Sanctions on Russia Hit Finland’s Economy
Reduced tourism and spending add to Finland’s woes as S&P cuts its rating.
QE Impact on Europe, Japan and U.S. Differ Greatly
The targets abroad are European unemployment and Japanese deflation.
With Oil Prices Down and Demand Slowing, Are Energy Stocks a Good Play?
BlackRock's Russ Koesterich makes the case that energy company stocks remain attractive and deserve a place in the portfolio.
7 Ways to Boost Pension Systems: EY
Among the recommendations: appointing a "chief simplicity officer" for pension plans to make them more understandable to consumers.
Senators Debate Social Security Fixes
Agreement on the scope of the problem; disagreements on what changes should be made to keep Social Security solvent.
What’s Your State’s Dividend Income Tax?
Some states collect no extra tax on top of the federal dividend income tax, while some add an additional levy as high as 13.3%.
A Good Time to Dig Into Gold Miners?
Gold expert Simona Gambarini lays out the case that could support the sector, which is outperforming the S&P by a wide margin in 2014.
Get Ready for a World Economy Led by China
Do not underestimate the implications of China’s growth.
Taxing Matters for the New Year
Two lawmakers struck a two-year budget deal in mid-December, just days shy of the budget conference committee’s Dec. 13 deadline to find a way to keep the government running beyond the expiration of the current continuing resolution (CR) on Jan. 15.
Move Over, Saudi Arabia, and Let North Dakota Take Over
A buyer’s market in oil is in the making and will bring about disruptive market change that should benefit American manufacturers and consumers and prove challenging for Middle Eastern producers and European refiners.