• The M4A1 has the capability to fire fully automatic instead of three-round burst.

    This business strategist says that in seeking to protect their members, unions actually end up hurting them.

  • Not surprisingly, J.C. Penney's dismal earnings numbers spurred option traders to make some large bearish bets on the stock.

  • We've Seen This 'Sequester' Movie Before Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 12:29 PM ET

    All of Washington, and most of us, are focused on the automatic spending cuts which went into effect today. These cuts have been described as repeatedly as "draconian," yet history tells a different tale, writes this contributor.

  • Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    With such a record of failure on long-term policy initiatives, it is no wonder that Congress is skeptical of the Fed's ability to unwind its aggressive monetary policy, writes this contributor.

  • Dow 14,000: Back to Break-Even: Yoshikami Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 1:37 PM ET

    The Dow has marched past 14,000 and if you invested in the Dow in 2007 you're about to break even. Not so exciting right?

  • Hangover Effect for the Dealmakers Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 1:25 PM ET

    In 2013 private equity funds that gorged themselves on the tax-driven buffet last year are feeling a bit bloated and examining their own swollen portfolios for divestiture candidates, says this expert.

  • Avoiding That Fatal Attraction With Consumers Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 12:37 PM ET

    Consumers may be more willing to give something new a try, but their standards are incredibly high and their criteria for long-term adoption are very strict, warns this pro.

  • Leadership Is So Yesterday! Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    This expert says he's realized that the archaic definition of leadership is so yesterday!

  • Sequestration: How the President and the GOP Blew It Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 10:42 AM ET

    The President has spent the last several weeks painting a picture of economic Armageddon if he doesn't get his way and Republicans are betting Mr. Obama is overstating his case.

  • The decision to do away with sales last year had no testing behind it. So it is not a mystery why J.C. Penney has done a 180 when it comes to its promotional stance.

  • What a Jumpy VIX Means for the Market Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 5:46 PM ET

    We need to dissect what might be causing so much upward pressure on the VIX while the stock market remains so elevated on the year.

  • This exec says telecommuting, once a novelty and a very practical solution in some situations, has now become an entitlement. An entitlement he claims that is abused.

  • Watch This Currency If You Want to Trade China Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 12:16 AM ET

    China is the big story - the second biggest economy in the world and on its way to become the biggest (according to one way of measuring it, at least). So it's only natural that foreign exchange traders should want to get in on this Next Big Thing.

  • One Trader’s Big Bet That Lockheed Will Fly Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 3:56 PM ET

    The sequester will cut about $45 billion from Pentagon programs. Despite this, Lockheed Martin saw heavy call option trading.

  • Sequester Cuts Will Hurt the US: Kyle Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 11:28 AM ET

    One thing should be made clear - We should have a stimulus, not a cut says this professor.

  • US Trade Gap With Asia to Worsen, Unless... Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | 11:42 PM ET

    The symbolism was strong but America's trade results were weak as President Barack Obama visited East Asia right after his reelection last November, a year after his shift to a more comprehensive trans-pacific engagement.

  • US-Japan Trade Talks: Not Worth Losing American Jobs Saturday, 23 Feb 2013 | 4:06 AM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    The practice of currency manipulation by a major partner, such as Japan, acts as a subsidy for their products entering our market and as a tax on our exports to their market.

  • Can Sears Soar? One Options Trader Thinks So Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 1:30 PM ET

    One options trader has made a large bullish bet on the long-term performance of Sears' stock. Should you follow?

  • The Positive Side of Budget Cuts: Johnson Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 1:24 PM ET
    U.S. Capitol building

    Yes there will be deep cuts, but there is, however, a silver lining to it all: Americans might rediscover the things that really matter in life.

  • Why GM Could Motor Higher Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 5:35 PM ET
    Signs stand in front of the General Motors world headquarters complex in Detroit, Michigan.

    GM led the market lower on Wednesday, but option activity was bullish, with calls trading nearly double their average daily volume.

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