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  • 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.

  • Short Hannah, long Miley: The stock analysis Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 4:05 PM ET
    Miley Cyrus (L) and Miley Cyrus (R).

    What if celebrity were measured like stocks? Then Hannah Montana is a loser and Miley Cyrus, twerks and all, is the winner.

  • Why is the Fed so sad? Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 3:19 PM ET

    The rise of the Federal Reserve in power, prestige and economic salience has not been accompanied by buoyant spirits. In fact, the Fed's workforce is demoralized.

  • Retailers entice shoppers with elite loyalty perks Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 12:43 PM ET

    Elite status isn't just for airlines anymore. Retailers are increasingly adding elite tiers to their reward programs to entice big spenders.

  • Has JPMorgan become a 'piñata bank'? Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 12:20 PM ET

    As U.S. authorities are seeking over $6 billion in damages from JPMorgan, the "Squawk on the Street" team dissects the implications for America's largest bank.

  • Farming gets its own 'Apple v. Windows' battle Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 9:22 AM ET

    Manufacturers of farming equipment are promoting agriculture's newest craze—"precision farming"—and they're taking fundamentally different approaches to the technology.

  • Why next Fed chair is likely to be a millionaire Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 7:12 AM ET
    Janet Yellen and Larry Summers

    Who wants to be a millionaire? Both front-runners for the Fed chairman position are multi-millionaires.

  • Is nuclear disaster looming in Japan? Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 6:59 AM ET
    Japan's nuclear watchdog members, including Nuclear Regulation Authority members in radiation protection suits in Fukushima

    As the world watches Syria amid concerns of a U.S.-led military intervention, halfway across the globe a nuclear disaster could be unfolding with the potential for years of repercussions in Japan.

  • Move over Apple? Firm crosses iPhone with Kindle Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 6:37 AM ET

    Yota, a relatively unknown device maker from Russia is on the verge of releasing the Yota Phone.

  • The newest additions to the English dictionary are likely to make language purists "vom," as "selfie" and "phablet", are among hundreds of new words that have been added to Oxford Dictionaries Online.

  • Banker admits to using bailout money to buy condo Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 8:00 PM ET

    On Tuesday a former bank executive in Missouri pleaded guilty to criminal charges after using $381,000 of federal money to buy a waterfront condominium.