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The Fed is worried about the stock market

The Federal Reserve admitted that the market volatility is a concern.  More

No turbulence for Virgin America. Stock up 50% since IPO

Wall Street is treating Virgin America like it's a hot tech stock. The airline has a lot going for it. But are shares due for a bumpy landing?  More

Staples boost profits by shutting 170 stores

Staples is fighting shrinking sales by stepping up efforts to close stores. Investors like the plan and sent shares up 10% Wednesday.  More

Target customers and profits are back after hack

Target reported a healthy uptick in earnings Wednesday in a sign that customers are finally starting to trust the retailer again.  More

Starbucks has decades of growth ahead

The coffee company operates 20,000 stores, but it's still expanding, especially in food and tea.  More

Will Apple soon be worth $1 trillion?

Apple is the world's most valuable company. Could it top $1 trillion soon? Is that a sign of a new tech bubble? Or will Microsoft, Google or Alibaba beat Apple to the 12-zero level.  More

10 stocks to buy now

Morgan Stanley thinks the economic expansion could turn into the longest on record. If they're right, these stocks stand to gain the most.  More

Southwest Airlines: Top stock of 2014

Southwest Airlines shares are up 110% so far this year. It managed to profit without a ton of add on fees.  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

Foreign investors sour on Shanghai stocks

Just two days into a much-lauded program to open up Shanghai's stock market to foreign investors, the flow of cash has dwindled to a trickle.  More

Most boring streak for stocks since 1969

The S&P 500 gained or lost less than 0.1% for the past five trading days. That hasn't happened in a long time.  More

Looking for a stock tip? Check the CEO's face

CEOs give away a lot of information when they speak. Facial recognition can help decode it for investors.  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

Crazy Eddie CFO: 'We are in the golden era of white-collar crime'

Convicted Crazy Eddie fraudster Sam Antar wishes he committed his crimes today instead of in the 1980s because he may have actually gotten away with it.  More

If other industries acted like Wall Street...

Imagine what the world would be like if other industries got away with what Wall Street does.  More

Warren Buffett loves credit cards and GM

The famous investor beefed up his stakes Visa and Mastercard last quarter. He also boosted his GM holdings.  More

Botox maker bought for $66 billion in biggest deal of 2014

The $66 billion buyout of the Allergan caps off a huge year for wheeling and dealing.  More

5 reasons to worry about the world economy

Is the global economy on the brink of a new crisis? Here are 5 things to worry about.  More

Investors send billions to Shanghai as market opens to foreigners

International investors poured money into Chinese stocks on Monday, taking advantage of a new program that links markets in Hong Kong and Shanghai.  More

Indian startup funding up 261%

Indian startup funding up 261%  More

Dismal quarter pushes Japan into recession

The Japanese economy slipped into recession in the third quarter, a surprisingly poor performance that could delay a planned sales tax hike.  More

The holidays stink for retail stocks

The holidays might give shoppers jaw-dropping deals, but they often leave retail investors with a big lump of coal.  More

Stocks: Six things to know before the open

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

Who owns London's landmarks?

Many of London's most recognizable buildings are owned by foreign investors. Here are eight.  More

Why the new ISIS currency is doomed

ISIS is planning to mint gold, silver and copper coins. One analyst explains why it's destined to fail.  More

Music for babies ... that doesn't suck

Rockabye Baby still sells whole albums and CDs by catering to parents who are tired of Barney and Elmo.  More

Best CEO of 2014: Apple's Cook or BlackBerry's Chen?

Apple is at an all-time high and Tim Cook deserves a lot of credit for that. But is John Chen's rescue of BlackBerry a more impressive feat?  More

Top 10 stocks members of Congress own

Lawmakers' top stock picks include companies that actively lobby Congress.  More

Virgin America stock soars 25% after IPO

Richard Branson's hip airline flew high on its first day of trading on the Nasdaq. The company is now worth $1 billion.  More

Twitter trashed with 'junk' rating from S&P

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's assigned a junk rating to Twitter's debt.  More

Europe dodges recession - barely

Germany may have dodged another recession and Europe is growing again but it's way too soon to celebrate.  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

Tech bubble 2.0? Nasdaq nearing 5,000 again

Are we about to have another tech bust? The Nasdaq is approaching a level where it last traded in March 2000 -- just before dot-coms crashed. But here's why it might be different now.  More

Low gas prices a holiday gift for WalMart

WalMart thinks cheap gas will encourage consumers to shop more this holiday season.  More

Angel fund commits $3.5M to immigrant entrepreneurs

Unshackled is a new angel investment fund that aims to help foreign entrepreneurs work legally on their startups in the U.S.  More

Surprise! Investors are greedy again

Remember when investors were so nervous about everything? No more. Stocks are once again near their highs and investors are getting greedy.  More

DreamWorks a nightmare for Hasbro?

Toymaker Hasbro may be going Hollywood with a purchase of DreamWorks Animation. But it's a risky move that could tick off key partner Disney.  Play

WalMart says Thanksgiving Day deals are 'absolutely appropriate'

A WalMart executive said kicking off Black Friday on Thanksgiving is 'absolutely appropriate' and that employees are well taken care of.  More

Scared of cyberattacks? Buy this ETF

Investors now have an easy way to cash in on one of the hottest areas of the tech world: cybersecurity.  More

SeaWorld stock falls. Falling attendance blamed

Cost cutting is on the way as the company seeks to shake its 'Blackfish' blues.  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

Toymaker Hasbro in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation - report

Could DreamWorks Animation, the studio behind mega-hits including "Shrek" and "Madagascar," soon be owned by a toy company?  More

Are stocks too expensive now?

The stock market certainly isn't in Black Friday discount mode, but the U.S. economy looks strong.  More

The home improvement business is booming

As many retailers fret about the upcoming holiday shopping season, home improvements stocks are sitting pretty  More

Hedge funds want 'one-night stand' with startups

Silicon Valley VCs are losing confidence for the first time in two years -- and they're blaming hedge funds for the market uncertainty.  More

Japanese stocks hit 7-year high. Can it last?

Japan's stock market has been soaring lately, thanks largely to emergency help from central bankers.  More

Macy's cut its holiday forecast. So why is the stock rallying?

Macy's isn't as optimistic about the holiday season as before, but the CEO talked a good game to calm investors.  More

How to game the $5.3 trillion currency market

Gaming the global financial system isn't too tricky when you get some help from your friends.  More

Gas at $3 a gallon can't last

Plunging oil prices may cause a long term problems and hamper the U.S. shale oil boom, the International Energy Agency warned.  More

How Wall Street is wooing Millennials

Millennials may not have much money now, but the financial world sees big bucks down the road.  More

Six banks fined more than $4 billion in currency probe

Six banks have agreed to pay $4.3 billion in fines to global regulators to resolve allegations that they manipulated foreign exchange rates.  More

Zynga founder is now in the pot business

Tom Bollich founded Zynga in 2007. Now he's CEO of Surna, a company that helps marijuana growers.  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

China's stock market finally opens to foreigners. Now what?

China is allowing foreigners to buy shares listed in Shanghai, but the new program is a bit clunky.  More

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg's advice: become a plumber

The former New York City mayor advises people to consider professions like plumbing before committing to college.  More

China and Qatar buying London properties

London is the top investment choice for sovereign funds in the world, attracting four times more capital than the runner-up, Manhattan  More

From war to Wall Street: Marine Gary Laughlin

Hiring military officers should be a 'no brainer.' Wall Street warfighters helps veterans transition into finance.  More

Chinese spend billions in world's biggest online shopping day

Get ready, set, shop! Chinese consumers are spending billions in the biggest online shopping bonanza of the year.  More

Can a Comcast TWC deal survive net neutrality?

Regulators have new leverage to extract concessions from Comcast and Time Warner Cable. How far will they go?  Play

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

Record day for stocks: S&P 500 up 10% for 2014

The Dow topped 17,600 for the first time as a calm confidence returns to the stock market.  More

Bloomberg slams Dodd-Frank, Obamacare

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg calls Obama's signature financial and healthcare reform bills 'dysfunctional'  More

Ready to shop? 4 hot retail stocks

Heading into the holiday-shopping season, these are the top rated retail stocks by Wall Street analysts.  More

5 reasons Russia may face worse times

Things in Russia are going from bad to worse as the country continues to struggle with falling oil prices and growing economic isolation because of Western sanctions.  More

Art auctions offer a taste of the 1% lifestyle

You may not be able to buy anything, but Sotheby's and Christie's let the public see the art before it gets sold.  More

Bonus bummer on Wall Street

Being a traders isn't what it used to be. Wall Street bonuses are expected to shrink this year for hedge fund managers, as well as stock and bond traders.  More

The SEC might be aiding rapid-fire traders

Customers who pay $15,000 a year get early access to SEC filings, according to a new study.  More

Millennials aren't saving a dime

People younger than 35 are not saving money. In fact, they're they're spending more than they have.  More

You may never have to rescue a bank again

The days of taxpayers stumping up billions to bail out failing banks may be coming to an end.  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

Berkshire earnings take a hit on Tesco losses

Warren Buffett's investment company saw profits fall in the third quarter after it took a massive $678 million charge for its investment in Tesco, a British grocery store chain that has seen its shares plunge this year.  More

Can this epic stock comeback continue?

The stock the market has returned with a vengeance. Here's how the comeback could keep kicking.  More

Chinese ready for world's biggest shopping day

Get ready, set, shop! Chinese consumers are gearing up for the country's biggest online shopping bonanza of the year.  More

Sears is selling hundreds of stores. Investors cheer.

The troubled retailer is deploying its biggest weapon -- its vast real-estate holdings -- to raise cash. And Wall Street loves it.  More

Japan is on a U.S. stock buying spree

Japan's big pension fund is ramping up its international stock holdings. Wall Street likes the boost.  More

Russia's currency won't stop falling

Russian President Vladimir Putin could be facing a full-blown currency crisis.  More

Kate Spade is winning the 'handbag wars'

Kate Spade stock surged 18% Thursday. The brand is on the upswing while Coach and Kors struggle.  More

Metals meltdown: Gold isn't glittering as much

Gold and silver prices have declined sharply in recent weeks as the 'end-of-the-world trade' goes out of style.  More

The best investment I ever made

These investors made a killing buying shares of big US companies in the dark days of the financial crisis  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

CEOs put on their best smiley face

What me, worry? Leading executives are still pretty bullish about their prospects thanks to a resilient U.S. economy. But how long can that last if Europe and China weaken?  More

Standby. European Central Bank is preparing new stimulus

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is readying new ways of injecting cash into the region's ailing economy.  More

Tesla growing pains don't worry Elon Musk

The launch of Tesla's Model X is pushed back a few months to the third quarter of 2015.  More

Stocks typically surge in 6 months after midterms

The stock market has marched substantially higher after the past 13 midterm elections.  More

Whole Foods shares pop on best-ever sales

The grocery chain also released guidance indicating that things aren't slowing down anytime soon.  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

Dow, S&P hit record levels after GOP win

Energy stocks are on fire as investors see more favorable policies for natural gas drilling and exports.  More

Millionaire tax: Illinois voters say 'Yes,' but it's a long shot

The citizens of Illinois voted for a millionaire tax on Tuesday, but that doesn't mean it's going to become law.  More

Why voters hate the Obama economy

These four charts explain why many Americas are frustrated with their financial situation.  More

Priceline gets slammed on weak outlook

Online travel giant Priceline has hit some turbulence. Europe's weak economy is a problem. And Ebola could be a risk too. But is the sell-off an overreaction?  More

InTrade 2.0: Meet Pivit, the new election crystal ball

The people who created InTrade are back with Pivit, a new tool that combines sophisticated algorithms, crowd sourcing and social gaming to predict the outcomes of events like elections.  More

Alibaba's growth can't be stopped

Alibaba first earnings report as a public company show that it's continuing to grow at a massive pace  More

U.S. stocks set to bounce after GOP win

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