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Why Europe Is Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge With a Glass of Water

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 12.06.2014 | World
Gemma Godfrey

ECB President Mario Draghi has been highly effective with his words alone -- moving markets with speeches and little action. However, by doing so he has also set the bar high and expectations for action are becoming the norm.

5 Ways to Profit From Lessons Learned Abroad

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

While raising interest rates may dampen falls in a country's currency in the short term, this is not always enough to calm a sell-off and a higher interest rate can hamper growth, squeezing the country further.

Global Markets Are Not Prepared for the German Election

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Investors are expecting an eventual reduction of support by the Fed, and Merkel winning the election this weekend. However, what stock markets have not priced in is the resurgence of Eurozone troubles into the headlines. So what are the options, why is this important and how will this effect markets?

A Non-profit IPO? Warren Buffet Says 'Yes'

Paul Lamb | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Paul Lamb

Can a private non-profit organization go public by selling shares of its organization through an Initial Public Offering (IPO), just like businesses do when raising investment dollars?

Tesla's Business Is Booming

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.05.2012 | Small Business

DETROIT -- Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. rose more than 3 percent Monday as the electric vehicle maker said it was now making enough cars to generate po...

WATCH: Olympic Brands Race To Have Their Ads Go Viral

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business

On your mark ... get set ... go... viral! That's the concept behind a new cartoon Brand Tracker from Unruly Media that shows Olympic sponsors racin...

This Guy Again: He Made $138 On Facebook Shares

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.24.2012 | Money

When we last spoke to investor Jim Nichols pre-Facebook IPO, he was eagerly waiting to find out how many shares of Facebook he could buy through E*Tra...

Catherine New

He's Investing In Facebook For The Bragging Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 05.18.2012 | Money

Stock investing is a lot like riding a motorcycle: It can be fast, furious and a hell of a lot of fun. Or you can crash and burn. Motorcycle en...

U.S. To Sell Some Stock Of Bailed-Out Firm

AP | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- The Treasury Department is selling $5 billion worth of stock in bailed-out insurance giant American International Group Inc. for $30.50 pe...

Stephen King: 'Tough Sh*t,' Raise Taxes On The Rich

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business

Looks like the fight to raise taxes on rich people has found its latest ally -- and this one isn’t afraid to use a four letter word or two. Autho...

BofA Sees Profits Plunge

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business

* Q1 EPS 3 cents vs 17 cents a year earlier * Accounting charges hurt results * Shares up 1.8 pct in early trading ...

Exxon Mobil's Profit Spikes And Company Still Misses Expectations

Posted 09.27.2011 | Business

Exxon Mobil Corp, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, said higher oil prices contributed to a 41 percent rise in its second-quarter p...

Yepoka Yeebo

SEC May Make It Easier (For Some) To Buy Into The Next Facebook

HuffingtonPost.com | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 06.11.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- It may soon become a lot easier for startups to raise capital -- and avoid the regulatory scrutiny and costs associated with going public....

The 'Surprises' of the Japanese Crisis and the Investment Lessons to Learn

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Surprise consequences to the earthquake in Japan have revealed significant weaknesses in both the worlds of politics and business and from an investment point of view, there are lessons we can learn.

Japan Nuclear Operator Shares Hit Record Low

AP | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business

TOKYO -- Shares in the operator of Japan's tsunami-wrecked nuclear power plant plunged to their lowest ever Tuesday amid growing doubts about its abil...

Apple Shares Drop On Fears Of Japan Quake's Effects

The New York Times | MIGUEL HELFT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO -- Last week, shares of Apple did something they rarely do: they fell nearly 7 percent, in two days. The unusually sharp drop, which ...

GM IPO Expected To Raise $10 Billion, Sources Say

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT (AP, Tom Krisher and Sharon Silke Carty) -- The sale of General Motors stock is expected to raise about $10 billion in an initial public offer...

Swiss Banker's Reaction to U.S. Treasury Hiding A.I.G. Loss

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan are being subsidized by the Federal Reserve. Why can't the Fed instead subsidize Americans who want a job? How stupid do they think the American taxpayer is?

How Much Apple Is Really Worth: Valuing Apple at $400 Per Share

Fortune Tech | Andy M. Zaky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Just how much is Apple really worth? The very first thing investors learn about fundamental analysis is that stocks are generally valued on a price-to...

BP CEO Tony Hayward May Be Forced Out Over Handling Of Oil Spill

AP | By CHRIS KAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (AP)-- So far, BP's Tony Hayward has failed in his efforts to stop people from losing faith -- or money -- in his company. But he can't stop...

BP Oil Spill: Company Loses $25 Billion In Market Value

AP | CHRIS KAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK — BP shares tumbled more than 8 percent Thursday, and the company has lost roughly $25 billion in market value since an offshore rig it...

Citigroup Treasury Sale: Up To 1.5 Billion Shares To Be Sold First, Government Says

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department said Monday that it plans to sell up to 1.5 billion shares of Citigroup stock, its latest move to unwind th...

Goldman Sachs Was Both Lloyds Underwriter And Investor, FT Reports

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs' pledge that "clients' interests always come first" was formally called into question last week when the SEC filed civil fraud charges a...

Domino's New Recipe Helps Pizza Maker More Than Double Its Profits

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Revamped pizza and a frank advertising campaign helped Domino's Pizza Inc. more than double its fourth-quarter profit as curious ...