Executive Edge


  • The market's weekly winners and losers Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    The retail industry looms large in this week's market winners and losers, and considering it's Black Friday, no surprise there.

  • High-tax states still appeal to multimillionaires Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 2:36 PM ET

    Despite high tax rates, states like New York and California remain alluring to the wealthy, topping the list of newly created multimillionaires.

  • Attack Friday: How retail will calm sales insanity Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 4:37 PM ET
    Black Friday ad for Wal-Mart

    By starting sales on Thanksgiving rather than Black Friday, and other strategies, retailers hope to dampen the dangerous frenzy of prior years.

  • This market bubble is just getting started Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 3:43 PM ET

    Stocks touched on new highs today, and the earnings outlook suggests big gains are still coming, despite the slow economy, according to one guru.

  • The market's weekly winners and losers Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 4:26 PM ET

    Here are this week's biggest winners and losers, as seen through the lens of Executive Edge.

  • What you can learn from naysaying short sellers Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 5:09 PM ET

    As broad stock indexes hit new highs, short sellers dwell on the negative, hoping Fed tapering will torpedo stocks and reverse the shorts’ big losses.

  • Occupy Wall Street moving to Saks Fifth Avenue Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 5:04 PM ET

    Retail shoppers are polarizing, gravitating to discounters and luxury stores. Traditional middle-class outlets like department stores could lose out.

  • It doesn’t jingle, but bitcoin value soars Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 4:48 PM ET

    The virtual currency has enjoyed a huge gain in value as investors have come to take it seriously, but Congress and regulators worry about misuse.

  • The market's weekly winners and losers Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 4:53 PM ET

    Not even $3 billion could convince Snapchat's founders to go work for Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, but it was a better week for Amazon and Apple.

  • From Obamacare to Obama really cares Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 4:17 PM ET

    Playing defense in the Affordable Care Act battle, President Obama said people may keep health care policies that don’t meet the new standards.

  • Portrait of economy as painted by Fed is distorted Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 4:11 PM ET

    The record price paid for a Francis Bacon work at Tuesday night’s Christie’s auction highlights the Fed’s failed efforts to boost the economy.

  • Meet Obamacare's first clients Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 4:35 PM ET
    Kentucky's health exchange website Kynect.

    A first look at Obamacare signups, from Kentucky, shows younger women dominate and select higher quality plans.

  • The entire economy is hoarding cash like Apple Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 4:35 PM ET

    The Fed’s low-rate policy is supposed to stimulate lending, but banks prefer minimal earnings on cash to the risk of building up consumer lending.

  • Creative destruction: Jobs up during shutdown Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 4:47 PM ET
    Job seekers meet with employers at the 25th Annual CUNY big Apple Job and Internship Fair at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

    Despite the government shutdown, employers added a robust 204,000 jobs in October. But the labor participation rate dropped to the lowest since 1978.

  • Good day to be Twitter founder: #FourBillionBucks Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 5:19 PM ET
    A trader watches Twitter stock at the closing bell the day of its IPO.

    With shares up more than 75 percent, Twitter’s co-founders and CEO are together worth more than $4 billion, though the firm remains deep in the red.

  • Buy Twitter IPO?: Executives should know better Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 5:03 PM ET

    Demand for Twitter has lifted the likely offer price to $27, but advisors caution against the stock, citing IPO risks and social media competition.

  • Fed rates to stay low until Miley Cyrus is 30 Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 4:04 PM ET
    James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve St. Louis.

    Papers by Fed economists say rates should stay low until unemployment falls to 6 percent or lower, perhaps keeping rates below normal into the ‘20s.

  • Election Day: Will voters raise taxes on the rich? Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 9:53 AM ET
    Voters line up Tuesday Spring Hill Elementary School in McLean, Va.

    Calls to raise taxes on the wealthy are growing. Some want to boost the capital gains rate, and some states consider higher rates for the wealthy.

  • The anti-Twitter IPO that's just as popular Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 4:33 PM ET

    While high unemployment allows many employers to play tough, Container Store takes the other tack, priding itself on superb employee relations.

  • Boss to troops: Don’t blame me, it’s Obamacare! Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 2:50 PM ET

    As the open enrollment season gathers steam, many employers are blaming Obamacare for hikes in employee-paid premiums, whether it’s true or not.

Market Insider with Patti Domm