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  • Economy trumping Syria with investors Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 10:32 AM ET

    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.

  • Clean energy: Don't believe the shakeout hype Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    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 NFL's game plan for small business Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 10:34 AM ET

    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.

  • Part-time gigs dominate America's jobs picture Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 10:41 AM ET

    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.

  • September: A month of concerns, market worries Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 1:20 PM ET

    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.

  • 3 charts that explain emerging currencies rout Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 4:43 AM ET

    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.

  • 'Flash freeze': Another cry for a back-up plan Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 12:26 PM ET

    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.

  • A new NYC mayor may spur change for global cities Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:18 AM ET
    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.

  • 'Volatile' now an emerging market byword: El-Erian Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 3:40 PM ET
    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.

  • Is Bernanke 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf?' Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 11:12 AM ET

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

  • Hey Fed ... Don't railroad markets! Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 10:29 AM ET

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

  • Markets getting grilled? Try grilled pizza Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 10:09 AM ET

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

  • Pro: What Macy's, Cisco earnings really tell us Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 8:54 AM ET

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

  • Pro: Here's the S&P level to watch Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 10:39 AM ET

    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: A WaPo 'to do' list for Jeff Bezos Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 3:23 PM ET

    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.

  • Acronyms that don't work: Consultant's confession Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 2:11 PM ET
    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.

  • A close look at the 'Ackman TV trade': Widlitz Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 11:49 AM ET
    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.

  • Taking stock of second-quarter earnings season Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 5:30 PM ET

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

  • Fed has us wearing 'the best of the worst' crown Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 1:42 PM ET
    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.

  • Heartburn over bad math and Big Macs Saturday, 3 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    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.

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