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Tim Parker

Benzinga Staff Writer


I've been writing about the markets for nearly 10 years and have a passion for teaching others that the market isn't as complicated as people like to make it. I love all things creative and I'm passionate about volunteering in the nonprofit sector. I live in Florida with my amazing wife, Cassie, and I often set up a mobile office on one of the Gulf of Mexico beaches. Email me at
04/17/2014 - 8:58am
Spectrum auctions to a communications company are like land auctions to a farmer; there’s not enough going around and if you get the chance to bid, you drop everything to attend.
04/16/2014 - 1:27pm
So you’re actively searching for a job while still going to work for your current employer every day. You might work for a company where being open about your search won’t cause bad feelings but mor...
04/16/2014 - 11:16am
According to the Wall Street Journal, the price of produce is rising fast. Lettuce is projected to jump more that 30 percent in the coming months, avocados will rise 28 percent, and broccoli—22 perc...
04/15/2014 - 10:08am
Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) has a problem on its hands. More data now confirms that Twitter's user base probably isn’t as large as investors would like to believe.
04/15/2014 - 9:39am
The Heartbleed bug is serious but as far as the world knew, it was a victimless crime—until now.
04/14/2014 - 11:59am
If you have quality insurance you may not notice but if you don’t, you know that the price of prescription drugs is high. Here are seven ways to help reign in the costs. 1. Communicate with Your D...
04/14/2014 - 10:23am
Last week brought carnage for stocks. The S&P 500 was down about 2.5 percent, but some individual stocks were hit much harder. These four each lost nearly 40 percent of value: Imperva (NYSE: I...
04/14/2014 - 8:57am
Have you heard of the Heartbleed bug? You can read Benzinga’s coverage of it here, but all the techno-geek speak means one very important thing for you: Your data is at risk. Not just because of th...
04/11/2014 - 10:06am
Any social media strategy aimed at tricking Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) into putting a post in front of more eyes has officially broken down. Facebook announced an upgrade to its algorithm that has implic...
04/11/2014 - 9:53am
Some people fueling the rumor mill aren’t worth a read while others have a track record of getting it right almost every time.
04/10/2014 - 10:09am
Forget being responsible for the look of an operating system that helped put your company back on the map. Never mind that your name appears on some of the most valuable patents in the tech world, o...
04/10/2014 - 9:03am
Everybody believes that it’s only a matter of time before the BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) phone takes its place in a museum along side the Motorola DynaTAC phone (that giant “mobile” phone unveiled in...
04/09/2014 - 2:23pm
Monday, we saw markets do something that gave investors reason to be fearful: follow through. After the worst drop of the year on Friday, the major indices fell sharply again Monday signaling that...
04/09/2014 - 12:20pm
As anybody who follows the Apple rumor mill knows, one or two random rumors usually means nothing -- but if the pace of these true or untrue stories picks up, there's a good chance something is in t...

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