Author Archives: Darren Marchal

US Stocks Rise Broadly on Earnings; Amazon Sinks

U.S. stocks rose again Friday, putting the market on track for its best week in almost two years. Amazon plunged after the company reported dismal third-quarter results, but that wasn’t enough to drag the rest of the market down. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 43 points, or 0.3 percent, to 16,719 as…

Inventive small plates at Comedor

Where to Comedor, a chic little hideaway in Newton Centre. What for American-Chilean small plates created by husband-and-wife team Jakob and Fernanda White, both of whom cooked nearby at 51 Lincoln. The scene A Roz Chast New Yorker cartoon come to life. Sophisticates in Warby Parker eyewear and jangly bangles sip water and discuss the Ivy League. Older…

Weak Economic Data Slams Wall Street

FOX Business: Capitalism Lives Here Stocks continued to show sharp declines Wednesday as disappointing economic reports reignited growth worries. Today’s Markets The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) fell 369 points in early trading, the largest intraday drop this year. As of 12:19 p.m. ET, the Dow was down 324 points, or 2%, at 15,990. The…

Venture Capitalists Return to Backing Science Start-Ups

Vestaron makes an eco-friendly pesticide derived from spider venom. Bagaveev uses 3-D printers to make rocket engines for nanosatellites. Transatomic Power is developing a next-generation reactor that runs on nuclear waste. They all have one thing in common: money from Silicon Valley venture capitalists. After years of shying away from science, engineering and clean-technology start-ups,…

How to Capitalize on the History of Your Store

Has your retail business been around for a long time? Whether you’ve been in business 10 or 20 years, or whether you’re helming a family-owned business that’s been around for generations, these days there’s lots of value in marketing your history.Consumers are showing new interest in longtime businesses and brands for several reasons: With the…

Five Reasons Why You Didn’t Get the Job

You met all the requirements for the job, but the employer still didn’t hire you. It sucks. Stop obsessing over why this happened. Instead, check out this article for a list of possible reasons and work on improving your interviewing skills so you’ll make a better impression next time. Your resume was good enough land…

More Than 15 Small Business Funding Resources for You

Most small business owners can identify with the challenges of getting financing for their business or funding for a new product. There’s no short, easy road to funding, most of the time, but these small business funding resources can help. Kabbage Kabbage has to be the most unique small business funding source found recently. They…

RBA Discussing Measures to Cool ‘Unbalanced’ Housing Market

Australia’s central bank said investors are starting to distort the nation’s housing market and is discussing possible measures with other regulators to strengthen lending practices. “The composition of housing and mortgage markets is becoming unbalanced, with new lending to investors being out of proportion to rental housing’s share of the housing stock,” the Reserve Bank…