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September 23, 2015 VW's $7 Billion Screwup: A Lesson In How To Destroy A BrandSource: Forbes
“Our company was dishonest with the EPA and the California Air Resources Board, and with all of you, and in my German words, we have totally screwed up.”
September 21, 2015 Why Pope Francis won’t tolerate income inequality in AmericaSource: Fortune
In my view, Pope Francis is not as radical as some might expect. But he’s also more radical than what many might imagine
September 21, 2015 Why Alibaba's investors should still be warySource: Fortune
The latest controversy over Alibaba’s finances—first aired in a Barron’s cover story and then in a blog post last week by Bronte Capital hedge fund manager John Hempton—raise new questions about the Chinese Internet giant’s...
September 20, 2015 Is Warren Buffett Losing Touch' Bank Of America Is Not A Bargain
Seeking Alpha - This pits the judgment of the 85-year old Mr. Buffett against the analysts at the California State Teachers' Retirement System (î??Calstrsî??) and the California Public Employees' Retirement System...
September 18, 2015 Federal Funds Rate Unchanged: What Does It Mean for Investors?Source: Investor Place
Well, there you go. The Federal funds rate didn’t waver from 0.25% in September. Instead, the can got kicked down the road, most likely until December. The FOMC’s voting members are mostly calling for a federal funds rate of 0.5%...
September 18, 2015 Investing in socially responsible companies makes senseSource: San Francisco Chronicle
What do CalPERS, and many of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds from Scandinavia to the Mideast have in common? They’re betting big on sustainability.
September 18, 2015 Here's what the Federal Reserve wants to see before raising interest rates from record lowsSource: Fox Business
So what will it take for the Federal Reserve to finally raise interest rates? The U.S. economy is now in its seventh straight year of expansion. It's growing at a steady if unexciting 2.2 percent annual rate. Unemployment has...
September 17, 2015 Goldman chief Lloyd Blankfein on Fed rate rise: 'I wouldn't do it'Source: Telegraph
The chief executive of Goldman Sachs has cautioned the US Federal Reserve against raising interest rates, saying policymakers should resist the temptation to hike prematurely and “get it over with”.
September 16, 2015 Why You Shouldn’t Fear a Fed Rate Hike - text/videoSource: Time
Conventional wisdom says that if the Federal Reserve goes ahead and lifts rates this week, investors will view that as one more impediment to global growth, which could lead to yet more selling on Wall Street.
September 16, 2015 The Case Against Raising Interest RatesSource: Huff Post
The case against raising rates now is fairly simple: Inflation is below the target, and while unemployment keeps dropping, wages aren’t increasing significantly. Meanwhile, the Chinese economy’s increasingly stuttering transition...
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