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China, the Stock Market Crash, Scott Walker, and the Wonders of Economic Freedom (A Satire)

Tim Koechlin | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

Chinese-style "manipulation" is clearly a disaster. While it has generated 35 years of stunning economic growth, it has also forced rich people around the world to endure a week-long, anxiety-provoking drop in stock prices!

China's Market Crash Means Chinese Supergrowth Could Have Only 5 More Years to Run

Brad DeLong | Posted 08.28.2015 | World
Brad DeLong

Markets do fluctuate, but the crash of Shanghai means China will soon need a new development model. And there seems to be no secret Chinese institutional or developmental sauce. China will -- unfortunately -- likely become another corrupt middle-income country in the middle-income relative development trap.

Chris Murphy: Congress Giving 'Quiet Endorsement' To Murders

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

So that happened. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) hammered Congressional inaction on gun violence during a HuffPost podcast interview, following...

Markets Close High Following Strong Economic Data

Reuters | Jenny Che | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business

NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Wall Street rallied in a volatile session on Thursday, fueled by optimism after strong U.S. economic data and by hints th...

Wall Street Sees Biggest 2-Day Gain Since Financial Crisis

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business

By Noel Randewich Aug 27 (Reuters) - Wall Street rallied more than 2 percent on Thursday as strong U.S. economic data and hints that a Septe...

Asian Stocks Rise As Markets Calm

AP | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.27.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China's main stock index surged 5.3 percent Thursday, its biggest gain in eight weeks, as markets across Asia advanced in the wa...

U.S. Stocks Soar To Have Best Day Since 2011

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business

By Noel Randewich Aug 26 (Reuters) - Wall Street racked up its biggest one-day gain in four years on Wednesday as fears about China's economy gave wa...

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".

U.S. Stocks Rise On Positive Sales Data, Stabilizing Market

Reuters | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business

Aug 26 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened sharply higher on Wednesday after data showed U.S. orders for durable goods rose more than expected in July. The...

Former Mob Snitch All But Indicted

Blayne Davis | Posted 08.25.2015 | Crime
Blayne Davis

Mr. Corso has not been proven guilty of anything, and it will likely be up to his lawyer and himself to explain away some very nebulous business tactics, but this time around he won't have the benefit of being a highly-placed mob informant.

'Green News Report' - August 25, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.25.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: It's official: July 2015 was the hottest month ever recorded on Planet...

Why You Shouldn't Sell Stock During A Market Panic

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business

If you are a retail investor with money in the stock market, you probably lost a lot of money in the last couple of days (on paper, at least...

Yesterday's Trade Ideas Are Up $18,400 -- Today it's 3 Percent Index Gains or Bust!

Phil Davis | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

We need 3% gains today. That's right, after dropping 15% our 5% Rule says a weak bounce should be 20% of the drop and that's a 3% bounce off yesterday's close just to keep us a tiny bit bullish.

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 ...

Chinese Stocks Plunge To 8-Month Low

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks fell Tuesday for a fourth day, hitting an eight-month low amid signs Beijing was no longer buying shares...

5 GIFs Show The World Losing It Over #BlackMonday

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business

You may have noticed fear erupting around the globe as stocks plummeted Monday. China's stocks saw the worst decline since 2007, and European mar...

4 Don'ts for Investors During a Correction

David A. Dedman | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
David A. Dedman

I see so many investors that start to watch the financial news every waking moment when we start to have a correction. The more you check your investments and listen to the media, the more volatile it will appear -- further fueling your internal panic buttons.

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.

Dow Closes Down 588 Points Amid Worries Of China Slowdown

AP | Jenny Che | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business

U.S. stocks slumped again Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average plunging more than 1,000 points at one point in a sell-off...

Asian Stocks Take Another Dive

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business

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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.

Twitter's Shareholders Don't Believe The Company Can Transform

The Huffington Post | Alexis Fitts | Posted 08.20.2015 | Technology

Twitter isn't looking so good lately.  Shares in the social media site dropped almost 6 percent on Thursday, dipping from a onetime high of $69 t...

Should You Prepare for the Next Bear Market?

David A. Dedman | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
David A. Dedman

There are probably plenty of reasons to start preparing for trouble. Far be it for me to tell you to not be a doomsday prepper. Between the Federal Reserve, China and bonds, what's a poor investor to do?

Uncertainty Intensifies

Michael Farr | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

China's move to devalue its currency caught the markets somewhat by surprise. As a result, there has been a lot of speculation surrounding both the reasons behind the move as well as the implications of the move.

Surprising Findings in China

Judah Freed | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Judah Freed

Steve Hoffman at Founders Space recently returned from a "marathon business trip" to China. He returned with some unexpected findings that defy many of our staid stereotypes in the West. With Steve's permission, I am quoting his findings below.