Botir Sharipov

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Here's Why I Plan to Take Social Security at 62

The right age to take your benefits is a personal decision, but for me, the answer is a no-brainer.<p>Instead of waiting to claim Social Security at my …

McDonald's will shift to more humane chicken slaughter policy

McDonald's took another step Friday toward softening its image with animal-conscious consumers, saying it will require suppliers to treat chickens better and slaughter them more humanely.<p>Birds sold to the chain by poultry giants such as Tyson Foods Inc. and Cargill no longer will be shocked, …

Agriculture

Big tech firms like Amazon are eager to eat the banking industry’s lunch

The world’s top consultants are sounding the alarm, urging the banking industry to brace for the impact of big technology companies like Amazon and Apple barging in. McKinsey is the latest to warn that while the threat of fintech startups seems manageable, a more daunting challenge looms from …

Why Is Gold Rising Along With the Stock Market?

Barbara Corcoran on the Power of a Positive Attitude

This interview with <b>Barbara Corcoran</b>, an entrepreneur and judge on the TV show “<b>Shark Tank</b>,” was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.<p><b>Q. What were your early years like?</b><p><b>A.</b> I was born in Edgewater, N.J., and I was the second oldest of 10 kids. I had a phenomenally motivating mom who was a good role …

Gold And Silver: Opportunity Of A Lifetime?

Over the past 39 years, I have rarely used the words “opportunity of a lifetime.” However, I feel there is a good chance of another one in progress. Let’s look at gold since the late 1970s. History may not exactly repeat, but often it rhymes.<p>In 1977, when my firm, Dohmen Capital, was founded, I …

Opinion: Money managers no longer hate gold, saying it’s undervalued

The world’s biggest and most powerful money managers usually hate gold.<p>But not today.<p>The latest survey of nearly 200 money managers worldwide, …

What Steve Bannon really wants

What does Donald Trump want for America? His supporters don’t know. His party doesn’t know. Even he doesn’t know.<p>If there is a political vision underlying Trumpism, however, the person to ask is not Trump. It’s his éminence grise, Stephen K. Bannon, the chief strategist of the Trump …

Biggest threats to the Trump market rally

Contrary to the gravity-defying action of the past six weeks, the stock market can't go up in a straight line forever.<p>The Trump rally on Wall Street has sent the Dow skyrocketing 1,600 points and within spitting distance from the 20,000 milestone.<p>Many market gurus are optimistic about 2017 and …

The 5 Best Gold and Energy Stocks for 2017

When John Roth thinks back on the oil market of two years ago, a certain calamitous image comes to mind: “I liken it to pushing a freight train off …

EU leaders stop short of sanctioning Russia over Aleppo

An EU plan to threaten Russia with sanctions for its part in attacks on Aleppo was put on hold.<p>European Council President Donald Tusk summed up the …

Global debt hits all-time high of $152 trillion; billionaire warns of “big squeeze”

“This is a global problem,” said billionaire hedge fund manager Ray Dalio yesterday to a packed audience of central bankers.“Japan is closest to its …

Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $449 million

The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to an estimated $449 million.<p>Friday night marked the 33rd consecutive drawing that failed to produce a winner. As a result, the jackpot has swelled to become the seventh biggest of all time, including Powerball and Mega Millions prizes.<p>The winning numbers on …

6 Painless Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Years Earlier

<b>By Marilyn Lewis</b>Chances are your home mortgage is the largest debt you'll ever have. How would you like to pay it off and run your mortgage contract …

METALS-Stronger dollar weighs on copper, tin hits year high | Reuters

* Dollar strength weighs on base metals as investors take profits<p>* Volumes light in pre-Easter trade<p>* Tin gains on tight supplies (Updates with official prices)<p>By Louise Heavens<p>LONDON, March 23 (Reuters) - London copper fell on Wednesday, pressured by a stronger dollar after hawkish comments from …

Why Goldman is wrong about gold

Goldman Sachs has been predicting the demise of gold for the past few years. Last summer, the firm predicted gold would fall to $1,000 by the start …

Splits in the Keynesian camp: a Galilean Dialogue

As Paul Krugman pointed out a year ago, a sharp difference of views about US monetary policy has developed between two camps of Keynesians who …

This Is Why China’s Housing Market Is Such a Mess

Just a week before the Chinese New Year, China’s central bank cut the minimum mortgage down payment for first-time buyers from 25% to 20%, as it …

Two more Zika infections confirmed in Florida

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health has confirmed two cases of the Zika virus in Lee County, bringing the state's number of such infections to nine.<p>Health officials say all the affected Floridians, including the two in Lee County, were infected in Colombia, El Salvador, Haiti or …

10 Overlooked Expenses That Ruin Your Budget

<b>By Allison Martin</b><br>Drafting a picture-perfect budget is only half the battle if you want to keep your spending in check.<br>Following rules is the other …

A hard-right turn for Greece's radical left?

<i>The video on this article is a visual recap of Syriza’s year in power. It is purposefully left without sound.</i><p>It was exactly one year ago when SYRIZA turned the tides of Greek politics and became the first ever radical left-wing party to win a national election in Greek political history since 1833, …

Europe

Murphy’s Law of Gold Analysis, Report 3 Jan

by Keith Weiner Perhaps it may be lesser known than his other Laws, but Murphy wrote one for the basis analysis. It goes like this. If we observe …

A history of the US gold standard

Ever since the U.S. left the gold standard for good in 1971, some politicians and investors have called for its return. At one of the Republican presidential debates in October, Texas Senator Ted Cruz became the latest, touting the stability and booming prosperity the U.S. economy enjoyed in the …

The one interview question you need to ask if you want to land the perfect job

You know how to rock an interview. You’ve read up on the most-asked questions, practiced your responses, picked out your most professional outfit and studied the company’s website.<p>And that will all serve you well—to a point. Because you’re not just trying to land <i>any</i> job; you want the right job <i>for</i> …