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Case Study: A Short-Seller Crashes the Party

When the well-known hedge fund manager and short-seller Jeremiah Hughes first put Terranola in the spotlight, issuing ominous warnings about unsold products, a looming patent expiration, and flawed growth projections, the considered judgment of the executive team was to do nothing.<p>“I refuse to …

5 Debt Defying Lessons from the Hobbit

Bilbo Baggins, the star of the book <i>The Hobbit</i> doesn’t have any debt. This little hero knows how to manage his resources. If we want avoid debt, and …

Personal Finance

14 American Housing Markets Drowning In Foreclosures

Foreclosure filings were down 27% from a year ago, but up 2% from the second quarter.<p>National foreclosure activity fell to the lowest level since Q2 2007, but pockets of America continued to struggle with foreclosures.<p>We drew on RealtyTrac's report to highlight the 14 metros with the highest …

10 Mistakes Even Savvy Stock Investors Make

On October 4, a bout of confusion moved 14 million shares of Tweeter Entertainment, a bankrupt retail chain listed under the symbol TWTRQ. The massive movement, and resulting 700% increase in the stock’s price, came after Twitter’s IPO filings revealed plans to list under TWTR when it goes …

Economic Outlook, Indicators, Forecasts - Your Business

Regularly updated insights on the economy’s next moves.<p>3.0% pace in '18, up from 2.3% in '17 More »<p>Big job gains will continue, but reflect a strong …

Is My Achilles Soreness Due to Barefoot Running?

Past Achilles injuries and a switch to minimalist shoes could be the cause of soreness.<p><i>Hi,</i><p><i>I'm just about to turn 50 and I've been running since junior high school. About 10 years ago I fully ruptured my left Achilles tendon playing basketball. Naturally, any pain I've developed since, has been on</i> …

Is It Bad for Runners to Wear Flip-Flops?

There is not any data to suggest that wearing flip-flops is a problem.<p><i>Dear Sports Doc,</i><p><i>Can wearing flip-flops or other shoes without backs cause plantar fasciitis or other running injuries?</i><p><i>Thanks,</i><p><i>Anna</i><p>Dear Anna,<p>Flip-flops and shoes without backs will cause running injuries if you run in them and run …

Is High Volume Training Worth the Risk?

A high school cross country runner, prone to stress fractures, asks for pros and cons.<p><i>Hey,</i><p><i>I'm about to begin my summer base training and have about 16 weeks to get from the 20-35 mile range to the 70-85 mile range before my senior XC season. I trust my coach, but had a pretty bad stress fracture</i> …

What's Causing My Lower Leg Pain?

Compartment and entrapment syndromes could be the culprit.<p><i>I am going to be a freshman in high school this year, and I’ve run cross-country for four years. But, I haven't been running lately because I can't figure out this injury I have. I have a pain that runs up and down my shins when I am</i> …

Does Running Help with High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure is very common in the general population and also in runners.<p><i>Howdy Doc,</i><p><i>I'm 43 and have been running for 20 years. I have a generally healthy lifestyle, but my blood pressure is getting to the point where I'll probably need medication. I have no other medical issues. I am 5'9"</i> …

What you don't know about Social Security can hurt you

Many people know that Social Security is designed to provide supplemental income to Americans in retirement, but what most people don't know about the government program could seriously damage their golden years.<p>Here are some points you may not be aware of.<p>Social Security isn't just a retirement …

World's wildest reality show drives global markets

The stock market exhaled higher on Thursday as perception of a political compromise infused hope that the debt ceiling would be pushed and a US default will be avoided.<p>While some argue this is a Band-Aid on a broken bone, the disaster scenario was perceived to have been avoided. As that was priced …

Re-Examining The Chinese Property Market: Deflating Bubble Fear

In economics, a so-called bubble is any deviation of an asset’s market price from its intrinsic value. Such deviations can be driven by a range of irrationally exuberant and speculative behavior: overly confident views of the future, rampant optimism, bandwagon effects, herd mentality, or a …

'Forward Guidance' On Janet Yellen's Reign At The Fed

All you need to know is that the soon-to-be second most powerful person in the U.S. will be even more fiercely determined than Chairman Bernanke in making center stage policies that will attain maximum employment in the U.S. Plan for continued quantitative easing and no tapering until the debt …