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General Electric Boosts Earnings, Beating Expectations

Posted 09.21.2011 | Business

BOSTON (Scott Malone) - General Electric Co notched a better-than-expected 21.6 percent rise in earnings, helped by strong demand for jet engines as w...

Lack Of Debt Deal Could Spell Trouble For Stocks

Posted 09.15.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - Stocks will be hard pressed to turn the tide of recent selling next week as political jousting over raising the United States' debt ceilin...

Morgan Stanley Downgrades Google Due To Aggressive Expansion

Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

Morgan Stanley downgraded Google Inc a notch to "equal-weight," saying the search giant's margins will shrink as it undertakes aggressive hiring and r...

Hitting Debt Ceiling Could Wipe Out Two Years Of 401(k) Gains, Says Economist

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.06.2011 | Business

Testifying before a Congressional committee on Thursday, economist Heather Boushey said that reaching the debt ceiling could trigger a stock market pl...

Why It's Hard To Predict Bubbles

Slate | Duncan Watts | Posted 08.24.2011 | Business

The recent sky-high IPO of LinkedIn, along with eye-popping valuations for other social networking and shopping companies, has raised concerns that we...

Stocks Fall On Concerns Over Greece

Posted 08.24.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Edward Krudy) - Stocks headed for three days of losses on Friday on worries about the Italian banking sector and Greece's austerity plan, bu...

Markets Drop On News Governments Will Collectively Tap Oil Reserves

Posted 08.23.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - Oil prices crashed more than $8 to a four-month low on Thursday after the world's consumer nations said they would band together to aid the...

Alex Wagner

Stocks Of Socialized Countries Have Outperformed U.S. Since Reagan Era

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Wagner | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business

American traders aren't likely to take kindly to the suggestion that big government might be good for the stock market. But data from a paper on the j...

Zach Carter

Small Businesses Bash 'Tax Holiday' Plan For Corporate Titans

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Debra Ruh runs TecAccess, a small business that works with large companies and the federal government to help make their tech products a...

Stock Pickers Are Picking Your Pockets

Dan Solin | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

The success of stock pickers can be attributed to luck. There is no demonstrated skill in this exercise. They can have a lucky streak, but it always comes to an end.

Peter Lynch's Fatherly Advice On Investing

Daily Finance | Dawn Kawamoto | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

When you're the daughter of investment guru Peter Lynch, it's kind of hard not to pick up great financial advice from dear old dad, even when he's not...

Bonnie Kavoussi

As Greek Default Becomes Increasingly Likely, Investors Flee to Safer Investments

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.16.2011 | Business

Stock prices around the world have fallen sharply in response to the growing likelihood that the Greek government could default on its debt and plunge...

Please, Stop Stimulating the Stock Market and Start Stimulating the Economy

Eben Esterhuizen | Posted 08.15.2011 | Business
Eben Esterhuizen

On the surface, quantitative easing sounds like a great idea. This is a flawed policy based on the misguided belief that a rising stock market will boost economic activity.

Coping With The Bogeyman Of A Market Crash

Dan Solin | Posted 08.14.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Listening to "financial astrologers" causes investors to jump in and out of the markets, usually at the wrong times. It's great for the securities industry. It's terrible for investors, most of whom would be better off if they never invested.

Insurance Executives' Get-Rich-Quick Scheme -- Using Your Premiums

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.13.2011 | Business
Wendell Potter

You might be surprised to learn that more and more of the dollars you pay for coverage are being sucked into a kind of black hole. It doesn't really disappear, of course.

The Stalled Recovery, Smoke and Mirrors and the Carnage on the Street

Robert Reich | Posted 08.11.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

The real economy is catching up with the financial economy, as it always does. Wall Street is built on smoke and mirrors, while the real economy is based on jobs and wages.

Stocks Suffer Six Weeks Of Losses

Posted 08.11.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - The Dow and S&P 500 closed out their sixth week of losses on Friday as further signs of a global economic slowdown set the stage for more ...

U.S. Economy At 'Risk' Of Falling Into Double-Dip Recession: Shiller

Posted 08.09.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - Recent housing and employment data suggests the U.S. economy is at a tipping point where a double-dip recession is possible and home prices...

Stock Tumble Amid Fears Of A Stagnating Recovery

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

Boom goes the recovery. On Wednesday, U.S. stocks tumbled roughly two percent, bringing the Dow Jones Industrial Average down by 2.2 percent, or n...

The Boulevard of Broken Charts

Vitaliy N. Katsenelson | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business
Vitaliy N. Katsenelson

Cisco has shattered the dotcom dreams of many investors in the years following 1999, when it hit $80 a share and, for a brief moment, was one of the most valuable companies in the world.

Tell Me Why I Should Care About Ending Insider Trading

Marty Robins | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business
Marty Robins

As a retail investor, I'm told that I should be happy about the Rajaratnam conviction on various charges related to insider trading activity. The pros...

Gold May Glitter But Can It Deliver?

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The classic safe-haven investment has seen a strong uptrend in value since the autumn of 2008. Various factors have been credited as drivers of this move, but what is the risk gold could lose its luster?

Nate C. Hindman

Champagne And Easy Money: The Web's Young Stars Confront Another Bubble

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 07.10.2011 | Business

For the sixth annual Summit Series, an invite-only gathering of elite entrepreneurs held earlier this month, 1,000 attendees paid $3,500 each to board a 14-story ocean liner for a three-day cruise in the Caribbean.

Fed's $600B Program Has Boosted Lending, Stocks

Bloomberg | John Detrixhe | Posted 07.10.2011 | Business

The Standard & Poor's 500 Index has gained 13.5 percent since the Federal Reserve chairman announced on Nov. 3 the plan to buy Treasuries through its ...

William Alden

Bin Laden's Death Gives Markets Boost Of Optimism, Eases Fear Of Recession

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 07.02.2011 | Business

This post has been updated. Osama bin Laden's death has decreased the risk of doing business around the globe and especially in the Middle East, pr...