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    The dramatic crash in the value of BitCoins on the most popular exchange for trading the electronic currency-substitutes highlighted the dangers investors face when dealing in BitCoins.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

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    Most people know to ignore the e-mail overture from a Nigerian prince offering riches in exchange for a bank account number, the New York Times reports. But what if the e-mail appears to come from a colleague down the hall?

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    No one wants to see the hackers who prey on cyber security flaws profit from their actions. But given the widespread nature of the threat, investors have an opportunity to capitalize on a sector that’s only growing in importance.

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    Recent security breaches and hacker attacks have consumers worred about the safety and privacy of their personal and financial data. Here's how to protect yourself from online criminals.

  • The definition of cyber security seems to be ever evolving, but the more common definition appears to relate to the protection applied to computers and networks and the information they store/relay. Over the last few years there has been no lack of media reports regarding cyber break-ins, identity theft and more — all going a long way to highlight/identify the problem, but representing only the tip of the iceberg.The crux of the threat seems to be that our reliance on networks grows more interco

    Have a look at EarlyBird Capital analyst Alex Hamilton's list of companies that stand to gain the most from the growing demand for cyber security.

  • Code Wars: America's Cyber Threat -- See Show Details

    The nascent and growing nature of cyber attacks promises to be insulated from growing budget concerns. As a result cyber has become a buzz word and many companies will claim to have cyber as higher multiples are assumed. Analyst Alex Hamilton wades through them, offering his picks for the real players in the market.

  • Stocks closed modestly higher on Wednesday, cutting in half the losses sustained Wednesday when a commodity rout roiled global markets.

  • Stocks traded modestly higher in the final hour of trading on Thursday as a commodity rout that roiled global markets on Wednesday reversed.

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

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, May 11.

  • Stocks tumbled 1 percent after three days of gains as a hike in oil and gas inventories triggered a selloff in commodities amid worries of a slowdown in global growth.

  • Stocks pared losses but remained sharply lower after three days of gains as commodities sank, triggered by an uptick in oil and gasoline inventories against a backdrop of worries over Greek debt and the health of China's economy.

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    For better or worse, the U.S. economy is back on the top of the stock market's watch list, with the European sovereign debt crisis a close second.

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    "The idea that Congress is so dysfunctional that they can't cut their budget by more than 1% or 2%, when you contrast that to the re-pricing of the entire housing stock for the U.S., it's a complete disconnect."  ...A report from TheStreet.

  • What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, Jan. 26.

  • Stocks that have largely underperformed are expected to be this year's big gainers, said Alan Lancz, president of asset management firm Alan B. Lancz & Associates, and Howard Ward, portfolio manager of Gamco Growth Fund.

  • With the increase in advanced-tech smart phone devices, firms focusing on Internet security are going to be the big winners over the next decade, said Adam Holt, global head of software equity research at Morgan Stanley.

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    Apps and Internet connectivity are everywhere. At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, you’ll see more devices incorporating PC-like functions. And they'll be not just smartphones and set-top boxes, but TVs, digital cameras and printers as well.

  • Here are the two best plays right now on cyber security.