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  • China's economy is not experiencing a hard landing Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 2:07 PM ET
    A customer looks at jewelry inside a store in Macau, China.

    Western critics say China is experiencing a hard landing, but that's not quite true, says Dan Steinbock.

  • Why GOP lite in November is good for Wall Street Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    The mid-term election will be a disappointment—but that's a good thing for Wall Street, says hedge-fund manager Todd Schoenberger.

  • Two big problems in the job market: Farr Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 12:38 PM ET
    A sign  hangs in the window of a clothing store on June 6, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

    The economy's improving so what's not to like? In a nutshell, there are two big problems with the job market, says Michael Farr.

  • How Burger King can avoid a brand backlash Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 2:14 PM ET
    A Burger King restaurant in San Francisco.

    Here are key things Burger King needs to focus on to avoid a customer backlash over its proposed Tim Hortons merger, says brand expert Leeann Leahy.

  • Here's how you stop a BK from going to Canada Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    Here's how you incentivize companies to do business in the US, not head to Canada like BK, says Michael Yoshikami.

  • Obama's magic number is 40 Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:20 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Here's why 40 is the key number for the GOP to regain control of the Senate in this fall's midterm elections, says ex-Treasury official Stephen Myrow.

  • S&P 2,000 isn't the top: Kenny Polcari Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 5:29 PM ET

    Hang on to your party hats—NYSE floor trader Kenny Polcari says S&P 2,000 wasn't the end game.

  • Can France pirouette? Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 4:13 PM ET

    After the French government's collapse, can Hollande pull off a turnaround as one of his predecessors, Mitterand, did?

  • 3 reasons advisors should court younger clients Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Helping millennials learn the benefits of compounding can be personally rewarding—and will help you establish a future client base.

  • Why S&P 2,000 milestone has Art Cashin unimpressed Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 11:19 AM ET
    Art Cashin

    The S&P 500 index's crossing 2,000 for the first time is just an "item of note," says veteran trader Art Cashin.

  • Kudlow: The Obama bank shakedown Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 6:14 PM ET

    Behind in the polls, Obama's rekindling class warfare against banks, corporations, and rich people, says Larry Kudlow.

  • 7 things I miss about Wall Street: Ex-trader Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:21 PM ET
    Raj Mahal relaxing in the Hamptons.

    Raj Mahal left Wall Street for stand-up comedy. He doesn't miss being on BlackBerry 24/7 but here are 7 things he really misses about Wall Street.

  • Here's the key for global markets: UBS CIO Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 4:08 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference.

    Geopolitics, the euro zone, China—they're all factors for the market. But here's the most important one, says UBS investment chief Simon Smiles.

  • The 5 best Wall Street movie villains Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 2:44 PM ET
    Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in the 1987 Oliver Stone film, "Wall Street."

    Here are the five best Wall Street movie villains of all time—and what they'd say about Yellen and the Fed if they were at Jackson Hole this week.

  • Investing in tax inversions: A 25-stock index Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    Want to get in on the tax inversion action? A new 25-stock index gives investors the opportunity to invest in potential future targets.

  • How to deal with Jackson Hole 'rate rage' Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 1:21 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee July 15, 2014 in Washington.

    Despite last year's "taper tantrum", investors shouldn't concentrate too heavily on any "rate rage" ensuing from hawkish at Jackson Hole.

  • Japan has fallen victim to the Keynesian scam Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 12:24 PM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.

    The Japanese economy has fallen victim to the scam called Keynesian economics. The US should take heed, says Michael Pento.

  • Five reasons the Fed should raise rates now Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    The time has come for the Fed to get off its zero-rate policy, says economist Craig Dismuke. Here are five reasons why.

  • Is the Fed too hawkish?: Insana Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 2:34 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chair Janet Yellen.

    The latest Fed minutes suggest a rate increase sooner than later but there are a few factors to consider since the last Fed meeting, says Ron Insana.

  • Mere coincidence or freaky Fed? Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 11:38 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve building.

    The gain in the S&P 500 between the same Fed minute release time periods the past two years is effectively exactly the same.

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