By Paul B. Farrell, MarketWatch
Remember December 1999? Wild dot-com mania. Just 13 years ago. I wrote about the year’s top 19 funds. Insane annual returns: 179% to 323%. Wall Street was hot … Stocks roared … Investors expected 100% plus returns and laughed at 30% index-fund returns. Early retirement was all the buzz at barbershops and neighborhood barbecues.
Then the tech crash. Two wars. Thirty-month recession. By 2005, global [...]
(Reuters) – Chinese swimmer Lu Ying, fresh from winning a silver medal in the women’s 100 metre butterfly, spoke out after the race against the Chinese training system, in a rare display of criticism from one of the country’s athletes.
Lu, who went to Australia to train in 2008, criticised the tough Chinese training regime, saying it did not offer enough chance for athletes to enjoy themselves in other ways.
“In China we’re used to study, [...]
July 10, 2012
(NaturalNews) While many Americans were firing up barbecues and breaking out the sparklers to celebrate Independence Day, biotech industry executives were more likely chilling champagne to celebrate another kind of independence: immunity from federal law.
A so-called “Monsanto rider,” quietly slipped into the multi-billion dollar FY 2013 Agricultural Appropriations bill, would require – not just allow, but require – the Secretary of Agriculture to grant a temporary permit for [...]
AMES, Iowa – The preseason is over for the Republican presidential field. When the top eight declared candidates take the stage at the Stephens Auditorium at Iowa State University at 9 p.m. Eastern tonight, they will be playing for keeps.
With voters anxious about the future of the nation, President Obama already out on the campaign trail (including a Michigan factory stop and another big-buck New [...]
Four years ago, I wrote a column titled “America Needs a July Fourth Seder.” In it, I explained that “national memory dies without national ritual. And without a national memory, a nation dies.” Many readers and listeners to my radio show responded by creating their own rituals to make the day far more meaningful than watching fireworks and eating hot dogs.
I now present a simple [...]