Estimating your home's value can be tricky — but doing it well can make a big difference in how quickly you are able to sell your home. When you are trying to attract buyers for your home, pricing and packaging are more important.
Thomson ReutersFederal regulators have sued Navient, accusing the biggest U.S. student loan company of making it harder for borrowers to repay loans by giving them bad information, processing payments incorrectly and failing to act on complaints.
When you’re in debt, there are shortcuts you can take to reduce the amount of interest you’re paying or even the amount of money you owe. They can be tempting but be aware that each of these shortcuts comes with a risk.
MONTREAL — The National Bank of Canada is eliminating “several hundred” jobs as part of a restructuring resulting from the economic slowdown and the risk of “substantial loss” on a Germaninvestment.
In an internal memo to employees, CEO Louis Vachon also attributed the decision to “increasingly fierce competition.”
The Montreal-based bank did not give a specific figure for the number of job cuts, but said they would mainly affect its Quebec operations.
If the sweeping economic reforms planned by Chinese leaders during the Third Plenum can be our guide, it looks to be a promising decade for global investors. Details released recently confirmed President Xi Jinping’s concerted efforts to move China toward a market-based economy that mirrors the West.
The plan’s comprehensive nature and the level of clarity evidently pleased investors, as many Chinese stocks experienced a pop. We’re pleased U.S. Global Investors’ China Region Fund (USCOX) also participated:
Putting the cart before the horse is never good practice. Everyone knows that the horse comes before the cart. But what if the cart is broken? Then what? Clearly, not much work will get done.
The oilfield service business is a cart that is breaking down. Sixty-dollar oil prices are causing capital starvation across the industry. Oil companies have zipped up their wallets; drilling rigs and all sorts of peripheral field equipment are mostly un-contracted and lying idle. Any heavy iron that’s working now is being offered to customers at rental rates that barely pay the bills.