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Stock Market Rebound Raises Red Flags For Economists, Investors

The Washington Post | Martha C. White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With a close over 10,270 on Friday, the Dow Jones industrial average had its best showing of 2009. Like the day a few weeks earlier when it broke the ...

The Dow and the Down and Out

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The top 1 percent owns more wealth than the bottom 90 percent. CEOs of large corporations earn 400 times what their workers make. That is not what America is supposed to be about.

The Magnificent Seven Ride Again

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Sam Stovall, the chief investment strategist of Standard & Poor's, has come up with his own magnificent seven for the new year -- a group of seven fat dividend-paying stocks.

"Move On Up": An Uplifting Playlist for Dow 10000

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Prosperity is not simply just around the corner; it's all over this playlist. Here's to sticking around for the rising.

Credit Cards or Credit Crash? The Assault on Consumers Continues

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Banks' behavior demonstrates that their refusal to act responsibly is endless and that they certainly have not learned their lesson. We need a consumer finance agency to protect credit card holders.

Far Eastern Economic Review To Fold In December

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SAN FRANCISCO — Dow Jones & Co. will stop publishing the Far Eastern Economic Review in December. The company, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch...

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.

Wall Street: The President Is Playing the Market

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

The president needs the Dow to get to 11,000 over the next year to keep from being routed in the mid-term election.

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., ...

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.

Occam's Razor Can Cut Down the Health Care Lobbyists

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Private health-insurance and pharmaceutical industry lobbyists are threatening the health and stability of America. Some argue that this is equivalent to crimes against humanity.

Great Recession: All's Well That Ends Well?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Wolff

So it's almost official. The recession is almost over.

Friday Talking Points [87] -- A Tale Of Two Houses

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Simply for acting like a leader this week, Speaker Pelosi wins the Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week award hands-down.

The 'Idiot' Who Turned Out to Be an Einstein

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

A rebounding economy, veteran money manager Gary Wollin says, is only a matter of time.

Television News Gleefully Trades Integrity for Access

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Nelson

We have known about the access of evil phenomenon for some time now, but I think this document is the best hard proof of it we've seen yet.

Summer of '09: 'Grim' and Bear It

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

In recent weeks, as the market stalled, investors have gone back on a starvation diet. So what's next? If this past week is any indication, look for a resumption of financial heartburn.

How Now Schizophrenic Dow?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Oil is going up, interest rates are going up and unemployment will go --- all bad things --- and yet they're not killing the market. One money manager says that means the upward trend remains intact.

Bad Vibes from the Stars

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The L-shaped economy that we're in is one which won't get much better and will require an adjustment to lower economic growth and a lower standard of living.

Common Is Dow Jones (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

In this "Dow Jones" parody, the rapper Common plays the eponymous stock market index as a Shaft-like character who will "put you in debt." Props for t...

Can 'Chewing Gum Rally' Stick?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Hey, maybe I need a new pair of eyeglasses. The last time I looked, the financial scene appeared unmistakably cloudy and ominous. Not so to Wall Street's bulls.

Bad Time to Search for Paradise

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Many on Wall Street have basically been pitching happy economic talk since early last year. Well, we're in early 2009 and now the bullish brigade is signaling yet another extension.

Digging Out

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

For the market to go up from here, the news doesn't have to be good. It just has to be not quite as bad as what has already been discounted.

The Illusion of Value

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
B. Jeffrey Madoff

There is no intrinsic value in words, it's how they are put together and how they are interpreted and whether they are believed. It's the same with the numbers that tell the story of the economy.

Dow Jones Hanky

buzzfeed.com | Andy Yaco-Mink | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

I hear when the gentlemen at AIG laugh so hard that they cry, they use these handkerchiefs to wipe away the tears. Conveniently, they cost less than 1...

Why Obama Should Ignore The Dow: Newsweek

Newsweek | Daniel Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Investment professionals and econo-pundits claiming to speak for Wall Street have been blaming President Obama for the recent run of losses in the sto...