Nikkei extends losses to close down 2.3% – CNBC

Monkeys threw a wrench into Asian markets in the Lunar New Year’s first week of trading, with sharp sell-offs in Japan, Singapore, and Down Under on Wednesday. In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 lost 56.37 points, or 1.17 percent, to close at 4,775.70, extending Tuesday’s 2.88 percent drop. The market was weighed by the energy, materials […]

Asia McClain Speaks Out About ‘Serial”s Adnan Syed – ABC News

His story has been heard by millions since the 2014 launch of investigative podcast, “Serial,” turning listeners into armchair detectives. Adnan Syed was convicted in the 1999 murder of his high school ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, who was found strangled in a Baltimore park. At age 17, Syed was arrested and later sentenced to life […]

These investors aren’t losing their cool amid rout – CNBC

Amid a global market rout, investors in Asia appear to have stronger nerves than their counterparts around the world, with indications they’re adding to their emerging markets holdings. The Institute of International Finance (IIF) said Asia-based investors were actually net buyers of emerging market (EM) securities funds, investing about $3.85 billion since the start of […]

Episode 466: DIY Finance – NPR

Episode 466: DIY Finance – NPR

i Harlem funeral directors Tamara Bullock and Patricia Hamilton are going to spend their next savings-club payout on a sky-diving trip (unless Bullock can get out of it). Marianne McCune/NPR hide caption toggle caption Marianne McCune/NPR Harlem funeral directors Tamara Bullock and Patricia Hamilton are going to spend their next savings-club payout on a sky-diving […]

Sanders Raises Millions by Bashing Campaign-Finance System – TIME

Sanders Raises Millions by Bashing Campaign-Finance System – TIME

More When Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders took the stage in New Hampshire on Tuesday night to deliver his victory speech, he asked for campaign contributions in his own way: a cheeky taunt paired with a brazen ask. “I am going to New York City tonight. But I am not going to New York City to […]

The simple rule at the heart of finance is being broken – Quartz

The simple rule at the heart of finance is being broken – Quartz

If you lend somebody money, they have to pay you back with interest. This is the basic premise of all finance, from street corner loan sharks to Wall Street loan sharks. Bonds are sort of like loans—except you can trade them. Normally, if you buy a bond, the issuing government or corporation agrees to pay […]

Stocks on edge as traders eye Yellen comments – Yahoo Finance

It was all eyes on Janet Yellen today as she spoke for the first time following December’s rate hike. Did the market buy what the Fed chief was selling? The Final Round begins at 4 p.m. ET, and Yahoo Finance editor-in-chief Andy Serwer breaks down all the market action. Twitter, Cisco after hours Big reports […]

Captivating Finance – Motley Fool

If you’ve ever bought a car, especially a new one, you’re familiar with captive finance — financing available from the company you’re buying from. On this week’s Industry Focus: Financials, Gaby Lapera and special guest Tyler Crowe lay down the basics of how and why companies have captive finance. Also, what a SIFI designation means […]

Captain America Deemed Offensive? : snopes.com – snopes.com

Captain America Deemed Offensive? : snopes.com – snopes.com

Claim: A high student was forced to leave school because an assistant principal found his Captain America costume to be “offensive.” Mostly False WHAT’S TRUE: Rondout Valley High School student Steven Snyder’s Captain America costume caught the eye of school administrators due to its inclusion of a prohibited ammunition belt. WHAT’S FALSE: The school deemed […]