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Finra, SEC at odds over disclosure of bad behavior by brokers

Plus: Millennials missing the financial boat, Obamacare takes another swipe at consumers, the PR spin behind ThinkRussia.com, how to negotiate your salary, and distinguishing P/E ratios from PEG ratios

May 16, 2014 @ 7:25 am

By Jeff Benjamin

  • Finra and the SEC are at odds over how much Wall Street wrongdoers should have to admit about their bad behavior. Splitting hairs when it comes to brokers behaving badly. When regulators send mixed messages

  • Millennials might be great at getting tattoos and building mountains of student-loan debt, but when it comes to financial savvy, they are generally lousy. Calling them financial Neanderthals might be unkind to Neanderthals. Totally boneheaded

  • More Obamacare surprises, and not the good kind. President gives the go-ahead for new cost controls that will pass more expenses on to consumers. Consumers, once again, left holding the bag

  • If you thought ThinkRussia.com would be a logical source of information on the Ukrainian conflict, think again. The English-language site, aimed at foreign investors, is all about the spin from a slick N.Y.-based PR firm. ”No A+ for ethics”

  • Effectively negotiating your salary on the way in can go a long way toward job satisfaction down the road. Step one: Find out what the job is worth

  • Stacking P/E ratios up against PEG ratios in this week's edition of Fun with Numbers. Finding the best valuation metric

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