InvestingSure, It's from AARP. But Is It a Good Deal?
Few names are more closely associated with retirement than AARP. So Andrew Tignanelli, president of Financial Consulate, a Lutherville (Md.) financial-planning firm, figured the retirement products AARP offered were sure to be winners. But after com...
Author:Anne TergesenDate:03/25/14Click:7673 Full Story »
InvestingA Problematic Proxy Season
Shareholders have begun flexing their muscles and are preparing to take management to task during companies' annual meetings this year...
Author:Beth PiskoraDate:03/25/14Click:7672 Full Story » Flies High
Amid worries about consumers tightening their wallets, the online travel services’ name-your-own pricing system grows more popular ...
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InvestingStocks End Lower as Oil Hits $100
Equity investors may have been able to shrug off more problems in the banking sector Tuesday, but a spike in oil prices to $100 per barrel knocked the wind out of the stock market. The fresh rise in crude was a sobering reminder that the credit crun...
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InvestingRecession Watch: Tips for Antsy Investors
With the economy teetering at the brink and markets swinging wildly, what should you do? Here is some classic advice for dealing with rocky financial times For investors, the initial shock is starting to wear off after stock markets plunged and fear...
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InvestingGrowth Stock Swing Option: Jan 31
MARKET ANALYSIS The year 2008 continues to be a good time to be a hedge hog, rather than the kind of investor intent on being overly bullish or bearish. While the latter has enjoyed things like headlines of staggering year-to-date losses not seen in...
Author:Chris TylerDate:03/25/14Click:7669 Full Story »
InvestingClosing Wrap-Up, Jan. 31
Major market indices reverse early weakness Thursday to close with strong gains. The Dow (^DJI) added 207.53 points to close at 12,650.36. The SP 500 (^SPX) gained 22.74 points, closing at 1,378.55. The NASDAQ (^IXIC) tacked on 40.86 points to close...
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InvestingMarket Insight: Big Demand for Harsco Corporation's Services
Harsco Corporation is a diversified, multinational provider of industrial services and engineered products. The company's operations fall into three segments: Mill Services, Access Services and Gas Technologies, and an all other category labeled Eng...
Author:Jeff NealDate:03/25/14Click:7669 Full Story »
InvestingEconomic Watchdog, Jan. 31
The economy remains in focus following FOMC rate cut announcement Wednesday. The Fed decided to cut rates by 50-basis points at their meeting yesterday, adding to the 75-basis point cut the prior week. The Fed is worried about the slowing in the eco...
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InvestingMidday Action, Jan. 31
Stocks battle their way back to positive territory following slate of disappointing economic news. Earnings news continues to be mostly better than expected, although (AMZN) provided a disappointing outlook. Economic news included data on...
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InvestingSector Watch: Searching for Value in the Dry Bulk Shipping S
Shares of dry bulk shipping companies saw big gains Wednesday after an index of daily shipping rates posted its best gain in two years. Share prices also found some support from relatively upbeat comments coming out of an industry conference. Now, a...
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InvestingStocks Advance As Investors Awaid Fed
Wall Street Mostly Higher As Federal Reserve Starts 2-Day Meeting on Interest Rates NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street advanced sharply Tuesday as the Federal Reserve opened a two-day meeting expected to bring another interest rate cut to revitalize the U...
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InvestingVital Signs: Investors Want More Cuts from the Fed
On tap: Federal Reserve discusses monetary policy, January employment, consumer confidence and new home sales figures, December personal spending...
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InvestingYou Call This a Recession?
The surprise Federal Reserve rate cut and the apparent agreement on a stimulus package helped brighten the outlook for the economy and financial markets, but it may be too late to avert a recession ...
Author:David WyssDate:03/25/14Click:7671 Full Story »
InvestingVistaPrint Chases Away the Gloom
Strong profits helped dispel worries that a weak economy could dampen growth at the web printing outfit ...
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