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Fed Bond-Buying Delivered ‘Significant’ Boost to U.S. Economy, IMF Researchers Say

?How much of a punch did the Federal Reserve’s easy-money policies pack? Quite a wallop, two economists say in a new paper published Friday by the International Monetary Fund.

Watch the first trailer for Warner Bros' Jersey Boys

"That's what you think? You're not from Jersey." Audiences this summer can experience the Garden State's Frankie Valli and his Jersey Boys, though, courtesy of Clint Eastwood's adaptation of the Broadway musical. The Tony-winning John...Show More Summary

The 'Boring' Fund That Keeps Crushing The Market

The old saying "You get what you pay for" doesn't necessarily hold true for mutual funds. #-ad_banner-#Lots of funds that won't let you in for less than $25,000 or $50,000 lag

BooneOakley Pits Master Vs. Master for Bojangles

Charlotte full-service independent agency BooneOakley created a new campaign for Bojangles’ Restaurants, the first spot of which stars recent Master’s champion Bubba Watson. The spot, created to promote Bojangles’ breakfast offerings,...Show More Summary

Credit Card Breach Hits 2.6M Michaels Customers

Michaels Stores Inc. said yesterday that about 2.6 million cards, or about 7% of all debit and credit cards used at its namesake stores, may have been affected in a security breach. The nation's largest arts and crafts chain said its subsidiary Aaron Brothers was also attacked, with about...

Is This Really a Red Flag for Ford Motor Company Investors?

There's been some reshuffling recently at Lincoln, the Ford Motor Company's luxury lineup. Is it a red flag for the brand's attempted revival?

One Simple Tip for Making Good Decisions

There are three kinds of decision-makers--but only one type that gets the best results. While it might be true that good leaders excel at consistently making good decisions, great leaders try to involve others in the process, at least when there's the time and opportunity to do so. Show More Summary

Bank Earnings: Goldman Sachs Vs. Morgan Stanley

By John M. Mason: The interesting thing to me in the earnings reports of these two major firms is the stress each management gave to different financial measures. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) stressed its return on equity, which came in at 10.9 percent. Show More Summary

Brand Extensions: With Rentals Atop Stores, Walmart Really Does Have Everything

Rendering via Architectural Record It's easy to fault Walmart for disrupting "mainstreet" America by pricing out small retailers, but thing get a bit more complicated when the corporate giant engages in what looks like urban renewal. Coming soon to D.C.'s...

Here’s How You Help the Poor Without Soaking the Rich

We have to clear our minds of a fallacy about poverty alleviation: Helping the poor does not mean welfare. This isn’t to say that we don’t need welfare. Ignoring the unfortunate who can’t put enough food on the table or afford proper education or healthcare is not just cruel, it’s bad economics. The impoverished make…

10 Reasons Arcam AB Remains A Strong Buy

By German Value Investor: I started aggressively buying Arcam AB (OTCPK:OTCPK:AMAVF) at $8,5 post split last year and plan to hold this company for at least another year or two. The recent dip has been a wonderful opportunity for me to buy more shares. Show More Summary

A Hoteliers Guide to Sports Tourism

The tourism industry in the UK is never far away from the news with current affairs having such a huge impact on our local touristic businesses. Great news for touristic businesses are the major sporting events that the UK continues to attract. From the 2012 Olympics to Le Grand Depart of the Tour De France […]

James Murdoch Joins Board of Advertising Start-Up

In addition to Mr. Murdoch, Jonathan Miller, the former chief executive of AOL, and Mich Mathews, the former chief marketing officer of Microsoft, are becoming directors of True[X], a venture capital-backed start-up.

Bud Light Has Your ‘World’s Toughest Job’ Spoof Right Here

Well, that was quick: here’s the first of what will almost certainly be a series playing off this week’s viral Mullen “world’s toughest job” spot. The ad loosely ties itself to the ongoing “Up for Whatever” campaign via hashtag. ItsShow More Summary

Fred Olsen Energy: Undervalued Stock With 10% Dividend Yield

By Street Smart Investor: Company Overview Fred Olsen Energy (OTCPK:FOEAY) is a leading provider of offshore exploration and production services to the oil and gas industry. As of December 2013, Fred Olsen had a fleet of 11 rigs, including two new rigs to be delivered in early 2014 and in the third quarter of 2015. Show More Summary

Top 10 Financial Scandals of All Time

Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty ImagesA Bernie Madoff Halloween mask. Putting together any type of Top 10 list is a dicey business. Once you get past the usual subjects, the criteria for the rest of the candidates is a matter of personal opinion. Show More Summary

Maddie Yates Says Goodbye on YouTube

This is a tragedy no matter how you look at it. Maddie Yates, a 16-year-old who attended Louisville Male High School in Kentucky, posted a video to YouTube moments before she committed suicide. In it, she says goodbye, expresses her … More » The post Maddie Yates Says Goodbye on YouTube appeared first on EveryJoe.

Do Prizes Dent Productivity?

?A few words of caution for Matthew Gentzkow, professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and the most recent winner of the John Bates Clark Medal: Young scholars can become less productive after winning prestigious awards.

Less Than 24 Hours Later, The Ukraine 'Deal' Is Already Running Into Problems

Less than 24 hours after the U.S., European Union, Russia, and Ukraine agreed preliminary de-escalation deal in Geneva, Switzerland, it's already showing signs of falling apart. Pro-Russian separatists who have been occupying buildings...Show More Summary

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