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Markets In Turmoil As Oil Prices Plunge

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business

  Jan 20 (Reuters) - Wall Street tumbled on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 hitting its lowest since February 2014 and deepening this year's sel...

Laudato Si, Westphalia, and a New Old Principle of Governance

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Tiziana Dearing

History abounds with the problems of creating global governance. Think about how the League of Nations failed, giving way to the United Nations. Look at the establishment of the Eurozone, and the convulsions brought on by the Greek financial crisis. Getting people to the table is hard.

Creating a 'Freedom Lifestyle' Through Day Trading

Marcello Arrambide | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Marcello Arrambide

Whether your goal is to have the ability to move or travel at will, work from home or have to have more money to do more of the activities you enjoy, day trading can provide a way.

Wall Street Stumbles After Harry Reid's 'Fiscal Cliff' Warning

AP | STEVE ROTHWELL | Posted 01.27.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — Stocks slumped on Wall Street Tuesday after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he was frustrated by the lack of progress in talks...

Global Stocks Fall On Fears Of Looming Fiscal Crisis

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2013 | Business

* Wall Street shares fall further after Wednesday slump * Euro hits two-month low after ECB holds rates steady * U.S., G...

S&P 500 Falls For Fourth Straight Day On Disappointing Chevron News

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business

* Dow posts largest percentage drop since July * Wal-Mart hits record high, FedEx jumps the most in 2012 * Fed's Beige B...

Dow Jones Falls

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2012 | Business

NEW YORK, Oct 9 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, led by losses in technology after brokerage downgrades of Intel and other major companies a...

S&P 500 On Verge Of 5-Year High Day High Day Ahead Of Jobs Data

Reuters | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business

* All 10 S&P 500 sectors end higher * Coal stocks get a lift from Romney's comments * Retail sales seen solid in Septemb...

Wall Street Slips After Bernanke Defends Fed Policies

Reuters | Posted 12.01.2012 | Business

* Bernanke defends Fed and ultra-loose policy * U.S. manufacturing sector unexpectedly expands * Goldman Sachs shares up...

S&P 500 Just 6 Percent Away From All-Time Closing High

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business

(Corrects paragraph 2 to Russell 2000 neared a record peak instead of hit a record) * Apple, Exxon Mobil at new multi-year highs ...

Dow Industrials Close At Highest Level In Nearly 5 Years

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2012 | Business

* Investors readying for Fed, German court decision * IBM rises after chosen by Knight Capital to probe trading glitch ...

Stocks Higher, But Volatile, After Bernanke Speaks

AP | JOSHUA FREED | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business

It took a while, but investors eventually decided they liked what they heard from Ben Bernanke, and stock indexes rose enough on Friday to put them in...

Stocks Fall On High Gas Prices, Stagnant Employment

AP | CHRISTINA REXRODE | Posted 10.30.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — The late-summer lull is about to end. Stocks fell Thursday, with investors too worried about high gas prices and stagnant employment...

Gold Hits 4-Month High Ahead Of Bernanke Speech

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.27.2012 | Business

GOLDEN GAIN: Gold is at its highest level in four months as anticipation builds ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech this week in W...

Dow Jones Experiences Biggest Drop In More Than A Month

AP | CHRISTINA REXRODE | Posted 10.23.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Nobody ever said reading the Federal Reserve was easy. On Wednesday, the Fed appeared to suggest it was closer to taking additional ...

A Letter to Our Newborn Baby

Matthias Krug | Posted 08.22.2012 | Parents
Matthias Krug

There you lie, sleeping peacefully on a bed sheet of roses. A whole day could be filled just looking at you. One of my many favorite moments to do s...

Stocks Rise On Surprisingly Strong Jobs Report

AP | PALLAVI GOGOI | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — A surge in hiring last month got a big welcome on Wall Street Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average surged 217.29 points to close...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Snaps Three-Day Losing Streak

AP | BERNARD CONDON | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Whipsawed by strong earnings from some companies, weak ones from others, including the once infallible Apple, investors couldn't make...