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  • Buffett's take on stocks as they hit new highs Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 12:22 PM ET
    Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

    Even as stocks continue to hit all-time highs, Warren Buffett said "they're in a zone of reasonableness."

  • Was Jack Welch right? Jobs numbers under fire Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 12:17 PM ET

    Should the controversy over the September 2012 report go full-blown, it could shake the government's data-gathering operations at their foundation.

  • Game of Thrones: America's best restroom is... Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 11:09 AM ET
    Best restroom in America: The Varsity Theater in Minneapolis

    Restrooms are marketing tools. Everyone notices a great restroom, because it's an oddity, which is strange, considering the time we spend there.

  • Twitter makes a push for holiday ad dollars Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 10:47 AM ET

    The company unveiled the results of a new survey of 1,000 adults conducted in partnership with DB5 Research, on Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping.

  • NYSE-Euronext integration right on track: ICE Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 9:59 AM ET

    IntercontinentalExchange, which last week completed its deal for NYSE Euronext, held a teleconference this morning to update investors.

  • Watch out Tesla, here comes Cadillac's ELR Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 8:55 AM ET
    Cadillac ELR extended-range luxury hybrid.

    Cadillac's ELR and Tesla's Model S will be competing in the rarefied air of models selling for more than $75,000.

  • Stock market gyrates on Icahn, Fed speak Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 3:52 PM ET

    An issue facing a market that is at historic highs is that it is susceptible to even modest comments from market "names."

  • Larry Summers and the never-ending bubble economy Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 2:07 PM ET
    Lawrence Summers

    In a speech to the International Monetary Fund, Larry Summers raises the possibility that we might be stuck in a permanent economic slump.

  • Bitcoin goes to Washington, and Brooklyn Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 11:44 AM ET
    A 25-bitcoin piece

    It will be a dose of reality for virtual currencies. With growing investor and consumer interest, lawmakers are holding a hearing to find out more.

  • Somebody tell Jared: This Subway takes bitcoins Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 10:54 AM ET
    A customer makes a purchase using bitcoins.

    It only takes a little bitcoin to enjoy a big sandwich at one Subway location. An Allentown, Pa. shop has made history by accepting bitcoins.

  • Why you shouldn't wait on frequent flier awards Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 10:32 AM ET

    United and Delta this month raised the number of miles needed to score certain flights, leaving fliers to wonder which carrier will be next. NBC News reports.

  • Big numbers--and talk of bubbles--dominate market Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 9:55 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The season of big round numbers--as in, 16,000 on the Dow, 1,800 on the S&P 500 and 4,000 on the NASDAQ--is upon us. Are we overbought?

  • Private equity looking at all things that crumble Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 3:18 PM ET
    Bridge collapse on I-5 near Mount Vernon, Wash., May 23, 2013

    Large asset managers are heralding infrastructure investing given crumbling pipes, ports and power plants--and broke governments.

  • Yet another magazine eyes the auction block Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 12:46 PM ET
    Cover of Forbes magazine

    Following the sale of The Washington Post, yet another big publishing brand name is looking to put itself on the block.

  • Beer in baggage claim tops off airport revenues Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    Passengers sampling liquor at the Liquor Library at baggage claim at McCarren International Airport in Las Vegas.

    Passengers are spending more at airports, due in part to unique offerings. In 2012 travelers spent $630 million on retail items in U.S. terminals.

  • 'Obamacare Rally'? It's as good a reason as any Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 12:18 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks are showing virtually no signs of fear that the Affordable Healthcare Act's dismal debut may have more widespread repercussions.

  • New investor fear: Missing speeding train of rally Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 10:02 AM ET

    Is there a big reason to sell stocks? Not right now. Everyone is more scared of missing the upside.

  • In his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Warren Buffett says he did some "dumb things in investments" last year, while defending Berkshire's "equity put" derivatives contracts.  Buffett also predicts the economy will "be in shambles throughout 2009 - and for that matter, probably well beyond - but that conclusion does not tell us whether the stock market will rise or fall."  He's still optimistic for the long-term, however, again pointing out that "our country has faced far worse travails in the past" but always "we've overcome them."  He says confidently, "America's best days lie ahead."

  • Are Steve Cohen's art sales evidence of a bubble? Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 5:53 PM ET
    Steven A. Cohen

    This week the embattled hedge fund manager sold $88 million worth of fine art. Does this trader know something the rest of the art market doesn't?

  • Is the Fed really driving up stock prices? Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 2:53 PM ET

    A new study from McKinsey argues that the Fed's stimulus program has had little effect on the stock market.

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