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Peter Kraus Scores High on Obama Team

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

I sat down recently with Peter Kraus. In December, at the height of the market turmoil, he became Chair and CEO of Alliance/Bernstein of New York, one of the world's largest asset management firms.

Back to the Future -- The Tension Over Tense

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

With investments, mob psychology takes over. People get greedy at the top and afraid at the bottom. At the end of the day, they almost always default in favor of sleeping at night.

Why the Dow is Hitting 10,000 While Everyone Else is Cutting Back

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

Regardless of what you call it -- Keynesianism, socialism, or just pragmatism -- government's expansion is doing wonders for business, especially big business and Wall Street.

Stock Picks and Fake Smiles

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

When you are working with an unstable system, like the stock market or a gun battle or both having too much on your mind will slow you down.

Feeding the Ducks on Wall Street

Michael J. Panzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael J. Panzner

Many of those at Main Street's front lines are following the old Wall Street dictum: When the ducks are quacking, feed them.

Don't Bank On It!

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

As far as the stock market goes: Don't fall in love with supposedly sure things because the wrong sure thing can kill you.

Agony or Ecstasy?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

To money manager Selwyn Ortz of Hong Kong-based HK Investments Ltd., the sudden mad dash for equities conjures up an observation from Winston Churchill: "The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see."

Reports of Another Stock Market Fall this Fall Exaggerated

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

A quick survey of market catastrophes reveals that autumn is not only when the traditional harvest comes in, but also when we reap what we have sown -- whether it's corn or bad economic policy.

Labor Losses Loom Larger, Not Smaller

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

There's an old Wall Street saying: Buy on the bad news! That's exactly what fired-up investors did on Friday.

This Is It! World Premiere of Capitalism: A Love Story Tonight

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Moore

Tonight, at the Venice Film Festival, I will premiere my new movie, "Capitalism: A Love Story." After 16 months of production, I am proud to present this work of mine to you. It is unlike anything you'll see this year.

I Used to Be a Fatalist! Perhaps I Have a Choice?

Lisa Guest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

I'm beginning to see the error in my ways and how a dark overview has robbed my life of much joy and possible adventure.

How Laffer Inadvertently Prophesies The Limits of Capitalism

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Herrington

As the very rich have increased the gulf between their wealth and that of the average citizen, two patterns have emerged.

Joshua Cooper Ramo: Surprise! Global Financial Crisis Could Turn China Into A Superpower

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

The Chinese banking system has been through so much stress during the last few decades, they are in a much better position than the U.S. to deal with the global financial crisis, says Joshua Cooper Ramo.

If You Want Sales, Don't Discount Marketing

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

You don't need to be an economic scholar to understand the basics of supply and demand. If a consumer product falls in the retail forest and no one cares, the register won't make a sound.

One Nation, Two National Economies

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

The trend toward greater inequality has grown through the last 4 months of the downturn.

Bonfire of the Insanities

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

With mounting evidence of better days ahead for both the economy and the stock market, many bears have toned down their negative comments and are running for cover. Bud Conrad is not among them.

News Corp. Looking To Unload Dow Jones Industrial Average

AP | STEVENSON JACOBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The Dow Jones Industrial Average could get a new name. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that its publisher, Dow Jones & Co., ...

TRAILER: My New Movie Capitalism: A Love Story

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Moore

It's a crime story. But it's also a war story about class warfare. And a vampire movie, with the upper 1 percent feeding off the rest of us. And, of course, it's also a love story. Only it's about an abusive relationship.

Wall Street's Advice From Last March Missed Biggest Rally In 70 Years | Lynn Thomasson and Adria Cimino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Aug. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Anyone who did what Wall Street analysts advised last March has only losses after the biggest stock market rally in seven decad...

Zorro Rides Again, Maybe Into A Ditch

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Verne Kabbel is a super contrary indicator. He has periodically e-mailed me over the past five years and as a forecaster on the direction of the market, he's infallible; I've never known the man to be right.

A Penny From Heaven

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Dorfman

Penny Trenk recently pulled off the kind of financial feat that one might associate with the likes of investment whiz Warren Buffet. In sports, her feat would be like running a 4-minute mile.

Market Rally: The Only Question That Matters

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

There is only one question that intelligent investors should be asking. You won't find it discussed in the financial media. Your "market beating" broker or advisor is unlikely to focus on it.

The Ultimate Stock Market Sucker's Rally

Garrett Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Garrett Johnson

Wall street insiders need "dumb money": your money. They need money from people foolish enough to believe what the financial media is telling them.

Is the Gloss Half Empty?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Did the Obama team get the stimulus about right, we averted a depression, and things are already reverting to normal? Don't count those chickens yet.

Wall Street Is Right -- This Time

John Standerfer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Standerfer

In this post-Madoff environment, where the SEC needs all the credibility it can muster, it's critical that the agency not provide a knee-jerk response to every whim of the media and politicians.