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We’re in the third biggest stock bubble in U.S. history

Here’s a quick question for you. What do the following years have in common:<p>1853, 1906, 1929, 1969, 1999<p>Pass the question around your office. Call …

The Week Ahead: Will 2014 Be a Buy-&-Hold Year?

The FOMC caught many by surprise last Wednesday, myself included, as stock prices exploded to the upside and closed with impressive gains. It appears that the FOMC struck a good medium between slightly reducing their bond buying and declaring their plan to keep rates low for quite some time.<p>My …

The Extreme Measures One Man Took To Learn About Online Tracking

Curtis Wallen spent 10 Bitcoin and six months scouring the deep Web for enough details to create an entire new person. His project raises questions about anonymity, identity, and privacy.<p>Aaron Brown has scruffy brown hair, a thin mustache-goatee combo, and one of those mouths that rests in a frown. …

Ten Ratios To Make You Money In Stocks

Evaluating stocks to buy and sell can be a tricky business, even with all of the data available at your fingertips. Out of the dozens of ratios and metrics that give clues to the financial health of a company, a few of them are extremely useful for their simplicity and effectiveness.<p>Here are ten …

11 Impossibly Difficult Job Interview Questions

Ever had to sit through a 5-hour interview filled with team projects, skills tests and a question-and-answer period in front of five company managers? If not, be grateful.<p>For while many job interviews can be rough, there are a select few so difficult that applicants should be excused for any …

Facebook Now Gets The Curious Amazon Treatment

Investors willing to overlook nearly two years of dwindling profits continue to get rich with shares of Amazon.com (AMZN), a company that has put revenue growth over profits for more than a decade, as seen in a stock chart. So does Facebook (FB) really have to make a lot of money to make its …

Less Than A Third Of Top CEOs Are On Social Media

Warren Buffett has only tweeted twice since May 2, but he already has 542,000 followers. The first tweet simply said “Warren is in the house.” The second tweet, also on May 2: “Read my new essay on why women are key to America’s prosperity: http://cnnmon.ie/18eXfik .” Just two short tweets and he …

Markets Mixed After Disappointing U.S. Jobs Report

Much head scratching has ensued as the capital market wrestles with whether or not it should be taking the “glass half full approach” in light of Friday’s disappointing U.S. unemployment figures. The data was on the soft side – headline payrolls, hours worked and hourly wages – as the American …

Meet The Mysterious Duo Who Just Bought Newsweek

The news that Newsweek had been sold to IBT Media was received by most of the media world over the weekend as the final, clinching evidence of the magazine’s abasement. To be handed off to a publisher that even most people in the news business had never heard of was the most ignoble of ends for an …

Average Student Loan Debt Could Cost A Household $208,000 Over A Lifetime: Study

The real cost of student loan debt is far greater than you may think, according to a new analysis.<p>A household with $53,000 in outstanding student debt -- which is the average college loan balance for a family headed by two people with 4-year degrees -- will be about $208,000 poorer over a lifetime …

The Great Outdoors: Shop Chic Fitness Gear

Shop the goods to get moving.<p>Sometimes all we need for the motivation to embrace fitness is some new gear. We're keeping our workouts summer ready, from yoga on the sand to stand-up paddling, old school wave-catching and cycling — so we shopped the goods to get moving. See what's happening in yoga …

Economic Growth Momentum Is Fading

The unexpectedly large increase in the ISM Index was propelled mainly by a 6.4% rise in orders and an 11.6% jump in production. On a seasonally unadjusted basis the respective increases were -1% and +2%. While these were both better than usual for July, the seasonal adjustments, as compared to the …

Economy

Tax havens offer US multinationals a fantastic deal, and so will tax reform

Attempts to reform the US corporate tax rate have been falling flat for many reasons, but chief among them is that multinationals enjoy such a good deal from tax havens: a 6.9% average tax rate on billions of overseas cash.<p>Eighty-two of the the one hundred largest US companies take advantage of tax …

Tax Havens

The Real Estate Mini-Bubble Will Be Economy's Next Problem

The housing and automobile industries are the main driving forces of the economy – in both directions. That makes sense since consumer spending accounts for 70% of the economy, and homes and cars are the biggest ticket items consumers spend money on. More importantly, unlike most purchases, it’s …

The Week Ahead: Will Stocks Sizzle In August?

July was a great month for stocks with the Dow Industrials up 4%, the S&P 500 gained 4.9%, and the Nasdaq Composite was up 6.6%. The small-cap Russell 2000 was the leader, gaining 6.9%.<p>In mid-July, flows into stock funds hit a six-month high at $19.7 billion but there still seems to be some debate …