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The States: Wasn''t this supposed to be the year Republican governors showcase innovative, pro-growth economic reforms? Brian Sandoval apparently didn''t get the memo.Nevada''s chief executive has endorsed what may be...
Not this again. Calls to "Audit the Fed" are back. And just as before, they are extraordinarily dangerous to the health of the U.S. economy. First, a little background. Conspiracy theories about the Federal Reserve''s...
Growth: President Obama has taken to touting his "middle class economics" as a big success. That''s difficult to believe, given the latest GDP numbers, and impossible when you look at his complete record.On Friday, the...
Stocks ended January the way they began the year -- under pressure -- with an ugly loss Friday adding more of it. The S&P 500 scurried 1.3% lower, while the Nasdaq lost 1%. The IBD 50 fell 0.9%. Bulls found no place to...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Food distributor Sysco Corp and its biggest rival, US Foods Inc , have offered to sell a smaller competitor 11 facilities in order to convince skeptical antitrust regulators to approve their $3.5...
Wilmington, Del., Jan 30 (Reuters) - Hedge funds lost a court bid to get extra cash for their shares of online family research site Ancestry.com Inc, in a ruling involving an increasingly popular......
As you prepare your 2014 tax return, be sure that you can support any deductions for charitable contributions. That goes for all taxpayers, including seniors using the age-related IRA distribution tax break. Failure to...
SEATTLE (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp brought back annual performance bonuses for its chief executive and her top lieutenants for 2014 despite falling profits and a tumbling stock price, a regulatory...
Investors will get a better idea of how much consumers used their so-called gasoline “tax cut” to fuel discretionary purchases this week as energy and consumer-oriented earnings figure heavily in this week’s...


Business

Standard & Poor''s agreed Wednesday to pay the U.S. government and two states more than $77 million to settle charges tied to its ratings of mortgage-backed securities....
AT&T topped all bidders in the government’s record setting auction of wireless licenses, Dish Network that may have pulled off the biggest coup, collecting more licenses than any other rival....
Alibaba claimed vindication in a dispute with a Chinese government agency over alleged sales of fakes and other misdeeds on its sales platforms, after agency officials said the two sides would work together to stamp out...

Companies/Leaders

IMG_5600 Ignition Partners' John Connors congratulates EdRepublic CEO Shahzad Umar. It's not easy for tech companies to lock down talented developers, but a new Seattle startup wants to help. IMG_5621 Team...
For generations, office kitchens were hidden out of sight, an unloved necessity kept stark to ensure that workers didn't linger. Now some companies are seeing office kitchens in a new light, turning them into...
For generations, office kitchens were hidden out of sight, an unloved necessity kept stark to ensure that workers didn't linger. Now some companies are seeing office kitchens in a new light, turning them into...
For generations, office kitchens were hidden out of sight, an unloved necessity kept stark to ensure that workers didn't linger. Now some companies are seeing office kitchens in a new light, turning them into...

Earnings

Chevron slashed $5 billion from its investment budget and shut down its share buyback program Friday as the crude price plunge continued to savage budgets of oil industry powerhouses. Chevron said it would spend $35...
Shake Shack's debut is the latest in a string of blockbuster IPOs from trendy restaurant chains that cater to younger and more affluent diners willing to pay a bit more for fresher and higher quality food....
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended a volatile session sharply lower on Friday, with major indexes ending down for both the week and the month of January as investors worried about weak U.S. growth and whether...
Oil giant Shell revised down Friday its 2014 net profit, after uncovering an error in the value of its downstream operations one day after posting annual results. Shell announced in a new statement that annual net...

Economy

The low interest rate environment following the financial crisis provided a lift to the housing market. Home prices rallied across the nation while qualified buyers enjoyed cheap financing. Last year, the strong...
The new Saudi king''s decision to keep Ali al-Naimi in his job as oil minister signaled to energy markets that the world''s top crude exporter would not flinch from its policy of refusing to cut output as it fiercely...
Oil prices rallied on Friday following the sharpest weekly drop in U.S. oil rig count in nearly 30 years, while the dollar index ended January with its longest run of gains since the greenback was floated in 1971. U.S....
The new finance minister said his country would no longer cooperate with international auditors sent to negotiate its bailout....

Finance

US economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter as weak business spending and a wider trade deficit offset the fastest pace of consumer spending since 2006....
The peso bounced up against the dollar on Friday, taking strength from the positive gross domestic product (data) in the fourth quarter of 2014 and the upbeat regional currencies.  ...
Philippine share prices rebounded strongly Friday, ending the week at the seventh record close on the main index, spurred by buying confidence after a strong gross domestic product (GDP) result and the overnight bounce...
Washington-based World Bank urged the Philippine government Friday to raise the excise tax on petroleum in order to offset the revenue losses from oil imports arising from depressed global prices of the commodity and...

Marketplace

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Food distributor Sysco Corp and its biggest rival, US Foods Inc , have offered to sell a smaller competitor 11 facilities in order to convince skeptical antitrust regulators to...
Amazon''s fourth-quarter earnings roundly beat analyst expectations, sending the Seattle e-commerce giant''s stock soaring 11 percent in premarket trading Friday....
An investment group led by Cerberus Capital Management has completed its approximately $8 billion acquisition of supermarket chain Safeway....
DETROIT (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co on Friday said it has confirmed that a Takata Corp air bag inflator ruptured in a Jan. 18 crash in Texas that killed the driver. Prior to this incident, Takata air bags had been linked...

Personal Finance

Source: Thinkstock An added advantage to being an employee is working for a company that offers a 401(k). A 401(k) is a retirement plan that has several benefits and is perhaps the most strategic, no-hassle investment...
Two days ahead of the 2015 Super Bowl, the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks are handing their footballs to be used in the big game this afternoon....
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Taxes are everywhere — federal income taxes, excise taxes, estate taxes, sales taxes, and payroll taxes are only a few off the laundry list we face throughout our lives. Taxes even...
The founder and CEO of Shake Shack are on a high as the New York-based food chain''s stock soars in its IPO today....

Stock Markets

DETROIT (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co on Friday said it has confirmed that a Takata Corp air bag inflator ruptured in a Jan. 18 crash in Texas that killed the driver. Prior to this incident, Takata air bags had been linked...
The Dow lost over 3.5% this month. Investors worry it could foreshadow a bad year....
Shake Shack, a former New York City food cart which is now a gourmet burger chain challenger to McDonald's, rocketed upon its stock market debut on Friday. Shake Shack has hit on a winning formula with...
The penthouse of New York City''s Pierre Hotel hit the market for a record $125 million i n late April 2013. But the property, which belonged to late investor Martin Zweig, has yet to find a buyer. The price was...