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August 18, 2014 Yellen to stress patience on rates at Jackson HoleSource: MarketWatch
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen will deliver a simple message from Jackson Hole this week: Don’t be fooled by the sharp drop in the unemployment rate. Economists expect Yellen to give a master-class...
August 18, 2014 Foreign investment in China at lowest in 2 yearsSource: MarketWatch
BEIJING--China denied on Monday that a spate of recent antitrust probes into foreign companies could be responsible for falling levels of investment in the country, after data showed that foreign direct investment in China fell...
August 18, 2014 European stocks rise, core bonds fall as Ukraine fears easeSource: Reuters
European stocks rebounded strongly and prices of top-rated bonds fell on Monday as investors breathed easier over the crisis in Ukraine, which had appeared to escalate dangerously on Friday
August 18, 2014 Should Women Invest In The New 'Women's' Fund?Source: Forbes
I’m always looking for the best ways to invest my retirement savings, especially if there are new ideas worth considering. So the recent announcement of the Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund, which invests solely in stocks...
August 17, 2014 Where Divesting From Fossil Fuels Was Born
The Huffington Post - Here at the Alliance Center, a group called "îAs You Sowî" and other folks happened to be meeting here... they came up with the idea that you have to divest. Take your investments out of fossil...
August 15, 2014 How to Stop Tax Inversions With a Carbon Levy. SeriouslySource: Bloomberg
President Obama and legislators are embroiled in a debate over whether and how to punish companies that seek U.S. tax relief by buying a smaller foreign company and legally reincorporating in its country. So-called tax inversions...
August 15, 2014 European Markets Edge Up on Putin's Remarks
Inside Fidelity - By midmorning, the îStoxxî Europe 600 was 0.5% higher with France's CAC and Germany's CAC both adding just as much, extending gains from the previous session. In the U.K, the FTSE added 0.6%, making...
August 15, 2014 Wal-Mart’s Sales Stagnation Reignites Concern About EconomySource: Bloomberg
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT)’s latest struggles to revive U.S. sales, following a disappointing Commerce Department report earlier this week, add to evidence that the economy isn’t recovering as quickly as expected.
Source: The Street
Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A_) shares are up 1.5% to $202,605 on Thursday as the company topped $200,000 per share for the first time. The stock has more than doubled since the first time it hit six figures on October 5, 2006.
August 15, 2014 German Economy Shrinks for First Time Since 2013Source: Bloomberg
Germany’s economy contracted more than economists forecast last quarter and France stagnated, adding to pressure on the euro area as the Ukraine crisis and slowing inflation (ECCPEST) threaten to derail the region’s recovery.
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