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Tehran and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Written by Jessica Sheppard
Posted January 19, 2016

When will it be time to pull the plug on oil? As prices continue to free fall, alternative (clean) energy is starting to look way more appealing.

Jamie Dimon Prepares for Impact

Written by Jennifer Clark
Posted January 14, 2016

All eyes are on the banking sector this week. As the largest banks in the U.S. report their earnings, it's clear that big money is preparing for continued trouble in the energy sphere.

Get Ready for a Bear Fight

Written by Jessica Sheppard
Posted January 12, 2016

As headlines warn of impending market crash, some expecting by 50% or more, should investors be concerned? Is a bear market really on the way?

Obama Wins Smith & Wesson's "Salesman of the Year"

Written by Jessica Sheppard
Posted January 7, 2016

President Obama’s tear-jerking speech on Tuesday touched not only on the tragic level of gun violence that continues to plague this country but also the components of his upcoming executive order.

Start the Year Off With a Crash

Written by Jennifer Clark
Posted January 5, 2016

Will China's market crash on the first day of 2016's trading signal a bad omen for the rest of the year? How will Saudi Arabian & Iranian relations impact oil prices? Is there an upside to this market volatility?

The Price of a Civilized Society

Written by Jessica Sheppard
Posted December 30, 2015

The Legal Way to Avoid Taxes This Holiday

Written by Jessica Sheppard
Posted December 24, 2015

In the midst of holiday cheer, delicious meals, and gift-giving, investors should also be thinking about minimizing their tax toll. What used to involve miles of red tape and IRS lingo just became a whole lot easier.

Is it Time to be Greedy or Fearful?

Written by Jessica Sheppard
Posted December 22, 2015

Why I'm Ditching My Wireless Carrier

Written by Jessica Sheppard
Posted December 15, 2015

Companies don't need to reinvent the wheel to cause a market disruption. Sometimes it's just about providing good service at a reasonable price. Unfortunately, that's a rarity these days.

The Greatest Technological & Computing Mind of Our Lifetimes

Written by Jessica Sheppard
Posted December 10, 2015

The reclusive creator of Bitcoin has been identified, and it's not who you'd expect. Is this real or just another hoax?

Autonomous Cars Will Be Programmed to Kill

Written by Jessica Sheppard
Posted December 8, 2015

Autonomous cars are already on public roads. In a few years, they'll be everywhere. Unfortunately, there are still some big questions that need answering, and your life could depend on it.

Is Greed Really Good? Silicon Valley Begs to Differ

Written by Jessica Sheppard
Posted December 3, 2015

As the Zuckerbergs pledge to use their $45 billion for good, we are reminded that wealth comes with great responsibility.

The Death of Innovation

Written by Jessica Sheppard
Posted December 1, 2015

Current FDA regulation has the potential to shut down thousands of small businesses. An entire industry depends on one piece of legislation: HR 2058.

The "Hottest" Holiday Gadget of 2015

Written by Jessica Sheppard
Posted November 24, 2015

Hoverboards literally 'explode' onto the 2015 gadget scene, as retailers and consumers weigh the legal and physical risks of the newest tech toy.

The Harm in the Hype

Written by Jessica Sheppard
Posted November 20, 2015

IPO hype is a man-made creation, and companies fuel that excitement for a reason. Sometimes, the hype is genuine. Other times, it borders on deliberate deception.