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  • Earnings Wednesday from University of Phoenix parent Apollo Group could be provide a peek at what make be at stake for Washington Post’s investors in few weeks. As controversy at for-profits schools accelerates, some are taking proactive steps to weed out students most likely to dropout.

  • News Startup Ongo Gets $12 Million From Publishers Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 11:45 AM ET
    Negotiating Pay

    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.

  • Stocks Close Lower, Led by Banks; HP Rises Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 4:23 PM ET

    Stocks sank in the last half hour of trading Thursday top close near the sesssion's lows amid light volume after a batch of economic reports failed to provide traders with enough optimism to continue a September rally.  Walt Disney and GE fell, while Hewlett-Packard rose.

  • Stocks Tumble Ahead of Close; HP Rises Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 3:59 PM ET

    Stocks sank in the last half hour of trading Thursday after a batch of economic reports failed to provide traders with enough optimism to continue a September rally.  Walt Disney and GE fell, while Hewlett-Packard rose.

  • Sep. 23: Unusual Volume Leaders Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 3:25 PM ET

    What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • Stocks End Lower as Dow Breaks 5-Day Streak Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 4:52 PM ET

    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 Decline Ahead of Close, Led by Banks Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 3:55 PM ET

    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.

  • The New Short: What Steve Eisman's Betting Against Now Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 2:18 PM ET

    After making the short heard 'round the world with his bet against the subprime housing market, here's what Steve Eisman, one of the key players in "The Big Short," is betting against now.

  • Greenberg: Behind Eisman’s For-Profit Short Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 11:54 AM ET
    Steve Eisman

    As a main character in Michael Lewis’s bestseller, “The Big Short,” Eisman is best known for getting the subprime crisis right.  But at the time, his attempts to warn regulators were ignored.  This time they’re listening, especially after he capitalized on his role in the book with a report last June at an investment conference headlined, “Subprime Goes to College.”

  • August 23: Unusual Volume Leaders Monday, 23 Aug 2010 | 6:13 PM ET

    What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • Stocks to Watch: Best Buy, VMWare and More ... Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 11:20 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • August 6: Unusual Volume Leaders Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 2:42 PM ET

    What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • August 5: Unusual Volume Leaders Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 6:31 PM ET

    What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • GAO Finds For-Profit Schools Encouraged Fraud Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 3:03 PM ET

    An investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) contends that for-profit colleges encouraged fraud and engaged in deceptive and questionable marketing practices.

  • For Profit Education Gets ‘F’ Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 5:37 PM ET

    Shares of U.S. education companies fell Tuesday on fears that the government may be planning a crackdown.

  • Cisco Trips Circuit Breaker: The Details Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 4:52 PM ET

    Cisco the latest stock halted for tripping circuit breaker; another failure for our creaky trading system. Cisco has joined Citigroup, the Washington Post, Anadarko Petroleum, and Genzyme, all of which have been halted recently under new circuit breaker rules adopted by the SEC. Here's what happened...

  • Deadline for Newsweek Bids Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 4:46 PM ET
    Magazines

    Bids for Newsweek were due at 5 pm eastern Thursday into Allen & Company, which is handling the Washington Post Company's sale of the troubled weekly magazine.

  • The WPO Circuit Breaker: What Happened Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 6:14 PM ET

    The Washington Post (WPO) was the first stock that triggered the new circuit breakers. At 3:07 ET, WPO was trading at roughly $454. ...It is likely not an accident that the first circuit breaker was tripped...

  • One Stock 'Christens' the Circuit Breakers Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 5:49 PM ET

    The circuit breakers get christened. The Washington Post was the first stock that triggered the new circuit breakers. At 3:07pm ET, WPO was trading at roughly $454. Suddenly, there were three trades over $900 off the NYSE floor...

  • May 27: Unusual Volume Leaders Thursday, 27 May 2010 | 2:52 PM ET

    What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

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