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Why Private Investment Works & Govt. Investment Doesn't
From transportation to energy, and everything in between, should the government invest money in as many promising projects as possible? Or would that actually doom many of those ventures to failure? Burt Folsom, historian and professor at Hillsdale College, answers those questions by drawing on the fascinating history of the race to build America's railroads and airplanes. Donate today to PragerU! http://l.prageru.com/2ylo1Yt Joining PragerU is free! Sign up now to get all our videos as soon as they're released. http://prageru.com/signup Download Pragerpedia on your iPhone or Android! Thousands of sources and facts at your fingertips. iPhone: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsnbG Android: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsS5e Join Prager United to get new swag every quarter, exclusive early access to our videos, and an annual TownHall phone call with Dennis Prager! http://l.prageru.com/2c9n6ys Join PragerU's text list to have these videos, free merchandise giveaways and breaking announcements sent directly to your phone! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru Do you shop on Amazon? Click https://smile.amazon.com and a percentage of every Amazon purchase will be donated to PragerU. Same great products. Same low price. Shopping made meaningful. VISIT PragerU! https://www.prageru.com FOLLOW us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prageru Twitter: https://twitter.com/prageru Instagram: https://instagram.com/prageru/ PragerU is on Snapchat! JOIN PragerFORCE! For Students: http://l.prageru.com/29SgPaX JOIN our Educators Network! http://l.prageru.com/2c8vsff Script: In 2011, a solar power company called Solyndra declared bankruptcy. A company going bankrupt is not news. But Solyndra was not just any company. Its biggest “investor” was the federal government which had given it $500 million dollars. That was news. But, really, it shouldn’t have been. If history is any guide, it was quite predictable. The government is a very poor investor. And always has been. There are countless examples, but two should serve our purpose here. After the Civil War, American leaders were anxious to bind the country’s North, South, East, and West regions together with transcontinental railroads. Congress therefore gave massive federal aid to build the Union Pacific, the Central Pacific, and later the Northern Pacific Railroads. But all three of these roads had huge financial problems. The Union Pacific, for example, was mired in financial scandal from its inception, went bankrupt several times, and had to rebuild large sections of track thanks to shoddy construction practices. At that same time, James J. Hill, with no federal aid whatsoever, built a railroad from St. Paul to Seattle -- the Great Northern. How was Hill able to do with private funds what the Union Pacific failed to do with a gift of tens of millions of federal dollars? The starting point is incentives. The Union Pacific was paid by the government for each mile of road it built. It was in the railroad’s interest not to build the road straight. The more miles it took the UP to cross Nebraska, for example, the more money it made. Hill, by contrast, used his own capital. To make a profit, he had to build his Great Northern Railroad sturdy and straight. Hill’s company remained in business for almost a hundred years until 1970 when it merged with other railroads. The original Union Pacific, riddled with corruption and numerous other financial misdeeds, including the wholesale bribery of public officials, went broke within ten years. The story of the airplane is even more stark. By the opening of the twentieth century, the major nations of Europe and America were frantically at work trying to invent a flying machine. The first nation to do so would have a huge military and commercial advantage. In fact, leading American politicians of the day, such as Teddy Roosevelt, President William McKinley, and others argued that building an airplane was a national emergency. There was no time, they argued, to wait for private industry to get the job done. The government needed to pick the best aeronautics expert and give him the money he needed. That expert was Samuel Langley, the president of the prestigious Smithsonian Institution and holder of honorary degrees from Harvard, Yale, Oxford, and Cambridge. Langley was already an accomplished inventor and he had written a highly praised book Experiments in Aerodynamics. Federal officials gave Langley funds for two trial flights. He immediately set to work. His theory was that his plane needed to be thrust into the air from a houseboat on the Potomac River. The big engine on the plane would then propel it through air for several minutes. For the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/videos/why-private-investment-works-govt-investment-doesnt
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How the U.S. Government Wastes Money: Spending, Debt, Budgets, and Investment (1997)
David Maris wrote, "one of the key problems with government funding of certain studies [is that] the investment is with taxpayer dollars and the benefit might be only to a few." About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0963789937/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0963789937&linkCode=as2&tag=tra0c7-20&linkId=dd02f2f8ea24dee7b22d2aa422a39e9a Describing his opposition of some government funding for scientific research on studies he views as frivolous, he writes, "Scientists often rally quickly to attack anyone who thinks of reducing public funding of science -- they do this under the idea that if you don't want to fund finding answers, you must be a luddite -- you must be against science and progress. I am not. I simply think that there are so many very good ideas to study, but limited money and other higher priorities." David Boaz of the libertarian Cato Institute opposes governmental decision-making because the obligation to pay taxes is distinct from the decision as to their expenditure on specific budget items. He writes, "We're not asked 'will you pay $100 right now for farm subsidies and $4000 for Medicaid and $1600 for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and $130 for a new presidential helicopter and ... ?' If we did get such a question, we might well decide that lots of government programs were not well worth the money to the people who would be paying the money." Proposed solutions Conservatives and libertarians have proposed various reforms to the process of government spending: One of these is simply to limit the amount of money that the government spends.[3] A second reform would be to increase government oversight.[3] A third proposal is to implement tax choice. This latter approach was satirized in a 1990 column by New York Times writer Russell Baker: "I have no doubt that the public, with its strongly satirical view of Federal spending, would send in so many tax returns marked Use for $600 toilet seats only that the Pentagon would soon have to distribute overpriced toilet seats free to the homeless, as the Agriculture Department once had to give away cheese to make storage space available for more excess cheese being bought with the taxpayer's famous dollar." Examples: Massages for rabbits Meditation for hot flashes Tax breaks for NFL teams Some purported examples of government waste are merely urban legends, such as the "million dollar" Space Pen purchased by NASA for $6 each. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_waste The earliest examples of pork barrel politics in the United States was the Bonus Bill of 1817, which was introduced by Democrat John C. Calhoun to construct highways linking the Eastern and Southern United States to its Western frontier using the earnings bonus from the Second Bank of the United States. Calhoun argued for it using general welfare and post roads clauses of the United States Constitution. Although he approved of the economic development goal, President James Madison vetoed the bill as unconstitutional. A more recent example: to pass the recent "Fiscal Cliff" 12/12 a tax write off went to Hollywood -- a $20 million break anytime a TV show or movie is shot in an economically depressed area of the United States. One of the most famous alleged pork-barrel projects was the Big Dig in Boston, Massachusetts. The Big Dig was a project to relocate an existing 3.5-mile (5.6 km) section of the interstate highway system underground. It ended up costing US$14.6 billion, or over US$4 billion per mile.[9] Tip O'Neill (D-Mass), after whom one of the Big Dig tunnels was named, pushed to have the Big Dig funded by the federal government while he was the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. [10] During the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign, the Gravina Island Bridge (also known as the "Bridge to Nowhere") in Alaska was cited as an example of pork barrel spending. The bridge, pushed for by Republican Senator Ted Stevens, was projected to cost $398 million and would connect the island's 50 residents and the Ketchikan International Airport to Revillagigedo Island and Ketchikan.[11] Pork-barrel projects, which differ from earmarks, are added to the federal budget by members of the appropriation committees of United States Congress. This allows delivery of federal funds to the local district or state of the appropriation committee member, often accommodating major campaign contributors. To a certain extent, a member of Congress is judged by their ability to deliver funds to their constituents. The Chairman and the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations are in a position to deliver significant benefits to their states. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pork_barrel
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U.S. Government Gains Expanded Power to Limit Foreign Investment
U.S. President Donald Trump Thursday met with the authors of a new law to restrict foreign investment based on security concerns, which gives the U.S. government greater power to limit foreign investment. Under the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), a committee with close ties to the White House has expanded powers to limit foreign investments in real estate and in critical technologies and critical infrastructure-as well as big data. The new rules actually give the U.S. government more leeway to block foreign takeovers of U.S. companies for national security reasons. http://www.cctvplus.com/news/20180826/8088842.shtml#!language=1 Welcome to subscribe us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewsContent.CCTVPLUS Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTV_Plus LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cctv-news-content Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cctvnewscontent/ Video on Demand: www.cctvplus.com If you are in demand of this video footage, please contact with our business development team via email: [email protected]
$500k investment in USA for a green card
Buying green cards, or investing in American businesses? CNN's Deb Feyerick reports on the EB5 program.
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Medicaid has a Huge Return on Investment
Medicaid is expensive, and critics argue that it get people insured at the expense of the private sector. But study after study find that Medicaid has a huge return on investment for state and federal government. This episode was adapted from a column Aaron wrote for the Upshot. Links to further reading and sources can be found there: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/27/upshot/its-easy-for-obamacare-critics-to-overlook-the-merits-of-medicaid-expansion.html John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo You can directly support Healthcare Triage on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr If you can afford to pay a little every month, it really helps us to continue producing great content.
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Huawei vows to continue investment in U.S. market
Chinese phonemaker Huawei is trying to expand in the U.S., but Donald Trump blocked the deal over concerns about national security and spying by the Chinese government. Will consumers be able to turn down new, advanced phones at discount prices? »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX Find CBC News on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1WjG36m Follow CBC News on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1sA5P9H For breaking news on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1WjDyks Follow CBC News on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1Z0iE7O Download the CBC News app for iOS: http://apple.co/25mpsUz Download the CBC News app for Android: http://bit.ly/1XxuozZ »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CBCNews.ca, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.
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8 Types of Investments You Should Know
Free Beginners Stock Investing Course -- http://bit.ly/2CgSOLH Subscribe For More Videos -- http://bit.ly/2BKP2u4 There are many different types of investments an individual can make, however, not all investments are created equally.  Investment number 1 is a high-interest savings account. This is one of the safest ways to invest your money because there's no volatility. By placing your money in a high-interest savings account, you’re earning annual interest on your money. Now the reason I specifically say “high” interest savings accounts is because typical savings accounts offer little to no interest at all. A typical savings account usually offers around 0.10% while a high-interest account usually offers around 1.3%. Now 1.3% is by no means a high return, but the benefit here is security. You know that when you invest your money in a savings account, you’re guaranteed at least the amount you invested plus the interest earned each year. The second type of investment is a money market account. This is also one of the safest ways to invest your money because there's no volatility. I’m not going to go into too much detail because money market accounts are just another type of high-interest savings account. Although you have access to your funds with a money market account, you typically have less access than with a savings account. With a money market account, the interest rates vary, however, this type of investment usually returns somewhere between 1% and 2%. If you choose a money market account, make sure there are no monthly fees. The third type of investment is a certificate of deposit which is more commonly referred to as a CD. This is also one of the safest ways to invest your money because there's no volatility. A CD is a promissory note from a bank that pays a fixed interest over a specified amount of time. A CD is very similar to a savings account, however, it’s a very illiquid investment, meaning it’s not easily converted to cash. With a CD, investors typically set a maturity date, usually between 1 month and 5 years, which means that the investor will have to pay a penalty fee if they withdraw the money early. The fourth type of investment is a bond. Although bonds are still one of the safest investments you can make, they are just a bit riskier than the previous three. A bond is, in essence, an I Owe You Note issued by the government (local, state, or federal) or corporations. When either a company or the government is looking to fund a new project, they may issue bonds to raise the money. There are a few components to bonds. The bonds face value is the amount of money that was borrowed. The coupon rate is the rate of interest on the face value. The maturity date is when the bonds face value will be paid back to the lender. The fifth type of investment is a mutual fund. A mutual fund is basically a collection of stocks. Mutual funds vary in risk depending on the type of fund, but for the most part, mutual funds are safer than just stocks. Mutual funds are a great option for investors with little cash to invest. Some funds have investment minimums, but others have no minimums. Mutual funds are safer because they are pre-diversified collections of investments. There are many different types of mutual funds such as technology funds, bond funds, real estate funds, energy funds, foreign funds, emerging market funds, and so on. Mutual funds are operated by a fund manager that chooses and maintains the portfolio. The sixth type of investment is an Exchange Traded Fund, also known as an ETF. ETFs are similar to mutual funds, however, they are a bit riskier and are traded on an exchange like stocks. Mutual funds can only be bought or sold at the end of the day at their Net Asset Value (NAV), whereas ETFs can be bought and sold at any point throughout the day. One advantage to ETFs over Mutual funds is that they are more tax advantages. ETFs are a more hands-on investment than mutual funds. The seventh type of investment is a stock which is riskier than ETFs because there is no diversification and it is a very hands-on investment. A stock is a share of ownership of a company. The eighth type of investment is real estate. Now, this type of investment requires a lot of capital, but is a very worthwhile investment. There are two main ways you can invest in real estate: Flipping properties and renting properties. So just to recap, the 8 investments mentioned in this video are some common investments along with their riskiness. If you're a beginning investor, I encourage you to look into each of these investments further to see where you may be comfortable investing your money. In the next video, I’m going to show you the easiest way you can invest your money. I’ll see you then. Social Links: Website: www.wharmstrong.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/wharmstrong1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wharmstrong1/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wharmstrong1/
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Billionaire Kenneth Griffin: Investment Strategy, Hedge Funds and Government (2017)
An interview with billionaire and the and founder and CEO of investment firm Citadel, Kenneth Griffin. In this interview Kenneth discusses how he invests at Citadel and how he delivers excess returns. Kenneth also talks about the new administration under Donald Trump and how deregulation will create more innovation. Like if you enjoyed Subscribe for more:http://bit.ly/InvestorsArchive Follow us on twitter:http://bit.ly/TwitterIA Other great Stock Market Investor videos:⬇ Ray Dalio on Hedge funds, Success and Life/Work: http://bit.ly/RDVid1 Charlie Munger on Common sense and Investing:http://bit.ly/CMVid1 Billionaire James Simons: Conquering Wall Street with Mathematics:http://bit.ly/JSVidIA Video Segments: 0:00 Why is the Hedge Fund industry shrinking? 1:04 Why is it so hard to generate excess returns? 2:14 Are you offensive or defensive? 2:52 What investment strategies will be the most successful in the current markets? 4:28 When the shake out of Hedge Funds happens, what will it look like? 5:20 How large are the opportunities for Citadel? 6:37 Concerns of new administration on removing regulation? 9:23 Would you be in favour of the breakup of big banks? 10:52 What is next for Citadel? 12:12 Will quantitative investing become a bigger part of your firm? 12:44 Will AI displace people in asset management? 14:13 Are you interested in private credit? 15:11 Focus on liquid markets 15:40 What's it like at Citadel? 16:40 Who fits in at Citadel and why? 17:41 What concerns you most about the US? 19:03 Do you have confidence in the new government? Interview Date: 1st May, 2017 Event: Milken Institute Global Conference Original Image Source:http://bit.ly/KGriffinPic1 Investors Archive has videos of all the Investing/Business/Economic/Finance masters. Learn from their wisdom for free in one place. For more check out the channel. Remember to subscribe, share, comment and like! No advertising.
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Government Shutdown Rant.  It's a PAID VACATION! How this effects our investments
I talk about how this government paid vacation is a scam on the American people. How it will effect our portfolio and what we should do. Just a little in the car rant. Enjoy. Karl www.TheBullorBearReport.com
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Canada PNP Entrepreneur Vs. USA EB-5 Immigration through Investment - Episode 43
Canada PNP Entrepreneur Programs: 1. Own your company and control your ROI 2. Business ownership and management experience required 3. Actively manage your business 4. Freedom to choose any location in Canada 5. Low amount of investment (from $125,000 CAD to $500,000 CAD) 6. Knowledge in English/French preferred 7. Age restrictions might apply in some provinces 8. Additional points for higher educated applicants USA EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program: 1. Regional center- Investment with low risk 2. No business training and experience requirements 3. Inactive management 4. Freedom to live anywhere in the USA 5. $500,000 USD Investment in a government approved project 6. No language skill requirements 7. No age requirements 8. No education requirements
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Are Bonds a Good Investment?
http://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/bond.asp?o=40186&l=dir&qsrc=999&qo=investopediaSiteSearch Stocks vs. Bonds returns http://topforeignstocks.com/2009/10/20/foreign-stocks-beat-us-stocks-easily-over-long-term
AmCham Morocco - US Investment in Morocco
The American Chamber of Commerce in Morocco (AmCham Morocco) is a non-profit, non government organization which represents American and Moroccan businesses and individuals. AmCham was established in 1966 by a group of Moroccan and American businesses under the auspices of the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. The chamber's mission is to provide support to businesses, Moroccan and American, in expanding their opportunities in each market through advocacy, information, networking and business support services.
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Stocks, Bonds & Investments : How U.S. Government Bonds Work
Many U.S. government bonds work by investing in companies that are linked to the government, so it is important to research the actual company that the bond is supporting. Learn more about how U.S. bonds do not actually go to the government with information from an investments manager in this free video on investing. Expert: Gregory Bramwell-Smith Bio: Gregory Bramwell-Smith is the relationship and portfolio manager at Bramwell-Smith Associates. Filmmaker: David Pakman
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U.S. Government Agency To Review Chinese Investment In Hollywood
The Government Accountability Office has accepted a request from members of Congress to review the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and determine whether its legal powers have kept pace with the influx of international buyers targeting American companies — particularly the fire hose of Chinese investment in Hollywood. var googletag = googletag || {}; googletag.cmd = googletag.cmd || []; googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineOutOfPageSlot('/30981161/TheWrapRemnantOOP', 'div-gpt-ad-1470167200293-0').addService(googletag.pubads()); googletag.pubads().enableSingleRequest(); googletag.enableServices(); }); googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1470167200293-0'); }); Wanda founder and CEO Wang Jianlin — China’s richest man — has been outspoken about his desire to use entertainment to promote Chinese values abroad, exercising the kind of “soft power” that U.S. studios have successfully used for years. http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/U-S-Government-Agency-Will-Review-Dalian-Wanda-9701815.php http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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US Government Backs Investment Into Ukraine Agriculture: Investors ready for multi-million projects
American Overseas Private Investment Corporation is paving the way for a multi-million dollar investment into Ukrainian agriculture, according to the Ukrainian Ministry of Agricultural Policy and Food. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
China eases foreign investment curbs with new law
Regulation aims to reassure international businesses and nudge towards a US trade deal, but the FT's Lucy Hornby says it may not completely answer foreign investors' concerns. It makes it illegal for officials to meddle in overseas companies' operations
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Straszheim Sees `A Lot' of Chinese Investment in U.S.: Video
Feb. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Don Straszheim, senior managing director of China research at International Strategy & Investment Group, talks with Bloomberg's Matt Miller and Carol Massar about the Chinese government's investment in the U.S. China Investment Corp., a $300 billion sovereign wealth fund based in Beijing, filed its first quarterly disclosure on U.S. equity holdings, reporting that it owned stocks valued at $9.63 billion as of Dec. 31.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Swiss investment analyst Marc Faber says US government will go bankrupt
Marc Faber, Swiss contrarian investment analyst and entrepreneur author of Gloom Boom and Doom Report says many Western governments would eventually follow the US 'inevitable' default suit. Outspoken investor and writer Marc Faber doesnt give America much time before it goes bust and US government goes bankrupt which may lead to Civil or even World war.
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What Big Tobacco's $1.8 Billion Weed Investment Means For Legalization | NowThis
Big Tobacco just invested $1.8 billion into weed, so what does that mean for legalization? » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe In American capitalism, when there’s a market that can be made money in, big corporations are going to capitalize on that and come into play. On Dec 7, 2018, Altria Group, the company that owns Marlboro, bought a 45% stake in Canadian cannabis company Cronos Group for approx $1.8 billion NowThis talked to Erik Altieri, the executive director of NORML, to get his take on what this might mean for cannabis in the U.S. “It is encouraging to see a huge corporation like Altria jump in in such a serious way, if only from the standpoint that it means, being a big risk averse corporation, they clearly see the writing is on the wall on this. They wouldn’t be making this substantial investment otherwise, if they thought that there was still a chance that marijuana was gonna be—remain a Schedule 1 illegal drug in the United States for the next 10 years. It means that the progress that we see is only going to continue and that federal action is imminent on this topic of particularly scheduling.” And most Americans see legalization as a good thing, a move like this could have big impact on how it’s done “As you’re seeing now with the debate in places like New Jersey and other states that are moving forward, we need to keep the focus on small business, micro-licensing, social justice, and especially home cultivation. Consumers need to have the right to cultivate some plants at home as a check on the industry, to make sure that they keep delivering quality product and that tax rates and prices are fair.” So if this move means legalization is coming, what should it look like? “What we’d want to see is something more akin to a wine model or a microbrew model, and less of a cigarette model when it comes to legal marijuana in the United States. Something that prioritizes quality and small-scale operations over large, hundreds-of-acre cultivators and box store brand dispensaries.” Big tobacco isn’t known for their small-scale operations. So there’s a chance these companies come in and try to change regulation “They’re coming a bit late to the party here. We have a good number of states with operating legal markets here already. Those regulations are in place. I don’t think most state lawmakers want to see those regulations and oversight controls go away. So they may come in and start spending big money on lobbyists to try to fight against those things, but that’s where the — the responsibility is on us as advocates to fight back and to make sure that what we have now not only stays in place, but we push for even stronger controls — particularly when it comes to big corporations. Because we know they don’t have scruples about doing anything that it takes to make an extra cent per sale.” At the end of the day, this investment could be very good for cannabis, but Altieri says it’s going to be up to consumers to hold these companies accountable and make sure legalization happens with good structure and scale. “For the first time in potentially ever—at least in a very long time in the modern history of this country, we pretty much have the ability to build an entire industry from scratch and kind of dictate what it looks like, make sure that it’s an ethical industry, that it’s one that prioritizes diversity, both racial and gender diversity, as well as diversity of business operations, from small-scale to larger scale.” #Tobacco #Weed #Cannabis #Legalization #Business Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisnews @nowthisnews
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How Government Crowds out Private Investment
Investment capital is scarce, which necessarily implies that there is a trade-off between government bonds and other types of economic activity. Put another way, investing $1.00 in government debt ensures that the same $1.00 will not be used for private investment or goods and services. According to historian Stephen Davies, government spending will almost always (or perhaps always) be less productive than private spending. This is because government agents spend other people's money on somebody else. Additionally, government spending operates outside the realm of profit and loss, making it difficult to detect whether or not resources are being wasted. Watch more videos: http://lrnlbty.co/y5tTcY
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Is UK property a bad investment?
The UK housing market has trounced inflation for much of the last two decades, but we think that may be about to change. Rising interest rates, lower real wage growth and the prospect of a Government correcting the supply-demand imbalance are set to weaken the prospects for UK house prices. See more on our website: https://pensioncraft.com/uk-property-bad-investment/ The government's "Fixing our broken housing market" white paper sets out a plan to increase the level of housebuilding to meet demand https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/housing-white-paper Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/pensioncraft
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U.S. Government’s Investment Supports Start of Power Generation at Mount Coffee
MONROVIA— On December 15, 2016, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Nancy Lee, will join Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and international donor partners to celebrate the start of power generation from the first turbine at the Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant. With investments in the rehabilitation of Mount Coffee by the U.S. Government through the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s $257 million compact with Liberia, the facility will provide an additional 22 megawatts of clean, renewable and affordable power—doubling the amount of power the utility provides to Liberians, and supporting people, communities, and businesses in Liberia. When all four turbines are commissioned by the end of next year, it will quadruple the amount of power the utility provides to Liberians.
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RICHARD DUNCAN on Government Investment
In this extract from the 'Should We Fret About Our Sea Of Debt’ episode of Renegade Inc, Richard Duncan discusses the US government's debt and what they could invest in in order to reduce it. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Renegade Inc. provides its members with the content and connections that help navigate the ‘new normal’. Finding the people who are thinking differently about the world means we offer an alternative perspective on business, leadership, economics, education and the arts. Support us by subscribing here http://bit.ly/1db4xVQ - Become a Renegade Inc. member at our website here: http://www.RenegadeInc.com - Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/RenegadeEcon - Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RenEconomist
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🇨🇳 🇰🇭 Analysis: Why is China boosting investment in Cambodia? | Al Jazeera English
Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen is beginning a four-day visit to China, where he will meet President Xi Jinping. Beijing provides an economic safety net to Phnom Penh, which has seen souring relations with the West over its human rights record. Einar Tangen, a political analyst who advises the Chinese government on economic and development issues, talks to Al Jazeera about why Beijing is increasing its investment in a country like Cambodia. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #China #Cambodia #HunSen
Views: 8246 Al Jazeera English
Indian government approves MoU with Saudi Arabia to boost investment
The government Wednesday approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between India and Saudi Arabia on establishing a mechanism for investment in infrastructure. The decision comes ahead of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's visit to India next week. The World is One News, WION examines global issues with in-depth analysis. We provide much more than the news of the day. Our aim is to empower people to explore their world. Please keep discussions on this channel clean and respectful and refrain from using racist or sexist slurs as well as personal insults. Subscribe to our channel at https://goo.gl/JfY3NI Check out our website: http://www.wionews.com Connect with us on our social media handles: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WIONews Twitter: https://twitter.com/WIONews Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+WIONews
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Foreign investment: How ‘open for business’ is the US?
President Donald Trump says, ‘There has never been a better time to hire, to build, to invest and to grow in the United States. America is open for business and we are competitive once again.’ Is that true? A look at foreign investment in the United States. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The number one network in cable, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for more than 15 years and according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by 21st Century Fox, FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre. Subscribe to Fox News! https://www.youtube.com/user/FoxNewsChannel Watch more Fox News Video: http://video.foxnews.com Watch Fox News Channel Live: http://www.foxnewsgo.com/ Watch full episodes of your favorite shows The Five :http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-the-five/ Special Report with Bret Baier: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-special-report/ The Story with Martha Maccallum: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-the-story-with-martha-maccallum/ Tucker Carlson Tonight http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-tucker-carlson-tonight/ Hannity http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-hannity/ The Ingraham Angle: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-the-ingraham-angle/ Fox News @ Night: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-fox-news-night/ Follow Fox News on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoxNews/ Follow Fox News on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FoxNews/ Follow Fox News on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foxnews/
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DriveWealth Investment App Review
SAMSUNG GALAXY S10 GIVEAWAY - http://bit.ly/2ObvGkV My review of the DriveWealth's intuitive investment platform with fractional shares! Download for free: iOS - http://goo.gl/zVBgTO Android - http://goo.gl/od2AUY Disclaimers: This video was sponsored by DriveWealth. DriveWealth, LLC | Member FINRA/SIPC Member of SIPC, which protects securities customers of its members up to $500,000 (including $250,000 for claims for cash). Explanatory brochure available upon request or at sipc.org. Investment Products: Not a Deposit • Not FDIC Insured • No Bank Guarantee • Not Insured by any Federal Government Agency • May Lose Value. DriveWealth is a mobile investing platform for individual investors that offers a selection of Exchange Traded Funds (“ETFs”) and US listed stocks. DriveWealth also offers free educational content to help investors understand finance and investing basics. You must be at least 18 years of age and comply with our “Know Your Customer” requirements in order to open a live investing account with DriveWealth. All investing carries risk. Past performance is not indicative of future returns, which may vary. Investments in stocks and Exchange Traded Funds (“ETFs”) may decline in value, potentially leading to a loss of principal. Online trading has inherent risk due to system response and access times that may be affected by various factors, including but not limited to market conditions and system performance. An investor should understand such facts before trading. The risks associated with investing in international securities, including US-listed American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”) and ETFs that contain non-US securities include, among others, country/political risk relating to the government in the home country; exchange rate risk if the country's currency is devalued; and inflationary/purchasing power risks if the currency of the home country becomes less valuable as the general level of prices for goods and services rises. There is no minimum initial deposit required to open a live investing account with DriveWealth, or required ongoing minimum account balance. For transactions for full shares of Securities on the platforms offered by DriveWealth, there is a commission charge of $0.0125/share, subject to the following minimum commission charge excluding any subsidies provided by a DriveWealth partner - for the DriveWealth app: $2.99 per transaction. For transactions for fractional shares of Securities, for the DriveWealth app the minimum commission charge, excluding any subsidies provided by a DriveWealth partner, is $0.99 per transaction. There are no monthly minimum fees for any of the investing platforms. For non-resident aliens, there is a one-time tax verification fee of $5.00 (representing Form W-8BEN pass-through processing cost). View a full list of our fees. DriveWealth’s unique Fractional share program allows you to purchase securities in dollar amounts rather than share quantities. Please be advised that trading in fractional shares has unique risks and limitations that you should understand prior to participation in DriveWealth’s Fractional Share Program. Click here for a descriptions for all risks and limitations associated with fractional shares. For Business Inquiries - [email protected] SEND ME STUFF: Justin Tse PO BOX: 35043 Hillside Victoria BC, Canada V8T 5G2
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How To Get Government Grants For Real Estate and Small Business Investments
Learn More By Joining Our Free Webinar - http://bit.ly/1T1vl2z Government Funding Solutions is the brain child of Sean Carpenter. Sean began his career in real estate as an Acquisitions Officer for a national Low Income Housing Tax Credit syndicator, working on LIHTC transactions in the Southeastern and Northeastern regions of the United States. Additionally, he was an Asset Manager at Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency where he maintained a portfolio of federally subsidized properties by conducting annual inspections, regular financial and rent increase analyses, and participated in workout and recapitalization strategies. Most recently, Sean has served as a Project Manager with a national development company focusing on the preservation of expiring use affordable housing. Mr. Carpenter was also on the staff of a Massachusetts State Senator working with constituents on a wide variety of public policy issues. Sean is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
US to help Laos attract American investments
The United States will continue to support the Lao government's efforts to improve the business environment so that it can attract more American investments, the US envoy said on Tuesday. “There are so many American companies here. Of course, they are looking for a business environment that can attract American companies. We are working with the Lao government to create that environment,” the US Ambassador to Laos, Rena Bitter, said. She made the remarks during an interaction with the local media on the margins of an official reception at Crown Plaza Hotel in Vientiane to celebrate the 242nd anniversary of the US Independence Day. The Minister of Education and Sports, Mrs Sengdeuane Lachanthaboune, a number of senior Lao government officials, diplomats, businesspeople, civil society representatives and US alumni attended the event. Ms Bitter said the US government is committed to fund its development programme in Laos, which aims to help the government in creating a welcoming business environment in the country. The USAID programmes in Laos aim to support the government to implement WTO commitments and create a welcoming environment for small and medium size enterprises and micro enterprises, she said, adding that the creation of an enabled business environment will attract US investments. She said the US companies expect the Lao government to introduce a strong regulatory environment, enact transparent laws and rules and put in place a reliable dispute resolution mechanism in order to attract them. These are the areas in which the US government will work with the Lao government, she added. Ms Bitter said the Lao government had committed itself to ensuring the rule of law, which is good for the business and private sector, adding that this is something that will help to create confidence among US firms interested in investing and operating businesses in Laos. Over the past year, US firms have begun to expand their business activities in Laos. This was due to the fact that the country is a part of the Asean economic community. There are many US firms in Laos, and the large firms include General Electric, Coke, Swensen Ice Cream Francaise and Ford. Ms Bitter said US- Lao cooperation is based on a comprehensive partnership that the leaders of the two countries signed in 2016. The key feature of this partnership is that the two side promised to put the painful past behind them and to focus on a shared future. EkaphonePhouthonesy http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/
Views: 750 Vientiane Times
Government eyes investment opportunities in the U.S.
Vladimir Putin says he wants to develop Russia's Sovereign Wealth Fund by investing oil revenues abroad. At a meeting in Moscow with U.S. Treasury Secretary, Henry Paulson, he discussed bilateral trade, investment opportunities and how Russia can help solve problems with the global economy.
Views: 522 RT
Today News - Russia increases its investments in U.S. government bonds
Today News - Russia increases its investments in U.S. government bonds Moscow has again increased its investments in the United States government bonds after the several months’ break, according to the U.S. Treasury data, published on Friday, November 16. In September, Russias investments in the U.S. national debt amounted to $ 14.419 billion, in August - $ 14.097 billion, said the report. At the same time, Russia is more intensively investing in U.S short-term government bonds and less - in Treasury securities with a maturity of more than one year. Short-term inve... Source: http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/2/963272400?-17176:26449:3 © Today News THANK YOU for your watching SUBSCRIBE my channel for more videos: https://xuri.co/todaynews ─────────────────── ▼ DISCLAIMER : ➤ If you have problems about copyright or label, please contact me via email or YT inbox. Thank you :) ➤ If you wanna use my uploads in your videos/streams, please give a link back to my original video, thats all ;) #TodayNews #News #News24 #LiveNews #NewsLive #NewsToday
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US-Africa Summit: American Companies Welcome New Investments
Analysts say the move by the U.S. government and companies to announce investments of up to $17 B dollars is coming late in the game. Its only now that American companies now regard Africa as a bullish growth play, given the slowdown in most emerging economies like Russia, India, and China
Views: 970 CGTN Africa
Hedge Funds Nuts & Bolts: National Security Reviews of Foreign Investment in the United States
The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), which became law a few weeks ago, significantly expands the jurisdiction and authority of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). CFIUS is a multi-agency committee responsible for reviewing foreign acquisitions of controlling interests in US businesses. As a result of FIRRMA, in addition to mergers, acquisitions and takeovers that confer controlling interest, CFIUS now has authority to review: Non-controlling investments if the US target is involved in critical infrastructure or critical technologies or maintains sensitive personal data of US citizens Changes in non-US investors’ governance rights Transactions involving real estate in close proximity to sensitive US government facilities, and Transactions structured to evade CFIUS jurisdiction FIRRMA also brings procedural changes, including longer periods for review and (as necessary) investigation of covered transactions, as well as situations in which (for the first time) transaction parties will be required to submit notifications to CFIUS. In this month's webinar, partner Jeremy Zucker analyzes the new considerations applicable to investors, sellers and targets, both foreign and domestic, in light of FIRRMA and the Trump Administration’s current approach to foreign investment.
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Trump Thanks Saudi Prince For U.S. Investments
President Donald Trump says Saudi Arabia has been a great friend to the United States and is a "great purchaser" and "investor" in its economy. (March 20) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews Find the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump's latest press conferences, announcements, speeches and highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnwt1fUa-EVgihKJ_26XtMdmGDOmABAAa The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP
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President Trump pledges $200 billion federal investment for infrastructure during Cincinnati speech
President Donald Trump said he plans for the federal government to invest $200 billion in infrastructure while speaking to a crowd at Rivertowne Marina Wednesday. During his speech on infrastructure, Trump invoked major projects of the past -- including the construction of the Panama Canal, Transcontinental Railroad and Interstate Highway System -- and said that overseas spending has hampered modern large-scale infrastructure improvements.
HHS OIG: A Good Investment
At the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, or HHS OIG, our 1600+ employees oversee more than one-trillion dollars spent for the health and well-being of Americans. In 2018, For every one dollar we spend fighting healthcare fraud, we return four dollars to the federal government. -- More info at http://oig.hhs.gov U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) http://www.hhs.gov HHS OIG Privacy Policy: https://oig.hhs.gov/notices/privacy-notice.asp
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Chinese Companies' Investment in U.S. Increases
Dec. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's David J. Lynch reports on how Chinese companies increasingly are setting up shop in the U.S. to escape trade barriers, capitalize on the U.S. government's alternative energy push, and learn lessons that could help them in their home market. Lynch speaks with Carol Massar on Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)
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Putting FIRRMA into Practice: What CFIUS Reform Means for Foreign Investment in the United States
On August 13 President Trump signed into law the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), the first reform of the screening process for foreign investment in the United States in over a decade. The law, which updates operations of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), will be implemented against the backdrop of potential threats to national security posed by new and emerging technologies; a rising suspicion of the motivations behind foreign investment by strategic competitors; and a global economic environment characterized by increased tensions and tit-for-tat retaliation. Many questions around FIRRMA’s implementation remain, especially about how the new regulations will be written and implemented. Notably, enforcing agencies will have to decide what technologies will be subject to heightened scrutiny and control; whether certain countries will be exempted from this process; and if and how sensitive information provided in the context of CFIUS reviews will be shared with allies. Officials will also have to balance national security concerns with maintaining an open and welcoming investment environment in the United States. Please join the CSIS Simon Chair in Political Economy on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 25 for keynote remarks by Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), follwed by an expert panel discussion exploring the key open issues from FIRRMA and how the U.S. foreign investment and export control regimes will evolve. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Subscribe to our channel: http://cs.is/2dCfTve CSIS is the world's #1 defense and national security think tank. Visit http://www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world's greatest challenges. Check out the rest of our videos here: http://cs.is/2dolqpj Follow CSIS on Twitter: http://twitter.com/csis On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CSIS.org And on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/csis/
Egyptian gov't enacts new laws to secure Foreign Direct Investment
Investors into Egypt have welcomed the recently passed investment law. The law is part of legislation that should, according to Egyptian officials, increase Foreign Direct Investment into the country. The step is plausible, however the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce say a more efficient step is to facilitate a safe market exit to investors. Here is Adel EL Mahrouky with more Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 212 CGTN Africa
Trump Thanks Saudi Prince For U.S. Investments
(20 Mar 2018) President Donald Trump says Saudi Arabia has been a great friend to the United States and is a "great purchaser" and "investor" in its economy. Trump is touting close U.S.-Saudi ties during an Oval Office meeting with visiting Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. He says the relationship between the nations was "strained" during former President Barack Obama's tenure but that he and the crown prince have become "very good friends in a short period of time." Trump brought props to the meeting to illustrate the close security partnership. He's showing reporters a sign that lists Saudi purchases and another of pending sales of military equipment to the kingdom. Trump says Saudi Arabia is "footing a big part of the bill" for defense in the Middle East. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/24cc21479b69f82c36a33b3915f58183 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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US Investment in Myanmar Q & A
The United States aims to have a policy system that is deeply rooted in human rights and democracy, however, the latest US business ties in Burma has analysts worried because of the ethics behind US engagement with the former military government. On February 25, 2013, fifty US delegates visited Burma in hopes of reaching business ties with the Burmese government after decades of sanctions and economic constraints. US Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Jose Fernandez was criticized for shaking hands with U Win Aung, who is now the President of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry ( UMFCCI) . He was dubbed a crony for his close financial relationship with Burma's former military dictatorship and remains on the US government blacklist of Burmese company leaders. Within that same week- on February 28th, the United States held a House Hearing on the ethics of US investment in Burma. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Michael Posner explains a little more about US investment in Burma and the meaning behind the picture of Fernandez and U Win Aung, while Jennifer Quigley of US Campaign of Burma discloses that the US needs to be stricter on its foreign policy in Burma. Although the US is pushing Burma to move toward political and economic reforms, there remains a bit of ambivalence of doing investment in the country. The US wants to help Burma compete in the international economy while aiming in a system that is deeply rooted to human rights and democracy; yet Burma greatly suffers from human rights violations.
Views: 1035 Kaye Lin
China adopts new foreign investment law
Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Lawmakers in China have passed a new foreign investment law aimed at easing global concerns about China's business practices. It includes a measure to discourage officials from pressuring foreign companies to hand over technology, a move widely interpreted as extending an olive branch to the United States in the ongoing trade dispute. Plus, Boeing has suspended deliveries of its best-selling 737 MAX planes as investigators start examining the black boxes from the Ethiopian Airlines crash. Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en
Views: 2196 FRANCE 24 English
Stock Investment Tips : Government & Agency Bond Investments
Government and agency bonds include U.S. savings bonds, treasuries and other sponsored enterprises like Sally Mae and the Tennessee Valley Authority. Learn about government and agency bonds, which have a risk of inflation, with tips from an experienced financial specialist in this free video on investing. Expert: Phillip Beningoso Contact: www.wearehdtv.com Bio: Phillip Beningoso has a bachelor's of arts degree with a major in finance and a minor in economics and computer sciences from Kent State University. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz
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White House gains expanded power to limit foreign investment
US President Donald Trump met with the lawmakers of a new law to restrict foreign investments on Wednesday. The new rules give the US government more leeway to block foreign takeovers of US companies for national security reasons. Under the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), a committee with close ties to the White House has expanded powers to limit foreign investments in real estate and in critical technologies and critical infrastructure as well as big data.   Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Website: https://www.cgtn.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cgtn/?hl=zh-cn Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/CGTNOfficial/ Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing
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Investment Banks and the Financial Crisis: Goldman Sachs' Chair and CEO (2010)
The 2008 financial credit crisis led to the notable collapse of several banks, notably including the bankruptcy of large investment bank Lehman Brothers and the hurried sale of Merrill Lynch and the much smaller Bear Stearns to banks which effectively rescued them from bankruptcy. The entire financial services industry, including numerous investment banks, was rescued by government loans through the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Surviving U.S. investment banks such as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley converted to traditional bank holding companies to accept TARP relief.[19] Similar situations occurred across the globe with countries rescuing their banking industry. Initially, banks received part of a $700 billion TARP intended to stabilize the economy and thaw the frozen credit markets.[20] Eventually, taxpayer assistance to banks reached nearly $13 trillion, most without much scrutiny,[21] lending did not increase[22] and credit markets remained frozen.[23] The crisis led to questioning of the business model of the investment bank[24] without the regulation imposed on it by Glass-Steagall.[neutrality is disputed] Once Robert Rubin, a former co-chairman of Goldman Sachs, became part of the Clinton administration and deregulated banks, the previous conservatism of underwriting established companies and seeking long-term gains was replaced by lower standards and short-term profit.[25] Formerly, the guidelines said that in order to take a company public, it had to be in business for a minimum of five years and it had to show profitability for three consecutive years. After deregulation, those standards were gone, but small investors did not grasp the full impact of the change.[25] A number of former Goldman-Sachs top executives, such as Henry Paulson and Ed Liddy were in high-level positions in government and oversaw the controversial taxpayer-funded bank bailout.[25] The TARP Oversight Report released by the Congressional Oversight Panel found that the bailout tended to encourage risky behavior and "corrupt[ed] the fundamental tenets of a market economy".[26] Under threat of a subpoena, Goldman Sachs revealed that it received $12.9 billion in taxpayer aid, $4.3 billion of which was then paid out to 32 entities, including many overseas banks, hedge funds and pensions.[27] The same year it received $10 billion in aid from the government, it also paid out multi-million dollar bonuses; the total paid in bonuses was $4.82 billion.[28][29] Similarly, Morgan Stanley received $10 billion in TARP funds and paid out $4.475 billion in bonuses. The investment banking industry, and many individual investment banks, have come under criticism for a variety of reasons, including perceived conflicts of interest, overly large pay packages, cartel-like or oligopolic behavior, taking both sides in transactions, and more. Investment banking has also been criticised for its opacity. Investment banking is often criticized for the enormous pay packages awarded to those who work in the industry. According to Bloomberg Wall Street's five biggest firms paid over $3 billion to their executives from 2003 to 2008, "while they presided over the packaging and sale of loans that helped bring down the investment-banking system." [35] The highly generous pay packages include $172 million for Merrill Lynch & Co. CEO Stanley O'Neal from 2003 to 2007, before it was bought by Bank of America in 2008, and $161 million for Bear Stearns Co.'s James Cayne before the bank collapsed and was sold to JPMorgan Chase & Co. in June 2008.[35] Such pay arrangements have attracted the ire of Democrats and Republicans in the United States Congress, who demanded limits on executive pay in 2008 when the U.S. government was bailing out the industry with a $700 billion financial rescue package.[35] Writing in the Global Association of Risk Professionals, Aaron Brown, a vice president at Morgan Stanley, says "By any standard of human fairness, of course, investment bankers make obscene amounts of money." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Investment_bank
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Day 1: SelectUSA Investment Summit 2018
The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. Featuring senior government officials, C-Suite business executives, and other thought leaders, each Summit focuses on a timely theme related to the U.S. investment environment, industry trends, and new opportunities. View the agenda: https://www.selectusasummit.us/2018-investment-summit-agenda/
Oversight and Accountability in U.S. Security Sector Assistance: Seeking Return on Investment
Please join the CSIS International Security Program for the launch of its report entitled "Oversight and Accountability in U.S. Security Sector Assistance: Seeking Return on Investment."