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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...

Misleading MSNBC Graphics Attribute Economic Decline to Obama

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the past few days, MSNBC has repeatedly used misleading graphics of the Dow Jones industrial average showing a decline since the beginning of Novem...

Another Down Day

AP | SARA LEPRO and TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Investors retreated from Wall Street again, driven by worries about the nation's big banks and General Motors Corp. Stocks slid to t...

Lotto Versus Stocks, Which Is Better?

Minyanville | Cory Bortnicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

I'll admit it - a few weeks ago, I bought a $1 scratch ticket. I thought, "Why not?" I ended up winning $7, and proudly announced the news to the Miny...

How Is Green Business Doing Today?

Richard Seireeni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Seireeni

Out with the old. In with the new and the green. Damn the torpedoes. Full green ahead.

Bare Arms? Kissing Rush's A**? Folks, the Dow is in the Six-Thousands and the World Economy is Falling Apart

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

Get ready, Dems. Republicans don't want the focus on their party to be Steele, Limbaugh and infighting. They're going to pick the budget proposal apart.

Dow Dips Below 7,000

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — A relentless sell-off in the stock market Monday blew through barriers that would have been unthinkable just weeks ago, and investors...

New month for Wall Street, but old problems linger

AP | SARA LEPRO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The arrival of March is unlikely to bring much relief to a stock market battered by bad news throughout February. Trepidation is mor...

Self-Flatualization: Would Maslow Have Applauded the Current Recession?

Rick Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rick Smith

In 1943, psychologist Abraham Maslow published A Theory of Human Motivation, which proposed that there is a hierarchy of needs in a predetermined order of importance.

Stocks up on Bernanke remarks; focus now on Obama

AP | MADLEN READ and TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave Wall Street a double dose of reassurance. Now it's President Barack Obama's turn. Bernank...

Welcome to our ENRON-omy and the Year of the Probe

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robyn O'Brien

While we read about Blagojevich's hairbrush and the $1,400 trashcan purchased by Merrill Lynch's CEO, the Dow saw "its worst performance ever" posting its worst January in its 113 year history.

Dow 11-Year Low Reached

Huffington Post | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For immediate news on where the Dow is trading now go here. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell below its lowest close since 1997 on concerns that ...

Stock Market Tumbles On Geithner Speech

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Investors are frustrated with the government's latest bank bailout plan _ and showed it by unloading stocks. The major stock indexes...

News Corp. Suffers Staggering $6.4 Billion Loss

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES — News Corp., the global media giant controlled by Rupert Murdoch, said Thursday it lost $6.4 billion in its most recent quarter bec...

Wall Street Gives Obama Thumbs Down

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Dorfman

Europe, Japan and the United States are all in the midst of a recession and the world's fastest growing emerging markets, among them China and India, are slowing markedly.

Dow Rises On The Backs Of Tech, Financial Stocks

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Investors acted Wednesday as if they had overdone it a day earlier. Wall Street snapped back from a steep sell-off with a rebound in...

Plan to Take Action in 2009

Suze Orman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Suze Orman

I am sorry to say that it is foolish to think that a stimulus package will be an insta-cure. I think it is wiser to to keep in mind that it is going to take years to make this all right.

Wall Street rebounds sharply after big drop

AP | JOE BEL BRUNO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — In a session that showed more indecision than conviction, the stock market rebounded Tuesday from the previous day's massive decline....