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Building Better Balance Sheets In 2014

Terri Friedline, PhD | Posted 03.30.2014 | Money
Terri Friedline, PhD

The news is already filled with advice on how to build better finances or warnings that Americans' balance sheets are tilted too far toward debts and not enough toward savings. Yet following the advice or heeding the warnings is easier said than done without policies that help families and individuals save and build assets.

3 Reasons to Assess Trade Partners' Financials

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 03.19.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Every investor is familiar with the legal caveat, "Past performance is not a guarantee of future results." But the warning is apt for business owners and credit officers evaluating potential trade partners' creditworthiness, too.

Warren Buffett: Too-Big-To-Fail Banks Aren't The Problem

AP | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. -- Billionaire Warren Buffett says American banks are in much better financial shape than European counterparts because of measures taken ...

Disgraced Company Reveals Huge Loss

Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

Japan's disgraced Olympus Corp ironed out its crooked accounts on Wednesday after a 13-year fraud, with a $1.1 billion dent in its balance sheet t...

Retailers Plan To Use Extra Cash On New Technology: Survey

Posted 09.11.2011 | Business

CHICAGO - Retailers have cash on their balance sheets and nearly half of 100 top retail executives said they are planning to spend it on technolog...

Avoiding Another Year of Living Dangerously: Time to Secure Financial Stability

José Viñals | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business
José Viñals

We've slipped well beyond a year and the financial system is still flirting with danger. Durable financial stability has, so far, proven elusive.

Government Bonds: No Longer a World Without Risk

José Viñals | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
José Viñals

The risk free nature of government bonds, one of the cornerstones of the global financial system, has come into question as the global crisis unfolds.

EU Bonds: Portugal Proving the Point & How You Can Profit

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Just what is at the root of the EU's troubles? And how do last week's events with Portugal exemplify the problem?

Ken Lewis, Bank Of America: Repo 105 Antecedents At Lehman Brothers

Bronte Capital | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

I agree with Felix Salmon that the former Lehman staffers who defend Repo 105 are psychopaths -- certifiably insane. They state (as if this justifies...