optionsXpress Introduces Innovative New Online Investing Tools Designed for Volatile, Uncertain Markets

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optionsXpress Introduces Innovative New Online Investing Tools Designed for Volatile, Uncertain Markets

CHICAGO—-optionsXpress , the online broker specializing in options and futures investing, today introduced a bevy of innovative new trading tools for investor education, strategy evaluation and trade execution. (1 hour ago)

Auctions take a hammering

Calculator : Work out your borrowing power In-depth : The latest interest rate news and features More personal finance news in our Money section (5 hours ago)

Concentrate on spending to recession-proof your finances

Talk of recession abounds, but it is mostly an academic discussion until you talk about how economic hard times affect you. As the saying goes, a recession is when your neighbor gets laid off; a depression is when you do. (5 hours ago)

Personal Finance Daily — Homes abandoned, with pets still inside

You could say the housing market is going to the dogs, and you’d be right in more ways than one. (2 hours ago)

Glowpoint Reports Record 2007 Revenues of $22.8 Million

HILLSIDE, N.J.—-Glowpoint, Inc. , a premiere, IP-based managed video communications services provider, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2007. (38 mins ago)

Nucor CEO Made Almost $5M in 2007

Nucor Corp.’s chairman, president and chief executive, Daniel R. DiMicco, received compensation from the steelmaker and scrap metal recycler valued at more than $4.8 million in 2007 — about 1.1 percent more than in 2006, a regulatory filing Wednesday shows. (8 mins ago)

Financial Futures

Washington Post columnist Martha M. Hamilton discussed how to make smart retirement decisions with financial advisor Ric Edelman. (39 mins ago)

Economically, Are We Better Off Today?

Editor’s note: Dr. Mike Walden is a William Neal Reynolds Professor and North Carolina Cooperative Extension economist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics of N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. (1 hour ago)

With stocks down, it’s a prime time to boost retirement savings

Falling stocks are roadblocks to a comfortable retirement. At times like this, when the path looks especially rocky, it’s tempting to reduce your regular contributions to a 401 portfolio or other automatic investment plan. (9 mins ago)

Why We Borrow Until It Hurts

If the subprime mortgage mess has taught us anything, it is that we are leverage addicts. Nearly all of us are — from Northern Virginia, where we bought big houses with no money down, to Wall Street, where traders borrowed cash to make bigger bets on the housing market. (2 hours ago)