Reuters Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) shakes hands with Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook (C) during a gathering of CEOs and other executives at Microsoft’s main campus in Redmond, Washington September 23, 2015. Apple CEO Tim Cook met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Seattle last week, and in one sentence he perfectly characterized what it’s […]

REUTERS/Robert Galbraith Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen looks at a colleague. US prosecutors have started an insider-trading investigation into a leak from the Federal Reserve in 2012, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cites people familiar with the matter. The probe is investigating Medley Global Advisors, a financial research firm, which published a note in […]

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REUTERS/Steve Marcus When the value of some exchange-traded funds fell more than the indices they were tracking in August, a group of hedge funders saw an affirmation — that ETFs are vulnerable. “It’s almost like ‘I told you so’,” hedge-fund manager Ian McDonald told the Wall Street Journal’s Rob Copeland and Bradley Hope. “This is what […]

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 30, 2015 – The success of the Southeast region in attracting manufacturers across growth industries through a business-friendly environment, strong infrastructure and skilled labor force is well-documented. But as competition from companies and regions around the world gets fierce, what steps can manufacturers in the Southeast region take to sustain their growth […]

Reuters A fountain of copper coins. Glencore’s stock is ridiculously volatile right now — it tanked by 29% on Monday, but has recorded massive double-digit rallies in the two days since. But despite the erratic trading activity surrounding the Glencore stock, Goldman Sachs analyst Christophor Jost and his team say that don’t expect Glencore to de-list and […]