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Syria is roiling oil markets, but the real story is the chaos in Libya and Nigeria

Traders are bidding up the price of oil hoping for a big return should the usual course of conflict-related events unfold: a spike in anticipation of war, in this case in Syria, followed by a plunge once the bombing starts and the market accepts that there will not be Armageddon. Meanwhile, the …

Oil

Euro crisis is over, says France's Francois Hollande

<b>French President Francois Hollande has declared an end to the eurozone debt crisis, which has gripped the region for the past four years.</b><p>"What you need to understand here in Japan is that the crisis in Europe is over," he told Japanese business leaders on a trip to the Far East.<p>Much of Europe is …

France

Who Got Rich This Week: A 3D Printer Maker, A High Tech Bookseller And More

Each week at Forbes we scan our database of corporate insiders to see who got richer from the action in the stock market. A flat week was turned by a steep sell off on Wednesday afternoon as Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke testified before Congress on the current state of the American …

There's Been A Mass Exodus From The US Workforce, And It's Going To Continue For Decades

Bank of America economist Michelle Mayer has put out a long, new note on one of the more controversial subjects in economics these days: the Labor Force Participation Rate.<p>The Unemployment Rate has been grinding down, but everyone has noticed that Labor Force Participation has dropped as well, and …

Demographics

Defaulted Manhattan Complex Rewards Patient Money

Gary Delgado learned last week from a note slipped under his door that the rent for his two-bedroom apartment at Manhattan’s Stuyvesant Town will …

Consumers keeping economy on track

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Big business is minding its money. Heavy industry is stuck in a rut. And even the federal government has turned down the …

Economy

How Yahoo plans to make money on Tumblr: ads that don’t feel like ads

“We’re pretty opposed to advertising,” David Karp, the founder of Tumblr, said three years ago. “It really turns our stomachs.” So today he’s turning over the six-year-old blogging startup to a company that can stomach it.<p>Yahoo, which currently generates 76% of its revenue from advertising, made …

As Euro Slips, Chinese Yuan In Record Rise Vs Dollar

The U.S. dollar may be gaining against the main currencies of Europe, but not so in China.<p>The Chinese yuan continues its storied climb against the dollar. This time it’s a mix of government and market forces providing the muscle.<p>“The market is having a greater say these days in the yuan’s …

Five Red Flags You Picked The Wrong Financial Advisor

Libby Kane has an interesting article entitled “Five Signs You Picked The Wrong Financial Advisor” which fits well with our “ Ten Questions to Ask a Financial Advisor.” Here are her five warning signs:<p><b>1. She Isn’t Certified.</b> In other words, you should value comprehensive wealth management.<b>2. He</b> …

Osborne: G7 agree to target tax evasion and avoidance

<b>The G7 group of industrialised nations have agreed that there must be collective action against tax evasion and avoidance, the UK's finance minister has said.</b><p>Chancellor George Osborne said after the talks that it was "incredibly important" that firms and individuals paid the tax they owed.<p>The …

George Osborne

The Geopolitics of Oil

<b>The Geopolitics of Oil</b><p>It is a sad fact of life that many of the world's leading oil producing countries are either politically unstable and/or at …

Oil