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Analysis: Why we're not the next Detroit
Chicago Sun-Times
About 280 miles separate Chicago from Detroit, too long for a quick drive but too short for one city's financial calamity to go unnoticed in the other. Many investors who buy municipal bonds for tax-free income have similar images of the two cities: upper Midwest, industrial jobs in decline, crime rampant in too many places.
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Hear about Ned Davis' data-driven aproach to research
CFA Chicago
Ned Davis will be the next guest for our Distinguished Speaker Series. Davis, a Senior Investment Strategist, founded Ned Davis Research Group, in 1980, and has been professionally involved in the stock market for more than 40 years. While arguing that forecasting reliably ("Being Right") is impossibly difficult, he espouses a philosophy that he feels can consistently win ("Make Money") through a disciplined strategy of following the weight of objective indicator evidence.
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Sink putts, make connections — CFA Chicago 9th Annual Golf Outing
CFA Chicago
Please join CFA Chicago for the 9th Annual Golf Outing at historic Beverly Country Club. Established in 1908, Beverly Country Club is a mainstay in the Chicagoland golf community and in 2005 was named one of Golfweek's Top 100 Classic Golf Courses in the United States.
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Master the fundamentals: Live Claritas Prep Program
CFA Chicago
CFA Society Chicago has worked with CFA Institute to develop a "live" prep program for the Claritas Investment Certificate. Our "live" classroom experience is taught by local industry professionals and Ph.D.s. The course will deliver the fundamentals of investing and it will help you prepare for the exam.
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What is the difference between investing and speculation — and why does it matter?
CFA Institute's Enterprising Investor
Ever since Joseph de la Vega wrote "Confusion of Confusions" in 1688, many of the world's leading investment thinkers have struggled to articulate the difference between "investing" and "speculating." Does a focus on "safety of principal and a satisfactory return" define investing, as Graham and Dodd contended in "Security Analysis?"
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Chicago's bond rating takes a big hit
Chicago Tribune
Chicago's bond rating has taken a big hit, suffering the first downgrade in the two-year tenure of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who was warned by financial analysts of the need to take drastic — even politically daring — actions to get his city's fiscal house in order.
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Chicago VC investment activity jumps in Q2 but still lags
Chicago Tribune
Venture capital investment activity in the Chicago area saw a strong increase in the second quarter from the first three months of 2013, but still lags far behind previous years.
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Prescription for procrastination
By Michael J. Berens
Everyone has parts of their job they don't like, and it's only human nature that we tend to put off those tasks that annoy or bore us. One of the principles of good time management is to modulate your work schedule ...

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MB Financial acquires Taylor Capital
International Venture Capitol Post
MB Financial, Inc. and Taylor Capital Group, Inc. announced that they have signed a definitive merger agreement where MB Financial acquires Taylor Capital. Taylor Capital is the holding company of Cole Taylor Bank ...

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Master the fundamentals: Live Claritas Prep Program
CFA Chicago
CFA Society Chicago has worked with CFA Institute to develop a "live" prep program for the Claritas Investment Certificate.

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Chicago Fed's National Activity Index rises in June, still in negative territory
Nasdaq
A jump in production-related components helped push a key economic indicator up in June to -0.13 from -0.29 in May. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's National Activity Index, also saw its less-volatile three-month moving average increase to -0.26 from -0.37, marking its fourth consecutive reading below zero.
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Rookie ETF offers exposure to rising EM dividends
Seeking Alpha
The concept of dividend growth is not new to U.S. investors as some of the most venerable names in corporate America are also prodigious dividend raisers. For example, Dow components Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble have some of the longest dividend increase streaks in the U.S.
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Recruiting a dream team
By Deb Hunt
You should to be recruiting 24/7/365, because it can take months to find the perfect person. You may not need anyone right now and really have no openings, but if you wait to find someone when you need them, it may be too late. You want to always be looking for the dream team, and I promise when the dream person walks in, you will find a place for them. When you continue in this way, you will never feel held hostage because you are always looking and building on your dream team.
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