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Week in Review
May 20, 2016 12:00 PM

Investors yanked a net $4.6 billion from hedge funds in March, according to eVestment, marking the fifth month out of six where redemptions exceeded allocations. The March figures brought the first quarter outflow to $14.35 billion, a rare stretch of extended rejection for a multi-trillion dollar hedge fund industry accustomed to growth. Pension funds, university endowments and insurers have increasingly put hedge funds on the chopping block after years of uneven performance and scrutiny about their fees. 

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"Women Need Government Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle"

Dollars and Sense
May 13, 2016 3:00 PM

Patrick Heller interviewed Sarah Skwire, Senior Editor at Liberty Fund in Indianapolis and Poetry Editor for The Freeman, a monthly magazine issued by the Foundation for Economic Education. She had just delivered a speech in conjunction with the Hans and Mary Sennholz Memorial Lecture at James Madison College at Michigan State University titled "Women Need Government Like a Fish Needs A Bicycle." 

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Dollars and Sense May 2, 2016

Dollars and Sense
May 13, 2016 2:30 PM

In this episode of Dollars and Sense Patrick Heller talks to Steve Horowitz, Economics Professor at St. Lawrence University and Sarah Skwire, Senior Editor at Liberty Fund They had recently both delivered speeches at the Hans and Mary Sennholz Memorial Lecture at James Madison College at Michigan State University. 

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The Importance Of Injecting Creativity In Planning For Business Growth

Michigan Business Beat
May 12, 2016 2:41 PM

Elatia Abate, Coach for Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders, Founder of Dream Job Designs speaking about  entrepreneurs and business leaders: the importance of injecting creativity in planning for business growth / success.

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Wall Street Wrap-up - Stocks Up, Corporate Profits Decline, Year of Defaults

Week in Review
May 12, 2016 2:00 PM

U.S. stocks finished higher Friday, rebounding after spending much of the session in the red, as investors grappled with the jobs report and its ramifications for Federal Reserve’s monetary policy. The Dow rose 80 to 17,741, the S&P tacked on 7 to 2,057 and the Nasdaq gained 19 to 4,736.

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A Look Ahead - An End to Laundry? A Promise of Self-Cleaning Fabric!

Week in Review
May 12, 2016 1:00 PM

General Motors and Lyft Inc. within a year will begin testing a fleet of self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric taxis on public roads.

An end to laundry? There is the promise of self-cleaning fabric. Scientists in Australia have discovered a way to rid clothes of stubborn stains by exposing them to sunshine, potentially replacing doing the laundry.

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A Look Ahead - Researchers Unlocking Mysteries Surrounding Migraines

Week in Review
May 4, 2016 2:00 PM

If you’re not already worried about your car being hacked, you really should be, the US government says. Connected cars are becoming “increasingly vulnerable” to cyberattack.

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Wall Street Wrapup - Federal Reserve sent $97.8 B to Treasury Dept.

Week in Review
May 4, 2016 9:25 AM

Stocks fell on Friday as blue-chip tech shares dragged on the market, but the S&P and the Dow clung to April gains to score the second monthly rise in a row. The Dow dropped 57 to close at 17,774, the S&P lost 11 to 2,065 and the Nasdaq was 30 lower at 4,775.

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Fontinalis Partners At MVCA's Annual Townhall

Michigan Business Beat
May 2, 2016 3:00 PM

A townhall, and panel discussion accompanied the release of MVCA’s 2016 Annual Research Report. While on hand for the event at the Madison Building in downtown Detroit, Chris spoke with Chris Thomas, Founder and Partner with Fontinalis Partners, of Detroit which also has an office in Boston. He finds out about Fontinalis Partners which since 2009 has focused on the mobility sector. They have ties to, but are separate and distinct from Ford Motors. This fund looks to leverage the best of old and new in Detroit.
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Renaissance Venture Capital Fund At MVCA's Annual Townhall

Michigan Business Beat
May 2, 2016 1:00 PM

April 19th, Chris and Jeffrey hit the road to Detroit, MI, ending up at the Madison Building for MVCA’s Townhall and 2016 Annual Research Reportrelease and panel discussion. Here Chris speaks with Chris Rizik, CEO and Fund Manager for Renaissance Venture Capital Fund, in Ann Arbor and Detroit, MI. He finds out things are going for them (great), along with the history of the fund. They review the momentum of these venture capital funds. They also discuss the multiple ROIs from the processes.
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