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  • Linking rates to jobs: logical or dangerous? Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 8:44 AM ET
    Mark Carney

    The Bank of England said interest rates will not be raised from their current record low until the unemployment rate is at 7 percent. But is linking the two figures a logical step or dangerous move?

  • Morning six-pack: What we're reading Tuesday Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 8:22 AM ET

    Bill Ackman may be out at JCPenney, but the Morning Six-Pack is still in. Way in. Here's what we've got:

  • 'Fully priced and then some': Market break time? Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    With profit margins increasingly stretched, some investing experts said companies will have to start putting their cash to work and expand their businesses.

  • Expectations of new euro area growth initiatives after the German elections in September are unrealistic. There is no money, and there is no political will for such measures.

  • Weak dollar? Maybe markets are believing the Fed Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 11:01 PM ET

    The falling dollar is a worry as it was initially expected to continue to rise based on the divergence in monetary policy between the Fed and the other major central banks.

  • Why the Hyperloop isn't wishful thinking Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 8:46 PM ET
    Hyperloop passenger transport capsule conceptual design sketch.

    It's not just wishful thinking to want Musk to build at least a prototype of his proposed Hyperloop. But it's the only logical way we'll see if high speed mass transportation can become a reality.

  • Here's what could get stocks moving again Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 4:04 PM ET

    We have been stuck in the 1,680-1,700 range on the S&P 500 for almost a month now and, inevitably, everyone is wondering: what will move the markets forward again?

  • Merrill Brown: A WaPo 'to do' list for Jeff Bezos Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 3:23 PM ET

    Merrill Brown is an old pro at the Internet news business. Here he lays out a list the Amazon chief needs to address to pull The Washington Post out of its rut.

  • Icahn may make a big announcement on Twitter Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 1:32 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Carl Icahn looks like he's up to something, and he could be using Twitter to tell the public what it is.

  • Private mortgage insurers back in black post-crash Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 1:26 PM ET

    Leveled by the housing crash, the private mortgage insurance industry is reaching profitability for the first time in six years.

  • Dan Loeb takes another shot at Bill Ackman Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 11:06 AM ET
    Daniel Loeb, founder and chief executive officer of Third Point LLC

    In the latest salvo in the feud among the hedge fund industry's biggest players, Dan Loeb has offered up a thinly veiled jab against archenemy Bill Ackman.

  • China growth looking more like a revival every day Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 10:07 AM ET
    China's congress

    China may be turning around for the better, but judging from some markets you might not know that.

  • 'Hindenburg Omen' hovering over Wall Street again Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 9:31 AM ET
    The Hindenburg burning.

    Jittery Wall Street traders are looking to the skies and seeing Hindenburgs. That can be a bad thing for markets.

  • Morning six-pack: What we're reading Monday Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 7:39 AM ET
    A Petsmart pet groomer combs the hair of a teacup poodle.

    Icky Monday, icky market. So go the dog days. Anyway, here's what we're reading.

  • Mom, my teacher is a zombie! Sunday, 11 Aug 2013 | 3:00 PM ET
    Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

    Zombies ... they're everywhere! Well, now they're not just eating your brains and making you run for you're life, they're also teaching math and helping you find a job.

  • Boosting the craft beer biz, a beer geek at a time Saturday, 10 Aug 2013 | 3:00 PM ET
    Drew Curtis, Will Wheaton, and Greg Koch

    "Homebrewing has always been a fundamental element of the craft brewing culture," Stone Brewing's Greg Koch said, reflecting on how the beer geek culture helps feed the industry.

  • Look what's cooking: Fast food moving upscale Saturday, 10 Aug 2013 | 1:00 PM ET
    Blaze Pizza

    With fast-casual restaurants growing at a sprint while fast-food counterparts moving at a slow jog, the latter group is entering the race to open more premium concepts.

  • End of the line: 'Love Boat' makes final voyage Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 5:34 PM ET
    The Pacific Princess, aka "The Love Boat," in 1987.

    The vessel known as the Pacific Princess but best known for its starring role in Aaron Spelling's 1970s TV comedy has made its last voyage.

  • There was a meeting of analysts in New York this week. A number of well-known strategists showed up to speak. For the most part, I am told, they were all still bullish.

  • If your hedge fund is criminal, it'd better be big Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 3:38 PM ET

    SAC Capital's special arrangement with the Justice Department will allow it to continue to trade under a criminal indictment. This isn't a deal available to ordinary mortals.

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