How to Save Money When Planning a Business Event

With the current economy not in the best of places, you might find that when planning your next corporate event you have a smaller budget to deal with. However, the corporate environment is competitive, and has no room for underperformance. Managing organizing a successful event with a limited budget is not easy, however we’ve put… [Read More]

Stock Markets Mostly Down as World shares sag Again Wednesday

World shares sagged on Wednesday as investors feared fresh rate cuts in China may not be enough to stabilize its slowing economy or halt a stocks collapse that is wreaking havoc in global markets. Europe‘s main stock markets which had surged on Tuesday after China‘s moves, reopened 2 percent down as the jittery mood returned… [Read More]

Allen West: The Fallacy of the Participation Trophy

I was in Pittsburgh last week to speak and was bunked down at the historic Duquesne Club downtown. Thursday morning I awoke for a morning run and headed to the riverfront trail. I headed past the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who the evening prior had defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, then past Heinz Field, home… [Read More]

Wall Street’s rally goes up in smoke, indexes end lower

A strong rally on Wall Street evaporated on Tuesday and stocks ended with deep losses as concerns about China‘s economy outweighed lower valuations that some saw earlier as bargains. In a dramatic trading session, major indices turned negative in the final minutes of trading after previously climbing almost 3 percent. Investors cited more worries that… [Read More]

Relief Rally Evaporates in U.S. Stocks as China Anxiety Bubbles

A rebound that took the Dow Jones Industrial Average up more than 440 points disappeared as traders said trepidation over what will happen in China’s market made holding on to stocks too risky for most investors. The 30-stock index slid 1.3 percent to 15,665.77 at 4 p.m. in New York, down 4 percent from its highest point…. [Read More]

Agenda for a Freer and More Prosperous America

Richard Ebeling,  There is little that happens in society in general and the market economy in particular that most on the political “left” do not think needs more government intervention, regulation, and redistribution to make “better.” One recent example of this is a lengthy “report” primarily prepared by Nobel Prize-winning economist, Joseph E. Stiglitz, for… [Read More]

U.S. Stocks Drop, S&P 500 Heads for Correction Amid Global Rout

U.S. stocks deepened their losses after an earlier recovery lost momentum, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index again headed toward a correction amid a global selloff. All of the benchmark index’s main groups tumbled, with raw-materials shares approaching a two-year low while energy companies slumped to the lowest since October 2011. Citigroup Inc. and… [Read More]

Global selloff after China stock market’s 2015 gains wiped out

Asian, European stock markets down sharply after China loses all 2015 gains. China’s stock markets suffered their sharpest daily fall since the global financial crisis on Monday, with the government withholding support at a time when investors world-wide have been rattled by volatile selling in China and a slowdown in its economy. The Shanghai Composite… [Read More]

The Global Economy Is Officially Melting Down

Joshua Krause | The Daily Sheeple, As much as the financiers on Wall Street and the officials at the Fed would like the party to keep going, it looks it’s finally about to stop. Years of bailouts and monetary expansion have created one of the most inflated and artificial economic booms in history, and now… [Read More]

A Brutal Week For Investors; Will There Be More Zigs Than Zags?

Wow. That was ugly. For investors, a brutal week ended Friday with prices plunging for stocks and commodities. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 531 to 16,460, a 3.12 percent drop. Oil’s tumble was especially notable. For a while, West Texas crude was trading below $40 a barrel — the first time that happened since… [Read More]

Will the Pope Endorse Bernie Sanders for President?

Cliff Kincaid, If the Republican establishment thinks it has a problem with Donald Trump, just wait until the Pope visits America next month and endorses socialist Bernie Sanders for president. Such a move, which is not beyond the realm of possibility, would put the head of the Roman Catholic Church firmly in the Democratic Party… [Read More]

Thai authorities focus on suspect seen in CCTV footage at blast site

Thai authorities said on Tuesday they were looking for a suspect seen on closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage near a popular shrine where a bomb blast killed 22 people, including nine foreigners from several Asian countries. The government said the attack during the Monday evening rush hour, in the capital’s bustling commercial hub, was aimed at… [Read More]