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General Business - Posted 2015-03-30 09:12:00
Deutsche Bank: What If Gordon Gekko Had Bought Heinz/Kraft and Not Warren Buffett?

Warren Buffet Photo - Heinz and Kraft company logos Late last week, the 3G Capital Partners and Berkshire Hathaway owned H.J. Heinz Co. announced that they would be merging with Kraft Foods Group.

The deal, which will create a $50 billion food giant, will see brands like Jell-O, Kool-Aid and Heinz Ketchup all housed under the same roof.

The deal makes Kraft shareholders largely happy (they will receive 49% of the new company and their shares appr...Full Story

Janet Yellen - Photo taken on January 2015 - Federal Reserve - Press Conference General Business - Posted 2015-03-28 04:15:00
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen: Interest Rates Likely To Start Rising Later in 2015

The US dollar strengthened today after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen revealed that interest rates will likely start to rise later in 2015. Yellen stressed that interest rates would likely start t...Full Story

Kraft and Heinz merger - Illustration - Logos combine General Business - Posted 2015-03-25 23:42:00
Heinz and Kraft Merge; Deal Crafted By Warren Buffett and 3G Capital

A major deal was announced on Wednesday morning after it was revealed that H.J. Heinz Co., which is a private company that is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and Brazilian private-equity firm 3G Capi...Full Story

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Institutional Funds Flock To Alibaba

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA on the NYSE), the Chinese e-commerce giant, has been on fire since going public in mid-Se... Full Story
Posted June 19th, 2014 10:07 pm EST
Las Vegas: Democrats Currently The Favorites To Win in 2016

According to Las Vegas, the Democrats are currently the favorites to win the 2016 US Presidential el... Full Story
Posted May 25th, 2014 5:19 pm EST
Los Angeles Clippers Likely To Fetch $1 Billion+ in Sale

The NBA is going to force a sale of the Los Angeles Clippers due to recent remarks by the team's dis... Full Story
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What is the Debt Ceiling?

There is currently a fierce debate underway in the United States over the country's "debt ceiling". ... Full Story

Senator Ted Cruz - Official Photo - Year 2015 General Business - Posted 2015-03-23 01:19:00
Cruz Goes First

Texas Senator Ted Cruz will reportedly become the first Republican candidate to officially announce his bid for the Presidency on Monday. According to reports, Cruz will formally announce his bid duri...Full Story
Tesla Company Logo - T - Version General Business - Posted 2015-03-21 09:03:00
Elon Musk: Tesla's Model S Sedans Will Have Autonomous Technology By Summer

For many people, autonomous technology (aka "self-driving" technology) in cars means a dramatic increase in quality of life. For instance, instead of focusing on the mundane task of driving through ci...Full Story
The Department of the Treasury Building - United States - Washington - Clear, Sunny Day General Business - Posted 2015-03-16 19:45:00
Not Again! Nation Hits Its "Debt Ceiling" Once Again

The United States has been operating in a state of bliss over the past year or so when it comes to the nation's debt limit.

That state of bliss ended on March 15th with the expiration ...Full Story

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Herbalife - Company Logo General Business - Posted 2015-03-13 21:05:00
Contractor Subpoenaed in Herbalife Market Manipulation Investigation

Shares of Herbalife spiked over 8% today after news of an investigation into the possible manipulation of the company's shares was revealed.

Bill Ackman, founder and CEO of Pershing Sq...Full Story
Charles General Business - Posted 2015-03-11 20:29:00
Charles Schwab Throws Hat Into Automated Investment Ring With "Intelligent Portfolios"

Charles Schwab raised eyebrows and ruffled some feathers earlier this week when they launched their new "Intelligent Portfolios" product, aka "Blue".

Schwab's "Intelligent Portfolios" ...Full Story
Wall Street Sign - Financial District - New York - Sunny Day General Business - Posted 2015-03-08 22:36:00
Stocks Fall After Strong February Jobs Report

The February jobs report came in stronger than expected on Friday but the major market indexes took a swan dive. What happened? Isn't strong economic activity good for the stock market?

...Full Story

Are interest rates about to rise? - Question - Illustration / Concept General Business - Posted 2015-03-05 17:48:00
Markets Await Friday's Jobs Report

The markets are eagerly anticipating the release of the February job numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday morning.

The consensus estimate has the US economy adding 235...Full Story
Dollar Sign - Green Colour - Paint Brush Effect - World Billionaires General Business - Posted 2015-03-02 19:47:00
Forbes: Global Billionaire Count Up To 1,826

Forbes released their "2015 Forbes Billionaire List" earlier today.

According to Forbes, the world now has a total of 1,826 billionaires, which is up from last year. These people with ...Full Story
U.S. Employment Cogs / Gears - Illustration Concept - American Flag General Business - Posted 2015-02-27 19:51:00
District of Columbia Leads Nation With Unemployment Rate of 7.3% in December

The Bureau of Labor Statistics ("BLS") recently released the state unemployment data for the month of December.

During the height of the economic meltdown in the United States, Nevada,...Full Story
Warren Buffett - Photo: Asa Mathat - One on One with -  Year 2011 General Business - Posted 2015-02-26 01:23:00
Warren Buffett Continues To Work on His Magnum Opus

Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, will be releasing his annual letter to shareholders this Saturday.

Buffett's annual letter is always something special as he pro...Full Story

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OPEC Logo - Organization Of Petroleum Exporting Countries - Blue Colour General Business - Posted 2015-02-24 05:58:00
OPEC President: "Extraordinary Meeting" of OPEC May Be Approaching If Oil Falls Further

A schism continues to develop in the once closely knit group that is known as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

OPEC, which counts twelve states (Algeria, Angol...Full Story
Apple and Microsoft - Company Logos General Business - Posted 2015-02-21 06:15:00
Apple Computer and Microsoft Most Popular Institutional Investor Holdings in Q4/2014

45 days after the end of every quarter, institutional investment managers with at least $100 million in assets need to file something called a Form 13F. These forms list all of the qualifying securiti...Full Story
The United States Treasury Building - Sunny Day - Garden General Business - Posted 2015-02-20 06:28:00
December 2014 Foreign Debt Holder Report: Russia Dumps Over 20% Of Their US Debt Holdings

Foreign holdings of US debt was up approximately $40 billion in December of 2014, despite the fact that Russia, one of the largest holders of US debt, dumped over 20% of their holdings during the mont...Full Story
Warren Buffett - Line Drawing - Oil Price - Illustration General Business - Posted 2015-02-17 18:50:00
Buffett Bails Out of Oil

Many people were wondering how Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway would approach the staggering decline in the price of oil that has taken place over the past couple of months.

Woul...Full Story

The United States Presidential Elections - Capitol Hill - American Colours - Drawing / Illustration - Concept General Business - Posted 2015-02-17 04:13:00
Polls: Republican Presidential Candidate Log Jam Forming In Several Early Nominating States

According to a trio of new polls from NBC News/Marist, there is currently a log jam forming in three early nominating states - Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina - when it comes to the Republican ...Full Story
Marijuana Leaf - Symbol - Concept General Business - Posted 2015-02-14 21:03:00
Report: Legalized Marijuana Industry Generated $700 Million in Sales in Colorado Last Year

According to a report from the Washington Post, Colorado's legal marijuana industry generated an eye-popping $700 million in sales in 2014.

Based on tax projections that the state of C...Full Story
President Obama making a speach in front of american flags - Photo General Business - Posted 2015-02-12 18:56:00
Gallup: President Obama on Pace To Be Most Polarizing President of Modern Era

Here is something that probably won't surprise you - President Obama, according to Gallup.com, is currently on pace to be the most polarizing US President since at least 1953.

To measu...Full Story
Gas Cost - Illustration - Composite - Concept - Price at the Pump - Dollar Sign General Business - Posted 2015-02-09 18:54:00
Gasoline Prices Back On The Rise

The days of plummeting gasoline prices are over in the United States, at least for the time being.

Thanks to a rebound in the price of oil over the past couple of weeks, gasoline price...Full Story
Economy Cogs - Gears - Illustration General Business - Posted 2015-02-07 00:48:00
January Employment Report: 257,000 New Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Rises to 5.7%

The good news? The US economy added 257,000 new non-farm payroll jobs in January.

The bad news? This strong jobs report will heighten the possibility of a mid-year rate hike. This reve...Full Story
Green Dollar Money Bags - Illustration General Business - Posted 2015-02-04 16:10:00
Billionaire Bonanza: Report Claims That There Are 2,089 Billionaires In The World

According to a recent release from the Hurun Report, the total number of global billionaires rose by 222 in 2014, bringing the total of people with 10 figure net worths to 2,089.

Accor...Full Story
Superbowl XLIX - Year 2015 - Television (TV) ratings - Illustration / Concept General Business - Posted 2015-02-01 19:03:00
Ratings Bonanza Expected For Super Bowl XLIX

Super Bowl XLIX, which will be contested between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, may end up posting the highest rating for a television broadcast of all time.

The curren...Full Story
Mitt Romney speech - Circa 2012 - Clear Blue Sky General Business - Posted 2015-01-31 03:06:00
Mitt Romney Decides Against Third Presidential Bid in 2016

Mitt Romney, who ran for President of the United States twice (2008, 2012), has reportedly decided against a third bid for the White House.

Romney surprised many earlier in the month w...Full Story

United States Budget and Economic Outlook - 2015 - 2025 - Graphic General Business - Posted 2015-01-27 02:47:00
CBO: US Deficit Expected To Be $468 Billion in 2015

The CBO ("Congressional Budget Office") released a report titled "The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2015 to 2025" earlier today.

According to the CBO, the United States is expected to p...Full Story
One Euro Coin - Illustration General Business - Posted 2015-01-24 18:07:00
Analysts Chop Expectations For Euro; Some See Parity With US Dollar in Near Future

With the Euro hitting 11 year lows against the US dollar this past week, many analysts and investors are falling over themselves to lower their targets for the single currency.

Earlier...Full Story
The European Central Bank - Euro sign in front of the building - Photo - Sunny day General Business - Posted 2015-01-22 20:42:00
European Central Bank Unveils Details of Quantitative Easing Program

The European Central Bank (ECB) revealed earlier today the details of their 60 billion EUR/month quantitative easing (QE) program.

The program, which "is designed to fulfil the price s...Full Story
United States Elections - 2016 - Concept Poster General Business - Posted 2015-01-20 04:52:00
Report: Support for Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush Drops

According to a recently released NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, support for both Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney has dropped since the two men revealed their Presidential ambitions earlier this month. Full Story
Swiss Franc - 100 Bill - Stock Photo General Business - Posted 2015-01-16 18:10:00
Explosive Move in Swiss Franc Causes Havoc and Steep Losses

The story of the week was the Swiss National Bank's decision to halt its program of limiting the Swiss franc's rise compared to other currencies, especially the Euro.

Maintaining this ...Full Story
Car being filled with gas at station - Gas prices General Business - Posted 2015-01-13 20:27:00
US Energy Information Administration: US Households To Save $750 on Gasoline This Year

According to the EIA (US Energy Information Administration), US households are projected to save $750 on their gasoline bills in 2015.

Oil prices have been plummeting since November of...Full Story
United States Capitol - Congress Building - Sunny Cloudless Day General Business - Posted 2015-01-13 04:29:00
Report: Congress Finished 2013 With A Median Net Worth of $1.03 Million

Let me tell you something that you already know - most members of the US Congress are rich.

According to a new report that was released earlier today (link below), the median net worth...Full Story
Job Report - Illustration General Business - Posted 2015-01-09 18:26:00
December Employment Report: 252,000 Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.6%

Heading into today's December jobs report, expectations were for 240,000 new jobs to be added and for the unemployment rate in the nation to drop to 5.7%. The major brokerage houses' expectations for jobs growth in December ranged from 200,...Full Story


WSJ: Only 38% of Americans Would Have Enough Savings To Pay For Unexpected Bill
Hillary Clinton Out in Front of Practically Every 2016 Presidential Election Poll
US Debt Load Increased By $790 Billion in 2014
Pop The Champagne: Stocks Up Again in 2014
President Obama's Approval Rating At Highest Level Since Summer of 2013
Everything is Good: Mastercard Reports That US Holiday Retail Spending Was Up 5.5%
DJIA Closes Above 18,000 For The First Time
Gasoline Prices Down More Than $1.25/Gallon Since May
President Obama on Sony: "They Made a Mistake"
Russia in Turmoil As Oil Continues To Drop in Price
United Arab Emirates: OPEC Output Likely To Remain Unchanged Even If Oil Continues To Drop
The Great Oil Crash of 2014 Continues
November Employment Report: 321k Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Remains Stable at 5.8%
$2.7 Trillion Owed To Social Security - And Counting
United States Debt Clock Passes $18 Trillion For The First Time
Report: Black Friday Weekend Spending Down 11%
Oil Prices Continue To Plunge As OPEC Squares Off Against Shale-Oil Producers
Chinese Holdings of US Debt Down 2% From Year Ago
Average NHL Franchise Value Up $300 Million+ Over Past Decade
Google: Pay Us And You Won't See As Many Advertisements
President Obama Reveals Sweeping Overhaul of Immigration System
A Look at Bill Ackman's Portfolio As Of September 30th, 2014
Gallup: Democratic Party's Favorability Rating Falls To All-Time Low
Microsoft Replaces Exxon Mobil As World's Second Most Valuable Company
State Unemployment: Georgia Leads Way With Unemployment Rate of 7.9%
NFL: Business Continues To Grow Despite Scandals
Report: 30 Second Super Bowl Ads To Cost $4.5 Million
America Heads To The Polls on Tuesday
Washington Post "Election Lab": Republicans Have 95% Chance of Winning a Senate Majority
Hiccup? Facebook Falls 8% After Releasing Q3 Earnings Report
Gallup: Ebola Now a Top 10 Issue For Americans
CBO: Net Interest Payments on Federal Debt Expected To Hit $800 Billion By 2024
US Debt Load Approaching $18 Trillion
Netflix Set To Lose Billions in Market Cap Following Q3 Earnings Report Release
Iowa Poll: Romney Only Republican Who Would Beat Hillary Clinton
Dow Jones Turns Negative For 2014 After Volatile Week
NBA, Players Looking At Likely CBA Standoff Thanks To New TV Deal, Team Valuations
GT Advanced Technologies: $1.5 Billion Company on Friday, Bankrupt Today
Marissa Mayer Under Fire at Yahoo!
Unemployment Rate Declines To 5.9% in September
SEC Charges Two Men With Insider Trading on Pershing Square's Announcement of Bearish View on Herbalife
Surprise! ATM, Overdraft Fees Continue To Surge
Apple Suffering Through Embarrassing iPhone 6 Launch
Is Carl Icahn Liquidating His Stake in Herbalife?
Reuters: 23.9% of Americans Want Their States To Secede From The Union
Larry Ellison Steps Down as CEO of Oracle
CEO, COO and Cash Disappear From Publicly Traded German Company
Capital Flees United Kingdom Ahead of Scottish Independence Vote
NFL Commissioner at Risk of Losing Job Over Ray Rice Situation
All Eyes on Apple on Tuesday
The Labor Force Participation Rate Continues To Evaporate
August Unemployment Report: +142,000 Nonfarm Payroll Employment, Unemployment Rate 6.1%
President Obama's Approval Numbers Continue To Deteriorate
Gallup: 50% of Full-Time US Workers Work More Than 40 Hours Per Week
Want To Renounce Your US Citizenship? It'll Now Cost You More
Warren Buffett Under Fire For Berkshire Hathaway's Role in Burger King/Tim Hortons Deal
Burger King and Tim Hortons Talking Deal
The Great Presidential Vacation Debate
Steve Ballmer Looking To Resurrect His Image as New Owner of Los Angeles Clippers
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