Economy

Microsoft, Salesforce Talks Fizzled Over Price, Sources Say

  Microsoft (MSFT) and Salesforce.com (CRM) had significant talks earlier this spring about a purchase of Salesforce by Microsoft, according to a number of people familiar with the situation. While the two sides failed to reach a deal and haven’t re-engaged, the talks advanced to a level of detail that indicates they were serious. Ultimately,Continue Reading “Microsoft, Salesforce Talks Fizzled Over Price, Sources Say”

Economy

How to Embrace Healthy Risk in Investing

“Risk” doesn’t have to be a four-letter word. Yes, 2008’s losses still sting. But here’s how to start steering by looking out the windshield and finally giving up the rearview mirror. It’s best to master the process of moving on, says Lauren Cohen, professor of finance at Harvard Business School. “There will be another downturnContinue Reading “How to Embrace Healthy Risk in Investing”

Economy

Class of 2015: Want to Become Multimillionaires? Here’s How

  To the new graduates of the class of 2015: Congratulations on your tremendous accomplishment. As you start your life and career, know that a world of opportunity awaits you. You have a future in front of you that your older soon-to-be-coworkers can only dream of. One such opportunity available to you is your once-in-a-lifetimeContinue Reading “Class of 2015: Want to Become Multimillionaires? Here’s How”

Economy

Why You Need More Cash for Retirement Than Your Parents

If your 401(k) plan is doing OK and your Individual Retirement Account is flushed out, you may think you’re doing pretty well for retirement, especially compared to your parents who likely saved a small portion of what’s sitting in your retirement account. The problem is, you need a lot more money than your parents didContinue Reading “Why You Need More Cash for Retirement Than Your Parents”