Student Loan Rate Hike Averted in Highway Bill Compromise
A bipartisan agreement was reached late Wednesday on a federal highway bill that includes provisions to prevent student loan rates from doubling and makes adjustments to defined benefit funding requirements.
Top 10 Mobile Apps for Financial Advisors
Mobile apps can help advisors increase revenue and improve client support, says Financial Social Media President Amy McIlwain, who lists her top 10 favorite apps.
The Third Choice
Americans Elect is an organization that aims to provide an alternative to the Democratic and Republican candidates in this year’s presidential elections.
Blistering Criticism of JOBS Bill May Push Senate Changes
A House bill intended to benefit business startups and stimulate job creation has been so sharply criticized on its way to the Senate that opponents may prevail in strengthening consumer protections they say were trashed.
Gordon Gekko: Sorry, Greed Is Not Good
'I played Gordon Gekko, a greedy corporate executive who cheated to profit while innocent investors lost their savings,' Michael Douglas reminds viewers in the PSA as FBI goes after inside trading.
Rep. Bachus Targeted for Insider Trading in Ethics Probe
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Spencer Bachus is under investigation regarding allegations that he may have violated insider-trading laws.
How to Capitalize on the ‘January Effect’
Renewed optimism that drives resolutions to lose weight, stop smoking and save money also affects market performance, according to Stephen Ciccone, a professor of finance at the University of New Hampshire.
Pozen Slams Gingrich on Social Security, Income Taxes
AdvisorOne contributor Robert Pozen took to the pages of the Washington Post on Monday to critique Newt Gingrich’s plan for both Social Security and income taxes. Not surprisingly, the long-time Democrat, isn’t impressed.
Does Keynes Offer Solutions for Today?
Readers are invited to weigh in on the controversy over the validity of John Maynard Keynes’ economic theory–so poignant today because we are living in the worst economic times since the Great Depression, to which Keynesian economics was a response.
Fitch Downgrades 5 Big European Banks
Fitch's downgrades came in the face of the ongoing debt crisis in Europe, as well as problems facing the banking sector.