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Robert Shiller's shocking call: Buy Greek stocks!

Nobel laureate Robert Shiller sees a buying opportunity in Greek stocks.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Alex Rosenberg
Solar Impulse - An Idea Born in Switzerland: U.S. Arrival of Swiss Solar-Powered Aircraft Example of Swiss Innovative and Competitive Spirit

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2015-- Switzerland congratulates the Solar Impulse team on successfully crossing the Pacific Ocean, one of the most challenging legs of the epic journey. I am proud to share their heritage and I am excited to share their vision, "said Martin Dahinden, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States, on Solar Impulse's arrival in Hawaii.
Source: Globe Newswire
Want to think like a VC? Read these books

Venture capitalist Bill Tai has a knack for spotting hot new start-ups. Want to think like him? Check out his summer reading list.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Bill Tai, venture capitalist and entrepreneur
Mercer Announces Leadership Changes in North America and European/Pacific Regions

EuroPac region President Simon O' Regan to lead North America. Martine Ferland appointed to President, EuroPac. NEW YORK---- Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and careers, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh& McLennan Companies, today announced the appointment of Simon O' Regan to President, North America.
Source: Business Wire
Strand Life Sciences Names Scott A. Storrer CEO as Company Continues Global Expansion with Focus on Precision Medicine Product

AURORA, Colo. and BANGALORE, India, July 1, 2015/ PRNewswire/-- Strand Life Sciences, a global genomic profiling company that uses next generation sequencing technology to empower cancer care, today announced the appointment of Scott A. Storrer as chief executive officer. Vijay Chandru, who has served as Strand's chairman and CEO since its founding in 2000, will...
Source: PR Newswire
UPDATE 1-Fintech explosion puts banks in digital firing line

FRANKFURT, June 30- The world's top banks and insurers are seeing their business models challenged by "fintech" start-ups, which are reshaping what consumers and businesses expect from financial services, industry insiders and experts say. A report out Tuesday from the World Economic Forum, the Swiss-based corporate think-tank which runs the Davos summit of...
Source: Reuters | By: Eric Auchard
New Global Scorecard Shows Gender Gap Persists Limiting Economic Potential of Women Entrepreneurs

United States, Canada and Australia named best places for female entrepreneurship but still have an opportunity for improvement Gender-based differences hold high-impact women entrepreneurs back, even in highest ranking countries Research identifies recommendations for action to accelerate change. BERLIN---- Dell today announced the findings of the...
Source: Business Wire
World Economic Forum sees finance industry in digital firing-line

The report by the World Economic Forum, the Swiss-based corporate think-tank which runs the Davos summit of world leaders each January, says major disruptions are in store for many once highly profitable financial services businesses. Exemplifying the trend, UK regulators last week granted a banking license to Atom, a "branch-free, paper-free" institution...
Source: Reuters | By: Eric Auchard
Lending Club Platform Opens to Investors in Texas and Arizona

"We are delighted to announce the addition of two key states today, which we believe will help drive more individual investors to our platform," said Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche. How are people using Lending Club? Borrowers who used a personal loan through the Lending Club marketplace to consolidate debt or pay off high interest credit cards report in a...
Source: PR Newswire
Booming education business helps some Africans move up a class

JOHANNESBURG, June 29- Packed tightly at a row of graffitied desks in an overcrowded classroom, students at Masiqhakaze Secondary School near Johannesburg shiver as a chilly breeze blows through broken windows. In a 2015 report the World Economic Forum ranked South Africa last in the quality of mathematics and science education and close to last at 139 out of...
Source: Reuters | By: Tendai Dube