Monthly Archives: November 2018

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The best way to donate to victims of the California wildfires

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Some charities are running out of space for donations from Good Samaritans.

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CryptoWatch: Bitcoin prices set for back-to-back losing weeks after midweek plunge

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Bitcoin prices are trading marginally higher on Friday, but set to book its second consecutive losing week after the recent rout.

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Economic Report: Mortgage rates hold steady as housing market stresses mount

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Rates for home loans were mostly unchanged in the most recent week, of little use to anyone trying to buy a home – there are few good options – or refinance – most everyone who could benefit already has.

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CryptoWatch: Bitcoin still fooling buyers into believing those 200%-plus gains are coming back

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Speculative investments that do not generate cash are prone to bubbles and crashes, writes Gary Smith.

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Fed’s Evans sees possibility of up to 4 interest-rate hikes in 2019

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Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans is sticking with his projection that interest rates could comfortably run above the so-called neutral rate, a projection that comes as the Fed is widely expected by financial markets to continue with poli… Continue reading

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Johnston Press on the brink of administration and handover to US hedge fund control – Telegraph.co.uk

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Telegraph.co.ukJohnston Press on the brink of administration and handover to US hedge fund controlTelegraph.co.ukIt is due to apply for court approval to appoint administrators and execute a pre-packaged sale to a new holding company controlled by the … Continue reading

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Mark Hulbert: The stock market’s low VIX ‘fear gauge’ is misleading you

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The VIX has never deserved its reputation as a contrarian indicator, writes Mark Hulbert.

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Market Extra: Brexit turmoil: Here’s what’s at stake if U.K.’s May faces a leadership challenge

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In could be a tense weekend for currency traders and others keeping a close eye on the political turmoil surrounding the British government’s efforts to negotiate its exit from the European Union.

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Capitol Report: Bipartisan bill proposes putting proxy firms under SEC’s authority

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Bill has support from all sides but proxy firms are chafing at accusations of widespread conflicts of interest

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Economic Report: Households remain far less in debt than they were during the recession

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Households remain far less in debt than during the recession, according to new data released Friday.

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