During this festive time of the year, the whole world is intensely focused on American consumers, watching their every move under a digital microscope to parse if the universe is going to live or die. Retailers and the media joined forces to create hoopla and excitement and frenzy and the perception of once-in-a-lifetime deals. Show More Summary
"Build a website and the orders will come." While that advice might have worked in 1997, the online business world is a very different animal today.
The OECD is out with new global rankings of how students in various countries do in reading, science, and math. Results of the full survey can be found and delved into here. You can see below how Asian countries are obliterating everyone else in these categories. The United States, meanwhile, ranks below the OECD average in every category. Show More Summary
If the London Whale trade was selling CDS in tranches and in whole on IG9 and then more, and then more in an attempt to corner the entire market and then crashing and burning spectacularly due to virtually unlimited downside, Goldman's...Show More Summary
Whatever it is you are selling, we all know that you need to craft and deliver a good elevator pitch. But... How do you know if your elevator pitch was effective? Short Answer: You measure the effectiveness of your elevator pitch byShow More Summary
Yves here. This story of institutionalized pilferage of customer accounts hasn't gotten the attention it warrants in the US. Even if you are pretty jaded about bank chicanery, I suspect you'll find this account falls in the category of "no matter how bad you think it is, it's worse." And in this case, the victims aren't the usual hapless retail customers, but businesses.
Samsung may soon include an impressive new camera in its flagship mobile devices.
Cisco's tepid outlook sent Ciena crashing, opening up an opportunity to buy more shares.
By Chuck Carnevale: Introduction Investors desirous of creating a common stock portfolio capable of providing them financial support in their retirement years have several options to choose from. The more aggressive investor might turn to designing and building an aggressive growth stock portfolio. Show More Summary
The Cooper Companies (COO) Q4 2013 Earnings Call December 05, 2013 5:00 pm ET Executives Kim Duncan - Senior Director of Investor Relations Robert S. Weiss - Chief Executive Officer, President, Director and Member of Science & Technology Committee Gregory W. Show More Summary
Guest Post: Always ask permission before plugging in; a little common courtesy goes a long way.
Zumiez (ZUMZ) Q3 2013 Earnings Call December 05, 2013 5:00 pm ET Executives Richard M. Brooks - Chief Executive Officer and Director Christopher Codington Work - Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer Analysts Mitchel J. Show More Summary
Another article on the eurozone crisis that misses the elephant in the room: The same goes for the weakest euro-area economies, except that in their case more government spending would have depended on the willingness of the EU to provide it. Therein lies the first clear lesson of the limping EU recovery: EU institutions should [...]
Public union sap is once again oozing from the mouths of economic illiterates and union supporters who just don't understand reality. Today's sap is brought to you courtesy of the Bloomberg article Pension Threats in Illinois, Detroit Rattle Government Workers. Show More Summary
Art Contrarian looks at the work of Louis Anquetin.
When Apple announced the pricing of its iPhone 5c, the Street was disappointed. What about China, the Street wondered? But Apple had a different plan -- and it seems to be paying off.
20 eco-friendly ways to save money this holiday season - All You The best way to pack a suitcase - Real Simple Why self-employment can sabotage your retirement - LearnVest Ways to pass off store-bought goodies as homemade - HuffPostShow More Summary
The smell of fear lingers...maybe. Maybe it's just me; five lower closes and RSI2 less than 2. That's bounce territory to me. That's what makes a market. The VIX is just about ten percent extended from the ten period average, but no reversal. Show More Summary
If you're trying to figure out what to fill someone's stocking with, why not save your money and make these stocking stuffers instead? And don't worry if you're not a crafter; many of these DIYs are easy and don't take up too much time. View Slideshow ›
Esterline Technologies (ESL) Q4 2013 Earnings Call December 05, 2013 5:00 pm ET Executives Brian Keogh Richard Bradley Lawrence - Executive Chairman and Chairman of Executive Committee Curtis C. Reusser - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director Robert D. Show More Summary