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Report: Russian Hackers Infiltrated Dow Jones, Stole Sensitive Information

Bloomberg | Benjamin Hart | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business

A group of Russian hackers infiltrated the servers of Dow Jones & Co. Inc., owner of the Wall Street Journal and several other news publications, ...

Small Changes Make a Difference: Stories From Pampers, Method and SC Johnson

Kristin Heist | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
Kristin Heist

In the world of innovation, small changes don't get the credit they deserve. Big changes seem more exciting and somehow more important. But good innovation doesn't have to be large because it is, no matter what the dimensions, about impact.

Hedging for Disaster - 3 Ways to Save Your Assets in a Market Collapse

Phil Davis | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

I sent out Alerts this morning that we will be cashing out our main Virtual Tracking Portfolios ahead of what we consider market conditions that are simply too unsafe to hold large, bullish positions in.

How Now Brown Dow? Alan Greenspan vs. Dr. Seuss

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Randee Mia Berman

When I was in junior high school I excelled in literature and math. You know -- fractions, algebraic equations, and Venn diagrams.  Economics, not so much. Too many theories, too abstract.  It wasn't concrete.

2015 Stock Market Correction Worst Kept Secret Since Area 51

Eric Wallace | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Eric Wallace

In 2013, the CIA announced the official existence of one of the governments worst kept secrets, Area 51. It had to be the easiest press releases to write in the history of declassified government information. I'm paraphrasing the official document, but it said "Yep".

When Will Wasn't Enough: How China Backed Into a Market Crisis

Joe Singh | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Joe Singh

People may worry when a disease claims lives, but that worry doesn't make the disease's effects stronger or multiply the victim count. Investor sentiment, on the other hand, can and does cause market shocks to ripple outward.

U.S. Stocks Rebound, Then Drop At Close

AP | Benjamin Hart | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the global financial market turmoil (all times local): ___ 4:03 p.m. U.S. stocks are closing lower Tuesday after ...

With China on the Ropes, Oil Plunging, Markets in Free Fall, How Do I Play Equities Now?

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Friends often ask me, on huge down market days like Friday, what I think of equities moving forward. While I have earned decent long-term returns from Apple, several ETFs, and from trading around volatile names like Twitter, I don't give financial advice for a living.

China's Market Collapse and Currency Devaluation

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics
Natalie Pace

In 2014, the Chinese economy became the No. 1 economy in the world, followed by the European Union and the U.S. The U.S. is now considered to be the third largest economy in the world.

Dow Plunges Amidst Fears Of Global Slow Down

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market endured its worst performance in 18 months on Thursday, driven lower by another slump in Chinese shares a...

Markets Around the World Drop 2-4% on Greek Worries.

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Natalie Pace

The announcement that the banks and stock market in Greece would be closed was made by the Greek Prime Minister on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Within 24 hours, markets around the world declined in value. There wasn't any country you could escape to for safety.

Wall Street Comes to Sin City

Blayne Davis | Posted 06.10.2015 | Sports
Blayne Davis

The economic advantages of nationwide legalized sports betting will not only redirect and stop the untold hundreds of millions of dollars that flow to the Caribbean and elsewhere each year, but there will be a marked increase in the overall interest of watching sports.

The Continuing Curse of Agent Orange

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

It is time for the U.S. government to take responsibility for the human and environmental disaster that is still being caused by Agent Orange and provide comprehensive assistance to all those suffering from this deadly poison.

Here's Proof That Obamacare Was Anything but a Government Takeover

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.20.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Anyone who still thinks the Affordable Care Act was a "government takeover of health care" should consider this headline from the news pages of last Thursday's Investor's Business Daily -- a Wall Street publication whose editorial writers have rarely missed an opportunity to bash the healthcare-reform law.

Why the S&P 500 Is a Bad Benchmark | Posted 05.04.2015 | Money

let's examine the importance so many investors attach to the S&P 500 or the Dow Jones Industrial Average. U.S investors tend to heavily measure their portfolio performance against American indices, even though they have been proven not to be the best benchmarks.

Barack Obama Unleashed

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Today, as he makes his sixth State of the Union speech, the president faces a solidly Republican Congress, and he never has to face the electorate again. So we are seeing a stronger and more forceful president than ever before. He is challenging Congress to act and outlining again the principles he ran on in 2008. This is Barack Obama unleashed.


Reuters | Sinead Carew | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business

Another plunge in the price of oil is driving stocks sharply lower in afternoon trading.

Obama on a Roll

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Even Obama's supporters sometimes express frustration because the president has refused to act for the sake of acting, shoot from the hip, or jump to conclusions. His approach, no matter the issue, has been measured, studied, thoughtful, cerebral and yes, lawyerly.

Dow Tops 18,000 For First Time In History

Reuters | Posted 02.22.2015 | Business

Consumer sentiment hit its highest level in nearly eight years.

Dow 18,000 Spooking You?

David A. Dedman | Posted 02.10.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

A market high does not indicate a looming correction, nor a market that will continue up like a rocket going into orbit. So there's the confusion as to what investors should do when we hit these new levels.

Friday Talking Points -- 'Tis The Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's that magical time of year when the wee folk of Capitol Hill actually get something done. These brief bursts of activity only happen very rarely, of course, and always immediately proceed another one of the many, many long vacations Congress takes during the year.

Unanswered Questions for a Consequential Autumn

Terry Connelly | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

In the American democracy we have collectively (or by passive default) chosen to have at the moment, to serve and assuage our divergent biases, the question is whether a governing plurality, as Jack Nicholson said, is "as good as it gets."

Talking About Politics on Facebook Seems a Lot Like the Supper Table

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Eric Yaverbaum

Facebook is great for what it is. So is "Yo," for that matter. But neither focus on what matters. It's high time that Americans have a way to prioritize policy over gossip. So go ahead. Save America. You can. Unless you'd rather be President?

Goldilocks and the Bear Market

Robert Kuttner | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The economy grew at an impressive rate of four percent in the second quarter of this year, according to a government report released on Wednesday. But the stock market promptly tanked. The Dow lost more than 317 points Thursday and another 70 points Friday. What gives? Financial markets like it when the economy grows fast enough to signal that the recovery is continuing -- but not so fast that labor markets might tighten and workers get more bargaining power to get raises. Markets also worry that if the economy grows too fast, the Federal Reserve might pull back from its policy of low interest rates.

Stock Market Sees Worst 1-Day Drop In Months

AP | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks had their worst one-day drop since February as traders worried about weak corporate earnings and the looming end of econ...