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  • Farmland Partners Announces $110 Million Acquisition Of California Farmland

    09/22/2017 2:00:41 PM PDT · by ptsal · 20 replies
    CISION PR Newswire ^ | Sept. 22, 2017 | Farmland Partners
    Farmland Partners Inc. (NYSE: FPI) ("FPI") announced today that it has entered into agreements to acquire from Olam International Limited ("Olam") approximately 5,100 acres of permanent crop farmland in California for a purchase price of $110 million. The properties are located in California's Central Valley and are dedicated to the production of almonds, pistachios and walnuts. At closing of the acquisition, FPI will enter into a 25-year triple-net lease agreement with Olam on a revenue share basis. During the term of the agreement, Olam will operate and maintain the properties and improvements. Closing is subject to customary conditions.
  • Heat Death: Joule Unlimited collapses as oil prices flag, time passes, pressure mounts

    07/20/2017 7:24:34 AM PDT · by ptsal · 32 replies
    Biofuel Digest ^ | JULY 18, 2017 | Jim Lane
    [snip]confirmation of the demise of Joule Unlimited. “We had a lot of prospects last year,” former CEO Brian Baynes told The Digest, “but those new investor prospects walked away, particularly post election. ....Baynes was responding to reports that the technology and the Hobbs, New Mexico pilot facility would be auctioned shortly.The news from Joule closes out an extraordinary period of silence for a company that we once described as The Sultans of Stealth for their secretive approach to development.
  • Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is a victim, venture capitalist Tim Draper says

    11/16/2016 1:02:01 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 6 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 15 2016 | Michelle Fox | @MFoxCNBC
    Embattled Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is a victim who has been "totally attacked," venture capitalist Tim Draper told CNBC on Tuesday. Holmes has been under fire since a series of reports by The Wall Street Journal suggested the blood-testing start-up's testing devices were flawed. "Elizabeth Holmes is a great example of maybe why the women are so frustrated. She is a woman entrepreneur who built a fabulous company, did great things for consumers and she got attacked," the founding partner of Draper Associates and Draper Fisher Jurvetson said in an interview with "Closing Bell." "This is a great entrepreneur who...
  • N.J. has lost its wealthiest resident to Florida, report says (David Tepper)

    04/06/2016 8:14:15 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 24 replies ^ | 16, 2016 at 3:04 PM, updated March 17, 2016 at 7:17 AM | By Craig McCarthy
    New Jersey's wealthiest man may be making a common Northeast move: a relocation to the tax-friendly state of Florida, a report says. According to Bloomberg, David Tepper has shifted the base of his Appaloosa Management to the Sunshine State as of Jan. 1 after registering to vote and declaring citizenship in Miami at the end of 2015. Taxes were reportedly an important part of the 58-year-old's decision, but also, quality-of-life played big part in his choice to move, according to the article. Tepper has been a resident of the Garden State for more than two decades and has continually appeared...
  • Napa Winery Owner Executes Investor

    03/24/2015 9:48:30 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 49 replies
    Wine Searcher ^ | 3/17/15 | W. Blake Gray
    Businessman chased through a vineyard and shot dead by his partner after a dispute over money turned deadly.It sounds more like a Hollywood movie than a sunny afternoon in pristine Napa Valley – a man, shot once already, runs through a vineyard screaming for help on his cellphone while his business partner chases him in an SUV, shooting at him the whole time. Emad Tawfilis, 48, made it to the road Monday and could see sheriff's deputies arriving. But Robert Dahl got out of his black Toyota SUV, walked up to Tawfilis, and shot him in the head, killing...
  • California billionaire bets on rentals with Wake home-buying spree

    03/22/2013 1:07:57 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 3 replies ^ | Feb 23, 2013 | David Bracken
    Daniel Creswell’s house in northeast Raleigh sat on the market for nine months until late last month, when a deep-pocketed buyer arrived seemingly from another era. Creswell had bought the property back in April at a foreclosure auction for $162,500. After fielding low offers for months, the mystery buyer offered $210,000, or $10,000 below his asking price. Creswell eventually agreed to a price of $213,000, or $1,000 more than the home originally sold for in 2002. In addition to paying cash, the buyer paid the closing costs and the cost of the home inspection.
  • Fed Remains Dubious Of Economy As Investors Cheer Stimulus

    09/15/2012 5:23:16 AM PDT · by Son House · 20 replies
    San Diego Source ^ | September 15, 2012 | GEORGE CHAMBERLIN
    You just never know how the financial markets will react to the Federal Reserve and announcements from Chairman Ben Bernanke on monetary policy. Most of the time it is a big yawn bordering on disappointment, but this past week proved to be just the opposite.On Thursday the Fed’s Open Market Committee did what most observers had anticipated: opened up the money tap with another massive infusion of funds to, as the Fed statement suggests, “put downward pressure on long-term interest rates, support mortgage markets and help to make broader financial conditions more accommodative.”The committee agreed to increase policy accommodation by...
  • Another Obama fundraiser is investor in car company that won federal loan

    10/28/2011 10:37:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/28/11 | Carol D. Leonnig
    An investment firm whose vice chairman has been an adviser and fundraiser for President Obama saw one of its portfolio companies win approval this year for $50 million in loans from the administration’s clean-energy loan program. Washington-based Perseus says its affiliation with James A. Johnson, a major fundraiser for Obama’s campaign, played no role in persuading the Energy Department to award the loan to Vehicle Production Group, a Miami start-up that is manufacturing wheelchair-accessible cars and taxis. Johnson headed Obama’s vice presidential selection committee in 2008 and is the former chairman of housing mortgage giant Fannie Mae.
  • Solyndra Investor, Obama Bundler George Kaiser in 2009: It’s Time to Cash in on the Mother of All

    09/20/2011 8:54:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 9/120/11 | Morgen
    Billionaire Obama fundraiser George Kaiser visited the White House 16 times over the past 3 years, and is caught in the middle of the Solyndra scandal as the company’s chief investor and prime beneficiary of the debt restructuring approved by the Obama Administration earlier this year. This has lead to the obvious question of whether Kaiser leveraged his political connections to obtain federal stimulus funding, and preferential treatment, but surely there might be a less nefarious explanation for Kaiser’s White House visits, right? Nah…
  • Solyndra Investor admits: we wanted the loan so we could 'go public and cash out'

    09/16/2011 12:24:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/16/11 | Ed Lasky
    A clearer picture of the underlying insider scheme at Solyndra is beginning to emerge.(snip) There was another motivator -- Solyndra's management and investors had an eye on an initial public offering. "There was a perceived halo around the loan," said an investor with knowledge of the company. "If we get the loan, then we can definitely go public and cash out."
  • 'Swedish shipments to Nazis may have been ransom for captured Swedes'

    06/30/2011 4:06:19 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 6 replies ^ | 06/29/2011 | Susanne Berger/Ingela Magner
    Historical documents related to the capture of seven Swedes by the Gestapo in Poland in 1942 puts Sweden's subsequent ball bearing deliveries to Nazi Germany in a new light, argue historians Susanne Berger and Ingela Magner. A new review of document collections in the Swedish National Archives (Riksarkivet) shows that the arrest of the seven "Warsaw Swedes" by the Gestapo in Poland in 1942 not only seriously jeopardized the men's lives but posed an existential threat to Swedish Match companies and other Swedish businesses throughout Eastern Europe. The men's release two years later was apparently secured not only through painstaking...
  • Hollywood Fundraiser For Rahm Emanuel

    10/22/2010 3:04:46 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 6 replies · 1+ views ^ | October 22, 2010 | Nikki Finke
    ...five well-known Hollywood Democrats -- David Geffen, Bob Iger, Peter Chernin, Haim Saban, and Ari Emanuel -- are hosting a November 4 fundraiser for Ari's brother Rahm Emanuel in his bid to become Chicago's next mayor. Rahm, a former Democratic U.S. Representative from Illinois' 5th Congressional District (2003-2009), resigned as President Obama's White House Chief Of Staff on October 1 to throw his hat into the mayoral race following the retirement of Richard M. Daley whose last name more or less owned that political office the way most families would takeover the dining table. The Hollywood fundraiser will be held...
  • Protests at seizure of German-owned Zimbabwe farm

    07/02/2010 10:08:02 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 2, 2010 | ANGUS SHAW
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Germany's government said Friday it will cut off aid to Zimbabwe unless illegal and violent occupiers are removed from a farm owned by a German national. In a Friday protest note to the Zimbabwe foreign ministry, Germany noted the occupation of the eastern Zimbabwe property owned by German investor Heinrich von Pezold violates a decade-old investment agreement between the two countries.

    03/08/2009 1:20:34 PM PDT · by Son House · 19 replies · 868+ views
    CNBC ^ | Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | Jennifer Dauble
    On Monday, March 9th, Billionaire investor Warren Buffett will join CNBC's Becky Quick live from Omaha for a special edition of CNBC's signature morning show, "Squawk Box" (6AM-9AM ET). For three hours, the Oracle of Omaha will answer viewer's questions about Berkshire Hathaway's performance, the markets and the economy. To submit questions email or go to and click on "Ask Warren." For more information go to:
  • Why Democrats Will Target the Investor Class in 2009

    03/05/2009 8:00:34 AM PST · by 101viking · 22 replies · 1,358+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | October 30, 2008 | James Pethokoukis
    There are at least two pretty effective ways to turn someone into a Republican: (1) get them married with kids and (2) get them to invest in the stock market. So, if I were a highly paid Democratic political strategist, I would make sure to spend a few minutes every day thinking of ways to get Americans out of the stock market—the faster, the better. And that's why if Barack Obama is elected president next week, 2009 may well bring a concerted and all-out effort by the Obama administration and a Democratically dominated Congress to turn the generally pro-Republican Investor...
  • Fool Him Twice: The Worst Investor Ever

    12/29/2008 10:40:23 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 3 replies · 807+ views
    Long Or Short Capital.Com ^ | undated | "Johnny Debacle"
    I’ve found the worst investor ever. I mean this has to be him right? His name is Jerome Fisher, the name may be slightly familiar as the founder of shoe-company Nine West. But he has done so much more than that. He lost a significant chunk of change in not one, but two of the biggest hedge fund scams in history, KL Group and Bernie Madoff Investment Securities. He was an investor with the KL Group, a hedge fund run by Korean-American scam artists who defrauded investors of nearly $200 million. Maybe he should get a pass for this one...
  • Mass. investor saw inside Madoff scam (WHO was 'asleep at the switch', Obama?)

    12/19/2008 10:42:35 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 2,915+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/19/08 | Jay Lindsay - ap
    BOSTON – His repeated warnings that Wall Street money manager Bernard Madoff was running a giant Ponzi scheme have cast Harry Markopolos as an unheeded prophet. But people who know or worked with Markopolos say it wasn't prescience that helped him foresee the collapse of Madoff's alleged $50 billion fraud. Instead, they say diligence and a strong moral sense drove his quixotic, nine-year quest to alert regulators about Madoff.
  • Judge: AIG reserves fraud caused big investor loss ($544 Million, 5 fmr. execs face hefty jailtime)

    11/03/2008 4:44:02 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 562+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/3/08 | Martha Graybow
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – A financial manipulation scheme cost American International Group Inc investors at least $544 million, a judge has estimated, a finding that could mean the five former executives convicted in the fraud will face lengthy prison terms when sentenced. The case is unrelated to AIG's mortgage-related losses that led to a near collapse of the company in September and an $85 billion emergency line of credit from the U.S. Federal Reserve. Four former executives at General Re Corp, a unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, and one former AIG executive were found guilty by a federal...
  • Hedge Funds Get Rattled As Investors Seek Exits (hedge funds death watch)

    09/06/2008 6:39:28 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies · 166+ views
    WSJ ^ | 09/05/08 | Gregory Zuckerman and Craig Karmin
    Hedge Funds Get Rattled As Investors Seek Exits Friday September 5, 11:44 pm ET By Gregory Zuckerman and Craig Karmin With anxiety about hedge-fund woes gripping the market, funds have their own fear: their investors. Some investors, particularly what are known as "funds of funds," are demanding their money back and may ramp up requests in the weeks ahead. That has prompted hedge-fund managers to sell securities to raise cash. "As the hedge fund investor base broadens, hedge fund portfolio management...slips out of the hands of the portfolio managers and into the hands of the investors," wrote , who runs...
  • Investor group attacks banks over subprime

    03/10/2008 9:27:39 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 527+ views
    FT ^ | 03/10/08 | Francesco Guerrera and Ben White
    Investor group attacks banks over subprime By Francesco Guerrera and Ben White in New York Published: March 10 2008 21:46 | Last updated: March 10 2008 21:46 A band of vocal shareholders will this week step up a campaign against a string of Wall Street banks, accusing them of failing to prevent their mortgage-related losses and threatening to vote against several directors at upcoming shareholder meetings. Union-backed CtW Investment Group, whose affiliated pension funds have over $200bn (£99.5bn) under management, is expected to launch its first attack on Morgan Stanley, and follow up with campaigns against some of the banks...