List/Grid Monthly Archives: March 2017

Currencies: Dollar extends rally as confidence in Fed rate hike holds; pound remains weak

Currencies: Dollar extends rally as confidence in Fed rate hike holds; pound remains weak

The dollar gained Wednesday, underpinned by expectations the employment report at the end of the week will further bolster expectations for a buck-boosting Federal Reserve interest-rate increase on March 15…. Read more »

What the House Republican bill gets wrong about the health insurance market

What the House Republican bill gets wrong about the health insurance market

House Republicans are betting that their way of getting people to buy health insurance will be more popular than the Affordable Care Act’s method. But experts have long said that… Read more »

Why the end of the earnings recession doesn’t guarantee stock market gains

Why the end of the earnings recession doesn’t guarantee stock market gains

The corporate earnings recession is officially over, but Wall Street’s celebration may be a bit premature. Although earnings are better than a year ago, they are likely not strong enough… Read more »

What we can learn from Chrissy Teigen’s battle with postpartum depression

What we can learn from Chrissy Teigen’s battle with postpartum depression

Chrissy Teigen announced in an Instagram post and accompanying essay in Glamour magazine Monday that she has something that nearly 10% of women has also experienced: postpartum depression. The condition,… Read more »

Regular sex (at home) leads to happier and more productive employees

Regular sex (at home) leads to happier and more productive employees

There’s one more reason to leave work on time. Maintaining a healthy sex life at home boosts employees’ job satisfaction and engagement at work, an Oregon State University study published… Read more »

Asia Markets: Asian stocks steady as investors keep wary eye on Wall Street

Asia Markets: Asian stocks steady as investors keep wary eye on Wall Street

Asian equities held broadly held steady on Wednesday, mirroring a lack of risk appetite in the U.S. overnight, as global markets continued to drift. Markets have been stuck in range-bound… Read more »

Key Words: Zuckerberg asks Gates for advice on Harvard address — the result is cringe-worthy

Key Words: Zuckerberg asks Gates for advice on Harvard address — the result is cringe-worthy

Mark Zuckerberg, on Harvard grounds back in November 2011 With a net worth of nearly $150 billion between them, one would think Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates could afford a… Read more »

Currencies: Dollar extends rally as confidence for Fed rate hike holds; pound remains weak

Currencies: Dollar extends rally as confidence for Fed rate hike holds; pound remains weak

The dollar gained again Wednesday, underpinned by expectations the late-week employment report will further bolster expectations for a buck-boosting Federal Reserve interest-rate increase on March 15. The ICE Dollar Index… Read more »

Encore: Households know how prepared they are for retirement

Encore: Households know how prepared they are for retirement

In a recent study we used the National Retirement Risk Index (NRRI), which mea¬sures the percentage of working-age households who are “at risk” of being financially unprepared for retirement, to… Read more »

Need to Know: Why spring means a slump for stocks — but only a petite plunge

Need to Know: Why spring means a slump for stocks — but only a petite plunge

It’s already almost mid-March, when a U.S. rate hike and European elections — those longtime wallflowers — look set to blossom into actual market-moving events. We’ve also got the jobs… Read more »

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