Uri Berliner http://wmuk.org en Why You Won't Win Warren Buffett's Billion-Dollar Bracket http://wmuk.org/post/why-you-wont-win-warren-buffets-billion-dollar-bracket <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq_K5Hg8TrM</p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 15:05:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 12958 at http://wmuk.org Why You Won't Win Warren Buffett's Billion-Dollar Bracket The Roots Of Franchising Took Hold In A Hair Salon Chain http://wmuk.org/post/roots-franchising-took-hold-hair-salon-chain <em>We have been reporting for several weeks now on </em><a href="http://www.npr.org/series/235557499/ddd">small businesses in America</a>.<em> Today, we explore a business system where entrepreneurs and corporations come together: franchising. Franchising is a bit like marriage. It takes a good long-term relationship to succeed.</em><p>It makes sense to begin a story about franchising and the hairstyling business by looking to Martha Matilda Harper, a servant living in Rochester, N.Y., in the late 19th century. In her spare time, she developed a special hair tonic. The tonic sold well. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 07:05:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 9582 at http://wmuk.org The Roots Of Franchising Took Hold In A Hair Salon Chain Resisting The Temptation To 'Win' When Investing http://wmuk.org/post/resisting-temptation-win-when-investing <em>NPR's Uri Berliner is taking $5,000 of his own savings and putting it to work. Though he's no financial whiz or guru, he's exploring different types of investments — alternatives that may fare better than staying in a savings account that's not keeping up with inflation.</em><p>Deciding how to invest in the stock market can be daunting. That's why I called on someone who's seen it all. Charley Ellis founded Greenwich Associates, a research and consulting firm, and wrote an influential investing book called <em>Winning the Loser's Game.</em> He worked in investment management for 50 years. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 07:24:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 5796 at http://wmuk.org Resisting The Temptation To 'Win' When Investing Comcast To Buy Rest of NBCUniversal From GE http://wmuk.org/post/comcast-buy-rest-nbcuniversal-ge Comcast, the Philadelphia based cable giant, announced a major deal late Tuesday afternoon. It will buy the 49 percent stake of NBCUniversal that it did not already own for $16.7 billion. General Electric is the seller and will also be selling some prized real estate as part of the deal. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 17:25:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 2304 at http://wmuk.org Back To The Economy Of The '90s? Not So Fast http://wmuk.org/post/back-economy-90s-not-so-fast Throughout the debate over taxes and the "fiscal cliff," there's been a lot of looking backward — to the 1990s. The economic expansion of the 1990s was the longest in recorded American history.<p>Democrats say the economy thrived under the leadership of President Bill Clinton, including his tax rate increase on high earners. Republicans say government didn't spend as much then and that growth didn't really take off until the GOP took control of Congress in 1995.<p>So what actually happened in the '90s? What made them tick?<p><strong>A Unique Boom</strong><p>First, some numbers. Tue, 25 Dec 2012 09:03:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 817 at http://wmuk.org Back To The Economy Of The '90s? Not So Fast