Thursday, February 14, 2013

Americans Rip Up Retirement Plans

Americans Rip Up Retirement Plans - " . . . Nearly two-thirds of Americans between the ages of 45 and 60 say they plan to delay retirement, according to a report to be released Friday by the Conference Board. That was a steep jump from just two years earlier, when the group found that 42% of respondents expected to put off retirement. The increase was driven by the financial losses, layoffs and income stagnation sustained during the last few years of recession and recovery, said Gad Levanon, director of macroeconomic research at the organization and a co-author of the report, which is based on a 2012 survey of 15,000 individuals. . . ."

Are Higher Interest Rates the New Normal?
loading. The H.R. 325 " No Budget, No Pay Act Act of 2013 " was signed into law yesterday. What kind of impact will it have on the Treasury market? Are higher interest rates the "new normal?" Before tackling that question, here's what the temporary ...

The New Normal: Watching an entire series instead of individual episodes
... itself anytime soon. To take advantage of this new normal, streaming companies like Netflix have moved into the business of creating their own television shows and offering entire seasons for viewers to watch instead of rolling out episodes one at ...

Is $5 corn the new normal?
Western Farm Press
The new normal for animal feed costs will be at least $5 corn and $300 soybean meal, according to Thomas Elam of FarmEcon during his presentation on the "Economic State of the Industry". He was speaking at the Meat and Poultry Research Conference ...

Western Farm Press

Earnings season to test new 'new normal'
In those first months, optimists became adept at unearthing every slender reed of recovery, which would duly be swept away by the next tsunami of bad news. Fairly quickly, "green shoots" gave way to the "new normal": an economy as flat as a pancake ...

Jenkins: Apple's New Normal -
In The Wall Street Journal, Business World columnist Holman Jenkins writes that the smartphone has become too interesting a product for one company to ...

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