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U.S. Household Financial Health Improved in Recent Years

Most Americans are doing better financially than a few years ago, although the degree of improvement rises with a person’s education level, according to a new Federal Reserve survey......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjMay 19th, 2017

These are the fastest-growing perks among employers in 2017

Employers may be pulling back on some benefits in recent years — as in cutting cost sharing for pricey health care benefits— but at least a third of companies in a recent survey say they've actually added to their employee perks this year. The .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 21st, 2017

Feds point fingers as "debt relief" cos. prey on students

U.S. enforcement agencies — the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission — in recent years have closed only seven companies that lured consumers with rosy promises to reduce or forgive student loan debt......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJun 14th, 2017

NASDAQ has more than quadrupled & beat S&P 500 by +120% since 09 bottom

In recent years, investors have been overwhelmingly been distracted by geopolitical headlines and risk aversion caused by the worst financial crisis in a generation. In the background, the tailwinds of technological innovation have been.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkMay 28th, 2017

A new code aims to clean up the foreign-exchange market

FINANCIAL-MARKET traders have earned a pretty shocking reputation in recent years. From manipulating LIBOR, a benchmark interest rate, to rigging the daily fix of foreign-exchange (FX) rates, traders have shown themselves ready not jus.....»»

Category: topSource: stockchartsMay 25th, 2017

A new code aims to clean up the foreign-exchange market

FINANCIAL-MARKET traders have earned a pretty shocking reputation in recent years. From manipulating LIBOR, a benchmark interest rate, to rigging the daily fix of foreign-exchange (FX) rates, traders have shown themselves ready not just to stretch the .....»»

Category: topSource: economistMay 25th, 2017

Americans Doing Better Financially, Except for Non-College Educated

Americans’ sense of their overall financial health improved modestly last year, but adults without any college education lost ground for the first time since 2013, according to a new Federal Reserve survey......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjMay 19th, 2017

U.S. Household Debt Hit Record in First Quarter

The total debt held by American households reached a record in early 2017, exceeding its 2008 peak after years of retrenchment against a backdrop of financial crisis, recession and modest economic growth......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjMay 17th, 2017

U.S. Household Debts Hit Record High in First Quarter

The total debt held by American households reached a record high in early 2017, exceeding its 2008 peak after years of retrenchment in the face of financial crisis, recession and modest economic growth......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjMay 17th, 2017

Several top fund managers trim Allergan stakes in first quarter

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Six closely watched investors sliced their stakes in Allergan Plc during the first quarter, recent regulatory disclosures show, cutting what had been one of the years' best performing health stocks that has stumbled in recent days......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMay 15th, 2017

Here are the East Bay cities that are the most financially secure

A recent report from fintech startup LendEDU measured the financial health of California cities based on average credit scores, and all but four cities in the East Bay scored above the national average. LendEDU used a credit statistics dataset fr.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 10th, 2017

CareFirst CEO says insurer could see cumulative loss of $600M on ACA exchange by end of year

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield CEO Chet Burrell has previously warned providing insurance on the Maryland, D.C. and Virginia health exchanges could cost the company dearly. After several years of "unsustainable financial losses" on Affordable Car.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 5th, 2017

Women, minorities are still nearly shut out of this $71 trillion industry

The industry's diversity has improved in recent years, but women and minorities remain woefully underrepresented, according to a new study......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 3rd, 2017

Women, minorities are still nearly shut out of this $7 trillion industry

The industry's diversity has improved in recent years, but women and minorities remain woefully underrepresented, according to a new study......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 3rd, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: House GOP sees eroding support for revised health bill

The latest Republican effort to reshape the nation’s health-care system teetered on the brink of collapse in the House, reflecting a new assertiveness by GOP centrists, a group that in recent years has rarely wielded such power.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 2nd, 2017

Some health apps may be promising more than they can deliver

Flickr/Lululemon AthleticaHealth apps for mobile devices have seen explosive growth in recent years, but some apps may be promising more than they c.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 24th, 2017

Deutsche Bank to ask market for $8.5 billion after big losses

After two years of heavy losses, Deutsche Bank is asking investors for $8.5 billion to help improve its financial health......»»

Category: topSource: moneyMar 6th, 2017

Cities With the Highest (and Lowest) Unemployment Rates

The U.S. labor market has improved remarkably in recent years, as the unemployment rate has fully returned to pre-recession levels. The national unemployment rate reached 4.7% in December, the same........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstFeb 21st, 2017

7 guiding principles for your investing checklist

At a recent holiday gathering, I was asked, “What are the best stocks to own right now?” As a financial professional for more than 20 years, I’ve heard this question from family and friends many times, and I can’t blame them. The financial ser.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 25th, 2017

McConnell introduces bill to fund coal miner health plans

Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell on Tuesday introduced legislation to maintain health benefits for retired union coal miners whose companies have declared bankruptcy in recent years......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJan 17th, 2017

Drug-price debates, future of health care set to cast a long shadow

Trends to watch The end of the $1,000 pill? President-elect Donald Trump has signaled that he will keep a close eye on the cost of drugs, highlighted in recent years by Foster City-based Gilead Sciences Inc.’s $1,000-a-pill hepatitis C drugs. Trump ha.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 28th, 2016