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Fannie, Freddie cut housing-market forecasts for 2014 - Capitol Report - MarketWatch

On the heels of a choppy first quarter, federally controlled mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have cut their forecasts for the U.S. …

Barclays Is Reportedly Planning On Getting Out Of The Commodities Business

The UK bank is expected to announce the changes on Tuesday, which include heavy cuts to its global commodities trading staff, the newspaper reported.<p>The FT said Barclays is making the move because conditions in the commodities markets have grown unfavorable recently. Revenues have fallen and …

Management

Tech trouble: Stocks fall as investors want profits

Tech stocks were the life of the party last year.<p>Old favorites like Microsoft MSFT, -2.33% Amazon AMZN, -3.20% and Google GOOG, -2.02% outperformed …

Wall Street

The Dawn Of Cloud 2.0 And Why Google Started A Price War

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Peter Relan is serial entrepreneur-turned-founder of two incubators: YouWeb (focused on gaming), and Studio 9+ (focused on big data, IoT, wearables, and P2P marketplaces). His incubations include OpenFeint, Crowdstar, Hammer and Chisel, Spaceport, and Agawi. Prior to founding his</i> …

Saudi Arabia Prepares to Build the World's Tallest Building

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Construction on Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Tower, which will be one whopping, expense kilometer tall, is …

Tesla can’t reach global battery supremacy without a friend

Why hasn’t Tesla announced a partner yet for its much vaunted gigafactory? The question is beginning to be asked, and not just by investors.<p>Tesla’s share price has underperformed the market by a wide margin since it unveiled its plans to build the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery factory on Feb …

Tesla
Venture Capital

China just revealed a major state secret: nearly 20% of its farmland is polluted

Almost one-fifth of China’s farmland is polluted, according to a government report released this week. Officials have acknowledged the country’s problems with water and air pollution, but the extent of soil contamination has been a closely guarded “state secret,” for fear of incriminating certain …

Pollution
Google Glass

Software Is Dominating Venture Capital Investments In 2014

Just over $4B was invested in software deals by venture capitalists (VCs) during Q1, 2014, four times as much as biotechnology.<p>Software deals netted out 42% of all dollars invested in the first quarter, with biotechnology receiving 11%. VCs invested $816M in IT Services or 9% of all dollars, making …

Innovation

Entrepreneurs reveal their failures en route to success

<b>Millions of people dream of starting their own company, but only some are brave enough to take the leap.</b><p>Fewer still go on to great success.<p>Talking to BBC Radio 5 live's On the Money, some of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs share their tips for business success - as well as revealing some of …

Entrepreneurship

Chocolate prices skyrocket

The world's growing love of chocolate means more expensive treats for the Easter holiday.<p>Demand is rising at the fastest pace in three years, according to Euromonitor International Ltd., and farmers in West Africa aren't growing enough cocoa to keep up. The cost of beans used to make chocolate …

Thousands of Chinese spent their “best years” making Nike shoes and now have no pensions

For the past week, as many as 30,000 workers have been on strike, disrupting work at plants in the southern China that make shoes for Nike, Adidas, and Puma. Their grievances are the same as those of many workers across the country: they’ve spent decades working for manufacturing plants and now …

China

Code to crack the job market

With computer science set to enter the school curriculum this September, Helena Pozniak examines how getting to grips with the subject is vital for all students<p>In an inspired lesson that has become a YouTube favourite, a primary school teacher emphasises the mindset required to programme a computer.<p>…

Computer Science

Gold ends at more than 2-week low; palladium drops

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Gold futures extended their slide below the key $1,300-an-ounce level on Monday to close at their lowest point in more …

Stock Markets

Vince Cable sets target on the 'darker side' of capitalism

Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, will announce a series of measures aimed at preventing tax evaders and money launderers from hiding behind corporate secrecy rules<p>Companies will be forced to declare who their ultimate owners are under new rules designed to unpick the murky ownership structures …

About half of America has zero net wealth

Wealth is the value of everything you own: stocks, bonds, your home, your car -- minus your debts. And while income inequality has taken center stage in debates about the growing gap between rich and poor, what's happening with wealth paints an even more staggering picture.<p>The wealth share of the …

Income Inequality

Brutal Winter Freeze for Economy Is Ending, Economists Say

This winter's brutal weather took a toll on sales growth for U.S. businesses, according to a survey of economists released Monday. But the group expects business to pick up again now that the worst of the harsh weather is over.<p>A majority of companies responding to the latest quarterly survey by the …

Economy

How Many Jobs Does Fracking Really Create?

Frack­ing cre­ates jobs.<p>That’s the linch­pin of the oil and gas in­dustry ar­gu­ment for per­mit­ting the con­tro­ver­sial drilling prac­tice. And …

Stocks log longest winning streak in six months

The stock market logged its longest winning streak in six months Monday as another big week for company earnings began.<p>Halliburton, an oil and gas drilling company, rose after reporting a first quarter profit on rising revenue in the Middle East and Asia. Toymaker Hasbro gained after it said it …

China, The Elusive Market

How much faith should Western business jet manufacturers put into the Chinese market?<p>On paper the long term potential is huge, which is why original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have coveted the region for years. Between China’s GDP expansion, the rapid growth of the nation’s wealthy and the many …

Securitised debt could give Europe’s economy the kiss of life

Tougher financial regulation has made European banks more resilient. But the drought of credit now confronting promising businesses across Europe is …

Loans

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Business (Canada)

[Serious Question] Why is that, when arguing about bitcoin's fate, people assume ONLY two outcomes of bitcoin, that it will either fail or become a worldwide standard currency?