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  • SAC Capital explores conversion into family office Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 12:43 PM ET

    In recent months, SAC's portfolio managers have been talking in earnest, both with management and among themselves, about how converting to a so-called family office would work.

  • Home prices push past rising rates, says report Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 9:28 AM ET

    Home prices are trending higher in part due to fewer distressed properties for sale, as rates climb on expectations the Fed will taper investments in mortgage-backed securities.

  • Gen Y managers perceived as entitled, need polish Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 12:02 AM ET

    If you don't like your new boss, it may not be your fault. Gen Y is moving into management in a big way, and a new survey finds a rough transition.

  • Ramen burger chef: It’s more than 'college food' Sunday, 1 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Real ramen is much different than instant ramen, says chef Keizo Shimamoto. And if you shape it into a bun and serve it with a burger, expect a long line to form.

  • The new Vegas bookie is a cyborg Sunday, 1 Sep 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    In an age of massive data-crunching capabilities, can the stock Vegas bookie character still be the genius behind the three-and-a-half-point NFL spread?

  • Will the establishment allow a 2-year law school? Saturday, 31 Aug 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    Making JD's available after just two years of law school would be great financial news for students--and bad news for just about every other vested interest.

  • Something fishy going on in lobster capital Saturday, 31 Aug 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    Lobster prices this summer remain stagnant amid high supply. With profits squeezed again, community leaders are working to make the Maine less dependent on a single species.

  • JCPenney and Best Buy: A tale of two retailers Saturday, 31 Aug 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Both had major shareholders sell big stakes after turnaround battles, yet each episode left a decidedly different taste in the mouth of the market.

  • Legal pot creates jobs, big biz interested: Expert Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 12:12 PM ET

    The cannabis legalization trend is creating jobs in states where laws have been relaxed, and big business is "looking into the industry in a big way," an expert says.

  • 'Glass bottom jet' and other in-flight innovations Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 11:26 AM ET
    American Airlines entertainment system on new 777-300ER adds features that make it more like a smartphone or tablet.

    This year's finalists for best innovations for fliers include a dual-screen in-flight entertainment system for multitaskers and a "glass bottom jet" app.

  • The precarious nature of corporate profits Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 8:25 AM ET

    Those investors placing a heavy weight on price-to-earnings ratios that assume continued high profit margins are being overly simplistic.

  • Emerging markets: The comeback kid of 2014? Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 11:46 PM ET
    An Indonesian man waits for customers at a street money changer in Jakarta on August 28, 2013.

    Emerging markets are getting a beating right now, but the tattered asset class could be poised to become the “comeback kid” of 2014, some analysts say.

  • The new pharmacy scam that's ripping you off Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 2:31 PM ET

    Federal investigators say a new scheme involving pharmacies and Medicaid is growing so quickly they can't work fast enough to keep up.

  • Verizon, Vodafone discuss possible $130 billion deal Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 5:58 AM ET

    Shares of U.K. telecom firm Vodafone surged 9 percent on Thursday after it confirmed discussions with Verizon Communications over its 45 percent stake in their U.S. joint venture Verizon Wireless.

  • 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.

  • Zurich chairman resigns over CFO's apparent suicide Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 2:34 AM ET
    Josef Ackermann

    Josef Ackermann, the chairman of Zurich Insurance Group, has resigned after indicating that he felt pressured to take part of the responsibility for the death of Chief Financial Officer Pierre Wauthier, the firm announced on Thursday.

  • Summers as Fed chief a 'black swan' event: Analysts Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 1:09 AM ET
    Lawrence H. Summers

    Speculation that Larry Summers is the favored candidate to take over Bernanke as Fed chief has resurfaced in recent weeks, prompting a strong backlash from some industry watchers.

  • For many Indians, degrees abroad now unaffordable Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:36 PM ET

    Thousands of Indian students pursuing college degrees abroad are feeling the heat from the crash in the rupee, which has pushed up academic fees and the cost of living.

  • Skype's first 10 years: Trail of missed opportunities Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 9:09 PM ET

    Thursday marks 10 years since the launch of Skype, the calling software that may rank as the most successful internet company to come out of Europe.

  • Attack on Syria: The worst and least-bad scenarios Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 5:10 PM ET
    Guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (right), with a French anti-submarine frigate during exercises earlier this year.

    Military strikes on Syria present a complex set of possible outcomes, all of them disruptive for energy markets. But some scenarios are worse than others.