Fearful of being left out to dry, bond funds hold more cash

...very difficult to sell securities in an efficient way," says Jeffery Elswick, director of fixed income at Frost Investment Advisors.A year ago, when Elswick wanted to sell some bonds, he would routinely get back bids from at least 20 prospective buyers...

Biz Bits

...Institute of Nuclear Materials ManagementDetails: He works for Savannah River National Laboratory. ROB WYNNAward/honor: Received the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA InstituteDetails: He works for Asset Advisors Corp.

Aiken Mall among shopping centers across nation struggling to survive

...more than two dozen enclosed malls have closed since 2010 and 75 more are on the brink of closure, according to Green Street Advisors.In its 2015 U.S. Mall Outlook report, the Cali fornia-based real estate research and advisory firm said more than 200...

Most small-business owners actually seek meaning, not time off

...God bless America. (The writer is a small-business owner at Advanced Services Inc., a pest control company, and a partner at Work Life Advisors, a company that advises and coaches area businesses and professional firms.)


...to Secure Debt from CARLTON E. HUGHES to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR PRIMARY CAPITAL ADVISORS LC dated July 10, 2003, filed for record July 16, 2003, and recorded in Deed Book 870, Page 814, RICHMOND County, Georgia...

Huckabee stumps for GOP nomination, presidency and votes in Aiken

...here."Huckabee said experience gained on the campaign trail in 2008 is serving him now, allowing his election team and advisors to place assets such as time and money more strategically and according to a plan rather than the pandering he says often takes...

NY jury convicts former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager of insider trading charges

NEW YORK - A former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager was convicted Thursday of helping the company owned by billionaire Steven A. Cohen earn more than a quarter-billion...

SC lawmakers debate how to best use tax windfall

...windfall in tax collections, giving legislators an additional $300 million in discretionary spending.The Board of Economic Advisors voted unanimously to recognize a total of $415 million in revenues that were higher than previously expected. The additional...

Working a 9-to-5 job is losing its appeal

...Stephen Wunker left a consulting firm in 2009 to spend more time with his kids. Wunker and his partners started New Markets Advisors and are hired by companies to come up with business plans or create a growth strategy. He still works 40 to 80 hours a week...

Yellen denies some documents to House leak investigator

...Yellen disclosed last month that she met once in 2012 with Regina Schleiger, a senior managing director of Medley Global Advisors, which publishes the newsletter. Yellen was the Fed's vice chairman at the time.But Yellen said the meeting occurred...