastics is inextricably connected to this finite resource

Biotech Epicenter

Biotech Epicenter

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted February 10, 2006
Wizard of Oz jokes get old quick. Having grown up in Kansas City, and on the Kansas side at that, I’ve put up with more than my share of mind-numbingly corny stabs at humor centering on the Sunflower State and its few pop culture reference points.

Shanghai See-Saw

Shanghai See-Saw

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted February 7, 2006
Next to the main road there used to be a restaurant. A small shop where the smells were inviting, the people smiled and the food piled high on the plate before you devoured each delicious bite of tender meat.

How Big Oil Spends Their Bling

How Big Oil Spends Their Bling

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted February 6, 2006
Let’s say you’re a multi-national oil giant. You’re making a lot of money. And we’re not talking Bill Gates money because that’s chump change to major oil companies. We’re talking making more money than the GDP of several nations.

Relativity TV

Relativity TV

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted February 3, 2006
The days of Donna Reed are long since finished. We all know that by now. What is more surprising is television’s modern predilection towards not the studio but the viewer. The history of television is the history of the fourth wall. That is the name given in the industry to the lens, the television set – those things that keep viewers’ senses other than sight and sound from involvement in the show.

On Webs and Meshes

On Webs and Meshes

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted January 31, 2006
You may remember that in my original write-up on AMD, I gave a price target of $39 a share. This was during a period when AMD was trading for around $25 a share.

Natural Gas Crime Spree

Natural Gas Crime Spree

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted January 30, 2006
Natural gas prices have plummeted over the past month-and-a-half on increasing supplies and unusually warm weather. But seasoned Wealth Daily readers know that today’s prices won’t hold for very long.

New Media Profits

New Media Profits

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted January 27, 2006
This week we saw one of the most unremarkable media mergers ever. After losing their respective parent companies a billion dollars over ten years, television networks The WB and UPN decided to merge under the name CW.