Key Words: ‘Hug a Canadian,’ urges German Foreign Office after dramatic ice-hockey upset

The Olympics are a time when emotions run high — and nowhere is that more true than when it comes to Canada and ice hockey. So, when underdog Germany defeated the defending gold medalists 4-3 in South Korea earlier Friday, the shock sent ripples through the world of hockey, and even brought a diplomatic reaction … Read more

The Ratings Game: HP stock soars, but earnings didn’t have everything analysts wanted

HP Inc.’s earnings report brought plenty of enthusiasm Friday, but also plenty of questions. Shares were up 10% in midday trading Friday, and analysts still see upside. Eight raised their price target on HP HPQ, +3.53%  shares following the report, according to FactSet, with the average target now standing at $25.44, 14% above current levels. … Read more

Next Avenue: Good news: you’re not getting older, you’re getting better

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. Marc Agronin, a geriatric psychiatrist, may be best known for his Alzheimer’s work. Or, perhaps it’s the press he has gotten for helping to develop the first of its kind 4-acre memory care village on the campus of Miami Jewish Health Systems. Agronin, 52, works half-time seeing patients, most … Read more

Redfin shares swoon as the seller’s market cuts profit expectations

Shares of Redfin Corporation RDFN, -3.45%   slid more than 6% on Friday after the discount brokerage guided its outlook lower and said it would reshuffle some operations in the face of a challenging housing market. Redfin’s fourth-quarter results, announced Thursday, were stronger than expected. The company lost $1.8 million, or 2 cents per share, … Read more

NerdWallet: Black students are hit hardest by student debt

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. In the student debt crisis, black borrowers take the hardest hit. They borrow at a higher rate than any other group: 87% of black students borrowed federal loans compared with 65% of Latino students and 60% of white students, according to an analysis of government data by the Center for … Read more