JJ Buquet

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Chained CPI: A conservative skeptic

President Obama’s 2014 budget proposal does something that has seemed impossible in recent years: it cuts spending and forges political compromise (on one issue at least). For a fleeting moment, the magical feeling of bipartisanship has descended over Pennsylvania Avenue and lawmakers are crowing …

Senate Budget Allows Democrats To Accuse House Republicans Of Hypocrisy

WASHINGTON -- Republicans spent four years berating the Democratic-led Senate for failing to pass a budget. Now that the Senate has approved a budget resolution, Democrats are accusing House Republican leaders of retreating from the legislative process they demanded.<p>"Republicans have repeatedly …

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Home construction hits highest rate since 2008

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Construction on new U.S. homes in March hit the highest rate in almost five years, as starts for apartments jumped, …

Fed’s Beige Book sees ‘moderate’ growth

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The U.S. economy is growing at a “moderate” pace, as housing’s rebound and the continued recovery in the auto sector …

Natural-gas futures close up over 4%; oil tops $87

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Natural-gas futures finished with a gain of more than 4% on Thursday, as a smaller-than-expected increase in weekly …

Natural Gas

Don't Fight The Fed, The Bull Market Ain't Dead

Normally, the Federal Reserve Board’s released minutes of its Federal Open Market Committee meeting of the 12 wise men and women read like the fable, “The Blind Men and the Elephant.” Everyone gropes for a familiar reference point to identify the beast but nobody ever solves the puzzle in one …

Dividend Investing: Beyond The Yield Grab

Don Wordell, manager of the $2.7 billion RidgeWorth Mid-Cap Value Fund, loves the financial discipline a steady dividend imposes on corporate managers, but isn’t easily swayed by a fat payout. In a recent discussion, Don explained why he’s careful not to be blinded by yield and what makes him …

Teche Holding Named Top Dividend Stock With Insider Buying and 3.58% Yield

In this series, we look through the most recent Dividend Channel <i>”DividendRank”</i> report, and then we cherry pick only those companies that have experienced insider buying within the past six months. The officers and directors of a company tend to have a unique insider’s view of the business, and …

Treasury's Miller: No banks will be bailed out

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- No financial institution, regardless of its size, will be bailed out by taxpayers again, Treasury Undersecretary for …

Finance

Sobering Presentation Reveals The Two Economies In America

The stock market is currently sitting near all-time highs. Meanwhile, the U.S. economy remains anemic with the unemployment rate painfully high.<p>Generally speaking, the stock market represents large corporations who can borrow cheaply from the bond markets and take advantage of low overseas tax …

Stock Markets

World’s best beach restaurants

From a Californian seafood haven to a Sardinian cafe in Sydney, these five beachfront eateries prove that everything tastes better by the water.

Italy

Starburst Galaxy Could Illuminate Early Universe

This massive starburst galaxy was pumping out stars way before thought possible.<p><b>A newfound primordialgalaxy nearly 13 billion light-years away is breaking distance records and may unlock the secrets of how and when some of the most massive star factories were born in the early universe, according</b> …

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Hottest new hotels in America

<i>Condé Nast Traveler</i> is thrilled to unveil the 2013 Hot List, the buzz-making list of their favorite new hotels that have opened in the past year. The entire list of 154 properties spans the globe, from a tiny one-suite find in Chiang Mai to a luxe safari camp in Tanzania—but to get you started, …

Mandarin Oriental

Europe’s cheapest cities, 2013

From Bucharest to Budapest, the third annual European Backpacker index found that travelling to the previously pricey continent is actually less expensive than you would think.

Microsoft shrugs off the impending death of the PC

<b>The numbers:</b> Software company Microsoft beat analyst expectations with a profit of $6.06 billion, or $0.72 earnings per share in its fiscal third quarter. Revenues rose to $20.49 billion, representing an almost 18% jump from the same period a year ago.<p><b>The takeaway:</b> Shareholders and investors alike …