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Mark Gongloff

Reality Check Sends Stocks To Worst Loss of 2012 | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business

Boy, the stock market sure sobered up in a hurry, didn't it? All at once, after rallying relentlessly all year, stocks caught a case of the heebie-...

Is the Recovery in the Dow Jones an Illusion?

John R. Talbott | Posted 05.06.2012 | Business
John R. Talbott

2012-03-06-Screenshot20120306at8.19.32AM.pngNo matter how you cut and slice it, the Dow is not near its historical highs and any rebound you may have thought you had seen in US dollar terms is an illusion.

Is President Obama Only Running for Re-Election During Bad News Days?

Dee Evans | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics
Dee Evans

Whenever a bad news topic arises like high gas prices or Iran, Obama's face is plastered all over the news with the caption, "What Does This Mean for the President's Re-Election Chances?" But, when there is good news on the horizon... nothing.

Fair-Weather Capitalists: Conservative Politics Gone Wild

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Blaming Obama for the collapsing economy and declining stock market he inherited was to be the primary strategy for Republicans in the presidential election. But, oh, how strange that is (even before being made obsolete by a recovery).

Market Inconsistencies Can Be Explained -- and Acted On

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

There are four factors that investors need to understand well in order to navigate what is a remarkably fluid outlook for markets.

Tooth Fairy Being A Little Stingier Of Late

Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

The tooth fairy got a little less generous lastyear year. The going rate for teeth left under a pillow dropped 42 cents to $2.10 in 2011, accordin...

Movin' On Up

Reuters | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business

* Optimism about vote on Greek bailout due on Monday * Market edges closer to levels not seen since June 2008 * Gilead s...

Getting Off the Treadmill

Michael Farr | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

It likely means that investors will eventually get what they want yet again. Sometime down the road, while it may not be at the next couple of meetings, the Fed will likely implement QE3. But it has to end somewhere. So what are we to make of the divergent opinions within the Fed?

Controversial Washington Post Editor Jumps Ship

JIMROMENESKO.COM | Posted 03.21.2012 | Media

Raju Narisetti has resigned as Washington Post managing editor and to become Wall Street Journal Digital Network managing editor....

Condoms for Corporations?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Here's a thought, now that the Citizens United ruling affirms corporate personhood, and the leading Republican of the litter declares that "corporatio...

The Glacial Response of the S.E.C. to the Rise of High-Speed Trading and Market Volatility

Jeff Connaughton | Posted 03.04.2012 | Business
Jeff Connaughton

For those who want the Securities and Exchange Commission to fulfill its mission of protecting investors, the New Year brings more bleak reality.

The 10 Best Stocks Of The Year

Posted 12.31.2011 | Business

2011 may have been the year of baroque chain-restaurant creations like Denny's Maple Bacon Sundae and Burger King's Stuffed Steakhouse Burger. But in ...

The Dow of Life

Gavin Shulman | Posted 02.05.2012 | Comedy
Gavin Shulman

How awesome is that? It's just amazing. Isn't it? When the Dow goes up. Everything just feels so different. For everyone. For all of us. Everything just feels better. The sun shines brighter. The birds sing louder.

The Diary of Dow Jones

Benedetta Pignatelli | Posted 11.14.2011 | New York
Benedetta Pignatelli

The lamentation of estrogen-laden Bridget Jones was echoed the globe over and is soon to be reanimated via a London musical circa 2012. Now hear it fr...

U.S. Economy Finally Surpasses Pre-Recession Level

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

The U.S. economy is finally rising above its pre-recession level, but the growth may still not be fast enough to spur a robust recovery. After 18...

Dow Closes Above 12,000 Points For The First Time Since August

Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Ryan Vlastelica) - Stocks surged 3 percent on Thursday as an agreement by European leaders to help contain the region's two-year debt crisis...

Sheared by the Shorts: How Short Sellers Fleece Investors

Ellen Brown | Posted 11.30.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

Why did gold and silver stocks just get hammered, at a time when commodities are considered a safe haven against global uncertainty? The answer is that the sector has been the target of massive short selling.

Dow Sees Worst Week Since 2008

Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow Jones industrial average on Friday suffered its worst week since the depths of the financial crisis in 2008, stung by sev...

Dow Jones Closes Down More Than 390 Points

Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

On Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down nearly 390 points, according to Reuters. In August, the Dow Jones experienced three of th...

Stock Market Is Feeding Economic Fear

Posted 10.21.2011 | Business


Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the continuing riots in London once again demonstrated the power of social media, for good and for bad: rioters used BlackBerry Messenger to organize their mayhem, but @riotcleanup on Twitter has drawn throngs of people to efforts to restore ravaged neighborhoods. In Wisconsin, voters gave walking papers to two Walker-aligned GOP state senators, but Democrats fell short of recalling the three Republicans needed to take control. In Iowa, all the GOP candidates indicated they would reject a hypothetical deficit reduction deal with a spending cut vs. revenue increase ratio of 10 to 1 -- even following a week in which jittery investors on Wall Street sent a clear message that they are more worried about a weak economy than reducing the deficit. And, in Washington, the announcement of the members of the Congressional debt-reduction "super committee" proved that truth in labeling laws don't apply to politics.

Five Myths About The Dow

The Washington Post | Hide This | Posted 10.13.2011 | Business

Charles Dowdevised the index in 1896 to give investors a snapshot of the performance of big manufacturing stocks (and of the U.S. economy) each day. T...

WATCH: Kirk Disses Obama For Vacationing, Not Recalling Congress

Posted 10.11.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk on Wednesday criticized President Obama for not telling Congress to return to Washington to address the nation's debt probl...

Chris Kirkham

Stock Market Losses Threaten Recovery As Wealth Vanishes For Consumers | Chris Kirkham | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business

With consumer spending already declining in recent months, economists say the plunge in the stock markets over the past month could deal another signi...

PHOTO: NY Post's Classy, Tasteful Stock Market Front Page

Posted 10.10.2011 | Media

The volatility in the stock market was the lead story in many a newspaper on Wednesday morning. Some of the biggest New York papers all chose differen...