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Stock Market Falls After Bleak Jobs Report

AP | STEPHEN BERNARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Stocks fell to their lowest level in four months Friday after the government said hiring remains weak and another European country wa...

BP Oil Spill Causes Huge Drop In Value, But Company Will Likely Survive

AP | CHRIS KAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK — BP is probably sturdy enough to survive the worst oil spill in U.S. history. But investors are shaving billions of dollars off its va...

Quote Stuffing Manipulation By HFT: The Evidence Piles Up

Zero Hedge | Tyler Durden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"It's Not A Market, It's An HFT 'Crop Circle' Crime Scene" - Further Evidence Of Quote Stuffing Manipulation By HFT...

One Investing Idea: Issue Phony Online Press Releases and Tout Them

Bill Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Singer

The SEC alleged that Lambros D. Ballas engaged in a fraudulent scheme to manipulate the stock price of multiple publicly traded companies by disseminating phony press releases and then hyping them on Internet bulletin boards.

Ten Steps the U.S. Government Should Take to Stimulate the Economy, Encourage Businesses to Create Jobs -- And Cut the Federal Deficit

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Our weakened economy is not due to a lack of creativity or entrepreneurial spirit of the American people. We are hurting from misguided government policies that have imposed disincentives to hire workers and impose huge costs on job creators.

Phantom Assets: Undermining Corporate Elections and Shareholder Rights

N. E. Marsden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
N. E. Marsden

Every once in awhile, a journalistic ray of light exposes how far our financial system has veered from anything resembling objective reality.

Most Non-Politically Correct Investments You Can Make (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Cigarette makers, war profiteers, oil drillers -- they're great for your bottom line. As Libya endorses BP stock, and others quietly follow suit, ...

The Most Dangerous Investment

James Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Berman

A United States Treasury Bond is now the most expensive, most dangerous investment asset in the world -- while blue chip equities, especially American and European Multinational stocks are as cheap as they've ever been.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Less-Confident Consumers Could Stall Recovery

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Consumers are having second thoughts about the recovery. Shoppers are losing confidence, becoming more concerned about low pay and...

Carlyle To Buy Vitamin Maker For $3.8 Billion

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The Carlyle Group has agreed to buy vitamin maker NBTY Inc. for $3.8 billion in cash in one of the largest private equity deals so fa...

Investing in Fine Art and Antiques: Revisit Your Passion!

Irvin G. Schorsch III | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Irvin G. Schorsch III

As an investment advisor to high net worth individuals, I often encourage clients to consider diversifying their portfolios into alternative asset classes such as fine art and antiques.

Are Stocks Currently Cheap?

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

Once you view the real numbers on PE ratios and dividend yields, it is hard to make an argument that stocks are cheap.

Day of the Lion or the Lamb?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The Dow zoomed 5.3% or 511.55 points in four consecutive winning sessions, in the process racking up its best week of the year. Was the giant gain a fluke or the start of something big?

Is The Stock Market Too Volatile For Small Investors? (POLL)

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Things are just too hairy in the stock market for thousands of small investors, the Wall Street Journal reports this morning. Faced with this May's...

So, How's Our Stock Market Recovery Doing?

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

How is our stock market recovery doing relative to others in history? Not well. Most normal bear markets would have long since recovered and gone on to new highs.

SEC: Stock Exchanges Agree To Changes To Prevent Another Market 'Glitch'

AP | STEVENSON JACOBS and DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The major securities exchanges put aside some of their differences Monday and agreed to coordinate trading rules to prevent stock plu...

What In the World is Going On with Stocks?

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Gellman

The stock market seemed to be in sync with the improving economy until Tuesday when, without warning, the bottom dropped out and full blown panic set in.

Wall Street Meltdown

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Danziger

BAD Pussy Cat!

MUST HEAR: Panic And Loathing From The Stock Market Pits During the Crash

Damien Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Damien Hoffman

Listen to this first-hand account of the most shocking 15 minutes in recent market history. What a full market meltdown panic sounds like: straight from the epicenter.

Did Stock Market Tumble Start In Chicago?

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The budget problems in Greece were initially blamed for the market turbulence, but then word came down of some bad trades at the Chicago Mercantile Ex...

SEC Will Probe Stock Crash, Possible Manipulation: Report

bloomberg.com | David Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

May 7 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. regulators plan to examine whether securities professionals triggered yesterday’s stock- market plunge or exploited the tu...

Stock Market Collapse: More Goldman Market Rigging?

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

When Goldman does not get its way, it is in a position to throw a tantrum and crash the market.

Stock Market Falls, Rebounds AGAIN: Live Updates For May 7, 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Just one day after yesterday's incredible stock market crash and rebound, the Dow Jones Industrial Index experienced another drop and rebound today, M...

Cable News Blues

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

When bad news comes, many viewers avert their eyes, and the second quarter of 2010 was full of bad news.