Best & Worst States for Fiscal Health
The Mercatus Center ranked the states using four measures of short- and long-term financial health.
Producer Prices Rose in 2013 by Least in Five Years
Wholesale prices in the U.S. climbed in December for the first time in three months to cap the smallest annual increase in five years, showing companies face little pressure to charge more.
AIG Seeks to Add 600 Advisors in Annuities Push
AIG plans to add 600 advisors in a push to increase sales of retirement products as some rivals retreat from annuities.
Payrolls Rise Less Than Forecast; Jobless Rate Drops to 6.7%
December job growth likely muted by weather as unemployment rate falls to lowest since October 2008.
Disappointing Jobs Report Fuels Rally in Treasuries, Gold
Treasuries rallied with gold and the dollar retreated after U.S. payrolls rose less than forecast in December, easing concern stimulus cuts would accelerate.
Yellen Confirmed by Senate to Become Fed Chairman
Yellen, who will replace Bernanke after Jan. 31, will be the first woman to head the central bank in its 100-year history.
3 Cutting-Edge Ways to Get Clients
Vestorly CEO Justin Wisz and two other tech entrepreneurs shared how their firms’ approaches can take advisors further than LinkedIn or Facebook.
France’s Latest Downgrade: Cause for Worry or False Alarm?
Standard & Poor’s hit France’s credit rating for a second time, causing investor concern.
Want to Effect Change in Washington? Write Your Congressman
Former Sen. Olympia Snowe presented a practical, and effective, way to fix government dysfunction in Washington. Let your representatives know how you feel.
Vanguard Moves to Merge Funds, Lower Costs
Vanguard announced it will expand access to its ultralow-cost Admiral share class and streamline its fund lineup.