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Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

Russia crisis hurts these brands the most

Russia's economic turmoil has already spread to companies in the West and many brands are bracing for a bigger blow to earnings.  More

What's wrong with Google?

Google's stock has been left behind while its rivals soar in 2014.  More

Elizabeth Warren allies march outside Citi: 'Break big banks'

Protesters gathered outside Citibank's headquarters to echo Warren's call to break up big banks.  More

Alternative lenders are hot -- especially among millennials

With two recent IPOs and a digitally-inclined audience of entrepreneurs, non-traditional financing could finally get its big break.  More

Sony stock soars after movie is shelved

Wall Street loves Sony, now that "The Interview" is on the cutting room floor.  More

The rock star manager who reinvents himself

Former Fidelity fund manager Jeff Vinik is a role model for changing your life in your 30s and again in your 50s.  More

The best thing to do now for your portfolio

Stocks have fallen over 3% in December and the outlook for 2015 is cloudy. It's a good time to rebalance.  More

In Russia, no more $30 Ikea 'Billy' bookcases - at least for now

Ikea has suspended sales of furniture in Russia following a dramatic fall in ruble.  More

Thank you, Fed! Stocks have best day of 2014

Stocks soared after Fed chair Janet Yellen and her fellow policymakers didn't sound in a rush to raise rates.  More

Russia crisis: Don't panic like it's 1998

Russia is definitely in turmoil, but it's unlikely to drag world markets down with it this time.  More

The 6 top stocks of the year

This year has been very solid for stocks, but these 6 were the best of the S&P 500.  More

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

3 stocks to buy in a market crash

The world economy is getting worse. It might be time to re-position your investment portfolio.  More

Russia has cash to prevent economic collapse

Russia is gripped by its worst financial crisis since 1998 but should have enough money to prevent a total meltdown ... for now.  More

Inflation basically does not exist

Cheap oil is keeping inflation in check. Prices have gone up little in the last year, but is that a good thing?  More

Ruble stabilizes as Russia sells more dollars

Russia's ruble stabilized Wednesday after the government said it would sell currency reserves in its desperate fight to stave off a worsening economic crisis.  More

Tesla sales forecast cut by 40% due to low oil prices

Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas cuts his price target for Tesla, saying cheaper oil could hurt sales of next generation Model 3 aimed at mass market.  More

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

$55 oil is freaking out the stock market

Falling oil and gas prices are great for consumers, but they also have a dark side for investors.  More

Who loses if Russia implodes?

Russia's uncertain future has caused a ripple effect for countries and businesses around the world that it trades with. But who in the West has most to lose if things go from bad to worse in Russia?  More

Airline stocks and profits soar thanks to oil plunge

Jet fuel decline saving airlines billions of dollars but that is going to fatter profits, higher stock prices, not lower fares for customers.  More

Some companies won't survive the oil meltdown

The plunge in oil prices is causing a cash crunch in the energy industry, especially for shale oil.  More

Olive Garden is red hot again

The stock of Olive Garden owner Darden Restaurants has been sizzling since hedge fund Starboard won control of the company's board. Will investors want seconds?  More

Russia's slide toward economic crisis - and why it matters

Russia has been brought to the brink of a new economic crisis by poor government, its meddling in Ukraine and the oil price slump.  More

Putin's cronies lose $50 billion

Russia's unfolding economic nightmare has already wiped $50 billion off the combined wealth of the countries top 15 oligarchs.  More

The worst stocks of 2014

The stock market smashed record after record in 2014. Apparently these stocks didn't get the memo.  More

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

Russia's ruble rout rattles emerging markets

Russia's currency rout has sent a shudder through global markets and the sell-off is spreading to other emerging markets.  More

Ford shares tumble 5%

Ford was one of the worst performing stocks in the S&P 500 Monday.  More

Russia heading for crash as ruble plummets

Currency is in free fall, plunging by about 12% against the dollar on Monday alone. Deep recession is feared.  More

As oil falls, Middle East stocks tank

The Dubai stock exchange is down 22% so far in December. Investors aren't sure Gulf states can withstand cheap oil.  More

Sony hack sends stock down 10% in past week

Sony's stock has tumbled as more and more embarrassing emails have come to light. Is it an overreaction?  More

Most investment managers are lousy

One day your hot, next day your not. Most investment funds can't replicate their past success.  More

Oil is the Federal Reserve's 800-pound gorilla

The Federal Reserve holds its final meeting on 2014 this week. Jobs and oil are likely top of the agenda.  More

2015: The year the stock market slows to a trot

CNNMoney's experts predict 8% growth for the stock market in 2015. Not quite the stellar return of recent years.  More

Blackrock exec loses career for dodging fares

A former Blackrock managing director has been banned from working in finance for dodging fares on his commute to work.  More

Petsmart acquired in $8.7 billion deal

Woof woof! PetSmart has agreed to be acquired for $8.7 billion in the largest private equity deal so far this year.  More

OPEC isn't scared of $40 oil

The energy minister for United Arab Emirates says the middle eastern oil producers aren't "targeting a price" and they believe "the market will stabilize itself."  More

Wall Street bets on Russia and Venezuela defaults

The cost to insure Russia's five-year bonds have surged to the highest levels since 2009 and are five times higher for Venezuela since June.  More

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

Is this finally the end of the bull market?

Plunging oil prices caused stocks to have their worst week in several years.  More

What Wall Street won in budget deal

Controversial change to financial regulation allows banks to again create and trade swap contracts.  More

Tumbling oil could take thousands of jobs with it

Halliburton just announced 1,000 layoffs. BP is also slashing employees. There are likely to be more cuts.  More

Wireless war: Consumers win, investors lose

Discounted phones and cheaper plans are good for subscribers -- but not investors in Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.  More

Even Warren Buffett got hurt by oil prices

With stakes in ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil, Buffett has taken hits from the wild swings in oil and gas.  More

Diamond buying skyrockets in December

About 20% of all jewelry sales occur this month. It's bling or bust time for the diamond industry.  More

Plunging oil prices may trigger unrest

The International Energy Agency has warned that a global glut of oil will persist next year, putting further pressure on prices and raising the risk of unrest in some producing countries.  More

Oil drops below $60, but stocks still gain

Urban Outfitters and Staples led the rebound on Wall Street Thursday.  More

Want to get rich? Use your savings to invest, not pay off student loans

Paying the minimum on my student debt and investing my savings has made me tens of thousands of dollars.  More

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

Wall Street bets on Staples-Office Depot marriage

An activist investor revealed a stake in Staples, potentially laying the groundwork for a tie-up with Office Depot.  More

Peer-to-peer lending stock soars in IPO

Who needs banks? Investors are betting that peer-to-peer lending will usher in a loan revolution.  More

China's version of Tinder is worth $3 billion

Momo, a dating app that's compared to Tinder, enjoyed a 10% bump in its stock market debut.  More

RadioShack's tale of woe gets worse

Electronics retailer RadioShack continues to struggle. It posted a huge loss and plunging sales. Cash is dwindling. But the CEO touted solid Black Friday sales and cost cutting plans.  More

Are the Super Jumbo's days numbered?

Airbus has dropped a hint that its Super Jumbo A380 jet might be discontinued.  More

Is this photograph worth $6.5 million?

It's the most expensive photo ever and the Internet is buzzing over whether it was worth it.  More

Stocks: 4 things to know before the U.S. open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

What's spooking the stock market?

Stocks typically go up in December, but that's not the case so far this month.  More

6 ugly stocks that look sexy in 2015

It may be time to give these stocks a second chance. They lagged the market in 2014, but look pretty attractive going forward.  More

Cheap gas is akin to a $60 billion tax cut

The dramatic fall of gas prices is pumping up the U.S. economy. Retailers are especially giddy.  More

Elizabeth Warren is really angry about Dodd-Frank change

Elizabeth Warren came out swinging against a compromise in the government funding bill that she says undermines protections established after the financial crisis.  More

Is the doughnut fad over? Krispy Kreme sinks again

Krispy Kreme fell after disappointing results. And it's been a tough year for Dunkin'. Doughnut stocks have a lot of holes in them.  More

Another Democrat joins fight against Treasury pick

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen teams up with Elizabeth Warreen against Antonio Weiss, a Wall Street insider who is Obama's Under Secretary of Domestic Finance nominee.  More
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