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The attack of the MOOCs

DOTCOM mania was slow in coming to higher education, but now it has the venerable industry firmly in its grip. Since the launch early last year of …

Energy Companies Turning To Private Security To Counter Rising Terrorism

Norwegian energy company Statoil has become the latest oil giant to turn to private security firms to handle its operations in North Africa, amid …

Terrorism

The Fed's Economic Forecasts Are Already Looking Way Too Optimistic

Fed Chairman Bernanke used his appearance before the House and Senate finance committees as yet another opportunity to soft-pedal his original ill-conceived effort to explain the eventual winding down of QE. In doing so he emphasized the risks to the economy in the coming period and the FOMC's …

Economics

14 Charts FedEx CEO Fred Smith Watches When He Thinks About The US Economy

As such, economists follow the company closely as it is considered to be one of the most reliable bellwethers of global economic activity.<p>FedEx CEO Fred Smith gave a brief presentation this week to the Committee for Economic Development titled "Restoring America's Economic Growth."<p>In it, he …

Economics

Investors Are Getting Tired Of Waiting For Hedge Funds To Deliver In 2013

Industry-wide performance last month was so bad that hedge funds barely managed to eke out positive returns - only 0.14% - in the second quarter.<p>Meanwhile, the S&P 500 was up 2.36% in Q2, marking a continued trend of hedge fund underperformance versus the broader market.<p>"The third quarter of this …

Investing

The Fed Says They Are 'Reviewing' Decision That Allows Banks To Trade Physical Commodities

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is "reviewing" a landmark 2003 decision that first allowed regulated banks to trade in physical commodity markets, it said on Friday, a move that may send new shockwaves through Wall Street.<p>The one-sentence statement suggests the Fed is taking a much deeper, …

Sherrod Brown

Barclays, Traders Fined $487.9 Million by U.S. Regulator

Barclays Plc and four former traders were ordered to pay a combined $487.9 million in fines and penalties by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory …

Legendary General James Mattis Just Gave One Of The Best Talks On Middle East Policy We've Ever Seen

The four-star general, who recently retired after leading U.S. Central Command, which is responsible for Iraq and Afghanistan (among others), spoke at length with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Syria, Iran, Israel, and Egypt.<p>He offered commentary on U.S. foreign and military policy, what is happening in the …

Middle East

Investing strategies that will outlive us all

When it comes to investment styles, death is a surprisingly popular topic.<p>When the Internet bubble was inflating, plenty of investors said that …

Investing

More ways to earn tax-free income

There are still ways to earn income that is federal-income-tax-free. With the tax increases that took effect at the beginning of this year, …

Retirement

14 Ways To Enjoy New York City's Swankiest Spots For Free (Or Cheap)

From a subterranean food court inside the Plaza Hotel to little-known lunch deals at some of the city's best restaurants, here are 14 ways to enjoy New York City's fanciest venues without spending a fortune.

The Arts

Fracking Doesn’t Contaminate Water