Juli Niemann is St. Louis' oldest, non-retired analyst. She works for Smith, Moore and Company as executive vice-president for research and portfolio management. She has worked in the investment industry for over 40 years. Niemann was recently profiled in St. Louis Magazine.
Posted In: federal budget, Paul Ryan
It's going to be a big budget week in Washington. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) released his spending plan today, and the Democrats are set to unveil their federal budget sometime in the next few days. But can the two sides come together and agree?
Posted In: office depot, Mergers and Acquisitions, Retail, big box
While many market analysts have been touting the recent spate of mergers and acquisitions as a sign of business confidence, the trend might be more out of necessity.
In terms of economic data, November is now one for the books, and it felt like a good opportunity to step back from these numbers we bring you from day to day -- see what it all adds up to.
In the fight against ever encroaching online retailers, brick-and-mortar stores are going all out this season to draw in consumers.
Posted In: Caterpillar, global economy
The global machinery giant is cutting its forecast for 2012, even as third-quarter profits were up, due to a weak global economy.