What major is required to take the Series 7 examination?

A: The Series 7 exam  is administered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and provides an individual with the qualifications necessary to make different types of trades as a general security representative. There are no prerequisite educational requirements for the Series 7 exam. However, starting in October 2018, FINRA will be making major changes to their exam … Read more

Bond Report: Treasurys draw buying as rate hike fears recede from monetary policy report

Treasury prices rose, pulling yields lower, on Friday after the Federal Reserve, in a report to Congress, gave little indication it plans to raise interest rates more aggressively in 2018. What are bonds doing? The 10-year Treasury note yield TMUBMUSD10Y, -1.84% slipped 5.1 basis points to 2.866%, retracing the weeklong climb that saw the yield … Read more

Emotional support dog injures young girl on Southwest flight

There was yet another mishap involving an emotional support animal and travel — and this time someone was hurt. A young girl was injured by an emotional support dog while boarding a Southwest Airlines LUV, +1.17%  flight from Phoenix to Portland, Ore., the airline confirmed. Southwest said its initial reports indicate that the dog’s teeth … Read more

Did Kylie Jenner’s tweet cause Snapchat stock to plunge $1.3 billion? Here are 5 of the costliest tweets ever

Sticks and stones may break bones, but 280 characters can do a whole lot more damage. On Wednesday, Kylie Jenner, start of E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” and a fashion empire mogul in her own right, tweeted that she was over Snapchat SNAP, -0.34% “Sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is … Read more

Continuing Care Retirement Community

DEFINITION of ‘Continuing Care Retirement Community’ A continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is a residential facility or property that provides housing, meals, healthcare and social activities for seniors throughout the rest of their lives that are tailored to their changing needs. Continuing care retirement communities, or CCRCs, allow residents to transition from independent living to assisted living … Read more

Capitol Report: Elizabeth Warren and Mick Mulvaney trade barbs over payday lenders, arbitration

Getty Images Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney have different views on payday lending and mandatory arbitration. The driving force behind the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the person revamping that institution right now traded barbs in a series of letters on payday lenders and arbitration. At the end … Read more

The Wall Street Journal: Gothamist and related sites to be reborn after purchase by public-radio consortium

Gothamist Gothamist on Friday celebrates its comeback. Gothamist is being resuscitated nearly four months after it was abruptly shuttered by its owner, billionaire TD Ameritrade AMTD, +1.41% founder Joe Ricketts. The assets of Gothamist, DCist and LAist were purchased by a group of three public radio stations in a joint deal, the organizations announced Friday. … Read more