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The Art of Cooking and Shopping For One

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 06.17.2013 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

How to cook for one without throwing most of your food away at the end of the week.

It Takes Government to Create Markets: Alex Marshall's The Surprising Design of Market Economies

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 08.14.2013 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

Conventional economics wittingly or unwittingly provides cover for the One Percent, by professing that "the market" operates benevolently on its own. Alex Marshall gives us an entertaining, thoughtful, and well-written antidote to this dangerous abstraction.

Diversification Through Fixed Income

Women & Co | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Women & Co

For most of us, the word "bonds" brings to mind a savings bond that family members (or friends of the family) may have given us when we were born. But in reality, bonds can be an important component of a well-diversified portfolio.

Mark Gongloff

Markets Turn People Evil: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.15.2013 | Business

Markets can make people do bad things. That's the disturbing -- but sadly not all that shocking -- conclusion of a recent experiment by two German ...

How to Read the Week's Economic and Market Signals

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 06.27.2013 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Expect next week's policy meetings to signal that central bank stand ready to step in, once again, to maintain the disconnect between buoyant equity markets and sluggish economic conditions -- not as an end in itself but, given Congressional dysfunction, as virtually the only way today to support economic activity (and it is rather imperfect as the expected benefits come with growing costs and risks). Look for the Federal Reserve to alter the thrust of its policy narrative. Rather than advance its prior emphasis on tapering its monthly $85 billion purchases of market securities, it will seek to reassure markets by iterating its willingness to do more if needed. Across the Atlantic, the European Central Bank will face increasing pressure to cut its interest rate (currently at 0.75%) and liberalize the collateral requirements it imposes -- both meant to loosen monetary conditions.

Huge Financial Market Shut Down By Tech Glitch

Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Can't anybody here play this game? The Chicago Board Options Exchange, the biggest U.S. options exchange and one of the most important derivatives markets in the world, was shut down all of Thursday morning by what was apparently a software glitch.

PHOTOS: Ways To Live More Sustainably

Posted 04.22.2013 | Denver

Denver's Earth Day Fair may have moved inside due to the snow, but you can adopt good Earth Day practices even if the weather keeps you inside. Th...

Mark Gongloff

The Economic Indicator Even More Frightening Than The Jobs Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.05.2013 | Business

The bond market tried to warn us about March's grim jobs report. And it's still warning us that the economy is not in great shape. Ten-year Tr...

The Risks of High-Frequency Trading

Irene Aldridge | Posted 05.29.2013 | Business
Irene Aldridge

The trading risks of HFT may decimate the HFT operation and at the same time greatly affect other market participants. Particularly, in selected markets, unchecked HFT may quickly incur considerable losses, well in excess of any tolerable limits.

Markets Sending Unusual Signals

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 05.29.2013 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

The U.S. equity market had a great finish to a wonderful first three months of 2013. In logging its best first-quarter performance since 1987 (11 percent), the Dow set yet another all-time high. For its part, the S&P surged 10 percent, ending above its previous (2007) record close.

Why Stock Market Highs Beget More New Highs

Denise Shull | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Denise Shull

Whatever else is going on in the business world -- sluggish economy, Washington budget battles, Cyprus bank runs -- the stock market doesn't seem to care. Why is this?

3 Ways Cyprus Is a 'Game Changer' for Europe

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 05.27.2013 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

With the Fed likely to remain accommodative, bullish market sentiment may continue to overshadow concerns elsewhere. However, Cyprus has highlighted that we're far from an end to the crisis.

How Many High-Frequency Traders Are Out There?

Irene Aldridge | Posted 05.19.2013 | Business
Irene Aldridge

It's not a secret that many pension fund, mutual fund and hedge fund managers are concerned about high-frequency traders (HFTs). While their concerns are many, perhaps the biggest uncertainty involves the actual extent of HFT participation in the markets, their identities and their intent.

Economic Outlook: Market, Positive. People, Not So Much.

Michael Wolkowitz | Posted 05.05.2013 | Business
Michael Wolkowitz

If you are concerned about how well the people of the United States are doing economically, do not look to the markets and their indexes as barometers.

The Not-So-Curious Economics of Art

David Galenson | Posted 05.01.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

Art experts enjoy claiming that markets for fine art have no logic. Are art markets in fact irrational? Hardly.

Massive Fire Devastates Bujumbura Central Market

Meredith Hutchison | Posted 03.30.2013 | World
Meredith Hutchison

Yesterday, on Jan. 27, the main market in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi, caught fire bringing the city and the country's economy to a standstill. ...

Critical Government Role Also in Declaration of Independence: The Next Sentence

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The critical role of government in securing our inalienable rights is as rooted in the Declaration of Independence as is the assertion of those rights themselves.

Japan's Lost Decades: Could They Happen in the US?

Ho-Hyung Lee | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business
Ho-Hyung Lee

Japan was like a rich man with a lot of savings, but it has spent too much over the last 20 years. The United States is still a reserve currency country, but its deficits pose a threat as the national debt becomes a serious issue for its economy.

Social Media "Capitalism Edition": How Much Would It Cost to Message You on Facebook?

Rami Khater | Posted 02.22.2013 | Technology
Rami Khater

Facebook's announcement this morning is already causing a fuss online, they are testing a feature where you can message people who are not on your friends list for the easy price of 1 dollar. Of course, that's a low price if you don't live in a country where your average daily income is a couple of dollars a day - but we wont go there!

Shop/Eat/Eat/Shop

Liz Neumark | Posted 02.17.2013 | Home
Liz Neumark

You can love it or hate it, but NYC embraces the act of eating while walking and shopping. if you are planning on heading out these next few days to discover those last-minute/hard to find gifts, you are in luck -- you can find inspiration on a full stomach.

Stocks Rise On President Obama's Fiscal Cliff Remarks

AP | STEVE ROTHWELL | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — Stocks closed higher Wednesday, their first gain of the week, as bank shares rose and comments by President Barack Obama made investo...

Angus Burgin and the Power of Free-Market Persuasion

Robert Teitelman | Posted 01.28.2013 | Books
Robert Teitelman

If neoliberalism is the spirit of the age, then what if we have landed in a new age? Burgin recounts how the reaction from both left and right after the financial crisis predicted an upsurge in Keynesiasm or at least greater state activism.

Friday Night Lights: Eataly Rome

Erica Firpo | Posted 01.17.2013 | Travel
Erica Firpo

Though you may likely want to shake your head at Eataly's bombastic presence in a city where traditional markets pepper every neighborhood, you are forgetting one thing: Eataly was never meant to be traditional.

PHOTOS: Exploring Budapest Like A Local

Jeanine Barone | Posted 01.06.2013 | Travel
Jeanine Barone

Instead of simply wandering about the myriad streets that lead off from the old castle gate, stroll Toth Arpad Setany.

How To Navigate Morocco's Souks

Fodor's | Posted 12.07.2012 | Travel
Fodor's

Shopping in a souk can be a mystery. The guidebooks command you to bargain -- but how, without either feeling like an idiot or an Ugly American?