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Asians Feel Rich and Happy–Pew Study

People in emerging markets are happier than they’ve been in years, according to a Pew Research Center study.

Starbucks Announces Plans for Coffee Delivery Service

The service will launch in select markets during the second half of 2015

What Would Happen If Everyone Could See Your Worth?

A genius by the name of Carl Richards recently posed this question in a New York Times piece, and I can’t stop thinking about it: What would happen, I asked, if we had to walk around with our true wealth flashing as a number above our heads? It would be the end of consumerism, he replied. Why would you need to buy something to represent […]

BNP Back In Profit, On Look Out For Bolt-on Acquisitions

By Maya Nikolaeva PARIS (Reuters) - BNP Paribas, France's No. 1 bank, said third-quarter net income rose 11 percent from a year ago as gains in fixed income trading and in international retail offset a lackluster economic environment in its core European markets. Show More Summary

European Markets Are Climbing After A Huge Rally In Asia

European stocks are all climbing Friday morning, after a big Asian boost following Japan's unexpected decision to extend its quantitative easing program. Here's the scorecard: France's CAC 40 is up 1.62% Spain's IBEX is up 1.48% Italy's FTSE MIB is up 1.45% Britain's FTSE 100 is up 0.92% Germany's DAX is up 1.53% Asian markets saw a massive rally. Show More Summary

RBS Sets Aside $639 Million To Settle Forex Probes

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland said it had set aside 400 million pounds ($639 million) to cover potential fines for manipulating currency markets and another 100 million to compensate customers mis-sold loan insurance. RBS...Show More Summary

Recruiters: Target Your Audience [infographic] – Friday Distraction

I’ll never forget a recruiting assignment I was given during my days at the airline. I had just started working for the company and my boss called. She said, “I need for you to find us a director of in-flight services.” I said, “Sure thing. Show More Summary

Gerzog: A Simplified Verifiable Gift Tax

Wendy Gerzog (Baltimore), A Simplified Verifiable Gift Tax: The purpose of this article is to create a simpler and more accountable federal gift tax. The proposed tax would simplify gift completion rules, adopt a hard-to-complete rule of transfer taxation, reduce the annual exclusion while expanding the consumption exclusion, and, by...

10 Wasteful Things That Frugal People Do

It's easy to assume that the more frugal you are, the more money you will save. But it's also possible to get duped into believing you're saving when you are really not. (See also: Frugal Red Herrings: Money Savers That Cost You in Other Ways) Despite the best of intentions, frugal people can...

Report: Medicare bought AIDS drugs for recently dead beneficiaries

Medicare's Part D drug benefit has a strange rule that allows a person's prescription to be filled up to 32 days after he or she has died, according to a report released today (on Halloween) by the Health and Human Services Department inspector general. Show More Summary

Bank of Japan Sails Further Into Uncharted Territory

Even before Japan's central bank Friday ramped up its big monetary stimulus program, it was testing the boundaries of monetary policy. Under the easing plan launched a year and a half ago, its balance-sheet assets, as a percentage of Japan's economy, were nearing 60%, considerably higher than anything ever attempted by the U.S. Show More Summary

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