Kim Trowbridge

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The 5 Things You Should Know When Your Healthcare Claim Is "Denied"

I am often asked to comment on a range of medical treatments – from new drugs to medical devices and procedures. Investors will inquire about a new treatment or procedure to gauge the likelihood of a product’s success, or to understand if there is a market for a particular treatment<i>.</i> But recently, …

Wall St. Cheat Sheet's 8 best 'retire early' tips

Wall St. Cheat Sheet's list sounds simple but is crucial to financial security later.<p>Retirement is an oft-discussed phase of life, especially with the baby boomers on the verge of leaving work for good. With terms like "Roth IRA," "401k," and "Social Security" on everyone's mind, retirees are sure …

Forget Affordability -- Housing's Trends Signal A Bright Future

It seems that whenever something happens in the housing market, a flock of articles pop up explaining why the signs are ominous and housing is destined to flounder. To me, the oddest one has to do with existing home sales this year. Prices have risen, and the inventory of homes for sale has fallen. …

Wednesday’s Federal Reserve announcement was leaked, says a financial market analyst

On Sept. 18, gold futures surged nearly $20 in the 30 seconds after the US Federal Reserve released the news that it would not “taper” the monetary stimulus it’s feeding the economy. Someone made a lot of money off of that—potentially by dubious means.<p>According to research from Nanex LLC, a …

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The US Federal Reserve leaves holes through which its statements could leak out early

When journalists get early access to US Federal Reserve statements, the system has flaws that make it easy to see how the information could get out early. That’s what may have happened last week with the Fed’s surprise decision not to taper its bond-buying program. The news started to move markets …

News Industry

JP Morgan is spending more on fines and lawyers than on employee salaries

JP Morgan devoted $9.3 billion to legal expenses last quarter, driving its net loss of $380 million. Its legal troubles took up 39% of its total revenue in the same period, by far the company’s largest single expense.<p>That’s right: The largest bank in the United States spends more money fighting and …

Finance