Fed’s Fischer Says Rate Rise Probably Warranted by End-2015

(Bloomberg) — Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said raising interest rates from near zero “likely will be warranted before the end of the year” and subsequent increases probably won’t be uniform or predictable.“A smooth path upward in the federal funds rate will almost certainly not be realized” as the economy will encounter shocks such…

House Hunting in … St. Martin

A FOUR-BEDROOM VILLA IN TERRES BASSES $3.9 MILLION (3.4 MILLION EUROS) This 3,700-square-foot house, known as Mille Fleurs, or Thousand Flowers in French, is set on two and a half walled, rolling acres lush with palms, flamboyant trees, bougainvillea and hibiscus. Situated just above Plum Bay, the villa, which has four bedrooms and four and…

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’: A Track

There are surprise releases and there are accidental releases. The appearance of Kendrick Lamar’s highly anticipated new album, “To Pimp a Butterfly,” on iTunes and Spotify Sunday night — more than a week before its scheduled March 23rd release date — apparently falls in the latter category. The 16-song set has been pulled from iTunes…

Hate investing? Target-date funds are for you

If you watch financial advertising, you know that you should spend your days tracking your portfolio, trading frequently, and, well, tracking your portfolio. Oddly enough, many people find other things that they would rather do in life, such as reading a book, traveling the world, or sorting bolts in the garage. If you’re one of…

The 7 Biggest Content Marketing Blunders (and How to Avoid Them)

You know that content marketing is a cheaper, more efficient way to reach your target audience than traditional advertising is these days. You might even already be blogging, posting to social media and producing helpful buying guides for your prospective customers. But if you’re making these seven content marketing mistakes, you could be missing a…

BlackBerry unveils new mid-market Leap smartphone

(Reuters) – BlackBerry unveiled a new mid-market smartphone on Tuesday dubbed the BlackBerry Leap that is set to replace the Z3 device launched a year ago, in a move to woo buyers in certain emerging markets where BlackBerry still has a fairly large client base. The Waterloo, Ontario-based company said the phone, unveiled at the…

Washington, D.C. – from monuments to meetings

(Reuters) – It’s not all politics and no play in Washington, D.C. For business travelers like WeWork cofounder Miguel McKelvey, the nation’s capital has plenty to offer the professional-on-the-go. McKelvey frequently makes the train trip from New York City to D.C. to visit the company’s two locations, both of which opened in 2014. WeWork provides…