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Russia Puts S-400 Missile Systems On Combat Duty

Russia has put a number of its S-400 Triumph air defense missile systems on trial combat duty at the north-western border of Russia, according to spokesman for the Western Military District. “Several S-400 Triumph long-range air defense missile systems have […]

Bringing DC Plan Participant Personas Into Focus

Bringing DC Plan Participant Personas Into Focus

Bringing DC Plan Participant Personas Into Focus by Richard Davies, AllianceBernstein Investment knowledge and engagement levels are declining among many defined contribution (DC) plan participants. But more targeted outreach may help connect different “investor personas” to the guidance and confidence […]

Why Is It Illegal To Sell Oil Overseas?

Why Is It Illegal To Sell Oil Overseas?

Why Is It Illegal To Sell Oil Overseas? by Nile Gardiner, Foundation For Economic Education The US export ban is a relic The U.S. House of Representatives voted to lift the 40 year-long ban on crude oil exports last month. […]

Australia Alliance Could Help U.S. Counter China

As is the case with many other Middle power countries in the Asia-Pacific region, Australia stands to be severely affected if China’s meteoric rise to power is allowed to continue unchecked. Like most Asia-Pacific states, Australia has extensive economic and […]

Are We Facing the End of Cash?

Are We Facing the End of Cash?

Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot about the “death of cash.” I’ve still got some change in my pocket … but who knows for how long? To paraphrase Mark Twain … no matter how exaggerated reports of cash’s death may […]

Optimism, Attribution And Corporate Investment Policy

Optimism, Attribution And Corporate Investment Policy

It’s Not Optimism When You Know You’re Right: Optimism, Attribution And Corporate Investment Policy Richard Walton Arizona State University (ASU) – Finance Department September 15, 2015 Abstract: CEOs whose observed personal option-holding patterns are not consistent with theoretical predictions are […]

Apple: Tracing iPhone Purchases By User

Apple: Tracing iPhone Purchases By User

The debate about whether Apple relies too much on revenue from the iPhone seems to have dissipated, and Wall Street is running full speed ahead on estimates for growth. But just where exactly do Apple’s iPhone buyers come from? Of […]