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The Grim Reaper's Tale of Horror

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Our grim reaper is Harry S. Dent Jr., economist, author, newsletter writer and head of HS Dent Investment Management of Tampa, Fla. Yuck! I should have never called Dent. His outlook was frightening.

Thoughts on the Business Cycle

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Lately, almost everyone seems melancholy about the prospects of the economy. So I thought I might share some anecdotal data points that suggest otherwise.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Citizen Murdoch: What "War at the Wall Street Journal?"

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

We may be losing interest in newspapers but our fascination with the people who publish them has never been stronger. Our current dread-and-awe buccaneer is Rupert Murdoch, The Man Who Owns the News, according to a recent bio.

Day of the Lion or the Lamb?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The Dow zoomed 5.3% or 511.55 points in four consecutive winning sessions, in the process racking up its best week of the year. Was the giant gain a fluke or the start of something big?

What In the World is Going On with Stocks?

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Gellman

The stock market seemed to be in sync with the improving economy until Tuesday when, without warning, the bottom dropped out and full blown panic set in.

Did Stock Market Tumble Start In Chicago?

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The budget problems in Greece were initially blamed for the market turbulence, but then word came down of some bad trades at the Chicago Mercantile Ex...

Wall Street Plunge: Cause Still Unclear To Regulators, Computer Trading Eyed

AP | STEVENSON JACOBS and BERNARD CONDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Regulators and Wall Street officials scoured millions of trades one by one Friday and canceled thousands as they sought to explain a ...

The (Almost) Crash of Wall Street

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

Ninety minutes before the end of the trading day Thursday, the U.S. stock market almost melted down. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped nearly 1,000 points and still, no one knows why.

Jim Cramer, Erin Burnett Freak Out As Dow Plunges 900 Points, Then Rebounds (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

***UPDATED BELOW*** If you were freaking out over today's almost instantaneous plunge of 900 points on the Dow Jones and then equally fast and unex...

'Sell In May And Go Away': Stock Market Usually Dips May Through October

AP | DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO — The fear that stocks are overdue for a correction has gnawed at many investors for months. Now they have new cause for concern, stati...

Stocks And Consumer Sentiment Rise Amid Financial Overhaul

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Bank stocks shot higher Friday after an agreement on a financial regulation bill reassured investors that new rules won't devastate f...

Dow Hovers Near 11,000: This is Obama's Market

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

A Democratic president's success is due to the policies of his Republican predecessor, and his failures are a consequence of his own policies.

High Noon on Wall Street

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

A funny thing happened on the way to the stock market Friday. The market matadors couldn't kill a limping bull.

Friday Talking Points [118] -- Cold War Jumps Shark

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Previous arms-control treaties were big news. Take all the coverage we just had over the health reform debate, and multiply that by about 10, and that's something like how big the news of this sort of thing used to be. Now, not so much.

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Wall Street will be littered with a lot more blood following the recent weakness. Olivier Garret, CEO of Casey Research, thinks the ambulance should have been called some time ago.

Greece Unsettles Markets as US Stocks Weaken

AP | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ATHENS, Greece — Greece's borrowing costs shot up Tuesday following a report, later denied, that Athens was seeking to revise a deal hammered ou...

Who Says April Is the Cruelest Month?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

What are we supposed to make of these conflicting signals on where the stock market is headed?

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Economy Recovers Under Obama

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel Bruno Sanz

Retail sales unexpectedly climbed 0.3 % in February. In America's consumer driven economy, retail sales lead the way out of business recession and consequent double-digit unemployment.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

New Journalism: Page Views Dictate Content Which Means More Lady Gaga Stories!

Harmon Leon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harmon Leon

New Journalism is still in a Wild West transitional stage. With the collapse of the publishing industry the rules have yet to be defined--and so far...

More Market Nightmares Lurking

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The unmistakable message from the growing market worries and swings in stock prices is that as far as most investors go, the market's nightmares are not about to vanish anytime soon.

Apple Stock Is BARGAIN, Say Analysts

DailyFinance | Gene Marcial | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

What now, Dow Jones? After plunging below 10,000 in mid-afternoon yesterday, the blue-chip 30-stock market barometer rallied late in the session and c...

Big Company Cash Grows At The Expense of Unemployed and Underpaid

latimes.com | Tom Petruno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By one prominent measure, major companies had extraordinary success weathering the recession: Industrial companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index,...