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Selling pet rats during the London Plague: How to market a discount brokerage after the Wall Street messMoney & CompanyIn my Tuesday advertising column, I ran a critical comb through the hair of ING Direct USA ShareBuilder's new ad. ShareBuilder targets young buy-and-hold investors, primarily by letting clients buy fractional shares and by allowing them to transfer...
Fred Joseph Junk-bond market co-creator Fred Joseph, 72, who as chief executive of investment bank Drexel Burnham Lambert helped create the modern junk-bond market in the 1980s before the firm's collapse, died Fridayin New York of multiple myeloma, said...
Money & CompanyItâs about to get steamy in the Imperial Valley. The Hudson Ranch I geothermal power facility is on track to start operations in 2012, after landing a major investor and starting construction. EnergySource, a renewable-energy development company based...
Money & CompanyCrisis over, or just on hold? Yields on Greek, Portuguese and Spanish government bonds tumbled Wednesday for a second straight session, as investors and traders bet that richer European governments would come through with an aid package to back up......
New money is about to flow into an area of the real estate market that has been hardest squeezed by the credit crisis: mortgages too large to be purchased or backed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac or the Federal Housing Administration. Though the so-called...
FRESNO Cinco de Mayo Festival When, where: May 1 to 3, Fulton Mall. Highlights: Live mariachi performances, traditional Mexican folklore dances, crafts, food and a beer garden. Almost 100,000 people attend. Cost: Free Info: (559) 490-9966, www....
Tags: Children, Festive Events, Adults, Blues (genre), Education
SAN DIEGO Fiesta Cinco de Mayo When, where: May 2 and 3, Old Town State Historic Park. Highlights: Commemorate the Battle of Puebla with a weekend of music, food, displays and reenactments. Cost: Free. Info: (619) 233-5008, www.fiestacincodemayo.com...
Tags: Joe Cocker, Ziggy Marley, Children, Shmuley Boteach, Chris Isaak
Times Staff WriterAfter hearing about a suicide bombing, my interpreter and I often went to Yarmouk Hospital, which has one of the largest refrigerated morgues in the city. That is where I first met Abu Imad. He was always in the back near the freezer, wheeling the...
Times Staff WritersNEW YORK — Investigators for New York Atty. Gen. Eliot Spitzer are conducting a wide-ranging probe of public and private retirement plans, a spokesman said Tuesday, and are expected to reach a legal settlement soon with the state's teachers union...
Times Staff WriterSecond-grade teacher Crystal Mendez was in the staff lunchroom at 42nd Street Elementary in the Crenshaw district when an investment broker introduced herself and started talking up a retirement plan. Mendez, fresh out of college, thought she could trust...
Money Fund - ShortMoney funds with assets of $500 million or more that are available to individual investors. For period ended May 14, 2013. 7-Day 7-Day Assets Average Average Compound Fund ($Mil) Maturity Yield(%) Yield(%) AZL Money Market Fund 822.5 55 0.00 0.00 Amer...
The Manila Times, PhilippinesThe Philippine economy as measured by gross domestic product may grow close to 6 percent in the first quarter of the year, an economist said over the weekend. �Expectations are that this year, growth will be at least 6 percent . . . because of...
Tags: Labor Markets, Trade Balance, Government, Politics, Unemployment
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