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JPMorgan Chase could face $11 billion settlement

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Japanese Inflation Is Entirely Due To Higher Energy Prices

However, it appears that the first positive inflation reading in 14 months was merely a function of high energy prices.<p>The headline consumer price inflation rate rose to 0.2% in June from -0.3% in May, exceeding estimates for a smaller advance to 0.1%. Stripping out food prices, the inflation rate …

Young Investors: Don't Fear The Bear

Two steps forward and one step back. That’s the stock market for you. It’s a dance all new investors need to learn because it affects the portion of your portfolio that you have allocated to common stocks.<p>Two steps forward and one step back. The stock market has been dancing to that tune ever since …

South Korea economic growth beats forecasts

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/997000/997573_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524641882_471c31880b8b413930c9cc16eb344764<p><b>South Korea's economy grew by more than forecast in the April to June period, boosted by a jump in domestic consumption and government …

Cancel the Cable, Honey: Curious Rise in Stocks

Rumors of potential cable company mergers have run up share prices in that sector, including 10% and 27% gains for Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Cablevision Systems (CVC), respectively, in the past week alone.<p>TWC data by YCharts<p>It’s an impressive amount of optimism for an industry whose core business …

Quit Your Crying Into Your Portfolio...Gold Might Be Having a Comeback http://www.go-tst.com/nfCHG

Skip the Juice Cleanse and Focus on a Portfolio Cleanse. 5 Toxic Stocks to Sell ASAP http://www.go-tst.com/nfDoQ

How Finance Fueled Students' And Nonprofit's Future

The 2008 financial crisis left the economy in shambles and ushered in a period of instability and mounting debt for many families around the Unites States. However, in the wake of financial instability lies an alternative path to more equitable growth: <i>through impact investing</i>.<p>Impact investing, the …

Stocks struggle, close mostly lower

Stocks were mostly lower Wednesday as the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell for a second straight day as it continues to flirt with 1,700.<p>A gloomy outlook from Caterpillar helped bring the Dow Jones industrial average lower as the Dow fell 25.50 points, or 0.2%, to 15,542.24. Caterpillar fell 2.4% …

Investing On The News: By The Time You Read It, It's Too Late

An old market maxim was “buy on the rumor, sell on the news”. Like many old maxims, there turned out to be a lot of truth in this. Back in the good old days your broker Bernie would tell you this right before he told you the that would get him that commission.<p>For years, the “go to” paper for …

Securities Class Actions Plunge -- Did The Fraudsters Go On Vacation?

Fraud artists, it seems, take a vacation during stock-market rallies.<p>That’s one explanation for why fraud suits dropped precipitously in the first half of this year, especially against large-cap corporations. There were a mere 75 securities class actions filed through June 30, according to …

Apple Sharing Its Billions http://www.go-tst.com/ng9WH

Cisco Systems a Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock With 2.7% Yield (CSCO)

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASD: CSCO) has been named a Top 25 Socially Responsible Dividend Stock by Dividend Channel, signifying a stock with above-average <i>”DividendRank”</i> statistics including a strong 2.7% yield, as well as being recognized by prominent asset managers as being a socially responsible …

This Stock Has A 6.33% Yield And Sells For Less Than Book

H&R Real Estate Investment Trust (Toronto: HR-UN) has been named as a Top 25 dividend stock, according the most recent Canada Stock Channel <i>”DividendRank”</i> report. The report noted that among the coverage universe, HR.UN shares displayed both attractive valuation metrics and strong profitability …

Michael Dell Sweetens The Pot In Bid To Seal Buyout, Raises Offer To $13.75

The battle over Dell took what could be its final turn Wednesday.<p>Michael Dell and his private equity partners at Silver Lake are willing to pony up another dime per share — raising their bid to $13.75 — but won’t let the offer dangle for very long.<p>In a letter to a special committee of the …

Twitter creates fake tweets from real users to promote new product

In a miscalculated marketing decision, Twitter apparently decided to use its users to promote its new TV ad targeting platform — picturing them tweeting things they didn’t tweet. <i>SF Gate</i> reports that in a post on Twitter’s advertising blog, the company posted a screenshot of users Subhash Chander, …

How Modern Economics Is Built On 'The World's Dumbest Idea'

I reported earlier this month that the Financial Times published a pair of important articles asking why the goal of a firm is to maximize short-term shareholder value is still being taught in business schools.<p>“While there is growing consensus that focusing on short-term shareholder value is not …