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College Football's Most Valuable Teams 2014

forbes.com — The Texas Longhorns are still college football's biggest cash cow, but the team's lead on the rest of the field has shrunk this year. Texas is now worth $131 million, down 6% from a $139 million valuation last year. You might expect that struggles on the field have hurt the Longhorns' income, but revenue was actually up year-over-year.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @OBWire: RT @Forbes: The Texas Longhorns are still college football’s biggest cash cow: onforb.es/1x36rm1 pic.twitter.com/Oz8GCBGjxO

Dec 22, 2014

Solid...for a 5-7 team RT @Forbes: See the most valuable college football teams of 2014: onforb.es/1x36izd

Dec 22, 2014

How to pay Harbaugh? According to Forbes today, Michigan is the third-most valuable football program at $117 million forbes.com/sites/chrissmi…

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Drug Price War Takes Pharma Back To The Future

forbes.com — For biotech investors, the news that AbbVie has cut a deal with Express Scripts to sell its new hepatitis C treatment, the Viekira Pak, at a significant and undisclosed discount to its $83,319 seems nothing short of disaster. It means that Gilead Pharmaceuticals will have to compete on price, not [...]
Dec 22, 2014

RT @matthewherper: Drug Price War Takes Pharma Back To The Future onforb.es/1weEaoT $ABBV $GILD $ESRX $REGN $AMGN

Dec 22, 2014

RT @matthewherper: Drug Price War Takes Pharma Back To The Future onforb.es/1weEaoT $ABBV $GILD $ESRX $REGN $AMGN

Dec 22, 2014

RT @matthewherper: Drug Price War Takes Pharma Back To The Future onforb.es/1weEaoT $ABBV $GILD $ESRX $REGN $AMGN

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Big Ocwen Bet Could Burn Hedge Fund Kingstown Capital

forbes.com — Value-oriented hedge fund Kingstown Capital Management may have a problem after the firm rushed headlong into the shares of mortgage servicing giant Ocwen Financial amid the firm's regulatory troubles in 2014.
Dec 22, 2014

. @AntoineGara uncovers some of the fallout from HFs that were heavy into Ocwen $OCN forbes.com/sites/antoineg…

Dec 22, 2014

Big Ocwen Bet Could Burn Hedge Fund Kingstown Capital forbes.com/sites/antoineg… #diversification [my calcs put OCN as 17% of fund's portfolio]

Israel's Bank Leumi Settles U.S. Tax Charges For $400M, Gives Depositor Names

forbes.com — To resolve U.S. tax charges, Israel's Bank Leumi has admitted that it helped over 1,500 U.S. account holders evade taxes. One of the largest banks in Israel, Leumi has offices in New York, Florida, Illinois and California. The settlement is costly, but it represents an important resolution for the bank, concluding difficult issues with the U.S.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @TSESales: Israel's Bank Leumi Settles U.S. Tax Charges For $400M, Gives Depositor Names: Bank Leumi is settlin... onforb.es/1Cy1MKO #Business

Dec 22, 2014

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Dec 22, 2014

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Dec 22, 2014

Israel's Bank Leumi Settles U.S. Tax Charges For $400M, Gives Depositor Names onforb.es/1rdWhPW via @forbes

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The Fastest, Most Powerful Cadillac In History: 200 Miles Per Hour and 640 Horsepower

forbes.com — If there were any doubts that Cadillac should be counted among the most elite high-performance luxury car brands, the new 2016 CTS-V should put them to rest.
Dec 22, 2014

.@joannmuller Drives The 200 Mile-Per-Hour, 640 Horsepower CTS-V, the Most Powerful Cadillac In History onforb.es/1AzPq5h via @forbes

Dec 22, 2014

The Fastest, Most Powerful Cadillac In History: 200 Miles Per Hour and 640 Horsepower onforb.es/1AzPq5h via @forbes

America's Best And Worst Banks 2015

forbes.com — America's Best And Worst Banks 2015 After surviving the global financial crisis that nearly crippled the banking system, the biggest banks have bounced back with strong profits and improved asset quality in recent quarters. U.S. banks and thrifts generated $40.2 billion in net income during the second quarter, a tick behind the record set in the first quarter of 2013.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @Forbes: The 4 biggest US banks have racked up $122.5 billion in crisis & mortgage-related settlements: onforb.es/1x3g4kA

Dec 22, 2014

RT @Forbes: The 4 biggest US banks have racked up $122.5 billion in crisis & mortgage-related settlements: onforb.es/1x3g4kA

Dec 22, 2014

New York's $SNBY Leads @forbes 2015 List of America's Best And Worst Banks onforb.es/1AyPEJZ @kbadenhausen

Boston Investment Company Sues Ecuador Over Bond Default

forbes.com — GMO Trust, the Boston investment company co-founded by prominent investor Jeremy Grantham, has sued the Republic of Ecuador in Manhattan's federal court over the default of Ecuador's foreign bonds in 2008, setting the stage for a second big U.S. court fight between a large U.S. financial firm and a sovereign South American nation.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @nathanvardi: Exclusive: Jeremy Grantham's Investment Company Sues Ecuador Over Bond Default onforb.es/1weMYef via @forbes

Dec 22, 2014

Exclusive: Jeremy Grantham's Investment Company Sues Ecuador Over Bond Default onforb.es/1weMYef via @forbes

College Football's Best And Worst Teams For The Buck 2014

forbes.com — The American Athletic Conference might be a shell of its former Big East glory, but it's still the home of some of the best bargains in college football. In fact, though the conference was something of a punching bag for teams from the so-called power five this year, our two picks for the best bargain college football teams hail from the AAC.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @spudken: @Forbes #CUBuffs the least efficient football programs in the country, spending over $50M on 7 wins in 3 years onforb.es/1HqCO0I” ouch

Dec 22, 2014

#UCF ranked 2nd behind Cincinnati in Forbes best college football teams for your buck in 2014. onforb.es/1JJLhQz

Dec 22, 2014

Go Buffs! Oh, wait...Forbes ranks my alma mater as the worst college-football team per dollar spent. Ouch. ow.ly/GiNAL

Dec 22, 2014

At Just $1.6m Per Victory, Cincinnati Is College Football's Best Team For The Buck. Worst? Colorado onforb.es/1weidGv via @forbes

Google's Nest Close To Partnering With World's Largest Home Security Company ADT

forbes.com — Google's Nest may be partnering with the world's largest home security firm, ADT, in a move that could signal the company's interest in ramping up its presence in home security services, according to a conversation Forbes had with ADT CEO Naren Gursahaney.
Dec 22, 2014

Nest consider partnership with ADT in home security push. Scoop from @aatilley: forbes.com/sites/aarontil…

Dec 22, 2014

Google's Nest is close to partnering with the world's largest home security company, ADT forbes.com/sites/aarontil…

College Football's Most Valuable Teams 2014

forbes.com — Team value: $117 millionRevenue: $91 millionProfit: $65 millionConference: Big TenHead coach: n/aHosting just one more home game than the year before helped Michigan increase team revenue by $10 million year-over-year.
Dec 22, 2014

Even after a 5-7 season, Forbes ranks Michigan as college football's third-most valuable team - via @SportsMoneyBlog forbes.com/pictures/emdm4…

Dec 22, 2014

RT @nickbaumgardner: Most financially valuable programs, per Forbes: 1. Texas, 2. Notre Dame, 3. Michigan forbes.com/pictures/emdm4…

Dec 22, 2014

Most financially valuable programs, per Forbes: 1. Texas, 2. Notre Dame, 3. Michigan forbes.com/pictures/emdm4…

The 10 Best And Worst College Cities And Towns

Dec 22, 2014

I demand a recount! "@Forbes: best college towns in US: 1. Oxford, Ohio 2. State College, PA 3. Chapel Hill, NC onforb.es/1zVPoEO

Dec 22, 2014

RT @Forbes: The best college towns in the US: 1. Oxford, Ohio 2. State College, Pennsylvania 3. Chapel Hill, North Carolina onforb.es/1zVPoEO

Flipkart Founders Almost Billionaires After Raising Indian E-Commerce Stakes

forbes.com — In 2007, Sachin and Binny Bansal worked as engineers for Amazon.com , helping the Seattle-based company build out its operations in their native India. Seven years later, the two Bansals find themselves in the middle of a war with their former employer. And they seem to be winning.
Dec 22, 2014

India e-commerce market will do $3.2B in 2014. Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal invested more than $4.7B this year alone. forbes.com/sites/ryanmac/…

Dec 22, 2014

RT @RMac18: Flipkart's cofounders are almost billionaires following their $700 million raise. Company valued at $11 bil: forbes.com/sites/ryanmac/…

Dec 22, 2014

Flipkart's cofounders are almost billionaires following their $700 million raise. Company valued at $11 bil: forbes.com/sites/ryanmac/…

Holiday Shoppers Spend Less Because They're Smarter, Not Poorer

forbes.com — As a member of the media, I feel compelled to tell you a secret: The press loves to scare you. Negative sells, and facts are not routinely checked. Take, for example, the Dec. 2 Business Insider headline: Black Friday Revealed How Poor Americans Really Are. The story goes on to report: "Black Friday weekend [...]

Bill Erbey Of Embattled Mortgage Giant Ocwen Loses Over $300M In Hours, No Longer Billionaire

forbes.com — William Erbey of Ocwen Financial Corporation is no longer a billionaire after shares in the mortgage servicing giant he founded tumbled as much as 30% on a $150 million settlement the company reached with the New York Department of Financial Services.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @AntoineGara: Bill Erbey Of Embattled Mortgage Giant Ocwen Loses Over $300M In Hours, No Longer Billionaire forbes.com/sites/antoineg…

Dec 22, 2014

Bill Erbey Of Embattled Mortgage Giant Ocwen Loses Over $300M In Hours, No Longer Billionaire forbes.com/sites/antoineg…

The Best And Worst College Football Teams For The Money 2014

forbes.com — Cost per win: $1,847,4233-year football expenses: $59.5 millionConference: Pac-12Head coach: Mark HelfrichOnly three teams - Florida State, Ohio State and Alabama - have won more games than the Ducks over the last three seasons.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @Forbes: Best college football teams for the money in 2014: 1. Cincinnati Bearcats 2. UCF Knights 3. Kansas State Wildcats onforb.es/1x3bhQf

Dec 22, 2014

RT @Forbes: Best college football teams for the money in 2014: 1. Cincinnati Bearcats 2. UCF Knights 3. Kansas State Wildcats onforb.es/1x3bhQf

The Most Powerful Coaches In College Football

forbes.com — Different year, same story: Nick Saban is college football's top power broker. That of course shouldn't surprise anyone familiar with the sport, considering that in late 2013 Saban agreed to yet another contract extension with Alabama, this one raising his salary to an unprecedented $7 million.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @TJMoe28: Gary Pinkel checks in at #5 RT @Forbes: Saban is college football’s top power broker: onforb.es/1zVI8ZK

Dec 22, 2014

Based on $ money analysis, Forbes ranks #Mizzou HC Gary Pinkel as college football's fifth most-powerful: forbes.com/sites/chrissmi…

Dec 22, 2014

RT @TJMoe28: Gary Pinkel checks in at #5 RT @Forbes: Saban is college football’s top power broker: onforb.es/1zVI8ZK

IRS To Sell The Right To Collect Darryl Strawberry's Remaining New York Mets Salary

forbes.com — Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be Darryl Strawberry, minus the athletic ability and cocaine? Well, now you can, and all it will cost you is half-a-million bucks. ESPN's Darren Rovell took a break from tweeting pictures of snack foods and pun-filled faux-headlines long enough to report [...]
Dec 22, 2014

IRS To Sell The Right To Collect Darryl Strawberry's Remaining New York Mets Salary onforb.es/1zYeoeL via @forbes

The Minutes Aren't Dragging Kobe Bryant Down, The Lakers Are

forbes.com — VideoRather than a sitdown or a psychological workup, Laker Coach Byron Scott prescribed a prosaic remedy--rest--after Kobe Bryant, who courted Disaster all his career, won her hand Sunday in Sacramento. Unfortunately for the Lakers, Bryant's minutes aren't what's dragging him down. They are. The problem isn't how much Bryant plays but how [...]
Dec 22, 2014

RT @MarkHeisler: #KobeBryant's minutes aren't dragging him down, the #Lakers are...36, pressing and double-teamed everywhere he goes forbes.com/sites/markheis…

What New York Could Learn From President Obama's Energy Course

forbes.com — The irony of New York State's decision to ban shale gas drilling is going against the grain of the country and by extension, the Obama administration. History, in fact, will credit the president with cutting greenhouse gas emissions that are linked to global warming by replacing coal with natural gas.
Dec 22, 2014

What New York Could Learn From President Obama's Energy Course zite.to/1weh2GQ

Dec 22, 2014

NY Gov Andrew Cuomo Could (and Should) Learn From President Obama's Energy Policies onforb.es/1AybnBS @ken_silverstein via @forbes