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March 5, 2005


Data collector ChoicePoint (CPS) said Friday that it will stop selling personal information about consumers to small businesses.    Continue reading "ChoicePoint Will Stop Selling Some Consumer Information" ( Words)

Posted: March 5, 2005 8:10 PM | Permanent Link | News Source


March 5, 2005


Fidelity Investments said it will make permanent sharp cuts in some of its index-fund fees and make any increase subject to shareholder votes.   Continue reading "Fidelity Makes Fee Cuts Permanent" ( Words)

Posted: March 5, 2005 7:55 PM | Permanent Link | News Source


The Treasury Department released final rules yesterday limiting the use of life insurance and annuities to avoid current taxes on investment earnings.   Continue reading "Treasury Curbs Tax-Deferral Strategy" ( Words)

Posted: March 5, 2005 7:52 PM | Permanent Link | News Source

March 2, 2005


Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan again endorsed President Bush's proposal to offer private accounts for Social Security as White House allies went on the offensive against critics of the plan.   Continue reading "Greenspan Again Backs Plan for Private Accounts" ( Words)

Posted: March 2, 2005 10:05 AM | Permanent Link | News Source

February 25, 2005


But, as Will Rogers once put it, sometimes it's better just to get a return of your investment.    Continue reading "In Search of a Sure Thing" ( Words)

Posted: February 25, 2005 11:42 AM | Permanent Link | News Source


My research shows that there really is something about marriage that leads men to make more money -- as much as 27% more than single men.   Continue reading "Marriage Prospects: Richer, not Poorer" ( Words)

Posted: February 25, 2005 10:56 AM | Permanent Link | News Source


But just because you can doesn't mean you should, warns IRA expert Ed Slott of Rockville Centre, N.Y. The rules are complex, and the stakes for running afoul of them are high.   Continue reading "Invest Your IRA in Real Estate?" ( Words)

Posted: February 25, 2005 10:54 AM | Permanent Link | News Source


His research, along with academic studies, concludes that the best way to pick a winning newsletter is to focus on long-term, risk-adjusted performance.   Continue reading "Four Top Performing Newsletters" ( Words)

Posted: February 25, 2005 10:52 AM | Permanent Link | News Source


Women investors are more likely to play it safe than are men.   Continue reading "Women Less Tolerant of Risk: Poll" ( Words)

Posted: February 25, 2005 10:45 AM | Permanent Link | News Source


Come tax time, it can be a pain to gather all your important financial documents together. And tax time is a prime time of year for additional headaches - caused by identity thieves who may be out to steal such vital information.   Continue reading "Keep Your Income Tax Documents Safe From Identity Thieves" ( Words)

Posted: February 25, 2005 10:44 AM | Permanent Link | News Source


Fortune 500 companies took advantage of abusive tax shelters sold to them by their auditors to avoid $1.8 billion in federal taxes from 1998 through 2003, the Government Accountability Office reported Thursday.   Continue reading "Tax Schemes Saved 61 Top Firms $3.4B" ( Words)

Posted: February 25, 2005 10:41 AM | Permanent Link | News Source

February 24, 2005


FANNIE MAE, the nation's largest buyer of home mortgages, said on Wednesday that its primary regulator had discovered a host of new potential accounting violations at the company that had raised a fresh set of "safety and soundness concerns."    Continue reading "Fannie Mae Scrambles for New Ways to Raise Capital" ( Words)

Posted: February 24, 2005 1:46 PM | Permanent Link | News Source


Consumer prices barely rose in January, the government said on Wednesday, but the Federal Reserve signaled its intention to keep nudging up interest rates in the months ahead.   Continue reading "Prices Rise Only Slightly, Easing Fears About Inflation" ( Words)

Posted: February 24, 2005 1:45 PM | Permanent Link | News Source

February 23, 2005


Crude oil prices rose 5.8 percent to their highest level in nearly four months yesterday, jumping above $51 a barrel, on concerns that OPEC might curb supplies when it meets next month.   Continue reading "Oil Prices Rise Amid Concern Over Weather and Supplies" ( Words)

Posted: February 23, 2005 12:39 PM | Permanent Link | News Source


The Japanese electronics giant Toshiba said Tuesday that it had appointed Atsutoshi Nishida, a man credited with twice turning around its computer business, its new president.   Continue reading "Toshiba Names New President With a Record of Turnarounds" ( Words)

Posted: February 23, 2005 12:38 PM | Permanent Link | News Source


According to lawyers for the plaintiffs, the percentage of Johnson & Johnson senior executives who were African-American or Hispanic actually fell in the years before the lawsuit was filed.   Continue reading " Questions Arise of Possible Bias at Drug Maker" ( Words)

Posted: February 23, 2005 12:38 PM | Permanent Link | News Source


Winn-Dixie Stores, the grocery chain founded by William Davis in 1925 that long had a lock on the South, announced early Tuesday that it had filed for bankruptcy protection in an effort to address financial and operational challenges that had hampered its performance.   Continue reading "Winn-Dixie Files for Bankruptcy Protection" ( Words)

Posted: February 23, 2005 12:36 PM | Permanent Link | News Source


Crude oil prices rose nearly 6 percent today to their highest level in three months, jumping above $51 a barrel again, on concerns that OPEC might curb supplies, while cold weather in North America and Europe pushed up heating oil prices.   Continue reading "Oil Climbs Above $51 a Barrel on Concerns About Supplies" ( Words)

Posted: February 23, 2005 12:35 PM | Permanent Link | News Source


Novartis, the fourth-largest brand-name drug maker in Europe, announced today that it would acquire Hexal of Germany and its American affiliate, Eon Labs, for $8.4 billion in cash in a deal that would make it the world's largest company in the growing market for generic medicines.   Continue reading "Novartis to Become No. 1 Generic Drug Maker With $8.4 Billion Deal" ( Words)

Posted: February 23, 2005 12:35 PM | Permanent Link | News Source

February 21, 2005


Real estate agents have a better sense than others of the best price a home can command. But when they work for others, they don't have the financial incentive to pursue it.    Continue reading "Why a Real Estate Agent May Skip the Extra Mile" ( Words)

Posted: February 21, 2005 1:08 PM | Permanent Link | News Source


WHEN Alan Greenspan says he cannot explain why longer-term interest rates are so low, what's an investor to do? Take cover.   Continue reading "When Greenspan Is Stumped, Investors Should Play It Safe" ( Words)

Posted: February 21, 2005 1:04 PM | Permanent Link | News Source


WHAT do Brazil, Russia, India and China have in common? They have the greatest prospects for long-term economic growth among big emerging-market countries, in the view of many analysts, who are bullish about investing in them.   Continue reading "Four Strong Emerging Markets. But How to Play Them?" ( Words)

Posted: February 21, 2005 12:52 PM | Permanent Link | News Source


Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan yesterday said he sees a housing price bubble in "certain areas" and suspects prices are vulnerable to declines, but they will not collapse in any way that threatens the economy.    Continue reading "Fed Chief Sees Home Price Bubble" ( Words)

Posted: February 21, 2005 7:44 AM | Permanent Link | News Source

February 20, 2005


In recent months, 529 plans have been under severe scrutiny by a task force of the Securities and Exchange Commission, both houses of Congress and the National Association of Securities Dealers. Their shortcomings came to light recently as a result.   Continue reading "Flaws Showing in 529 Plans for College Savings" ( Words)

Posted: February 20, 2005 6:00 AM | Permanent Link | News Source


When it comes to money, men and women view it, spend it and invest it very differently.    Continue reading "Men and Women Spend and Save Differently" ( Words)

Posted: February 20, 2005 5:58 AM | Permanent Link | News Source










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