Interest Rate Hikes Could Cause Bond Sell-Offs

Posted On November 24, 2014

(New York, NY) -- The Federal Reserve is set to raise interest rates next year. Market watchers worry the rate hikes will cause a massive bond sell-off by investors, leaving U.S. fund firms holding the hard-to-sell debt securities. Fund firms have been testing various market strategies to preparation for the scenario. The Fed's first rate…

“Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part One” Dominates Box Office

Posted On November 23, 2014

(Undated) -- "Hunger Games" fans are flocking to "Mockingjay." The third installment of the "Hunger Games" franchise, "Mockingjay - Part 1" earned 123-million dollars in its opening weekend to become the biggest opening for a movie so far this year. "Mockingjay's" first weekend earnings were more than six times the 20-point-one-million second place film "Big…

Symantec: Long-Term Surveillance Malware Discovered

Posted On November 23, 2014

(Mountain View, CA) -- A California computer security firm says they have discovered a back-door malware program that allows long-term surveillance of governments, private companies and individuals. Symantec says the Regin virus has been used since 2008 and is perfect for monitoring targets over a long period of time. The malware can actually use Internet…

Black Friday Shopping Changing

Posted On November 23, 2014

(Undated) -- Most shoppers won't be hitting the stores on Black Friday. Despite the constant hype, a new survey from "Bankrate" reports just 28-percent of all shoppers will be taking part in the day after Thanksgiving rush. The drop in Black Friday appeal may be the result of retailers starting their sales as early as…

Survey: JC Penny Has Best Black Friday Deals

Posted On November 23, 2014

(Undated) -- If you're looking for the best bang for your buck on Black Friday, JC Penny is offering the sweetest deals. Financial social site Wallethub puts the store at the top of its survey of the best Black Friday bargains offered by America's 21 largest retailers. Penny's is offering an overall discount rate of…