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  • China's Secret Ambition for the Yuan Friday, 10 May 2013 | 3:54 AM ET

    Secretly and steadily China has made the yuan a world currency, just that we haven't noticed it, writes this expert.

  • Gold Rallied for Years on 'Misunderstanding' Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 10:19 PM ET

    According to this expert the rally in gold over several years was based on a misunderstanding, which is only now getting cleared.

  • Why Currencies Aren't Going Where They Should Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Currency pairs rarely trade where they "should," says this forex expert, but he goes ahead and attempts a forecast for the dollar/yen.

  • Everybody Wins With a Healthy Work-Life Balance Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 12:50 PM ET

    Helping employees achieve a reasonable work-life balance is a key consideration for sustaining performance, argues one expert.

  • Are Bond Vigilantes Taking On the Fed? Sunday, 12 May 2013 | 10:09 PM ET

    Bond market vigilantes have already forced a de facto policy shift to tighter credit conditions, writes this economist.

  • Internet Sales Tax Bill Is a Lifeline for Retailers Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 11:55 AM ET

    The Senate's passage of an Internet sales tax bill is bringing retailers one step closer to a level pricing playing field, says Stacey Widlitz, a retail industry analyst.

  • How to Get Away With a Currency Devaluation Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 4:23 PM ET
    Rebecca Patterson

    Japan looks like it might just get away with a major currency devaluation; why isn't the world complaining?

  • Euro's Future Doesn't Hinge on Draghi Alone Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 10:01 PM ET

    The U.S. Fed and the ECB are faced with opposite policy problems that will exert a greater influence over the forex market in the next several months. I expect the different stances of these two central banks to push the euro/dollar out of its recent trading range on the downside.

  • JC Penney's Troubles: The Power of Adjectives Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 10:35 AM ET
    Michael Yoshikami

    The interpretation of language used really depends on the perspective from which you are viewing the language and interpreting the message.

  • Why the ECB Is 'Stupid' Europe's Best Hope Sunday, 5 May 2013 | 10:48 PM ET

    The ECB is perhaps the best hope of bridging the political and economic fault lines in a union where cooperation was supposed to be the hallmark of a new Europe.

  • Hacked: Why It's Time to Rethink Passwords Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Passwords have had a good, long run. But today the landscape is different. A next-generation approach to data security is overdue, one expert argues.

  • Michael Farr

    The next leg up for stocks may only come if we see better prospects for top-line growth, argues one investment manager.

  • The Hack Attacks and the Markets Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 1:47 PM ET
    CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton

    CFTC's Bart Chilton notes that financial technology is a lot like automobile need laws to keep things from running amok.

  • Is China on a ‘German-Style’ Growth Plan? Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | 10:52 PM ET

    China's reform mantra sounds like a German-style plan that looks to combine growth with discipline, says this economist.

  • 4 Ways to Maximize Your Social Security Benefit Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 2:34 PM ET

    Thanks to Social Security's complex rules, many recipients find out how to maximize their benefits only after it's too late to change their elections.

  • Want a Million-Dollar Home? Tips From a Mega-Broker Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 12:56 PM ET

    Mega-broker Dolly Lenz has sold over $8.5 billion dollars in high-end properties. Here she shares 5 tips to buying a million-dollar home.

  • How to Jump-Start the US Economy: Op-Ed Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 10:57 AM ET
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    Without better regulatory, health-care, trade and energy policies, Americans will continue to face stagnant or falling wages.

  • Yoshikami: What's Wrong with China Equities? Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 4:46 PM ET

    China reported GDP growth below many analysts expectations and the markets shuttered. What's happening with this once-strong growth engine for the global economy?

  • Time to Rethink Renewable Fuel Rules Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 2:09 PM ET

    Dated standards could reduce gasoline supplies to the U.S. market at the very time domestic crude oil production is on the rise -- and lead to higher prices at the pump.

  • What the G20 Need to Talk About This Week Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 10:14 PM ET
    Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov

    Critical discussions will take place in Washington this week, notably the annual spring IMF and World Bank meeting and the meeting of G-20 finance ministers.

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