Description: Sen. Elizabeth Warren explains why financial regulators — including ones in her own party — need to get tougher with the U.S. banking system and says she has ‘a lot of tools in the toolbox’ to passing legislation. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Apr 24, 2014 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2014/04/25/elizabeth-warren-bank-regulators-finance-reform-congress-consumer-protection-financial-bureau.cnnmoney/index.html Questions for Discussions: Do you… Read more »
Monthly Archives: April 2014
Description: Chief Economic Adviser at Allianz Mohamed El-Erian says without a political solution in Ukraine, sanctions could lead to increased energy prices and a global recession. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: April 24, 2014 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/investing/2014/04/25/investing-russia-ukraine-economic-sanctions-global-markets-recession-risk.cnnmoney/index.html Questions for Discussions: Summarize Mohamed El-Erian’s concerns for the global economy. Do you agree with his analysis? How… Read more »
Description: The cold weather may have hurt Starbucks rival Dunkin’ Donuts. But Starbucks had a strong quarter and is optimistic about the rest of 2014. And there’s talk it may want to buy a stake in SodaStream. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Apr 25, 2014 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/investing/2014/04/25/investing-the-buzz-starbucks-coffee-dunkin-donuts.cnnmoney/index.html Questions for Discussions: Summarize the financial situation… Read more »
Description: After 19 seasons in the NBA, O’Neal retired in 2011. He was one of the most dominant big men in the history of the game, a 7-foot-1, 325-pound behemoth with quick feet and explosive power. He won four championships and a Most Valuable Player award, played in 15 All-Star games, scored 28,596 points, and… Read more »
Description: Thomas Piketty turned 18 in 1989, when the Berlin Wall fell, so he was spared the tortured, decades-long French intellectual debate about the virtues and vices of communism. Even more telling, he remembers, was a trip he took with a close friend to Romania in early 1990, after the collapse of the Soviet empire…. Read more »
Description: Financial planners say that you should put your money in the market to save for the future—but many people would rather keep it under their mattress. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Apr 17, 2014 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/pf/2014/04/17/pf-money-in-the-market-or-under-the-mattress.moneymag/index.html Questions for Discussions: Why do you suppose some people are not interested in investing in the stock… Read more »
Description: S&P Capital IQ ‘s Scott Kessler discusses the outlook for tech stocks with Julie Hyman on Bloomberg Television’s “Bottom Line.” (Source: Bloomberg) Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: April 11, 2014 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/video/is-now-a-good-time-to-get-into-tech-stocks-5_ASoiGJSEKEF6Zaa6meIA.html Questions for Discussions: What does Scott Kessler have to say about tech stocks? Do you agree with his assessments?
Description: Google said yesterday that revenue, excluding sales passed on to partners, was $12.2 billion in the first quarter. Julie Hyman reports on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg) Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Apr 17, 2014 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/video/google-earnings-show-struggle-with-shift-to-mobile-JbaMuBzyQmiMHIH8ceg2xQ.html Questions for Discussions: Summarize the financial information presented and the reasons provided. Do believe this… Read more »
Description: According to Gallup, Americans think real estate is the best long-term investment. Unfortunately, they’re wrong. Source: Fortune.com Date: Apr 18, 2014 Link: http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2014/04/18/real-estate-investment/ Questions for Discussions: Summarize the survey results presented. Explain them.
Description: Wal-Mart has a new way for consumers to send money across the U.S., with simple fees the retailer says cost as little as half as much as “similar offerings on the market.” Ironically, though, one of the other products it undercuts is also offered by Wal-Mart. Let me explain. Source: Businessweek.com Date: Apr 17, 2014… Read more »