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2013 and 2014 Tax Tables: What You Need to Know

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:24
The 2013 and 2014 tax tables look confusing, but you can master them.






Why Valero Energy Corporation Stock Has Fallen Behind in 2014

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:22
The financial numbers suggest Valero Energy stock should be cruising in 2014, but performance to date shows a different reality. What's up with the mediocre 7% return?






3 Convincing Reasons to Add Prospect Capital Corporation to an Income Portfolio

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:03
Prospect Capital is an interesting bet on high recurring income as well as continued earnings growth while offering investors a reasonable valuation.






The Haggler: When a Customer Has Two Reasons to Say Ouch

NYT > Business - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:50
A reader seeks the Haggler’s help in getting a refund on a $3,000 hair-removal treatment plan.






DSW Inc. is Fashionable Again, But Will the Good Times Last?

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:45
DSW is rising this week after delivering impressive quarterly results. But what catalysts exist to move the stock higher from here?

Dollar General Earnings: EPS Meets Expectations; Comps Fall Short

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:43
Dollar General missed on the top line, but management remains committed to its guidance for full-year earnings. Here's what you need to know about Dollar General's second-quarter results.






J.P. Morgan Working With Law Enforcement on Cyber Attack

WSJ.com What's News US - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:30
J.P. Morgan said Thursday morning that it isn't seeing "unusual fraud" after a recent hacking attack, and it is working closely with law enforcement to determine the scope of the attack.

5 Things Express Scripts' Management Wants You to Know

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:26
These five quotes from Express Scripts' second-quarter earnings conference call offer insight into whether investors should expect the business to grow or shrink.






Alibaba Units' Value Adds IPO Intrigue

WSJ.com What's News US - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:22
Alibaba Group Holding's disclosure that its quarterly profit nearly tripled on a one-time gain is putting the spotlight on two of the company's recent acquisitions.

Air France Pilot Union Calls for Strike

WSJ.com What's News US - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:22
Air France's main pilot union Thursday called for a one-week strike next month to protest cost-cutting measures the airline is considering on cockpit crew in an effort to return to profit and counter budget-carrier competition.

What I Learned About Investing During a Decade at The Motley Fool

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:14
Anyone can be successful at investing. It does require making a few meaningful changes in your habits, however.






You’re the Boss Blog: Today in Small Business: Independent Contractors

NYT > Business - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:13
Thanks to protesting workers, the president of a family supermarket gets his job back. Section 179 deductions are changing. Do you recline in your airline seat?

3 Reasons for Rite Aid Corporation's Resurgence

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:08
Rite Aid's stock has soared nearly 500% in the last two years, but why?






Bits Blog: With $30 Million More in Hand, IFTTT Looks to the Internet of Things

NYT > Business - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:01
The idea behind the company, according to co-founder Linden Tibbets, is to give people more creative control over the many online services they use on a daily basis.






Workday Inc. Earnings: Strong Revenue Growth Continues

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:56
Workday's second-quarter results are in. How did the company fare and how do its prospects look going forward?






Guess? Fails to Impress in Disappointing Second Quarter

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:45
Shareholders are left guessing when management will turn things around. Guess? came in below even pessimistic expectations for its second-quarter results. Let's take a closer look at Guess?'s Q2 results.






U.S. Economy Grew at Brisk Rate in Second Quarter

NYT > Business - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:40
The Commerce Department said the economy grew at a 4.2 percent rate, but businesses still seem to be benefiting more than consumers.






3 Reasons NextEra Energy Stock Could Rise

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:32
This clean and green stock could be a money-making machine.






Dutch Banks Steer Funds Away From ECB

WSJ.com What's News US - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:57
Dutch banks are steering large amounts of cash away from the European Central Bank in response to the ECB's move to adopt negative rates on bank deposits, but aren't using the money to boost lending and growth.

Teaching Your Kids to Invest: A Fool and His Family

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:53
Why should you teach your kids about investing?






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