Swipe these credit card deals while they last

Posted by Forexsq 4 days ago (http://www.marketwatch.com)
img Credit card balance transfer offers and rewards programs are now better than they’ve been in years, but now may be the time to sign on, experts say, as some of these deals may not last.

Why Putin Isn’t Scared by $115 Billion of Debt: Russia Credit

img Russian companies, facing $115 billion of debt due over the next 12 months, will have the funds even as bond markets shut because of the Ukraine crisis, according to Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings.

Firms will have about $100 billion in cash and earnings at their disposal during the next 18 months, Moody’s said in an analysis of 47 businesses April 11. Almost all 55 companies exami

U.S. jobless claims hover near pre-recession levels

Posted by Forexsq 5 days ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img New applications for unemployment benefits held near their pre-recession levels last week, offering further evidence of the economy's underlying strength.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits ticked up 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000 for the week ended April 12, the Labor Department said on Thursday. They stayed close to a 6-1/2 year low touched the prior week.

Economists p

U.S. housing starts rise less than expected | Top Forex Brokers

Posted by Forexsq 6 days ago (http://www.topforexbrokers.com)
img U.S. housing starts rose less than expected in March and building permits fell, pointing to underlying weakness in the housing market that could persist despite better weather. The Commerce Department... moreShare it now!

Bank of America: Here’s what investors can expect

Posted by Forexsq 6 days ago (http://www.marketwatch.com)
img Bank of America Corp. BAC -2.69% will release its first-quarter earnings on Wednesday at 7 a.m. Eastern. This is what investors can expect:

Earnings: The nation’s second-largest bank by assets is expected to report first-quarter earnings of 5 cents a share, or 27 cents a share in adjusted earnings, compared with 20 cents a share in the year-ago period, according to analysts surveyed by FactSe

Legal costs hit Bank of America's bottom line

Posted by Forexsq 6 days ago (http://money.cnn.com)
img Bank of America reported a quarterly loss Wednesday as legal costs hit the bank's bottom line.

It's another reminder that the tentacles of the financial crisis are still squeezing both Main Street and Wall Street.

Consumer Price Index March 2014

Posted by Forexsq 7 days ago (http://www.bls.gov)
img The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
0.2 percent in March on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months,
the all items index increased 1.5 percent before seasonal adjustment.

Increases in the shelter and food indexes accounted for most of the
seasonally adjusted all items increase. The food ind

Ukraine hikes rates in bid to defend economy

Posted by Forexsq 7 days ago (http://money.cnn.com)
img Ukraine's central bank has hiked its benchmark lending rate for the first time in eight months amid an escalating confrontation with pro-Russian activists.

The central bank raised the discount rate from 6.5% to 9.5% late Monday, a move that should help support the country's floundering currency and curb inflation.

This is the easiest way to pay less in taxes

Posted by Forexsq 7 days ago (http://www.marketwatch.com)
img Do you think discussions of 401(k) investing are boring? Maybe it’s time to think again.

With pensions a rarity these days, even for government workers, you need to do whatever you can to maximize contributions to a 401(k), or similar, tax-deferred retirement plan. If you’re self-employed, an individual retirement account, or IRA, is the way to go, and there are different types to consider, de

Citigroup profit rises on smaller loss from troubled assets

Posted by Forexsq 8 days ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img Citigroup Inc's quarterly net profit rose 4 percent as a smaller loss on its troubled assets made up for a drop in revenue and profit from its core trading and lending businesses.

First-quarter adjusted net income rose to $4.15 billion, or $1.30 per share, from $4.00 billion, or $1.29 per share a year earlier, the third-largest U.S. bank said on Monday.

Total net income under Generally Acce

Investors dip a toe back in emerging markets

Posted by Forexsq 8 days ago (http://money.cnn.com)
img Despite ongoing concerns about the Russia-Ukraine standoff and a Chinese slowdown, investors are dabbling in emerging markets once again.

Nearly $2.5 billion flowed into mutual funds and exchange-traded funds that invest in emerging market stocks during the week that ended April 2, according to data from EPFR Global.

China's NDRC says to ease restrictions on overseas investments

Posted by Forexsq 11 days ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img China will ease restrictions on overseas investments and scrap the need for approval for deals below $1 billion starting from May, China's economic planner said in a statement.

Investments below $1 billion will need only to be registered from May 8, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China's top economic planner, said in new rules published on its website late on Thursday.

Jobless claims near seven-year low; import prices above forecasts | Top Forex Brokers

Posted by Forexsq 12 days ago (http://www.topforexbrokers.com)
img The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to the lowest level in almost seven years, which could bolster views of an acceleration in... moreShare it now!

Toyota recalls more than 6 million vehicles

Posted by Forexsq 13 days ago (http://money.cnn.com)
img Toyota announced five recalls on Wednesday, affecting a total of 6.39 million vehicles globally.

The recalls cover 27 Toyota (TM) models -- including Camry, Corolla, Matrix and Highlander -- the Pontiac Vibe and the Subaru Trezia. Some of the vehicles were made as early as 2004.

Toyota plans to inspect and, if necessary, replace parts including seat rails, steering column brackets, engine s

America’s Fiscal Health Affirmed as Treasuries Demand Rises

Posted by Forexsq 15 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img America’s improving fiscal health is starting to be reflected in the market for Treasuries.

As the Federal Reserve scales back its unprecedented bond buying this year, the ability of the world’s largest debtor nation to attract investors underscores the strides the U.S. has made to strengthen its creditworthiness after the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. With the budget defi

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