Rick Newman

April 2013


Enough About Apple, Already

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Heard much about Newmont Mining or U.S. Steel lately?

That's funny, because so far this year the stock prices of both companies have fallen by more than that of Apple, which generates saturation news coverage worthy of a Justin Bieber-Lindsay Lohan romance. In case anybody's interested, Newmont's ...

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Apple Inc.

It's Homeowners vs. Politicians for the Economic Win

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There's a tug of war going on in the U.S. economy at the moment, and a big unanswered question is which side will prevail: a rebounding housing market that's boosting the economy or government austerity that's dragging it down.

[BROWSE: Political Cartoons on the Budget and Deficit]

The housing ...

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TAGS:
economy
housing market
Treasury Department
Fannie Mae
Freddie Mac
Washington, DC
federal budget
employment

The Scary Message for Everybody in Obama's Budget

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Most Americans will ignore the dickering over the federal budget that President Barack Obama wants Congress to pass this year. But there's an important message for just about everybody in that budget: The pain is going to get worse.

[READ: Ryan's Budget Is About One Thing: Medicare]

It would be easy ...

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TAGS:
economy
deficit and national debt
social security
federal budget
Medicare
Obama, Barack
Ryan, Paul

CEO Tweets We'd Love to See

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The Securities and Exchange Commission has stepped into the 21st century and declared that CEOs and other executives can officially release corporate information on social-media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. There's still one problem, though: Most CEOs are dull and guarded, at least when they ...

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TAGS:
executives
business
economy
Twitter
JPMorgan Chase
Amazon.com
Google
Chrysler
BlackBerry
social networking
SEC
Netflix
Ford
Exxon Mobil
Murdoch, Rupert

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