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Opinion Commentary


  • Silence! What CEOs can learn from maestros Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 2:25 PM ET
    Riccardo Muti

    CEOs shouldn't be ignorant, tyrannical maestros — that's not how you inspire brilliance in your people, says conductor and consultant Itay Talgam.

  • The robots are coming...to your mall Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 11:52 AM ET
    A PAL Robotics robot serving as mall ambassador.

    Here are three reasons why we need robots at the mall, says International Council of Shopping Centers CEO Mike Kercheval.

  • Six classic mistakes young traders make Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Worried stockbroker on phone

    How to become a great trader? Avoid these six classic mistakes, says trading mentor Raj Malhotra.

  • Emmy nominee Mayim Bialik's summer reading list Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 12:21 PM ET
    Mayim Bialik

    She just got nominated (again!) for an Emmy for her role on "The Big Bang Theory." So what's Mayim Bialik reading this summer?

  • Trump won't win, but yes, he matters Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 10:41 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Phoenix, Arizona July 11, 2015.

    The Donald's rise to the top of many recent GOP polls tells us a couple of important things. Politico's Ben White explains.

  • Gay marriage? Companies fear the #hashtag Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 1:48 PM ET
    The Confederate flag on the Capitol grounds in Columbia, South Carolina.

    Companies, fearing a possible backlash by customers, are increasingly taking a stand on issues from gay marriage to the Confederate flag.

  • Obamacare ruling shows US balance of power is off Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 11:32 AM ET
    The U.S. Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare is a step in the wrong direction for the U.S. government, says this senator.

  • Hey Obama, time to #banthebox Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Catholic Health Association conference in Washington June 9, 2015.

    The federal government should adopt "fair chance" policies for the formerly incarcerated, these two advocates say.

  • After nuclear deal, what's next for Iran? Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 3:47 PM ET
    Iran protest

    The nuclear deal is just the first step in putting Iran on the path to becoming a "normal country," says former State Dept. advisor David L. Phillips.

  • The real problem with the euro: ex-Fed official Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    Pro-Euro protesters hold Greek flags during a rally in front of parliament in Athens, June 30, 2015.

    When it comes to Greece and the euro, there's one big issue that no one's talking about, says former NY Fed official James Kahn.

  • Bove: What Jamie Dimon may be signaling Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Jamie Dimon

    Jamie Dimon unexpectedly said he might sit out future investor calls. Here's what Dick Bove thinks the JPM chief meant.

  • Is 50 Cent really bankrupt? Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 2:35 PM ET
    50 Cent performs at the 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium on June 7, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

    Rapper 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy just as a jury was to decide punitive damages in a sex-tape lawsuit. Is that filing legit?

  • In Iran deal, the whole world wins Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 3:52 PM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry reacts as he delivers a statement on the Iran talks deal at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015.

    Iran's historic deal will pay dividends for its neighbors and will spur economic growth in markets the world over, says trader Naeem Aslam.

  • Greek bailout: What happens now? Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 12:58 PM ET
    Alexis Tsipras, Greece's prime minister, center, reacts as he leaves following all-night bailout talks in Brussels, July 13, 2015.

    Expect serious political fallout following the third Greek bailout, says Warwick professor Haridimos Tsoukas.

  • Three things China needs to do right now Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 10:12 AM ET
    An investor reacts inside a brokerage firm on July 8, 2015 in Shanghai, China.

    China needs to take these three steps to restore its markets and investor confidence, says Curtis Chin.

  • GSElevator gets down and dirty in new book Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 4:08 PM ET
    Book jacket for ‘Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery and Billion-Dollar Deals'.

    "Straight to Hell," the new book from @GSElevator mastermind John LeFevre, offers a "naked look" at global finance, says Turney Duff.

  • Najarian: Greece is just a bad poker player Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 11:54 AM ET
    Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis.

    Former Greek finance minister Varoufakis wrote the book on bluffing, but he made two huge mistakes, says "Fast Money" trader Jon Najarian.

  • China is not yet a buy Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 1:40 PM ET
    Share holders stay at a security trading floor in Shenyang, Liaoning province of China.

    UBS analysts say there is value in some segments of China right now but with all the volatility, now is not the time to buy in.

  • Will the euro be Europe's last monetary union? Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    Premium euros

    The euro isn't the first monetary union for Europe, but it could be the last—for a while, says author Kabir Sehgal.

  • No Grexit, but Germany and France go at it Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 4:07 AM ET
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble confers with an unidentified official at the beginning of a meeting of the Eurogroup finance ministers in Brussel on July 11, 2015.

    Staring at the possibility of Europe's economic and political implosion, Washington stepped up pressure on Germany and Greece to come to an agreement.

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