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Jim Probasco

Benzinga Staff Writer

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I'm a freelance writer and editor with more than 22 years' experience writing for print, Internet, radio and television. I have a wide and varied background, writing-wise from comedy, to music, to business and finance. Currently I write mostly business and finance related content on a variety of topics. I enjoy seeking out the "story behind the story" - the things that move stock, motivate buyers and sellers - and help make the world of commerce work. When I am not writing, I fish. I also enjoy hiking, reading, and playing my trombone. But mostly I fish. You can contact me by email: jprobasco61@gmail.com or Twitter: @jrpro62
May 03, 2016 4:06 PM
The latest IntraLinks Holdings Inc.’s (NYSE: IL) Deal Flow Predictor (DFP) is out and it forecasts no growth in the total number of M&A dea ...
April 04, 2016 1:32 PM
Financial advisors often struggle to communicate with their investor clients about the various strategies that make up the client’s portfolio. ...
March 14, 2016 2:20 PM
Companies realize that their ITOM/ITSM has to evolve from reactive to proactive. Customers will not engage when the platform doesn’t function. F ...
March 12, 2016 11:28 AM
Whether it’s a bank customer upset because they haven’t heard about a loan they applied for or a CEO concerned about the volume of negat ...
March 06, 2016 3:47 PM
With 15 percent of U.S. adults saying they’ve used online dating sites or mobile dating apps, according to Pew Research Center, the space is c ...
March 03, 2016 11:00 AM
Led by co-founder Leigh Drogen and company, financial services disruptor Estimize is at it again. This time it’s the launch of a skil ...
March 03, 2016 8:46 AM
International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM)’s announcement this week that its new security lineup includes a strategic partnership with en ...
February 25, 2016 4:22 PM
Trade Ideas newly released version 4 of its Trade Ideas Pro software, featuring “Holly,” the AI powered Investment Discovery Engine ...
February 14, 2016 1:49 PM
Compuware is not the same company it was in December 2014, when it was acquired by private equity firm Thomas Bravo and split in two with the mainfr ...
February 09, 2016 1:12 PM
The recently released IntraLinks Holdings Inc (NYSE: IL)'s Deal Flow Predictor (DFP) for 1H 2016 forecasts 3.5 percent growth in global deal announcem ...
January 21, 2016 10:33 AM
CityFunders, a real-estate crowdfunding platform exclusive to New York City, recently announced the launch of investment property in Crown Heights, Br ...
January 20, 2016 12:26 PM
With motorists expected to spend $17 billion less at the pump in 2016 compared to 2015, GasBuddy’s 2016 Fuel Price Outlook virtually guarantee ...
January 19, 2016 9:29 AM
A little more than a month ago, December 16, 2015, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time in a decade. The hike went from a rang ...
December 23, 2015 7:32 AM
"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...in 2008!" said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy, a community-based ...
December 06, 2015 5:52 PM
Agree Realty Corporation (NYSE: ADC) is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed REIT focused on the development and acquisition of net ...
November 19, 2015 3:00 PM
ElectionPulse measures voter interest based on Internet traffic on selected websites. The behind-scenes-engine, DataPulse, could be a huge help ...
November 01, 2015 7:39 PM
America Petroleum Institute wants candidates to outline their pro-energy vision for America. API says it’s about the economy and jobs and candi ...
October 22, 2015 1:50 PM
Q1 2016 globally announced M&A deals will show a modest 7 percent increase over Q1 2015. The majority of growth will be in consumer, healthcare, ...
October 07, 2015 1:17 PM
Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (formerly Google Inc) and Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO)’s recent ad platform updates came about becaus ...
October 05, 2015 3:20 PM
  Former Microsoft exec and current Talend CEO Mike Tuchen said open-source players have completely flipped around what used to be the enter ...
October 04, 2015 9:15 AM
The acquisition of Sponsorhub by Rentrak Corporation (NASDAQ: RENT) creates synergy between the two companies. Sponsorhub provides advertisers and sp ...
October 03, 2015 9:36 AM
RealtyShares said it has returned more than $10 million to investors. According to RealtyShares, offering a range of investment and financing o ...
October 02, 2015 12:19 PM
The need for fast, efficient compliance with stringent regulatory monitoring requirements lies at the heart of Lightspeed Trading’s recent sel ...
October 01, 2015 1:23 PM
  Visier provides business intelligence (BI) solutions to enterprise in a unique and cost-effective way, eliminating dependence on informati ...
September 29, 2015 2:43 PM
Parchment’s 5th Annual Student Choice College Rankings is the only study that reveals college preferences and enrollment decisions as reported ...
September 28, 2015 2:36 PM
Akebia Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: AKBA) is developing a safer treatment for anemia in patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. The compound, AKB-6548, is ...
September 26, 2015 12:05 PM
Subscription-based services like Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) Prime and Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) have forced companies in every sector to r ...
September 19, 2015 11:30 AM
LEED and green construction will provide U.S. workers with $134.3 billion in income in 2015. Green construction is expected to grow America’s g ...
September 16, 2015 5:10 PM
Volatile markets create uncertainty for investors. The financial crises in China and Europe foster fear. One solution for some investors might be cro ...
September 15, 2015 2:11 PM
  Nasdaq Inc (NASDAQ: NDAQ) and Visible Alpha have collaborated to provide deeper insight into analysts' expectations.     ...