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  • Junk bonds plunge as chase for yield evaporates Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    Ultra-low rates have spurred investors to chase yield in ever riskier corners of the bond market, but some are starting to pull out of the race.

  • Time to take money off the table in Thailand? Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:13 PM ET

    Thailand stocks have rallied sharply, but despite high hopes for the new administration's policies, analysts don't expect shares to rise much further.

  • Why many are still not buying China shares Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 7:01 PM ET
    A statue of a bear stands outside the Deutsche Boerse in Frankfurt, Germany.

    China shares may be seeing a flood of bullish calls after years of underperformance, but some analysts remain solidly pessimistic on the market.

  • Will higher oil prices be a risk for China? Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 6:35 PM ET
    Pump jacks in an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation near Lost Hills, Calif.

    As the world's second largest importer of oil, higher oil prices could be a threat to China's economic growth, analysts have said.

  • Asia turns on the taps for tech funding Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 8:05 PM ET
    Members of staff walk past a security guard at the headquarters of the Alibaba Group in Hangzhou, China.

    When bosses of U.S. video messaging app Tango were on the lookout for a strategic partner, they turned in the direction of Hangzhou.

  • Chinese switch from cash to credit for car buys Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | 7:54 PM ET

    In a country where owning a car has long been a symbol of luxury and success, around 85 percent of Chinese car buyers still buy cars with cash.

  • High debt at Malaysia fund is a new sovereign risk Sunday, 1 Jun 2014 | 8:50 PM ET
    Malaysia's iconic Petronas Twin Towers in the background in downtown Kuala Lumpur.

    Beneath Malaysia's investment-grade sovereign rating is a risk posed by a $14 billion investment fund that is not generating enough to cover interest.

  • Why Thai crisis won't hurt the rest of Southeast Asia Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 12:16 AM ET
    Thai soldiers patrol near government buildings on May 23, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Thailand's political instability has dented the economy, but contagion to the region should be little with some countries even benefiting.

  • AT&T to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion Sunday, 18 May 2014 | 8:04 PM ET
    A DirecTV technician puts on a helmet before installing new satellite TV service at an apartment building in Lynwood, Calif., May 5, 2014.

    AT&T plans to pay $48.5 billion to buy top U.S. satellite TV operator DirecTV, in a bid for growth beyond a competitive cellular market.

  • Bank of America's gender-bias settlement approved Friday, 27 Dec 2013 | 5:54 PM ET

    A federal judge on Friday approved Bank of America's $39 million settlement of a gender discrimination lawsuit by female brokers.

  • Winthrop H. Smith Jr., Summit Ventures chairman and CEO and author of "Catching Lightning in a Bottle," weighs in on what led Merrill Lynch to nearly collapsing during the financial crisis which forced Bank of America's acquisition.

  • Syria hangs over markets, as traders watch for Fed Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 7:48 PM ET

    Fed speak is back in the spotlight Thursday, as traders keep an eye on the Middle East and rising oil prices.

  • Why some college grads are forgoing big salaries Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 4:27 PM ET
    Young graduates and supporters of Venture for America gather at their 2013 Summer Celebration.

    Money isn't the only factor when it comes to some recent graduates' decision to try and make an impact on American communities.

  • Cost of Health Care for Retired Couples Declines Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 2:09 PM ET
    Dr. Martha Perez examines a patient at Community Health of South Florida.

    A 65-year-old couple retiring this year would need $220,000 on average to cover medical expenses, an 8 percent decrease from last year's estimate. But most people estimate just a fraction of that.

  • Brokers-Dealers May See Fiduciary Standard Rules Soon Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Consumer advocates are concerned that fiduciary standard rules won't be strong enough to protect consumers, while registered advisors fear that complex rules will favor bigger firms.

  • Know the Ropes When Shopping for a Financial Pro Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    To choose the right financial professional to help you manage your portfolio, you need to understand the different services they offer.

  • LPL Financial Tangles With Regulators Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 3:08 PM ET
    Richard Bender said he lost half his retirement savings because of LPL.

    Analyst says that the high commissions leave LPL less money for compliance and attracts brokers interested in skirting the rules, NYT reports.

  • Another Investigation Into HP's Autonomy Allegations Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 12:38 AM ET
    HP Spectre laptop

    Britain's Serious Fraud Office has joined the U.S. Department of Justice in opening an investigation into Hewlett-Packard's allegations that it was misled when it bought British software maker Autonomy for $11.5 billion.

  • Big Ideas From Big People Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 10:30 AM ET

    Industry heavyweights -- in finance, technology, real estate, media -- weigh in on the one issue, innovation or event they think will change the world in 2013.