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The Risk Of Short-Term Bond Funds

FORBES – Did you miss returns from intermediate-term bond funds because you sat in a short-term bond fund waiting for interest rates to rise? A lot of people did. This strategy has backfired as the opportunity cost of not being in intermediate-term bonds has been more costly than whatever damage rising interest rates might have taken away.

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Feds to Auction $17.4 Million in Bitcoins Seized from Silk Road

CNN – Bitcoin, the digital currency and some $17.4 million of it, according to the currency converter Preev.com, was seized from Silk Road, an online black market that authorities say had nearly 1 million users.

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Peter Schiff – Market Crash 2014

Peter Schiff is an American businessman, investment broker, author and financial commentator. He is the CEO of Euro Pacific Capital and host of the nationally syndicated Peter Schiff Show.

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8 EU Banks Fined for Rigging Interest Rates

BBC – The European Commission has accused JPMorgan, HSBC and Credit Agricole of colluding to fix a key euro benchmark borrowing rate – Euribor. The European Commission has fined eight banks – including RBS – a total of 1.7bn euros (£1.4bn) for forming illegal cartels to rig interest rates.

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Warren Buffett Stakes $530 Million in Verizon

BLOOMBERG – Bloomberg’s Noah Buhayar reports on Berkshire Hathaway’s disclosure of a $530 million stake in Verizon Communications

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Tax Fairness: Thinking the Rich Should Pay More Tax is Ludicrous

WATCH – Tax is probably the bane of everyone’s existence but is it fair to tax the rich more just because of their wealth? Here we dispel the myth that taxing the rich higher is a good idea.

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Starbucks Sales Fall in Wake of Public Outrage Over Tax Avoidance

Starbucks has experience the first drop in sales since 1998 which many are attributing to the public abstention of buying their products due to Starbucks tax avoidance policies.

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Boss at Barclays Bank Turns Down £2.7 Million Bonus

Mr. Jenkins, the CEO of Barclays Bank has again for the second year in a row turned down his annual bonus worth approximately £2.7 million in a bid to rebuild public and customer trust in Barclays Bank.

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Tipping Point of the World Financial Crisis

The World Financial Crisis; what was the tipping point? Was Lehman Brothers the pivotal brick in the row of dominoes that brought the entire world’s financial institutions to the brink of bankruptcy? This video provides many of the answers.

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Retail Giants Given Foreign Aid to Improve Foreign Suppliers Working Conditions

In the latest in a long line of failures by the Department for International Development it now transpires that retail giants given foreign aid in order to improve foreign suppliers working conditions; ultimately to boost productivity and profits.

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