cnbc.com — Miodrag Gajic | E+ | Getty Images During her 12 years at Smith Barney, investment advisor Dorie Fain always felt it could do more to attract and serve female clients. "It was all about closing the sale," she said. "But I couldn't sell something to someone unless I understood their life circumstances."
cnbc.com — Robyn Beck | AFP | Getty Images The most prominent board on Cathy Curtis' Pinterest page isn't the "women and money" one, which features pictures and posts that link back to her financial planning website. Instead, the majority of her pins are typical of what you see on the scrapbooking social network.
money.cnn.com — A proposal to expand background checks failed in Washington, but several entrepreneurs say they have a different answer to curbing gun violence. They're using technology to create guns that only fire in the right hands. These so-called smart guns can recognize a watch, a ring or even just a grip.
venturebeat.com — Tumblr is a great platform for "curating" blogs of sad desk lunches, but it hasn't exactly blown anyone away, profit-wise. To help fix that not-at-all-insignificant problem, Tumblr is launching its new mobile ad platform, which will allow brands to advertise their wares from within Tumblr's mobile apps.
surfermag.com — The Santa Cruz legend on winning the 2013 Mavericks Invitational Peter Mel is synonymous with Mavericks. For years he has been a standout during every game-changing session over the ominous boil, and yet somehow a competitive victory has eluded him there-until today.
sfgate.com — The decision will be in the hands of a five-man committee consisting of Mavericks pioneer Jeff Clark, head judge Gary Linden, retired Mavericks competitor Flea Virostko, forecaster Mark Sponsler and competitor Shawn Dollar, representing the 24-man field.
washingtonpost.com — "Some of the things that are happening in Las Vegas... are remarkable," said Case, chief executive of Washington-based Revolution LLC and chairman of Startup America . Case outlined his predictions during a media call on Monday, forecasting what he calls the imminent "Rise of the Rest" - an emergence of entrepreneurial hubs in cities and regions across the country not traditionally known for producing promising, fast-growing businesses.
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