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  • Swiss Lindt agrees to buy Russell Stover Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 2:02 AM ET

    Swiss chocolate maker announces it has agreed to acquire Russell Stover -- making it the number three chocolate manufacturer in the U.S.

  • Though just 3% outperform, ETFs just keep growing Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    Exchange-traded funds have exploded over the past several years and investors literally can't get enough.

  • Is copper set for a fresh bout of pain? Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 12:22 AM ET

    Copper reversed price falls seen earlier this year, but fresh headwinds could push the metal lower in the second half, Capital Economics said.

  • Cramer’s plan: 10 earnings plays for this week Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 6:21 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    With earnings season kicking up a notch in the week ahead, there’s a good chance something unexpected is looming. Are you ready?

  • Citi, US $7B settlement expected Monday Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    Citigroup agreed to pay $7 billion to resolve an investigation into mortgage-backed securities they sold in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.

  • Will earnings tell the story markets need to hear? Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 6:21 PM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange before the closing bell in New York.

    Quarterly earnings growth and clues from companies' commentaries will tell whether there really will be a bounce back in growth in the second half.

  • Are the Fed, ECB falling behind the curve? Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 8:13 PM ET

    If you believe some of the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) governors' forecasts, the answer for the Fed's case is a resounding "yes."

  • Jubilant Germany is World Cup champion, again Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 7:07 PM ET
    Germany wins the World Cup during the final of the FIFA World Cup 2014 on July 13, 2014 at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Goetze's volley in extra time fired Germany to a fourth World Cup crown with a 1-0 victory over Argentina, leaving captain Lionel Messi heartbroken.

  • Grumbling foreign banks bend to US rules Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 7:39 PM ET

    Financiers are grumbling that the U.S. is acting like an imperial power in punishing foreign banks for dealings beyond U.S. territory.

  • Which bank are you long? Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 10:01 PM ET

    Investors are focused on financials this week as they report second-quarter earnings. Vote in our new poll and tell us which lender you're buying.

  • Here's the new worry that's consuming Wall Street Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
    A Pier 1 Imports store in New York.

    Forget housing—here's the cool new concern for American investors.

  • US oil output booms—now refiners have to catch up Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    The United States is swimming in oil and gas. However, processing this bounty is posing a challenge to U.S. refiners.

  • How the sharing economy is growing Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 7:04 AM ET
    A TaskRabbit worker delivers groceries. The website is part of a growing sharing economy.

    Given the recession's ripple effect, more consumers have turned to collaborative consumption as way to test the entrepreneurship waters.

  • 10 apps to boost your career Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Sometimes the best tools to help you move up the employment ladder are right in your pocket. Here are apps that will help you make the right moves.

  • F-35 Farnborough debut halted after engine fire Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 12:46 PM ET
    An F-35A Lightning II from the 33rd Fighter Wing streaks across the sky above Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. while coming in for landing after a training sortie.

    The troubled F-35 fighter jet will not make its debut at the Farnborough Airshow on Monday after a dangerous engine fire left the fleet grounded in the U.S.

  • Tips for vacationing on a budget this summer Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 3:31 PM ET
    $10.9M house located in Love Ladies on Long Beach Island, NJ.

    According to a recent American Express study, the demand for travel is high, as three in four Americans are planning a summer getaway.

  • This Hellcat could be the most powerful muscle car ever Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

    Earlier this month the brand revealed what it is calling "the most powerful muscle car ever," coming in at a screeching 707 horsepower.

  • Lindt poised to acquire Russell Stover Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 6:29 AM ET

    Swiss chocolate-maker is close to securing a takeover of Russell Stover, the third-largest US candy company by sales, the Financial Times reports.

  • Gaza civilians flee after Israeli warning Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 6:37 AM ET
    Israeli soldiers watch smoke plumes rises from Gaza following an Israel Air Force bombing on July 12, 2014, in Israel Gaza border.

    Thousands fled their homes in a Gaza town after Israel warned them to leave ahead of threatened attacks on rocket-launching sites.

  • Did Taylor Swift’s op-ed hit a flat note? Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 12:03 PM ET
    Taylor Swift performs at Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 9, 2014 in Singapore.

    The 24-year-old stood up for the future of music in her op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal, saying he believes there's still value in albums