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  • What Bernanke’s successor needs Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 4:48 AM ET
    Alan Greenspan

    The next Fed chairman should be someone with an open mind, a willingness to engage the staff, and a desire to cultivate expertise. The worst possible outcome would be to pick someone who shares Greenspan's inclinations, according to Simon Johnson, a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management.

  • Nasdaq takes some responsibility for 'flash freeze' Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 6:47 PM ET

    Nasdaq accepted some responsibility for the "flash freeze" — but only some. There was still some finger pointing in its latest update.

  • How private schools make public schools better Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 2:57 PM ET

    Some people think that sending your kids to private school makes you a bad person. Here's why they are totally wrong.

  • Teens on what's hot—and what's not—this fall Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 1:50 PM ET

    Trying to figure out what's cool for the back-to-school shopping season? Stop trying. These teens will break it down for you.

  • 'Flash freeze': Another cry for a back-up plan Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 12:26 PM ET

    We must establish a Financial Market Multiagency Command: a short-term, public and private sector organization that devises implementable best practices to avoid shutdown circumstances.

  • Nasdaq issues mea culpa, but not much there there Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 12:11 PM ET

    Nasdaq OMX has sent a letter to listed clients, a mixture of an update and partial mea culpa as officials continue to address the shutdown last Thursday.

  • For Fed-addled market, 'good enough' just might do Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 10:12 AM ET

    Are Thursday's U.S. economic data may be "good enough" for the Federal Reserve to taper? Judging by the reaction of the 10-year yield, the bond market seems to believe they are.

  • Forget tapering, here's the really big Fed deal Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 9:35 AM ET
    President Obama and Larry Summers in file photo.

    Focus at the Federal Reserve these days is on who the next chairman will be, but the big story may be an ideological cleansing that could last the next decade and a half.

  • Honda Odyssey sets new standard for minivan safety Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 8:56 AM ET
    2014 Honda Odyssey

    The Odyssey is the first minivan to pass rigorous safety testing administered by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

  • Morning six-pack: What we're reading Thursday Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    Demonstrators outside a Wendy's restaurant in this file photo.

    Happy Thursday ... unless, of course, you're a fast-food worker. Today you're angry and ready to tell the whole world why you should be making 15 bucks an hour.

  • Short-term traders turn to Pfizer Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 6:57 AM ET
    Pfizer

    Traders are looking to make some fast money in Pfizer now that the pharmaceutical giant has pulled back to a key support level.

  • 3 charts that explain emerging currencies rout Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 4:43 AM ET

    There's been a big change recently in the way the market values EM currencies. Here are three graphs that explain a good part of why these currencies have been falling.

  • Home values rise, but millions still drown in debt Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 12:01 AM ET
    Construction workers build a new home in Miami, Florida.

    More than three million U.S. borrowers have risen above water on their mortgages so far this year, thanks to swift home price appreciation.

  • Ford adds 1,400 workers to meet Fusion demand Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 1:12 AM ET
    A 2013 Ford Fusion

    Additional workers, and a second shift has been added at the automaker's Flat Rock assembly plant to ramp up supply.

  • No fry zone: Brace for fast-food strikes Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 7:04 PM ET
    Fast-food workers demand higher pay at a protest outside a Wendy's in New York in July.

    You want fries with that? It might not matter Thursday — fast-food workers are planning to strike in protest of their low wages.

  • Why is the Fed so sad? Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 3:19 PM ET

    The rise of the Federal Reserve in power, prestige and economic salience has not been accompanied by buoyant spirits. In fact, the Fed's workforce is demoralized.

  • Stock market rebounds as big oil bounces back Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 2:53 PM ET

    Why are stocks up? Part of the gains are clearly due to the rise in oil stocks, which are benefiting from a two-year high in oil.

  • Chart of the Day: Tiffany & Co Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 2:47 PM ET
    electronic cigarettes.

    A new way to short gold and silver.

  • Wal-Mart to give update on Bangladesh woes: report Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 1:50 PM ET

    Under scrutiny over a series of disasters at Bangladesh garment factories, Wal-Mart plans to field questions from investors at a briefing on Thursday.

  • Prepare for the crash no one is predicting Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 1:42 PM ET

    For every crash one or two visionaries emerge who called the decline. In time, we conclude that these visionaries were more lucky than prescient. This time may be different.

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