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Jobless claims drop 9,000, fall to 3-month low

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 315,000, a sign the job market is picking up after a winter slump.<p>The Labor Department says the four-week average of applications, a less volatile figure, decreased 6,250 to …

The Biggest Threat To Your Assets

Let’s assume you’ve done everything right when it comes to planning for retirement. You’ve saved diligently from an early age. You took advantage of tax-sheltered accounts like your 401(k) and a Roth IRA. You put together a diversified portfolio of low cost investments. You’ve run a retirement …

Why Professional Men Over 60 Keep Working

Two years ago, Elizabeth Fideler wrote <i>Women Still at Work: Professionals Over Sixty and On the Job</i>, which was named one of the Top 10 business books of the year by <i>Booklist</i>. I blogged about it for Next Avenue. Now Fideler’s back with the sequel: <i>Men Still at Work: Professionals Over Sixty and On the</i> …

Why venture capitalists are suddenly investing in news

Something curious is happening in the American news business.<p>Media organizations are hiring again. Promising young reporters are leaving stalwart publications for new newsrooms. And venture capitalists are pouring millions into nimble publishing startups. It’s a rare moment of optimism for an …

Venture Capital

The highest-return investment for women is asking for a raise

<i>This post originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Sallie Krawcheck here.</i><p>I’m often asked to speak to women about investing. And for years, I’ve typically started with the basics of saving, diversification and asset allocation, and then moved to discussing how some women should consider …

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Pimco is only fund group in top 10 to have outflows in February

The Sell-Off Is Getting Worse

Global markets have taken a sharp turn lower after starting on a positive note this morning.<p>The S&P 500 index is down 1.3%, trading at 1844 — 2.1% below the all-time high set last Friday.<p>U.S. Treasuries are rallying hard, sending the yield on the 10-year note to 2.65%, eight basis points below …

Stock Markets

Facebook to roll out video ads this spring

After months of tests and limited roll-outs, Facebook (s fb) may finally pull the trigger on video ads. The company announced Thursday that it will …

Former Madoff employees naive and foolish, but not guilty of fraud: defense lawyers

The complete guide to listening to music at work

If you’re reading this article at work, there’s a decent chance you’re wearing headphones.<p>It has never been easier to tune in to your own customized soundtrack—or more necessary to tune out your open-office coworkers, cubicle mates, and fellow coffee-shop denizens. But not all music is created …

Soundtracks

W.H.: 'Ferns' boosting ACA traffic

President Barack Obama’s sit-down with Zach Galifianakis led to a spike in traffic to HealthCare.gov on Tuesday, the administration said, as it touted the effectiveness of the president’s latest effort to reach out to young adults.<p>As of 1 p.m. ET Tuesday, the website had racked up more than 19,000 …

Twitter Suffers Outage During Biz Stone’s Panel at SXSW

At precisely the wrong moment for Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, his microblogging service suffered an outage.<p>Stone appeared at South by Southwest on Tuesday afternoon for a chat about “our connected society” and “the science and nature of collaborative networks,” but anyone trying to follow the …

What the Internet of 2025 Might Look Like

By<p>Brian R. Fitzgerald<p>Brian R. Fitzgerald<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@bryfitz<p>Google+<p>fitzy@wsj.com<p>As part of its continuing series on the “Future of the Internet,” the Pew Research Center asked a group of thinkers in science and technology about what the Web – turning 25 years old on Wednesday — …

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Have you ever wondered what type of content you should be creating for Twitter? Whether it is blog posts, quotes, memes, there has to be a content …

News and Analysis of the Life and Health Insurance Industry | ThinkAdvisor

Why Every Business Should Spend at Least $1 per Day on Facebook Ads

For the last three years I've constantly recommended Facebook ads. I recommend them to both B2C or B2B businesses. I recommend them to local theaters …

News and Analysis of the Life and Health Insurance Industry | ThinkAdvisor

News and Analysis of the Life and Health Insurance Industry | ThinkAdvisor

News and Analysis of the Life and Health Insurance Industry | ThinkAdvisor

News and Analysis of the Life and Health Insurance Industry | ThinkAdvisor

News and Analysis of the Life and Health Insurance Industry | ThinkAdvisor

14 Tools Every Entrepreneur Needs for Managing Social Media

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>Smart businesses know that social media is a power to be reckoned with, as it creates a direct line of communication between your company and consumers and allows anyone with an internet connection instant access to the latest buzz around your products or …

Social Media

European stocks rebound as metals climb

LONDON (MarketWatch) -- European stock markets advanced at the open on Tuesday, with miners posting some of the biggest gains as most metals climbed. …

Stock Markets

Stock futures rebound in choppy trading

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures rebounded on Tuesday, as strategists predicted a range-bound day of trading for Wall Street with global …

Five reasons why stocks will fall

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (MarketWatch) — Last week I told you that the skyscraper indicator has flashed a sell signal. Since many readers were skeptical …

Stock Markets

At bull market’s 5th birthday, strategists scratch their heads over U.S., Chinese stocks\’ divergence