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  • Debra Sherman, 1962-2014

    Debra Sherman, 1962-2014
    Debra Sherman worked as a reporter for wire services covering the financial markets and the health care industry for more than 20 years. After she was diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer in 2013, her bosses at Reuters encouraged her to start a blog on...
  • State income tax a study in expediency

     State income tax a study in expediency
    Gov. Pat Quinn sought to make the 5 percent income tax rate permanent in his budget address last week. The Illinois income tax, conceived in the 1960s as a Republican-led initiative, has now become a complex problem vexing the Democrats who control...
  • Investing: investing in bonds now

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance These are confusing times for income investors. Not so long ago, they loved bonds, which presented them with three decades of falling yields and rising prices. Last year, they hated 'em, as the Federal Reserve's talk about...
  • Michael Lewis' 'Flash Boys' focuses on Wall Street computer scheme

    Michael Lewis' 'Flash Boys' focuses on Wall Street computer scheme
    There's something delightfully strange and counterintuitive about the way time operates in the opening chapters of Michael Lewis' new book, "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt." Lewis describes a new kind of Wall Street gold rush. In the entirely...
  • S&P 500 hits new high; Dow not far behind

    This is no April Fool's joke: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index is at a record high and the Dow industrials aren’t far behind. Encouraging manufacturing data pushed up the major indexes Tuesday morning, stoking optimism that the economy is...
  • Nearly all top U.S. banks could withstand severe recession, Fed says

    WASHINGTON -- Only one of the nation's 30 largest banks would not be able to withstand a severe recession and the firms collectively are in better financial position to handle economic shocks than five years ago, according to Federal Reserve stress test...
  • Lunch with the FT: Timothy Geithner -- Stresses and messes

    Lunch with the FT: Timothy Geithner -- Stresses and messes
    The former US Treasury secretary was at the centre of efforts to save the world from another Great Depression. Over Indian food in New York, he talks to Martin Wolf about future risks, crisis management, mistakes and misperceptions Iarrive at the...
  • Nasdaq sees triple-digit decline as technology shares plunge

    Another plunge in once-soaring technology stocks sent the Nasdaq composite index into a triple-digit decline and pushed the rest of the stock market down with it. Erstwhile darlings such as Netflix Inc. and Facebook Inc., as well as biotechnology...
  • Stocks close higher after manufacturing report revised

    Stocks close higher after manufacturing report revised
    Stocks closed mostly higher on a quiet Monday following two reports that showed the manufacturing industries of the world's two largest economies expanded last month. Both the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index were able to...
  • Average Wall Street bonus up 15% in 2013, stands at $164,530

    Average Wall Street bonus up 15% in 2013, stands at $164,530
    Wall Street bonuses grew an estimated 15% in 2013, swelling to an average $164,530, the third-highest amount on record, the New York comptroller's office reported Wednesday. Firms will pay out an estimated $26.7 billion in bonuses to their employees for...
  • Candy Crush game maker King Digital's shares tumble 10% from IPO price

    Candy Crush game maker King Digital's shares tumble 10% from IPO price
    Shares of King Digital Entertainment, the maker of the addictive Candy Crush game, tumbled Wednesday in their first day of trading on Wall Street.  The stock, priced at $22.50 a share in its initial public offering late Tuesday, began trading...