Innovation can still produce results even in a sluggish U.S. spine market, as seen with the ongoing growth at companies like K2M (KTWO) and Globus (GMED). In the case of K2M, the story is still about the company’s disruptive product development in degenerative and complex spine, supported by a strong platform in 3D-printed implants. With that, the shares have done okay since my last update....More>>>
More people each year choose to retire abroad to find a change of scenery, new experiences and a lower cost of living. Even if staying within a tight budget is your biggest retirement focus, safety is likely to be another top consideration.
To help you find the best of both worlds, below are 10 of the cheapest countries for retirement that scored well on the 2015 Global Peace Index, which....More>>>
Shares of one of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers plunged 54% Thursday after a government agency accused the company of failing its customers “at every stage” of the borrowing process.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is suing Ocwen (OCN) Financial Corporation and its subsidiaries, accusing the company of “years of widespread errors, shortcuts, and....More>>>
North Korea is attempting to lure Americans ashore.
Yesterday, the Hermit Kingdom launched a tourism website clearly designed to attract foreigners to its country. Ironically, the second language option on the site (after Korean) is English.
The tourism page was launched exactly one month after the death of American university student Otto Warmbier, who had been arrested in North....More>>>
This time of year, taxpayers are bombarded with advice about maximizing deductions to reduce tax bills. By now, most of us know that we can donate to charity, pay off medical expenses, and pre-pay our mortgage interest to boost deductions. But what if instead of focusing on increasing deductions, taxpayers checked out ways to reduce taxable income? In other words: what could....More>>>
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today as metal & mining stocks rallied sharply after President Donald J. Trump signed executive orders meant to increase spending on infrastructure.
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Freeport-McMoRangained 8.4% to $17.04 at 4:12 p.m. today, while the S&P 500 rose 0.7% to 2,280.07.
In a note released yesterday,....More>>>
The risk-off trade is back in high gear, according to Treasury yields. The downside momentum in the benchmark 10-year yield is particularly conspicuous, based on daily data through yesterday (Apr. 5) via Treasury.gov. One theory making the rounds: the slide in the 10-year yield to 1.73% on Tuesday a five-week low is the crowd’s way of pricing in expectations that the first estimate of US....More>>>
By Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Next Avenue Contributor
(Kotlikoff also contributes to Forbes. His posts can be found here.)
I just visited my mom. She’s 97. The trip over was short. She’s in an assisted living right across the street. Today was a bad day. She couldn’t hear the people at dinner, couldn’t hear the TV, her eyes hurt from reading…
Rumors about a possible merger between Potash Corp (NYSE:POT) and Agrium (NYSE:AGU) have sent shares of the companies up 13.4% and 7.9%, respectively. The global fertilizer industry is struggling with pricing as slowing demand, particularly from farmers in China and India, has led to a situation of excess potash capacity and weighed on the earnings of fertilizer producers. The merger would make....More>>>
By Doug Short
What is the single best indicator of the American Dream? Many would point to household income growth. The Census Bureau has now published some selected annual household income data in a new report: Income and Poverty in the United States: 2014. Last year, the median (middle) household income was $53,657 – a 0.13% year-over-year increase that shrinks to -1.48% when adjusted....More>>>