Articles By Moran Zhang

From Economy Jun 28, 2012

Stockton Bankruptcy In 2012 Imminent, Says Calif. City Official

Stockton, Calif., will become the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy, which could happen as early as Wednesday, after talks with bondholders and labor unions failed.

From Economy Jun 27, 2012

After Boom Always Comes A Bust -- Norway’s Housing Market Mirrors The U.S. Bubble

It is just amazing how we never learn from other people's mistakes.

From Companies Jun 27, 2012

World’s Top 10 Most Respected Companies…And The Award Goes To Apple

Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), the largest company on earth by stock-market value, again took the top spot in Barron's annual survey of corporate respect.

From Politics & Policy Jun 26, 2012

Central Banks Already Hold 30% of Global GDP, Face Limit Of Power: BIS

Central banks are reaching the limit of their ability to boost economic growth and the potential for harmful side effects of more extraordinary monetary easing is growing, the Bank for International Settlements warned.

From Politics & Policy Jun 25, 2012

All Eyes On EU Summit, Housing and Manufacturing Data: Economic Events For June 25-29

The European Council's June 28-29 meeting will no doubt be the main focus of this week as some hope that new steps can be taken to grapple with the region's debt crisis.

From Companies Jun 23, 2012

Monsanto, Nike, General Mills: 11 Earnings Reports To Watch, June 25-29

Expectations for U.S. company earnings are on a slippery slope down Wall Street as the euro-zone crisis deepens and economic data around the world disappoints. With one week left in the second quarter, it is a good time to measure revisions in earnings estimates for companies in the S&P 500.

From Economy Jun 23, 2012

King Coal Has Lost Its Crown To Natural Gas (For Good), Despite Further Price Decline Forecast

While coal has powered the 19th-century Industrial Revolution, heated homes and generated electricity, the era of "King Coal" has come to an end.

From Economy Jun 22, 2012

Shrinking Share Of Exports To Asia Has Cost US Economy A Fortune, Countless Jobs

Four years ago, for every five shipping containers that Asia sent to the U.S., America sent back only two, resulting in gluts of empty containers at U.S. West Coast ports and a widening trade deficit with countries like China and Japan.

From Economy Jun 22, 2012

Manufacturing Woes Spread From Euro Area To China, And Now They Have Reached The US

Manufacturing has been one of the few bright spots of the otherwise frail U.S. economic recovery, but Markit said weaker overseas demand could be starting to slow hiring in the sector. U.S. manufacturing grew in June at the slowest pace in almost a year and hiring in the sector also slowed.

From Companies Jun 21, 2012

Why Companies Are Racing To Cut Earnings Forecasts

Expectations for U.S. company earnings are on a slippery slope down Wall Street. While the downward slide in estimates highlights the caution analysts and companies are expressing, investors should also be aware that companies are setting lower goals so that they can look better or be able to “beat estimates” when the results come out.