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Companies return to capital expenditures


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

After years of restricted capital spending, companies appear ready to invest again in equipment and factories, according to FactSet, which predicts a 6% increase in such spending this year. Last year,… Read More

Mack-Cali expands presence in Boston with $37.7M apartment acquisition



Mack-Cali Realty Corp. acquired an apartment building in Andover, Mass., for $37.7 million. The property, which is 94% leased, joins two multifamily properties the REIT acquired in the Boston area las… Read More

U.S. banks are still originating highly-leveraged loans


  • Reuters

Despite an upcoming review planned by financial regulators, banks in the U.S. have not cut back the volume of highly-leveraged loans they are making to companies with weak credit ratings, according to… Read More

Women must save more for retirement, Social Security chief says


  • National Public Radio
  • National Public Radio (audio player required)

Carolyn Colvin, the acting commissioner of the Social Security Administration, said women are at risk of not having enough money in retirement and should start preparing early. On average, women make … Read More

Survey: 18% of Americans have experienced data theft


  • VentureBeat
  • CNET

A Pew Research Center survey taken in January found that 18% of adults in the U.S. have experienced theft of personal information such as Social Security numbers, credit card data and banking informat… Read More