Financial news on April 24th, 2010
Business and Financial news
With much fanfare, the government announced a new $100 bill with features aimed at foiling counterfeiters. Read more..
Sales of new homes jumped 27 percent in March, a month after hitting record lows, which helped temper concerns about earnings and durable goods. Read more..
Recent data suggest that the weak euro has helped keep the Continent's modest recovery afloat. Read more..
The G-20 tackled the subject of Greece’s fragile finances and the need to coordinate international financial policies, but sidestepped the bank tax. Read more..
A small but growing number of lawyers and consumers are fighting back against bill collectors and violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Read more..
Britain’s gross domestic product gained 0.2 percent in the first quarter, but many economists said the results were distorted. Read more..
Cutting small expenses can make consumers feel good, but people who are living far beyond their means need to make major financial changes. Read more..
One of the mysteries of the financial crisis is how mortgage investments that turned out to be so bad earned credit ratings that made them look so good. One answer is that Wall Street was given access to the formulas behind those magic ratings. Read more..
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s inspector general said Friday that he would investigate the timing of the agency’s securities fraud case against Goldman Sachs. Read more..
What part of Thomas Heilman’s puzzle will be hard for you? Read more..