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Dow 10,000 - Trick or Treat?

Loral Langemeier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Loral Langemeier

I love Halloween. how often do you get to say "Boo!" without looking the fool? Oh, but wait a minute. If you're the Dow Jones Index, you get to say "Boo! I fooled you" often.

Peace On Earth

Stephen Gyllenhaal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Gyllenhaal

It's not going to happen here in the United States -- peace -- not in this coming year, not in my lifetime, or in many lifetimes.

Congressional Campaign Accounts Invested in Stock Market Now Boosted By Wall Street

Roll Call | Alex Knott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The recent surge on Wall Street has created a windfall for some Congressional campaigns that invested their political contributions in the stock marke...

Hot Timer Sees Stock Buying Stampede

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Real worry has a very short half-life on Wall Street of say three to six months. After every giant decline, there's an enormous rebound and the thing for investors to keep in mind is that we're still in one.

A Decade Of Economic Whiplash Finally Ends

AP | Adam Geller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — It began as an age of economic wonders. A time when a dot-com startup that never came close to a profit spent millions to make a sin...

Is Strong Wrong ... Or Weak Right?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The bull-bear debate rages on, but no two ways about it: the bull has firmly grabbed the Wall Street reins. The bears are still out there hollering fire, but the fact of life is no one is paying any attention to the dire warnings.

Dubai Completes 110 Story Middle Finger!

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tom Gregory

Visible from space, Dubai has completed construction of the World's largest structure, the 110 story "Burj Dubai Middle Finger Tower."

The Daily Show On High-Frequency Trading: "Douchey Traders Are Being Replaced By Douchey Computers" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Samantha Bee of The Daily Show recently unearthed a new money-making scheme for some small scale investors: high-frequency trading. Up until now, Bee ...

Greenspan Sees Growth Slowing As Stocks 'Flatten Out' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"The odds are that we flatten out, even though earnings are doing very well," Greenspan said in an interview with Bloomberg Television, referring to t...

Yikes, Not Another Market Crash

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Stock tracker Michael Markowski sees a high probability that another crash -- a scare-you-to-death plunge of 50% or more in the S&P 500 -- could kick off this month and run through mid-2010.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.