Content posted in August 2011
Consumers Too Depressed for Optimism
Noreen Seebacher 8/31/2011 30 comments
The economy is a mess -- and consumers feel an increasing sense of despair and pessimism about the ability of the government to change it. But hey, stocks rallied.
Homeowners Battle Insurance Tab
Noreen Seebacher 8/26/2011 28 comments
You can be penalized with higher insurance rates because of someone else's mistakes, and you may have to insure your house for more than even the most generous bank appraiser says it is worth.
Little Company Makes 'Big, Fun Stuff''
Steven N. Czetli 8/25/2011 14 comments
TechPrecision makes 'big stuff' that requires tight tolerances across vertical markets ranging from solar energy and defense to cancer treatment and passive nuclear reactors.
The Two Faces of Derivatives
Peter Bible 8/24/2011 4 comments
Derivatives provoke strong reactions. But perhaps the problem isn't the derivatives themselves, but rather, the ways the derivatives are used.
Should We Blame the Boomers?
R. Scott Raynovich 8/23/2011 12 comments
Aging populations in developed nations will continue to stress world finances, a trend that's just starting in the United States.
Feds Find $360M to Boost Small Business
Noreen Seebacher 8/17/2011 14 comments
The federal government is giving away another $360 million to create jobs and boost small-business lending. Let's hope it meets its objectives better than Cash for Clunkers or Making Home Affordable.
Beware the Earnings Trap
R. Scott Raynovich 8/17/2011 13 comments
Be forewarned. The stock market tends to peak when S&P 500 earnings are great and trough when earnings are terrible.
GT Solar Rebadges
Noreen Seebacher 8/12/2011 13 comments
The former GT Solar has changed its name to GT Advanced Technologies Inc. to reflect diversification of its business beyond the solar industry.
Invest, Defer, or Get Off the Road
John Jordan 8/12/2011 14 comments
An interesting scenario is playing out in New York and New Jersey that has all the ingredients for a case study on the nation's infrastructure. It's worth keeping an eye on.
Australian Skeletons in America's Closet
Marvin Kitman 8/3/2011 16 comments
Any day now, the federal hound dogs are liable to stumble on a case dealing with the very foundation of the Murdoch broadcast and cable networks. Call it "The Great License Heist of 1985."
PepsiCo May Have Lost Its Fizz
Tony Kau 8/1/2011 10 comments
PepsiCo share prices are flat for the year, and there’s slower growth on the horizon. It may be time for investors to reevaluate their committment.
Telecom-equipment maker Ciena is a stock trader’s 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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