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Why Dividends Matter So Much

Terry Savage | Posted 07.08.2014 | Money
Terry Savage

Dividends are not a get-rich-quick investment scheme. They are a long-term strategy for building wealth.

Paying Your (Un)Fair Share on Tax Day

Martha Burk | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

We keep hearing that if corporations have to pay more taxes, the economy will suffer, because they won't hire more workers. Well, if you hadn't noticed, for the last five years they've hardly been on a hiring spree.

Irrational Exuberance?

Michael Farr | Posted 11.01.2013 | Business
Michael Farr

It would be interesting to look out how some of the high-flying technology stocks have performed in an effort to determine whether or not there may be some froth building up in stock prices.

Stretching for Yield Can Be Perilous

Michael Farr | Posted 06.06.2013 | Business
Michael Farr

There is no doubt that "defensive" equities have increasingly become substitutes for bonds, especially for yield-starved investors. However, we are now seeing that there is danger in taking this approach to the extreme.

The Path to Sustainable Economic Growth

Gary Reber | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Gary Reber

The notion that the economic benefits flowing to a wealthy class will "trickle-down" is a non-sensible theory and only results in "trickle" menial, low-pay jobs, private charity, and public taxpayer-supported welfare, in plain view and disguised.

This Company's Record Profits Might Make You Sick

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — Home prices are up. Foreclosures are down. Construction is up. And now comes the latest sign of the U.S. home market's revival: Fan...

In a World Short on Miracles, The Power of Compounding Is Still One

James Berman | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business
James Berman

Even if you had invested 15 years ago, not long before the start of the greatest secular bear market since the Great Depression, you would have compounded money at 4.72 percent per year. This also would have doubled your money.

Obama's Recession

Steve Pociask | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business
Steve Pociask

Simply put: The increase in dividend taxes is not a tax on the rich. Reducing savings, investment, income and jobs is a recipe for economic decline. Whether you are an investor, worker or a retiree, the pending increase could have serious consequences on you.

Bain Capital The Best At Using Controversial Low-Tax Strategy

Reuters | Lynnley Browning and Nanette Byrnes | Posted 12.06.2012 | Business

(Reuters) - Bain Capital has been leading private equity firms in using a controversial financing strategy to generate low-tax special dividends for i...

Sheldon Adelson Recouped A Year Of Campaign Spending In ONE Day

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business

For blowing $150 million on the election, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson might be history's dumbest gambler. But don't worry: He recouped his cash, and ...

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison To Receive $198 Million Check Thanks To Fiscal Cliff

AP | By SARAH SKIDMORE | Posted 02.02.2013 | Business

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oracle Corp. will pay three of next year's quarterly dividends this year in an apparent attempt to avoid possible tax hikes fo...

Tax Those Dividends

David Callahan | Posted 01.29.2013 | Business
David Callahan

Rarely has any tax cut in history shoveled more money to wealthy households than the 2003 tax cut for both dividends and capital gains.

Zach Carter

Lobbyists Push For Tax Breaks For Wealthy In Fiscal Cliff Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As negotiations to avert the so-called fiscal cliff intensify, corporate lobbying groups are pushing key tax perks that benefit the weal...

Republican Scam on "Not Raising Taxes": Why Democrats Should HOPE All the Cuts Expire

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

No one should continue to indulge this fiction. Republicans have voted to raise taxes. Repeatedly. They just did it again in 2010.

Economic Ambiguity

Michael Farr | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

We continue to believe that investors are underestimating the risks inherent to the bond market at this stage in the game. Bond investors are not being compensated for the risks they are assuming when they are not even able to earn the expected rate of inflation.

Influencer of the Week: Apple's New CEO Tim Cook

Connie Dieken | Posted 05.26.2012 | Technology
Connie Dieken

"Just do what's right," Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs reportedly advised Tim Cook, his successor as CEO of Apple Inc. That's how shift happens.

5 Reasons The Dividend Boom Isn't About To Go Bust

AP | MARK JEWELL | Posted 05.23.2012 | Money

BOSTON — The news keeps getting better for dividend investors. But can it last? The latest sign of a dividend renaissance is Apple's decision t...

Bigger Payouts For BP's Investors

AP | ROBERT BARR | Posted 04.08.2012 | Business

LONDON — BP PLC has raised its quarterly dividend by 14 percent after posting double-digit gains in profit and revenue in the last three months ...

"Job Creators" Aren't Doing Their Job

Carl Gibson | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business
Carl Gibson

It is both greedy and irresponsible for American corporations to allow untaxed cash to pile up on their balance sheets while American infrastructure crumbles, public education suffers, the unemployed struggle to survive and shareholders lose their investments.

Ford Posts A Profit For The Tenth Quarter In A Row

Posted 12.26.2011 | Business

(Bernie Woodall and Ben Klayman) - Ford Motor Co posted lower third-quarter earnings after misjudging the threat of higher commodity costs and wri...

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...

Give Africans a Stake in Their Own Wealth

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 08.22.2011 | World
Marcelo Giugale

For a lot of sensible people, natural resource wealth is actually a "curse," not a blessing. Is there a way to avoid the curse?

To Owe or Be Owned -- Depends on How You Tax It

Ruud de Mooij | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business
Ruud de Mooij

The corporate tax code in the US creates a significant bias toward debt finance over equity. However we have come to realize that excessive debt is much more costly than we have always thought.

Gold May Glitter But Can It Deliver?

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The classic safe-haven investment has seen a strong uptrend in value since the autumn of 2008. Various factors have been credited as drivers of this move, but what is the risk gold could lose its luster?

Libya -- Oil, Water, Gold Are the Real Issues

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The oil price has skyrocketed over the past few months and the finger often points to Libya and claims of supply disruptions have dominated the press. However, are these claims grounded in fact or are we watching yet another sentiment driven bubble?