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This Week In Credit Card News: Major Republican Website Hacked; Amex Battles For Mom & Pop Stores
10/21/2016 4:35 PM
Hacked Republican Website Skimmed Donor Credit Cards for 6 Months A website used to fund the campaigns of Republican senators was infected with malware that for more than six months collected donors' personal information, including full names, addresses, and credit card data. The storefront for the National Republican Senatorial Committee was [...]...Read More
Led By Student Loans, Marketplace Lending Securitization Volume Soars
10/21/2016 4:25 PM
2016 has been a challenging year for marketplace lenders.Increased regulatory scrutiny, investor discomfort, competition from Goldman Sachs (with the launch of Marcus personal loans) and the resignation ofLending Club's CEO have dominatedthe headlines. An industry that was meant to challenge traditional banking seemed dangerously close to implosion...Read More
Ask Larry: Should I Collect Spousal If My Wife Has Already Filed?
10/21/2016 2:33 PM
Today’s column examines filing for spousal benefits, how benefit amounts are determined, eligibility for and the amount of disability benefits, sources of help when making filing decisions and a private pension question...Read More
Tallgrass Is Top Pick For $100 Oil And The Likely Evolution Of Fracking
10/21/2016 2:15 PM
After hitting $147 a barrel in 2008, oil has lost almost two-thirds of its value and many believe cheap oil is here to stay. Bruce Pile says the shale oil boom has only temporarily saved us from an era of chronic high oil prices. If he is right, this is a good time for those with a 5 year investment horizon to increase their exposure to oil...Read More
Peak Oil: Supply and Demand
10/21/2016 2:15 PM
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Earnings: Pharma Giants Eli Lilly And Merck To Update Investors On Cancer Treatments
10/21/2016 10:38 AM
When it comes to big pharmaceutical companies, there look to be few things more alluring than new treatments for cancer, according to analysts who follow drug tests closely. Tuesday’s lineup of earnings reports features Eli Lilly and Merck, which open the books on Q3 results ahead of the market open. Both [......Read More
David Einhorn Speaks On Passive Investing, Mylan, His Cheapest Stock, The Fed
10/21/2016 9:34 AM
Greenlight Capital hedge fund manager David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) joined nine other famed investors on Tuesday to talk about stocks at the annual Great Investors’ Best Ideas Investment Symposium in Dallas. Presenters at the annual conferencetypically pitch one or several of their favorite stocks, which together have had a solid record. [...]...Read More
He Said - She Said Battle vs Will They or Won't They?
10/21/2016 9:30 AM
If we used market history to predict the election, the candidates would be tied Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, at recent gatherings wants to talk about the election and what he said or what she said. Shortly after bemoaning our lack of inspiring choices, you are likely to hear breathlessly about [......Read More
What Is A Loan Originator?
10/21/2016 9:16 AM
(3 minute read) Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg   And what exactly do they do? A Loan Originator or Mortgage Loan Originator (MLO) is the front door to the mortgage getting process. An MLO has two jobs; the first is to persuade you that their lending prowess is your best borrowing option. The second is to [......Read More
Study: Wealthy Moms Worry More About Teens' Behaviors and Emotions
10/21/2016 9:06 AM
A MyFampal survey suggests that mothers with household incomes over $75,000 are more concerned about their children's behavioral issues than those with lower incomes...Read More

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