When Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) reported its third-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Thursday, the company said that it had $3.02 in earnings per share (EPS) and $5.81 billion in revenue. Consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters had called for $2.79 in EPS and revenue of $5.74 billion. In the same period of last year, the biotech giant posted EPS of $2.72 and $5.72 billion in....More>>>
Heres something worth remembering: Forgetfulness is a normal part of getting older. So-called senior momentssuch as having trouble recalling an acquaintances name at a party, misplacing your keys and other small lapsesarent necessarily cause for concern. Some people start to recognize changes to their memory as early as their mid-50s. More will notice a change in their 60s. By the time theyre in....More>>>
Municipal Bond Yield Book, circa 1942
The municipal bond market is reaching a tipping point. E-trading is going to push it over.
When I started in this business back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, all you needed to trade bonds was a phone, the Pink Sheets and a Monroe-Trader bond calculator. For those of you already lost, the Pink Sheets were booklets, printed on pink paper....More>>>
Too often, consumers surrender to overly high cable and Internet bills just to avoid the hassle of trying to land a better rate. I recently set out on a mission to trim my bill. By picking up the phone, waiting on hold for hours at a time and politely exercising patience when dealing with customer service reps, the extra effort was well worth it in the end.....More>>>
Kelli Williams, a market researcher by day, was looking for a little side hustle. The 38-year-old from Oak Park, Ill., cruised Craigslist and found what seemed like a great moonlighting gig. “It seemed like it would be perfect. You could work as many or as few hours as you wanted and it was all done from your computer, remotely,” she said.
A guy named “Bill” had a....More>>>