CBS Hears the Call of the REIT: It’s Not the Taxes, It’s the Yield
Coverage of CBS' spinoff of its outdoor advertising segment as a REIT has made much of the fact that REITs pay no corporate income taxes. But a NAREIT spokesman says the real story is not taxes but the ongoing search for yield in a low-rate environment.
Peter Schiff Slams CBS Blogger Over Recent Gold Post
Peter Schiff came out swinging in an escalating war of words with CBS MoneyWatch blogger Larry Swedroe about the role gold should play in an investment portfolio.
Stock Picking Goes Social as Stockr, aSpark Debut
Compliance issues be damned: tech entrepreneurs are moving full speed ahead into the finance space with social networking and mobile apps.
Business of Sports: 7 Big Sponsorships by Prudential
An obvious key advertising arena is sports, and Prudential is a big player. Fans would have a hard time not associating a “piece of the rock” with their favorite teams, from the Yankees to the Devils to the Red Bulls.
The STOCK Act’s Lameness
"Send me a bill that bans insider trading by members of Congress and I will sign it tomorrow,” President Obama proclaimed in his State of the Union on Jan. 24, 2012.
Top 10 Favorite Super Bowl Numbers
Behind the Super Bowl are myriad facts that help tell the story of the game, from the teams that play to the food scarfed down by fans to the value of the trophy that every team covets.
Business of Sports: 6 Big Sponsorships by New York Life
New York Life invests heavily in sponsoring the games we love to watch and sees benefits beyond just name recognition.
Wanna Beat the Market by 6.6%? Join Congress
A new study published this year finds a 6.6% annual market-beating advantage for members of the House between 1985 and 2001. Rep. Nancy Pelosi scored a 203% multimillion-dollar return on an IPO at a time when ordinary investors lost 15%...
Bloomberg to Meredith Whitney: Where Are the Defaults?
The predictin’ business ain’t easy. Star analyst Meredith Whitney made the bold call eight months ago that a record number of municipal defaults would occur, as state and locals governments struggled to shore up their balance sheets.
House Republican Leader Boehner Would Vote for Obama's Tax Cut
House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio said on Sunday, September 12, that he was open to voting for President Barack Obama's plan to maintain the lower tax rates for couples earning less than $250,000, but letting them expire for those earning more.