Occidental Petroleum chairman Ray Irani lost his job Friday after 76% of shareholders opposed his reelection, the latest high-profile executive to be shown the doors.
It's May again, so that means you can't turn on financial TV without being bombarded with advice to dump all your stocks until the end of the summer when it's safe to buy them again. This advice, "Sell in May and go away," is based on analyses of average market performance by month over the past 50 years. Related: Dow 15,000: 'Sometimes a Bullish Market Is Just a Bullish Market' As you would expect (based on the aphorism), and as you can see in this char t, May has tended to be a weak month for stock performance, though stocks have still delivered a positive return in the month
T. Boone Pickens, the billionaire founder, chairman and CEO of hedge fund BP Capital, may be one of the most outspoken insiders in the energy industry. Never one to shy away from controversy, Pickens eagerly discussed “fracking,” Oklahoma earthquakes and his decision to get out of wind energy in an interview at the Milken Institute Global Conference 2013.
Maya MacGuineas, president of the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a non-profit organization committed to analyzing and influencing fiscal policy, says the next five months are critical for budget reform. In an interview at the Milken Institute's 2013 Global Conference, MacGuineas argues that Washington needs to replace the sequester with a bigger debt deal – one that tackles the “real problem areas of the budget” such as health care, aging and an outdated tax code
As was widely expected, the European Central Bank cut interest rates for the first time in close to a year from 0.75% to 0.50%. The rate cut was driven by an economy in recession, with unemployment hitting a record high in April and inflation dropping the most in more than four years
An estimated 11 million immigrants are living illegally in the U.S. That could change if Congress approves immigration reform, now making its way on the Hill. The Senate has a bill developed by a bipartisan group of eight including Republican John McCain of Arizona and Democrat Michael Bennett of Colorado that would put undocumented immigrants on a 13-year path to U.S
The Commodity Futures Trading Committee is currently holding a hearing on the market impact of the April 23 rd Twitter attack.
Niall Ferguson has two words for Paul Krugman: you’re wrong. The Harvard University history professor and author of “Civilization: The West and the Rest” says Krugman’s pro-government spending thesis not only fails to address the core problems facing the U.S. and Europe today but also has dire consequences for individuals living in these economies.
It was one week ago this Tuesday that a hacked AP account tweeted, “Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured” to its 1.9 million followers. Moments later, the @AP twitter handle released a statement saying they had been hacked and that President Obama was fine, but the markets had already reacted. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 150 points and lost $136 billion in value before rebounding.
It was one week ago this Tuesday that a hacked AP account tweeted, “Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured” to its 1.9 million followers. Moments later, the @AP twitter handle released a statement saying they had been hacked and that President Obama was fine, but the markets had already reacted