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Dow Closes Below 10,000 For First Time In 3 Months

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The Dow Jones industrial average closed below 10,000 for the first time in three months Monday on nagging concerns about debt loads i...

Is Gold a Good Inflation Hedge?

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Though gold is supposed to be an insurance policy against economic chaos and a hedge against inflation, gold bugs have not done well over time.

1 Year + 1 Election = Lots of Opinions

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
B. Jeffrey Madoff

"Some things make the markets go higher, some things make the markets go lower," Jim Cramer told the viewers of his "Mad Money" TV show last Monday. ...

Who Says the Bad News Is Over?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Sometimes, it takes a swift kick in the can to wake us up to reality. That may have occurred last Friday when the Dow got hammered for close to a 101-point loss.

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.

Does "Dr. Doom" Believe His Own Press?

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Recently, "Dr. Doom" warned about a coming market correction. Should investors rely on Professor Roubini's crystal ball?

Don't Get Too Excited by Green Shoots, They Might Turn Brown

Jenny Darroch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jenny Darroch

As we frantically look for evidence of economic recovery, we need to take care not to mistake all measures as signs that everything is back to normal.

Sleep Loss in America: The Decade That Didn't Sleep and Why It's Complicated

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

We have been on a roller coaster when it comes to how we now sleep and what a ride we have been on.

The Best Risk Reward Proposition

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

This will be a different kind of inflationary cycle. The dollar will decline, but Real estate prices will not be going up because few property owners can raise rents right now.

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.

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.

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...

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.