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  • Asian Americans Stress Financial Security of Extended Family, Retirement Savings Asian Americans Stress Financial Security of Extended Family, Retirement Savings

    A culturally diverse group united by a shared focus

    In one of the largest financial-focused studies of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community to date, Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU), found that this culturally and geographically diverse segment is united by a shared focus on the financial progress, stability and security of their extended families. read more
  • Do Improving Credit Conditions Foretell Sunny Skies for Small Businesses? Do Improving Credit Conditions Foretell Sunny Skies for Small Businesses?

    A cautious optimism as small-business bankruptcy rates and delinquencies decline

    Experian®, the leading global information services company, and Moody's Analytics, a leading independent provider of economic forecasting, today announced that current credit conditions for small businesses are improving across most of the United States. read more
  • A Confident US Small Business Sector Planning for Global Expansion A Confident US Small Business Sector Planning for Global Expansion

    Access to High-Quality Talent and Suppliers Is Driving Small-to-Medium-Sized Businesses to Expand Across Borders

    Representing more than two-thirds of net new jobs in the private sector, small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are a huge part of the U.S. economy. read more
  • ‘Forget Me Not Days’ Raises More Than $450,000 for Alzheimer’s ‘Forget Me Not Days’ Raises More Than $450,000 for Alzheimer’s

    Since 2003, Bankers Life Has Provided $4.5 Million for Alzheimer's Care, Education and Research

    Bankers Life, a national life and health insurance brand that focuses on the insurance needs of Americans who are near or in retirement, has raised more than $450,000 for the Alzheimer's Association following the successful Bankers Life Forget Me Not Days event held throughout the country in June. read more
  • Consumer Spending Growth Sees a 3.5% Decrease Consumer Spending Growth Sees a 3.5% Decrease

    Fewer weekend spending days impacts monthly year-over-year growth rate of everyday spending

    Today, the JPMorgan Chase Institute released the Local Consumer Commerce Index (LCCI) for May 2016 and showed that, notably, local consumer spending declined by 3.5 percent between May 2015 and May 2016. read more
  • ACA Marketplaces: Stressed but Fixable ACA Marketplaces: Stressed but Fixable

    Price competition, new to the individual insurance market, is contributing to large insurers' exits

    by Sara R. Collins and David Blumenthal, M.D.

    Negative headlines in the past few weeks seem to suggest deep trouble for the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) marketplaces. Several insurance plans have requested double-digit premium increases for 2017—and Aetna is the third major insurer to announce it is pulling out of several state marketplaces next year. read more
  • More Than 170 Million Americans Haven’t Taken a Vacation in the Last Year More Than 170 Million Americans Haven’t Taken a Vacation in the Last Year

    That's more than Half of America

    Americans remain vacation deprived according to the seventh annual Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Confidence Index, which found that more than 170 million* Americans (53 percent) haven't taken a vacation in the last 12 months. read more
  • How to Attract the Next Generation Investor How to Attract the Next Generation Investor

    Holistic planning, fiduciary model and advisor experience are key to earn trust of Gen X and Millennials

    Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) and fee-based advisors are driving growth and profitability by attracting new clients, and the most successful are focused on an emerging market of next-generation investors. read more
  • Sukuk Bonds: Where the Smart Money is Headed? Sukuk Bonds: Where the Smart Money is Headed?

    Conventional bond behavior, though with a Islamic structure

    by Joshua Brockwell

    In today's upside-down economic environment, tepid stock markets and negative interest rates in parts of Europe and Asia mean that neither equities nor bonds has provided the kind of performance many would like. read more
  • Hedge Fund Manager Who Delivered Promised Returns To Investors Fights Back Against Claims Brought By SEC Hedge Fund Manager Who Delivered Promised Returns To Investors Fights Back Against Claims Brought By SEC

    Charging an 'Unconstitutional And Unfair Administrative Proceeding'

    Today, hedge fund adviser RD Legal Capital, LLC, and its president, Roni Dersovitz, filed a federal lawsuit against the Securities and Exchange Commission challenging its decision to bring civil claims against them in an unfair and unconstitutional administrative proceeding. read more
  • Health Insurance Deductibles Increase Fifty Percent in 2016, Employer Costs Remain Steady Health Insurance Deductibles Increase Fifty Percent in 2016, Employer Costs Remain Steady

    Employees take on more cost of health insurance for lower coverage

    The median in-network deductible on an employer-sponsored PPO health plan increased 50 percent, from $1,000 to $1,500 in 2016, yet employer costs remain steady... read more
  • Keeping Up with the Digital Joneses Keeping Up with the Digital Joneses

    As many americans show off luxury purchases on Social Media, one in four experience deep envy

    Keeping up with the Joneses could mean the need to match your brother-in-law’s fancy new car, take a more exotic vacation than your friend, or even fertilize your way to a greener lawn than your neighbor. read more
  • The Next Wall Street Class Action Suit Starts Here The Next Wall Street Class Action Suit Starts Here

    A earnest plea for clearer statement information, better products, and fairer pricing

    by Steve Selengut

    What's the best way to encourage the "regulators" to change their direction and focus? Quick as they are to punish product salespersons, and focus on costs instead of quality and income, most of their efforts prove counter-productive and more expensive for investors. read more