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  • May 26, traders react as the DOW drops
    Stock market tumbles after 280,000 jobs added? Here's why
    May's unemployment report released by the Department of Labor showed that 280,000 jobs were added in May, 2015 ... about 60,000 more than expected.Yet in anticipation of that, the DOW tumbled by about 300 points. Why?There are a few reasons,...
  • Will the May jobs report force the Fed's hand?
    Will the May jobs report force the Fed's hand?
    The US Economy added 280,000 jobs in May of 2015, which was positive no matter how you slice it. To our readers, this should come as no surprise, every one of our key indicators indicates an economy that is roaring ahead. Take the price of oil,...
  • Résumé help: volunteer in Vista and gain recent work experience
    Résumé help: volunteer in Vista and gain recent work experience
    Anyone looking to supplement their work history or gain new and valuable skillsets this summer?The city of Vista has a need for volunteers, including clerical services (the City's Code Enforcement Division needs basic clerical help) and...
  • HILLARY CLINTON SPEAKS TO FUNDRAISER MARKING 13TH ANNIVERSARY OF SEPT. 11TH ATTACKS
    Charitable Contributions: Do you want to be generous, or be helpful?
    Imagine having $187 million to spend on anything you want. You can use the money for travel, cruises, shopping, gym memberships, meals, even dating sites.The Cancer Fund of America, with three other charities, have apparently provided James T....
  • Amtrak crash in Philadelphia, May 13, 2015
    Amtrak, the Post Office and newspapers: when assets become expensive traditions
    Tuesday night's Amtrak crash that killed six people and injured many others has no explainable cause. "America's rail system" can, at this writing, spawn only negative superlatives, such as Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter's...
  • Obama touts the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Portland
    Obama touts the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Portland
    On Thursday and Friday, the Portland metro area is playing host to President Barack Obama, the world’s most heavily guarded human being.Obama has come to promote something called the “Trans-Pacific Partnership,” which we have...
  • Baltimore Orioles play to empty stadium.
    Deep insights into Baltimore unrest
    Capital Region baseball fans watched with the rest of the country in shock and even annoyance at the spectacle of a Major League game played before no fans. But is annoyance justified? The Baltimore Orioles' home stadium sits in the heart of...
  • Cheaper oil, weaker dollar – threat or opportunity
    Cheaper oil, weaker dollar – threat or opportunity
    Increased production and drilling coupled with new efficiency measures, stockpiles of unused oil and weakening global demand have driven the cost of oil down significantly. The weakness in oil prices has also weakened the Canadian dollar because,...
  • Karatbars: Where contrary to Warren Buffett, you can earn a return buying gold
    Karatbars: Where contrary to Warren Buffett, you can earn a return buying gold
    Back in 1998, billionaire investor Warren Buffett gave a speech at Harvard University where he unashamedly stated his disapproval with owning physical gold, citing its lack of a dividend or return as the premise for his beliefs. This doctrine was...
  • People, Planet, Profit
    Crowdfunding 101: Community
    As a student of economics who admires socialism living in a capitalistic (every man for himself) society, I have always lived in the gray. I am blessed to not have been around during the 1950's because my likeness for socialism would cause me...
  • Green Shoots turn to Sequoias in the US Economy
    Green Shoots turn to Sequoias in the US Economy
    Data points that were, in the not too distant past, referred to as "green shoots" in the US economy, pointing to tender economic recovery, now appear as Sequoias as the US economy accelerates its seemingly once in a generation growth...
  • Bitcoins
    Bitcoin exchange BTER reopens, announces plan to pay back losses
    On Mar. 11, the China-based cryptocurrency exchange BTER announced that trading is reopened and that there is a plan in place to pay back bitcoins owed to account holders. Later in the day, BTER announced that a total of 1,000 BTC had been...
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    Funding Circle's: The Small Investors Gateway
    Are you an investor (small fish)who wishes you could invest in the companies that the sharks do? Are you continually striving to increase your portfolio to gain some respect? If so, it is time for you to relax and take a deep breath, because...
  • Sam Hodges, co-founder of Funding Circle
    Hodges Advice on Investing in Peer to Peer Loans
    Funding Circle is the only major Peer to Peer (P2P) lender in the United States that gives qualified personal investors access to secured small business loans. Sam Hodges, a co-founder, helped start the enterprise after personally witnessing the...
  • Investing: Getting started and a startup
    Investing: Getting started and a startup
    It's especially important for women to pay close attention to their finances, because so many find themselves-particularly after a divorce, death of a spouse or other life transition-totally unprepared.Did You Know That.....Even though women...
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