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S&P 500 reaches another record


  • USA Today

Standard & Poor's 500 index hit another milestone Thursday, closing at an all-time high of 1,987.96. Of the some 200 companies that have reported earnings, 68% have exceeded Wall Street estimates. Read More

Retail acquisitions increasingly competitive, says Unibail Rodamco CFO


  • CNBC

Retail tenants' willingness to enter into long-term lease agreements depends on their investments in the location and their performance there, said Jaap Tonckens, CFO of Unibail Rodamco. He also said … Read More

Obama's retroactive tax legislation faces opposition


  • CNBC
  • Bloomberg

Some Senate Democrats are raising concerns about President Barack Obama's plan to prevent companies from moving their legal address to non-U.S. locations for tax purposes. "Do we get something done on… Read More

Download Your Copy of the IRI Fact Book 2014


The IRI Fact Book 2014 is now available to download on Offering financial professionals the latest retirement income research, industry data, and sales reports for the variable an… Read More

La. regulator: Ride-sharing drivers, passengers should review coverage


  • Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Drivers and users of ride-sharing services should review their insurance coverage to avoid any gaps, Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon said. Drivers should check their personal insurance co… Read More

Analysis: Mortgages are harder to get than in 2000-2002


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Mortgage credit standards are tighter now than in 2000-2002, before lenders relaxed their underwriting in the lead-up to the financial crisis, Goldman Sachs economists found in an analysis that consid… Read More