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  • 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.

  • 'Broken market'? Why there's more trouble ahead Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 12:23 PM ET

    Prior to Tuesday's action, the mild August drop in the stock market seemed to do little actual structural damage. But signs now point to more trouble ahead.

  • 'Time running short' for 'new normal': El-Erian Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    There's about to be a new look for the "new normal," and investors ought to be prepared, according to the expert who coined the term.

  • Syria, consequences, and echoes of Donald Rumsfeld Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 10:10 AM ET
    A man looks at a Turbo Chef oven at the General Appliance & Kitchen store in Berkeley, California.

    Unintended consequences are in part to blame for volatile markets. To paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld, it's not the known unknowns that worry traders, it's the unknown unknowns.

  • Home sales suffer on higher rates: Realtors Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Signed contracts to buy existing homes faltered in July, as home buyers faced significantly higher interest rates along with rising home prices.

  • Hollywood's summer rebound, revenue up 10 percent Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 9:39 AM ET
    Scene from "Monsters University"

    Despite massive bombs at the box office, this summer had 15 movies that earned over $100 million, compared with 13 last year.

  • Morning six-pack: What we're reading Wednesday Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 8:33 AM ET
    Jamie Dimon, chairman of the board, president and CEO of JPMorgan Chase.

    Happy Wednesday...well, it is if your name isn't Jamie Dimon. Have a six-pack and find out why:

  • Bulls seek another winner in Covanta Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 6:52 AM ET
    Landfill

    Option traders are coming back to Covanta after hitting a home run in the waste-management stock earlier this year.

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