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The 30-year Treasury bond yield plunges to an all-time low

August 14, 2019

The yield for the longest-dated Treasury bond fell to its lowest level in history. Investors said the $22 trillion U.S. government debt market hit this key milestone on a combination of factors including the growing world of negative-yielding government bonds, […]


Colleges Are Cutting Tuition, but You May Not Pay Less

August 9, 2019

Sunshine Anderson was at Mills College’s annual welcoming ceremony in 2017 when the liberal arts college revealed its big news: It was slashing its tuition by more than a third. Elated, the history major, who is now a senior, immediately […]


Gauge of US manufacturing hits lowest since September 2009, raising concerns about the economy

August 1, 2019

Via: CNBC

The IHS Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index fell to 50.4 in July, down from 50.6 in June, driven by a weaker demand. The firm also noted managers’ signaled slower hiring. A gauge of employment within the report fell to the […]


Energy, Industries

Trump’s Oil Sanctions Leave Russian Exporters $1 Billion Richer

August 16, 2019

Via: Fortune

U.S. President Donald Trump’s sanctions against Iran and Venezuela have inadvertently increased demand for a Russian brand of crude oil, boosting revenues for the nation’s exporters. Russian oil companies received at least $905 million in additional revenues between November and […]


Finance Tech, Liquidity

Treasury yields take breather from week-long slide

August 16, 2019

Via: Market Watch

U.S. Treasury yields edged up Friday as the bond-market followed a bounce in equities that are still on track to record weekly losses. What are Treasurys doing? The 10-year Treasury note yield TMUBMUSD10Y, +0.38% rose 2.9 basis points to 1.556%, […]


Security

Capital One hack may have been bigger than thought

August 15, 2019

Via: TechRadar

The hacker behind the Capital One data breach may have also been responsible for attacks on multiple other companies, law forces have said. Paige Thompson may have stolen data from more than 30 other organisations, according to US officials investigating […]


Capital, Finance Tech

4 Fast-Growing Companies for Investors Hunting for Bargains

August 15, 2019

Via: Fortune

Fears of a domestic slowdown and the escalation of the U.S.-China trade war created plenty of headaches for shareholders this summer. But even after dramatic market swoons in May and August, investors still seem willing to pay top dollar for […]