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May 02, 2014
4 Ways Raising Fast-Food Workers’ Wages May Hurt the Economy
The debate over a wage hike for fast-food workers rages on. Here are 4 ways it might hurt the market.
April 29, 2014
Top 5 Responsible Corporations in the U.S.
Corporate Responsibility Magazine released its 15th annual list of the top 100 U.S. corporate citizens last week.
April 28, 2014
Pandora’s Plummet: Is Apple’s iTunes Taking Over Internet Radio?
Investors strongly reacted to Pandora’s after-hours first-quarter earnings call on Thursday, as the company’s loss missed analyst expectations.
April 25, 2014
Market Mysteries: Are Boring Stocks Back?
As investors grow weary of volatility in the Internet and biotechnology sectors, renewed attention is being paid to the relative safety of “boring” stocks.
April 23, 2014
Will Sanctions Affect Russian-U.S. Arctic Oil Partnerships?
As the energy industry braces itself for expected upcoming sanctions, investors and insiders are examining global partnerships.
April 22, 2014
Liked Cheerios on Facebook? You Can Still Sue the Company
General Mills announced that it had removed a newly introduced arbitration clause from its site that would have reduced consumers’ ability to sue.
April 18, 2014
Should You Care About High-Frequency Trading?
The media has been discussing high-frequency trading since the release of Michael Lewis’s 'Flash Boys' and regulators recently initiated investigations into the practice. Here are six basic questions, answered, about high-frequency trading.
April 16, 2014
Bank of America Reports Q1 Earnings Loss
Bank of America reported a net loss of $276 million (5 cents per diluted share) in its first-quarter earnings before the market opened on Wednesday.
April 16, 2014
Coca-Cola Sees Growth in Non-Soda and Emerging Markets
Coca-Cola Co. released first-quarter earnings on Tuesday, and although profits and revenue declined from the same period last year, volume increased.
April 14, 2014
The Market This Week: Is the Sky Really Falling?
Markets across the globe took a negative turn this week, prompting half of the financial world to predict the start of a major downturn and the other half shrugging it off.
April 13, 2014
Corporations Push for Climate Change Legislation
Top global and domestic corporations are behind two separate efforts pushing to fast track climate change policies.
April 10, 2014
Bitcoin: All You Need to Know as Virtual Money Gets Real
Here are some basic questions about bitcoins, answered, that can help get you up to speed.
April 09, 2014
Pinterest Beats Facebook, Twitter in Online Shopping
According to a Shopify study of Pinterest users, they are 10 percent more likely to buy a product than those coming from other social media sites and generally spend more than double on their orders.
April 09, 2014
Global Ranking of Retailers Sees Biggest Gains for Discount Brands
All brands were able to adapt to consumers’ increased online shopping habits as well as evaluate sales data to anticipate and tailor customer demand.
April 08, 2014
Why Big Pharma May Not Be Cashing in on Medical Marijuana
Why haven’t major American pharmaceutical companies joined the “green rush?”
April 04, 2014
Is eBay Poised to Fill Amazon’s Retail Market Gap?
Ebay has been working on an expansion strategy designed to address Amazon cutting into its profit margins.
April 03, 2014
HSBC Anti-Money Laundering Efforts Need ‘Much Work,’ According to U.S. Regulators
Earlier this week, federal prosecutors said that while HSBC has made improvements to its anti-money laundering system, “much work” remains for the bank.
April 02, 2014
10 Months After the NSA Revelations: What’s Changed?
In the wake of the 2013 revelations regarding the NSA's domestic surveillance practices, dire predictions are being made about cloud computing.
April 01, 2014
Has ‘Cooperative Capitalism’ Been a Factor in the Competitive Marketplace?
Source: Thinkstock Ocean Spray. Land O’Lakes. ACE Hardware. ShopRite. These commonly recognized companies do not fit the standard concept of a business cooperative, which is often portrayed as an organizational model only sustainable on a small scale. While the majority fit that mold, there are a handful of member-owned businesses that have quietly found significant […]
March 31, 2014
Automation By the Numbers: What It Might Mean for Your Job
An Oxford study released last year predicts that within two decades, 47 percent of American jobs are at high risk of being replaced by automation.
March 28, 2014
Natural Gas Industry Could See Benefit From Increased Sanctions
The Senate and House easily passed HR 4278 yesterday, broadening the scope of the sanctions and approving a $1bn aid package to the Ukraine.
March 27, 2014
Will Facebook’s Oculus Acquisition Damage Contributor Trust in Kickstarter?
News of Facebook’s acquisition of (initially) Kickstarter-funded Oculus VR spread faster than a meme of a cat in a necktie.
March 26, 2014
Top Oil Companies See Reduction in Natural Gas Profits
While profit margins and budgets for capital expenses differed, top oil companies announced an increase in general exploration costs.
March 25, 2014
Another Class Action Lawsuit on the Horizon for JPMorgan Chase?
JPMorgan is now facing the possibility of a new class action suit, alleging a familiar theme.
March 25, 2014
Tips on Surviving the Coming Bear Market
With a little precaution, there are ways to help weather and maybe even profit during the coming downward trend.
March 24, 2014
Financial Firms Invest in Housing Market Both as Landlord and Lender
Smaller firms have been eager to loosen eligibility requirements for borrowers seeking to obtain Federal Housing Administration loans.
March 21, 2014
Results of This Year’s First Round of Stress Tests Were Mostly as Expected
The Federal Reserve on Friday released the results of this year’s annual Dodd-Frank Act stress test, which evaluates the capital of the country’s top 30 banks.
March 20, 2014
Is This High-Frequency Trade Probe Spooking the Market?
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is widening the scope of an investigation into high-frequency trading firms.