Category: Economy

Obama’s Fiscal Cliff Chats Reportedly Extended To Buffett, JPMorgan’s Dimon

Obama’s Fiscal Cliff Chats Reportedly Extended To Buffett, JPMorgan’s Dimon

    Jamie Dimon, chairman of the board, president and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. leaves the hearing room after testifying before the US Senate Banking Committee full committee hearing on ‘A Breakdown...

The Best States To Save Money On Car Insurance

The Best States To Save Money On Car Insurance

When times are tough, consumers often cut back household spending by doing things like dropping their premium cable TV service or choosing a cheaper cell phone plan. One place they don’t look often enough...

Breaking Down Centi-Millionaire ‘Papa’ John Schnatter’s Obamacare Math

Breaking Down Centi-Millionaire ‘Papa’ John Schnatter’s Obamacare Math

John Schnatter wants to raise the cost of your pizza in response to new health care costs. And his math kind of adds up. Updates can now be found at the bottom of this...

The Mysteries of Finance: What Do Canadians Know that Americans Don’t?

The Mysteries of Finance: What Do Canadians Know that Americans Don’t?

The U.S. dollar valued in Canadian money: All downhill since 2008 — and a fall of more than one-third since George W. Bush took office in 2002. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) HALIFAX, N.S. I have...

Protecting the Electric Grid from Terrorism — Nobody is in Charge

Protecting the Electric Grid from Terrorism — Nobody is in Charge

This week, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released its study Terrorism and the Electric Power Delivery System, a work prepared at the request of the Department of Homeland Security.   This report has been kept...

Off-The-Grid Mansions

Off-The-Grid Mansions

  Introduction With the help of Realtor.com, Sotheby’s International Realty, Coldwell Banker Previews International and Prudential Douglas Elliman, we combed the Multiple Listing Services to find available homes touting self-sustainable energy options capable of...

How to Amass and Lose a Fortune on Wall Street

How to Amass and Lose a Fortune on Wall Street

English: Wall Street sign on Wall Street (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Remember one month ago, when the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) was heading for 1500, and investors seem to think that equities are the best game in...

How Fining Bad Banks Can Fix Our Biggest Money Problems

How Fining Bad Banks Can Fix Our Biggest Money Problems

Individuals don’t understand as much as they should about personal finance. That’s why we have government-supported financial education initiatives throughout the world, from Australia to the U.S. The hope is that one day more...

The end of Hostess

The end of Hostess

  Snack time is over for the maker of the iconic Twinkie and other lunchbox staples. By David A. Kaplan, contributor FORTUNE — The fat lady — the one who apparently ate too many...

Even without Rick Scott and GOP governors, Obamacare exchanges should flourish

Even without Rick Scott and GOP governors, Obamacare exchanges should flourish

  No matter whether online shopping markets for millions of uninsured Americans to buy medical benefits are run by states or the federal government, these health insurance exchanges should effectively provide health benefits, say...