admin June 19, 2018

Confused by your college financial aid letter? It’s not your fault. Many of them are missing important information, use jargon or acronyms, and don’t differentiate between scholarships and loans, according to a new report from think tank NewAmerica and uAspire, a nonprofit that advises students on the financial aid process. The report, which looked at […]

admin June 19, 2018

The AT&T-Time Warner decision will reverberate across big business. Corporate executives were watching Judge Richard Leon’s decision closely. And they got what they were hoping for. His blessing in the AT&T case will embolden other companies to merge with less fear of regulatory interference. And companies with mergers already in the works, particularly in media […]

admin June 19, 2018

Can anyone win a trade war? Investors have the answer. And it’s a resounding no. Stocks fell again Monday. The Dow dropped 103 points, extending its losing streak to five days. Investors are increasingly concerned that trade tension between the United States and China will escalate into tit-for-tat retaliation, with the two nations imposing one […]

admin June 19, 2018

President Donald Trump is blasting OPEC again for a spike in oil prices that threatens to slow America’s cruising economy and anger voters before the midterm election. “Oil prices are too high, OPEC is at it again,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday. “Not good!” Trump’s attack on OPEC — his second in two months — appears […]

admin June 19, 2018

The American Medical Association, the nation’s most prominent doctors group, will study the effect that growing investments by corporate parties — including venture-capital and private-equity firms — have on physician practices, reflecting a growing concern among doctors regarding the trend. The study will look at a variety of issues, including how widespread the trend is, […]

admin June 19, 2018

Few women make it to the top of the business world. So it’s a big deal when they do. But it’s also a big deal when they leave. Several high-profile female CEOs announced they were stepping down last year, including Marissa Mayer at Yahoo and Irene Rosenfeld at Mondelez. Following these exits, the number of […]

admin June 19, 2018

A major UK retailer has admitted a data breach involving 5.9 million payment cards and 1.2 million personal data records. Dixons Carphone (DSITF) said Wednesday that it had discovered an attempt to compromise card processing systems at its Currys PC World and Dixons Travel stores. The company confirmed that card firms have been notified. It […]

admin June 19, 2018

Escalating trade tensions have all but wiped out the optimism that businesses felt because of tax cuts, a Federal Reserve official says. Raphael Bostic, president of the Atlanta Fed, said Monday that trade fears have dimmed his forecast for economic growth. In prepared remarks for a speech in Savannah, Georgia, Bostic said he began the […]

admin June 18, 2018

Savvy investors must pay attention to whether executives are buying up shares of their own companies. That’s according to David Miller, the co-founder, chief investment officer and senior portfolio manager of Catalyst Mutual Funds, an investment manager. “Insider buying by top executives can be a tremendous catalyst towards really great results on the earnings front,” […]