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Madison Street Capital’s COO Anthony Marsala Thinks Some Hedge Funds Are Betting Too Much On Consumers 1

Madison Street Capital is a boutique investment firm that focuses on small and medium size mergers and acquisitions, but the firm also has a very profitable hedge fund. Madison Street Capital is not a typical New York hedge fund. Chicago-based Madison Street closed 42 hedge fund transactions in 2015. That is ten more transactions than the 2014 total. The volume of those 2015 transactions was 27 percent higher than 2014. Anthony Marsala, the award-winning COO of Madison Street, thinks 2016 will be another great year for the firm’s hedge fund investors, even though the hedge fund industry is struggling to produce decent returns.

Marsala said a new report shows that hedge funds are investing more in consumers than they did in the past. That is no surprise. The U.S. economy is driven by the consumer market and consumer spending, especially online spending.

Even though the economy only grew by a meager 1 percent in the third quarter of 2016, the big hedge funds believe the economy is in good shape. Madison Street Capital investors are not expecting the economy to grow in 2016. According to some economists, the U.S. economy is heading into recessionary territory, and it could arrive there at the beginning of 2017.

But according to Credit Suisse, the big hedge funds are betting on consumer services, household and personal products and middle America retailing. Companies like McDonalds, Amazon, Comcast and Alphabet are on the top of the big hedge fund investment list.

The world is changing in 2016, and retail spending in the U.S. is going to slow down according to men like George Soros. The European Union is in bad shape, and the Euro is plagued by EU debt. The migration crisis is turning the Eurozone into a danger zone, and the Middle East is facing a major religious dilemma. The Chinese economic and financial situation continues to impact the world, and when those factors are taken into account, along with the issues facing South American countries as well as Australia, the thought that the United States consumer driven economy will stay strong is wishful thinking, according to some hedge fund managers.

Some of the top hedge fund managers are selling stocks and betting against the Chinese yuan. That bet seems like a bet that will produce a big return considering the fact that the banks in China are carrying far too much bad debt.

No one is sure what will happen next in the hedge fund industry, but one thing is sure. Madison Street Capital will continue to offer investors solid alternatives.

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Lovaganza is on a Mission to Revolutionize the World 1

Lovaganza is a charitable organization that has the challenging goal of improving the lives of children all over the world by 2050. This is no small undertaking but a big and risky venture that will seriously force Lovaganza to work hard to achieve its goal. From what we see, Lovaganza will probably pull off this goal.

J.F. Gagnon and his wife Genevieve Gagnon are both actors, entertainers and film producers of Lovaganza. These two have been in the business of making films for years. After the couple realized that many children around the world were suffering they came together to create a plan to figure out how to stop this problem. This is when they realized that they could make a difference through the world of movies and entertainment.

Lovaganza was created by the Gagnon’s as a means to help children. They realized that to help all of the world’s children they would need a vast amount of resources and help. This is why this organization has connected with various charitable organizations and other enterprises from around the world. Their goal is to set up Lovaganza offices on all of the continents across the globe.

The Gagnon’s want to locate all of the poverty stricken children in the world by 2035 on lovaganza.com. They need to find out this information so that they can help to improve their lives. Once 2050 comes to pass, the Gagnon’s expects that the world’s population, as a whole, would have improved because of their effort. How likely is this to happen, well that remains a mystery.

The undertaking that the Gagnon’s are trying to do is on massive scale. If they are successful they will literally make history as the most life changing charity in all of creation.

Organizations around the globe really enjoy the Gagnon’s work and what they are trying to accomplish. Lovaganza can in deed make a difference. They are going to have to collaborate with many other organizations and governments during this process. They plan on kicking off their charity with major worldwide celebratory events stating late in 2016.

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Choosing a Reputation Management Firm 1

Status Labs had its own share of negative press and took action immediately to restore things back to normal. That experience taught them a great lesson, and they felt what the impact that a bad press can have on a company and its employees. If a great company like Status Labs, which is a leader in the reputation management industry, can have a reputation issue, any person or company can face such a situation as well. The experts at Status Labs took steps to resolve the matter and regained public support.

These days, businesses and professionals need a reputation management system in order to operate successfully. Due to the prevalence of social media and other online networking sites, it’s easy to convey information from one source to another. Companies can suffer great damage to their brand or profile as a result of negative press or derogatory comments.

Most people nowadays research companies before making a buying decision, and if the information they find if negative they will leave and never to come back to that company. If they find positive information about the company they’re researching, then they will like to patronize that company.

Smart business owners and organization leaders set up a system that monitors their reputation and handles any issues without a hassle. They hire reputation management firms to handle the tedious and time-consuming task of maintaining their online reputation so they can focus on running their business. If you want to ensure a good online reputation, it is extremely important that you contact Status Labs right away.

Status Labs is a great company that has been providing excellent service in the reputation management arena. This reliable company has satisfied clients around the world and can help you with any reputation problem you may be facing. They can also design a customized solution that meets your reputation management needs.  Follow Status Labs on Twitter @statuslabs to learn more about their company and services.

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GTL, Global Tel Link Exposed by the Louisiana Public Service Commission 1

Securus Technologies, a leading provider of telecommunication services to the Federal and State prison systems has vowed to expose malpractices within the industry. To improve the integrity of the sector, CEO of Securus Technologies, Richard A. “Rick” Smith, plans to unravel embezzlement and frauds of GTL, Global Tel Link.

According to the press release by Securus Technologies, the nefarious practices of GTL will be exposed in a series of press release, which will be posted on the website of Securus Technologies. According to Richard, such reports are necessary to offer public awareness because GTL has been actively engaged in misleading the public about its services. Perhaps, the action is also necessary because GTL deliberately embezzled thousands of dollars from prisoners and their families, aggravating the suffering.

In the report, the Commission confirms that GTL, Global Tel Link, amassed more than $1.2 million as a result of illegal activities. For instance, GTL is blamed for implanting devices in the hardware installed in prison communication network that enhanced the duration of actual call time allowing GTL to overcharge the customer.

If this wasn’t enough, GTL is also blamed for offering illegal add-on services to the clients that would force prisoners and their families to undergo unnecessary steps before communicating with each other. As such, the time to contact with the other party unnecessarily increased the call time. In fact, the report also cited numerous cases of double-billing by GTL when it had known that certain customers were already billed for particular calls. Overall, Order No. U-20784-B by the Louisiana Public Service Commission claims that the management of GTL deliberately engaged in such obnoxious practices.

 

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The Man Behind the Money: Meet George Soros 1

With his name splashed across the media world, just who is this man behind all this abundance of money? Born Gyorgy Schwartz on August 12, 1930 in Hungary, the man we now know as George Soros arose from a historic moment in time to arrive on the Forbes list of richest people in the world today. Growing up in Budapest during the Holocaust, Soros has been recently called out on his teenage years spent under the stress of the Nazis.

As a fourteen year old boy, George Soros played the role of sidekick alongside a man who spent his time gathering the leftover goods of the diminishing Jewish population; however, during this time Soros stated that he did not take any of the property for himself and was simply accompanying the man on his collections. While his family consisted of non-practicing Jews, George Soros eventually immigrated by himself to England where he would study at the London School of Economics. Even with Beck’s touch critique of this wealthy man, there is no doubt how growing up under a Communist dictatorship deeply and tremendously impacted George.

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George Soros – The New York Times

George Soros | Open Society Foundations (OSF)

Today, this upbringing has been infused throughout his being as evidenced in his monetary donations. As a member of the Democratic party, Soros supported the Presidential campaigns of both John Kerry and Barack Obama. In fact, since Clinton entered office George Soros has been a top contributor with $5,000,000,000 donated to the Democratic National Committee in 2008. This massive contribution ensured Obama’s victory during this campaign.

As a member of the Carlyle Group, which includes former CIA head and President George Bush, Sr., Soros helped invest over $100 million. In 2006, Soros also purchased approximately 2 million shares of Halliburton, a group that became a household name under former Vice President Dick Cheney. Along with his special interest in government, George Soros is likewise involved in several non-government organizations such as ACLU, ACORN, Project on Death in America, La Raza, MoveOn.org, Apollo Alliance, Media Matters for America, Tides Foundation and many more.

Who really is George Soros? From amateur philosopher to currency speculator and philanthropist, George Soros grew up in a different world than we live in and utilizes this experience as he contributes to many worthy causes across the globe.

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Nothing But Net When Shaq/Boraie’s “The Beach” Development Goes Through 1

Boraie Development is already known as one of the most prominent real estate companies in New Jersey, but add the star power of NBA icon Shaq O’Neal, and the attention is huge.

That’s why the business team of Shaq and Boraie is golden and a pair who makes things happen, especially when it comes to major urban renewal projects like The Beach at South Inlet.

The plan wears a $61 million price tag designed to build a gorgeous 250-unit apartment complex with an outdoor pool and luxury surroundings near the neglected north end of Atlantic City, just steps away from the famous Boardwalk and Atlantic Ocean.

The problem has to do with a loan extension, and the extra time needed by the New Jersey Casino Redevelopment Authority to see if the green light for Shaq and Boraie is a sound one, considering the apartment complex would be close to the vacant Revel Casino.

According to PhillyMag published through the New Jersey Stage, the $30 million loan to the Shaq/Boraie dream team did initially win approval back in March of 2013 by the RDA. However, the loan was held back, so that further examination of the project could be done.

The team is raring to go and just needs this final step approved, so they can begin the exciting urban revitalization of Atlantic City. In a press release, Wasseem Boraie appears to have all his ducks lined up in a row, stating that he and Shaq have secured outside financing for The Beach at South Inlet project from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency.

The successful real estate developers have a long string of urban commercial and residential buildings across the Garden State that have encouraged new residents and an economic vibrancy to those areas.

Boraie Development is probably best known for turning the college town of New Brunswick around with its The Aspire, luxury apartments/condominiums in the heart of the city, mere steps from the New Brunswick train station.

Shaq and Boraie just want to play in the game and get things moving for The Beach at South Inlet.

It’s your move, Casino Redevelopment Authority. Learn more about Boraie Development: https://twitter.com/boraiedev

Crystal Hunt: A Great Acting Talent That Continues to Impress 1

Crystal Hunt has the kind of talent that shines through her performances. Hunt has been turning heads and warming hearts since she was a young girl. She was a well-known pageant contestant, and her charms got her little jobs on different commercials. Her smile was the kind that people just could not deny. But Hunt was meant for more than just a few commercials.

Hunt was interested in being more, including being an actress. This was something that she decided to actively pursue as a young girl. Hunt astonished the people who were searching for a girl who could convincingly play the daughter of Philip and Beth Raines, a couple on Guiding Light. Guiding Light was a critically acclaimed soap opera on CBS. She played Lizzie Spaulding. She convinced the whole world that she was both lovable and troubled as their daughter. Hunt’s performance captured hearts, and it also captured the eyes of many critics. In fact, it was not long before she was recognized for the part as she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award nomination. The nomination was given to her in 2005, which was two years after taking the role. There was no doubt that she had settled into the role and had made Lizzie Spaulding a character worth remembering. She got the nomination for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series.

Hunt’s performance was so strong that many wondered if she would be able to play any other role since audience knew her as Lizzie Spaulding. Hunt was definitely ready to break that preconception. A few years later, Hunt decided to take on another interesting role after Spaulding in One Life to Live. Here she played the role of Stacy Morasco. Hunt was able to convince many of her natural malice to the point that people truly feared here presence. She definitely knew how to wield her natural acting abilities into characters that became memorable.

These two roles and many more have made Crystal Hunt a legend in the acting world because she is able to make any role she takes into an iconic one.  Check out her reel on YouTube.

Questions Raised About New Brunswick Devco Over Unpaid CRDA Loan Of $20 Million 1

Early this year, the Middlesex County Improvement Authority failed to pay $1 million interest on a $20 million loan that it had obtained from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. The loan was obtained in 2005 to finance the development of The Heldrich, a hotel and conference center in New Brunswick constructed by the New Brunswick Development Corp. The Authority had already accumulated arrears of approximately $7 million in missed payments. This information was originally reported on Press of Atlantic City.

The New Brunswick Development Corporation serves as a model for its sister firm, the Atlantic City Development, which is expected to manage over $200 million in private and public financing. Senate President, Stephen Sweeney, touted the corporation as a model of what can be achieved when public resources are channeled through private companies to implement large-scale constructions. Chris Paladino who structured Heldrich’s $20 million loan heads the two corporations. The 235-room hotel was opened in 2007 as the economic crisis was setting in. However, it has been struggling to attract guests for quite some time. The previous year’s occupancy stood at 63.5 percent.

On the other end, the Atlantic County Improvement Authority is setting up a $120 million in bonds to be issued in May for the Gateway project. The bond will be utilized to construct a Stockton University Satellite campus and will be repaid through the dorm room revenue and tax credit sales. John Cantalupo, Atlantic County Improvement Authority’s bond counsel, noted that he had examined the Heldrich financing. He was positive that the Gateway bonds would not experience similar shortfalls.

About Devco
Devco was established in mid-1970’s to act as a catalyst for the revitalization of the city. It is a private nonprofit real estate development firm. The corporation has played a pivotal role in the renaissance of New Brunswick. New York Times recognized Devco as a “powerful engine for economic growth.” Since it was established, Devco has managed about $1.6 billion of investments within the City.

Increase Strength of Assets with Gold Investment 1

Putting some of your money into precious metals, specifically gold, is a smart way to put some real money away. You should think of gold as the true, real currency, as there is nothing that can really take away its value.

Money can be affected greatly, as the value of currency can drop at any given point in time, which means you can have a bunch of cash, but if the value of the currency drops, you may have a bunch of paper that is not worth anything.

This can happen with a ton of different assets, as well as the fact that you may end up losing your money if you try to invest in something that does not go well for the US Money Reserve. A lot of people make money at their jobs and through other business ventures, only to lose them through investments that were rash.

Bad luck can also spoil an investment and sometimes people are even left with no money at all. This is a terrible place to be in, so you may want to consider buying some gold if you do have any amount of money or wealth.

One of the best things you can do with gold is buy up enough and keep it somewhere, such as in a safe, or even at a bank in a safety deposit box, knowing that you will have at least that much if something goes wrong with the economy, or any other asset that you have – http://www.retailmenot.com/view/usmoneyreserve.com.

Buying up some gold or silver from the US Money Reserve and putting it away for a rainy day is a solid way to add some protection to your wealth and your assets. You never know what is around the corner in life, and you never know what is going to happen to a currency, which is why the US Money Reserve is so adamant about investing in gold and silver.

They realize that it is a form of currency that is true to the core, as it is real and not going to go anywhere, so do yourself a big favor and protect yourself, by investing in some gold.

Learn About Talk Fusion And Its Opportunity 1

Talk Fusion is a popular video communication service and it’s founder and CEO is Bob Reina. Here is some more information about the company and about the CEO.

About Talk Fusion And Its Products
The company is a video communication business and it creates video conferencing products, social networking and broadcasting products. Talk Fusion was started in 2007 and since then it has grown to become a leader in the video communications industry.

Video chat, video email, video newsletters and live meetings is what customers can do on the Talk Fusion platform. Video chat allows people to video chat with anyone who has a mobile device that has internet connection and a camera. Video email allows people to create video email messages and there are hundreds of templates people can use. Live meetings allows Talk Fusion customers to host live video conferences from anywhere in the world.

Opportunity
Talk Fusion offers an amazing opportunity to people in more than 100 countries. The company’s success largely depends on independent associates who get the word out about Talk Fusion. Some of the benefits associates enjoy include instant pay, being their own boss, receiving training and having the chance to promote an innovative product that is relatively easy to sell.

About Bob Reina
Bob Reina has more than 15 years of relationship marketing. Reina is also known for empowering others to live their dreams, and since finding Talk Fusion, it has gone on to become one of the best video communications platforms in the world.

Not only is Reina known for his work with Talk Fusion, but he has made many civic contributions, and he still makes civic contributions. He is also very charitable and he is a champion for animal causes.

Talk Fusion is an innovative company that is run by a CEO with a passion to succeed and a passion If anyone is interested in learning more about Talk Fusion products or the opportunity it offers, then they can visit the company’s website.