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General Business - Posted 2014-08-01 22:19:00
Japan Continues To Inch Closer To Becoming USA's Largest Foreign Creditor Once Again

It seems to be just a matter of time before Japan reclaims the title of being the USA's largest foreign creditor.

According to the US Treasury Department, China's holdings of US debt increased 0.61% to $1.2709 trillion in May, while Japan's holdings increased 0.86% to $1.2201 trillion.

Over the past 12 months, China's holdings of US debt have decreased by 2.03%, while Japan's holdings have incre...Full Story

Twitter Stock Rising - Illustration General Business - Posted 2014-07-29 17:35:00
Twitter Surges Following Release of Q2 Earnings Report

About a year ago, Facebook released an earnings report that completely reversed their stock's momentum.

There was, if you'll remember, a time when pretty much nobody wanted to own shar...Full Story

Pershing Square Capital Management and Herbalife - Company Logos General Business - Posted 2014-07-27 06:42:00
Will Bill Ackman Ever Capitulate on Herbalife?

The Herbalife story has been one of the most interesting sagas of the past couple of years in the stock market.

On one side are short sellers (led by Bill Ackman and Pershing Square Ca...Full Story

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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 election. Here are the ... 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
Posted March 26th, 2014 6:36 pm EST
Mark Cuban Not Sweating His Lack of Involvement in Box IPO

Earlier this week, Box filed for an initial public offering. The offering, which will seek to ra... 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

CYNK 5 Day Chart - July 26th, 2014 General Business - Posted 2014-07-25 17:25:00
SEC Lifts Trading Halt on Cynk Technology, Shares Crater 85%

Shares of Cynk Technology Corp. (CYNK on the Pink Sheets) re-opened for trading on Friday following a two week halt by the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission).

The shares predicta...Full Story
Facebook Like Button with Dollar Signs General Business - Posted 2014-07-24 21:01:00
Mark Zuckerberg Adds Another $1.56 Billion To His Net Worth

Shares of Facebook hit an all-time high on Thursday after a Q2 earnings report that was warmly received by investors.

Remember when the company had a mobile advertising problem? That p...Full Story
Puma Biotechnology - Logo General Business - Posted 2014-07-23 17:27:00
Puma Biotechnology Illustrates The Dangers of Holding Biotech Short Positions Overnight

Holding biotech companies in your portfolio, either long or short, is a high risk/high reward game.

If you are holding a biotech position long, you run the risk of the company falling ...Full Story

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Herbalife Company Logo - Light Green Color General Business - Posted 2014-07-21 21:52:00
Tuesday Promises To Be An Interesting Day For Herbalife Shareholders

Whether you are a shareholder of Herbalife or just an interested observer, Tuesday promises to be an interesting day for the company.

Bill Ackman, head of Pershing Square Capital Manag...Full Story
Google company logo General Business - Posted 2014-07-20 03:00:00
Will Google Be The First Trillion Dollar Company?

It's a question that people have been asking themselves for decades now - which will be the first publicly traded company to command a trillion dollar valuation?

Back in the late '90s d...Full Story
United States Citizenship and Immigration - Seal and Flag - Concept General Business - Posted 2014-07-16 16:47:00
Gallup: 17% of Americans Believe Immigration is Nation's Biggest Issue

According to Gallup.com, 17% of Americans now believe that immigration is the country's most important problem. This is up precipitously from 5% in June and 3% in January.

The issues o...Full Story

Stop / Halt / Suspend - Street Sign General Business - Posted 2014-07-13 22:43:00
SEC Suspends Trading in Cynk Technology

On Friday morning, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) halted trading in shares of Cynk Technology (symbol CYNK). The SEC said that they were suspending trading in CYNK "because of concerns r...Full Story
Cleveland Cavaliers - NBA Team - Logo - 2014 General Business - Posted 2014-07-11 17:01:00
The Financial Impact of Lebron James Signing With the Cleveland Cavaliers

The sports world, for the second time in four years, was put on hold over the past 11 days as Lebron James decided where he would next "take his talents".

Lebron James, along with Chri...Full Story
CYNK - 5 Day Chart - July 9th, 2014 General Business - Posted 2014-07-09 23:49:00
Shares of Cynk Technology Keep Going.. and Going

Cynk Technology Corporation (CYNK) is making a mockery of the stock market, if that is even possible.

On June 16th, 2014, shares of Cynk Technology Corporation closed at just 6 cents p...Full Story
Brazil World Cup Ball - Illustration - Concept General Business - Posted 2014-07-09 03:54:00
How An Embarrassing Soccer Loss Could Change Brazil's Future

In case you have been living under a rock (or really, really don't like soccer), Germany throttled Brazil 7-1 in the semi-finals of the World Cup on Tuesday.

Losing 7-1 in the World Cu...Full Story

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Handgun (Pistol) Price Tag - Illustration - Drawing - Concept General Business - Posted 2014-07-07 18:53:00
Report: Gun Sales Down 7.6% In First Half of Year

According to a new report from research firm CRT Research, gun sales in the United States were down 7.6% in the first half of 2014 compared to the same time period in 2013.

The reason ...Full Story
The Millennials - Young People on the Couch - Sad / Bored - Photo General Business - Posted 2014-07-05 03:11:00
Report: "Millennials" Make Up 40% of Unemployed in United States

Despite the fact that the national unemployment rate in the United States is falling, the employment situation continues to remain dire for younger adults in the country.

According to ...Full Story
Dollar bill donation - Photo concept General Business - Posted 2014-07-01 19:24:00
Over $3 Million in Donations Made To Pay Down US Debt Through First Seven Months of 2014 Fiscal Year

The Bureau of the Public Debt accepts donations from the general public to help pay down the US debt.

The Bureau of Public Debt accepts "gifts" of the following types:

-...Full Story
President Obama in deep thought - Photo General Business - Posted 2014-06-29 22:31:00
President Obama's Approval Rating Continues To Hover In Low 40s

It's safe to say that President Obama's second term hasn't gone very well for him. It seems as though there is a new scandal every couple of weeks, plus President Obama seems to be getting attacked fr...Full Story

GDP (Gross Domestic Product) - Concept - Illustration General Business - Posted 2014-06-25 15:43:00
Real GDP Decreased 2.9% in Q1/2014

The Bureau of Economic Analysis of the US Department of Commerce released some shocking news earlier this morning - real gross domestic product decreased by a startling 2.9% in the first quarter of 20...Full Story
The New Dow Jones Industrial Average - Logo General Business - Posted 2014-06-22 21:49:00
Dow 17,000 Likely Coming This Week

Another milestone for the DJIA (Dow Jones Industrial Average) is likely coming this week - 17,000.

The DJIA closed at 16,947.08 on Friday afternoon, setting yet another all-time high. ...Full Story
Gas Prices - Illustration - Concept General Business - Posted 2014-06-21 17:59:00
AAA: Don't Expect Gas Prices To Drop Anytime Soon

Will gasoline prices start to taper off as the summer stretches on, as has happened in most previous summers?

According to AAA, don't count on it.

The average cost of a ...Full Story
Mitt Romney in front of the United States flag General Business - Posted 2014-06-19 19:31:00
Romney Redux? Mitt Leads New Hampshire GOP Primary Poll

Would 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney run for President again?

Romney has been fairly resolute in his stance that he is not interested in running for President again,...Full Story
The International Monetary Fund - IMF - Drawing General Business - Posted 2014-06-17 00:02:00
IMF Cuts US Growth Outlook For 2014

Earlier this week, the IMF (International Monetary Fund) cut their expectations for US economic growth in 2014 from 2.8% to 2.0%.

The cuts were of little surprise thanks to the economy...Full Story
Dollar Bill - Illustration - Brushed General Business - Posted 2014-06-15 04:30:00
Report: 71% of Americans Support Minimum Wage Increase

According to a recent CNN/ORC poll dubbed "The American Dream Poll", a full 71% of all Americans would support raising the federal minimum wage.

The minimum wage has become a hot button...Full Story
The May 2014 Deficit - Illustration General Business - Posted 2014-06-11 17:17:00
US Posts $130 Billion Deficit in May

The federal government posted a $130 billion deficit in May, down slightly from the $138.7 billion deficit that was posted in May of 2013.

Through the first eight months of the current...Full Story
The Millionaire - Illustration General Business - Posted 2014-06-09 17:57:00
Report: Global Millionaire Population Soared in 2013

According to a new report from the Boston Consulting Group, the world's millionaire population grew dramatically last year.

As many lower and middle class families continue to struggle...Full Story

Unemployment Figures - Magnifying Glass and Gears - Illustration General Business - Posted 2014-06-06 18:26:00
May Employment Report: 6.3% Unemployment Rate, 217,000 Jobs Added

The May employment report was released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics ("BLS") earlier today.

The numbers came in more or less as expected in May, as the economy added 217,000 nonfar...Full Story
Economy Gears - Illustration General Business - Posted 2014-06-05 02:09:00
Economists Expecting 6.4% Unemployment Rate For May

The Bureau of Labor Statistics ("BLS) will be releasing the May jobs report this Friday at 8:30 am EST.

After a fairly nutty month in which the national unemployment rate dropped 0.4% ...Full Story
Map of United States of America in Blue Color - Dollar Sign on Top - Illustration General Business - Posted 2014-06-02 22:10:00
Five Years Since The End of the "Great Recession"

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the "Great Recession" officially ended in June of 2009.

The "Great Recession", which lasted from December of 2007 to June of 2009...Full Story
Magnifying Mirror - Financial Investigation - Illustration General Business - Posted 2014-05-31 01:54:00
NY Times: FBI Investigating Carl Icahn, Phil Mickelson For Possible Insider Trading Violations

According to the New York Times (link below), federal investigators are currently investigating whether Carl Icahn, golfer Phil Mickelson and legendary sports bettor William "Billy" Walters may have v...Full Story
Apple and Beats by Dre - Logos General Business - Posted 2014-05-28 21:32:00
Apple Agrees To Its Largest Ever Purchase As It Buys Beats Electronics, LLC For $3 Billion

Apple Inc. has agreed to purchase Beats Electronics, LLC for a reported $3 billion. The purchase price reportedly includes $2.6 billion now and an additional $400 million that will vest over time. Full Story
Couple with their retirement savings - Illustration General Business - Posted 2014-05-25 16:04:00
Gallup: Half of Americans Think That They Will Be Able to Retire Comfortably

According to a recent Gallup.com poll, 50% of nonretired American adults believe that they will be able to live comfortably in retirement.

This number is notable as it marks the first ...Full Story
Gasoline Pump Hose - Illustration General Business - Posted 2014-05-22 15:11:00
Gasoline Prices: 1,247 Days Over $3/Gallon and Counting

1,247 days and counting.

According to multiple media reports released over the past couple of days, the average price for a regular gallon of gasoline in the United States has remained...Full Story
Vice President Biden Financial Situation General Business - Posted 2014-05-20 18:27:00
A Look at Vice President Biden's Personal Financial Disclosure For 2013

The White House released the personal financial disclosures for both President Obama and Vice President Biden earlier this week.

One of the things that has always stood out about Joe Biden's personal financial disclosures is...Full Story


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Shares of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. Plummet Following TV Deal, Release of WWE Network Numbers
Belgium's Holdings of US Debt Continue To Soar, Russia Still Selling
Student Loan Debt Hits All-Time High of $1.11 Trillion
United States Posts $106.85 Billion Surplus in April
Japanese Debt Hits All-Time High
Mitt Romney Supports Minimum Wage Increase
IRS Chief: Fewer Audits To Be Conducted This Year Due To Budget Cuts
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco: College Still a Good Investment
Labor Force Participation Rate Hits 36 Year Low
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Intragovernmental Holdings: $5 Trillion and Counting
Donald Sterling Situation Throws NBA Into Turmoil
Apple To Enact 7:1 Stock Split
David Einhorn: "We Are Witnessing Our Second Tech Bubble in 15 Years"
Netflix To Raise Prices
Poll: The Best Long-Term Investment Is..
Belgian US Debt Holdings Continue To Spike
Herbalife Back in Spotlight Following Rumored Government Probe
The Obamas Earned $481,098 in 2013
United States Posts Deficit of $37 Billion in March
"Tax Freedom Day" To Fall on April 21st This Year
March Employment Report: 192,000 Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged
Retail Salespersons, Cashiers Top List of Most Common Jobs in the United States
April: Typically One of the Strongest Months for the Stock Market
Revenues Rising: Cabrera, Trout To Receive $400 Million+ In Two New MLB Deals
Poll: Just 26% of Americans Support "Obamacare"
Internet Explodes After Facebook Announces Buy of Oculus VR
Facebook Purchases Oculus VR For $2 Billion
Bloomberg: Foreign Buyers Slowing Down Their Purchases of US Debt
Study: 1 in 10 Long-Term Unemployed Get Hired Every Year
Berkshire's Billion Dollars is Safe
Federal Reserve Releases Results of Latest Bank Stress Tests
January State Unemployment Report: 43 States Post Unemployment Rate Decreases
Russia: $138.6 Billion in Current US Debt Holdings
Ukraine, Fed Uncertainty Set To Weigh on Markets This Week
Report: Record Number of Million Dollar US Households in 2013
United Kingdom Raises Its Minimum Wage
Mark Zuckerberg's Net Worth Continues To Soar Into The Stratosphere
February Employment Report: Unemployment Rate Rises to 6.7%
Gallup: President Obama's Approval Rate Continues To Hover In The Low 40s
Forbes: Bill Gates Is Once Again World's Richest Billionaire
Warren Buffett: "America's Best Days Lie Ahead"
Bitcoin Proves Resilient in Face of Mt. Gox Closure
Bitcoin Exchange MtGox Goes Offline
Whoops! WhatsApp Suffering Extended Outage Following Facebook Deal
Facebook Breaks The Bank in WhatsApp Buy
Gallup: Unemployment/Jobs The Most Pressing Issue for Americans Once Again
Many Americans Continue To Turn Sour on Russia and Vladimir Putin
Gallup: 29% of US Adults Under The Age of 35 Still Live With Their Parents
"Clean" Debt Ceiling Bill Likely To Be Passed
Netflix, Tesla Motors Continue To Roll
113,000 Jobs Added in January
CBO: Federal Deficit To Drop to $514 Billion in 2014
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Facebook Surges After Reporting Q4 Earnings
"Divided", "Troubled", "Deteriorating" - Americans Describe The State of the Nation
HSBC Speaks Out on Cash Withdrawal Controversy
Hillary Clinton Currently 2/1 To Win 2016 US Presidential Election

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