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    They survived the financial Armageddon of 2008 with their careers, finances, and houses intact. So the question is: are the good times rolling again?

  • Zhang Yin, CEO of Nine Dragons Paper, is world's richest woman according to the Hurun report.

    More than half the world’s richest self-made women are Chinese, thanks in large part to Mao and cheap childcare, according to the Hurun Report, which compiles information on the wealthiest Chinese.

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    According to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics, self-funded candidates—those who are pouring their own personal fortunes into their campaigns rather than raising the bulk of their campaign cash from political donors—aren’t faring well in the hotly-contested 2010 election cycle.

  • Stocks ended modestly higher for the first trading session of the fourth quarter despite a volatile start as investors digested a spate of economic reports giving conflicting accounts of the U.S. economy's health. JP Morgan and Bank of America rose.

  • Stocks held gains for the first trading session of the fourth quarter despite a volatile start as investors digested a spate of economic reports giving conflicting accounts of the U.S. economy's health. JP Morgan and Bank of America rose.

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    Ongo, a Silicon Valley startup planning to launch a website for reading and sharing news from multiple sources, says it received an initial round of funding from some of the country's top newspaper publishers.

  • Call it the business platform. Players from the world of business and finance—CEOs, investment managers, entrepreneuers—often move into the world of politics and government and the 2010 election is no exception. This year, some three dozen business types are running for public office, stressing the importance of their business skills at a time when the economy is struggling to recover from a recession and government borrowing is at a record high. If successful, they'll be following in the footst

    Players from the world of business and finance—CEOs, investment managers, entrepreneuers—often move into the world of politics and government and the 2010 election is no exception.

  • Arizona may be the frontline of the immigration policy debate, but states far from the Mexican border are also busy grappling with the costly problem of illegal aliens.

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    Record spending in the midterm elections will provide a large cash infusion for broadcasters and other media outlets, as the industry struggles in the aftermath of the recession.

  • Stocks fell Wednesday led by the tech-heavy Nasdaq and financials as the Dow broke a five-day winning streak.  Microsoft and Bank of America fell, Alcoa jumped.

  • Stocks were lower ahead of the close Wednesday led by the tech-heavy Nasdaq as the Dow appeared ready to break a five-day winning streak.   Microsoft and Bank of America fell, Alcoa jumped.

  • Stocks added to losses on Wednesday, as stumbling technology stocks offset gains in energy and materials.  Alcoa rose and Microsoft fell.

  • Does recent action signal a return to the go-go days of Internet stocks? At least 3 are powering higher like it's 1999.

  • The tech sector is down about 7 percent this year, so when will things start picking up again? Jordan Posner, managing director and senior portfolio manager at Matrix Asset Advisors, and Mark Demos, portfolio manager at Fifth Third Asset Management, discussed their sector outlooks.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Tuesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Tuesday.

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    Earth to Skype: Forget those lofty IPO plans. If Cisco Systems or a telecom company comes knocking on your door with a multibillion dollar buyout offer, take the money and run, say institutional investors and Wall Street soothsayers. ...A report from Daily Finance.

  • With August coming to an end today, here is a look at the best and worst performing stocks within the major US averages, as of yesterday's close.

  • Stubbornly high unemployment among other economic problems and a surprisingly unpopular health care reform page will reshape the composition of the the US Congress as well as bring changes to state houses in the 2010 election. With all 435 House seats and 37 Senate seats up for grabs—thanks partly to a number of retiring incumbents—the election could very well reshape the balance of power; Republicans could take a big bite out of the Democrats' large majorities and might even gain control of one

    CNBC will track several key mid-term election contests that distill the dollars-and-cents dilemmas facing Americans as they choose new representatives, senators and governors this fall.

  • Stocks rebounded heading into the final hour of trading Wednesday, threatening to snap a four-day losing streak. The Dow was higher, finding firmer footing above 10,000.