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What are the economic consequences of the next Cold War?

Plus: JPMorgan abandons the commodities business, Morningstar's deep dive into the Pimco mess, expect the expected from Yellen today, retirees give Boomers the playbook, and, big surprise, short-sellers badmouth stocks

Mar 19, 2014 @ 7:09 am

By Jeff Benjamin

  • With Cold War chatter on the rise, let's take a look at six potential economic consequences. Brace for higher energy prices

  • JPMorgan sees the handwriting on the wall and gets out of the physical commodities business. Mercuria Energy may pay $3.7 billion for the unit

  • Morningstar goes deep inside the messy Pimco bickering saga. Room for improvement and some unanswered questions

  • Don't look for Janet Yellen to throw any curveballs at the markets in her first meeting as Fed Chair. And, about that 6.5% unemployment threshold for raising rates, well, it was more of a suggestion than a firm policy. QE wind down expected to stay on track

  • Retirees to Baby Boomers: This is what I would do if I were you right now. Think about lifestyle, financial, and healthcare concerns

  • Looks like somebody just figured out short-sellers are now using Twitter to bash certain stocks. Not sure how this is any different than using Twitter to promote certain stocks. Sharp-edged attacks


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