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Stock Buybacks are Looting the Future But Not Because of Activist Investors

Stock Buybacks are Looting the Future But Not Because of Activist Investors

Stock buybacks are a result of the incentives created by the federal government over the past fifty years and not just a current response to activist investors

04/28/15 - 11:47 AM EDT

With ISS Recommendation, Trian Notches Early Win in DuPont Proxy Battle

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Institutional Shareholder Services endorses two of four nominees for the chemical giant's board.

04/27/15 - 04:48 PM EDT

Stock Buybacks are Looting the Future But Not Because of Activist Investors

Stock Buybacks are Looting the Future But Not Because of Activist Investors

Stock buybacks are a result of the incentives created by the federal government over the past fifty years and not just a current response to activist investors

04/28/15 - 11:47 AM EDT

Home Prices Rise 5% With Denver & San Francisco Showing Most Growth

Home Prices Rise 5% With Denver & San Francisco Showing Most Growth

Home prices are on the rise. The S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index rose 5% over the past year as of February, compared to 4.6% in January.

04/28/15 - 10:37 AM EDT

Inequality Getting Worse as 'Great Divide' Widens Says Joseph Stiglitz

Inequality Getting Worse as 'Great Divide' Widens Says Joseph Stiglitz

America has more inequality than any of the other advanced countries and it's only getting worse, said Joseph Stiglitz, author of 'The Great Divide' and Nobel Prize winning economist.

04/22/15 - 04:54 PM EDT

U.S. Gas Prices Jump $0.13 per Gallon and Expected to Go Higher

U.S. Gas Prices Jump $0.13 per Gallon and Expected to Go Higher

Gas prices have jumped 13 cents in the past two weeks, edging up to $2.58 per gallon.

04/27/15 - 10:50 AM EDT

Clinton, Buffett Not Super-Rich Hypocrites Says Stiglitz

Clinton, Buffett Not Super-Rich Hypocrites Says Stiglitz

Hillary Clinton reportedly may want to "topple" the 1%, but that does not make the multi-millionaire presidential candidate a hypocrite, says Joseph Stiglitz, author of "The Great Divide".

04/24/15 - 09:28 AM EDT

Parsing Chris Christie’s Pension Math

Parsing Chris Christie’s Pension Math

The New Jersey governor counts past pension borrowing as 'school aid' in his budget -- but not when it undercuts his claim of spending more on pensions than prior governors.

04/24/15 - 08:28 AM EDT

Colombian Stock Exchange CEO on the Next Big Opportunity in Colombia

Colombian Stock Exchange CEO on the Next Big Opportunity in Colombia

If you're looking for some unique investment opportunities in Latin America, look no further than Colombia.

04/23/15 - 05:39 PM EDT

Munis Still a Bargain Despite Bumpy Start Says Eaton Vance Manager

Munis Still a Bargain Despite Bumpy Start Says Eaton Vance Manager

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Muni bonds saw a healthy dose of volatility in the first quarter due to new bond issuance, but overall the market remains a bargain versus Treasurys.

04/23/15 - 04:11 PM EDT

Lifting Crude Export Ban, Approving Keystone Could Shift Energy Power to U.S.

Lifting Crude Export Ban, Approving Keystone Could Shift Energy Power to U.S.

Jack Gerard, CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, says those in Washington have the power to make the U.S. the epicenter of the global energy market.

04/23/15 - 03:39 PM EDT

America Needs a New Economic Plan to Stop Leaving Workers Behind

America Needs a New Economic Plan to Stop Leaving Workers Behind

New research indicates that less educated workers have suffered during two of the longest economic recoveries in American history, a problem that cannot be solved by pumping up aggregate demand.

04/23/15 - 11:19 AM EDT

Hillary Clinton, Warren Buffett Not Hypocrites Despite 1% Status Says Stiglitz

Hillary Clinton, Warren Buffett Not Hypocrites Despite 1% Status Says Stiglitz

To create change in America you have to get elected so Hillary Clinton's reported remarks about toppling the 1% are not hypocritical, said Joseph Stiglitz, author of 'The Great Divide'.

04/23/15 - 11:05 AM EDT

Pentagon Publicly Releases 33-Page Cybersecurity Strategy

Pentagon Publicly Releases 33-Page Cybersecurity Strategy

A new Pentagon cybersecurity strategy lays out for the first time publicly that the U.S. military plans to use cyber-warfare as an option in conflicts with enemies.

04/23/15 - 09:50 AM EDT

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