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Who are your competitors?

Markets change. After long periods of stability, one or more entrepreneurial disrupters enters the market and puts its stamp on an industry. Some of the old guard will fade away, some will adapt, and the new guard will take control. 345 more words


Big Data and Discrimination

The NYT has an interesting report on the new wave of startups using “big data” to assess individual creditworthiness.  However, the story is rather too cute by half: 321 more words

Gentlemen, start your engines

It’s been a month’s hiatus from the blog and Sarah and I have itchy typing fingers. Happy New Year! We expect to have a busy 2015. 308 more words


Minyard Food Stores buys 12 Albertsons and Tom Thumbs in Texas | Dallas Morning News

Albertsons and Safeway will sell 168 stores in eight states, including 12 in Texas, before the pending merger of the supermarket chains can be completed.Six of the stores are in Dallas and one each in Grapevine, McKinney, Plano, Rowlett, Bedford and Roanoke.The sale of these stores is part of the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust review of the pending merger of the two national grocery chains.Minyard Food Stores is the buyer of the local eight Albertsons and four Tom Thumb stores. 14 more words


Trading the world.

I was visiting Chennai and made a visit to the market with my elder brother. The signs of material success and consumerism were everywhere to see.

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An update on the CFPB

We’ve been silent for awhile on the subject of lending discrimination and the CFPB, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the lending world stopped talking about it. 166 more words