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U.S. Sees Decline in Productivity

The U.S. economy has taken a beating in recent weeks as fear boiled over about a potential default and the nation's credit rating was ultimately downgraded over the affair. Recent figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, however, highlight a more internal concern: slumping productivity. The U.S. continues to boast the preeminent global economy, […]

8 IPOs Canceled With Market in Flux

Initial public offerings are a difficult prospect under the best of the times, but companies looking to go public right now are hardly facing the best of times. The Associated Press reports that the substantial hit taken by the market in the past week has forced eight companies to cancel their IPOs. So far this […]

Groupon Drops Unorthodox Accounting Metric

Forbes reports that daily deals website Groupon has stripped a controversial income measure from its initial public offering reports. Known as adjusted consolidated segment operating income, the measure represents the company’s profits when excluding costs for certain kinds of advertisements and growth expenses. The number appeals to the company because so far Groupon has yet […]

Investors Urged Not to Panic Despite Drops in Stock Prices

The U.S. economy has experienced numerous troubles throughout the summer – the debt ceiling crisis, downgrading of the federal credit and falling stock prices. Despite this, various experts in economics are saying that investors should not believe the troubles will be a long-term trend, according to the Washington Post. The news source reports that panic […]

Rough Market Bad News for Tech IPOs

So far this year, the IPO market has been dominated by a new set of technology companies. That could change in the wake of the recent market volatility, according to USA Today. The recent downgrade of the U.S. debt rating threw global markets into a panic at the start of the week, continuing the long, […]

U.S. Stock Prices Continue to Fall

All of the groups in the Standard and Poor’s (S&P) 500 index were subject to drops of at least two percent on August 10. Several major U.S. stocks experienced drops of over nine percent, including Bank of America, Citigroup Inc. and Walt Disney Company, and the overall S&P 500 index dropped by a total of […]

S&P Drop Causes Panic Among Various Financial Advisers and Clients

Coming swiftly on the heels of the August 5 downgrade of the U.S. credit rating – from AAA to the less-than-perfect AA+ – by influential ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P), the firm’s S&P 500 futures index reported a drop of six percent on Monday, August 8. This has brought considerable additional consternation to some […]

Employees Using 401(k) Funds for Personal Expenses

401(k) accounts are one of the more prevalent retirement savings accounts in the U.S. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, a considerable amount of Americans are withdrawing some of the money saved in their 401(k)s for various expenses. Borrowing from these accounts may lead to damaging consequences, even when using the money for reasonable purposes […]

Chinese Video Company Offers IPO, But Investors Skeptical

Tudou, the second largest internet video company in China, has filed for an initial public offering that will occur some time during the coming months, according to Bloomberg. China, as the globe’s most populous country, is also the largest internet market in the world, making Tudou a potentially very profitable enterprise. Already the company reports […]

Cloud Computing an Uncertain Investment

The Los Angeles Times reports that many investors are uncertain about the prospects of cloud computing. New technologies have always been one of the key areas for investing, and cloud computing has emerged as one of the most important technological trends. Last year the industry took in around $41 billion, but over the current decade […]