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  • ‘No bloodbath’ in bonds coming: Pro  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    Bonds will not see a massive selloff and will stay "richly valued," Benjamin Gutteridge, head of fund research at Brewin Dolphin says, adding that he is turning positive on European equities.

  • Kirk Douglas' obit published by mistake Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 7:57 AM ET
    Actor Kirk Douglas.

    Veteran actor Kirk Douglas is not dead, contrary to what an obituary that appeared on People magazine's website might have you believe.

  • Charity checklist: What to know before you give Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    About 95 percent of households donate to charities, averaging about $3,000 per household contribution. Sharon Epperson offers tips on how to give wisely.

  • Lending Club seeks up to $692 million in IPO Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 9:28 AM ET
    Renaud Laplanche, co-founder and CEO of Lending Club.

    The lending platform is hoping that Wall Street will flock to buy into its forthcoming initial public offering. The NYT reports.

  • Biotech hackers may be trying to game the Street Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    Using flawless English and an insider’s knowledge of Wall Street, the cybercriminals have gained access to the inboxes of top health care executives.

  • There's a new way to get your Girl Scout cookie fix Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    Watch out world, the Girl Scouts are going digital to sell you cookies.

  • Ruble heading for biggest one-day drop since 1998 Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 7:23 AM ET
    Five thousand rouble notes.

    The ruble looked set for its steepest one-day fall since the Russian financial crisis of 1998, plunging about 4 percent as oil prices tumble.

  • Why gold just can’t win Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    If no one expected the Swiss vote forcing the central bank to hold more gold to succeed, why is gold tanking?

  • Can oil fall all the way to $40? Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 9:28 PM ET

    As oil prices hit more than four-year lows, analysts are slashing forecasts, with some predicting a plunge of as much as 40 percent to $40 a barrel.

  • Here's what might make the Fed harder to read Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 2:36 PM ET
    A laborer works at Nahr Bin Umar oil field, southeast of Baghdad, Iraq.

    The job market is showing improvement, but the plunge in oil prices has spurred more concerns about weak inflation.

  • US piles on the debt—this time for cars: Study Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 12:01 AM ET
    Salesman Jerry Holsman works with Erich Spin, left, and Anna Zatta at the Toyota of Deerfield dealership, in Deerfield Beach, Fla., Oct. 2, 2014.

    Whether it's a new or used vehicle, Americans spend more than ever, according to a report from Experian Automotive.

  • Obama to meet activists, police on Ferguson Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 7:49 AM ET

    President Obama will meet with young civil rights leaders, politicians and law enforcement as protests continue over Ferguson. NBC reports.

  • Black Friday turns red as sales plunge: NRF Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 2:30 PM ET
    A Black Friday sign outside an H&M store in New York.

    The National Retail Federation estimated that retail sales over the full Thanksgiving weekend will show a decline of 11.3 percent from a year earlier.

  • Storch: Don't believe sales down 11%  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 6:26 AM ET

    The National Retail Federation estimates sales for Thursday through Sunday in-store and online fell 11 percent compared to last year. Storch Advisors CEO Gerald Storch, discusses the big shift from bricks-and-mortar retail to online retail, which he says grew double digits over the weekend.

  • Bearing arms—on Black Friday! Gun sales boom Saturday, 29 Nov 2014 | 3:23 PM ET
    An employee places gun locks on guns for sale at Cabela's in Hamburg, Pennsylvania.

    Second amendment lovers sent gun sales surging on Black Friday, with a report saying the FBI processed a record number of requests.

  • Federal shutdown: Will Congress ruin the holidays? Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 7:19 AM ET
    Omayra Hernadez holds a sign reading, 'Hey Congress Do Your Job' as she and others gather in front of the office of Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to protest against the partial government shutdown on October 15, 2013 in Doral, Florida.

    Thanksgiving is over and Christmas songs are officially playing on repeat. 'Tis the season for another congressional crisis.

  • GSK to ax US jobs in major cost cuts: Sources Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 2:11 AM ET

    GSK will ax hundreds of U.S. jobs in its biggest market as the drugmaker starts implementing a major cost-saving program.

  • What to buy a boomer for the holidays Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 5:38 AM ET
    Amazon Kindle Voyage.

    Here are some suggestions for what to get the baby boomers on your holiday shopping list.

  • Supreme Court to consider Facebook threats case Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 6:22 AM ET
    People wait to enter the U.S. Supreme Court, Nov. 10, 2014.

    The Supreme Court is weighing the free-speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other social media.

  • The most at-risk credit cards in your wallet Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    All cards in your payments arsenal are undoubtedly at risk, but certain cards are more vulnerable to fraud and/or data breaches than others.