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A Sampling of What Passes for Financial News

Dan Solin | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

Brian Belski, the chief investment strategist at BMO Capital Markets, opines that the S&P 500 may go to 1,900 now that the Federal Reserve has decided to not taper its asset purchasing program. He is correct. It might go to 1,900. Then again, it might not.

Job Market's 'Encouraging News'

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to the lowest level in five years, evidence that employers are cutting f...

Yepoka Yeebo

Soaring Prices Still Don't Indicate Real Inflation, Economists Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business

Despite American consumers being hard hit by rising gas and grocery prices, federal regulators continue to insist the country need not fear inflation....

Yepoka Yeebo

Gas Prices Drive Retail Sales Up In March

HuffingtonPost.com | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business

Higher gas prices buoyed a 0.4 percent jump in retail sales in March, according to figures released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday. Consum...

Yepoka Yeebo

Corporate Profits At All-Time High As Recovery Stumbles

HuffingtonPost.com | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Despite high unemployment and a largely languishing real estate market, U.S. businesses are more profitable than ever, according to federa...

Barbie, American Girl Drive Mattel's Holiday Win

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT (By Ben Klayman) - Mattel Inc, the No. 1 toy company, staked its claim as the winner of the holiday shopping season as strong demand for its ...

New Home Construction Plunges To Lowest Level Since October

AP | ALAN ZIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's effort to help those at risk of losing their homes is failing to aid many and could spur a rise in forec...

New Home Construction Takes Big Dive In December

AP | ALAN ZIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The housing market remains a significant risk to the economy, data Wednesday showed, as bad weather across much of the country hamm...