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Bisat: China Moves to Tighten Credit with Record Yuan Fixing
Chinese policy makers are boosting the official exchange rate to record highs as part of government measures to slow credit growth, according to Amer Bisat, a money manager at hedge fund Traxis Partners LP.
Skousen: Financial Uncertainty Pushes Seniors Back Into Workforce
While the overall labor participation rate has slid in recent years, senior citizens are increasingly returning to the labor force, thanks to losses in their investment portfolios and financial uncertainty, says economist and author Mark Skousen.
Former Moody's Official Mahoney: Impending Failure of Bernanke
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is failing, argues Christopher Mahoney, a former vice chairman of Moody's.
Gore: Capitalism's Short-Term Focus Is Hurting Companies
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said capitalism is coming under increased scrutiny and needs to change as short-term thinking has driven a wedge between investing and the creation of value for corporations.
Fitch: China's 'Credit-Driven Growth Model Is Falling Apart'
China may be facing the worst ever credit bubble, warns Fitch Ratings.
Morici: As Federal Reserve Meets, Ordinary Folks Should Trim Spending
Wednesday, the Federal Reserve is expected to indicate when and how quickly it will pull back from its easy-money policies. Americans can expect mortgage rates to climb, selling homes to get tougher and interest rates to increase on credit cards, auto purchases and home equity loans.
Homebuilder Confidence Soars to 7-Year High
For the first time in seven years, most U.S. homebuilders are optimistic about home sales, a sign that construction could help drive stronger economic growth in coming months.
Withdrawal Syndrome Sparks Anxiety for Fed
When do you take the addict off the methadone? That's essentially the dilemma facing the U.S. Federal Reserve's 19 policy makers when they meet in Washington this week.
USA Today: Apple's Move Into Cars - A Threat to Automakers?
Apple introduced the new iOS 7, but its plans to connect that operating system in cars will force automakers to decide whether the tech giant is a friend or foe, says USA Today.
BofA's Hartnett: 'Detested Bull Market' to Deliver More Gains
Prepare for more stock market gains because this detested bull market has further to run and the unloved financials are going with it, says Michael Hartnett, chief investment strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Author Mamorsky: US Has Morphed Into 'Crony Capitalism'
Jordan Mamorsky cites a worldwide holistic lapse of ethics when discussing his book, "The End of Ethics and a Way Back: How to Fix a Fundamentally Broken Global Financial System," with consumers, ratings agencies and Wall Street's casino culture coming under fire.
Authors Pearl, Rosenbaum: How Job Hunt Is Won in 'the Real World'
Josh Pearl, an investment analyst whose resume includes UBS, recalled the job interview process and wanted to write the book that showed you how it's done in the real world.
Central Bankers' Failure to Communicate Boosts Bond Yields
The world's central bankers are struggling to spell out their visions for monetary policy, often amid a chorus of competing views.
Risk Expert: Regulators Fail to Meet Danger of Cyberattack
Regulators have failed to address the growing threat of a massive, coordinated attack on vital financial networks, according to risk-management expert Clifford Rossi.
USA Today: More Economists Predict Fed Pullback by Fall
Forecasts for the Federal Reserve to scale back its asset purchases are shifting rapidly. USA Today says seven of 10 economists now foresee the central bank easing off the pedal this year. Most think it will happen by early fall.
Fed-Induced Sell-Off Has Investors Hunting for Bargains
Rather than run for cover, a number of big money managers have seen the recent sell-off as a chance to invest cash in a broad array of assets at lower prices.
Question of the Week: What Will Bernanke Say This Time?
Like a father who has told his son the tooth fairy does not exist, Ben Bernanke must find a way to soothe investors who feel betrayed since he told them it was also a fantasy to hope he might keep printing free money forever.
Pimco's Gross: Fed Won't Raise Rates Significantly
Bill Gross, co-chief investment officer of Pimco and manager of the world's largest mutual fund, said Friday the Federal Reserve is not likely to raise interest rates anytime soon and that he sees intermediate-term Treasurys as an attractive investment opportunity.
IMF Urges Repeal of 'Ill-Designed' US Cuts, Slashes Growth Outlook
The International Monetary Fund on Friday urged the United States to repeal sweeping federal budget cuts that will be a severe drag on economic growth this year.
Disappointing Economic Reports Help Push Stocks Lower
U.S. stocks fell on Friday to close their third negative week in four as concern lingered over whether the world's central banks will soon begin to rein in stimulus programs.
FINRA Director Resigns After Old Theft Indictment Surfaces
A regional director for the securities industry's self-regulatory agency resigned several weeks after the organization received a letter revealing the official had pleaded guilty two decades ago to charitable bingo fraud.
Deutsche's Ruskin: Fed's Lack of Clarity Fuels Volatility
Ben S. Bernanke's efforts to provide better communication to markets have backfired as investors speculating on the Federal Reserve chairman's plans to taper bond buying have driven volatility higher, according to Alan Ruskin of Deutsche Bank AG.
Lack of a Prenup Imperils Oil Billionaire Hamm's Fortune
The divorce of oil baron Harold Hamm and the split of the Continental Resources chief executive's fortune, worth at least $11 billion, could turn on the absence of a single document — and result in the largest divorce settlement in history.
Mortgage-Rate Surge Puts Dent in Refinancings
The recent jump in mortgage rates threatens to put the kibosh on the flood of refinancings that have lined banks' pockets and freed up money for consumer spending over the past four years.
Washington Gridlock Slicing Into Services of Cities Across US
U.S. mayors gathering in Chicago this week for the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting say the automatic federal budget cuts known as sequestration are starting to ripple through their cities, forcing them to make difficult decisions about funding services their residents demand.
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