Finance

This controversial way to finance college may be getting more popular

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels. It soon may get easier for students to finance college by selling a share in their future selves. Purdue University is partnering with Vemo Education, a technology firm, in hopes of spreading an alternative form of college financing pioneered at Purdue last year. The product, known as an income-share agreement or ISA, allows students to ... Read More »

​You’re likely to live longer if your doctor is a woman

IANS | Updated: Dec 25, 2016, 12.34 PM IST You’re likely to live longer if your doctor is a woman (Gawrav Sinha/Getty Images) In a surprise finding, a team of Harvard University researchers has found that elderly patients treated by female physiciansare less likely to die within 30 days of admission, or to be readmitted within 30 days of discharge, ... Read More »

Why do we have excess facial hair?

TNN | December 05, 2016 1/6Anatomy of unwanted hair 0 “If you are a woman, you have to be beautiful!” Isn’t it amazing how easily this phrase rolls off, without even considering how much it can offend others? Instead of a mere adjective, the word ‘beautiful’ has become a false dichotomy. Let’s face it, despite all the opinions; a woman ... Read More »

Pisani: Is the retail investor getting back in right near the top?

Just back from a Thanksgiving vacation, and I couldn’t help but be amazed at watching the market inch to historic highs — twice — in a week! But I haven’t changed my opinion: The market is advancing on thin ice. There are several reasons I’m suspicious. Investor sentiment has switched dramatically, from outright skeptical to bullish. That’s not a good ... Read More »

After-hours buzz: SCVL, TIVO, UNH & more

Mario Tama | Getty Images Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell on Monday: Shoe Carnival shares fell more than 10 percent after the retailer released its quarterly earnings report. The company reported earnings of 54 cents a share on revenues of $275 million, missing estimates for both figures. Analysts expected EPS of 56 cents on revenues ... Read More »

Early movers: LLY, DE, HPE, HPQ, URBN, GME, MSG, FB & more

Eli Lilly — The drugmaker said its experimental Alzheimer’s drug failed to meet its goals in a phase 3 study, with no significant slowdown in memory loss. Lilly will abandon efforts to bring the drug to market as a result. Deere & Co. — The heavy equipment maker reported quarterly profit of 90 cents per share, more than double the ... Read More »

Bob Doll: There are two Donald Trumps and two very different market outcomes

Katie Kramer | CNBC Bob Doll Closely watched investing strategist Bob Doll says there are more reasons to like stocks since Donald Trump was elected president, and certainly fewer reasons to like bonds. But Doll told CNBC that while stocks should be higher at the end of both this year and next year, there are still many unknowns about President ... Read More »

L Catterton eyes passion in picks like Charles & Keith, Seafolly

Sanjit Das | Bloomberg | Getty Images Pedestrians walk past a Charles & Keith store in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Apart from being some of the most recognizable brands in Asia, footwear brand Charles & Keith, Australian swimwear brand Seafolly and K-pop talent manger YG entertainment are also among investment picks that L Catterton Asia has made. “Our focus (is) ... Read More »

The next vote that could shake Europe is coming up next week

Tiziana Fabi | AFP | Getty Images Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is pictured on November 23, 2016 at the Palazzo Chigi in Rome. The Brexit vote stunned markets in June, and Donald Trump shocked investors in November. The Italians may be next. On Dec. 4, Italian citizens will vote in a referendum on whether to overhaul their national constitution, ... Read More »

Fed confident of need for rate hikes on eve of Trump win, minutes show

The minutes released on Wednesday back the consensus view on Wall Street that the Fed is poised to raise rates in December. Policymakers left borrowing costs unchanged earlier this month, just days before Republican Donald Trump triumphed in the Nov. 8 presidential contest. Voting members of the Fed’s rate-setting committee saw equal risks the economy would overshoot or undershoot their ... Read More »