No-money-down mortgages are back

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (MarketWatch) It's 100% financing—the same strategy that pushed many homeowners into foreclosure during the housing bust. Banks say these loans are safer: They're almost exclusively being offered to more…

Credit Suisse report: Gold era coming to an end

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Business Insider) The anti-gold bandwagon is getting more and more crowded. Analysts Tom Kendall and Ric Deverell of Credit Suisse is out with a bombshell report this morning more…

'I give God 10%, why do you get 18?'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Daily Mail) An Applebee's waitress has been fired after a bizarre handwritten note from an annoyed customer turned into the latest internet sensation. The waitress in St more…

Dow hits 14,000, so is America booming now?

by Bob Unruh -- The Dow Jones Industrial Averages today closed above 14,000 for the first time since 2007, within hailing distance of the highest stock market level ever and marking the more…

CNN cancels Soledad O’Brien show

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEWSBUSTERS) The tumult at CNN that has seen several contributors leave the cable news network continued on Wednesday, when Soledad O'Brien's morning show, “Starting Point,” was canceled because her program's more…

Medical-device company rocked by layoffs

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (COMMERCIAL APPEAL) Smith & Nephew has laid off nearly 100 employees across its units in Tennessee and Massachusetts, the company said Thursday. The company's Orthopaedic Reconstruction unit is more…

Dow briefly climbs above 14,000

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) Major benchmarks rallied strongly on Friday, momentarily pushing blue-chip stocks above the closely watched psychological barrier of 14,000 intraday as investors reacted to encouraging news about U.S. more…

Economy adds 157,000 jobs in January

by -NO AUTHOR- -- WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 157,000 jobs in January, and hiring was much stronger at the end of 2012 than previously thought, providing reassurance that the job more…