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A banner that reads "no to the canal" is carried this week during a protest against a new canal opening in Nicaragua.

Nicaragua's much-touted canal meets with opposition

Dec 24, 2014
Nicaragua's been talking about building a canal for 200 years. Considerable skepticism has greeted the project.
Posted In: Panama Canal, China, investment

Some bond insurers oppose Detroit's bankruptcy plan

Jul 24, 2014
Companies that insured Detroit's debt also made other bad bets.
Posted In: Detroit bankruptcy, Detroit, bad debt, investment

The person managing your future, revealed

Apr 30, 2014
Like it or not, more and more Americans have their futures tied to Wall Street.
Posted In: investment, Retirement, 401k

Invest in youth, get a cut of their successes

Dec 16, 2013
A company called Pave that lets financial backers invest in the future of promising young people. If their careers take off, the investors get a cut of their success.
Posted In: investment

What is a commodity, anyway?

Nov 21, 2013
Investors who are worried about inflation have been pouring money into commodities like gold, silver and wheat. But what is a commodity, anyway? And why are they considered a good investment for inflation hawks?
Posted In: commodities, investment, apples

Can the government take on good and bad debt?

Oct 4, 2013
For personal purposes, there is a difference between 'good debt' and 'bad debt' -- but can the government make the same distinction?
Posted In: government spending, debt, investment

SEC lifts advertising ban on private investments: How it affects you

Jul 10, 2013
The Securities and Exchange Commission voted to lift a ban on publicly soliciting your investment dollars for companies not traded on the stock market.
Posted In: investment, SEC

Billionaire Steven Cohen buys a Picasso: Vanity or investment?

Mar 28, 2013
Hedge fund billionaire Steven Cohen has just bought himself another painting -- this time a Picasso -- for $155 million.
Posted In: art, investment

Wealth effect: Has the Dow high restored yours?

Mar 5, 2013
The recession and stock market collapsed cost Americans 40 percent of their net worth. Now that the Dow is back, how much wealth has been recovered?
Posted In: Dow, net worth, investment

GDP drops 0.1 percent but other economic indicators continue to rise

Jan 30, 2013
A Commerce Department report out today shows that GDP fell 0.1 percent last quarter, but consumer spending, business investment and employment continue to rise.
Posted In: GDP, Economy, consumer spending, investment, employment

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