Personal Finance


Despite Low Prices, Silver Demand Off the Charts

The prices of gold and silver have literally cratered from their highs. When most commodities get hammered, investors tend to lose interest if they own the commodity much higher. So, ...
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Did Bill Gross Contribute to (or Write) the Goldman Sachs Top 2015 Predictions?

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) may be in the hot seat over its commodities business right now, among other issues from time to time, but the firm is still ...
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Walmart Raises Property Values of Neighboring Houses

A new study from researchers at the University of Chicago and Brigham Young University indicates that, perhaps contrary to expectations, a new Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) store raises housing ...
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GE Ready to Sell $2 Billion in Stock Directly to the Public

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) filed an S-3 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on November 7. This is far from a traditional capital raise, and note ...
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5 Major Midterm Election ETF Winners for 2015 and Beyond

Change is in the air after the midterm elections have swung the balance of power back to the Republican Party in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Change of ...
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Publisher of Coming Book on Cybercrime Hacked

In what may be an ironic twist to recent reports of hacker attacks, one of the businesses that reported a hack last week was Sourcebooks Inc., the publisher of a ...
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Why Data Breach at Staples May Not Matter

Office supply store Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) confirmed on Monday that it is investigating a breach of payment card data at some of its locations in the northeast United States. ...
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More Than 77 Million Records Hacked So Far in 2014

A total of 606 data breaches have been recorded so far in 2014 by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). About 77.6 million records have been exposed, including the breach ...
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SolarCity Brings Solar Bonds Directly to the Public

SolarCity Corp. (NASDAQ: SCTY) recently issued its new financing plan to get more solar installations going in America. Now we have an even more unique offering from SolarCity: the nation's ...
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Kmart Stores Hit by Hacking Attack

Late on Friday afternoon, Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) announced that its Kmart stores had detected an attack on the store’s payment data systems. The company said that the breach ...
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Nearly 77 Million Records Compromised to Date in 2014

There have been a total of 589 data breaches recorded so far in 2014 by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). About 76.7 million records have be exposed, including the ...
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Home Equity Credit Lines Up More Than 80% in Three Metro Areas

As home prices have risen over the past few years, so have the number of homeowners who have seen an increase in the equity in their homes. Many of those ...
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Counter Take: Are Investors Getting Too Confident?

If you are a contrarian, you want to be cautious when everyone else is euphoric. Warren Buffett has said to be fearful when others are greedy, but be greedy when ...
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Student Loans Triple as Share of Young Americans’ Debt

In 2005, student loans made up 12.9% of the total loan balance outstanding for Americans aged 20 to 29. That proportion rose to 36.8% in 2014. Student loan debt also ...
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Best Car Deals for the Month of October

The editors at Kelley Blue Book (KBB) have put together a list of the best lease, financing and purchase deals available for the month of October. There are six significant ...
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