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  • Solar energy firms are getting creative in raising funds

    Solar energy firms are getting creative in raising funds
    Solar installer SolarCity Corp. has figured out a way to tap retail investors willing to earn green by going green. The San Mateo company on Wednesday said it plans to offer a way to buy investment products similar to bonds. Instead of being backed by...
  • Stocks soar in 2013 as fear bubble pops

    Stocks soar in 2013 as fear bubble pops
    When Wall Street finally stopped living in fear of another bust, the opposite happened: a market boom that propelled U.S. stocks to their biggest rally in at least 16 years. Share prices ended Tuesday with more gains, capping a stunning advance that...
  • Stock market notches its best year since 1995

    Stock market notches its best year since 1995
    NEW YORK — Wall Street closed out an epic year with the stock market's best performance since 1995, fattening the retirement accounts for a generation of Americans crushed by the financial crisis just five years ago. The 27% gain in the Dow...
  • Muni bond fund forecast: Cloudy in 2014

    Muni bond fund forecast: Cloudy in 2014
    With interest rates set to rise, many on Wall Street are wondering if the municipal bond market is in for another pummeling as 2014 gets underway. Investors couldn't get out fast enough last year. Bonds from states, cities and counties suffered their...
  • Howls, hoots on N.Y. trading floors over 'Wolf of Wall Street' excess

     Howls, hoots on N.Y. trading floors over 'Wolf of Wall Street' excess
    NEW YORK — Veteran stock trader Alan Valdes remembers the excesses of Wall Street during the 1990s: fat paychecks, drugs after hours and lavish spending on flashy cars. "The Wolf of Wall Street," Martin Scorsese's new portrayal of the notorious...
  • Small firms' stocks soared in 2013, outpacing the broader market

    Small firms' stocks soared in 2013, outpacing the broader market
    NEW YORK — It's been a fantastic time for stocks, but it's been even better for shares of small companies like Zale Corp. The small Texas company's shares rocketed more than 280% last year, propelled by investors who expect lovebirds to...
  • Letters: How to really punish bank executives

    Letters: How to really punish bank executives
    Re "U.S. gives bank's execs a free pass," Column, Jan. 8 Michael Hiltzik is right on the money. JPMorgan Chase was clearly in violation of laws regarding suspicious activity reporting, and the fact that it got its own money out of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi...
  • Ken Langone vs Pope Francis: Fat wallet, thin skin

    Ken Langone vs Pope Francis: Fat wallet, thin skin
    Is it a law of evolution that the fatter the wallet, the thinner the skin? The wallet of Ken Langone, the billionaire co-founder of Home Depot, is so fat he he must sit on it funny, yet there he was the other day, crabbing to CNBC about Pope Francis'...
  • New campaign for a California oil extraction tax underway

    New campaign for a California oil extraction tax underway
    San Francisco Bay Area hedge fund manager Tom Steyer on Monday launched a statewide campaign, aimed at prompting action by state lawmakers, to impose a new extraction tax on oil produced in California. Steyer said California imposes only a 14-cent per...
  • Herbalife shares surge on word of clean new audits

    Herbalife shares surge on word of clean new audits
    Shares of Herbalife Ltd. stock surged more than 9% Monday after the company said its new accounting firm made "no material changes" after re-auditing three years of the company’s financial statements. The new audits were required because KPMG...
  • Another analyst raises price target for Herbalife stock

    Another analyst raises price target for Herbalife stock
    This year, even bad news has ended up boosting Herbalife Ltd. stock. The latest example is the company's accounting difficulties. KPMG resigned as Herbalife's auditor in April after one of its partners admitted to an insider-trading scheme involving the...