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3 Action Steps for Nonprofits and Services Organizations to Take Advantage of the Stock-Market's Sell-Off

Kim Harris | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Kim Harris

It's impossible to predict the future, and as long as there is capitalism our economy will be in a state of constant fluctuation. Taking steps to use the information given to create a funding plan to work for your service organization or business will help soften the blow of any downturn in market conditions.

The China Syndrome: Bubble Trouble

Dean Baker | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business
Dean Baker

The financial markets have been through some wild and crazy times over the last two weeks, although it appears that they have finally stabilized. The net effect of all the gyrations is that a serious bubble in China's market seems to have been at least partially deflated. After hugely overreacting to this correction, most other markets have largely recovered. Prices are down from recent peaks, but in nearly all cases well above year-ago levels. But the stock market is really a sideshow; after all, back in 1987 the U.S. market fell by almost 25 percent for no obvious reason, with little noticeable effect on the U.S. economy. The more serious question is what is happening with the underlying economy, and there are some real issues here.

Risks to U.S. Economic Growth and Implications for the Fed

Ross DeVol | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business
Ross DeVol

China's weight in the world economy has been rising and was made excruciatingly apparent by the turmoil in U.S. equities markets over the past few weeks. Much of current stock market anxiety was at least "assembled" in China.

Taming the Elephant on Wall Street

Dave Pruett | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business
Dave Pruett

We're witnessing, I'm fairly certain, market chaos associated with the end of the era of fossil fuels.

The Free Market Doesn't Have to Be Short Term

Ben Goldsmith | Posted 09.01.2015 | World
Ben Goldsmith

LONDON -- It is often said that we live in a culture of instant gratification -- and this is especially true of financial markets. The debt crisis was a spectacular example. Upfront profits blinded over-confident investors to long-term risk -- with disastrous consequences. Since the crash, lack of confidence has given rise to a different type of short-termism.

No, Mom and Pop Investors Did Not Predict The Market Crash

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

Beware of journalists bearing big numbers. Bloomberg and Marketplace reported on Friday that individual investors pulled an estimated $14.9 billion fr...

China, the Stock Market Crash, Scott Walker, and the Wonders of Economic Freedom (A Satire)

Tim Koechlin | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

Chinese-style "manipulation" is clearly a disaster. While it has generated 35 years of stunning economic growth, it has also forced rich people around the world to endure a week-long, anxiety-provoking drop in stock prices!

China's Market Crash Means Chinese Supergrowth Could Have Only 5 More Years to Run

Brad DeLong | Posted 08.28.2015 | World
Brad DeLong

Markets do fluctuate, but the crash of Shanghai means China will soon need a new development model. And there seems to be no secret Chinese institutional or developmental sauce. China will -- unfortunately -- likely become another corrupt middle-income country in the middle-income relative development trap.

Chris Murphy: Congress Giving 'Quiet Endorsement' To Murders

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

So that happened. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) hammered Congressional inaction on gun violence during a HuffPost podcast interview, following...

Markets Close High Following Strong Economic Data

Reuters | Jenny Che | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business

NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Wall Street rallied in a volatile session on Thursday, fueled by optimism after strong U.S. economic data and by hints th...

Wall Street Sees Biggest 2-Day Gain Since Financial Crisis

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business

By Noel Randewich Aug 27 (Reuters) - Wall Street rallied more than 2 percent on Thursday as strong U.S. economic data and hints that a Septe...

Asian Stocks Rise As Markets Calm

AP | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.27.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China's main stock index surged 5.3 percent Thursday, its biggest gain in eight weeks, as markets across Asia advanced in the wa...

U.S. Stocks Soar To Have Best Day Since 2011

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business

By Noel Randewich Aug 26 (Reuters) - Wall Street racked up its biggest one-day gain in four years on Wednesday as fears about China's economy gave wa...

2015 Stock Market Correction Worst Kept Secret Since Area 51

Eric Wallace | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Eric Wallace

In 2013, the CIA announced the official existence of one of the governments worst kept secrets, Area 51. It had to be the easiest press releases to write in the history of declassified government information. I'm paraphrasing the official document, but it said "Yep".

U.S. Stocks Rise On Positive Sales Data, Stabilizing Market

Reuters | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business

Aug 26 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened sharply higher on Wednesday after data showed U.S. orders for durable goods rose more than expected in July. The...

Former Mob Snitch All But Indicted

Blayne Davis | Posted 08.25.2015 | Crime
Blayne Davis

Mr. Corso has not been proven guilty of anything, and it will likely be up to his lawyer and himself to explain away some very nebulous business tactics, but this time around he won't have the benefit of being a highly-placed mob informant.

'Green News Report' - August 25, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.25.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: It's official: July 2015 was the hottest month ever recorded on Planet...

Why You Shouldn't Sell Stock During A Market Panic

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business

If you are a retail investor with money in the stock market, you probably lost a lot of money in the last couple of days (on paper, at least...

Yesterday's Trade Ideas Are Up $18,400 -- Today it's 3 Percent Index Gains or Bust!

Phil Davis | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

We need 3% gains today. That's right, after dropping 15% our 5% Rule says a weak bounce should be 20% of the drop and that's a 3% bounce off yesterday's close just to keep us a tiny bit bullish.

U.S. Stocks Rebound, Then Drop At Close

AP | Benjamin Hart | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the global financial market turmoil (all times local): ___ 4:03 p.m. U.S. stocks are closing lower Tuesday after ...

Chinese Stocks Plunge To 8-Month Low

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks fell Tuesday for a fourth day, hitting an eight-month low amid signs Beijing was no longer buying shares...

5 GIFs Show The World Losing It Over #BlackMonday

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business

You may have noticed fear erupting around the globe as stocks plummeted Monday. China's stocks saw the worst decline since 2007, and European mar...

4 Don'ts for Investors During a Correction

David A. Dedman | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
David A. Dedman

I see so many investors that start to watch the financial news every waking moment when we start to have a correction. The more you check your investments and listen to the media, the more volatile it will appear -- further fueling your internal panic buttons.

With China on the Ropes, Oil Plunging, Markets in Free Fall, How Do I Play Equities Now?

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Friends often ask me, on huge down market days like Friday, what I think of equities moving forward. While I have earned decent long-term returns from Apple, several ETFs, and from trading around volatile names like Twitter, I don't give financial advice for a living.

Dow Closes Down 588 Points Amid Worries Of China Slowdown

AP | Jenny Che | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business

U.S. stocks slumped again Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average plunging more than 1,000 points at one point in a sell-off...