List/Grid Monthly Archives: December 2015

Microsoft to warn users targeted by foreign hackers

Microsoft to warn users targeted by foreign hackers

Microsoft MSFT, -1.28%   has become the latest big tech company to say it will warn users whose accounts may be the target of hackers from another country. Yahoo YHOO,… Read more »

How losing bowl teams turned out to be winners for college football

How losing bowl teams turned out to be winners for college football

To all of the college football purists who wept salty tears because some 5-7 teams made it to bowl games this year, we offer the following words of comfort: Welcome… Read more »

10 things: 10 investing mistakes not to make in 2016

10 things: 10 investing mistakes not to make in 2016

1. We have no idea what we’re doing… Over the last four decades, the 401(k) plan has replaced the pension as the main form of retirement plan. About 31% of… Read more »

Futures Movers: Oil futures struggle to end losing year on positive note

Futures Movers: Oil futures struggle to end losing year on positive note

Crude oil traded reversed early losses to trade modestly higher Thursday, attempting to end a bruising year on a positive note amid a supply glut that is likely to continue… Read more »

Take your Christmas tree to the curb before you burn down your house

Take your Christmas tree to the curb before you burn down your house

Once the excitement of Christmas morning is over, it’s easy to slip into relaxation mode. But don’t get too relaxed. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission released a video earlier… Read more »

Market Snapshot: S&P 500 yearly winning streak under threat in final session of 2015

Market Snapshot: S&P 500 yearly winning streak under threat in final session of 2015

Wall Street sold utility, tech and consumer-staples stocks Thursday, driving U.S. equities south in the final trading day of 2015 and threatening to end the S&P 500 index’s yearly winning… Read more »

Slide Show: 10 powerful women on being the boss

Slide Show: 10 powerful women on being the boss

Amy Poehler In her book, “Yes, Please,” Amy Poehler writes, “Let me take a minute to say that I love bossy women. Some people hate the word, and I understand… Read more »

Bond Report: Treasury yields fall as stock selloff, weak oil price boost safe-haven demand

Bond Report: Treasury yields fall as stock selloff, weak oil price boost safe-haven demand

Treasury yields headed lower again Thursday on their last trading day of the year, as oil prices remained under pressure and stocks fell, boosting demand for safe-haven assets. The bond… Read more »

Economic Report: Chicago PMI plummets to 42.9; lowest since 2009

Economic Report: Chicago PMI plummets to 42.9; lowest since 2009

Economic activity in the Midwest contracted at the fastest pace in more than six years in December, according to the Chicago Business Barometer, also known as the Chicago PMI. The… Read more »

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks limp lower in final trading day of 2015

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks limp lower in final trading day of 2015

U.S. stocks marched lower Thursday in the final trading day of 2015. A continued slump in crude-oil prices helped pressure stocks—a persistent theme for much of the year. Declines in… Read more »

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