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Gold Sales Jump On eBay During Week Of Stock Market Volatility

AP | RACHEL METZ | Posted 10.14.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — For gold sellers on eBay, the recent stock market turmoil has been a boon for business. Gold and silver sales on eBay had alread...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the continuing riots in London once again demonstrated the power of social media, for good and for bad: rioters used BlackBerry Messenger to organize their mayhem, but @riotcleanup on Twitter has drawn throngs of people to efforts to restore ravaged neighborhoods. In Wisconsin, voters gave walking papers to two Walker-aligned GOP state senators, but Democrats fell short of recalling the three Republicans needed to take control. In Iowa, all the GOP candidates indicated they would reject a hypothetical deficit reduction deal with a spending cut vs. revenue increase ratio of 10 to 1 -- even following a week in which jittery investors on Wall Street sent a clear message that they are more worried about a weak economy than reducing the deficit. And, in Washington, the announcement of the members of the Congressional debt-reduction "super committee" proved that truth in labeling laws don't apply to politics.

Five Myths About The Dow

The Washington Post | Hide This | Posted 10.13.2011 | Business

Charles Dowdevised the index in 1896 to give investors a snapshot of the performance of big manufacturing stocks (and of the U.S. economy) each day. T...

Public Pension Funds Lose Billions Amid Stock Market Volatility

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 10.12.2011 | Business

ALBANY, N.Y. — Wall Street's volatility has hit state pension funds just as they were beginning to recover from the recession, turning what was ...

WATCH: Kirk Disses Obama For Vacationing, Not Recalling Congress

Posted 10.11.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk on Wednesday criticized President Obama for not telling Congress to return to Washington to address the nation's debt probl...

Chris Kirkham

Stock Market Losses Threaten Recovery As Wealth Vanishes For Consumers

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business

With consumer spending already declining in recent months, economists say the plunge in the stock markets over the past month could deal another signi...

PHOTO: NY Post's Classy, Tasteful Stock Market Front Page

Posted 10.10.2011 | Media

The volatility in the stock market was the lead story in many a newspaper on Wednesday morning. Some of the biggest New York papers all chose differen...

Global Stocks Sent Higher On Federal Reserve's Low-Rate Pledge (VIDEO)

AP | Pan Pylas | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business

LONDON (AP) -- A pledge by the Federal Reserve to keep extremely low interest rates for another couple of years has calmed investors' jitters, sending...

El-Erian: Fed Comes To The Rescue 'In A Bold Manner'

CNBC | Mohamed El-Erian | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

After Monday’s gut wrenching 635 point fall, the Dow Jones index surged an impressive 430 points on Tuesday. In the process, investors experienced a...

Gerry Smith

No Repeat of 2008, But U.S. Economy Still Vulnerable to Shock

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

Even as the stock market has gyrated wildly in recent days, bringing inevitable comparisons to the financial crisis of 2008, economists say a repeat o...

The Market Has Spoken: Austerity Is Bad for Business

Ellen Brown | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

We have been sold the idea that there is a "debt crisis" when there is really a liquidity crisis. Paying down the federal debt when money is already scarce just makes matters worse.

What's Happening to America?

Ethan Casey | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Ethan Casey

A decade ago, I read a book that made a lasting impression on me. It was a memoir called Defying Hitler by Sebastian Haffner, who had recently passed ...

Asian Stocks Tumble Following Wall Street Plunge

AP | PAMELA SAMPSON | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business

BANGKOK — Asian stock markets jumped Wednesday following a surge on Wall Street prompted by an unprecedented pledge from the Federal Reserve to ...

U.S. Credit Rating Downgrades Are a Surprise? Forget AA+

Simon Dixon | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business
Simon Dixon

When did a credit rating stop becoming a credit rating? So the world and our politicians seem to be surprised with the announcement that Standard and...

The Stock Market Reacts Negatively to Bad Economic Compromises That Threaten Consumer Spending

Pat LaMarche | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

An awful lot of groups are condemning this week's "compromise" between Congress and the president which raises the debt ceiling and allegedly holds at...

10 Worst Single-Day Drops In Dow Jones History

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business

Last Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial average fell 513 points, or 4.3 percent, making it the worst single-day drop since the depths of the financial...

Why Are Republicans Playing With Fire?

Harlan Green | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business
Harlan Green

The reports that 4,000 FAA employees and up to 70,000 airport construction workers narrowly escaped being laid off until Labor Day because Congress went on vacation is unbelievably true.

Making Sense Of Thursday's Violent Market Selloff

CNBC | Mohamed El-Erian | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

Technical factors played a role in Thursday's unsettling market moves, including the disorderly across-the-board collapse in the price of risk assets ...

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.

Time For A Double Dip?

The Economist | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

THIS ought to have been a good week for the American economy. The country’s leaders at last ended a ludicrously irresponsible bout of fiscal brinkma...

William Alden

Dow Jones Industrial Plunges 513 Points

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Stocks plunged Thursday in the worst one-day drop in more than two years, as investors absorbed fears that the American economy could ente...

Dow Jones Barely Avoids Longest Losing Streak Since The 1970s

AP | DAVID K. RANDALL | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Stock indexes came back from deep losses in the morning and ended Wednesday with small gains. The Dow Jones industrial average avoide...

S&P Turns Negative For The Year

Posted 10.02.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Edward Krudy) - The S&P 500 turned negative for the year on Tuesday as the wrangling over the U.S. debt ceiling faded and investors turn...

Second Greece Bailout Sends World Stocks Up

AP | Posted 09.21.2011 | Business

LONDON -- Relief at a bailout package for Greece drove global shares higher Friday after European leaders made sweeping changes to a rescue fund in an...

Wall Street Rebounds Just In Time For Debt Deal

Reuters | Ashley Lau | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street rebounded on Tuesday, bolstered by strong corporate results and renewed hope for an agreement in Washington that ...