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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Peabody Energy , the world's largest private-sector coal company, sees a light at the end of the coal tunnel but analysts and the latest economic data from China aren't as optimistic. The St. Louis-based company released third-quarter...
From: TheStreet | By: Sarfaraz A. Khan | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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PHILADELPHIA (TheStreet) -- The idea of retirement is scary to many, especially those without a traditional pension. But at last week's Bogleheads meeting -- which gathered 250 fans of Jack Bogle, founder of low-cost index-fund-focused mutual fund company...
From: TheStreet | By: Nora Morrison | Friday, October 31, 2014
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MasterCard Inc. recently reported a 12% increase in gross dollar volume, a 15% increase in cross-border volume, and a 10% increase in processed transactions. This is not the first time MasterCard has been in the news recently. According to an earlier...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Matthew He | Friday, October 31, 2014
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King Gizzard at BV-CMJ last week (more by Amanda Hatfield) Hop Along at Wicker Park Fest 2014 (more by Jeff Ryan) You can browse our full NYC show calendar and our 2015 Halloween guide for more of tonight's shows,...
From: Brooklyn Vegan | By: brooklynvegan | Friday, October 31, 2014
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by NinaHave you ever made a decision you knew would change your life? Maybe you’re not sure how you know, but you know. This is big. Life will never be the same. A few years ago, my husband and I made one of those decisions. It was a simple one, yes,...
From: Simple Mom | By: Nina | Friday, October 31, 2014
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The question of "recovery" really boils down to this: how much longer can the top 10% prop up the expansion?A flurry of recent media stories have addressed housing unaffordability, for example Why Middle-Class Americans Can't Afford to Live in Liberal...
From: Of Two Minds | By: Charles Hugh Smith | Friday, October 31, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Big recent moves in these four stocksasuggest the likelihood of continued momentum.a Electronic Artsa the video-game developer, is in a beautiful, two-year rising channel. The stock broke through a key double top on Wednesday,...
From: TheStreet | By: Harry Boxer | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Russia says gas supplies to Ukraine will resume after it pays off the first debt installment next week.
From: Fox News | Friday, October 31, 2014
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The Bank of Japan will buy larger quantities of government debt in an effort to battle deflation....
From: New York Times | By: JONATHAN SOBLE | Friday, October 31, 2014
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I currently pay one full week's pay each month, $600, toward my current student loan balance of $97,000+. Though I usually just pay it and try to move on, I know it will follow me to my death and if I can't be rid of it I hope some of you can provide...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Friday, October 31, 2014
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by Megan Johnson Cheryl Strayed may now be a New York Times bestselling author, but the “Wild” writer says she remained in the red until recently. “I just paid off on my student loan debt on my 44th birthday, 2 years ago,” Cheryl told the crowd...
From: The Billfold | By: Megan Johnson | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Mataconis argues that overall, the ongoing decline in oil prices is a boon to the US and other advanced industrial nations: Falling prices for oil will eventually filter through to the prices of the products derived from oil itself, including not only...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Even before Japan's central bank Friday ramped up its big monetary stimulus program, it was testing the boundaries of monetary policy. Under the easing plan launched a year and a half ago, its balance-sheet assets, as a percentage of Japan's economy,...
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Jacob M. Schlesinger | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Wondering if you could help with a risk-benefit analysis of lowering the amount of insurance on my car. I still owe money on it, but I could potentially pay it off and then save money on my insurance. BUT is the insurance good to have anyway?I am doing...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: bbqturtle | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A federal bankruptcy judge ruled earlier in the month that California public employee pension funds are not immune from having their debts reduced as part of a municipal bankruptcy reorganization. I warned at the time this didn’t necessarily mean the...
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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By ELAINE KURTENBACH TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank expanded its asset purchases in a surprise move Friday to shore up sagging growth in the world's No. 3 economy. The Bank of Japan said it would increase its asset purchases by between 10 trillion...
From: TheStreet | By: The Associated Press | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Filed under: Black Friday, Holiday Shopping, How to Save Money, Saving altafulla/Shutterstock Are you ready for all the expenses that come with the holidays? Let's make it a little less stressful by looking at eight ways to save in the next eight weeks....
From: Daily Finance | By: Sophia Bera | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Filed under: Mortgages, Credit, Personal Finance, Interest Rates, Credit Score Getty Images Back in August, the USDA released its annual report on the cost of raising a child. This year's big, scary number? $245,000. Well, now we have an even bigger,...
From: Daily Finance | By: Matt Brownell | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Hazel Ward-Redman, who showcased the musical and artistic talent of young Trinbagonians through her television shows, has passed away. Fans and protégés pay their respects.
From: Global Voices | By: Janine Mendes-Franco | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The Dept. of Education has been trying for years to craft a “gainful employment” rule that would penalize schools — mostly for-profit career training programs — by taking away access to federal funds if they fail to provide the adequate tools...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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R.A. LenhardtFor the book symposium on Clare Huntington, Failure  to Flourish: How Family Law Undermines Family Relationships(Oxford University Press, 2014)  Several years ago, I invited a lawyer and social worker from the Bronx Defenders’ family...
From: Balkinization | By: Guest Blogger | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Latin America accounts for less than 5 percent of global solar demand, yet GTM Research analyst Adam James dedicates the majority of his time to keeping tabs on this nascent market. More strikingly, some of the largest international EPCs, developers,...
From: Greentech Media | By: Mike Munsell | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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by Mike Dang It’s time to check in on our debt payments and savings goals again. If you’re joining us for the first time, you can read about our decision to publicly keep track of our debt here. Pull up those balances! Logan’s paying off a Citi...
From: The Billfold | By: Mike Dang | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Voter discontent will give the GOP control of the Senate, but Americans quickly will become as disenamored with a new cast on Capitol Hill. Paychecks are stagnant and health care and many other things too expensive, but Americans won’t accept what...
From: Big Government | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Georgia Republican nominee for U.S.  Senate David Perdue released a new ad called “Trust.” The ad asks voters if they can trust President Obama  on national security matters as well as the current Ebola crisis. Narrator: The issue is trust. Do...
From: Big Government | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aYahoo shares closed up 0.44% to $45.63 on Thursday after the company named former Amazon.com executiveaLisa Utzschneider as its senior VP of sales in the Americas. Utzschneider, who replaces Ned Brody who will become senior vice...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Over the past two decades, as Russia grew toaprovide more than one-third of the European Union's natural gas, state-controlledaOAO Gazprom has assembledaa network of holding companies, ownership stakes in energy and finance firms,...
From: TheStreet | By: Peter Green | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The challenge of global population aging has been brought into sharper focus by the financial crisis of 2008. In particular, growing national debt has drawn government attention to two apparently conflicting priorities: the need to sustain public spending...
From: Science Magazine | By: Sarah Harper | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Who is LeBron James? Is he a fresh-faced youth who, displaying maturity beyond his years, keeps his head and down and lives up to the hype? Is he a goofball whose nice-guy attitude is a relatable counterpoint to his terrifying on-court prowess? Is he a...
From: Pando Daily | By: David Holmes | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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by Anna Fitzpatrick Whenever I have an idea for something funny to write on the Internet, I have to make sure that it isn’t just something I’ve subconsciously ripped off from writer/webmistress Mallory Ortberg. If there is a joke to be made about...
From: The Billfold | By: Anna Fitzpatrick | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Come on, people say. Doesn't the guy have a point? He's a working class lad from Essex -- aren't you all being a bit snobbish? Surely being a socialite of the MTV age doesn't disqualify you from having an opinion, any more than being a binman does. So...
From: 3AM Magazine | By: 3AM | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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With the U.S. Midterm Elections coming up, it’s time again to rally your friends and family to fulfill their civic duty at the voting booths on November 4th. Considering the possibility that the Senate will flip parties, this will be a particularly...
From: Business Insider | By: Randy Olson | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Facebooka and Twittera ainvestorsahave experienced a wild ride since these two social media giants have gone public. After reporting third quarter earnings this week, Facebookashares are down approximately 8%, while Twitterashares...
From: TheStreet | By: Michael Maggi | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Dallas-based financial services firm Esposito Securities has added Thomas Zipser to its investment banking team. Prior to joining Esposito, Zipser worked at G.C. Andersen Partners where he served as vice president to its merchant bankng department....
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- BothaVisaa andaMasterCarda are up in afternoon trading Thursday, 9% and 7%, respectively, after the credit card giants reported quarterly earnings. TheStreet's Jim Cramer says both stocks are partially aided by the news that China...
From: TheStreet | By: Andrew Meola | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Colony Financial is an attractive investment for investors looking for exposure to real estate debt and equity investments, want to protect themselves against rising interest rates, and desire recurring quarterly dividend income....
From: The Motley Fool | By: Kingkarn Amjaroen, The Motley Fool | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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by Mike Dang and Logan Sachon Mike: We’re going to do a monthly debt check-in later today. Let me know what your new balance is. Logan: It’s gone up. Mike: Do you want to chat with me now to explain why? Is it stuff you’re waiting to expense? Ubers...
From: The Billfold | By: Mike Dang and Logan Sachon | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Lower taxes and debt, increased revenue for the city, and a much better use of space in already dense environments: Selling air rights and encouraging upward growth seem like no-brainers, but NIMBY resistance and philosophical barriers remain....
From: Miller McCune | By: Scott Beyer | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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by Nicole Dieker When he flipped the coin, he knew how it would land. Dean Thomas didn’t know a lot of things, but he did know that. It was a simple spell. He tried not to do spells, most of the time, except when it didn’t count. Accio socks and...
From: The Billfold | By: Nicole Dieker | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Let them eat cake — from Trader Joe’s! In a beau geste to the French citizenry, attaches to the Consulat général de France à New York are saying au revoir to their 5th Avenue townhouse and its Central Park views as the Euro-pinching government...
From: The Real Deal | By: The Real Deal Staff | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Al Noor was free of debt and had $104.7m in cash at the end of September allowing it to continue exploring acquisition opportunities.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- General Electric Co. ais in early stage talks to sell its stakes likely worth over $1 billion in its South Korean auto financing and credit card businesses, sources told the Wall Street Journal. In what would be the company's...
From: TheStreet | By: Tedd Cohen | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The Blackstone Group's Tactical Opportunities Fund has agreed to acquire insurer and administrator Philadelphia Financial Group, Inc. for about $155 million in cash plus additional consideration of about $10 million to be paid over two years. Philadelphia...
From: PE Hub | By: Chris Witkowsky | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Amy Kukec thought leaving her abusive husband would be the beginning of a new life, but so far she's hit one debilitating financial roadblock after another....
From: CNN | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Filed under: Family Money, Personal Finance, Financial Education Getty Images Let's say you're having some money troubles. Maybe your spouse has been laid off; maybe you're under a mountain of debt. Whatever the situation, it's affecting your whole family,...
From: Daily Finance | By: Paula Pant | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia says gas supplies to Ukraine will resume after it pays off the first debt installment next week.Alexei Miller, the chief of
From: Taiwan News | By: Associated Press | Friday, October 31, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares ofaMasterCarda rose 1.99% to $77.50 in after-hours trading Wednesday after fellow credit card giant Visaa areported fourth-quarter earnings that surpassed analysts' expectations. Visaareported a 17% year-over-year increase...
From: TheStreet | By: Andrew Meola | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Russia says gas supplies to Ukraine will resume after it pays off the first debt installment next week.Click to Continue »...
From: Charlotte Observer | By: The Associated Press () | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Russia says gas supplies to Ukraine will resume after it pays off the first debt installment next week.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Advocates say that Native American communities appear to be more saddled with predatory loans than any other community in the United States....
From: MSNBC | By: Seth Freed Wessler | Friday, October 31, 2014
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