Archive for December, 2018

A U.S. bankruptcy court on Friday reportedly approved Sears' request to pay as much as $25.3 million in bonuses to the company's top executives and high-ranking employees, just months after the company filed for bankruptcy. 

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Bond traders are all but certain the Federal Reserve will tighten policy this week. The suspense centers on officials’ latest forecasts for interest rates and the economy, which have implications for one of the biggest debates in the Treasury market.

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Rates for home loans will be, on average, about 25 basis points higher next year - unless they are not. MarketWatch rounded up several forecasts from anyone foolhardy or brave enough to offer them, and present them here.

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The U.S. is gaining support from Europe and Japan in its crackdown on Chinese trade practices.

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‘The Next Millionaire Next Door’ helps you realize that keeping up with the Joneses can cost you a fortune.

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Mike Rowe, former star of the Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs" says "follow your passion" is bad advice, and there's a much better way to find the job that's right for you. Mark Cuban agrees.

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<p>Timothy Springer invested $5 million in the startup’s early days. His windfall is one in a series of savvy investments.</p>

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Mortgage lenders are again promoting more complicated loans, which offer benefits for wealthy borrowers but come with big drawbacks.

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<p>Charlie Santore sees Los Angeles from the inside, by breaking into safes whose owners can no longer unlock them.</p>

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Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE) looks promising ahead of its earnings report next week, according to Wedbush.

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U.S. stocks fell 2 percent on Friday, extending a recent decline that has threatened to push key sectors and segments of the equity market into bear-market territory as concerns mounted over the health of the global economy. The day’s losses were widespread, with all 11 of the primary S&amp;P 500 sectors in negative territory.

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<p>Stocks ended sharply lower Friday after weaker-than-expected data in China and Europe exacerbated concerns of a global economic slowdown.</p>

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Home sales have slowed to a crawl nationally, and it's not just the winter temperatures. The market's pulse has become weaker, especially in areas that were hottest just last spring. In November, just 32 percent of offers written by Redfin, a real estate brokerage, saw multiple offers. That is down from 45 percent in November of last year.

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Realtor Dana Bull says about half of her millennial clients get financial help from parents to buy their first home. Here's the advice she gives them.

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<p>Stocks fell sharply on Friday after weaker-than-expected data in China and Europe exacerbated concerns of a global economic slowdown.</p>

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