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Falling Prices Raising The Fear Of Deflation

Washington Post | Steven Mufson and Michael S. Rosenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With the stock market crumbling and the economy shrinking, a whiff of deflation is in the air. Oil prices yesterday slid below $50 a barrel to the lo...

Asian Stock Markets Tumble After Wall Street Plunge

AP | JEREMIAH MARQUEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

HONG KONG — Asian stock markets tumbled Thursday, with Japan's main index losing nearly 5 percent, after fears of a protracted recession sent Wa...

Candid Answers I Wish I Could Give

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

I get asked a lot of investing questions. I am conflicted in answering them. I want to be helpful but I also want to be tactful. Here are some of the most common questions I am asked and the answers I wish I could give.

The New World Economy

Zachary Karabell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zachary Karabell

The financial balance of power is shifting. China, Brazil, even Japan can all claim more sound economies than the United States. They expect a voice, and they are not asking permission.

A Stock Market Held Hostage by the Dollar

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

In today's artificial and perverse global economy the best short term medicine for the ailing markets would be a weakening U.S. currency

The Tao of the Dow

Tom McNichol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom McNichol

Without going to Wall Street/you may know the whole world/Without stepping onto the trading floor/you may see the ways of the market/The more you invest, the less you know.

Google Shares Below $300 For First Time Since 2005

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Shares of Google Inc on Wednesday fell below $300 for the first time since late 2005 after analysts lowered their estimates on the Internet search gia...

Yes We Can... What?

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Barack Obama is faced with very high expectations. There is only a small likelihood that any human being could actually deliver a performance commensurate with those expectations.

The Perfect Storm: False Prophets and Bad Advice

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Advisors who want to be honest will tell their clients they have no idea when the markets will "reach the ultimate bottom." All we can realistically do is place the current markets in historical perspective.

John Daly, Wall Street Bailout and Bottoming Out

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The quicker Wall Street bottomed out, the quicker we could have started the recovery. Instead, we enabled it to the tune of $700 billion.

Why the Stock Market is Cheap Now

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

We are seeing some of the best stock valuations in the last century. Once fear of illiquidity dissipates, the stock market will get back to normal levels.

Thomas B. Edsall

Man Versus Machine | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The recent economic meltdown has renewed the salience of the question of the relationship between human beings and computers. A survey of various expe...

Needed: A New Language of Regulation

David Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Epstein

Unless we can move beyond this dichotomy of "more" or "less" regulation and develop a new language of regulation, the public dialogue, and the policy that flows from it, will be incomplete and flawed.

Stocks end Oct. with worst performance in 21 years

AP | DAVE CARPENTER and TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — What is it about October and stocks? The month that brought the 1929 crash, Black Monday in 1987 and other midautumn market crises d...

US Stocks See Biggest Weekly Gain Since 1974

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. stocks rose, capping the biggest weekly gain since 1974, after JPMorgan Chase & Co. took steps to end the housing crisis, bank lending rates decl...

Help! Depression 2.0! Should You Sell Your Stocks?

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

What will happen if the global economy plunges into a second Great Depression, as some economists suggest? If that happens stocks will probably drop at least another 50% from here.

Federal Pension Agency Loses Almost $5 Billion On Stocks

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The federal agency charged with backstopping pension benefits for 44 million Americans lost almost $5 billion from investments in s...

Asian And European Leaders Urge New Financial Rules

Washington Post | Ariana Eunjung Cha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Leaders from Asia and Europe on Saturday called for new rules and stronger regulation of the global monetary and financial system at the close of a tw...

Dollar And Yen Soar As Other Currencies Fall

New York Times | MARK LANDLER and VIKAS BAJAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Fear that the financial crisis is infecting once-healthy economies created another white-knuckle day for investors Friday, causing stocks to tumble fr...

Out of Line: DOWn Again

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mort Gerberg


Greenspan Admits: "It Was All My Fault"

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
William Klein

"I'd been hoping to avoid this getting out," Greenspan said, "but I have an evil twin." With that, he seemed to acquire a bushy head of hair and a white beard and introduced himself as "Karl."

Greenspan, Bubbles, and Responsibility

Zachary Karabell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zachary Karabell

After the punishments and the shame, we are left with the harder truths of collective guilt and responsibility, and the devilish difficulty of forecasting future outcomes of present decisions with any degree of certainty.

Greenspan Urges Tighter Regulation After Economic `Breakdown'

Bloomberg | Scott Lanman and Steve Matthews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan called for tighter regulation of financial companies, distancing himself from the free-market culture t...

Rubbernecking the Economy

Deborah King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Deborah King

eIt's everywhere we turn these days--the bad news about the economy. It's one more fear piled on top of all the other fears festering in our guts. He...

Stocks end mixed as investors search for bargains

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street spent another session buffeted by volatility Thursday, this time closing mixed after investors wrestled with their fears ...