Category: Business News

Bitter Harvest: U.S. Farmers Blame Billion-Dollar Losses on Immigration Laws

Bitter Harvest: U.S. Farmers Blame Billion-Dollar Losses on Immigration Laws

Ralph and Cheryl Broetje rely on roughly 1,000 seasonal workers every year to grow and pack over 6 million boxes of apples on their farm along the Snake River in eastern Washington. It’s a...

Where America’s Richest Man Is Investing His Money

Where America’s Richest Man Is Investing His Money

Bill Gates is best known for hisMicrosoft billions and the great philanthropic works that have followed. But something interesting has happened recently, and perhaps notably with this year’s Forbes 400 number-crunching, which puts him on our list up...

Disney’s $1.7 Billion French Birthday Gift

Disney’s $1.7 Billion French Birthday Gift

Walt Disney Co. refinances debt associated with the struggling Euro Disney resort The Walt Disney Co. is stepping in to take over the debts of its Disneyland Paris resort in an attempt to put...

Yahoo! Closes $7.6B Alibaba Deal as Marissa Mayer Gets Down to Business

Yahoo! Closes $7.6B Alibaba Deal as Marissa Mayer Gets Down to Business

New Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer’s work is just beginning, but for the first time in years, the beleaguered Internet company’s fortunes seem to be on the rise. When Marissa Mayer assumed command of Yahoo!...

Mutual Fund Pioneer Jack Bogle: How to Fix Wall Street

Mutual Fund Pioneer Jack Bogle: How to Fix Wall Street

Jack Bogle, the founder of mutual fund giant Vanguard, and the man who popularized index funds, is part of an older generation of financiers, including people like Warren Buffett, who believe in long-term, low-cost...

Happy Holidays for Gamers: Price Wars Expected for Video-Game Consoles

Happy Holidays for Gamers: Price Wars Expected for Video-Game Consoles

Gamers won’t be able to get their hands on the new Nintendo Wii U games system until November 18, but preorders from some major retailers for the $300 consoles have already sold out. Discounts...

Private Eyes: Are Retailers Watching Our Every Move?

Private Eyes: Are Retailers Watching Our Every Move?

Traditional brick-and-mortar retailers don’t have a lot going for them these days. On the one hand, high unemployment and stagnant wage growth is sapping the purchasing power of the average consumer, and on the...

Will the Stock Market Keep On Rising?

Will the Stock Market Keep On Rising?

The forces that have boosted the prices of blue-chip stocks over the past year are diminishing, while other factors have become increasingly uncertain. Since the beginning of the year, many commentators, including myself, have...

The Forbes 400 Summit: Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and the Greatest Roundtable of All-Time

The Forbes 400 Summit: Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and the Greatest Roundtable of All-Time

  Exactly 30 years ago Malcolm Forbes’ most enduring brainchild–a ranking of the richest people in America–came to fruition. The Forbes 400 proved a phenomenon as soon as it launched. Three decades later it’s...

Smalls Walking Tall

Smalls Walking Tall

  Stocks have been on a tear since the end of July.  Truth be told, stocks have been on a tear pretty much all year.  As of writing, the S&P 500 is up 16.6%...