Wall Street is slowly coming to a grips with an economy that offers not breakout growth but more of the mediocrity that could keep rates on hold.» Read More
A tender moment between Bill and Melinda Gates insde the Congress Centre at the World Economic Forum this week.
Can anyone explain why it makes any sense at all to blame the weather for the job creation falling so far short of expectations?
Charlie don't surf—and he don't tell the truth about his FX trades at Mellon either.
At least not according to allegations from a whistleblower group.
With the nation's deficit continuing to balloon, the knife is out to slash budgets. One of the items on the chopping block is the defense budget.
The worry over cuts has been hanging over the industry for sometime. I recently had the change to talk to Paul Cofoni, the President and CEO of Defense Information Technology Contractor CACI about the outlook for the sector.
Consider it the Fed’s chicken-or-the-egg dilemma: Do rising stocks drive down unemployment or does lower unemployment drive up stocks?
One view of the relationship between the two suggests that it is the former and not the latter, hence the continuation of the central bank’s easy-money policies.
The delay in the awarding of bonuses at UBS has many in the New York offices of the Swiss banking giant considering whether it is time to move to a rival firm.
Yesterday CNBC's David Faber broke the news that UBS was delaying the announcement of bonuses because top managers were unhappy with the size of the bonus pool. They felt that the pool was too small to allow them to fairly compensate their teams. Some feared they could lose their best people if they awarded bonuses smaller than what other Wall Street firms were handing out.
Do you have the nerve for a major contrarian play in the equity markets: How about buying stocks with exposure to Egyptian instability when everyone else is scrambling for the exits?
That seems to be the logic—at least in part—behind Morgan Stanley's upgrade of Apache.
Will the wallet soon be a thing of the past? At the rate mobile banking apps are being adopted, who knows.
Intuit announced Thursday its latest initiative, GoPayment, will be one of other first mobile payment apps available on the Android. Already available on the iPhone, the app offers flexibility for businesses to get paid right on the spot with the credit card swiping technology in the phone.
This credit card processing solution is the latest leap in the credit card smart phone process. I decided to ask, Omar Green, Director of Strategic Mobile Initiatives at Intuit about the future of this mobile monetary exchange and Brett King, author of Bank 2.0 on what this means for the banking industry.
Labor number schizophrenia : Economy adds only 36,000 — but unemployment rate falls to 9%.
Egypt Braces for Massive Protests [Wall Street Journal]
Egyptians want Mubarak out —today [Financial Times]
Ally Financial picks the usual suspects to take it public: Cit, Goldman, JPMorgan, and Morgan Stanley.[CNBC via Reuters]
"The Worst Cell Phone on Earth" [Slate | Hat Tip: Felix Salmon]
Egypt Not Iran '79—should that reassure us? [Bloomberg]
ADP is terrible at predicting payroll numbers [Barry Ritholtz]
Work for Meredith Whitney now! [DealBreaker]
Early Superbowl Commercial Preview? [NY Times]
Miami and Palm Beach have courted hedge funds to ditch the Northeast for warmer climes, but is it working?
Wall Street chieftains, huge investment firms and top bank regulators are warning that the world's bond markets are in danger of breaking down. The NYT reports.
The 25 managers on the list made $11.62 billion, which was only a bit more than half of what last year's group pulled in.