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Why Wall Street Seems Unfazed By Default Threats

AP | By BERNARD CONDON and MATTHEW CRAFT | Posted 09.14.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The CEO of a big bank says a U.S. default could be catastrophic for the economy. The head of the Federal Reserve warns of chaos. And a cre...

Family That Sold Wall Street Journal To Murdoch Regretting It In Wake Of Scandal

Posted 09.12.2011 | Media

ProPublica's Richard Tofel reports: This story was co-published with The Guardian.A number of key members of the family which controlled The Wall S...

Markets Drop On News Governments Will Collectively Tap Oil Reserves

Posted 08.23.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - Oil prices crashed more than $8 to a four-month low on Thursday after the world's consumer nations said they would band together to aid...

Stocks Suffer Six Weeks Of Losses

Posted 08.11.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - The Dow and S&P 500 closed out their sixth week of losses on Friday as further signs of a global economic slowdown set the stage for m...

Influential Hedge Fund Manager Calls For Microsoft CEO To Step Down

Reuters | Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Bill Rigby | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

May 26, 2011 12:57:38 AM By Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Bill Rigby NEW YORK/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Influential hedge fund manager David Einhorn has...

Top Business Writer Jumps To NYT

wwd.com | Posted 07.10.2011 | Media

Business journalist and author James Stewart is leaving Dow Jones to become a New York Times business columnist. Stewart will succeed Joe Noce...

Earnings Season Kicks Off

Posted 06.11.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Chuck Mikolajczak) - Investors will look to corporate profits and outlooks this week for confirmation the S&P 500 has another leg to its...

Oil Tops $122 Per Barrel, Gold Hits Another Record

Posted 06.05.2011 | Business

By Leah Schnurr - NEW YORK - Prices of spot gold notched a record high on Tuesday as a downgrade of Portugal's debt stirred a bid for safety, whil...

More Nightmares Lurk on Street of Dreams

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Taking a longer term outlook, Leibovit thinks "we're in for five or six years of hell," with the Dow tumbling to about 2,000. So where should investors put their money? Consider cash and gold.

Swimming with the Sharks

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

You've got to be bonkers to swim in shark-infested waters, but it's widely happening -- no, not in the movies, but in real life -- on the financial front.

Libya Ceasefire, Yen Stabilization Help Stock Market Rally On Friday

Reuters | Al Yoon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global stocks rose on Friday as traders took on riskier investments following a Libya ceasefire that reduced tension in the reg...

Why Stock Sizzle Won't Fizzle

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The risks on Wall Street are far from over and bulls can also be gored. You might be one of them.

How Green Is My Rupert Murdoch?

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

The good news is that News Corp. is taking great strides towards creating a greener place to work and live. But it must be tough balancing act for them to justify its product line that doesn't agree with those values.

Trend Reversals

Pamela Rosenau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pamela Rosenau

The extremely undervalued, large cap quality stock universe is finally showing signs of life. Since late November, value stocks have been outperformin...

Dire Warnings From a Bear And His Parade Of Stinkers

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Last month's creation of just 36,000 jobs, versus a widely anticipated gain of 130,000 to 150,000 jobs, is a renewed S.O.S. that the wave of euphoria engulfing Wall Street may be way overdone.

Five Ways to Gain Experience on Your Resume Before Graduation

Kristen Durkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Kristen Durkin

Gen Y has been exposed to the harsh realities of the current economic climate. Here are five ways college students can increase their depth of experience and stand out on a resume.

Another Market Crash in 2011?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The masses, namely the army of retail investors, are starting to get swayed by signs of a peppier economy and rebounding equity prices. But there are still plenty of lurking nightmares out there.

Market Shifts to the Turkey Trot

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The Christmas holiday season is often a harbinger of happy events, but only partly this past week, which for investors turned out to be a week of gobblydegook.

Santa Special: A Fatter Net Worth

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Perhaps, judging from the way our trio of pros see it, John Wayne had the right idea when he said "courage is being scared to death...and saddling up anyway."

Gobs of New Jobs, but Gobs of Questions

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

In the face of the creation of 151,000 jobs, more than double the general expectation, the market acted like it had been hit by a bulldozer. Stocks should have soared on that kind of news.

GDP Grows 2 Percent In 3Q, Stocks Waver

AP | STEPHEN BERNARD and DAVID K. RANDALL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Stocks edged higher Friday to close out the best October for the Dow Jones industrial average in four years. Trading activity was re...

Get Used To A Difficult Stock Markey

AP | By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Get used to a difficult stock market. It's nearly four months since stocks reached their 2010 highs and began falling on investors' dou...

Is It Time To Ditch The Dow?

AP | BERNARD CONDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — It's Caterpillar's market. The Illinois maker of earth movers is just one of 30 companies in the Dow Jones industrial average, but y...

Jeffrey Hirsch: Dow 'Super Boom' Will Boost Average Nearly Four-Fold By 2025

Bloomberg | Nick Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Dow Jones Industrial Average will surge to 38,820 in an eight-year "super boom" that will begin in 2017, according to Jeffrey A. Hirsch, editor in...

Houdini Does His Wall Street Thing

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Last Friday was the second time in the past eight days in which investors managed to escape a nightmare. The market shrugged off ill tidings of a disappointing July jobs report: the nightmare never came.