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  • Oil Prices Fall

    Oil Prices Fall Again, Taking U.S. Shares Along For The Drop

    Global markets bounced back slightly after sharp drops last week, but still-falling oil prices kept investors uncertain about the future. Benchmark Brent crude fell $1.85 to $30.34 a barrel, a 5.75 percent drop from Friday’s close. It had fallen to a 12-year low last week, hitting $27.10 on Wednesday before recovering on Thursday and Friday. […]

  • World Markets lose 8 trillion dollars in first three weeks of January

    World stock markets have lost $8 trillion in January

    World stock market losses are closing in on $8 trillion and investors are pouring their money into government bond funds, suggesting they fear the global economy could tip into recession, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said on Friday. Analysts at Bank of America say a potential recession in the coming year has risen by 20% […]

  • Dow Jones down 1079 points

    The Dow lost 1,079 points during the first trading week of 2016

    The Dow lost 1,079 points this week, or over 6% of its overall value. Investors have gone bearish as fears about China and crashing oil prices dealt Wall Street a painful blow. It was the worst five-day start to a year on record according to Dow Jones. Even during an excellent US jobs report and […]

  • China Stocks Down

    China Stocks Down Again In Wild Day Of Trading

    The Shanghai Composite was down again in Wednesday trading, closing 1.3 percent lower after a day of ups and downs. That mirrored Tuesday’s yo-yo in markets worldwide as global fears continued to take their toll on investors. American markets were all down, with the Dow opening higher but falling 205 points at the close after […]

  • China Stock Market Crash

    China’s Stock Market Crash: Why It Happened And What’s Next

    Amid all the stories detailing Greece’s slow-motion collapse, you may have caught a stray headline or two about another financial meltdown, this time in China. The two crises are, in some ways, mirror images of each other. While its financial system is tied to the rest of Europe through a common currency (the euro), Greek’s […]

  • The Economic Impact of Natural Disasters

    Due to rising population, climate change, and environmental degradation, natural disasters are increasing in frequency. They are also becoming costlier and deadlier, according to Swiss Re, a reinsurance company. In 2009, natural disasters cost insurers about $110 billion. In 2010, the cost was double that, at $218 billion. According to the World Bank, there are […]

  • Dollar General Could Be Largest IPO This Year

    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), registered yesterday to take discount retailer Dollar General Corp. to Wall Street. The company plans to sell up to $750 million in stock through an initial public offering. If they get close to that figure, it’ll be the biggest IPO so far in 2009. The Goodlettsville, Tenn., chain, a […]