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Barclays, Weighed Down by Litigation Charges, Reported Loss in 2014

by The New York Times // March 3, 2015 // Updated 09:55 GMT // 0 Comments

LONDON — Barclays said on Tuesday that it fell to a loss in 2014 as the British bank’s annual results were dragged down by charges related to potential fines and litigation costs for past conduct by its employees, and lower income in its investment bank as the lender continues to shrink that business. The bank’s […]

German Energy Firm Pushes Ahead on Russian Deal, Despite British Objections

by The New York Times // March 1, 2015 // Updated 15:58 GMT // 0 Comments

LONDON — The German utility RWE signaled on Sunday that it expected to complete the sale of its oil and gas subsidiary, RWE Dea, to a Russian investment company on Monday, despite objections from the British government. L1 Energy, an investment company owned by the Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, agreed last year to buy RWE […]

How Democrats Almost Strangled The Obama-Warren Retirement Security Plan In The Cradle

by The Huffington Post // February 24, 2015 // Updated 16:05 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama unveiled a significant retirement security proposal with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Monday, announcing plans to bolster retirement accounts by curbing conflicts of interest on Wall Street. The administration says Americans lose a combined $17 billion each year through hidden fees and conflicted investment advice. Investment specialists frequently steer investors […]

Japan’s Economy Expands, but Less Than Expected

by The New York Times // February 16, 2015 // Updated 02:32 GMT // 0 Comments

TOKYO — Japan emerged from recession at the end of 2014, government data showed on Monday, though the economic growth — the country’s first since early last year — was weaker than experts had forecast. Shoppers in Tokyo. Japan emerged from a recession in the final quarter of 2014, but wages, adjusted for inflation, are […]

The Dream Of Dogs Riding On Amtrak Is Tantalizingly Close

by The Huffington Post // February 12, 2015 // Updated 22:45 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — In a historic step for the rights of dog owners, legislation that would instruct Amtrak to develop a pet-friendly policy is on the verge of passing the House of Representatives. (Photo by Arthur Delaney) | Arthur Delaney The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed by voice vote on Thursday the Passenger Rail Reform […]

Can you start a successful business with just $10? This man did

by CNN // February 11, 2015 // Updated 11:19 GMT // 0 Comments

It may sound less than promising, but Nshimyumuremyi made that initial initial investment go a long way. Today, his company Uburanga Products, which makes herbal jelly and soap from local medicinal plants, is worth $30,000 and employs 12 workers. “The $10 helped me to purchase the empty bottle in order to put my product on […]

Apple to build $2 billion ‘command center’ in Arizona

by CNN Money // February 3, 2015 // Updated 09:21 GMT // 0 Comments

Related: Billionaire Carl Icahn calls Apple investment ‘no-brainer.’ Related: Tim Cook’s Apple is hot. But can it keep going?

What To Do With All Those Store Credit Cards In Your Wallet

by The Huffington Post // February 2, 2015 // Updated 16:23 GMT // 0 Comments

Suze on a financial backup plan that may backfire. Plus, how to test the investment waters. –Sean Lee Davies A well-diversified investment portfolio also includes international stocks and bonds, as well as some cash. I encourage you to learn about asset allocation and consider your options beyond U.S. companies. You can find free information on […]

McDonald’s Will Soon Accept Hugs As Payment

by The Huffington Post // January 30, 2015 // Updated 20:37 GMT // 0 Comments

McDonald’s is taking love as legal tender. – Super Bowl ad slots, which cost $4.5 million for 30 seconds, can be powerful tools for spurring sales. A study released this month by professors from Stanford University and Humboldt University Berlin found that advertisers’ return on the investment can be as high as 258 percent.

The Biggest Check On U.S. Investment In Afghanistan Just Got Classified

by The Huffington Post // January 29, 2015 // Updated 19:03 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — The new NATO mission in Afghanistan has classified its assessments of how more than $60 billion in U.S. aid is being used to bolster the Afghan army, leaving hidden one of the best assessments of U.S. taxpayer-funded investment in Kabul. KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – JANUARY 15: New Afghan National Army special forces attend their […]

France: We’re bringing economy in line with reality

by CNN Money // January 23, 2015 // Updated 12:08 GMT // 0 Comments

Hollande said his government would also improve the tax system to encourage companies, entrepreneurs and workers to come to France. “We’re investing in bringing investment to France,” he said. – Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved.