Oct 15, 2014
The Ebola virus has jumped continents, spreading from West Africa to the developed West. Now nurses who treated the patients in Spain and the U.S. are among the victims.
Oct 8, 2014
Every week we seem to hear about another well-known brand losing private customer data to mysterious hackers. The latest headlines informed us that intruders had captured information on 76 million U.S. households from JPMorgan Chase (JPM).
Oct 1, 2014
Some 10 million Apple fans, including this writer, queued up last month to buy Apple's (AAPL) new iPhone 6. It was a peaceful, festive occasion, marred only by a few cash-wielding Chinese phone smugglers.
Sep 24, 2014
September is shaping up as a tough month for commodity bulls. Spot gold prices have dropped almost 6 percent since Labor Day weekend. The yellow metal touched an eight-month low last Friday.
Sep 17, 2014
The United States has the world's most vibrant financial markets because of our fair disclosure and rule of law. Yes, public companies always try to put their best foot forward, but you can usually discern the full story from their independent audits and SEC filings.
Sep 10, 2014
If you watched one of the major broadcast TV networks last night, I'll give 50 percent odds that you are age 54 or older. That's the median age of people who tune in to network shows, according to research published in the Washington Post.
Sep 3, 2014
Vladimir Putin may have just handed American bankers their next bailout opportunity. Alleged Russian hack attacks on JPMorgan Chase (JPM) are giving bankers the excuse they need to demand yet more of your tax dollars.
Aug 27, 2014
Investors obsess over the stock market. Will it go up or down? When is the next crash coming?