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Real Costs Of IRS Budget Cuts

By Kay Bell for Bankrate.com The Internal Revenue Service has at least one friend in Congress. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., thinks the tax collecting and enforcement agency needs more money than it’s likely to get in the latest budget cycle. Ellison is trying to get his...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 4,937.43 up 7.92 points

Tuesday’s session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index at 4,937.43. The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 1.68 billion. Advancers stocks led declining by 1.04 to 1 ratio. There were 1416 advancers and 1358 decliners for the Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 4,992.38 up 9.55 points

Thursday’s session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index at 4,992.38. The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 1.64 billion. Advancers stocks led declining by 1.11 to 1 ratio. There were 1460 advancers and 1318 decliners for the Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

U.S. Banks Witness Highest Post-Recession Growth In Loans Over 2014

Data compiled by the Federal Reserve regarding the assets and liabilities of U.S. commercial banks shows that 2014 was the best period for the banking sector since the economic downturn in terms of loan growth. (( Selected Assets and Liabilities Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Top 3 New SP 500 Stocks to Buy

By Will Ashworth, InvestorPlace Contributor Last week S&P Dow Jones Indices announced that it was deleting  Avon Products, Inc. ( AVP ) from the S&P 500 in favor of Hanesbrands Inc. ( HBI ), a company four times Avon’s size. When added on March 20, Hanes will be the...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Big Four U.S. Banks Held 35% Of All U.S. Deposits At The End Of 2014

Data compiled by the Federal Reserve shows that U.S. commercial banks currently hold roughly $10.7 trillion in deposits a figure that has more than doubled over the decade from the $5 trillion level in late 2004. (( Assets and Liabilities of Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Stock Market News for March 19, 2015 – Market News

Benchmarks ended in the green on Wednesday after FOMC’s policy statement indicated federal funds rate would be raised only gradually. The Federal Reserve’s move to eliminate the “patient” phrase from its guidance indicated the central bank edged a step Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Shrinking Loan-To-Deposit Ratios Remain Cause For Concern Among Banks

The Federal Reserve’s decision to hold benchmark rates at record lows has been an important factor behind the slow but steady recovery of the U.S. economy over the years. But it has had a positive as well as negative Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Markets to Take a Breather? – Ahead of Wall Street

Thursday, March 19, 2015 Stocks appear on track to start today’s session modestly in the red, which isn’t surprising following the strong move yesterday in response to the Fed announcement. Here is what I shared with you ahead of Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Diageo: How Much Damage Will The Anti-Extravagance Drive Do?

Historically, China has been an important market for large alcohol beverage manufacturers such as Diageo ( DEO ). Credited to be the largest spirits market in the world, China witnessed phenomenal economic growth in the last decade resulting in a Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015