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Buying Derelict Detroit: Mystery Bidder Wants 6,000 Foreclosed Homes

businessweek.com — Real Estate Photographs by Wayne County Treasurer's Office Three million dollars can barely buy a new townhouse in Brooklyn these days, but it could be enough to purchase a bundle of more than 6,000 foreclosures up for auction in Detroit.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @drewharwell: Someone just offered $3 million to buy 6,000 of Detroit's most rundown homes, and we don't know who it is. @KYWeise businessweek.com/articles/2014-…

Oct 24, 2014

Someone just offered $3 million to buy 6,000 of Detroit's most rundown homes, and we don't know who it is. @KYWeise businessweek.com/articles/2014-…

Oct 24, 2014

A Mystery Bidder Offers $3 Million for 6,000 of Detroit's Worst Homes buswk.co/1vXNjqa via @BW

Oct 24, 2014

A Mystery Bidder Offers $3 Million for 6,000 of Detroit's Worst Homes buswk.co/1vXNjqa via @BW by @KYWeise

Oct 24, 2014

Nothing like a mystery that has a connection to #CLE housing. ow.ly/Dh3Em

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ECB Set to Fail 25 Lenders in Bank Review, Draft Document Shows

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News Twenty-five lenders in the European Central Bank's euro-area bank health check are set to fail the regulator's Comprehensive Assessment, according to a draft communique of the final results, seen by Bloomberg News. One-hundred-and-five banks are shown passing the review, according to the draft statement.
Oct 24, 2014

Scoop- ECB Set to Fail 25 Lenders in Bank Review, Draft Document Shows: buswk.co/1t8r2F3

Oct 24, 2014

ECB Set to Fail 25 Lenders in Bank Review, Draft Document Shows buswk.co/1vYsKtF via @BW

Oct 24, 2014

ECB Set to Fail 25 Lenders in Bank Review, Draft Document Shows - buswk.co/1vYsKtF

Murder Hits Monaco's Pastor Real Estate Empire

businessweek.com — Photograph by Dare/BestImage On the evening of May 6, a man carrying a shotgun approached a black Lancia Voyager pulling out of a hospital parking lot in Nice, France. Raising the weapon, he fired through the front passenger window and hit a woman in the chest, neck, and jaw.

Ebola in New York City: Five Things to Watch

businessweek.com — Photograph by Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg A doctor who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the disease in New York City on Thursday night and is being isolated at Bellevue Hospital. The diagnosis of Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, marks the second uncontrolled Ebola case imported to the U.S.

Ukraine's Second City, Kharkiv, Eludes Rebel Hands

businessweek.com — Photograph by Igor Chekachkov/AP Photo Located in a Stalin-era building, the office of Ihor Baluta, governor of the Kharkiv region, overlooks the 30-acre Freedom Square-one of the biggest in Europe and the center of Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest metropolis with a population of 1.5 million.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @leonidragozin: Why Kharkov People's Republic never happened. My report from Ukraine's second largest city. Now with correct link! businessweek.com/articles/2014-…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @ChristopherJM: Nice piece by @leonidragozin about how #Kharkiv eluded separatist hands. Spoiler: decisive action early on. buswk.co/1z1V6pk via @BW

Oct 24, 2014

Nice piece by @leonidragozin about how #Kharkiv eluded separatist hands. Spoiler: decisive action early on. buswk.co/1z1V6pk via @BW

Oil: Saudi Arabia's Risky Price Play

businessweek.com — Global Economics Photograph by Mohamed Al Hwaity/Reuters; Barrel: Alamy With the U.S. on track to become the world's largest oil producer by next year, it's become popular in Washington and on Wall Street to call America the new Saudi Arabia. Yet the real Saudi Arabia hasn't relinquished its role as the producer with the most influence over oil prices.

Raise Pay for Home-Care Aides? Disability-Rights Groups Say No Way

businessweek.com — Compensation Republicans crowed in early October when the Department of Labor said it planned to hold off enforcing a new regulation requiring home-care workers who look after elderly and disabled people to be paid minimum wage, overtime, and travel time.
Oct 24, 2014

My story from the new @BW: Rule extending overtime to home care aides draws fire from disability rights groups businessweek.com/articles/2014-… #1u

Wisniewski Introduces Bill to Improve Port Authority Governance

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News The head of a panel investigating politically motivated traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge wants to scale back control that New Jersey and New York governors have over the agency running the span.
Oct 23, 2014

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Oct 23, 2014

Wisniewski Introduces Bill to Improve Port Authority Governance - Businessweek via @BW buswk.co/1vUZ6p5

Oct 23, 2014

Wisniewski Introduces Bill to Improve Port Authority Governance - Businessweek via @BW buswk.co/1vUZ6p5 @tdopp

Amazon Employees, Not Investors, Will Have to Pressure Jeff Bezos to Slow Down

businessweek.com — Technology Thursday's quarterly earnings report from Amazon spooked Wall Street. The 95 cents per share loss for the third quarter was worse than even the 74 cents loss analysts had expected. Revenue came in at $20.58 billion, a 20 percent jump from the same quarter a year ago and well ahead of the overall e-commerce growth rate of 15.7 percent.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @BradStone: Amazon Employees, Not Investors, Will Have to Pressure Jeff Bezos to Slow Down buswk.co/1tmSRt4 via @BW

Oct 23, 2014

RT @BradStone: Amazon Employees, Not Investors, Will Have to Pressure Jeff Bezos to Slow Down buswk.co/1tmSRt4 via @BW

Oct 23, 2014

Amazon Employees, Not Investors, Will Have to Pressure Jeff Bezos to Slow Down buswk.co/1tmSRt4 via @BW

Ukraine Leader Set to Cement Power as War Sways Election

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News Russian President Vladimir Putin's land grab in Crimea and support for an insurgency in his neighbor's east are poised to help Ukraine's pro-European leader tighten his hold on power at this weekend's election. Backing for Petro Poroshenko's party and the Popular Front of his Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk tops 40 percent before the Oct.

Glasenberg’s Iron Barbs Losing Sting Amid Coal Expansion

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News Ivan Glasenberg, the billionaire chief executive officer of Glencore Plc (GLEN), has argued his two biggest rivals have got it wrong by feeding a global glut of iron ore. The world's largest producers, including BHP Billiton Ltd.
Oct 24, 2014

Glencore's Glasenberg critical of BHP/Rio for creating iron ore glut yet he's putting more coal into oversupplied mkt ow.ly/DgtbO

‘Fearbola’ Spreads as Virus Disrupts Flights, Classes

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News Three African journalists won't be studying the U.S. First Amendment this month. A Nebraska child was disinvited from a friend's birthday party. A diabetic woman sent a shiver through the Pentagon after she got ill in a nearby parking lot. After the first person in the U.S.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @virginiahughes: “The panic involved is an extreme reaction, and is far more damaging.” FEARBOLA strikes h/t @marynmck businessweek.com/news/2014-10-2…

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AMC Networks Said to Discuss BBC America Stake

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News , the cable programmer controlled by the Dolan family, is in talks to acquire almost 50 percent of BBC America, BBC Worldwide's U.S. channel, people with knowledge of the matter said. BBC Worldwide is the commercial arm of the British Broadcasting Corp., the government-backed U.K. broadcaster.

Basketball Star Who Went Bankrupt Wishes He'd Gotten an MBA

businessweek.com — Photograph by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images Former Boston Celtics player Antoine Walker was just 19 years old in 1996, when he was drafted by the NBA. Flashy endorsements and multimillion-dollar contracts followed. He'd "never have to worry about money again in his life," then Celtics coach Rick Pitino said when Walker inked a $71 million deal with the team a few years later.
Oct 23, 2014

After declaring bankruptcy, former NBA star Antoine Walker says an MBA would have helped him manage his $ buswk.co/1pELQ1P #WhyMBA

Oct 23, 2014

Basketball Star Who Went Bankrupt Wishes He'd Gotten an MBA buswk.co/1pELQ1P via @BW

Oct 23, 2014

RT @FrancescaToday: #WhyMBA: Antoine Walker, former NBA star who went bankrupt, says an MBA would have helped him manage his career. buswk.co/1pFuZvQ

Oct 23, 2014

#WhyMBA: Antoine Walker, former NBA star who went bankrupt, says an MBA would have helped him manage his career. buswk.co/1pFuZvQ

Cold War Banker to Putin Billionaires Walks Sanction Wire

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News When he's not cruising the streets of Austria in his gray Tesla Model S, Andrey Akimov can often be found behind a desk on the seventh floor of a nondescript office building just across the Moskva River from the Kremlin.
Oct 24, 2014

Cold War Banker to Putin Billionaires Walks Sanction Wire - Businessweek via @BW buswk.co/1vUCoxj

Oct 24, 2014

Really good piece on Gazprombank and its secretive CEO Andrei Akimov from @BloombergNews businessweek.com/news/2014-10-2…

HBO Is About to Get Closer to Its Customers, for Better and Worse

businessweek.com — Streaming TV Photograph by Christopher T. Saunders/HBO HBO is a premium product that people love, delivered to them by companies they hate. In the cable-TV network's four-decade history, it has rarely had direct dealings with its customers. Now, that could all change.

Has Putin Already Won in Ukraine? Sure Looks That Way

businessweek.com — Photograph by Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images Vladimir Putin has won in Ukraine. The only question now is what he wants next. That's the sobering conclusion of some veteran Kremlin-watchers who say the Russian president has already achieved his goal of crippling Ukraine while consolidating his power in Moscow. Among those speaking out: George Soros.

Six Ways to Free Up Land and Make Housing More Affordable

businessweek.com — Photograph by Jabin Botsford/The New York Times via Redux Perfectly good lots aren't being developed for homes, even though hundreds of millions of people worldwide live in homes that are unsafe, inadequate, or barely affordable, says a new report by McKinsey Global Institute.

Why Leadership Programs for Women Don't Work

businessweek.com — A quick Web search will net plenty of executive education programs targeted at women. My advice: Proceed with extreme caution. More women are getting top spots in organizations, and programs that bring women up to speed quickly could help those women. But I am wary of promises around curricula developed especially for women.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @BWbschools: Why you shouldn't believe the hype about leadership programs for women: buswk.co/1tlbGNq