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  • Christine McVie's Return Drives Up Prices For Fleetwood Mac Tickets

    Christine McVie's Return Drives Up Prices For Fleetwood Mac Tickets
    For the first time in fifteen years, Fleetwood Mac will be touring with keyboardist Christine McVie. McVie joined the band in 1970 after guitarist Peter Green had quit. At the time, McVie was married to Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie. Since her...
  • UK mortgage approvals dip in February, business lending contracts again

    LONDON (Reuters) - British mortgage approvals slowed in February by more than expected, possibly reflecting bad weather during the month, and there was another contraction in business lending. The Bank of England said on Monday mortgage approvals...
  • 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...
  • ECB's Weidmann says euro zone not in deflationary cycle

    BERLIN (Reuters) - The euro zone is not in a deflationary cycle and the European Central Bank (ECB) should not overreact to a slowdown in inflation caused largely by cyclical factors which should prove temporary, Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said on...
  • Professor proposes slowing down automated trading

     Professor proposes slowing down automated trading
    In an era of high-speed, automated trading, a big debate rages over how to keep markets safe after several technology-related snafus scarred investors. Instead of cracking down on high-speed traders, a University of Chicago economist says he has a...
  • U.S. risk panel to host asset management conference May 19

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. risk council will host a May 19 public conference to assess risks asset managers pose to financial markets, as the regulator faces industry efforts to ward off more oversight of large operators. The Financial Stability...
  • UK posts big current account deficit, household savings down

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's current account deficit was much bigger than expected in the fourth quarter and households ran down savings to keep up their spending, reminders of the need to put the economy on a more balanced footing to maintain growth....
  • Don't let overconfidence skew retirement planning

    Two brothers, both physicians in their 50s, met in Chicago this month for a conference aimed at financial planners who specialize in retirement issues. Neither is retiring soon or giving up medicine to become a financial adviser, but because they...
  • Canadian asset manager Sprott says earnings hit bottom in 2013

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Alternative asset manager Sprott Inc said on Thursday its earnings hit bottom in the final quarter of 2013 as resource markets swooned, and it expects to do better in 2014 as it considers what to do with ample cash. Toronto-based...
  • Rusal derails London Metal Exchange plan to cut warehouse queues

    LONDON (Reuters) - Russian aluminum producer Rusal dealt a stunning setback to London Metal Exchange plans to cut logjams in warehouses, winning a court decision to halt the reform because consultations had been "unfair and unlawful". The High Court in...
  • U.S. public pensions end banner year with record assets: Census

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. public pensions enjoyed a banner year in 2013, as rising investment returns and increasing government contributions pushed their holdings to record highs, U.S. Census data showed on Thursday. Public pensions ended the fourth...