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  • Microsoft and Nokia are both dumb about phones Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 2:38 PM ET

    The acquisition of Nokia's device business by Microsoft makes sense economically but it might not do much to help Microsoft compete in the smartphone market.

  • September: A month of concerns, market worries Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 1:20 PM ET

    Struggling with threat of an attack on Syria, the market finished August lower. Was this a harbinger of things to come? Investors have much to consider during the coming weeks.

  • 'Bad breadth': 11 scary headwinds for investors Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 1:13 PM ET

    The stocks that are holding up well are the ones that interest me the most. But now investors have to work harder to find them.

  • Those crazy Bloomberg headlines might be gone soon Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 12:47 PM ET
    Bloomberg computer terminal at the NYSE.

    Anyone with a Bloomberg terminal has seen them: Those oddball headlines that can't seem to make sense to anyone. Their days, though, may be numbered.

  • Larry Summers and the closing of the Obama mind Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 11:44 AM ET
    Lawrence Summers

    The president's economic advisers uniformly support the nomination of Larry Summers as the next Fed chair.

  • Risk on: Investors ignore August declines Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 11:19 AM ET

    The 4.2 percent pullback off the Aug. 2 high came on the backs of not the riskiest sectors but rather those considered the safest.

  • Home prices push past rising rates, says report Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 9:28 AM ET

    Home prices are trending higher in part due to fewer distressed properties for sale, as rates climb on expectations the Fed will taper investments in mortgage-backed securities.

  • Morning six-pack: What we're reading Tuesday Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 8:49 AM ET

    Happy Tuesday-though-it-feels-like-a-Monday. Face it, summer's over. Deal.

  • Where's gold headed? Watch silver Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 4:17 AM ET

    Where is the gold price going? It's a simple matter of following the S. That's S for silver, not Syria. Traders who followed silver had clear warning of how gold would behave.

  • Emerging market slide: A stark reminder of risks Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 1:45 AM ET

    The most recent falls in EM stock markets remind us that these economies remain a volatile play for external investors and, far from being any sort of risk diversification investment, closely correlated with developed economy fortunes, writes Moorad Choudhry.

  • Auto leasing surges to record high Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 12:01 AM ET

    New data from Experian Automotive shows a record high of 27.6 percent of financed new vehicles purchases in the second quarter being a lease.

  • Where did earnings go? Profit outlook gets gloomy Saturday, 31 Aug 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    An earnings season that had showed so much promise quietly tailed away at the end, raising questions about corporate profitability through the end of the year.

  • What everyone gets wrong about monetary policy Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 3:29 PM ET

    We tend to think about monetary policy in terms of interest rate targets. That's a mistake. Here's a better way.

  • Traders nervous about Syria, despite Kerry speech Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 2:22 PM ET

    How nervous are traders about an attack on Syria? Look at the Dow Industrial Average as Secretary of State John Kerry spoke.

  • Billions exit bank accounts after years of inflows Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 12:32 PM ET

    Bank accounts have gotten noticeably smaller this year as investors have begun to embrace risk. Deposit balances in have fallen by $51 billion.

  • Immigration & wages: Misleading data from Denmark Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 12:21 PM ET
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent rides with a cattle rancher at the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Not quite. The Danes are too different from Americans for the study to tell us anything about our current policies.

  • 'Glass bottom jet' and other in-flight innovations Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 11:26 AM ET
    American Airlines entertainment system on new 777-300ER adds features that make it more like a smartphone or tablet.

    This year's finalists for best innovations for fliers include a dual-screen in-flight entertainment system for multitaskers and a "glass bottom jet" app.

  • Summer's over; so is the market rally Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 10:44 AM ET

    Friday is the last trading day of the month and, arguably, the last trading day of the summer. If you take the start of summer as Memorial Day, and the end of summer as today, the S&P 500 Index is basically flat for this three-month period.

  • After the crisis, new grads face rough jobs road Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 10:18 AM ET

    In a post crisis world, new college graduates are making compromises just to get their foot into the door.

  • The precarious nature of corporate profits Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 8:25 AM ET

    Those investors placing a heavy weight on price-to-earnings ratios that assume continued high profit margins are being overly simplistic.

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