Category Archives: Insights

What Corporate Venture Investors are Talking About

More than 1,000 companies now have corporate venture arms, according to GCV Analytics, a nearly 80% increase over 2011, and that number continues to grow. More than 250 of these companies sent people to a conference in Sonoma, Calif., this

Venture capital: It’s not all gloom and doom in 2016

2015 will go down in start-up history as one of the most active, colorful, and well deserving of its own Hollywood movie starring unicorns dancing in the cloud surrounded by bubbles with lots of gold at the end of the

Check on metals at the close

CNBC’s Melissa Lee reports on the impact of a stronger dollar on the metals.

The Global Skills Gap Widens as U.S. Students Struggle

The weekly journal Science features on its new cover a Babylonian tablet that calculates Jupiter’s movement through the sky. The archeological find pushes the discovery of a rudimentary calculus back at least 1,400 years, from 14th century Europe.  Advisers to Babylonian kings were recording two facts—the passage

How Does Your Work-Life Balance Compare With These High-Achievers?

“Close to 60. I’ve always believed that a good lawyer is available and a great lawyer is always available. Happily, I don’t need much sleep, and I still find time for a personal trainer, guitar lessons, and playtime with my

The Best Law Schools Are Attracting Fewer Students

In 2010, Sarah Zearfoss, director of admissions at the University of Michigan’s law school, got a tip from an employee that she simply could not ignore. It was just two years after the housing crisis, and Zearfoss and her staff were concerned about

Oil rises, pares losses in January on hopes for production deal

Oil prices rose on Friday, rebounding more than 25 percent from 12-year lows hit last week and cutting losses for the month, on prospects of a deal between major exporters to cut production and curb one of the biggest supply

El-Erian says countries weakening currencies in fight for global growth

Mohamed El-Erian, the chief economic advisor at Allianz, said on Friday the Bank of Japan’s shocking move to take one of its main interest rates into negative territory underscored the country’s hope to weaken the yen to re-inflate its economy.

Crude Oil Climbs From 12-Year Low as Investors Search for Bottom

Oil rose from its lowest close in more than 12 years as investors tried to pick a bottom after government inventory data. Futures rose 4.2 percent in New York. U.S. supplies climbed 3.98 million barrels last week, the Energy Information Administration said

Earnings, jobs, central bankers will drive stocks in week ahead

Stocks enter the coming week on a steadier footing, with lots of economic data and earnings that could help determine whether the economy is slowing or not. Friday’s January jobs report is the highlight of the economic calendar, which also