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Millionaires’ Tax, Facebook and Sandy Weill: Readers Weigh In

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 4:00pm
Our readers weighed in on several hot-button topics this week. How did you vote?

The Toughest Interview Questions: Could You Answer These?

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 4:00pm
Want a job at McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group, or Oliver Wyman? Prepare to go through the mental ringer. These top-notch management consulting firms put up some of the highest barriers to entry through intellectually demanding interviews, according to the latest … Continue reading →

Wyoming to Open Books on Hundreds of Oil, Gas Wells

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 2:50pm
Petroleum companies, investors and landowners might soon get a better idea who has struck black gold and who might be in the red as a result of drilling for oil deep into the Niobrara Shale.

3 Tips to Improve Returns With Dividend Stocks

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 2:50pm
At a time of strong demand for dividends and safety, the quest for a reasonable yield amidst historically low interest rates has become a competitive sport.

Barofsky: TARP Was Even Worse Than You Think

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 1:35pm
"The losses are a lot less than originally anticipated but this resorting to trickery really shows you they're trying to cover up how badly TARP has failed," says Neil Barofsky, former special inspector general for TARP.

Is it Time to Have More Faith in Zuckerberg?

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 1:35pm
"I think investors will probably believe [Zuckerberg]," says Michael Pachter of Wedbush Securities. "The guy demonstrated his commitment to be a competent CEO."

Google Seeks Dismissal of E-Books Case

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 1:35pm
Google asked a U.S. court to dismiss a lawsuit over electronic books, saying the public benefits from the company's digital-scanning program and the market isn't harmed.

Wall Street Rises on GDP, Stimulus Hopes

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 1:35pm
Wall Street rose on Friday following a report on U.S. economic growth which met expectations and on hopes for further stimulus from the Federal Reserve.

Facebook Shares Plunge to New Lows. Time to Buy?

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 12:25pm
"Overall it was a good quarter for them, but clearly the market demanded more," says Victor Anthony, an analyst at Topeka Capital Markets.

How Europe’s Perfect Economic Storm Could Drench the Presidential Election

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 12:25pm
If the European crisis does come to a head over the next couple of months, President Obama might learn that what goes around in politics all too often comes around.

Why Big Banks Have So Many Scandals

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 12:25pm
There's too much money at stake for individuals, too much complexity in the laws and rules, and so much reluctance at the top to make fundamental changes.

Consumer Sentiment Falls to 2012 Low

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 12:25pm
Consumer sentiment fizzled in July, falling to its lowest level of the year, as Americans took a dim view of the employment situation and their income prospects.

Facebook Shares Sink to New Low on Earnings

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 12:25pm
Facebook's stock has hit a new low after it reported second-quarter results that disappointed investors.

The Questionable Value of Olympic Ads

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 9:50am
Jack Ablin, chief investment officer of Harris Private Bank, considers if there's a payoff for the sponsors or is it all just a giant boondoggle disguised as a marketing opportunity?

Amazon’s New Worker Education Program: Good Business or PR Stunt?

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 9:50am
The largest U.S. online retailer plans to reimburse its full-time hourly workers for vocational training at an accredited school.

Economic Growth Slows to 1.5%, Tops Estimates

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 9:50am
The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of just 1.5% from April through June, as Americans cut back sharply on spending.

Chevron Profit Slips 7%

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 9:50am
Chevron says its net income fell nearly 7% in the second quarter as oil prices and production declined.

Economic Growth Slows to 1.5%, Consumer Spending Weakens

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 8:50am
U.S. economic growth slows to 1.5% annual rate from April to June while consumer spending weakens.

ECB May Take Losses in Second Greek Debt Restructuring

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 8:50am
European policymakers are working on "last chance" options to bring Greece's debts down and keep it in the euro zone.

Why Growth Stocks are a Coiled Spring

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 8:50am
Scott Mullinix, co-manager of the Nuveen Large Cap Growth Opportunities Fund, believes growth stocks are a cheap buy right now.

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