The United States Government is in a quagmire as it struggles with the emergency funding bill which is stalled by the Republican party in the US Congress.
The issue of unemployment touches almost every heart in the US. So much so that both Republicans and Democrats do not miss any chance to fire salvos at each other whenever they get chance to. But the phlegmatic jobs report for month of August has unusually provided ammunition to both parties in this election-charged year.
Oil prices in Asia rose above $87 a barrel Wednesday, breaking the shackles of a week-long dream of upsurge that was inspired by investor confidence.
A few years ago, it would have been unthinkable: General Motors-- that General Motors, the global poster child for mismanagement, ineptitude, and the decline of American industrial might -- getting buy recommendations from savvy Wall Street analysts?
Goldman Sachshas adopted a new long-term bonus plan that lets the board award cash and stock on top of existing compensation, but lets the firm take back money if the employee takes too much risk, the investment banker said in filing with securities regulators.
Don't settle for ordinary quarterly reports. Every week I take a look at three companies that beat market expectations, since I believe that it's the biggest factor in a stock beating the market. Leaving Wall Street's pros with stunned expressions can be a good thing. It usually means the companies have more in the tank than analysts figured. Capital appreciation typically follows.
If Santa Claus had the spare time to dabble in investing, he might consider leaving the following stocks in naughty kids' stockings in lieu of lumps of coal: