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Reality Check Sends Stocks To Worst Loss of 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business

Boy, the stock market sure sobered up in a hurry, didn't it? All at once, after rallying relentlessly all year, stocks caught a case of the heebie-...

Dow Takes Huge Plunge

AP | JOSHUA FREED | Posted 05.06.2012 | Business

Stocks suffered their biggest losses in three months Tuesday, the first hiccup in a strong and steady rally to start the year. Wall Street worried abo...

Is the Recovery in the Dow Jones an Illusion?

John R. Talbott | Posted 05.06.2012 | Business
John R. Talbott

2012-03-06-Screenshot20120306at8.19.32AM.pngNo matter how you cut and slice it, the Dow is not near its historical highs and any rebound you may have thought you had seen in US dollar terms is an illusion.

Is President Obama Only Running for Re-Election During Bad News Days?

Dee Evans | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics
Dee Evans

Whenever a bad news topic arises like high gas prices or Iran, Obama's face is plastered all over the news with the caption, "What Does This Mean for the President's Re-Election Chances?" But, when there is good news on the horizon... nothing.

Fair-Weather Capitalists: Conservative Politics Gone Wild

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Blaming Obama for the collapsing economy and declining stock market he inherited was to be the primary strategy for Republicans in the presidential election. But, oh, how strange that is (even before being made obsolete by a recovery).

Dow Hits Huge Marker

AP | DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 04.29.2012 | Business

The Dow Jones industrial average rode a surge of confidence in the economy Tuesday to close above 13,000, a threshold it last crossed four months befo...

Market Inconsistencies Can Be Explained -- and Acted On

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

There are four factors that investors need to understand well in order to navigate what is a remarkably fluid outlook for markets.

Tooth Fairy Being A Little Stingier Of Late

Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

The tooth fairy got a little less generous lastyear year. The going rate for teeth left under a pillow dropped 42 cents to $2.10 in 2011, accordin...

Movin' On Up

Reuters | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business

* Optimism about vote on Greek bailout due on Monday * Market edges closer to levels not seen since June 2008 * Gilead s...

Getting Off the Treadmill

Michael Farr | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

It likely means that investors will eventually get what they want yet again. Sometime down the road, while it may not be at the next couple of meetings, the Fed will likely implement QE3. But it has to end somewhere. So what are we to make of the divergent opinions within the Fed?

Dow Jones Gets A New CEO

AP | Posted 04.04.2012 | Media

NEW YORK — News Corp. said Thursday that Lex Fenwick, a Bloomberg LP executive, is the new CEO of Dow Jones & Co., the News Corp. subsidiary tha...

Controversial Washington Post Editor Jumps Ship

JIMROMENESKO.COM | Posted 03.21.2012 | Media

Raju Narisetti has resigned as Washington Post managing editor and to become Wall Street Journal Digital Network managing editor....

Condoms for Corporations?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Here's a thought, now that the Citizens United ruling affirms corporate personhood, and the leading Republican of the litter declares that "corporatio...

IMF Call For More Contributions Lifts Global Markets

AP | PAMELA SAMPSON | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business

BANGKOK — Asian stock markets rose Thursday as investors grew more comfortable with risk assets after surprisingly strong U.S. housing figures h...

The Glacial Response of the S.E.C. to the Rise of High-Speed Trading and Market Volatility

Jeff Connaughton | Posted 03.04.2012 | Business
Jeff Connaughton

For those who want the Securities and Exchange Commission to fulfill its mission of protecting investors, the New Year brings more bleak reality.

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 ...

Post Euro Deal, Investors Brace For Big Moves

AP | BERNARD CONDON | Posted 02.10.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) – Europe's fiscal pact may save the euro from collapse and stave off worldwide financial panic. But the concerns ...

The Dow of Life

Gavin Shulman | Posted 02.05.2012 | Comedy
Gavin Shulman

How awesome is that? It's just amazing. Isn't it? When the Dow goes up. Everything just feels so different. For everyone. For all of us. Everything just feels better. The sun shines brighter. The birds sing louder.

The Diary of Dow Jones

Benedetta Pignatelli | Posted 11.14.2011 | New York
Benedetta Pignatelli

The lamentation of estrogen-laden Bridget Jones was echoed the globe over and is soon to be reanimated via a London musical circa 2012. Now hear it fr...

Stock Markets Sink Amid European Crisis

AP | MATTHEW CRAFT and DAVID K. RANDALL | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Trouble on two fronts in the European debt crisis sent American stocks tumbling Wednesday to their biggest loss since the rocky tradi...

After Big Drop, Stock Market Wraps Up Best Month In Nearly A Decade

AP | MATTHEW CRAFT | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — October is somewhat cursed for the stock market – the Crash of 1929, Black Monday in 1987, a slow-motion meltdown in 2008. This...

U.S. Economy Finally Surpasses Pre-Recession Level

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

The U.S. economy is finally rising above its pre-recession level, but the growth may still not be fast enough to spur a robust recovery. After 18...

Dow Closes Above 12,000 Points For The First Time Since August

Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Ryan Vlastelica) - Stocks surged 3 percent on Thursday as an agreement by European leaders to help contain the region's two-year debt cr...

Ex-WSJ Publisher Testifies To Parliament Over Hacking

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 12.24.2011 | Media

LONDON — British lawmakers said Monday they will grill Rupert Murdoch's son James about newspaper phone hacking for a second time next month, as...

Sheared by the Shorts: How Short Sellers Fleece Investors

Ellen Brown | Posted 11.30.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

Why did gold and silver stocks just get hammered, at a time when commodities are considered a safe haven against global uncertainty? The answer is that the sector has been the target of massive short selling.