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U.S. posts 2.6% GDP growth for Q4


  • Reuters

Gross domestic product climbed an annualized 2.6% in the fourth quarter, after a 5% increase in Q3, according to the Commerce Department. Economists think the slowdown will be short-lived because fund… Read More

Surburban apartment development gains appeal



The multifamily industry is beginning to see opportunities in suburban development, with AvalonBay stating its suburban investment strategy last fall and beginning construction on three such projects … Read More

European derivatives trades could face credit-risk checks


  • FOW magazine online (subscription required)

Proposals included in the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive would require pre-trade credit-risk checks for derivatives to ensure clearing. The move would mean that trades could be del… Read More

Should Silicon Valley aspire to change the world?


  • MIT Technology Review online

Michael Malone explores a long-standing issue in Silicon Valley: whether it is "devoting far too many resources to easy opportunities in mobile apps and social media at the expense of attacking bigger… Read More

Senate committee plans to craft measure on sharing of cybersecurity info


  • CSO
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The development of a bill governing how cybersecurity information is shared among companies and the government is a key goal for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, lawmak… Read More

FTC cracks down on car-title lenders


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The Federal Trade Commission reportedly is expected to announce today a settlement with two companies offering car-title loans that misled borrowers by not disclosing all the terms, sources said. Read More