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  • Though Wall Street had solely concentrated on Syria, investors now seem more interested in economic news, leading some to wonder whether it's a recipe for future gains.

  • Plenty of stories this year suggest that the clean energy industry is down for the count. But the truth of investing in start-up companies is they often don't pan out.

  • The new football season can serve as a great source of inspiration not just for the couch potatoes of the nation, but for small-business owners as well.

  • While forecasters expect Friday's jobs report to reflect gains, jobs growth has been weighted toward part-time positions. Without better policies, jobs creation will not pick up.

  • Struggling with threat of an attack on Syria, the market finished August lower. Was this a harbinger of things to come? Investors have much to consider during the coming weeks.

  • There's been a big change recently in the way the market values EM currencies. Here are three graphs that explain a good part of why these currencies have been falling.

  • We must establish a Financial Market Multiagency Command: a short-term, public and private sector organization that devises implementable best practices to avoid shutdown circumstances.

  • Nathan Hale statue and City Hall, New York City.

    The next New York City mayor may signal a structural shift from the past laissez-faire business leadership to more progressive business cooperation.

  • uses a machine to produce jute twine at Brasjuta da Amazonia S.A. in Manaus, Brazil, June 28, 2013.

    Having been viewed until recently as a promising destination for investors, emerging markets are now seen as more volatile.

  • After the latest Fed minutes showed few clues about the timing of tapering, some pros are growing tired of waiting around for Fed action.

  • Washington has chosen to give the markets a ride to their destination rather than letting them find their own way.

  • Professional trader Kenny Polcari gives his thoughts on the market and shares his recipe du jour.

  • Pro trader Kenny Polcari on what the weak results from Macy's and Cisco really say about the consumer and market in general.

  • There may be low volume and volatility, but that doesn't mean there aren't important technical indicators to look for. Here's what pro trader Kenny Polcari is watching.

  • Merrill Brown is an old pro at the Internet news business. Here he lays out a list the Amazon chief needs to address to pull The Washington Post out of its rut.

  • Satellite image of the Great Lakes: Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior.

    A popular business acronym, "smart," spells out five criteria for effective goal-setting. But not all acronyms are as effective, according to our guest blogger Paul Hellman, founder of Express Potential.

  • Bill Ackman

    If you have followed the J.C. Penney's media soap opera, you know the "Bill Ackman TV trade" is a losing one, said retail analyst Stacey Widlitz.

  • As this seasons begins to draw to a close, Michael K. Farr argues that accounting gimmickry is no substitute for real earnings growth.

  • Candidates fill out applications at a job fair in New York

    It's past time for the Fed to stop the presses and stop manipulating the market. It's time for the long-term health of not only the market but of the economy.

  • A report that says McDonald's would only need to raise the price of Big Macs by 68 cents to double workers' wages is bunk and based on bad math, says CNBC contributor Carol Roth.