Brian Beers is an Emmy Award-nominated senior producer with the digital editorial team at CNBC covering business news, the financial markets, investing and the economy. He has a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University where he majored in Finance.
Whether the economy is in a boom or a bust, the so-called "sin stocks" are supposed to be business as usual either way. In reality though, many of the stocks trading in the gambling, drinking and adult entertainment sectors have proven to be extremely volatile of late.
"Nothing good can come from the Federal Reserve," writes Texas Congressman Ron Paul in his latest book hitting shelves this week, titled "End the Fed." Paul makes the case that the Fed is the main culprit responsible for the current economic mess the country faces through the destructive policies of cheap credit and excessive money printing.
With governments scrambling, global health organizations offering dire warnings, flu masks flying off the shelves and the news media running around-the-clock coverage of the imminent swine flu ‘pandemic’, is the hype more out of control than the virus itself?
We've filtered through the data on the 75 largest metropolitan areas, to find those that are being hit the hardest by rental vacancies. Is your metro area on the list?
As the markets listened in on Treasury Secretary Geithner's plan to restore financial stability, one thing became increasingly clear. This time around, the Treasury was committed to "increase transparency and accountability to protect taxpayers." If their website is an indication, so far "transparency" is far from here.