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Covering Local Community Banks: Trends and Stats

Community banks are essential to the local economy and play a vital role in the nation’s financial

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Financial Market Reporting, Part 6: Derivatives

Defining derivatives and options Now we are going to discuss investment vehicles that are derived from others,

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Financial Market Reporting, Part 5: “Real Stuff,” Commodities and Futures Contracts

Previous posts introduced the markets and the best-known investment vehicles, stocks and bonds. But even if

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Insider Trading and the Business Reporter

There is a little landmine hidden in the law just waiting to trap the unsuspecting business

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Financial Market Reporting, Part 4: Bonds and Bond Markets

Bonds gets no respect. It’s not clear why. For many companies, institutions and investors, bonds are

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Financial Market Reporting, Part 3: Stock Exchanges

Prior to an IPO, a company can offer its shares only to investors deemed to be “sophisticated”

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Financial Market Reporting, Part 2: IPOs

The day a company first sells stock shares to the public marks a right of passage.

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Financial Market Reporting, Part 1: Sunday Night

I have a routine that I have followed most Sunday nights for so long you could

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How Technology is Changing How We Bank: What Every Reporter Should Know

As more customers shift to mobile and online banking, the banking industry is shuttering brick-and-mortar branches

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Department of Labor Rolls Out New Rules for Financial Advisers: What They Mean for Reporters

Despite a shift towards more transparency in the financial planning industry, many investors still aren’t sure what

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