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  • 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.

  • Morning Six-Pack: What we're reading Friday Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 7:57 AM ET

    Happy Friday. It's a glorious pre-three-day weekend when some of us may consider an additional morning six-pack. For today, though, only one:

  • Airport dining upgraded with high-profile names Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    P.F. Chang's opening at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International.

    Airports have been upgrading their restaurant offerings to meet travelers' changing tastes. Food revenue at airports now ranks third in non-aeronautical revenue.

  • 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.

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