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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 […]

Restaurant renaissance: How foodies are rebuilding Johannesburg

by CNN // February 12, 2015 // Updated 07:06 GMT // 0 Comments

Or it could be the doorway to one of the city’s gourmet food markets, havens of organic produce, Seussian cupcakes and fresh roasted coffees. Three major markets have turned into anchors of redevelopment in the city, driving Johannesburg’s renaissance as the surrounding blocks become magnets for restaurateurs, artists, students and increasing numbers of tourists. Neighborgoods […]

10 things Taiwan does better than anywhere else

by CNN // February 11, 2015 // Updated 05:26 GMT // 0 Comments

Although the industrious island has built a global reputation for cheap electronics, this is one Asian tiger that offers far more than stickers on the backs of calculators. Economically there’s little it has left to prove, but Taiwanese people remain a proud and determined bunch. Here are 10 things they do better than anyone else. […]

Business Gets Personal

by CNN Money // February 2, 2015 // Updated 05:53 GMT // 0 Comments

The same idea drives our markets data page. We zero in on the most important markets, stocks and stats. Exactly what you need, without the clutter. – Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and […]

Tips For Joining Rising Number Of 401(k) Millionaires

by The Huffington Post // January 30, 2015 // Updated 07:28 GMT // 0 Comments

Retirement savers achieved record balances in their 401(k) balances in 2014—thanks in part to the stock market’s gains—but the biggest winners were the thousands of workers who became newly minted millionaires. Read the whole story at TODAY.com

Bond king: Oil won’t go back to $90 this year

by CNN Money // January 27, 2015 // Updated 12:26 GMT // 0 Comments

Gundlach’s firm left its peers in the dust last year. DoubleLine’s flagship Total Return Bond fund (DBLTX) and its Core Fixed Income fund (DBLFX) both finished in the top 10% of their Morningstar groups last year. Emerging markets? No problem. DoubleLine’s emerging markets fund (DBLEX) finished in the 96th percentile, according to Morningstar. Oil crash […]

2015: The global economy’s ‘sink or swim’ moment

by CNN Money // January 24, 2015 // Updated 02:48 GMT // 0 Comments

Related: See complete coverage from Davos But as the ECB money starts sloshing around the financial system and flowing into other parts of the world, concerns have been raised about reckless risk taking and financial instability. Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, warned that markets shouldn’t assume central banks will always come to […]

Juicy fruit: South Africa’s plums blossom into big business

by CNN // January 16, 2015 // Updated 10:27 GMT // 0 Comments

In South Africa, the journey for many plums starts in the picturesque Franschhoek Valley in the Western Cape, where the climate is well-suited for growing the stone fruit. “We’ve got a slightly cooler summer than the rest of the area,” explains Jan Hoon Marketing Manager at Franschhoek Fruit Packers. “Plums prefer cooler temperatures during the […]

Hacked news companies tweet Chinese fired on U.S. warship

by CNN Money // January 16, 2015 // Updated 02:00 GMT // 0 Comments

The stock markets were unmoved by the fake news reports. – Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved.

Grocery delivery startup Instacart banks $220 million

by CNN Money // December 30, 2014 // Updated 03:29 GMT // 0 Comments

The San Francisco-based startup operates in 15 different markets, including San Francisco, New York City, Denver, Houston, Boulder and Portland. – Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved.