Sears Holdings And Simon Property Group, Inc. Form A 50/50 Joint Venture To Unlock Real Estate Value At 10 Sears Holdings Properties At Simon Malls

Apr 13, 2015 HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. and INDIANAPOLIS, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) ("Sears Holdings") and Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG) ("Simon") announced that they have created a joint venture (the "JV") as part of Sears Holdings' continued efforts to unlock the value of its extensive portfolio of real estate holdings. Sears Holdings has contributed 10 properties located at Simon malls to the JV, including property leased to outside parties. Read more [...]

Microsoft collaborates with leading companies to bring value to customers

ATLANTA — March 17, 2015 — At Microsoft Convergence 2015, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”) on Tuesday announced several new partnerships with industry leaders that will help businesses enable data culture within their organizations and provide critical insights to help deliver amazing experiences to their customers. Teaming up with Microsoft, Ford Motor Co. will expand connected services for customers around the world with the creation of the Ford Service Delivery Network, powered by the scalable Read more [...]

Value Stocks Hard To Find In Volatile Market

Last week was another volatile one for investors. The S&P 500 continued to decline from its all-time intraday high at 2019.26 set on Friday, Sept. 19 trading as low as 1926.03 on Oct. 2, down 4.6% from the high. Then on Friday, a better than expected employment report triggered a significant rebound occurred to a weekly close at 1967.90. Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

This Week In Credit Card News: Massive Data Breach at Chase, The Value Of Stolen Medical Data

Cyberattack Against JPMorgan Chase Affects 76 Million Households A cyberattack on JPMorgan Chase compromised the accounts of 76 million households and seven million small businesses. The details of the breach were disclosed in a securities filing on Thursday, and emerged at a time when consumer confidence in the digital operations of [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Understanding the value of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

GUEST POSTImage Credit: Cali4beach/FlickrAfter 30 years in a corporate learning setting, I wanted to try something different. So, I decided to experiment in the world of online teaching, knowing I could share my passion of big data and learning with an even larger audience (after all, the “M” in MOOC stands for “massive”). Armed with a topic I was passionate about (big data for learning), I worked with online learning platform Udemy to build my first course. Not only did this experience allow Read more [...]

The Value of a Sherpa Life

On April 18, at about 6:30 a.m. local time, an avalanche swept down off the west shoulder of Everest and killed 16 climbers. To anybody who’s familiar with Everest climbing, it should come as no surprise that all of the men were Sherpa porters. Sherpas are Everest's workforce—the literal backbone of the climbing industry there. The men who were struck were either carrying 80-pound loads to Camps 1 and 2, or they were on their way back to Base Camp. Without the hard work of the Sherpa Read more [...]

Million-Mile View Of Investment Value

Imagine we’re on an intergalactic spaceship traveling far away from Earth. It’s a quiet day. There are no meteor storms or alien encounters to contend with. We’re sitting in the Solar Lounge discussing a topic of great interest to both of us – the root elements of investment value. Our dialogue is as follows: What defines investment value? Is it the return of an investment over time? We contemplate this and decide that return cannot be a good definition of value because inflation causes prices Read more [...]