Top 10 Post-Grad Degrees That Lead to High Pay

Hard work and luck may help you get ahead in the current labor force. However, if there’s one factor that’s almost sure to help increase your earnings, it’s going back to school for a graduate degree. According to the website PayScale, the average recipient of a bachelor’s degree earns an average salary of around $60,000. Those who have at least […]

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Names Former Sprint Executive Robbiati CFO

Aug 28 (Reuters) – Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Tuesday appointed former Sprint Corp Chief Financial Officer Tarek Robbiati as its new finance head. The company’s shares rose 1.9 percent to $17.05 in aftermarket trading after HPE also reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit. Robbiati will succeed incumbent Tim Stonesifer, effective Sept. 17. Stonesifer, who played a crucial role in the breakup of […]

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Rising Rates Blog Series: The Double Appeal of Short-Maturity Bonds

One of the ways to navigate a rising rate environment is to reduce your exposure to bonds with greater levels of interest rate risk. For many investors, this means moving toward short-maturity bonds. In exchange for lower risk, these issues typically generate lower income than longer-maturity bonds. The current market environment is unusual, however. A flatter yield curve means that […]

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What is price variance in cost accounting?

Price variance is the difference between the actual price paid by a company to purchase an item and its standard price, multiplied by the number of units purchased. The formula for price variance is: Price variance = (actual price – standard price) x actual quantity Based on the equation above, a positive price variance means the actual costs have increased over the […]

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London, Paris, Rome Fares Are Still Cheap, Cheap, Cheap

[Rick Seaney is the CEO and cofounder of FareCompare, and columnist for Investopedia. The views expressed by columnists are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Investopedia.] Back in February, I wrote about the new bargain-flight cities of Europe: London, Paris and Rome. Many were surprised to see such popular destinations in the bargain bin; […]

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What kinds of restrictions does the SEC put on short selling?

Since the stock market crash in 1929 and the ensuing Great Depression, short selling has been the scapegoat in many market downturns. In a short sale, an investor sells shares in the market, which are borrowed and delivered at settlement. The intent is to make profit by buying shares to repay the loaned ones at a lower price. After the Great […]

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Why is Short Selling Legal? A Brief History

Short selling was one of the central issues studied by Congress before enacting the Securities and Exchange Act in 1934, but Congress made no judgments about its permissibility. Instead, Congress gave the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) broad authority to regulate short sales in order to prevent abusive practices. (For more, see The SEC: A Brief History of Regulation.) Short Selling Becomes Legitimate […]

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Build A Wall Around Your Assets

The assets that you have worked long and hard to accumulate can be lost within a very short period if they are not properly protected and you are sued, you file for bankruptcy or you are otherwise subject to judgments proceedings. However, understanding that certain assets should be protected from being lost in such circumstances, lawmakers have passed acts under […]

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How does the law of supply and demand affect the oil industry?

The law of supply and demand primarily affects the oil industry by determining the price of the “black gold.” The costs, and expectations about the costs, of oil are the major determining factors in how companies in the industry allocate their resources. Prices create certain incentives that influence behavior; this behavior eventually feeds back into supply and demand to determine […]

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8 Celebrities Who Died Without a Will

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin died on Aug. 16 after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer. As per the court documents, she died without leaving behind a will or trust, Detroit Free Press reports. Her four sons have listed themselves as interested parties in her estate, and her niece Sabrina Owens has requested the court to appoint her as personal representative of the estate. […]

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