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Traders Say Three Changes Have Sent The Stock Market Surging Back

The return of market volatility sent the S&P 500 to a low of 1,820 last Wednesday, down 9.8% from its September 19 all-time high of 2,019.<p>There certainly hasn't been a shortage of concerns. The global economy has been slowing, commodity prices have been plunging, geopolitical tensions have been …

13 Ways To Know If Your LinkedIn Summary Is A Winner Or A Snoozer

First impressions have gone digital. People are learning about you online before they ever shake your hand. The second they know they are going to meet you or have a call with you, they’re going to type your name into Google. This makes your virtual brand more important than ever. And it means you …

Here's A Quick Guide To The Startling New Scandal Involving Goldman And The New York Fed

"The Ray Rice video for the financial sector has arrived," Michael Lewis said.<p>The report is driven by secret recordings that suggest that the NY Fed regulators were too soft on Goldman and therefore possibly other banks as well.<p>The recordings come from former New York Fed bank examiner Carmen …

U.S. government to American people: Stay away from these countries

In total, the State Department has travel warnings in place for 41 nations across the globe<p>The world can be a dangerous place. Depending on where you live, you're reminded of that every time you turn on the TV or read the news.<p>If you are citizen of the United States there's also another consistent …

Why Narendra Modi will deliver his UN speech in Hindi

Do you know Hindi? If you want to understand Narendra Modi’s speech at the UN today, you better learn the language quickly.<p>India’s prime minister prefers speaking in Hindi, and with this speech and other public appearances since he has been elected, he is ensuring that Hindi earns its rightful …

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Opinion: Get ready for S&P 500 at 2,150, top market timer says

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — This incredible bull market, which pushed the S&P 500 above 2,000 earlier this week, is still alive and well. By …

Roche to buy biotech firm InterMune for $8.3B

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche said Sunday it has reached an $8.3 billion deal to buy InterMune, a California-based developer of treatments for lung diseases.<p>The companies have reached an agreement under which Roche will acquire InterMune in an all-cash transaction, paying $74 per …

Deconstructing Management Fees In Alternative Funds

Without a doubt, money is the primary driving factor in private equity and hedge funds. Lucrative fees are paid to talented fund managers by investors eager to earn high returns on their investments. Although much attention is paid to the 20% incentive allocation paid to successful managers, either …

Wall Street Week Ahead: U.S. Stocks A Safe Haven, Even After Panic Selloffs

Benchmark U.S. Treasury yields hit their lowest in 14 months on Friday after Ukraine said its forces had attacked and partly destroyed a Russian armored column that entered Ukrainian territory overnight.<p>The S&P 500 <.SPX> ended Friday down a mere fraction of a point. The three major U.S. stock …

World's Biggest Miner, BHP Billiton, Says It's Time To Split

Breaking up might be hard to do but in the mining world it can also be quite profitable, as shareholders in the world’s biggest miner, BHP Billiton, discovered earlier today.<p>Shortly after the Australian-based company said it was likely to proceed with a split into core and non-core operations its …

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Google launches a teaching tool to help schools ditch paper

Google's itching to get Chromebooks into classrooms (and it's doing a pretty good job too), but the search giant just went full steam ahead with another product meant to help it shape the school experience. It's called (unsurprisingly) Classroom, and the free service is finally ready for …

10 stocks suffering the biggest cuts in earnings estimates

The benchmark S&P 500 Index is up 3% this year, despite two big declines over the past two weeks.<p>With the escalating round of sanctions among Russia, …

5 Tools to Help Make Your Data Visualization Look Stunning

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>The last few years have brought data visualization deeply into the world of design. It used to take highly technical designers or a team of developers and designers to create data visualizations that were both accurate and beautiful. Recently, several …

Dow plunges over 300 points, erasing its gains for the year

Geopolitical worries weighed on investors Thursday, with the Dow Jones industrial average dropping 317 points and leading a broad market retreat that …

Here Are The Most Important Stock Charts To Watch After The Selloff

Global financial markets became reacquainted with volatility today as a series of concerning developments led to a selloff of risk assets, from stocks to oil. The Dow dropped by 317 points or 1.88 percent while the Nasdaq and SP500 were off by approximately 2 percent. West Texas crude oil sank …

Goldman Sachs Downgrades Stocks To Neutral From Overweight In Short Term

(Reuters) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) downgraded its global equities allocation to neutral on a short-term basis Friday, even though the …

Japan Is Now The Walmart Of The World Economy

Abenomics for a long time was successful in depressing the yen. It went from about 82 yen to a dollar in December 2012, to 105.3 yen to a dollar in January 2014.<p>Year-to-date however the U.S. dollar is down 3.7% against the yen.<p>Richard Bernstein, CEO of Richard Bernstein Advisors, thinks the only …

Geopolitical tensions seen keeping oil prices high

The price of oil fell slightly Tuesday but experts see geopolitical tensions preventing any significant short-term declines.<p>U.S. benchmark crude for …

Rates set to stay on hold after annual inflation hits 3%

Interest rates look set to stay on hold for months to come after the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reported that inflation has increased to 3%.<p>The cost of living rose 0.5% in the June quarter to an annual rate of 3%, the ABS said on Wednesday morning.<p>It is highest annual rate since December …

The Changing Structure of the VC Industry

<b>The Changing Structure of the VC Industry</b><p>Much of the discussion on the changing structure of the venture capital industry in the past few years has …