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Dow Jones Barely Avoids Longest Losing Streak Since The 1970s

AP | DAVID K. RANDALL | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Stock indexes came back from deep losses in the morning and ended Wednesday with small gains. The Dow Jones industrial average avoide...

Stock Market Plunges. The Free-Market God Is Angry With His Followers!

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

No sooner did the president and Boehner announce their agreement than the stock market fell dramatically. The all-knowing Stock Exchange, that Delphic Oracle of their cult, has looked upon their handiwork... and frowned.

S&P Turns Negative For The Year

Posted 10.02.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Edward Krudy) - The S&P 500 turned negative for the year on Tuesday as the wrangling over the U.S. debt ceiling faded and investors turn...

Economic Wounds of the Debt Debate Won't Heal Quickly

Daniel Dicker | Posted 10.01.2011 | Business
Daniel Dicker

Today I'm just mad, because we all took an enormous hit last week for no reason and even worse, I'm guessing that we're not about to get it back anytime soon.

Stock Market Ends Worst Week In A Year

Posted 09.28.2011 | Business

(Caroline Valetkevitch) - Stocks ended the worst week in a year as time runs out on Washington to reach agreement before the government loses its ...

Washington vs. America

Brent Budowsky | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Washington is an island drowning in its own self-interest, surrounded by a hurting and unhappy nation of deeply patriotic citizens who hunger for shared national purpose but find our politics to be sickening, insulting and corrupted.

BP's Profit Plummets As Company Struggles To Lift Production

AP | Robert Barr | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business

LONDON (AP) -- BP PLC on Tuesday reported lower than expected earnings for the second quarter as it struggled to lift production in the wake of the Gu...

William Alden

Stocks Lurch Without Debt Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 09.24.2011 | Business

This story has been updated. NEW YORK -- With just over a week left before the federal government is set to exhaust its borrowing authority, financ...

10 Companies Whose Highest-Ever Stock Prices Are Behind Them

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 09.23.2011 | Business

Some of the best known publicly traded companies in the world have stocks that will never reach their all-time highs again. Many of them are not troub...

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 ...

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 ce...

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 a...

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...

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...

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.