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  • 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

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

  • Trading in Leap reportedly probed Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 6:39 AM ET

    Regulators are reportedly investigating unusual option activity in Leap Wireless just before its acquisition was announced by AT&T last month.

  • Nasdaq, NYSE play blame game over 'flash freeze' Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 6:38 PM ET

    Whether it was a connectivity problem or a poorly designed processor, the players must ensure that the system works.

  • Twitter hires former Ticketmaster chief Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 3:07 PM ET
    Nathan Hubbard speaks at the International Entertainment Buyers Association Conference and Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn.

    Twitter is focused on a larger commerce play on Twitter itself, and hiring Hubbard will focus on building a platform, to draw in retail partners to sell physical and digital goods.

  • Investors: Be cautious as Syria looms Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 2:27 PM ET
    A Syrian rebel tries on a gas mask seized from a Syrian army factory in the northwestern province of Idlib.

    Trouble in Syria only adds to the laundry list of problems the stock market faces as summer fades into September.

  • Is Rajaratnam really living like a prison king? Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 2:26 PM ET
    Billionaire Galleon Group hedge fund cofounder Raj Rajaratnam departs Manhattan Federal Court during his trial March 23, 2011 in New York City.

    Reports that convicted insider trader Raj Rajaratnam is living like a king in federal prison are "rubbish," according to a source. He's a sick man serving a long sentence.

  • Nissan to build self-driven cars Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    Nissan, the sixth-largest automaker in the United States, announced Tuesday it will sell a self-driven car by 2020.

  • Rajaratnam has 'manservant' in prison: NY Post Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:41 AM ET
    Raj Rajaratnam

    Imprisoned inside trader Raj Rajaratnam may be getting more inside help behind bars. The New York Post says he has an adjustable bed and balcony and a "manservant" on call.

  • Get ready for a 'massive interest rate shock' soon Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:26 AM ET

    The effects of rising rates will be profound on currencies, equity prices, real estate values and economies across the globe, one economist says.

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