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Too Big to Eat

James Moore | Posted 06.19.2014 | Technology
James Moore

As the Internet of Things expands and more physical objects are connected to the web, there will also be an even greater demand for manufacturing of those products, and a need to make people more efficient in their creation.

Institutionalized Fraud: How Wall Street Survives on Predicting the Past

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Jeff Schweitzer

We can just make stuff up with aplomb. One day we say the market rises as "investors cheer" good employment numbers; the very next day we attribute the decline to "structural problems" and look forward to a long decline! Were those structural problems not present yesterday when investors were cheering?

And The Winner Of 2013 Is...

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

This has been the best year for the U.S. stock market in at least 16 years. But that great news is meaningless for many Americans. The Dow Jones In...

This 1 Chart Proves Dow 16000 Isn't Worth Celebrating

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business

The U.S. stock market reached several very important round numbers on Monday, and experts suggested that reaching these round numbers could mean that ...

Dow Closes At Record High

AP | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at a record high as investors expect the Federal Reserve to keep up its econ...

Why Behavior Change Apps Fail to Change Behavior

Nir Eyal | Posted 09.16.2013 | Technology
Nir Eyal

Imagine walking into a busy mall when someone approaches you with an open hand. "Would you have some coins to take the bus, please?" he asks. But in this case, the person is not a panhandler. The beggar is a PhD.

Our Skewed Political Landscape

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

By today's standards my political views are considered liberal, perhaps even far to the left of center. Yet just a few decades ago I would have been (and was) labeled a moderate or even slightly right of center for holding the same positions I hold today.

When Will Conservatives Admit Defeat?

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

While the right wing embarrasses itself with dire warnings of hyperinflation and conspiracies to manipulate economic indicators, the rest of us enjoy a solid economic expansion.

Dow Regains More Than Half Of Monday's Plunge

AP | Posted 06.16.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — Stocks are posting their biggest gain since the beginning of the year thanks to strong reports on housing and earnings. The increase...

Dow Winning Streak Contineus

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, March 13 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged up on Wednesday, with the Dow rising for the ninth straight session to another record and the S&P 5...

Dow Does It Again

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business

* Dow up 0.3 pct, S&P 500 up 0.1 pct, Nasdaq off 0.1 pct * After Tuesday's record close, Dow hits intraday lifetime high ...

Stocks Flat; No New Record For Dow

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business

* DJ Transportation Average hits intraday record high * S&P 500 posts 4th straight month of gains * J.C. Penney, Groupon...

Dow Nears All-Time High

AP | Posted 02.27.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Stocks are closing sharply higher for a second day as evidence mounts that the housing market is making a comeback. The Dow Jones industr...

Bernanke Comments Give Boost To Stock Market

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business

* S&P 500 bounces back from biggest daily drop since Nov. 7 * Possible stalemate in Italy remains a concern * Home Depot...

Stocks Continue Winning Streak... Barely

AP | Posted 02.15.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Stocks are closing narrowly mixed on Wall Street as the S&P 500 index notches its seventh straight week of gains. The Dow Jones industria...

Talk to Your Teens About the Stock Market

Neale Godfrey | Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

Not everyone is going to want to invest, but everyone should know how it works. It's one more thing that money can do, another part of the big picture of money as a life skill -- and it's an empowering skill.

Dow Jones Had Best January In Over A Decade

AP | STEVE ROTHWELL | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — The Dow logged its best start to the year in almost two decades. Stocks rallied in the first week of the year after U.S. lawmakers r...

Zach Carter

Investors Not Worried By Fiscal Cliff Hype

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.28.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Over the past month, financial investors and speculators have largely shrugged off federal lawmakers' inability to avert the so-called f...

Dow Jones Falls 101 Points Amid Fears Of Spanish Bailout

AP | BERNARD CONDON | Posted 09.22.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Fear that Spain may need a bailout sent its borrowing costs soaring, the euro to a two-year low against the dollar and stocks around ...

Selective Amnesia and the Rogue Elephant

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Surely, since according to the far right Obama was to blame for the declining economy prior to taking office, he must also then be credited with the growing economy. No amount of twisted logic and ideological contortion can get around that conundrum.

Best Rally In A Month

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.12.2012 | Business

The U.S. stock market has shaken off its worst plunge in months by having a crazy two-day rally, fueled mainly by wishful thinking. The Dow Jones I...

The 10 Best Stocks Of The Year

Posted 12.31.2011 | Business

2011 may have been the year of baroque chain-restaurant creations like Denny's Maple Bacon Sundae and Burger King's Stuffed Steakhouse Burger. But in ...

Why The Market Gods Are Angry

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business
Dylan Ratigan

Let's hope that this relative market pinprick got someone's attention at the White House, or on the tour bus. Because the market's tendency is to ratchet up the pain for those who fail to recognize its message.

Twitter 'Calmness' Predicts Stock Market Changes, Study Says

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the latest effort to determine how exactly Twitter will help the world, a new study argues that the micro-blogging platform can predict movements i...

Dow Hovers Near 11,000: This is Obama's Market

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

A Democratic president's success is due to the policies of his Republican predecessor, and his failures are a consequence of his own policies.