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Is Barbie dead?

Mattel's stock has slumped along with Barbie sales. Don't blame tech. It's a lot more than that.  More

Etsy now worth over $3 billion. Stock jumps 88% after IPO

Etsy is now the largest certified socially-responsible company, or B Corporation, to go public in America.  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

Netflix stock tops $500 for first time ever. Next stop = $900?

Netflix is on fire. One Wall Street analyst just upgraded his projection for the stock from $400 to $900.  More

Let's get this party started: Party City goes public

The IPO market has lots to celebrate today. It's only fitting that Party City is the life of the party.  More

Finally! Saudi Arabia opening stock market to foreigners on June 15

Saudi Arabia announced that its stock exchange would open to foreign investors on June 15.  More

Goldman employees made nearly $130K -- in first quarter!

Business is booming again at Goldman Sachs and the company's bankers and traders are being rewarded handsomely. Nice work if you can get it.  More

Ben Bernanke joins hedge fund Citadel

Ben Bernanke will advise Chicago hedge fund Citadel on monetary and economic policy.  More

Netflix wows Wall Street with strong subscriber growth

The streaming service added 4.9 million new members ending the first quarter of 2015.  More

Bubble trouble: China's stock market looks too hot

Chinese stocks are red hot, even as their economy is cooling off dramatically. The exuberance for stocks isn't being backed up by the fundamentals.  More

Japan now holds more U.S. debt than China

Japan now owns more U.S. government debt than any other country, ending China's six-year run as the top foreign holder of U.S. Treasuries.  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

Put your tax refund to work: How to invest $1,000

The typical U.S. tax refund is $2,800. Image what could happen if you invested just a portion of that.  More

Holy SmokeShack! Shake Shack is a well-done stock

Shake Shack stock is sizzling. But the stock isn't as appetizing as its burgers. It looks insanely overvalued.  More

Oil just hit $56 -- its highest price in 2015

A barrel of oil hit $56 Wednesday, the first time in 2015 that oil has peaked that high. Oil's rally is sending energy stocks soaring.  More

Bonds are much riskier than you think

Investors often buy bonds because they believe they are safe. But there are some big risks in the Treasury market that you can't ignore.  More

Hot stock: Gun maker Smith & Wesson is up 50% this year

A leading U.S. gun maker is seeing better than expected sales in recent weeks. Its stock jumped 13% on the news.  More

ECB President Mario Draghi attacked by protester

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi was attacked by a protester Wednesday during the bank's regular briefing for journalists in Frankfurt.  More

U.S. could be energy independent within four years

The boom in U.S. oil and natural gas production could mean U.S. will export more energy than it imports as soon as 2019.  More

This app has helped millennials save $25 million

The millennial-favored app Acorns just raised $23 million from investors to fund partnerships and global expansion.  More

Delta to cut international flights. Stock pops 4%

Even though Delta reported a profit and said lower fuel prices are a big plus, the airline still plans to cut some international flights later this year due to the strong dollar.  More

Nokia is buying Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion

Nokia confirmed Wednesday that it will buy Alcatel-Lucent, a deal that will create a telecom-supply giant.  More

Oops. U.K. firm says big oil find not so big after all

Remember that 100 billion barrel oil find in Britain? Turns out the company got it wrong.  More

3 reasons why tax season sucked

From budget cuts to a more complex tax code, Christine Romans explains why tax season sucked even more than usual this year.  Play

Sign of the times: Hillary goes to Chipotle, not McDonald's

Hillary Clinton's trip to Chipotle is telling, both for presidential politics and the dining world. Bill used to stop at McDonald's.  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

Is this Chinese drone maker worth $10 billion?

The world's most innovative drone maker is not based in Silicon Valley. It's in China -- and it could be worth $10 billion.  More

India is world's fastest growing major economy. Can it last?

India is holding its ground during a shaky time in the global economy. While most emerging nations have struggled mightily against the strong U.S. dollar and falling commodity prices, India is above water.  More

You aren't spending enough to boost economy

Retail sales finally bounced back in March. But the gains were not as big as economists expected. Consumers still aren't spending ... and that will hurt economic growth for the first quarter.  More

$5.9 billion profit for JPMorgan Chase: Happy now, Jamie Dimon?

So much for being 'under assault' by regulators. JPMorgan Chase reported a big profit that topped Wall Street's forecasts. Maybe CEO Jamie Dimon will finally stop complaining.  More

Wall Street is a miserable place to work

An alarming 50% of financial professionals say they are completely unhappy in their current jobs, according to a survey.  More

Women nearly twice as likely to retire in poverty

When women make only 78 cents to every dollar a man earns, the impacts last a lifetime -- including in retirement.  More

U.S. economy still on track for best year since 2005

Despite a poor start to the year the U.S. economy should still expand by 3% in 2015 but slower emerging markets will drag on global growth, according to the International Monetary Fund.  More

Nokia closing in on deal to buy Alcatel-Lucent

Finnish telecommunications company Nokia has confirmed it is trying to buy French competitor Alcatel-Lucent.  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

U.S. on track for record oil production in 2015

America's oil production boom keeps on going despite the plunge in prices.  More

Fed rate hike: speed and size matter more than the start

All the fuss is over when the Fed will begin hiking rates. June? September? But the key is what comes next.  More

Canada's economy is a disaster from low oil prices

Canada is still a resource dependent economy. That's bad news when oil and gas prices plunge.  More

Pandora pops on Spotify fundraising report. Here's why.

Shares of Pandora rose following speculation that Spotify could be valued at more than $8 billion. It's an odd reason for Pandora to be rallying though.  More

The highest dividend stocks in the Dow

A company willing to pay a dividend is showing a strong business model and cash flow. Here are the top 5.  More

Epic rally in stocks to keep running

Investing pros polled by CNNMoney believe the bull market in stocks still has a little room to run despite a number of major challenges ahead.  More

More Americans drink coffee daily than invest in stocks

About 61% of Americans have at least one cup of coffee a day. Only 48% of Americans invest any money in stocks.  More

Whoa. The Russian ruble is having a 'miracle' surge

The ruble has been on fire in 2015, gaining over 20% against the U.S. dollar and 35% against the euro.  More

Top 12 media myths on oil prices

The dramatic oil price plunge from over $100 a barrel to under $50 isn't nearly as complex as some make it sound.  More

Cuba is finally coming off the U.S. terror list: Corporate America cheers

American companies are eyeing ways to enter Cuba, but they don't want to go while Cuba is still on the the terrorism watch list.  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

GE stock up 6% on sale of GE Capital unit for $26.5B

General Electric said it will sell most of its remaining assets of financial unit to concentrate on industrial businesses.  More

Stocks up, but earnings loom

It's been a year of big swings for stocks, but the Dow is just 1.8% from its March record. Christine Romans explains why corporate earnings are a dark cloud on the horizon.  Play

The unlikely company behind the Nikkei's dramatic rise

A close look at the Nikkei reveals that one company in particular has played a starring role in its dramatic rise.  More

5 stocks Wall Street is betting will tank

Short sellers are circling these five companies, placing bets their shares will lose value.  More

In wake of South Carolina, a boom for police cameras

The stocks of Digital Ally and Taser are spiking as more police departments want to equip police with body cameras.  More

Jamie Dimon: New crisis coming, regs will make it worse

JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon says regulations designed to make the financial system safer could make it harder for banks to respond in a crisis.  More

Hong Kong stocks soar as investors flood market

Boom! Hong Kong stocks have surged over the past two days, as investors flood the market with wads of cash.  More

Warren Buffett-themed Brooks running shoes: A sneak peek

Brooks, the running shoe maker owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, gives us a sneak peek at this year's commemorative shoe.  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

U.K. makes a big oil discovery

Exploration firm U.K. Oil & Gas Investments said Thursday there may be up to 100 billion barrels of oil at an onshore site in south England.  More

Europe can breathe as Greece makes a crucial payment

Greece has made a crucial payment to the International Monetary Fund on Thursday, the Greek finance ministry confirmed.  More

Fewer people are loving stocks now. Buy signal?

The level of bullish investors has declined in recent weeks That decline makes sense, but it could also signal the stock market has more room to run.  More

Fed rate hike reverse: September now more likely

The Fed's committee members seem concerned about the dollar's pressure on the U.S. economy, according to minutes from its March meeting released Wednesday.  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

Ben Bernanke's new book talks of 'moral courage'

The former Chairman of the Federal Reserve has a new book coming out in October.  More

Shell inks $70B deal as Big Oil gets even bigger

Rock-bottom energy prices appear to have triggered their usual response from oil companies: A wave of tie-ups that make the biggest producers even bigger.  More

Bond king: Stop buying energy stocks

Jeffrey Gundlach has a warning for investors: The price of energy stocks needs to drop way more to make up for the fact that oil has crashed over 50% from its 2014 peak.  More

This is Nike's secret weapon

Nike acquired this brand for just $305 million back in 2003. Today it's on fire, helping to drive Nike's recent growth.  More

Investors are lining up to get into Iran

If the sanctions are removed, foreign investors will likely pour into this largely untapped market.  More

U.K. Election: Why Europe matters to Britain

Britain's future in the world's biggest trading bloc may soon be thrown into doubt because May's election could lead to a vote on membership of the European Union.  More

Oil fallout: U.S. companies kill over 51,000 jobs

Pink slips are flying across the U.S. as companies linked to the oil industry react to the sharp decline in oil prices.  More

China's taxman is coming for Alibaba

China stands to collect billions of dollars in taxes from Alibaba insiders who can now sell their shares for the first time since the Chinese tech firm's record-breaking market debut last September.  More

This NFL player used connections as bait for Ponzi scheme

The SEC says former NY Giants and Miami Dolphins cornerback Will Allen ran a Ponzi scheme that claimed to make short-term loans to professional athletes.  More

Warren Buffett just bought another paint company

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is investing over half a billion in paint company Axalta. It's Buffett's second paint company purchase.  More

Worried about a gas price spike? Now there's gas insurance

LoveMyGasPrice.com offers protection against a gas price spike by allowing consumers to lock in a $2.75 a gallon price now.  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

FedEx to buy TNT Express for $4.8 billion

FedEx is on track to push further into Europe with plans to buy Dutch firm TNT Express.  More

Indian companies in mad rush to find women board members

Hundreds of Indian companies have failed to add a single woman to their boards, in violation of a new government mandate.  More

Opening Day victory: Oil and stocks soar

After a rough jobs report Friday, U.S. stocks rallied Monday, which many experts didn't see coming.  More

Tesla stock is Monday's big winner

Recently battered Tesla shares up sharply on strong 1Q sales, quieting worries about its difficult roll-out in China.  More

Phone wars: Samsung earnings show signs of life

Good news for Samsung: The company's sales and profits appear to be stabilizing, raising hopes that the South Korean electronics giant will emerge from its smartphone-induced funk.  More

Look out Starbucks, David's Tea readies for IPO

A much-loved Canadian tea chain -- DAVIDsTEA -- is hoping for a warm reception from American investors as its launches plans for an initial public offering.  More

6 top stocks to buy in April

The stock market may be pricey, but there are still some companies that look attractive.  More

Get the balloons ready for Party City's $428 million IPO

The world's largest party supply retailer is ready to go public. It would be a big boost to the sluggish IPO market.  More

Stocks: This week could be ugly. Don't panic yet

It's been a disappointing few months for the economy, but spring can change sentiment quickly.  More

Good news: More workers are quitting

Workers like Ben Baxter are seeing 30% pay increases by changing jobs frequently. It's actually a good sign for the economy.  More

Warning sign: U.S. economy only adds 126,000 jobs

Unemployment remains low at 5.5%, but March had the weakest hiring since December 2013.  More

Buffett: No stock market bubble, but few bargains

Warren Buffett isn't predicting a stock market crash but said there aren't many values right now. He also discussed income inequality and why tax reform may help more than a minimum wage hike.  More

The world's hottest stock market is in China

China stocks are on an insane tear this year -- the Shenzhen Composite has surged a whopping 45% so far -- easily making it the world's hottest market in 2015.  More

Markets change. So should you

The cornerstones of successful investing are timeless. But among specific investing strategies, things change.  More

Oil didn't fall off a cliff after 'tentative' Iran nuclear deal

Many predicted oil would slip dramatically after an Iran deal. So far, that's not happening.  More

World's top oil producers

The U.S., Saudi Arabia and Russia jockey for dominance of global oil.  More

Looking for a job? Check the company's stock price

Many of the companies that increased their headcount by a lot in 2014 have stocks that are doing well too.  More

Why Wall Street isn't cheering wage hikes yet

Pay hikes at McDonald's and elsewhere are great news for Main Street. However, they will increase costs on companies and may not help the stock market unless consumers increase spending.  More

Iran could rejoin the energy giants' club

Iran could become a global energy giant if it is allowed to open its doors to investment  Play

Atlanta Fed cuts U.S. growth forecast to zero

The first few months of 2015 aren't off to a great start for the American economy.  More

Everyone wants to go to Cuba now. Too bad for the rest of the Caribbean

With Airbnb's announcement Thursday, it's clear Americans will go to Cuba soon. The rest of the Caribbean could suffer.  More

Chinese investors trade way more often than Americans

Don't do this: People in China trade way too frequently, potentially hurting their performance.  More

Stock market warning: The risks are rising

Billionaire Sam Zell is the latest to sound the alarm bells for stocks.  More

Buy me some peanuts and Pepsi stock

Baseball is America's pastime. But so is capitalism. So why not take a look at some of the public companies that get dollars from the diamond?  More

GoDaddy races onto Wall Street. Stock soars 30% after IPO

Known for its racy Super Bowl ads and NASCAR sponsorship, GoDaddy takes a fast first lap around Wall Street.  More

U.K. election: A scary prospect for business

Both of the main parties fighting to form Britain's next government are giving businesses reasons to worry.  More

Cheap gas is saving Americans $750. So far, they aren't spending it

Americans were expected to spend big this spring after pocketing a lot in savings at the pump. But so far, that's not happening.  More

Stocks are up so far in 2015, but the wild ride isn't over

Stocks bounced around violently in the first quarter of the year. That's likely to continue until the Fed takes action.  More

A billionaire's warning on index funds

Nearly 20% of investor dollars are in index funds now. They are low cost, but it's hurting corporate governance in America.  More

Expect oil to tumble if Iran deal gets done

The oil price could tumble $5 if an Iran deal is reached, experts say. Deal or no deal, expect oil to react.  More

Airlines drop flights to cash-starved Russia

International airlines are cutting down the number of flights to Russia, as weak ruble hits Russian travelers.  More

The return of Tar-jay: Target is cool again

Target has recovered from the huge data breach that ht the company in 2013 -- and then some. With a new CEO at the helm, sales are up and the stock's at an all-time high.  More

Russia's Gazprom: Profits plunge 70%

Gazprom, the world's biggest gas producer, saw its net profit fall 70% in 2014 as weak ruble and the conflict in Ukraine weighted in.  More

Biggest loser from the strong dollar: Emerging Markets

The dollar's rapid rally is hurting many emerging market nations. Investors are getting out of dodge.  More

Elizabeth Warren tells Wall Street: 'Bring it on'

Warren calls reports that big banks might withhold campaign dollars from Senate Democrats 'a serious threat'  More

Boom! The Dow surged more than 260 points

Investors woke up Monday with a smile thanks to mega mergers and talk of more stimulus from China.  More

Americans just aren't spending

The economy is fueled by consumer spending. But consumers aren't spending that much. Uh-oh.  More

Popular Google search: 'Why are gas prices so low?'

Worried Americans are turning to Google for answers on the dramatic crash in oil prices.  More

Thank you strong dollar: 5 cheap travel spots

The strong U.S. dollar will take you far. Here are 5 countries where you get more bang for your buck today.  More

'Home' run: Did Rihanna save DreamWorks Animation?

'Home' was a surprise hit. Critics and investors may have underestimated the power of Rihanna.  More

Think there's a startup bubble? Bet $100K on it.

Y Combinator president Sam Altman says there's no bubble -- that companies like Uber, Dropbox and Pinterest will be worth double in five years.  More
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