How much market risk are you willing to take? » Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:22:19 EST Estimating how much risk investors are willing to take has been part of John Picone's job for more than three decades. But the financial advisor says his job got a lot easier recently thanks to Riskalyze, a new company that helps to calculate how much volatility investors are willing to stomach.
FICO opens up credit scores to small businesses » Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:44:34 EST Getting approved for a loan is a major challenge for small business owners, but the reason they're denied credit is often kept secret. That's about to change as one key player in the credit scoring industry makes its small business scores available to owners for the first time.
No, Virginia. There is no Santa Claus rally » Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:27:45 EST Stocks were mixed Thursday as investors watched some high profile initial public offerings and looked for clues as to when the Federal Reserve will wind down its bond buying program.
The remarkable renaissance of Land Rover » Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:18:54 EST They are like zombies, the walking dead of the auto world. Their product lines are decimated, their dealers disheartened, and heir prospects declining. They are still selling cars, but the whole enterprise has a ghastly pall about it -- like teams playing out the NFL schedule with no chance of making the playoffs. Everybody has their own list of zombie brands, but Mitsubishi, Volvo, and Italy's Lancia are clearly in danger of joining Maybach, Hummer, and Packard.
Apple supplier under scrutiny over death » Thu, 12 Dec 2013 07:01:40 EST Apple sent a team of medical experts to inspect a factory in China last month after the deaths of a number of workers, including one who was underage.