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Big bang, not big bucks, the key for euro zone bank lending

published about 1 hour ago
By Padraic Halpin and John O'Donnell DUBLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - If the European Central Bank really wants to kick-start the euro zone economy, it should ensure the bloc's banks are up to the task of lending. The International Monetary Fund has estimated that nearly three-quarters of euro zone banks need to significantly change their business models before they will be able to meet the demand for credit when the economy recovers. ...

Caterpillar Boosts Profits, Outlook Despite Flat Revenue And Shaky Economy

published about 1 hour ago
Caterpillar Boosts Profits, Outlook Despite Flat Revenue And Shaky Economy
Buybacks and restructuring help lift Caterpillar results despite global growth challenges.

FINRA's Proposed Regulatory Overhaul: Is It The Future Or 'Minority Report'?

published about 1 hour ago
FINRA's Proposed Regulatory Overhaul: Is It The Future Or 'Minority Report'?
Consider for a moment how most regulation works today, be it the Internal Revenue Service, Health and Human Services or even the Food and Drug Administration.

This Rise Looks Like A Bear Market Rally, And That Changes Everything

published about 2 hours ago
This Rise Looks Like A Bear Market Rally, And That Changes Everything
Fundamentals, technicals and commentary signal bear market. Next step would be lower lows than last week's. Time to ensure portfolio is well positioned and to consider short-term trading.

Juniper Earnings Preview: Edge Router Sales, Cost Savings In Focus

published about 2 hours ago
The company reported a strong set of results in the previous quarter, with sales growing 7% year-over-year (y-o-y) to $1.23 billion, matching the upper end of its guidance. However, a lower-than-expected outlook for the third quarter brought the stock down by about 10% in intraday trading when it released second quarter earnings on July 23.