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Re/Max investigation finds Liniger, Contos violated ethics code

Ending an internal investigation first announced in November, a special committee has found that Re/Max founder Dave Liniger and executive Adam Contos broke the company's code of ethics by failing to disclose to the Re/Max board of directors a $2.4 million loan given by Liniger to Contos for the purchase of a residence...

Barclays investment bank division pays women half as much as men

In a vivid illustration of the gender pay gap in the banking industry, the company says women on average are paid 48% as much as men.        

Nordstrom spikes on report it's finalizing plans to go private (JWN)

Shares of Nordstrom spiked as much as 6% to more than $53 Friday after a Reuters report said management was finalizing plans to take the luxury retailer private before it releases earnings on March 1. The Nordstrom family, which owns...Show More Summary

Make sure you call the correct IRS phone help line

Image courtesy SimpsonsWorld via The Tuesday after Presidents Day generally is the busiest day of the year for calls to the Internal Revenue Service's toll-free help line. That also means that callers find themselves on hold. Show More Summary

12 Growth Hacking Techniques You Can Try This Week

Traditional marketing is getting a facelift. Not the scary kind, where you can’t move your eyebrows anymore — but the kind where you look well-rested and ten years younger, and no one can put their finger on the reason why. Smart organizations recognize the need to change how they spend their time and money to […]

Stocks Surging into Final Hour on Lower Long-Term Rates, Less US/European/Emerging Markets Debt Angst, Oil Rise, Energy/Tech Sector Strength

Broad Equity Market Tone: Advance/Decline Line: Substantially Higher Sector Performance: Almost Every Sector Rising Volume: Below Average Market Leading Stocks: Performing In Line Equity Investor Angst: Volatility(VIX) 17.3 -7.32% Euro/Yen...Show More Summary

Rams are said to agree to trade for cornerback Marcus Peters of Kansas City Chiefs

The Rams moved to address a need at cornerback, agreeing to a trade for Marcus Peters of the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for draft picks, two people with knowledge of the situation said Friday. The people requested anonymity because the trade does not become official until the NFL’s new league...

San Francisco goes to Tokyo in new mural

Bernal Heights artist’s newest work gives Japan the gift of San Francisco San Francisco has gotten itself a little bit lost in the latest cityscape mural by local artist Amos Goldbaum, transported by unknown means to the foot of Mount...Show More Summary

Snapchat Needs To Get It Together Or Risk Becoming A Ghost

Snapchat’s new update has triggered a wave of backlash from Kylie Jenner to Maybelline–and all us regular users in between. When Instagram first started taking blatant cues from Snapchat’s success in the form of Instagram Stories, it was easy to feel a little bad for Snap. Show More Summary

When Nonprofits Have A Financial Emergency, There’s Now A Fund To Bail Them Out

Open Road Alliance knows disaster is just one missed donation away for many nonprofits. Now it’s offering a lifeline. Nonprofits and social enterprises generally lack extra funds to help out if things go wrong. Unlike traditional businesses, it’s hard to develop a rain day fund when donors (or investors) expect most of your money to toward changing lives. Read Full Story

Snap stock slides after Kylie Jenner says she stopped using it

Snap is down 3% early Thursday after Kylie Jenner tweeted about how she doesn't use Snapchat after the app's new redesign.        

The fight between Elizabeth Warren and Trump's budget director is starting to get ugly

Mick Mulvaney fired back at Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Friday after the senator asked about recent decisions by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which Mulvaney leads. Mulvaney said he "rejected" the Democratic senator's...Show More Summary

These Companies Are Sticking By The NRA

Many brands that offered discounts to NRA members are dumping the gun group after its furious response to the Florida mass shooting.

Libor-OIS Contagion: As Spread Blows Out, It Starts To "Infect" Other Markets

Earlier this week we noted that as trader attentions have been focused on more conventional indicators of market risk, the USD Libor-OIS spread - historical a sign of credit concerns - has been blowing up, widening the most since last...Show More Summary

How Global Growth and Infrastructure Are Driving Commodities

By Richard Mills – The global economy is booming again after years in the doldrums, commodities are back in a big way, and metals prices are for the most part, way up. In our last article showing how commodities are the place...

Volatility and Interest Rates

By Tom McClellan – Why is the VIX spiking now? Because now is when it is supposed to do that. Volatility and interest rates have an interesting relationship, going back many years. Higher interest rates pull money away...

These are the biggest sibling rivalries in the clothing business

Some of the world's largest and most popular clothing brands are being superseded by their sister labels. Many of these smaller sister stores are able to respond to changing trends more quickly. Gap, Abercrombie, H&M, and American Eagle...Show More Summary

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