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Opening stores on Thanksgiving doesn't boost sales

More retailers start their deals on Thanksgiving, but it's merely shifted some customers from Black Friday to Thursday.  More

Tetley insures taste buds of its $1.6 million 'tea tester'

Tea maker Tetley has insured one of its most valuable assets for $1.6 million - the tongue of its top tea taster.  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

2015: The ho-hum year for stocks?

Wall Street stock pickers tend to be a very bullish bunch, but so far they sound pretty timid about 2015.  More

Stock market gems: Tiffany and Signet surge

Shares of Tiffany and Signet -- owner of Kay, Jared and Zales -- have been glittery all year long. A good sign for the holidays?  More

Apple now worth a whopping $700 billion

Apple widened its lead at the most valuable company on the planet Tuesday.  More

Big investors' war on coal

KLP, Norway's largest pension fund manager, is the latest to divest from coal companies.  More

Russians buying up high-end London property

Super rich Russian buyers are streaming back into the London property market, searching for new homes for their millions as the domestic economy falters and currency tumbles.  More

This company still makes vinyl

Despite its' retro roots, records sales are growing. CNNMoney's Cristina Alesci heads to Brooklyn to visit one of sixteen record pressing plants in the United States.  Play

Timber! Why the rich are buying trees

Forget stocks and bonds, the 1% are buying up land, especially timber plots.  More

Investors try to profit from Ferguson

Digital Ally makes cameras that police officers can wear. They may get used more in the wake of Ferguson. But this is an incredibly risky stock.  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

Fail! Twitter CFO sends errant tweet about a potential acquisition

Twitter CFO Anthony Noto appears to have accidentally tweeted a message about a potential acquisition.  More

RadioShack still stuck in the 1980s

A recent visit to a RadioShack to preview their holiday shopping plans shows that it may be tough for the retailer to turn its finances around any time soon.  More

China is not finished with rate cuts

China's central bank surprised investors last week with its first rate cut in more than two years. But get used to that -- analysts say more cuts are in the pipeline.  More

All eyes on oil: What will OPEC do this week?

Here's how to profit on low energy prices, regardless of what OPEC decides when it meets on Thanksgiving Day.  More

Stocks: 3 things to know before the open

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

Why I quit JPMorgan to start a jetpack business

Dean O'Malley walked away from a high-paying job in finance to start a risky venture in the new jetpack industry.  More

Stocks surge. Investors are thankful for central bankers

Stocks raced sharply higher on Friday thanks to more emergency actions from central bankers in China and Europe.  More

Burger mania hits Wall Street

Gourmet burgers are all the rage with consumers and investors. Will the successful debut of Habit lead to IPOs from Shake Shack and other better burger joints? And more trouble for McDonald's?  More

One stock I was glad to sell recently

The stock market is having a great 2014, but three top analysts discuss which companies they're dumping.  More

China's central bank cuts rates. Surprise!

China's central bank has surprised markets by cutting its benchmark interest rates for the first time in two years.  More

Iran nuclear deal could spur rapid growth

Companies and global investors are sizing up Iran's economic potential in anticipation of a deal that could end years of isolation.  More

Drink up! Whiskey investing brings huge returns

Tired of investing in stocks and bonds? Try buying a more liquid asset -- whiskey!  More

Dow futures soar on China rate cut

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

Did Goldman Sachs rig commodities markets?

A Senate investigation found that some big banks may have manipulated metal prices.  More

Bad coffee: Keurig Green Mountain stock plunges

The K-Cup king surprised Wall Street with weak guidance and news that its CFO is leaving. Has the stock peaked?  More

Best Buy tells Amazon: Take that!

Best Buy shares skyrocket as the retailer proves it can do battle with Amazon.  More

Taxi rival bills itself as 'non a-hole' Uber

Flywheel, a competitor to Uber, has a new CEO who is not shy about his feeling for his controversial competitor. But can the company really supplant Uber and Lyft?  More

5 ways fraudsters trick investors

Fraudsters employ a wide range of tools to trick investors into shady schemes that can cost victims their life savings.  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

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
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