Content posted in October 2011
Obama's Housing Relief No Silver Bullet
John Jordan 10/31/2011 19 comments
The latest changes to the federal government's home refinancing plan are just a start -- a stopgap measure until unemployment falls and high inventories of unsold homes decline.
RIM... We Need to Talk
Jo„o-Pierre Ruth 10/24/2011 26 comments
With its shares fluctuating around $22 late last week, the maker of BlackBerry devices looks like a shadow of its former self.
Being Quiet, Staying Vocal
The Spin 10/21/2011 27 comments
Groupon has become a poster child for what not to do during an SEC quiet period. But the company still has a lot of spins left.
Are You Ready for President Romney?
Marvin Kitman 10/21/2011 21 comments
I've watched the debates and read all the stories about which Presidential candidate is or isn't running ninth in the straw polls and opinion surveys. And I'm ashamed to admit, I am still undecided.
The Young & the Jobless
Joey's Journal 10/20/2011 40 comments
My job search has resulted in a multitude of frustrations, one attempted scam, and zero offers of employment. What's a young adult supposed to do?
Job Stimulus Light
John Jordan 10/20/2011 12 comments
A pared down stimulus focused on highway and bridge construction could compel some from the GOP to defect.
Understanding the Euro Zone
Lenore Elle Hawkins 10/19/2011 18 comments
The euro joined the Teutonic north with the Club Med south under a unified currency but provided for neither a unified fiscal policy nor effective controls.
That Was Quick, Qwikster
Jo„o-Pierre Ruth 10/14/2011 36 comments
It can be hard for a company to pull off a strategy change, no matter how it is rationalized. Just ask Netflix.
Tax-Loss Harvesting Could Save You Money
Erik Liik 10/13/2011 13 comments
Tax-loss harvesting means selling investments in which you have a loss and then taking a federal tax deduction on that loss or using losses to offset investment gains, potentially lowering your tax bill.
Wall Street Braces for Weaker Outlook
John Jordan 10/12/2011 22 comments
No one seems to be shedding too many tears for Wall Street these days, despite the fact profits are down, job losses will continue, and bonuses will be smaller than last year.
The $imp$on$: D'oh!
Marvin Kitman 10/10/2011 18 comments
There was a particularly nasty battle last week at Fox TV over The Simpsons. It could have been curtains for the series.
Telecom-equipment maker Ciena is a stock traderís dream, as long as the timing is correct.
The FTC is offering a $50,000 cash prize to the person or group that can come up with a solution to those annoying robocalls.
Akamai is in the middle of four significant tech trends.
John Malone of Liberty Media will be taking over Sirius XM satellite radio when the existing CEO Mel Karmazin steps down. What's it mean?
Demand for students of the humanities exists, despite widespread aspersions on the discipline.
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